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Professional Development Planning

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The Get Focused...Stay Focused National Center for Research and Support provides the structure to accomplish the vital role of professional development and technical support for this school-wide, high school/college reform effort.

The long-range plan of the Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Program is to continue to develop time- and cost-efficient professional development services and resources for instructors of the 9th grade DEFT course and 10th through college.

Included will be:

  1. Online videos
  2. Digital training materials
  3. Webinars

Using the latest technology, the plan is to create e-books and online instructional manuals, course videos, and face-to-face institutes that can be easily replicated in other areas of the state and country.

Proposed Regional Focus on Freshman Conferences:

If your state would like to replicate a Regional Focus on Freshmen conference in your area, please call Tanja Easson at Academic Innovations, (800) 967-8016.

Partners or collaborators
Foundation for California Community Colleges
George Washington University’s Freshman Transition Initiative
California Community College Chancellor's Task Force on Student Success
Academic Innovations LLC
UCSB Graduate School of Education California Dropout Research Project
UC Educational Evaluation Center, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Eastern Oregon University’s College of Education
California SB1070 Coordinators from select regions
Santa Barbara Foundation
Santa Barbara City College Dual Enrollment Department
Carpinteria and Santa Barbara Unified School Districts
Santa Barbara County Office of Education’s Partners in Education