DAY 1 Wednesday, January 31, 2018
2–4 p.m.AP for All: Creating Equitable and Academically Successful AP Programs
This interactive workshop will feature several successful districts and schools in Western states where AP success and participation is a top priority.Counselors and the K12 Score Reporting Portal
Join us for this interactive workshop to learn helpful insights about the K12 Score Reporting Portal and an exploration of the reports school counselors use mostWhere Do I Go from Here? Pathways to Leadership
Join a panel of education professionals as they share how they navigated their career paths.
DAY 2 Thursday, February 1, 2018
7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
8:30–9:45 a.m.Plenary Session: Sense of Belonging: An Evidence-Based Strategy for Achieving Student Success
Terrell Strayhorn discusses race, equity, and diversity issues, as well as major policy issues related to student access and achievement.
10–11 a.m.Counselors, Colleges, and the Redesigned SAT
A panel of admissions staff and enrollment managers will examine admission insights and best practices since the launch of the redesigned SAT.Stuck in the Middle
This session will explore what can be done to aid students in the socioeconomic and academic middle, whose needs are not fully met through need-based or academic-based aid.The Future of Admission: Can Data Unlock New Opportunities?
In this session, results, tools, and data will be presented from the College Board’s gathering of enrollment managers, researchers, and College Board staff to improve the practice of admission.The Future of Pre-AP
Learn about the College Board’s new Pre-AP courses in English, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts.The Neuroscience Behind Teenage Performance and Motivation in High School
Dive deep into neuroscience as we examine brain development during teenage years and how these neurological changes shape the high school experience.Using the SAT Suite of Assessments to Create Change
This session offers best practices from educators who have implemented two or more assessments in the SAT Suite to expand college readiness, followed by Q&A.
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.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.Equity and Access for All Students Through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
California MTSS focuses on the whole child through academic supports, social emotional learning, and behavior systems.Generation X, Millennial, and Generation Z: Understanding the Students We Recruit
Understand the Generation X and Generation Z populations, including what they prioritize, how they operate, and what they buy, in order to best serve them in their quest for higher education.On the Road Again: Navigating New Hires into Recruitment
Help steer staff into successful recruitment strategies, research, and confidence as they manage territories for the first time.The Affordability Equation: Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid
This session will provide context to help participants better understand the debate about the value of college and the need to effectively convey key information to others.What’s Now, What’s New, What’s Coming: The SAT Suite of Assessments, 2018-2020
This session will explore the latest innovations and changes to the SAT Suite of Assessments.
12:45–1:45 p.m.A Conversation on Current Conditions and the Future of American Education
Join a conversation between two of America’s leading educators on the most current issues facing K-12 and higher education systems.
2:15–3:15 p.m.A Systemic Approach to College and Career Readiness for All Students
In this session Riverside County Education Collaborative will share their initiatives and best practices for increasing student access and success in rigorous courses.Big Changes: High School Graduates Through the Early 2030s
Representatives from WICHE will discuss the new edition of Knocking at the College Door, providing updated projections of high school graduates through the class of 2032.Eye on Washington: Looking Ahead at Federal Higher Education Policy
Learn about upcoming federal policy changes that will impact admission, financial aid, campus climate, and college financing.NCAA Initial Eligibility 101
NCAA representatives will explain how school counselors can assist student-athletes in meeting NCAA Division I and II academic standards.The AP Program: Changes, Developments, and Updates
In this session, AP Program leaders will provide detailed information on program changes designed to provide more students with the opportunity to engage in AP courses and exams.
DAY 3 Friday, February 2, 2018
9–10:30 a.m.Building an Evidence Base to Support Diversity and Inclusion
The Access and Diversity Collaborative will provide guidance on how to create an evidence base for holistic review to support diversity on campus.AP Capstone: An Entry Point to AP for All Students
This session will review AP Capstone as a tool to expand access to AP for all students.How to Support Your Students with All Things College Board
Join this interactive session to explore best practices in using counselor’s favorite online resources including AP Potential, BigFuture, Roadmap to Careers, Khan Academy and more.Managing Difficult Conversations in Admissions and Financial Aid
How to handle difficult conversations with students and families as they make decisions about admission options, college costs, and financial aid.The Strength of Partnership: Opening doors for all students
Participants will take away practical tips on how to develop meaningful and action-oriented partnerships in order to create a college access program.Where Does the Financial Aid Life Cycle Really Begin and End?
The financial aid life cycle is beginning earlier and earlier. When do we need to begin talking to students about financial education? How do we educate students about net price?