DAY 1 Wednesday, March 13, 2019
4–5 p.m.Using Reality Pedagogy to Activate Grit and Resilience in our Students
Under discussion will be new ways for education stakeholders to empower and inspire students to value education.
DAY 2 Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
9–10 a.m.Changing Students Lives: A Conversation with Carmen Twillie Ambar & Youlonda Copeland-Morgan
The president of Oberlin College will discuss clearing a path to higher education for African American students.
10:15–11:15 a.m.50 Years of Recruiting and Graduating Black Students–SUNY'S EOP
The session will introduce a 50-year proven college access model, based on quantitative data, to recruit and graduate black college students.AP Potential for School Leaders: Acting on Data to Expand AP Opportunities
This interactive session will explore how school administrators can use AP Potential information to make decisions that expand access to AP courses.Building Bridges: Successful Transitions for Underrepresented STEM Students
The Peach State LSAMP will share key transfer strategies for serving underrepresented minorities pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM disciplines.Changing What Is Expected of Students: The Power of "We"
Educators will be invited to take a look at how our cultural and lived experiences shape the ways in which power is exercised over students.Civic Action Curriculum + Students of Color = Increased Achievement
Empowering students of color to be change agents in their schools and communities increases overall academic achievement and engagement.Hidden Gems
Young Men of Color discuss intentional support that increases confidence, resiliency, and self-advocacy skills resulting in college matriculation.Lighting the Path to and Through College: The Role of UNCF in Promoting Student Success
Exploring how the UNCF Scholarships and Programs Division supports students throughout college while positioning them for the best 21st-century careers.SAT Subject Tests for STEM: Exploring Opportunities for Minority Applicants
In this session we'll explore the benefits of majoring in STEM for minority applicants and how SAT Subject Tests™ can assist in the admission process.Summer Matters: Bridging the Gap from Middle School to High School and Beyond
Learn how to better prepare students for a successful transition from middle school to high school and lay the groundwork for a successful entry into college.The Civil Rights Fight: What's Mathematics Got To Do With It?
This session will provide research-based solutions to the issues that impact the participation in, and success of, black students in advanced level mathematics courses.
10:15–11:15 a.m.Creating a Collaborative Framework for Curricular Enhancement
The results of an education process at Morgan State University will be shared so that participants can create their own sustainable and collaborative framework for course improvement.Re-Imagining Learning: Experiential Matters
This session explores practices and tools for experiential learning that blend transformative education experiences with selected course outcomes.Reality, Purpose, and Outcomes: The Journeys of a Few Enrollment Managers
The Chief Enrollment Officer's Confidential is a look into the purpose, passion, and pursuit of outcomes for students, faculty, and campus leadership.
10:15–11:15 a.m.Igniting Student Success with Culturally Responsive Teaching
As school demographics change, educators are in need of realistic effective strategies that will help to engage culturally diverse students.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
12:30–1:30 p.m.“The Future Belongs to Those who Believe in the Beauty of Their Dreams”
Our students are the future, so how can we provide spaces for them to lead? Join this timely conversation about social justice and civic engagement.
1:45–2:45 p.m.A Call to Action: Improving College Readiness for African American Students
This session presents new analyses of SAT and PSAT-related assessments and best practices to improve outcomes, followed by Q&A.A Guide to Building an High Impact School-Based Mentoring Program
This seminar provides an step-by-step approach to building a high impact school-based mentoring program for black males.Accelerate Student Success with Multiple Factors
Each year 56% of African American students enroll in remedial courses. Learn about new models of support designed to help students address skill gaps.Achieving Academic Equity for African American Community College Students
The APPS Blueprint Program was designed to improve academic equity for African American students at a large, predominantly white, community college.Grow Your STEM Students on a College Campus
The Calculus Project and Leadership Academy at Boston University prepares students to succeed at STEM and become leaders in their community.Guiding First-Gen Students To and Through College, Step by Step
Explore grade 7 to 12 curriculum and strategies that eliminate barriers facing students with postsecondary plans. Materials provided.Prepare for 2019-20: Launching AP’s New Annual Process
Learn how schools and districts can prepare for the new AP resources and supports launching in 2019-20.The UCLA-LAUSD Collaborative: Purposeful Collaboration and Positive Results
Participants will learn how the UCLA-LAUSD Collaborative was created and the positive impact it has had on African American student achievement over the last five years.They Look Like Me: Representation Matters in College Transition Phase.
