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2015-2016 Counselor Webinar Series

With the help of expert educational professionals, we are hosting a series of webinars that provide counselors with timely and pertinent information on how to support students’ college readiness and future aspirations.

This series also is a prime source to get updates and information on the SAT Suite of Assessments and the Official SAT Practice.

Earn Continuation Education Credit (CEU) as you Increase Your Skills

The College Board has been approved as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), and will offer IACET CEUs for its online professional webinars. To receive CEU credit each webinar participant must complete the webinar registration, attend the entire event for which they registered and show mastery of the online session’s learning outcomes.

All online workshop times are EDT/EST.

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College Board Updates
Hear about critical updates on College Board programs (such as PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT®, AP®, etc) for the 2015–2016 school year. Each of the updates is identical in content.

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College Board Updates (Experienced Counselors)

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College Board Updates (Newer Counselors: Two years or less)

Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments
Ensure that your students’ assessment experience connects to their college and career readiness by learning about the College Board Readiness and Success System, the SAT Suite of Assessments, and Official SAT Practice.

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Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments: Welcome Back!  Navigating the SAT and the PSAT/NMSQT Summer Mailings

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Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments: New Official SAT Practice Tools on KhanAcademy.org

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Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments: Advising the Class of 2017

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Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments – PSAT/NMSQT Score Report Preview

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Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments - Khan Academy SAT Practice

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Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments: Connecting the PSAT/NMSQT to College Planning and Practice Resources

Feb 3
1 p.m.

Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments: SAT Registration, Fee Waivers and Best Practices for the Counselor Registration Report

The first administration of the redesigned SAT is around the corner. Counselors have important questions about the upcoming changes from students, families, and colleagues. Learn about registration guidelines, fee waivers, and the SAT registration report to support your efforts for all students.

Presenter/Panelist:

  • Jennifer Karen, Executive Director, College Board College Readiness Assessments
  • Emelyn Ebeyer, Senior Director, College Board College Readiness Assessments

March 3
1 p.m.

Improving Outcomes: Using K12 Educator and Student Data from the SAT Suite

For those who were unable to participate in their College Board Regional Forum, join us for an informative session focused on understanding the enhanced scores, data, and reporting that is available through the new student- and educator-facing reporting in the SAT Suite of Assessments. This session provides support along with best practices for counselors in developing strategies using these rich data sources to improve student outcomes starting with PSAT 8/9 and continuing through SAT.

Presenter/Panelist:

  • Jennifer Karen, Executive Director, College Board College Readiness Assessments
  • Emelyn Ebeyer, Senior Director, College Board College Readiness Assessments

April 13
4 p.m.

Curated Questions on College Board Assessments

Take advantage of the opportunity to have College Board experts answer your questions about the SAT Suite of Assessments.  

Presenter/Panelist:

  • Jennifer Karen, Executive Director, College Board College Readiness Assessments
  • Emelyn Ebeyer, Senior Director, College Board College Readiness Assessments

May 16
4 p.m.

The SAT Suite of Assessments: Getting Ready for Fall 2016

Summer is just around the corner and Back-to-School will be here before you know it! This webinar will cover some tips, best practices and reminders to help you and your students plan ahead for the SAT Suite of Assessments in the 2016-17 school year.

Academic Success
Develop insights on programs that provide and promote students’ academic success that ensure access to a variety of college and career options.

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Navigating the NCAA Eligibility Center’s High School Portal.

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Using AP Potential™ to Assist in Academic Planning and Student Course Selection

Feb 10
1 p.m.

Planning for Your Students with Disabilities: Five Things to do for Spring

This webinar will provide a review of the important steps to take now for your students with disabilities in grades 8–12. Planning for the SAT® and AP® Exam spring administrations, as well at fall 2016 assessments, will ensure a smooth process for everyone. The presentation will cover highlights of the appropriate documentation and important deadlines. 

Panelist/Presenter:

  • Jill Green, Senior Director, Case Management, Services for Students with Disabilities, The College Board
  • Donna Zanolla, Director, Clinical Review, Services for Students with Disabilities, The College Board

Apr 5
2 p.m.

Integrating AP Courses into CTE Programs of Study

Research undertaken by National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium and the College Board suggests Career and Technical Information (CTE) students benefit from AP course work. In this session, learn to develop strategies for matching existing AP courses with CTE program offerings, draft a set of guidelines for enrolling CTE students in relevant AP courses, and evaluate the availability of CLEP® assessments.

Panelist/Presenter:

  • Edward Biedermann, Executive Director, AP Outreach, Advanced Placement
  • Suzanne McGurk, Suzanne, Senior Assessment Manager, College Board Accuplacer & CLEP 

Jun 9
1 p.m.

Creating a Middle to High School Transition Program

Without the proper preparation, the transition from middle to high school could be a difficult experience for students. Join us to learn how to create a transition program that will provide middle school students with ongoing exposure to experiences that will promote college and career readiness at the high school level. By applying specific strategies and using these tools and resources, you will be able to enhance your own academic planning to meet specific college and career goals of your students, encourage students to maximize their high school experience through involvement in extracurricular and enrichment activities, and nurture the aspirations of your students to apply to college.

