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Ocan/United Way Career & College Collaboration Workshop College Admissions Myths & Realities Ppt Presentation, Michele Brown Jun 2013

Ocan/United Way Career & College Collaboration Workshop College Admissions Myths & Realities Ppt Presentation, Michele Brown

Ohio College Access Network

This PPT presentation prefaced and introducted the case study admissions simulation presented at the OCAN/United Way Career & College Collaboration Workshop in Columbus, Ohio in June as one of the breakout sessions entitled: "An Insider's Guide to Today's College Admission Process".


Ocan/United Way Career & College Collaboration Workshop: Partnering With Families To Create A College-Going Culture At School And At Home Ppt Presentation, Linda Knicely Jun 2013

Ocan/United Way Career & College Collaboration Workshop: Partnering With Families To Create A College-Going Culture At School And At Home Ppt Presentation, Linda Knicely

Ohio College Access Network

This PPT was presented at the OCAN/United Way Career & College Collaboration Workshop in June 2013 and culminated in brainstorming activities that focused on supports that school partners; youth-serving organizations; parents/families; and other community partners could contribute to building a college-going culture.


Ocan/United Way Career & College Collaboration Workshop Transitioning From Summer To School Year And Back Again Ppt Presentation, Erica Cherup Jun 2013

Ocan/United Way Career & College Collaboration Workshop Transitioning From Summer To School Year And Back Again Ppt Presentation, Erica Cherup

Ohio College Access Network

This PPT was presented at the OCAN/United Way Career and College Collaboration Workshop in June 2013 and focuses on Summer Reading/Learning Loss.


Ocan/United Way Career & Collaboration Workshop Timelines And Resources Presentation, Kate Webster Jun 2013

Ocan/United Way Career & Collaboration Workshop Timelines And Resources Presentation, Kate Webster

Ohio College Access Network

This PPT was presented at the OCAN/United Way Career & College Collaboration Workshop in June 2013. It provides timelines, checklists and online resources for students in grades 6 through 12 (and their families and advocates) to support career and college exploration and planning.


Today's Careers In Central Ohio And What Education Is Required For Them, Cheryl Hay Jun 2013

Today's Careers In Central Ohio And What Education Is Required For Them, Cheryl Hay

Ohio College Access Network

This presentation, created and provided by Cheryl Hay, Director of the Workforce Development Center at Columbus State Community College, was included at the United Way/OCAN Career & College Collaboration Workshop in June 2013 and discusses the current landscape of industry needs and projections in Ohio.


The Role Of Noncognitive Skills In College Completion, Linda Knicely May 2013

The Role Of Noncognitive Skills In College Completion, Linda Knicely

Ohio College Access Network

When did you last read a 200 page book in under sixty minutes? Everyone’s buzzing about journalist Paul Tough’s bestselling book How Children Succeed. These PPT slides accompanied the May 2013 webinar where we checked that off your bucket list and “unpacked” the book in an interesting and engaging manner. More importantly, hear the most current thinking (and the research behind it) about soft skills-noncognitive skills-social capital-executive functioning (choose your own label) and how vital it is that we, as youth advocates, realize their integral role in college completion.


Student Transition Programming, Linda Knicely, Kim Ebbrecht, Sarah Collins, Jim Collins Apr 2013

Student Transition Programming, Linda Knicely, Kim Ebbrecht, Sarah Collins, Jim Collins

Ohio College Access Network

ALL students, but especially those with obstacles to overcome in their lives, benefit from being connected to school and community resources that can help ensure a smooth and successful transition from one educational environment to the next. This PPT accompanied a webinar by the same title held in April 2013 and included research-proven best practices about student transition programming. Three panelists also shared the successful Elementary to Middle School; Middle School to High School; and High School to Higher Education programs that they have developed and implemented within a variety of settings, both urban and rural.


Interpreting Financial Aid Awards, Laura Meek Apr 2013

Interpreting Financial Aid Awards, Laura Meek

Ohio College Access Network

These presentation slides accompanied a timely webinar held on April 12, 2012 to share information about the financial aid verification process and how to help students understand the award letters as they receive them. Laura Meek, Director of Financial Aid at Ohio Dominican University, shared her expert knowledge on these topics. In addition to providing attendees with an overview of both verification and award letters, she provides examples/case studies that will help college access & success professionals, school counselors, and youth-serving organization staff in working with their students.


