October is “National Dropout Prevention Month”

The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network founded October as “National Dropout Prevention Month” and actively promotes solutions to increase graduation rates. The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network is the most accessed resource in the world for dropout prevention, recovery, and reentry resources.

EdisonLearning is a proud supporter of NDPC, and Thom Jackson serves on its Board of Directors.  EdisonLearning will also sponsor NDPC’s new website, which will be the premier clearinghouse for research, best practices, model programs, and networking opportunities for practitioners, policymakers, administrators, researchers and others who work with at-risk youth.

This week, EdisonLearning is playing an active role this week in raising awareness of the dropout crisis with the “Don’t Let Them Drop” art installation at NDPC’s national conference in Detroit.

In addition, EdisonLearning, CAOLA, and Global Learning Models held a session on Monday entitled: “Engaging Non-Traditional Students Through Project-Based Learning.” This session outlined how teaching and learning strategies, enhanced by interactive Project-Based Curriculum, are transforming the non-traditional learner experience.

Attendees had the opportunity to create their own mini-mastery project to better comprehend the non-traditional student’s attainment of critical thinking and analytical skills that lead to sustained success; by utilizing the project-based curriculum developed by EdisonLearning, Global Learning Models, and the Capital Area Immediate Unit’s online program - CAOLA.