DAY 1 Wednesday, March 11, 2020
2–3:30 p.m.PUSHOUT FILM: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
Black girls are over-represented along the entire exclusionary school discipline, including, but not limited to, suspension, expulsion, referrals to law enforcement and arrest.
DAY 2 Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
9–10 a.m.Evidence Matters: A Discussion of Opportunity, Policies, and Programs
Welcome to a robust cross-professional discussion about preparing first generation, low-income, and students of color for college and beyond.
10:15–11:15 a.m.A Statewide Diversity Policy and its Impact on African American Students
Examining Kentucky’s Public Postsecondary Education Policy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and its effect on institutional practices and student success.An Inclusive Canon: African American Poetry in the AP English Classroom
This session will outline how to pair African American poetry with major works from the canon.Building a Successful Pre-AP Program
Hear from students and educators from Rich Township High School District (a district with 89% Black enrollment) the impact of implementing the Pre-AP Program.Empowered to Succeed: Better Educational Outcomes for Black Girls
This session supplies proven strategies to increase cultural competency for educators and decrease the dropout rate among black girls.Landscape: Admissions Findings, Reactions, and Next Steps
Join College Board leaders and members of the counseling community to discuss Landscape, a tool to enhance admission and scholarship review processes for students from challenging environments.School Counseling For Collegiate Success—a Look at Every Angle
This session will focus on a practical counseling approach to increase academic and social success for African American college-bound students.Targeted Black Student Recruitment Strategies
This session will guide attendees through innovative and successful initiatives to recruit and aid black high school and transfer students.The College Board African American Recognition Program
In this session, representatives from College Board and the Jackie Robinson Foundation will discuss the African American Recognition Program.Using Data and Student Narratives to Solve for Attainment: A Policy Lab
Relying upon data and student narratives, participants will debate whether specific policies would increase African American postsecondary attainment.
10:15–11:15 a.m.Dismantled Silos: Changing Summer Bridge Programs Through Academic Advising
Strategies to dismantle silos within academic support services in order to become more efficient and promote greater student success outcomes will be discussed.How Demographics Are Shifting Recruitment and Enrollment
The panelists will share how they are using data to prepare their institutional leaders and recruitment plans for the upcoming “demographic cliff” indicated by decreasing HS graduation projections.Talk to the Chatbot: The Potential of AI for Student Success
Learn how institutions are tapping the power of artificial intelligence to provide real-time support for students as they navigate their way to and through college.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.3 Key Steps Every Junior You Know Should Take
Three beneficial steps including signing up for the new College Board Opportunity Scholarships program.A Skills-Based, Student-Centered Biology Curriculum
Biology curriculum revisions at Spelman College target technical skills, scientific communication, and data analysis and interpretation.Early Exposure and Access: Creating a Talent Development Pipeline
Discover why early exposure to educational experiences and advanced curriculum and assessment are vital in developing talent.Empowering African American Student Interests Through AP Capstone Courses
Learn how teachers use AP Seminar and AP Research to empower African American students to explore their passions through research and collaboration.Empowering Students to Increase Inquiry, Rigor, and Engagement
Experience collaborative structures and inquiry protocols that improve students’ critical thinking skills.How To Employ Effective Teaching Techniques Utilizing the 5E Model
The 5E instructional model allows all students to become active participants in the scientific process.Not Just Leveling the Playing Field: Increasing Proficiency and Excelling
This session will focus on strategies for ensuring college and career readiness through accessibility in rigorous coursework.Parent Advisory Councils: Empowering Parents of African American Students
Presenters will share key strategies and processes for engaging parents in making meaningful and effective choices for their children’s education.Promoting Equity and Access through Pre-AP and a Freshman Academy Model
This session explores specific implementation practices, instructional approaches, and SEL frameworks for a successful Pre-AP implementation.Strengthening College Persistence for Young Men of Color
This session will explore how young men of color are using research to understand and reinforce college persistence amongst their peers.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Course Redesign with Digital and Adaptive Learning
Representatives from Clark Atlanta University will describe how course redesign with digital and adaptive learning courseware was piloted and assessed.HBCU-UP Implementation Project: Improving Participation and Completion
This session will provide an overview of Dillard College’s Improving Minority Participation and Completion (IMPACT) through STEM project and its outcomes.“It Really Does Take a Village”
DSU collaborated with stakeholders to conduct a study designed to maximize college access and optimize college choices.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Belong to What? The Conditions, Cues, and Experiences of Equitable Learning Environments
Join us for a discussion about belonging and how we can create more rich experiences for black and brown students in advanced academic pathways.
