PHASE 4 Learning Center is honored to have been represented by our own Dr. William Dickinson, Director of Compliance and Operations, and Mr. Julian Dorsey, Harrisburg Site Director, at Center for Schools and Communities Preparing Students for Lifelong Academic and Social Success: 2016 Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth Conference, held August 1-3, 2016 at the Hilton Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA. Dr. Dickinson and Mr. Dorsey presented a workshop entitled “Reconnecting Kids.”
A great deal of education focuses on teachers and administrators making connections with students. As educators, we must make positive connections with our students in order to have effective and sustainable change in their approach to education. This workshop looked at different ways to connect with students — especially through partnerships with community agencies and through academic and artistic projects — thereby helping students make positive changes in their lives, in and out of the classroom.
As president Theodore Roosevelt said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”