On-Demand Webinars

To support the implementation of school climate frameworks and research-based practices, we have created the web-based resources.


The content below is designed to provide an overview of concepts, challenges and barriers, recommendations for practice, tools and resources for further learning. They may be viewed independently (e.g. self-directed learning) or as a team for planning or internal professional development purposes. Webinars are grouped into five categories representing key focus areas: Restorative Practices, Chronic Absenteeism, Trauma-Informed Approaches, Data-Based Decision Making and Grant Information.


Session descriptions, speaker/presenter information, and dates are described for each webinar. Handouts or materials included in the presentation are available to download.


Click on a topic below to learn more – and don’t forget to check our upcoming events to register for future offerings!

Chronic Absenteeism

November 1, 2019 Webinar

Using Data to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

Sarah Jonas, Executive Director and Sarah Peterson, Director of Research and Development, Office of Community Schools at NYCDOE

Eight million students are chronically absent nationwide – meaning they miss a month or more of school a year. In this webinar, participations will learn about the negative impact of chronic absenteeism on academic achievement within the context of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and will review a toolkit of strategies for using data to reduce chronic absenteeism in a school or district.  Participants will also learn how to lead a weekly attendance meeting for best results.

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December 13, 2019 Webinar

Strategies for Reducing Chronic Absenteeism

Sarah Jonas, Executive Director and Sarah Peterson, Director of Research and Development, Office of Community Schools at NYCDOE

Schools know that good attendance (>95%) leads to student success in school and in life.  In this webinar, participants will learn about evidenced-based practices, including mentoring, for reducing chronic absenteeism in a school or district. Strategies and tools for family engagement and community partnerships will be provided.

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