Panelist/Presenter:

  • Vince Sasso Director, College Board Membership Mobilization and Engagement

College Exploration
Discover early and ongoing strategies to help students make informed decisions when selecting a college and major.

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The College Board and Roadtrip Nation Presents, Why Not Us?

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College Readiness: Exploring Minority-Serving Institutions

May 26
2 p.m.

College Awareness for Middle School Counselors

What is the role of the middle school counselor in early college awareness? Learn how to create opportunities to deepen student’s college knowledge and skills necessary for academic planning and goal setting. Discover a variety of ways to integrate strategies, tools and resources that promote academic planning, college exploration, and college financial planning into your middle school program.

Panelist/Presenter:

  • Vince Sasso Director, College Board Membership Mobilization and Engagement    

 

Jun 7
1 p.m.

Undergraduate College Career Centers

It is important to provide students with early and ongoing exposure to experiences and information necessary to make informed decisions about selecting a college and career.  Undergraduate college career centers should be part of that college journey. Learn about college career resources that can help a college graduate’s entry into the real world be a smooth one.

Presenter/Panelist:

  • Samantha L. Wilson, Director, Campus Programs, Career Center, Texas A&M University
  • Charlie Endicott, Salisbury University, Acting Director of Career Management, Salisbury University Career Services

College Admission and Transition  
Gain new perspectives of the many facets of the college admission process and proven strategies for successful student transitions to postsecondary education.

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The College Application Process: Quality Over Quantity

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Fee Waiver 101 (PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, College Application)

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Letters of Recommendation: Effective Strategies for Selective College Admissions

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Preparing Students for the College Application Essay

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The Common Application

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Understanding Community College Opportunities and Strategies for Student Transition and Success

Mar 10
Noon

Assisting Undocumented/DACA Students

Resources and tools for assisting undocumented/Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students navigate the college application and financial aid process.

Presenter/Panelist:

  • Laura Vazquez, Legislative Analyst, Immigration Policy Project, National Council of La Raza
  • Marcela Pattinson, Assistant Director, Community Relations and Outreach, Office of Multicultural Student Services at Washington State University

May 17
1 p.m.

Avoiding Summer Melt

Avoid summer melt by preparing your recent graduates for a successful transition from high school to college from a district, school, and community partnership approach.

Presenter/Panelist:

  • Sylvia Lopez, Director of School Counseling, Dallas ISD, Dallas ISD
  • Sarah Jenson, Commit Non-profit, Dallas, TX

College Financial Planning
Explore information and innovative practices to guide students and families in understanding college costs and the financial aid process.

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The 2016-17 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

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Financial Literacy: Concepts and Resources to Help Families Make the Best Financial Decisions

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Searching for Scholarships

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What’s New with FAFSA

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College Goal Sunday and FAFSA Completion Resources

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How to Help Low-Income Students Manage College Costs

Mar 1
3 p.m.

Financial Aid for Middle-Income Families

Middle income families often find that they have a financial aid gap in their award letters and have difficulty understanding how institutional policies relate to determining aid. This webinar will provide counselors with information they can share with their families and supply tips for guiding families through what can be a confusing process. Topics will include questions on financial aid applications and how the information is used, what the Expected Family Contribution is and what it is not, and factors to consider when borrowing for education.

Panelist/Presenter:

  • Jessica Bernier, Vassar College
  • Billie Jo Hamilton, University of S. Florida
  • Marcia Hunt, Pine Crest Schools

Counselor Leadership
Enhance your comprehensive school counseling program by effectively using data and other resources to advance student college and career readiness.

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Becoming a Data Expert and Change Agent for Your School

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Reinvigorate Your College Counseling Program

Feb 17
2 p.m.

Building Your Leadership Skills

A panel of American School Counselor Association (ASCA) of the of the Year and RAMP school counselors discuss their leadership style and the spheres of influence that promote student achievement and success. Learn how you can use your leadership skills to influence policies and decisions that impact student outcomes for college readiness at the school and district level.

Presenter/Panelist:

  • Cory Notestine, 2015 ASCA School Counselor of the Year, Alamosa High School, Alamosa, CO
  • Erica Thomas, Dept. Chair, Highlands High School, Fort Thomas, KY
  • Melissa Beverly, School Counselor, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ

Apr 28
3 p.m.

Successful Principal-Counselor Teams

Review the research, get some tools, and learn practical examples of how effective collaboration can lead to success for all students from a panel of successful principal–counselor teams.

Presenter/Panelist:

Amarillo ISD, Amarillo, TX

  • Tracey Morman, Director of Guidance and Counseling
  • Christina Ritter, Exec. Director of Student Performance
  • Chad Huseman, Principal
  • Jana Buchanan, Assistant Principal
  • Mary Larkan, Counselor

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HIGHLIGHT

Applying to two colleges instead of one makes it 40% more likely that students will enroll in a four-year college. When students apply to more than two, their chances of enrolling will be even better. Encourage your students to apply to at least four or more colleges – one safety, two good fits, and one reach.

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