Goal Setting Within A Career Advising Framework, Sarah Lopienski, Carolyn George Mar 2013

Goal Setting Within A Career Advising Framework, Sarah Lopienski, Carolyn George

Ohio College Access Network

PLEASE NOTE: This PPT slide deck accompanies a webinar by the same title (the link to which is also posted on this website) which was held in March 2013 in Columbus, OH. As professionals, we are faced with limited time in our work day to focus on the multiple aspects of the academic, career, and personal/social development of our students. Career development often falls last due to the pressing needs of academic and personal/social development. Integrating goal setting/career advising into existing curricula is the intent of Career Connections, a joint initiative among the Governor’s Office of ...


Parent Engagement Strategies, Lynda Snyder Feb 2013

Parent Engagement Strategies, Lynda Snyder

Ohio College Access Network

We understand how important the role of parents and other significant adults can be in nurturing college and career goals and aspirations in youth. Research shows that beginning early is crucial to these efforts. There is tremendous potential in these partnerships, but there are also challenges that require creative approaches to involving families in our outreach activities. This Power Point presentation accompanies the uploaded recorded webinar by the same name. Opportunities and challenges and discussed and explored and best practices and practical examples will be shared.


Advising For Academic Rigor, Jefferson Blackburn-Smith, Kate Webster Feb 2013

Advising For Academic Rigor, Jefferson Blackburn-Smith, Kate Webster

Ohio College Access Network

Most commonly accepted definitions of “college ready” in use today include the phrase “qualified for and able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing college courses without the need for remedial coursework.” The key to attaining this global benchmark is rigorous academic preparation with focus, at all grade levels, on curricular alignment, effective advising, and the provision of the supports that students need to attain their academic goals. This PP slide deck accompanied a webinar by that same title that addresses all three of these components. The live webinar/training was timed to coincide with student course selection for the upcoming school ...


College Planning Online Tools And Resources Power Point Presentation, Linda Knicely Nov 2012

College Planning Online Tools And Resources Power Point Presentation, Linda Knicely

Ohio College Access Network

With the advent of the Internet, the options for accessing online advice, information, and other resources now seem almost endless and to the novice (and even the advanced, at times) user, can be overwhelming. This Power Point accompanies the linked webinar of the same name and provides thoroughly vetted online tools, websites, and search engines that you should know about to share with and effectively advise your students and their parents. Included is a Naviance tutorial and tour of the Ohio Board of Regents OhioMeansSuccess site as well as many others. The Power Point can be edited and adapted to ...


Financial Aid 101: The Basics Webinar Power Point Slides, Marion Meadows Nov 2012

Financial Aid 101: The Basics Webinar Power Point Slides, Marion Meadows

Ohio College Access Network

Designed for the novice, this presentation provides a broad overview of the college financial aid process. It looks at the various funding opportunities for students to pay for college and builds understanding of what a financial aid package includes. Differences in aid from various types of colleges is also explored.


College Entrance Exams (Act/Sat) 101 Power Point Presentation, Linda Knicely Oct 2012

College Entrance Exams (Act/Sat) 101 Power Point Presentation, Linda Knicely

Ohio College Access Network

Everything you ever wanted to know about the ACT and the SAT - what are they, how are they different, when should students take them, how do they register, get fee waivers, what do colleges do with the information etc. This Power Point presentation accompanies a recorded webinar by the same title. The link to that webinar is also available for download within the OCAN Resource Bank.


College Admissions 101, Michele Brown Oct 2012

College Admissions 101, Michele Brown

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


College Planning Timelines And Checklists, Linda Knicely, Marion Meadows, Kate Webster Oct 2012

College Planning Timelines And Checklists, Linda Knicely, Marion Meadows, Kate Webster

Ohio College Access Network

Research shows that students who know and complete the steps that are outlined in this Power Point presentation (which accompanies a webinar by the same title) are far more likely to enroll in a post-secondary educational institution. Timelines and checklists for students in sixth through twelfth grade will be shared and explained by co-presenters with diverse, yet complementary perspectives.