Professional representation matters while assisting African American students navigate the transition phase into college.Working Together to Help Black Students Thrive
A panel of LEDA Scholars and Alumni will discuss how holistic partnerships can support black students in their high school to college transition.
1:45–2:45 p.m.How to Serve Students Moving from High School to College Using the FAFSA
This session will expose the problems financial aid directors from HBCUs most commonly experience and how to best advise students through the application process.Infusing Data Science into Social Sciences and Humanities
Members of Spelman's Career Pathways Initiative team will share their journey and discuss the impact of infusing data science across the disciplines of social science and humanities.
1:45–2:45 p.m.Not to, but Through College: a Charter High School Program for College Success
This session describes a program to improve college success through initiatives that address the academic, financial, and career needs of high school alumni.
2:45–3:15 p.m.A Clearer Path for Your Students: Introducing the College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Learn about the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a new scholarship program that guides students through the college planning process and offers them a chance to earn money for college.
3:15–4:15 p.m.AP Reader and Endorsed Presenter Opportunities: Panel Discussion
Discover the way to become an AP Reader and Endorsed Presenter in order to contribute to the broader AP community.Diploma to Degree: CLEP Can Help
Discover how CLEP is being used to promote college degree attainment.Diversifying the Engineering Workforce Through Strategic Partnerships
The Texas A&M Engineering Academies provide URM students access and affordability to engineering degrees and diversify the technically trained workforce.Increasing and Retaining the Number of Minority Students in STEM Courses
It is crucial that African Americans are recruited and retained in STEM courses: What can be done to achieve this and how?Opening the Gates to AP Equity: A Case Study
Opening the gates to AP equity: Lessons from a central Virginia high school in equitable practice toward proportional black and white AP enrollmentOvercoming Stigma: Helping Black Males Unlearn Feelings of Inferiority
The workshop will use qualitative and quantitative data to highlight a program demonstrating positive impact on black male college students.Supporting Rigor and Selective College Pathways for African American Students
In this session education professionals will discuss how opportunities can be provided for students of color to access rigorous courses.The Underrepresented Advising the Underrepresented
Black independent school counselors, advisers, and parents of independent school graduates share how their experiences inform work with black students.Trap Curriculum
Explore how hip-hop has been used to reach diverse audiences and ways college personnel can use it to connect with marginalized students and families.UC Collective Efforts for Diversity and Engagement
Come learn how the University of California is working with community-based organizations, the Divine Nine, and faith-based groups to increase access.Wise and Critical Feedback as a Stimulus for Achieving the College Dream
Participants will explore the role of wise and critical feedback and its impact on academic behaviors that promote college and career readiness.
3:15–4:15 p.m.How to Serve a Higher Percentage of Pell Grant-Eligible Students
This session is for higher education practitioners looking to better serve large volumes of students eligible for Pell Grants.Workforce Gap Closure: An Update of College to Career Pipeline Efforts
This session will provide a 2018–2019 update of the Carolina Cluster’s college to career pipeline efforts.
3:15–4:15 p.m.Learn how two VP’s of Enrollment at HBCUs use Data to Influence Positive Outcomes
This session will feature the chief enrollment officers from Xavier University of Louisiana and the University of the District of Columbia.
