Franklin Schargel is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and educational consultant. He has presented over 200 workshops for educational, community, and business groups throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Latin America. His workshops are designed for administrators, teachers, students, parents, business leaders, policymakers, and all those interested in safe schools, raising graduation rates, lowering dropout rates and narrowing the educational achievement gap.
Mr. Schargel’s career spans thirty-three years of high school classroom teaching, school counseling and eight years of school supervision and administration. Franklin’s success in dramatically enhancing the learning process in his inner-city school, expanding parental involvement, increasing postsecondary school attendance, and significantly lowering the students’ dropout rate has been well documented in 25 books, 55 newspaper and magazine articles and 5 internationally released videos (including a PBS special). The United States Department of Education, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, National Public Radio, Public Broadcasting System and the New York Times have recognized his work.
He is the author of 13 best-selling books. His books deal with at-risk learners, dropout prevention, educational leadership, school culture and high performing classrooms. His international publisher, Routledge is a division of the Taylor and Francis Group. The titles of his books include: The Dropout Prevention Fieldbook, From At-Risk to Academic Excellence: What Successful Leaders Do; Creating School Cultures That Embrace Learning: What Successful Leaders Do; Strategies to Help Solve Our School Dropout Problem; Dropout Prevention Tools; Helping Students Graduate; Best Practices to Help At-Risk Learners; 152 Ways to Keep Student in School: Effective, Easy-to Implement Tips for Teachers; and Transforming Education Through Total Quality Management: A Practitioner’s Guide. He has written more than 100 articles published in leading educational journals and business magazines. Video portions of his presentations are on YouTube.
In addition, the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University presented him with its Crystal Star Award and the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention honored Mr. Schargel with its “Program of the Year Award”. Mr. Schargel was among the nine, globally nominated individuals for the Brock International Prize in Education for his work in dropout prevention and positively impacting alternative education.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Wed, Oct 26, 2022 Grand Ballroom
Preventing Mass School Shootings: What Uvalde Has Taught UsMention Uvalde, Texas, Sandy Hook, Connecticut or Columbine, Colorado to most people and they will probably think of a mass school shooting. These locations will go down in history as scenes of mass school shootings. If there was a mass school shooting in your city or state, how would that impact our region’s reputation, employment prospects, or attracting new companies and people who might want to move here?
For parents, educators and students, school safety is of paramount importance. Educators, parents & students want, need, and deserve a safe learning environment. Recent headlines of school shootings, violence, bullying and youth suicide have shown the vulnerability of schools. School violence needs to be prevented. In order to do so, all stakeholders must actively take steps to prevent its occurrence.
- Participants will be able to give at least 5 examples of potential locations of school violence in their location.
- Participants will demonstrate their understanding of at least 5 actions students can use to prevent school violence.
- Attendees will be able to pass the Violence Prevention Quiz (handout)
- Attendees will be able to identify the root causes of School Violence.
- Attendees will be able to create their own Violence Prevention Plan for their own community, school, or district.
- Participants will be able to identify steps parents can use to stop potential school violence.
- Attendees will be able to recognize what steps parents can take to prevent school violence.