September 01, 2011

Risky Business 2011

We invite you to join the nearly 400 educators from across the state who annually attend Iowa’s largest one-day student at-risk conference. Risky Business XXIV will address issues facing educators who serve at-risk students, and diverse learners in at-risk programs and alternative schools. An outstanding morning keynote along with an additional 30 breakout presentations will be available this year!

Who should attend. . . .                         
Teachers, counselors, administrators, social workers, consultants, school board members, parents, business leaders, community members, and legislators who have an interest in at-risk youth, diverse learners, and alternative education and the building of quality educational programs.

WHEN:  Friday, October 21, 2011

WHERE: The Meadows Events & Conference Center   
at Prairie Meadows
One Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, IA 50009

All sessions 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM          
Check-in and pick up materials:
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Pre-register by mail or fax prior to October 17 by completing this form Registration the day of the conference 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM on space available basis. Pre-registration highly recommended.

$75.00 fee per participant includes lunch, breaks, and all conference activities.

Click HERE for printable registration form!

Meet Our Keynoter

Educator, Author, Motivational Speaker, Trainer and Consultant

Franklin Schargel, a native of Brooklyn, New York now residing in Albuquerque, NM, is a graduate of the University of the City of New York. Franklin holds two Masters Degrees: one in Secondary Education from City University and a degree from Pace University in School Administration and Supervision. His career spans thirty-three years of classroom teaching, school counseling and eight years of school supervision and administration.

As a school administrator, he successfully reduced the dropout rate of an all-minority, Title One School from 21.9% to 2.1%, increased family involvement 1440% in nine months, sent 72.1% of the first generation high school graduates to post-secondary school and raised $5 million dollars for the school.

The 15 strategies developed by the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University in association with Mr. Schargel, have been recognized by the National Education Goals Panel and the United States Department of Education as “the most effective strategies to help solve our school dropout problem”.

He was awarded the Crystal Star Award in 2005 presented by the National Dropout Prevention Center for “Excellence in Dropout Recovery, Intervention and Prevention”.

Today as president of his training firm, The Schargel Consulting Group, Franklin has presented countless workshops for educational, community and business groups throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Latin America. His workshops are designed to show people how to transform their educational systems into World Class Educational Organizations. The workshops are for administrators, teachers, students, parents, business leaders, policy makers and anyone else interested in building globally competitive schools.

Franklin is the author of eleven well-received books including: From At-Risk to Academic Excellence: What Successful Leaders Do, Creating School Cultures That Embrace Learning, 162 Keys to School Academic Achievement and Best Practices for Educators of At-Risk Students.
His practical, humorous, impassioned and hands-on workshops have been called “outstanding.” The United States Department of Education, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, National Public Radio, Public Broadcasting System and the New York Times have all recognized his work. In addition to his keynote, Franklin will do two breakout sessions.

Some Concurrent Sessions Including
·       Parents Supporting Schools
·       New Assessment Strategies
·       Successful Classroom Strategies
·       Transition from School to Work
·       Mental Health Issues
·       Teacher and Student Resiliency
·       Technology and Online Education
·       Cultural and Diversity Issues
·       IAAE Services and Updates
·       Administrative Round Table
·       Drug & Alcohol Issues
·       Charter Schools
·       Bullying and Mediation
·       Dept. of Ed. Information and Updates
·       Student Motivation and Reengagement
·       Poverty and Homeless Youth
·       DATA Teams in Schools
·       At Risk Program Guidelines
·       Improving School Climate
·       Funding and Resource Issues
         And Much, Much, More……

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