The 2015 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities will feature more than 50 presentations emphasizing strategies that work with native students who are at risk of dropping out of school before high school graduation. The forum, “Building Engaging Educational Communities for Native Students,” will be held April 26-29 in Prior Lake.
Dr. Sandra J. Fox, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Indian Education Association, is the forum’s keynote speaker. Other speakers include Bill Mendoza, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, Rev. Dr. Michael Oleksa, and Dr. Sigmund A. Boloz.
Conference strands are:
- addressing the opportunity gap
- instructional strategies to increase learning
- behavioral supports
- family and community engagement
- school climate: safety and student wellness
- service-learning and restorative justice
- digital communication and engagement
- reengagement and recovery strategies
- culture and language