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Join Hedy Chang and a panel of experts for this free live webinar.
Insights & Data Tracking: Eliminating barriers to attendance and participation, Part 2
Absenteeism is the first indicator of larger issues, whether online or in a hybrid model. Join Hedy Chang, Executive Director of Attendance Works, in a discussion with expert practitioners about tracking student participation and attendance data in real-time for early identification and individualized interventions. Learn how our panel of experts leverage data to provide support for students who have not been reached, increase parent engagement and build relationships with families in order to address the root causes of low achievement and absenteeism. Attendees will walk away with strategies to improve data collection, foster a welcoming (virtual or in-person) school environment and identify students in crisis.

Jan 27, 2021 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Hedy Chang
Executive Director and President @Attendance Works
Hedy Nai-Lin Chang directs Attendance Works, a national and state level initiative aimed at advancing student success by addressing chronic absence. A skilled presenter, facilitator, researcher and writer, she co-authored the seminal report, Present, Engaged and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades, as well as numerous other articles about student attendance. Deeply committed to promoting two-generation solutions to achieving a more just and equitable society, Hedy has spent more than two decades working in the fields of family support, family economic success, education and child development. She served as a senior program officer at the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund and as co-director of California Tomorrow, a nonprofit committed to drawing strength from cultural, linguistic and racial diversity. In February 2013, Hedy was named by the White House as a Champion of Change for her commitment to furthering African American Education.
Brenda Payne
Assistant Superintendent Administrative Services @Richardson Independent School District
Assistant Superintendent Administrative Services, Brenda Payne has 32 years of progressively responsible experience with RISD. She began her career as a classroom teacher, and has also served as an elementary assistant principal, principal, and in central administrative roles in curriculum, instruction and school operations. She holds a bachelor's degree in Education from Texas Tech University, and a master's degree in Education from Texas Woman's University.
Brenda Tapp
Operations Manager - IM @School Innovations & Achievement
Brenda is a School Innovations & Achievement (SI&A) Certified Trainer with nearly 2 decades of experience in the professional development and training industry, having taught and consulted for a broad range of organizations from health care management to educational administration. Brenda is an expert in K-12 student attendance interventions, monitoring software application activity and performance for more than 40 school district accounts across the United States. Brenda’s teaching and management style is encouraging, positive, and makes difficult concepts easy to understand, ensuring her students are able to successfully retain and apply their newly found skills. She has been recognized for her outstanding customer care and awarded for her exceptional communication skills.