2017 Consortium Retreat

December 13th-15th, 2017

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Day 1: Thursday, December 14th

7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast

Join us for breakfast in the hotel lobby.
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8:30 - 8:45 AM Travel to the New Orleans Youth Study Center

We will meet in the hotel lobby and travel there together. Our ongoing sessions will be held in the training center.


Address: 1100 Milton Street, New Orleans, LA 70122

8:50 - 9:50 AM Welcome!

1. Welcome/Icebreakers


2. Introduction of This Year’s Theme: Integrating Racial Justice into the Fabric of Our Work


9:50 - 12:00 PM Travis Hill School Site Visits

You will have the option to spend the morning visiting one of our Travis Hill School campuses.


Travis Hill School at the New Orleans Youth Study Center

1100 Milton Street, New Orleans, LA


Travis Hill School at the Orleans Justice Center

2800 Milton Street, New Orleans, LA


Your visit will include a facility tour, brief classroom observations, participation in a student focus group, and discussions with facility and school team members.

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch

We will have a joint lunch with the Travis Hill School teams at in the training center at the New Orleans Youth Study Center.


Address: 1100 Milton Street, New Orleans, LA

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1:00 - 1:10 PM Break

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1:10 - 2:10 PM Concurrent Sessions

Session A: PostSecondary or Bust


  • CLEP, CTE and Beyond--Where do we go next?
  • Click HERE to view the presentations and resources
  • Click HERE for the Blueprints for change page on postseconday



Session B: Breaking Thru The Technology Access Barrier


  • Click HERE to view the presentation.

2:15 - 3:15 PM Our Work Through the Lens of Racial Justice

Session A: CEEAS Spring & Summer Initiatives


  • We are Witnesses, Too (with the Marshall Project)
  • Click HERE to view the Marshall Project We are Witnesses videos
  • Locking up Our Own, by James Forman
  • Click HERE to read about the book



Session B: Building Cultural Competency Through Teacher Recruiting and Development


3:15 - 3:30 PM Break

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3:30 - 4:45 PM Consultancies: Sharing Challenges and Brainstorm Solutions

Click HERE for the consultancy groupings

4:45 - 6:30 PM On Your Own!

This time is yours to do as you please. We will travel back to the hotel together and this time is yours from there. Enjoy the city with colleagues or take some time for yourself.

6:30 - 8:30 PM Dinner & Gift Exchange

We'll enjoy a few hours together over dinner. Please remember to bring your gift for the gift exchange.


We will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30

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Day 2: Friday, December 15th

8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast

Breakfast will be served in the hotel lobby again this morning.
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8:30 AM Leave for Youth Study Center

Address: 1100 Milton Street, New Orleans, LA

8:45 - 9:15 AM Starting the Day

We will reflect together on our time together yesterday and the theme of Integrating Racial Justice into the Fabric of Our Work.


Step 1: Take a few minutes to read through the information below. This will help us establish an common understanding and use a common language to discuss racism.


Racism: A system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call "race").

  • Unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities
  • Unfairly advantages other individuals and communities
  • Saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources


*Definitions are based on the work of Camala Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.P.H, PhD


Institutionalized Racism: Differential access to the goods, services, and opportunities of society, by "race"

  • Housing, education, employment, income
  • Medical facilities
  • Clean environment
  • Information, resources, voice


Personally-mediated Racism: Differential assumptions about the abilities, motives, and intents of others, by "race" and differential actions based on those assumptions

  • Predjudice
  • Discrimination


Internalized Racism: Acceptance by the stigmatized "races" of negative messages about our own abilities and intrinsic worth that results in accepting limitations to our full humanity.

  • Self-devaluation
  • "White man's ice is colder" syndrome
  • Resignation, hopelessness


Step 2: Take 2 minutes to gather your thoughts on how racism (institutional, personal-mediated or internalized) shows up in the organization you lead.


Step 3: Share your thoughts.

9:15 - 10:15 AM Integrating Racial Justice into the Fabric of Our Work

Abolishing School Suspensions with Restorative Practices (Travis Hill School)



Involving Community/Stakeholders in the Life of the School


  • Click HERE to see the presentation

Murals by New Orleans native Brandon "BMike" Odums.

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10:15 - 11:15 AM Concurrent Sessions

Session A: Improving transition back to school and community


  • Improving the hand-off & Solidifying Support and Troubleshooting
  • Click HERE to view presentation and resources
  • Click HERE for the Blueprints for Change on transitions



Session B: Rolling out Google Suites for Education


  • Google Suites and Chromebooks
  • Click HERE to view the presentation

11:15 - 11:30 AM Break

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11:30 - 12:30 AM Making Data Work...especially in our settings!

  • Morning Arrival Memo at the Travis Hill School @ the Orleans Justice Center

  • School-Wide Behavior Data at the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center School

  • Learning Walks in New York City's District 79

12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch

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1:30 - 2:00 PM Racial Justice Commitment and Call to Action

  1. Watch the video, Are you racist? 'No' isn't a good enough answer.
  2. Read through Integrating Racial Justice into the Fabric of Our Work: A Call to Action and review the Western States Center's Racial Justice Assessment Tool.
  3. Upon reflection, identify one priority area that you pledge to work on over the next 12 months to the benefit of the young people we serve and is anti-racist.
  4. Record on your index card.
  5. Share with the group.
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2:00 - 2:30 PM Closing

  • Next Steps
  • Our Time Together
  • Circle Up
https://youtu.be/DiD8TXAhhys

The Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings

OUR PURPOSE IS TO MAXIMIZE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCHOOLS WITHIN JUVENILE JUSTICE FACILITIES.