Admissions 101 Ocan Advisor Training Presentation, Michele Brown Aug 2012

Admissions 101 Ocan Advisor Training Presentation, Michele Brown

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


Financial Aid 101, Lawrence Matthews Aug 2012

Financial Aid 101, Lawrence Matthews

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


Federal And State Financial Aid Update 2012 Ocan Advisor Training, Faith Phillips Aug 2012

Federal And State Financial Aid Update 2012 Ocan Advisor Training, Faith Phillips

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


Ode Update - Standards, Assessment, Pd, Legislation - Fall 2012, Tom Rutan Aug 2012

Ode Update - Standards, Assessment, Pd, Legislation - Fall 2012, Tom Rutan

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


The Cost Conscious College Search, Linda Knicely Aug 2012

The Cost Conscious College Search, Linda Knicely

Ohio College Access Network

The Cost Conscious College Search (with the exception of the last couple of slides) is intended to be "audience ready" for students and families. Counselors or other school or community organization staff may adapt and use it to share eight practical strategies that may be employed effectively to lower the final total cost of a post-secondary education. We would welcome feedback about how users use it - with what audience, in what settings, with what delivery approach and any suggestions they might have for improvements. Besides sharing the information on the Power Point, we encourage you to include either experts on ...


Ask An Admissions Counselor Panel: The State Of College Admissions In Ohio 2011, Ohio College Access Network Nov 2011

Ask An Admissions Counselor Panel: The State Of College Admissions In Ohio 2011, Ohio College Access Network

Ohio College Access Network

This Powerpoint accompanies the webinar that provided an Ohio perspective to the NACAC State of College Admission 2011. Panelists represented 2 year, 4 year public, 4 year private, and out-of-state institutions.


College Admissions 201 - Case Studies In College Admission, Michele Brown, Nancy Gibson Aug 2011

College Admissions 201 - Case Studies In College Admission, Michele Brown, Nancy Gibson

Ohio College Access Network

This Powerpoint presentation accompanies a case study simulation where participants are guided through an admissions scenario and provided the opportunity to review applicant files and collectively make decisions on their status.


College Admissions 101, Michele Brown Aug 2011

College Admissions 101, Michele Brown

Ohio College Access Network

This Powerpoint presentation accompanies the session provided by Michele Brown from OSU at the OCAN Advisor Training (for new advisors) in August, 2011. The basic "How To's" of college advising are included.


2011 Advisor Training - Federal And State Update, Chad Foust Aug 2011

2011 Advisor Training - Federal And State Update, Chad Foust

Ohio College Access Network

This Powerpoint presentation accompanies the financial aid update session provided by Chad Foust (OSU/OASFAA) for OCAN Advisors and School Counselors in August, 2011.


Career And College Planning For Underrepresented Populations, Lisa Hinkelman, Amy Martinez Aug 2011

Career And College Planning For Underrepresented Populations, Lisa Hinkelman, Amy Martinez

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


Dual Credit Partnership: The Fairless/Stark State Model For Success, Adele Gelb Aug 2011

Dual Credit Partnership: The Fairless/Stark State Model For Success, Adele Gelb

Ohio College Access Network

This Powerpoint presentation details a dual enrollment partnership in Stark County, Ohio. The purpose was to begin the process of sharing information about the seventeen dual credit programs across Stark County; to create an awareness of the range and scope of dual credit; to identify opportunities and innovations that other districts are implementing; and to network and problem-solve by learning from other districts’ experiences.


College Access And Student Attainment, Adele Gelb Aug 2011

College Access And Student Attainment, Adele Gelb

Ohio College Access Network

This Powerpoint presentation accompanied a session at the August 2011 OCAN Advisor Training that focused on the gains produced by the Stark Education Partnership. It includes ongoing efforts, particularly in the field of dual enrollment.


Financial Aid 201, Mary Kay Freshour Aug 2011

Financial Aid 201, Mary Kay Freshour

Ohio College Access Network

This Powerpoint presentation accompanies a session at the Summer 2011 OCAN Advisor Training. Financial aid topics such as the verification process and dependency overrides are covered in greater depth.


2011 Federal & State Financial Aid Update, Cad Foust Aug 2011

2011 Federal & State Financial Aid Update, Cad Foust

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.