DAY 3 Friday, March 15, 2019
7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
9–10 a.m.Building a Successful Pre-AP Program
Join us to learn about the College Board’s newly launched Pre-AP Program and hear from partner schools on their process to successful implementation.Building Capacity for Understanding and Mitigating Implicit Bias
This session will help attendees become more aware of implicit bias and its effects. As a community, we will explore strategies to mitigate bias in both professional and social settings.Career Exploration Utilizing Data, Enrichment Programs, and Internships
Using data to explore African American students' career aspirations, resulting in targeted enrichment and internship experiences.Connecting African American Students to Scholarships with the PSAT-Related Assessments
The Jackie Robinson Foundation, Ron Brown Scholar Program, and UNCF will outline the effects of their data-based partnership with the College Board.Dream Chasers: Promoting Equity Through Meaningful Academic Experiences
This session will show how shifting black males’ academic culture through school based-programing can increase academic performance and enrollment.Effects of Teacher Attitudes on African American LGBT Students
How teachers' language, attitudes, and unfair disciplinary actions affect the academic achievement of LGBT students of colorEmpowering Student Voices: A Call for a Revitalized Civic Education Program
Empowering African American voice through discovery of the connection between individual transformative experiences with history and society.Mental Health and Trauma: Implications for African American Students
Join this session for a discussion regarding historical trauma and issues with students in K–12 environments who have trauma histories.PROMISE: Diversifying the STEM Education to Career Pathway
This presentation will focus on the research data, expert opinions and implemented programs to diversify the STEM education to career pathway.Standards - Based Grading: A Key to Drop - Out Prevention & EC Access
Administrators & teachers discover how to leverage standards-based grading to improve graduation rates and early college enrollment access.Win-Win: Partnering with a School District Can Work for Everyone
This session will share practical approaches to partnership development and raise awareness about the realities of partnering in a school district.
9–10 a.m.Business Beyond the Books
This session will explore experiential learning (ELO) beyond the classroom, to ensure HBCU students are positioned for global impact and professional success.Making an HBCU Value Proposition: A Dillard Pre-Law Case Study
Participants will use the Dillard University Pre-Law Program as a case study to reimagine how their programs can be a catalyst for sustainability.Morehouse College: A Tale of African American Boys to Men
Morehouse College will provide the key elements of how they transform African American boys to men.
10:15–11:15 a.m.Debunking Myths and the Reality of HBCUs
Join us for this interactive session that will explore both the myths and realities of the HBCU student experience.Expanding College Pathways Through a K–12/Community College Partnership
This session will describe how network offices in the Chicago Public Schools collaborate with a local city college to create pathways to college.Girls in STEM: An Equity Crisis for African American Girls
Join us for a cogent and compelling conversation about ways in which to encourage African American girls toward STEM careers.High Expectations: Demystifying Selective College Pathways for Black Boys and Girls
Join higher education administrators for an informative session regarding helping high-achieving students of color to gain access to highly selective colleges and universities.Implicit Bias: How NYC Schools Address Biases of the Well-Intentioned
Learn how we can examine and address the implicit biases that we carry on a daily basis.Mental Health, Trauma, and African American Students K–12 Through Higher Ed
A disproportionate number of African American youth are exposed to societal trauma and don't have the ability to navigate alone. Join us for a discussion regarding mental health and our students.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Absent Narratives: The Impact on Black Parents, Students, and Educators
Join us for an important conversation on disrupting "racialized narratives" about black parents in education.An IMPACT: A Program to Increase Male Practitioners and Classroom Teachers
A program to increase diverse males in teaching. Will provide program overview, recruitment process and supports during college.Every Child Has a Story... You Just Have to Ask.
To tell one's story to the college of your dreams, you first need to know you have one. Here’s how schools can help students find and use their voice.Imparting Wisdom: HBCU Lessons for K–12 Education
This session will explore seven strategies from HBCUs that address opportunity gaps that Black students face in K–12 education.It Takes a Community: Improving African American Male Student Success
Learn how campuswide collaborative efforts resulted in average end-of-term GPAs of 3.0 and higher for African American male program participants.Pathways to Premier: Advocacy from Algebra to AP
Steps and strategies to transition students from struggling in Algebra to succeeding in Advanced Placement courses by building a college-bound culture.Practices to Ensure Success in AP and Beyond
Join us to deepen your understanding of how to integrate instruction in ELA to support all students for AP and college readiness.Supporting Positive Identity & Reducing Stereotype Threat in Math Class
Trusting relationships—especially teacher-student—are critical to developing positive identity in math. This session will share techniques and practices.Transfer Pathways from California Community Colleges to HBCUs
A presentation and discussion on the state-wide transfer agreements between California Community College Chancellor’s Office & HBCUs
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Claflin University: One School's Approach to Enrollment Management
Join us for an important conversation regarding how Claflin University’s enrollment management model is effective in reaching projections.Federal Financial Aid Update
The Department of Education will present information about current issues for the Title IV student aid programs.Proactively Guided Pathways—Courses to Careers
This session will explore results achieved at Fayetteville State through proactive course guidance, reduced barriers to registration, and expanded links to careers.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.