DAY 1 Wednesday, February 8, 2017
8 a.m.–1 p.m.College Tours: Chapman University and Soka University
College Tours: Chapman University and Soka University: We invite you to join us for a co-hosted tour of both campuses on the morning of February 8 prior to the start of the forum. Register today. (go.chapman.edu/register/?id=154d9380-a958-4ea5-9352-abc360e7d3aa)
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
10 a.m.–NoonAP Capstone and Beyond: Skills-Based Knowledge and Service Learning in AP
The AP Capstone program has become one of the driving forces in equipping students with the independent research, teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued in college and careers. Dovetailing with AP Capstone is a new innovative pilot program, AP with WE Service, focused on service learning in six AP courses.Connecting Students to Opportunity: College Advising Tips and Resources
Join this interactive session to learn about best practice strategies in college advising, and resources including critical Advanced Placement, college planning, and assessment tools, for helping all students achieve academic, career, and personal success.You’ve Made it to the Middle, now What?
This workshop will explore the skills needed for careers in certain fields including education and tips for finding the best professional “fit.”
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
3:45–4:45 p.m.Career Paths Across Enrollment Management Departments
This session will feature a discussion with Enrollment and Financial Aid professionals on how to develop cross training or shadow programs on campus that encourage staff development and advancement across Enrollment Management Divisions, rather than viewing advancement as a linear progression within one department.Shifting Instruction: Making an ELD Classroom Active, Engaging, and Challenging
Join members of the SpringBoard program as they unveil their new English Language Development program.The Landscape of Anxiety
This session will investigate the root causes of anxiety in students, especially in the college admission process.Trends in College Prices, Financial Aid, Student Debt, and Payoff
As the price of college and student debt levels continue to rise, many students and families are questioning whether college is still worth it. In this session, the authors of Trends in College Pricing, Trends in Student Aid, and Education Pays will answer this question by providing up-to-date information from the 2016 editions of these reports.Using the PSAT/NMSQT Data to Drive Instruction
This session will focus on how districts and schools can utilize assessment data from the College Board’s K-12 Assessment Reporting Portal to support students in the classroom.
DAY 2 Thursday, February 9, 2017
7 a.m.–5 p.m.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
9:45–10:45 a.m.Authentic Career Exploration Drives Better Student Course Planning
For the first time this fall, all students who took the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 received free access to personalized career exploration from Roadtrip Nation, thanks to a partnership with the College Board.Beaver Hangouts: Online College Access Coaching for Rural Students
Beaver Hangouts is a near-peer, online college access program that connects Oregon State University students to high-need K–12 schools across Oregon.California College Application and Success Campaign
The Orange County Office of Education, the San Bernardino County Office of Education, and the American Council on Education have joined together to conduct a pilot program called the California College Application and Success Campaign.Financial Aid Case Studies
This session will explore the financial aid process and give participants a glimpse into how college financial aid offices use information from sources like the FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to determine a family's Expected Family Contribution.Mother of Many — AP STEM
The founder of the nonprofit Mother of Many will discuss the work of the organization, and how it is connecting underrepresented students with schools and teachers in Los Angeles and elsewhere.The College Admission Landscape: A Panel Discussion
This session will explore college admission trends, as well as policies and practices related to advisement, recruitment, and admission.
11 a.m.–NoonAP Insight: A Strategic Focus to Build AP Course Mastery
Learn how to help more students attain college success with AP Insight.Predicting the Future: Early FAFSA and Prior-Prior Year
These twin strands of change will shift the landscape of college admission and financial aid and will challenge even the best forecasters as they attempt to estimate the effects on student behaviors and expenditures.SAT Suite Reporting Made Easy: Find Just What You Need and Use It Efficiently
This session is designed to make life easier for counselors as they access and use data from the SAT Suite of Assessments’ enhanced online reports.Transforming College Preparatory High School Courses in California
This presentation will highlight the key features of career and technical education (CTE) high school courses that contain sufficient academic rigor to meet California's public university admission requirements.What Big Change Looks Like: High School Graduates in the West through 2032
The nation, and the West in particular, is currently experiencing significant changes among youth that are affecting college demand, access, and attainment.
1:45–2:45 p.m.A Tipping Point: Avoiding Information Overload in the College Admission Process
How early is too early to begin the conversation with students about planning for college and career? This session will look at ways to engage students and families appropriately while keeping the focus on what really matters.Academic Assembly Meeting
Join us to learn what the College Board's Academic Assembly Council has been working on this year and help shape its agenda for 2017-18.Chakras and Mudras and Yamas, Oh My!
Discover how meditation, chakras, yamas, and "the Four Aims" can enhance/inform/empower our personal and professional admissions work with students and colleagues.College is College: Recruitment and Retention of Transfer Students
This session will feature a discussion on the diversity and different perspectives that transfer students bring to their new institutions.Sustaining Our Ethical Moorings in the World of Early FAFSA
This session will explore the hoped-for outcomes of the early FAFSA and prior-prior year data in the context of admission and financial aid policy decisions.Threats and Opportunities Facing Higher Education
From discussions about FSLA, DACA, and debt-free college, federal and state policy changes will impact the way we manage college admission and financial aid at the campus level.
3–4 p.m.College Scholarship Service Assembly Meeting
Join us to learn what the College Board's College Scholarship Service (CSS) Assembly Council has been working on this year and help shape its agenda for 2017-18.Developmental Disparities and How They Affect Performance in High School
This session aims to highlight neurological and psychosocial factors during childhood and early adolescence that affect social and academic performance in high school.How Data Enhances the Campus Visit Experience
This session will discuss the importance of data in the management of successful and efficient campus visit programs and provide suggestions for how feedback related to campus visits be quantified and measured effectively.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; support AP teachers with free online resources and professional learning experiences; simplify exam administration procedures; and support students’ exam performance. In addition, the AP Program will seek feedback from the audience and will dedicate time to a Q&A session.The School Counselor Toolkit: Assessments, Scores, and Reporting
In this interactive session, school counselors will learn about the benefits and resources found within the online scoring portal for the SAT Suite of Assessments.
4:15–5:15 p.m.Advanced Topics in Financial Aid: Professional Judgment
Join this session to review information and issues surrounding professional judgment.Expanding Computer Science in Your School, District, and State
In this conference session, you will hear from a panel of professionals who will discuss how they started and expanded AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) at the school, district, and state levels, and from a student who took AP CSP and how it has impacted her life.Guidance and Admission Assembly Meeting
Join us to learn what the College Board’s Guidance and Admission Assembly Council has been working on this year and help shape its agenda for 2017-18.Using the Four Keys to College and Career Readiness to Support AP Success
This session will highlight the use of Dr. David Conley's Four Keys to College and Career Readiness as a framework to support student success.
DAY 3 Friday, February 10, 2017
9:45–10:45 a.m.“I Appreciate it When You ... It's Frustrating When You ...”
This positive, interactive, and solutions-based session will provide an honest exchange between counselors, teachers, admissions professionals, and financial aid representatives.Effective Organizational Structures in Enrollment Management
Enrollment Managers will discuss the strengths and challenges of different models, as well as considerations to maximize operational effectiveness in support of the institutions mission.Leveraging Support for students with a focus on Practice: Khan Academy
This panel of school and district level representatives will share how they have successfully promoted and implemented Khan Academy’s resources to drive improvements in student achievement.The Role of Mentoring in the Career Arc of an AP Teacher
In this session, we’ll explore the benefits of peer-to-peer professional development using the AP Mentoring program as a case study.