Janice Delagrammatikas is presently Principal of The Come Back Kids Charter with Riverside County Office of Education. Come Back Kids is an independent study drop-out recovery charter school serving students age 16-23 at 23 sites throughout Riverside County. Janice also serves as a cadre member for the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leaders (TICAL) and is a certified teacher for the Leading Edge for Administrators Course. She earned a B.A from Cal State Fullerton and M.A. in Public Policy from Rutgers University. She is a Leading Edge Certified Administrator and her interests include using technology to make learning more engaging, collaborative, and relevant for teachers and students. Recently, her focus has been on developing innovative practices that adapt interventions and co-curricular activities to meet the needs of independent study students. Janice is the co-author of two articles about providing Social-emotional learning in an online/blended format to independent study students. She also regularly contributes to TBLOGICAL, a blog about education and technology. Janice lives in Riverside with her husband and enjoys her free time riding horses, kayaking, and playing with grandchildren.
Operations Economic and Workforce Development Values and Decisions: A Blended Learning Approach Faced with the urgent need to address the social emotional learning (SEL) needs of our students, Come Back Kids (CBK) has developed a unique comprehensive strategy for addressing those concerns served in an independent study setting. CBK is a dropout recovery and prevention charter school operated by the Riverside County Office of Education. Over 90% of our students are between the ages of 18 and 24 and virtually all have experienced multiple educational, social, and emotional challenges that have affected their educational success. Our goal was to provide a Tier one intervention that would improve retention and graduation rates as well as develop social capital with adult students and staff. The development of the Values and Decisions Course in the on-line learning platform, blended learning model was the result. Values and Decisions is a two-semester elective course comprised of ten online learning modules. It is a school-wide intervention funded in our LCAP addressing State Priorities: Student Engagement, School Climate, and other Student Outcomes. Our staff is evaluating the effects of student growth from pre/post surveys and comparing student attendance rates, retention rates, and enrollment in advanced courses by students who have completed the Values and Decisions on-line SEL course.
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