1:45–2:45 p.m.Aggie MEN: Black Male Retention and Mentorship
This presentation explores the efforts of North Carolina A&T State University to combat the historical trend of declining black male retention through peer mentoring.Cultural Context & Trauma: Implications for African American Students
This interactive training focuses on a cultural contextual approach to understanding the experiences of trauma for African American students.Deciding If a Historically Black College Is a Good Fit for Your Student
Join this session to understand why an HBCU may be the best fit for your student.Demystifying Democracy & Empowering Youth: The Power of Action Civics
Join us for a workshop about an experiential civics education pedagogy that can empower youth to find their civic voice and claim their civic power.High Expectations for Black Students Isn't Elitist
Join us for an important conversation regarding ensuring black students have the same opportunities for rigorous education that will expand access and opportunities.Identifying AP-Ready Students and Developing Open Access AP Policies
Attendees will review best practices for developing open access policies and identifying AP-ready students to ensure equitable access to AP.Promoting a School Counseling Culture that Supports Black Students
Building upon student and parent data and best practices, this session will explore strategies to create a successful counseling model for black youth.
2:45–3:15 p.m.Simplifying the Pathway to College Using the College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Join this session to learn about College Board's $25 million scholarship program which guides students through the college planning process.
3:15–4:15 p.m.Addressing Invisibility: Equity-Based Pedagogy and Professional Learning
Three principals in high poverty communities share how best practices in equity-based pedagogy and professional learning transformed their schools.Closing the Enrollment Gap with the SAT Suite of Assessments
This session explores how the SAT Suite of Assessments promotes growth, facilitates recruitment, and recognizes achievement among African American students.Equipping Black Students for Success at Elite Predominantly White Colleges
This session identifies threats to black student success at elite colleges and elaborates strategies the students can use to avoid them.Finding a Collective Solution for the College Completion Crisis
Policymakers, K–12, higher-ed, and financial institutions need to collaborate in order to increase college completion rates for African American students.From Career to College: Early Internships to Drive College Persistence
This session will explore how early professional training and internships for young students of color can boost college persistence and combat the wealth gap.It Ain't Rocket Science: College Counseling for Everyone
An honest and real conversation about the benefits of being educated and the process of preparing for college.Let's Achieve College Success for All
Learn what the Chicago Public Schools district has done to increase the number of African American students attending college.Summer Matters: Bridging the Gap from Middle to High School and Beyond
This session will examine how to better prepare students for a successful transition from middle school to high school and lay the groundwork for successful entry into college.Supporting Black Boys Without Sacrificing Black Girls
In this session data will be highlighted which concerns black college students and recruitment programs that were created to reflect their unique experiences with college access.What's Culture Got to Do With It?: CRE Application in the School Setting
Applying an equity framework, attendees will practice strategies to be culturally responsive educators and to engage students from diverse backgrounds.
3:15–4:15 p.m.Cracking the Code: Yield as Key Performance Indicator for HBCUs
This presentation will demonstrate the importance of yield as it relates to brand position as well as predicting enrollment and net tuition revenue.Leveraging Cross-Institutional Partnerships for Student Success
This session will explore how two institutions entered into partnership to support each institution's student success goals.Making an HBCU Value Proposition: Dillard Prelaw Case Study
Participants will use the Dillard University prelaw program as a case study to help rethink ways that academic and cocurricular programs can become a catalyst for institutional sustainability.
4:30–5:30 p.m.A School Flipped: How One School Changed Expectations
The presenters will share the story of how the educators at Alabama’s Dadeville HS increased student achievement through a positive school culture.AP Classroom: The Right Practice at the Right Time
Learn how new AP instructional materials offer students the right practice at the right time of year.Finding the Gems: Identifying and Supporting African American Students
Strategies for identifying and recruiting African Americans and supporting them throughout the year, academically and emotionally.Improving Academic Achievement Through an Intentional Focus on Rigor
This session highlights the way that academic rigor can play a major role in the school transformation process, focusing on a predominantly African American public high school.Learning While Black: An Approach For Teaching Fairness & Creating Access
In this session, the presenters will explore the process of preparing students for college and career paths that may not always be fair or equitable.Let Them into the Damn Stadium: Real Access and Equity in 2020
This session recounts California’s Rancho Verde High School strategies for African American access and success over the last three years.No Safe Space
Preparing practitioners and students to engage black males in a setting where a sense of belonging is cultivated.Partnerships for Success: California Community Colleges & HBCUs
The session will examine the current partnership between California Community Colleges and 39 HBCUs which provide transfer pathways for students.Practical Student Engagement Applications: Engage and Connect
In order to review the issue of retention of first-year students, this workshop will review theory, best practices, and program design from pre-college to first year and beyond.
