CA Transition Alliance Trainings


September 29, 2022

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Day One Agenda

29th September, 2022

Time Session
10:00am-12:00

Understanding the Pathway to an Alternative Diploma- Sue Sawyer, CATA president

Session 1: High School Diplomas for All Students

Sue Sawyer, President of the Alliance and National Leader in Transition will be the lead presenter. This session will explore strategies local education agencies can implement to ensure all students can earn a high school diploma. California has multiple existing pathways to a diploma. Learn how to ensure students take the first step to college and career readiness- earning the diploma. Explore the Alternative Diploma Pathway for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

1:00 to 4:00

The Resilience Breakthrough - Christian Moore Founder of WHY TRY

Session 2: WHY TRY
Document Link: Click here

Christian Moore, LCSW, author of The Resilience Breakthrough, creator of the Why Try Program, and a passionate advocate for youth will be the lead presenter. He will share the latest materials and successes of WHY Try and the huge need for youth and others today to navigate the world after pandemic and beyond. He understands the challenges students face. He had a troubled home life, and he struggled in school. He was diagnosed with severe learning disabilities, and was advised that college was probably not an option.

Christian turned his personal insights into the Why Try Program, a proven model, based on his strategies and best practices in education. Today, Why Try is used by over 30k organizations, motivating over 2 million kids to show up, pay attention, and to TRY in life.

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