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Live, Interactive Group Online Training

live, interactive group trainingLive, interactive group online training allows you to review training materials in a group setting, with opportunities to ask questions and interact with others. Live, interactive group trainings take place on a designated date at a designated time.

About NCHE Webinars

NCHE hosts webinars regularly so that participants can train from the comfort of their office, without the expense and logistical issues that can accompany face-to-face training. NCHE webinars focus on issues related to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. During NCHE webinars, presenters explain important concepts, while also giving participants the opportunity to ask questions and interact with each other.

NCHE Webinar Participation: Equipment/Technology Needed

To participate in a NCHE webinar, you must have a computer with internet access. You can connect to webinar audio by calling into the conference call number provided once you register or via your computer speakers and microphone. Those connecting to audio via telephone can ask questions via the questions pane or over the phone. Those connecting to audio via computer speakers and microphone can only ask questions via the questions pane. If you call in using your phone, the cost of the webinar is that of the long distance phone call (usually around $5-10, but varies according to your long distance carrier and plan).

To register, please click on the hyperlink in the Registration column in the table below for the webinar in which you wish to participate and follow the instructions provided.

Register for a NCHE Webinar

Back-to-School Checklist for Local Homeless Education Liaisons
Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:00 - 3:15 pm ET (Please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/259956666

Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE staff and local liaison panelists from across the country will review strategies for starting the school year off right, including:
  • developing a to-do list to ensure that essential tasks are accomplished,
  • re-establishing cross-program connections and community partnerships, and
  • exploring useful resources specific to helping local liaisons in their work.
Attendees also will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through interactive polls and discussion periods. NCHE invites you to learn more about how to manage the busy back-to-school time efficiently and effectively.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


McKinney-Vento 101: School Access and Stability under the McKinney-Vento Act
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET (Please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/775162570

Description: In this NCHE webinar, which serves as Part 1 in a 2-part webinar series, NCHE staff members provide an overview of important foundational concepts outlined in the McKinney-Vento Act. Specifically, the webinar will explore:
  • The role of the local homeless education liaison
  • Determining eligibility for McKinney-Vento rights and services
  • A homeless student's right to school selection
  • The immediate school enrollment of homeless students
  • The provision of school of origin and comparable transportation
  • The resolution of disputes
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through interactive polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


McKinney-Vento 102: Support for School Success and Special Populations
Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET (Please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/409713538

Description: In this NCHE Webinar, which serves as Part 2 in a 2-part Webinar series, NCHE staff members provide an overview of important foundational concepts outlined in the McKinney-Vento Act and related federal laws. Specifically, the Webinar will explore:
  • Support for school success available to homeless children and youth through federal programs other than the McKinney-Vento Act, including:
    - Title I, Part A
    - Special Education under IDEA
    - School meals under the Child Nutrition Act, and
  • Support for special populations under the McKinney-Vento Act, including:
    - Young homeless children
    - Unaccompanied homeless youth
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through interactive polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


NCHE Coffee Break: Understanding Doubled-Up
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 2:00 - 2:45 pm ET (Please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/145489722

Description: In this 30-minute coffee break, participants will join presenters from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) in an exploration of the issue of doubling-up. Doubled-up is the informal wording used to described a concept included in the McKinney-Vento Actís definition of homeless. It refers to shared living arrangements, some of which may be considered homeless, while others may not be, depending on various factors. In this session, designed to provide professional development in a convenient and interactive online format, participants will explore some of these factors in greater detail and have the opportunity to ask questions about concepts covered throughout the session.

Presenters: NCHE Staff



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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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