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Check & Connect Student Engagement Intervention | Institute on Community Integration
Institute on Community Integration CEHD

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Scaling Impact: Integrated Student Supports (ISS) and Check & Connect

Friday, October 13, 2017 • 9:45am


Is your organization considering or currently implementing Check & Connect, but unsure how Check & Connect may fit into your current model of support? Or perhaps considering how to implement Check & Connect on a larger scale? This session will take a deep dive into Communities In Schools of North Carolina’s efforts to “scale-up” the implementation of Check & Connect – starting as a small pilot project and moving to its current form: a state-wide implementation. In this session, you will learn why and how Communities In Schools of North Carolina has decided to implement Check & Connect as part of the CIS Model, the successes and challenges of implementing Check & Connect at a local and state-wide level, and how a strong partnership with UMN’s Institute on Community Integration is necessary for successful implementation.

Presented by Communities In Schools - North CarolinaSystemwide Application Track

Collin McColskey-Leary

Collin McColskey-Leary is the Director of Research and Implementation at Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC). In this role, he leads data collection and research efforts, as well as initiatives to increase the fidelity of implementation of the CIS Model and interventions implemented as part of the CIS Model. He has spent much of his career researching and evaluating programs and interventions serving at-risk students and youth and translating learning into practice.  Through these experiences, Collin has recognized the importance of ensuring practitioners are using effective programs and interventions to address student needs and achieve impact.

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