DAY 1 Sunday, March 18, 2018
DAY 2 Monday, March 19, 2018
7:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
8 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
9–10 a.m.A Dream Deferred, but Not Denied: Equitable Access and Success for Black Students
Professor Strayhorn will present data on race-related achievement gaps, and reveal how social identities still affect black students’ performance in a democratic society.
10:15–11:15 a.m.African American Students Beating the Odds and Rising to the Occasion
This session focuses on how an East St. Louis school district increased college acceptance rates, scholarship offers, and graduation rates from prior years.Coming Soon: New Resources and Supports for AP Teachers, Students, and Coordinators
Learn about the new teacher and student supports that will become part of the AP Program beginning fall 2019.Cultivating the Black Pearl
This session presents solution-focused behavioral interventions for black girls in secondary schools.Developing a Data Driven Strategy to Reach Your College Access Goals
This presentation will discuss the process for developing a data-driven strategy to achieve college access goals.From Elem. School to College:A Black Male Pipeline Program through S.T.E.M
Participants will gain knowledge on ways to create pipelines for African American Males through S.T.E.M initiatives from Elementary School to College.Growing Together: Beginning Teacher Support and Black Student Success
This session will focus on research into how beginning teacher support impacts the achievement of black students in high-needs schools.Pipelines to Educational Partnerships and Internships for Urban Youth
The implementation of educational pipelines for gifted and high achieving African American studentsProspect HBCU: Promoting the Historically Black College Option
There are 107 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) but many students struggle to name ten. This session will explore promoting the HBCU option and feature a best practices panel.
10:15–11:15 a.m.Beyond PPY: The Impact of Early FAFSA & the Institutional Packaging Philosophy
Join a group of veteran student financial aid leaders to explore lessons learned from the first Early FAFSA cycle.Connection is Key: Establishing a Successful Alumni Recruitment Team
This session will provide a systematic model to create a robust recruitment program, utilizing alumni as an integral component of the admission process.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
1:45–2:45 p.m.Actualizing Academic Success for African American Students
Participants will apply concepts learned from leaders regarding critical learning habits and skills that are predictors of academic success.Advocating for Black Students in the Competitive Admissions Landscape
Learn best practices to advocate for your Black students using college partnerships and your school profile and letters of recommendation.Creating a Culturally Responsive, College-Going Culture for Young Men of Color
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) is focused on eliminating opportunity gaps for young men of color in New York City and preparing them for college and beyond.Preparing Young Women To Be Leaders
The Female Leadership Academy is an innovative leadership program designed for young girls at the middle and high school levels.Propelling the Dream: Reinforcing Black Student Success & Engagement
A panel of diverse perspectives concluding with interactive groups with methods for maintaining Black student engagement and assessing progress.STEM SAT Subject Tests: Exploring Opportunities for Minority College Applicants
The goal of this session is to highlight the benefits of majoring in STEM for minority applicants and show how SAT Subject Tests can assist in the admission process.Strengthening Minority-Serving Community College–HBCU Partnerships
This session illuminates an academic partnership serving minorities to expand opportunities, strengthen academic rigor, and increase student success.The Role Educators Must Play to Support Undocumented Students and Families
This session will explore policy challenges and provide practices that empower undocumented students in our school communities.
1:45–2:45 p.m.Is Your Financial Aid Department Focused on the Customer? Let's Talk About it.
This interactive session will explore issues relating to customer service in the financial aid department, and how it can be situated at the forefront of business.
1:45–2:45 p.m.Increasing Access to Rigorous K–12 STEM Instruction
Examine initiatives at play to eliminate “STEM deserts” and discuss what each of us can do today to provide all students with the high quality education they deserve.
3–4 p.m.Educating Black Males for a Future in the Classroom
Join us for an important conversation regarding educating and encouraging black males to become teachers.Essential Practice Habits for Students
Join us for an engaging conversation with our students regarding ways to employ practice in all aspects of their lives.Restorative Justice from Conflict to Community
Join us for an urgent and important discussion regarding restorative justice practices and the impact on African American students.Seeing Black Boys: (re)Discovering their Fundamental Genius
Join us for a discussion regarding utilizing education as a liberating force for African American boys.The Relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Today
Join us for this important discussion regarding the significance of HBCUs. Explore whether these historic schools may be the proper fit for your student.