4:30–5:30 p.m.Connecting the West Coast to HBCUs
We provide destination college and educational tours to low-income students and have access to every college and university nationwide.Preparing for Changing Demographics: Using Data to Find the Right Students
This session will focus on practical, attainable data tools that will help your institution find the right students.“Actioning” Student Success Data for Intervention and Assessment"
Hear how North Carolina A&T State University created intervention strategies for at-risk freshmen. Actioning student success data led to assessment-friendly interventions.
4:30–5:30 p.m.How Social Media Can Improve Student Engagement, Performance, and Outcomes
This session will highlight the benefits, high-impact strategies, and best practices to equip educators to use social media in their learning spaces.
DAY 3 Friday, March 13, 2020
7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
10:15–11:15 a.m.Awakening the Dream: A Bridge Summer Program for Underrepresented Students
Learn how a successful academic enrichment program creates positive social and academic outcomes for underrepresented students.Clear Paths: A High School Pipeline for Future Educators of Diversity
This session showcases a public high school program to encourage inspiring educators, in an innovative and culturally responsive collaboration with local colleges.Equity and Access for Underrepresented Students: A 15% AP Success Story
Equal Opportunity Schools and CPS will discuss data-informed student identification and staff-led outreach practices that led to a 15% increase in underrepresented AP enrollment.Exposing College-Bound African American Girls to Unknown Opportunities
In this session, the presenters will discuss methods for providing a path to higher education through experience, emotional supports, and high expectations for academic achievement.How Can Students Learn If They Are Not Well?
Join us for a culturally contextual dialogue about ways that mental health and wellness issues may impact the socio-emotional and academic functioning of African American students.How White Educators Can Support Students of Color
Participants will learn to spot bias in their pedagogy and interactions with students of color, and to examine best practices for empowering them.Math Education that Enhances the Brilliance of Black and Latino Students
Participants who attend this workshop will learn research-supported strategies for helping black and Latino students reach their highest potential.Supporting AP Teachers: A Guide for School Leaders
Learn how school leaders are using the new AP resources to support AP teachers and improve student learning.
10:15–11:15 a.m.Career Pathways Initiative at Dillard University
This session will explore the pre-college program at Dillard University and how it helps students prepare for college.The Power of Partnerships: A Look into a Secondary & Postsecondary Example
We consider three effective ways to transform a student's college search process: communication, outreach, and partnership.
10:15–11:15 a.m.Using Restorative Circles to Strengthen Community and Amplify Student Voice
A cogent and compelling discussion as we examine the principles of restorative practices as a framework to build relationships, increase student voice and increase pro-social skills.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Creating Additional College Credit Opportunities with CLEP
Discover how CLEP can be integrated into your school to create a bridge to college, while saving students time and money prior to enrollment.Equity and Advanced Placement: Expanding Participation
This panel will explore how school administrators, counselors, and AP teachers can use AP Potential to expand access to AP courses.Minority Leadership Scholars
The Minority Leadership Scholars initiative equips African American students with tools to be community leaders and helps them to be college and career ready.Near Peer Recruitment Strategies in Selective Undergraduate Admissions
Exploring how selective institutions coordinate recruitment and outreach opportunities during the undergraduate admissions process.Retain Your Roots: The Value of Student Empowerment and Peer Solidarity
The presenters will demonstrate how the success of black students is enhanced by the implementation of peer solidarity and community support.Retaining Black Students In Rigorous Extracurricular Activities
This session will share what the presenters have learned about retaining black students in academically rigorous extracurricular activities, like speech and debate.Rewriting the Narrative: Strategies for Undergraduate Black Student Success
This session explores the question: What is the academy doing to ensure black students have the experiences and opportunities they need to be successful?The Effects of Culture—Referenced Essay Prompts on Student Writing
This session will explore a study that analyzed the effects of culture-referenced essay prompts on the writing skills of five hundred and eleven African American male students.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Bridging the Workforce Gap: An Update of Our College-to-Career Pipeline
The Carolina Cluster implements guided pathways, curricular enhancements, and co-curricular engagement to enhance students’ success.Strengthening Student Success Through Co-Curricular Engagement
The session will provide an introduction to the Career Pathways Initiative at Claflin University and centralizing experiential learning activities.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Indicators and Signals: What Is the Future for African American Education?
Join us for a candid conversation to gather key insights and indicators regarding the future of African American education.