Session information

Date: *

March 8, 2018
Room: *North Pavilion 5
Time: *1:30 pm-2:30 pm



Session Type:

Concurrent 1-hour

Levels: Secondary
Audiences: Instructors/Teachers


Building a Cooperative Education Program and Motivating At-Risk Youth


Different strategies for motivating at-risk youth in the academic environment as well as the work force will be presented. Tools will be shared to reach the hardest to reach students due to the struggles which they are having in their personal lives. The purpose of a cooperative learning environment is to collaboratively work with the stakeholders in the community to educate and motivate the "whole" student. Data will be shared regarding the success of the program, as well as student artifacts and provide different avenues in which to reach the community in order to get involved in the program.


Karen Tobin, Dream Academy - Elgin School District, Aurora
Harry Boland, Dream Academy - Elgin School District, Elgin

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