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Powerful Peer Programs: Making Meaningful Memories
This presentation will consider how to build peer mentor programs at your school. Peer programs are an exciting and effective means to provide positive academic and social role models. Peer programs are also a great way to provide students with the best possible educational opportunities that increase outcomes for all students. Learn about developing a program that prepares students for their future and promotes a culture of acceptance and advocacy for all students.
As a result of this acivity, participants will be able to build peer programs through:
- Developing a clear vision and mission.
- Locating resources.
- Recruiting and training teachers.
- Recruiting and training peers.
- Implementing and monitoring peer support.
About the Presenter
Angela Weary-Crooks is one of Hillsborough County Public Schools’ exceptional student education district resource teachers for students with disabilities (ESE DRT). During her tenure as an educator, she has been afforded the opportunity of being an ESE teacher, model/mentor teacher, ESE specialist, and a district trainer. Additionally, Angela has worked with students in pre-K through adult age within the full continuum of services. As an ESE DRT, she is responsible for providing training, instructional leadership, and curriculum support through modeling, collaborating, and coaching for teachers, paraprofessionals, and other staff who provide services to ESE students.