The College/Career Affinity Group presents promising practices and research in college access, persistency, completion and career preparation.
Calls are on a monthly basis and are about one hour long. Presentations, transcripts and audio from each call are below, in addition to:
College Access Affinity Group Calls and Resources
Jun 25, 2015Part IIPivot Points in College Readiness Voices From the Field
Jun 16, 2015Delaware Goes to College
Presentation: This presentation examines Delaware's College and Career Strategies
Jun 4, 2015The Power of Award Letter Review and Data Analysis
Presentation: Join with uAspire, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Spring Branch ISD and YES Prep Public Schools to learn more about the purpose, key strategies, and research-based impact of award letter review and data analysis with students and families.
May 28, 2015Youth Voice
May 21, 2015A Conversation on Student Load Debt
Conversation Outline: An Open Conversation on Key Affordability Question: 'What is the maximum amount of debt you advise a first generation student assume per year and in total over the course of his/her undergraduate studies?'
May 14, 2015Reach Higher Convening
Presentation: Join us for an update on the Reach Higher convening held at San Diego State University, November 17th and 18th 2014 and also hear plans for the 2015 convening. You can access the full White House Report from the link: http://www.cescal.org/special-projects/white-house-convening/
Apr 29, 2015Amazing Free College and Career Access Tools from ED and Your Colleagues
Presentation: Get links to dozen of free college access materials and hear from the creators of each tool.
Apr 21, 2015College Advising Corps (CAC)
Presentation: Hear first-hand from College Advising Corps (CAC) Founder Nicole Hurd on the multiple level strategies being deployed to increase low income, first generation postsecondary completion rates. Dr. Eric Bettinger will share research insights on CAC's impact. We'll also hear from voices in the field on CAC's impact.
Apr 15, 2015The Critical Importance of Mentoring
Presentation: On April 15th we will shift our attention to the critical importance of mentoring at the postsecondary level through the research of Dr. Gloria Crisp at University of Texas/San Antonio and that of the Summer Search and One Million Degrees Program.
Apr 9, 2015Role for Mentoring Educational Success
Presentation: In our second look at Mentoring following the in-depth GEAR UP presentation, we will look at its impact during the high school years through the research of Dr. Bernadette Sanchez, De Paul University and that of the Take Stock in Children and iMentor organizations providing intensive mentoring services.
Apr 1, 2015The Kalamazoo Promise
Presentation: The Kalamazoo Promise is one of the earliest and most generous place-based college scholarships in the country. The 'Promise' provides graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools with generous college scholarships with few eligibility restrictions. Tune in April 1, 2:00-3:00pm EDST to hear how the 'Promise' has impacted Kalamazoo's housing, economic development along with other aspects of the community.
Mar 24, 2015The Power of Mentoring
Presentation: The GEAR UP community will present on the power of mentoring. This will be the first of several presentations on mentoring being utilized extensively throughout the college access community.
Mar 19, 2015The Road Map Project
Presentation: The Road Map Project is a region wide effort aimed at improving education to drive dramatic improvement from cradle to college and career. The project builds off of the belief that collective effort is need to make large scale improvement on education outcomes. The Road Map Project is one of the most powerful examples in the country utilizing the collective impact theory of change.
Mar 12, 2015The Part II of the School Counselors and College Access Professionals "Pre and In-Service Training in College and Career Readiness "
Presentation: Part two of reports from the November 2014 San Diego State University Reach Higher convening addressing the pre and in-service training of school counselors and college access professionals in college and career readiness. The largest Affinity call audience occurred for the recent reports shared on February 18th by leaders from GA, FL, OR and MA as to developments on the credentialing, certification, course development and policy fronts.
Mar 3, 2015To and Through
Presentation: The Chicago Consortium on School Research will present findings from 'To and Through' the remarkable increase in BA attainment rates by Chicago Public School students over the past decade. Nearly 2000 additional CPS graduates are completing BA degrees than in 2007 with the expectation that CPS will reach the national average within the next couple of years. Researchers Jenny Nagaoka and Kaleen Healey will share this remarkable accomplishment.
Feb 25, 2015DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
Presentations: An overview of DACA and an update on financial resources to support postsecondary education
Feb 18, 2015Strengthening College and Career Knowledge
Presentations: Universities, state officials and school districts are responding to the challenge put forth by the First Lady to deepen and formalize college and career knowledge. Hear from leaders Carolyn Stone (Florida); Pamela Paisley (Georgia); Bob Bardwell (Massachusetts); and Gene Eakin (Oregon) on what they are doing to address this call to action.
Feb 11, 2015Competency-Based Education
Presentation: What is it & will it promote or prohibit college & career readiness?
