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Southwestern Region Events

Counselor Workshops

Previously called the Fall Counselor Workshops, these free workshops provide school counselors with the information they need to help students prepare for college and career success. Seats are limited, so sign up now for a free session near you.
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For counselors who are not able to attend a local workshop, we are also offering online workshops. Learn more.

Southwestern Regional Forum

The 2015 Southwestern Regional Forum is an interactive gathering where you can network with, learn from and collaborate with peers in your region from across the K-1 6 spectrum. This meeting provides K-12 and higher education professionals with an opportunity to collaborate.

The 2015 Southwestern Regional Forum will be held Feb. 26-27 in Dallas, TX.

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AP® and Pre-AP® Professional Development Workshops

As part of our efforts to help all students develop the skills needed to succeed in college, the College Board offers professional development programs to K–12 teachers, counselors, and administrators.

Our intensive workshops enable education professionals to:

  • Learn strategies to help more students achieve college success
  • Exchange ideas with peers in a stimulating environment
  • Start and support an AP program with best practices from College Board–endorsed colleagues in each subject area
  • Receive continuing education units

Download brochure of upcoming events in the Southwestern Region.

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Webinars for K–12 Educators

AP 101: An Overview of Advanced Placement

Audience: District Administrators, Principals, Counselors, Teachers
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
Description: Participants will learn the basics of an AP program, explore materials that will introduce students and parents to AP, identify resources for administrators, counselors and teachers, and learn about the upcoming developments and changes in the AP Program.
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How to Use FREE Online Tools for Students and Schools

Audience: District Administrators, Principals, Counselors, Teachers
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
Description: Participants will learn how to access and navigate Big Future; College Ed; My College QuickStart; and You Can Go! Websites, all of which provide a wealth of support for identifying strengths, improving skill areas of need and achievement, and navigating the college admissions and career search processes.
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Building and Sustaining an AP Program

Audience: District Administrators, Principals, Counselors, AP Coordinators
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
Description: Participants will discover the 7 steps to start an AP course at your school. Find estimated course costs and links to useful information and resources. Participants will also assess their school's strengths and weaknesses, consider which courses to offer, and learn how to train AP teachers and identify AP students.
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Using AP Potential™ to Support Equity and Access

Audience: District Administrators, Principals, Counselors, Teachers, AP Coordinators
Date: January 9, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
Description: The College Board encourages educators to make equitable access a guiding principle for their AP programs by giving all willing and academically prepared students the opportunity to participate in AP. We encourage the elimination of barriers that restrict access to AP for students from traditionally underserved ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups . Join us to learn best practices used across the region to support a rigorous curriculum for all. Participants will be provided with research results and online tools to help students and families explore, choose, and enroll in AP courses. Participants will identify and develop strategies appropriate for the culture of their school or district.
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How to Use the PSAT/NMSQT® and ReadiStep™ Summary of Answers and Skills

Audience: District Curriculum Staff, Campus Instructional Leaders, Teachers
Date: February 10, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
Description: The Summary of Answers and Skills (SOAS) report allows you to take a closer, detailed look at your students' academic skills by providing a snapshot of student performance on each PSAT/NMSQT and ReadiStep test question. Available online, the report may be downloaded and shared with administrators and faculty at your school beginning in January. Join us to learn how to link classroom activities with the skills the PSAT/NMSQT measures — critical reading, math problem solving, and writing skills — to focus on areas in need of improvement. Participants will begin to devise action plans to help students and consider how to use the SOAS in their institutions.
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Supporting a College-Going Culture

Audience: District and Campus Administrators, Counselors
Date: March 12, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
Description: This webinar is designed to help educators meet the challenges that an academically diverse student body poses for teachers and administrators. Supporting a college-going culture, based on rigorous course work and high expectations, helps prepare all students for college success. Participants will develop strategies to build and strengthen support systems for students and teachers.
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Future Webinar Topics Include:

  • Supporting AP Teachers

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4330 Gaines Ranch Loop, Ste. 200
Austin, Texas 78735-6734
Phone: (866) 392-3017

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  • Southwestern Regional Office
  • The College Board
  • 4330 Gaines Ranch Loop
  • Suite 200
  • Austin, Texas 78735-6734
  • Phone: (866) 392-3017
  • Send us a message. SWRO services the following states: Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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