DAY 1 Monday, April 16, 2018
DAY 2 Tuesday, April 17, 2018
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
8:45–9:45 a.m.Educación: Recovering and Revamping to Ensure Access
Join us to discuss how leaders, educators, and communities are working together to grapple with the challenge of rebuilding and revitalizing the education system in Puerto Rico.
10–11 a.m.Big Plans Ahead: Conducting a Good College Search
Introduce students to the process of finding the right college. Learn how to pique interest and how to help students conduct a good college search.College Academy for Parents: Fostering a College-Going Culture with Latino Families
Attend this session to learn about a program that's transforming the college-going practices of an entire community and improving college access for Latino students.College Access Programs: 10 Actions You Should Take Now!
The Rutgers Future Scholars program has developed a replicable model for increasing access to college. Learn about what we do and what we can share.Culture of Support: Coaching First-Generation Students to Reach their Goals
UC San Diego’s Student Success Coaching Program provides student-centered, holistic, and proactive support for first-generation college students.Designing a Community College Bridge Program for High-Risk Graduates
Review a summer bridge program that supports high-risk graduates through community college matriculation and design your own implementation plan.Identify, Enroll, and Support Latino Students in AP
This session will present a successful partnership between a school district and a nonprofit organization to identify and enroll Latino students in AP and IB classes.Improving Latino Students’ Educational Outcomes by Empowering Parents
Speakers at this session will offers tools and strategies that foster an effective parental engagement program, proven to increase Latino students’ college enrollment and completion.Instructional Coaching and Community Mentorships: Success for All
This session will examine how targeted interventions and collaborative efforts at John Marshall Fundamental Secondary School ensure advancement for all of its Latino students.Latino student success: Enough is known for action
In this session Latino higher education leaders will specify the systemic changes needed for Latino students to be successful in two- and four-year colleges.Reducing the Achievement Gap: AP Potential and Official SAT Practice
Through AP Potential and Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, students can improve test results and open opportunities for success.
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.Adelante! Improving Rural Hispanic Students’ Transition to College
This session will examine the impact of Adelante Hispanic Achievers, a precollege program in Louisville, Ky.California Community Colleges' Transfer Pathways to HBCUs for All
A presentation on the statewide transfer agreements between the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and HBCUs—an option for Latino Students!Data-Driven Strategies for Expanding College Access
This session presents data-driven strategies that have helped expand college access at Houston Independent School District (HISD).Digital Portfolios and College Readiness: Empowering Students as Leaders
This session will focus on using peer leadership and digital portfolios to empower students.Increasing College Access for Latino Students in High-Need Contexts
Learn about current research and practical strategies for establishing a college-going culture for Latinos from elementary school to high school.No Boundaries. Just EXCEL.
This session will show how EXCEL minimizes and removes barriers for Latino students to achieve academic success.Prior Learning Assessment: Paving the Road from High School to College
This program will examine the methods of prior learning exams and how they increase both college access and success for Hispanic students.Rethinking Discipline Through Restorative Justice
This session details how restorative practices have allowed our school to improve the way we approach student discipline and academic success.Social Justice and Equity Through Access to Advanced Placement
Using outcome data and extant literature, we highlight strategies to ensure equity and access implemented by a 2017 National AP District of the Year.Support our DREAMers Achieve their Dreams
The discussion explores programs and networks to aid undocumented students enroll and graduate while overcoming their obstacles.
2:45–3:45 p.m.Salud Mental es Importante: Breaking Mental Health Barriers
This session will address barriers to Latino students’ learning and mental health services in schools.Access Is the First Step to Success
This session highlights how New Mexico’s partnership with the College Board has led to massive gains in student success.All 4s and 5s: Our Students Did It, and Yours Can Too
This conference session will present a system that ensures success for every student taking an AP course.All About the PAA: The College Board's Spanish College Admission Test
Learn about the PAA, how it is used, how to interpret scores, and how it compares to the SAT.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.Culturally Responsive Teaching in the AP Classroom
Embrace equity pedagogy and make rigorous content accessible to all students with engaging, culturally responsive reading and writing strategies.Developing the Leadership Skills of Young Women
This session is about the Female Leadership Academy, a program that empowers young women in middle school and high school.Enrolling Versus Serving Undocumented Students
This roundtable will discuss how different factors can affect equitable access to education for undocumented students.Strategic Collaborations for Undocumented Student Success in College
This session focuses on recruitment, admissions, and retention of undocumented students applying to the University of Washington.¡Adelante! Connecting Latino Students to Scholarships
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund will outline their data-based partnership with the College Board, and the resultant opportunities for Latino students.