4:15–5:15 p.m.Black and Hispanic STEM Education Matters
This workshop introduces research-supported interventions that provide access and opportunity for black and Hispanic students to pursue STEM.Bridging Student Support Efforts: A Wraparound Approach to College Success
Join this interactive workshop to learn how university and secondary school programs are integrating their efforts to improve college completion.Clearing the Path for Students with Disabilities
School counselors examine a new accommodations process and best practices to provide critical guidance and support for students with disabilities.Creatively Increase College Completion with CLEP
Learn how high school and college students can save time and money and persist in college using CLEP.Data-Driven Strategies to Expand College Access in Houston ISD
By utilizing College Board data and other metrics, Houston ISD has expanded opportunities for students, such as college advising and scholarshipsStrengthening the College Pipeline for Low-Income African American Students
Explore innovative strategies tested by the KIPP Foundation to improve college access and success for low-income, first-generation African American college students.What’s Up With All the Black Boys Sitting In the Principal’s Office?
Rather than providing educators with broad, ideological approaches for addressing the needs of black males, this session offers valuable information regarding young black males’ school experiences.
DAY 3 Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
8 a.m.–2 p.m.
9:15–10:15 a.m.A Program for African American Student Success in AP
This session details one school's successful efforts to increase African American student participation and success in AP.African American Success in an All-Male High School
Travel with us as we venture to see how one all-male high school achieved 100% graduation rate and 100% college acceptance for five continuous years.Be Inspired to #ReachHigher
This session will highlight tools and resources available to educators to help create a college-going culture at their school.Creating Equity Through Early Postsecondary Opportunities
Is it possible to close the achievement gap for African American students through access to early postsecondary opportunities?Equity and Accessibility Through Restorative Dialogue and Discipline
This session proposes methods for implementing a holistic discipline model that sees all behavior as related.Raising Their Voices: Improve Student Advocacy on Your Campus
Presenters will examine four strategies for improving self-advocacy on campus to help students seek out resources and succeed.Successful Course Placement is Everybody’s Business
This session will help you reevaluate and develop your institution's current course placement program.
9:15–10:15 a.m.Emergency Aid: One School's Approach To Fulfilling This Unbudgeted Need
This interactive session will explore how some states and institutions are reforming their financial models to address financial barriers faced by low-income students.Exploring National Science Foundation Funding Opportunities
This session will provide participants with an overview of new and long-standing funding opportunities available through the National Science Foundation.
9:15–10:15 a.m.College and Career Readiness - An Equity Issue for African American and Hispanic Males
In this session we will get serious about making college and career readiness an organic experience for marginalized young men of color.
10:45–11:45 a.m.Champions of Collaboration: Supporting African American Students
Experience the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program; an innovative pathway from high school to a bachelor's degree.Closing Access and Achievement Gaps in AP STEM
Practitioners highlight strategies to dramatically improve African American student participation and performance in AP STEM courses.Providing Students with a Voice Among Faculty and Staff
Learn how one school district provided student groups the opportunity to share their experiences with faculty.The Leading Men Fellowship: Empowering Males of Color in D.C. Public Schools
Learn about the Leading Men Fellowship, an educator pipeline program serving males of color who are recent D.C. Public Schools graduates.The Right Relationships for a College-Going Culture
This session will show how the right people combined with the right initiatives produced the right result, a college-going culture, at Gaffney High School.Understanding Difference: A School and University Partnership
As America's classrooms become more diverse, an educator’s ability to understand difference is an essential skill necessary to reach all students.Upholding the Dream: Connecting African American Students to Scholarships
The United Negro College Fund will outline their data-based partnership with the College Board, and the resultant opportunities for African American students.
10:45–11:45 a.m.Let's Talk Admission, HBCU Style
The goal of this session is to educate school counselors, community-based organizations, and college advisers about engaging admission offices at HBCUs.Reducing College Debt: Accelerated Degree Option
The Accelerated Degree Program will enable academically qualified students to earn a bachelor's degree in three years and a graduate degree in one additional year, with less debt.