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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

McKinney-Vento 102: Support for School Success and Special Populations
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1765847925102717185

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


Case-by-Case: Processing McKinney-Vento Scenarios
Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2442769956161952002

Description: You know the basics of the law and you understand the definition of homeless as used by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; but you're having difficulty processing issues when they occur. The law is complex, individual situations can become tangled, and understanding the nuances of each case can be overwhelming. This webinar will give attendees step-by-step tools for how to process scenarios.

In this interactive NCHE webinar, presenters will introduce a process for working through homeless education scenarios, and experienced local liaisons will describe how they would process sample scenarios. Then, webinar attendees will have the opportunity to think through several sample scenarios, as well. This webinar will provide participants with the tools needed to evaluate each situation on its own merits.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through interactive polls and discussion periods.

Presenters:
NCHE Staff
Christine Craft, Local Homeless Education Liaison, Henderson County (NC)
Michelle Mozingo, Local Homeless Education Liaison, Wake County (NC)
Pamela Story, Local Homeless Education Liaison, Cumberland County (NC)


Collaborating for Student Success: McKinney-Vento and Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs
Monday, June 1, 2015 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1957761083749408513

Description: Both the McKinney-Vento Act and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) require collaboration to coordinate services for youth. Unfortunately, school personnel are often unaware of RHYA services, and RHYA staff may not understand the educational rights and services required by McKinney-Vento. This webinar will include staff from local McKinney-Vento and RHYA programs who are successfully collaborating to serve homeless students. Presenters will discuss how they work together and the barriers they have had to overcome. Helpful strategies will be shared for those considering creating a new partnership as well as those who are already working together. Participants will have multiple opportunities to ask questions of the presenters.

Presenters:
NCHE Staff
Erin J. Kelly, Program Director, Runaway and Homeless Youth Service Continuum (Manchester, NH)
Jocelyne Pinsonneault, Homeless Liaison/Parent Involvement Coordinator, Manchester School District (NH)
Heather Prince, Director of Adolescent Services, SMA Behavioral Health Services, Inc. (Daytona Beach, FL)
Pam Woods, District Homeless Education Liaison, Volusia County Schools (FL)


Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3225163738438872578

Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE staff will review the main points of the McKinney-Vento Act referring to the education of unaccompanied students experiencing homelessness. Presenters also will highlight important provisions of other federal laws dealing with the education of unaccompanied students, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through interactive polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


McKinney-Vento 101: School Access and Stability under the McKinney-Vento Act
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6995022972710786562

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
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/948771148902551809

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
Friday, July 17, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6935110584840639489

Description: In this 45-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 describe a concept included in the McKinney-Vento Act's 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


Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services
Monday, July 27, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1920672357647303937

Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE staff will discuss the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless, including categories such as doubled-up, awaiting foster care placement, unaccompanied youth, and substandard housing. Presenters also will recommend guiding principles to use when determining McKinney-Vento eligibility. Participants will be invited to discuss scenarios to apply the knowledge presented during the webinar.

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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