4–5 p.m.A Multicultural Center's Role in the Support and Success of Latinx Students
This presentation will be a showcase for UT Dallas Multicultural Center programs and resources.Advanced Computing and Cultural Competency: Latinos in the 21st Century
Learn how the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is preparing Latinx students to meet workforce demands.AP Boot Camp: Skill-Building Activities that Prepare and Motivate Students
AP boot camp is a series of experiential learning activities that allow students to practice the skills required for success in AP courses.Colegio Comunitario es Copacetico: Preparing Latinxs for Community College
Learn how partnership between NGO Access programs and community colleges is the best way to ensure success for your Latinx students going to community college.College Affordability
This session will explore whether college is still the best investment a student can make, as well as ways in which college can be kept affordable.Creating an UndocuResource Center at a 4-Year Higher Education Institution
How student advocacy and leadership led to the creation of an UndocuResource Center at an education institution.Latino Education and the Impact of Trauma
This session will examine mental health issues that affect Latino students, particularly the impacts of trauma.Promoting College Access with a CLEP Spanish Language Initiative
The College of Western Idaho uses the CLEP Spanish Language exam to promote postsecondary enrollment for native Spanish speaking high school students.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.Transfer and Degree Attainment: College Pathways for Latino Students
In this session we'll look at Latino students’ college pathways and discuss strategies to assist them in transfer and degree attainment.
DAY 3 Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
8 a.m.–1 p.m.
8:45–9:45 a.m.A Partnership for Pathways for High-Poverty, Minority-Majority Populations
This session will present a high school–community college partnership model for increasing rigor and creating a college-going culture for high-poverty and minority student populations.Bridging the Gap Between College and Career Counseling
This session will cover how KIPP NYC has fostered a schoolwide college and career readiness culture to ensure that students are ready for college and beyond.Construyendo Puentes de Èxito: Building Bridges of Success
A team representing Lone Star College, Lee College, and the PUENTE Project will discuss the innovative collaboration between the organizations.Creating Trust Between Educators and Undocumented Students
We will present best practices to create sustainable trust for undocumented students based on a quantitative study conducted at a public high school.Equity to Liberation: Empowering Students Through Mastery-Based Grading
Participants will discuss the cognitive and motivational effects of mastery-based grading at three urban public high schools.FAFSA y Mas
The session will highlight federal and state aid programs that are commonly awarded to first-generation, low-income Latino students.Intensive Cohort Services and Schoolwide College-Going Initiatives
Learn about intensive cohort services and schoolwide college-going initiatives that increase college enrollment rates.Making College Access a Family Affair
Leverage high-impact strategies to make parents the greatest advocates in their child's college application process.Making Mathematics Come Alive with Desmos Classroom Activities
Desmos activities invite students to connect working mathematically to working socially and creatively while keeping them engaged.Restructuring Academic Success Services to Better Support Students
Learn how administrators can be creative with human and financial resources to build sustainable support systems for students.
10:45–11:45 a.m.Alumni Programming in Support of College Retention
Participants will get an overview of DP's wraparound services that combat current statistics having to do with persistence and support 88% college retention.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.In Support of Valid Placement Decisions: Fairness in ACCUPLACER Tests
This session discusses steps the College Board takes to ensure ACCUPLACER tests are as fair and free of bias as possible for all test takers.Laker Familia: A Postsecondary Model for Latino Recruitment and Retention
This workshop will discuss a successful initiative to improve Latino recruitment and retention with a three-day orientation and mentorship program.Online Education for Latinx Students
Could the preconceived notion of "traditional" college be preventing Latinx student enrollment?Roadmap to Success: Mapping the Student Journey with College Board
Join College Board’s College and Career Access digital team for an interactive workshop to exchange ideas and provide insight on the student’s journey to college.Supporting College-Going for Undocumented Students
Amid debates about immigration, learn how one school has addressed the academic needs of its undocumented students.The Go Center: A One-Stop Shop for College Access in a Title I High School
Building a high school's college-going culture? Learn how to create a one-stop shop for your students' college access needs.Undocumented Students’ Access to Higher Education: Adelante Juntos
This session presents resources and strategies for supporting undocumented immigrant students during the Trump administration.Who gets aid? Immigration Status and Federal Student Aid.
This roundtable will discuss the importance of immigration status and how that impacts financial aid.