NCSE offers online training in truancy reduction through its partner, Elevate Consulting Services and their Partnership University. The course, Truancy and Dropout: Mending Cracks in the Graduation Pipeline, helps professionals learn how to nip unexcused absence in the bud, identify the causes of attendance problems, and re-engage, rather than further alienate vulnerable children and their families. Educators learn how other communities are successfully tackling their attendance and dropout problems, receive guidance in researching their own state laws and regulations and begin thinking about ways to evaluate their efforts. Click here to learn more about this course.
The Partnership University is also home to a wide range of online course offerings and professional development resources, from short courses for paraprofessionals to comprehensive and rigorous courses for professionals:
The Youth Development Institute (YDI)
YDI provides entry-level youth workers with easily accessible, quality online training in working with youth. YDI offers 20 one to two hour courses on topics such as cultural competency, working with girls, adolescent development, inclusion of youth with special needs, and more. The course, “Mitigating Summer Learning Loss” was just added. Click here for the full list of offerings.
Getting Serious: A Best Practice Approach to Bullying Prevention
This course provides an overview of bullying concepts and trends, highlights the links between school climate and bullying, and introduces best practices in bullying prevention. The course also provides information on bullying of specific populations: lesbian and gay youth, transgender youth, and youth who are members of minority religious groups. Click here to learn more about this bullying prevention course.
Build Capacity Colorado: Capacity Building Toolkits
There are two online toolkits to support organizations in their efforts to build their management capacity and strengthen their governance. Click here to learn more information about the toolkits.
New! A Parent’s Guide to Bullying Prevention
This interactive guide on the topics of bullying prevention is part of Parent University. Parent University provides information, tips, and tools that guide parents in effectively supporting their children. A Parent’s Guide to Bullying Prevention is the first course in the series. More will be launched in 2013-2014. Parents will learn how to support a child who is the target of bullying, bullies others, or is a witness to bullying. The tutorial includes:
- An overview of key terms and concepts;
- Tips on understanding a child’s natural termperament (and how that temperament may predispose a child to victimization);
- Strategies for working with children who are either the target of bullying, bully others, or bystanders
- Guidance on communicating with a school/teacher about bullying
Click here to learn more information about the Parent’s Guide to Bullying Prevention