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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 ...


School Year And Summer Enrichment Programs, Liz Nusken Feb 2013

School Year And Summer Enrichment Programs, Liz Nusken

Ohio College Access Network

References to 21st Century Learning Skills (integral to creating college- and career-ready graduates) litter the current landscape – educationally, legislatively, and in the media. Yet, the traditional school day is finite in length and the competition for the minutes it contains, intense. This PPT presentation slide deck accompanied the webinar by the same title that addressed those skills which might be most effectively developed outside of the classroom and will increase the participants’ awareness of exemplar school year and summer enrichment opportunities (both in central Ohio, statewide and throughout the country) that may, in turn, be communicated to the students and ...


Building College Aspiration In The Elementary And Middle Grades Jan 2013

Building College Aspiration In The Elementary And Middle Grades

Ohio College Access Network

This Power Point presentation accompanies the live PD event (and concurrent webinar) held on Jan. 11th at the downtown public library for professionals advocating for students in grades K-9. It includes an introduction and overview as well as strategies and best practices shared by school counselors currently working with students in those grades.


West Kiosk Feature, Ohio College Access Network Jan 2013

West Kiosk Feature, Ohio College Access Network

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


Fafsa Completion, Morralee Keller Jan 2013

Fafsa Completion, Morralee Keller

Ohio College Access Network

This Power Point presentation accompanies the recorded webinar by the same name and also uploaded to this website. It includes a comprehensive review of the FAFSA and the FAFSA filing procedures for 2013-2014. Tips and most common errors will also be discussed as well as post-filing processes for the student/parent. The webinar introductory and concluding slides have been deleted.


Strategies For Alignment: High School - Ihe, Rich Seils, Marie Ward, Ellen Cahill Dec 2012

Strategies For Alignment: High School - Ihe, Rich Seils, Marie Ward, Ellen Cahill

Ohio College Access Network

A panel representing both secondary and higher education discussed the process utilized in Central Ohio through the HS-IHE Alignment Grant to align high school and college curricula and the agreed upon strategies to promote alignment. Discussion included both the alignment of course content and the alignment of the soft skills needed for college and career success. This Power Point accompanied the presentation by the same name at the 2012 OCAN Conference in Columbus, Ohio.


Brief History And Overview Of Community Colleges, Michael Snyder Dec 2012

Brief History And Overview Of Community Colleges, Michael Snyder

Ohio College Access Network

This session will review the change in philosophy of higher education in the United States from being available only to those that could afford college to the open access and success agenda of today. The influence of the Land Grant colleges and now the community colleges to fulfill this philosophy will be presented. The session will end with a discussion of the challenges facing community colleges as they attempt to serve the U.S. today.


Planning, Partnering And Fundraising: 3 Key Elements To Launching And Sustaining An Early Awareness Program, Janet Schultz Dec 2012

Planning, Partnering And Fundraising: 3 Key Elements To Launching And Sustaining An Early Awareness Program, Janet Schultz

Ohio College Access Network

In 2008, the non-profit college access organization, A Call to College, researched the feasibility of extending their services to elementary and middle school students in their partner district, Newark City Schools. This investigation led to a phased, 4-year process to build the PEAK (Providing Early Awareness and Knowledge) Program. PEAK currently provides activity-based programming and specially designed lesson plans for every 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th grader in the district - over 2000 students from 82 classrooms in 11 different buildings. This session will cover the key planning elements, critical partnerships, staffing strategies, and short- and long-term funding action plan that ...


Amplifying The Message About College And Career Readiness, Linda Knicely Dec 2012

Amplifying The Message About College And Career Readiness, Linda Knicely

Ohio College Access Network

This session takes an intentional look at how we bridge the divide between PD and reality and discusses innovative methods for delivering the college and career readiness message, including counselor- and teacher-taught CCR classes, counselor-access professional partnerships, and CCR promoted within an advisory model. Six panelists currently working in the field share their diverse perspectives. This Power Point presentation accompanied the breakout session by the same title at the 2012 OCAN Conference.


Championing The Champions, Linda Knicely Dec 2012

Championing The Champions, Linda Knicely

Ohio College Access Network

The word "champion" is both a noun and an action verb . . . we both are and we do. This moderated panel of representatives from the statewide organizations and offices that support the work of school counselors, access and success advisors, and admissions and financial aid professionals (a.k.a. some of the "champions" of college and career readiness for Ohio's youth) provides perspectives on the current challenges, initiatives, trends, and opportunities that inhibit or support our collective ability to "champion" and advocate for students' and families' futures in our professional work. This Power Point presentation accompanied the breakout session by ...


Managing Multiple Generations, Beth Flynn Dec 2012

Managing Multiple Generations, Beth Flynn

Ohio College Access Network

How are you managing the multi-generational workplace? The American workforce is much more diverse today than ever before in history, with the age range of employees spanning 60 years. Each generation has its own unique values and behavior which can sometimes cause misunderstanding in the workplace. Bring out the champion in your team by creating a work environment where everyone feels respected and appreciated.


Ohio Transfer To Degree Guarantee, Karen Dickerson, Hideo Tsuchida Dec 2012

Ohio Transfer To Degree Guarantee, Karen Dickerson, Hideo Tsuchida

Ohio College Access Network

Transfer between state college/universities has changed drastically in the last ten years. The development of Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs) and Career Transfer Assurance Guides (CTAGs) pathways, Transfer Grading Policy, awarding of college credit for Advanced Placement Exams, and now the Articulation and Transfer Clearinghouse have changed the face of transfer in Ohio in ways that will be far-reaching in effect and will change the way we all send, accept, and apply transfer credits in Ohio. This presentation provided an update on new initiatives that have been or are planned for the near future and how they will affect higher ...


Customization In West, Ohio College Access Network Nov 2012

Customization In West, Ohio College Access Network

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


Reporting In West, Ohio College Access Network Nov 2012

Reporting In West, Ohio College Access Network

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


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.


Uploading Data In West - October 2012, Ohio College Access Network Oct 2012

Uploading Data In West - October 2012, Ohio College Access Network

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


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.


Orientation To West, Ohio College Access Network Oct 2012

Orientation To West, Ohio College Access Network

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


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.


Brief History And Overview Of Ohio's Community Colleges, Michael Snider Aug 2012

Brief History And Overview Of Ohio's Community Colleges, Michael Snider

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.


Financial Aid 201 2012 Ocan Advisor Training, Mary Kay Freshour Aug 2012

Financial Aid 201 2012 Ocan Advisor Training, Mary Kay Freshour

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.