DAY 1 Monday, April 24, 2017
DAY 2 Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
10:15–11:15 a.m.Achievement Gaps or Expectation Gaps?: Suburban Schools and Latino Achievement
How can suburban high schools define, identify, and address the patterns of practice that result in continual achievement gaps for Latino youth?Beyond Test Day: How the SAT Supercharges Practice and Career Exploration
Learn how the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT can be more than just assessments—they power student opportunity with links to Khan Academy and Roadtrip Nation.Connecting 21st Century Educators to 21st Century Learners
This session will focus on resources and strategies teachers need to create a blended classroom, whether with a set of devices or only a few tools.First Generation Students, PLA, and STEM
By accurately placing prepared and motivated Hispanic students, PLA partnerships create outcomes that include a more dynamic classroom experience.I Am AP: Building Student Confidence
AP classes are for all, regardless of demographics or AP experience; students must believe they are ready for AP classes and can achieve success.No One Ever Taught Us How to “Teach” College Access
Learn about effective strategies and low-cost resources that have led to the Elon Academy's astounding 100% college access success rate for Latino Students.Prepare for Placement: Impact of Placement Tests on New College Students
This session offers an overview of the next-generation ACCUPLACER tests and discussion of the impact of placement tests on a student’s college experience.Road Map to AP District of the Year: A Systematic Approach
This session will map out five areas of focus for improving student success in AP: cultural responsiveness, communication, outreach, professional development, and student supports.Trust Your Brain, Keep Things Simple, and Stay Positive
Providing students with the motivation and strategies to build confidence and perform under pressure are essential to college and career readiness.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.An Interdisciplinary Approach to College Access Success
Achieve success through our interdisciplinary approach to admission essays, community service, college applications, and financial aid.Biliteracy that Works: A Path to College Readiness
This session will help participants quickly improve assessment scores in schools with a high population of Title I and ELL students.Champions of Collaboration: Supporting First-Generation Latino Students
The purpose of this session is to share the impact of a collaboration between three systems to help serve underrepresented youth in higher education.Identificad y Cultura: Latino Identity and College
Presenters discuss how Latino students’ identities affect their college choice and college fit.Latino Parent Engagement: The Heart of it All
Learn how one high school is engaging Latino parents as volunteers and teaching them about essential elements of their child’s academic and social success.Promoting Equity and Access for Latino Students Through MTSS
A look at overall discipline data trends for Orange County with comparisons to schools that implement positive behavior interventions and support.STEM SAT Subject Tests: Exploring Opportunities for Minority Applicants
The session highlights the benefits of majoring in STEM for minority applicants and how SAT Subject Tests can assist in the admission process.The Role of AP Along the Recruitment to Retention Continuum
Explore how to identify and support AP students during the enrollment cycle and advise, support, and retain them once they're at your institution.
2:45–3:45 p.m.A Multipronged Approach to College and Career Readiness
This session presents a case study of Hicksville Public Schools, a K–12 suburban Long Island district, and its actions to improve education for its 28% Hispanic population.Best Practices in Latino School and Home Partnerships for Student Success
A review of schools around the nation that are successfully forging partnerships that work for Latino families with Latino student success in mind.Bridging the Gap: College and Career Specialists in High Schools
Orange County Public Schools created College and Career Specialists at each high school to help increase the access to college and career planning for all students.College Board Assessments that Open Doors for Spanish-Speaking ELL Students
Learn about a set of assessments used by some K–12 schools and higher education institutions to improve outcomes for Spanish-Speaking ELL students.From Prospect to Grad: Using Technology to Support the Student Life Cycle
Rutgers University has developed two online tools to streamline connections to K–12 programs: a program directory and a student portal.Innovative Approaches to Supporting Long-Term English Language Learners
This session will present creative ideas for supporting English Language Learners.Que Paso Con Ganas?