Feb 5, 2015Professional School Counselors
Presentation: National Trends in School Counseling State Policy
Jan 21, 2015Reach Higher
Presentation: Reach HigherRecap of the First Year and Plans for 2015
Jun 25, 2014Non-cognitive Factors and Young Adult Success
Jun 17, 2014Repurposing the Work of School Counselors
Presentation: Repurposing the Work of School Counselors: Galvanizing and Delivering Systemic College and Career Readiness Counseling
Jun 10, 2014Building College Knowledge
Presentation: Building College Knowledge: How Graduate Programs in School Counseling are Preparing Graduates to Support College and Career Readiness Counseling
Jun 4, 2014Presentation by the White House Initiative for Excellence in Education for Hispanics
Jun 3, 2014Presentation by the Office of Civil RightsUS Department of Education
Presentation: The Equity Health of Our Nation's Schools: College and Career Readiness
May 22, 2014The Still Forgotten Middle
Presentation: The Still Forgotten Middle
May 14, 2014Higher Education Access for Homeless Students
Presentation: Higher Education Access for Homeless Youth
May 8, 2014From Foster Care to College
Presentation: From Foster Care to College
May 1, 2014Disconnected Youth
Apr 24, 2014Students' Developmental Readiness for College
Presentation: Applying a Developmental Approach to College and Career Readiness
Apr 17, 2014Middle Grades Now
Presentation: Graduation Tomorrow Middle Grades Now!
Apr 9, 2014American College Application Campaign
Apr 2, 2014Federal Student Aid
Presentation: Engaging with and Learning From Customers via Social Media
Mar 27, 2014Long Beach Promise
Presentation: Long Beach Promise Presentation
Mar 20, 2014College and Career Readiness Evaluation Consortium
Presentation: CCREC PowerPoint
Mar 12, 2014College Knowledge Challenge
Presentations: Next Generation Solution to Overcoming the 3 Roadblocks to Getting to and through College WOOP To and Through College
Mar 5, 2014Preparing All Students for College Before College
Presentations: Rethinking 12th Grade, Part 1 Rethinking 12th Grade, Part 2
Feb 26, 2014Expanded Success Initiative
Presentation: ESI Model Update
Feb 19, 2014NYC's Minority Male Achievement Study
Feb 5, 2014Opportunities for CollegeIntending Students at Risk for "Summer Melt"
Presentation: College Melt/Summer Nudging
Jan 30, 2014Building College Going Cultures in Large School Districts
Presentations: SFUSD College & Career Readiness High School Outcomes
Jan 22, 2014Developments on the Front Line
Presentations: Brandy Johnson Lakecia Whimper Andrea Soonachan Matt Niksch
Jan 15, 2014The Yes We Must Coalition
Jan 9, 2014FAFSA Financial Aid Toolkit
Dec 10, 2013Counseling training and professional development programs that help strengthen college-going cultures
Presentations: College Counseling Training Initiative Across Multiple States The Collaborative Counselor Training in Utah The Options Institute in NYC
Dec 4, 2013Using Blended Learning in Rural Areas to Deliver Rigorous Coursework
Presentation: Innovative College Preparation Practices and Supports in Rural Tennessee
Nov 12, 2013Building a College Career-going Culture in High Schools
Presentation: Increasing Awareness, Access and Success for College Readiness and Retention
Sep 26, 2013College Access & Selection Tools
Presentation: College Choice Tools: How the Department of Education Is Helping Students Make Informed Decisions About Higher Education
Sep 10, 2013Colorado's Integration of Higher Education and PreK-12
Presentation: Promising Practices in Colorado Bold Moves in a Local Control State
Jul 31, 2013FAFSA Completion Project Overview
Jun 18, 2013Pell Grants
May 22, 2013Summer Enrichment Programs
Presentations: DC OSSE Scholars Summer Enrichment Program Summer Quest, a Chicago Public Schools Success Story
May 16, 2013Michigan College Access Network
Apr 30, 2013Chicago Public Schools Graduation Pathways
Presentations: Tracking Progress Toward Graduation Freshman on Track Handbook Freshman Connections, a Strategic Approach
Apr 24, 2013NOBLE Charter Schools Postsecondary Data
Presentation: Using Postsecondary Graduation rates to Improve Outcomes for Low Income Students
Mar 12, 20139th Grade on Track
Presentation: Rising On-Track Rates and the Solution to the Dropout Crisis
Feb 21, 2013Diagnostic Surveys and College-Going Culture
Presentation: College Access and Success Assessment (CASA)
Feb 19, 2013400 Scholarships, 1 Application
Presentation: Oregon Student Access Commission: Scholarships
Aug 2012The Forgotten Summer
Jul 27, 2012New York City Department of Education
Presentation: Driving the College and Career Readiness Agenda Forwards
Federal Student Aidincluding the FAFSA Completion Tool and FAFSA Completion Data by High School
Almost Free Ideas for College SuccessInnovative and low-cost methods for facilitating a college-going community
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