With a disproportionate number of Hispanic students in STEM disciplines in college, this session hopes to answer the question “que paso con ganas?”Their Own Words: Latinx School Experience and Relationships that Matter
We will present the school programs, relationships, and competing priorities that Latinx youth report impact their experiences in the U.S.
4–5 p.m.Biliteracy: Developing Student Success in AP Spanish and Beyond
Presenters from the 2016 AP District of the Year will share innovative approaches to AP Spanish that embrace students’ biliteracy and accelerate student achievement.Building Pathways: Helping Latina Students Transition to Higher Education
This presentation will provide best practices for facilitating access to higher education for Latina high school students.Creating and Sustaining a College-Going Culture: A Continuum Approach
In this session, participants will develop techniques to create and sustain a college-going culture for all students at their schools.Embracing Latino Success Through Parental and Community Engagement
Explore two key strategies for furthering college readiness: parental involvement and engaging community partners.Equity and Access for Student Success
This session identifies and shares instructional strategies that address equity and access issues by incorporating the diversity of students’ experiences.Guiding Underrepresented Students to Success
The session will focus on scholarship and non-scholarship programs that support first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students.SAT Suite Reporting Made Easy
This session is designed to help counselors access and use data from the SAT Suite of Assessments’ enhanced online reports.Transfer and Degree Attainment: College Preparedness for Latino Students
This session will present a study of how college aspiration and preparedness is related to Latino student transfer behaviors in college.Yes, We Khan Do It: Delivering Access and Opportunity to Latinos
We will share our successful Khan Academy and ELL initiatives that have increased SAT scores and scholarship dollars for our Latino population.
DAY 3 Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
8 a.m.–2 p.m.
9:15–10:15 a.m.Are We Innovating or Just Using Technology?
Educators should find innovative ways to teach, and knowing the real meaning of “innovation” is extremely important.College Complete in High School
This session is about the strategic use of Pre-AP, AP, and dual credit courses to get high school students ready for college and career.Developing a Culture of Advanced Academic Achievement
This session is about utilizing data and strategic collaborative planning to promote advanced academic achievement among Hispanic students.Estamos Aquí (We Are Here): Serving Students with a Customized Approach
We will discuss access, barriers, and initiatives in proactively recruiting and retaining Latinx students pre- and post- admissions.Jambalaya Education: Empowering Mexican and African American Young Men
This session will give a data-rich overview of the challenges Mexican and African American male students face in secondary education, along with solutions to help them overcome those challenges.Master Schedule Analysis: Equity and Access for Latino Students
Participants will learn how to conduct an analysis of their school’s master schedule in order to maximize the academic potential of Latino students.Sustaining Parental Support of Latino Students’ Postsecondary Options
This session offers strategies, from school-based initiatives to community-based outreach programs, to equip Latino parents to help their children pursue postsecondary goals.Using CLEP to Help Latino Students Achieve College Success
This session will provide an overview of CLEP and share how CLEP can help Hispanic students get on an early path to college.¡Claro que se puede!: Tools to Engage Latinx Parents in College Access
This session provides tools for engaging Latinx parents and equipping them to guide their first-generation children to pursue postsecondary education.
11 a.m.–NoonCommunity Colleges and Latino Student Achievement
In this roundtable session, participants will discuss the innovative ways community colleges help Latino students achieve their educational goals.Diversifying the STEM Pipeline Through Innovation
In this roundtable session, participants will discuss the impact of STEM/STEAM education in K–12 and how to educate and inspire future STEM professionals.Financing a College Education
In this roundtable discussion, participants will discuss how to encourage more students and their families to apply for government aid.
11 a.m.–NoonSupporting and Mentoring Latina Students
In this roundtable session, participants will discuss the role of mentoring in promoting college readiness, persistence, and completion among Latina students.The Potential Impact of Changes to the Every Student Succeeds Act
Participants will discuss the potential impact if the White House administration complicates the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and its flow of funds to historically underrepresented communities.What's Next? A Conversation on DACA
In this roundtable discussion, participants will discuss the different ways they are supporting students as they pursue their dream of higher education.