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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.


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 ...


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.


Undocumented Students: Who Are They? And What Can I Do?, Merchel Menefield, Victor Ruiz Dec 2012

Undocumented Students: Who Are They? And What Can I Do?, Merchel Menefield, Victor Ruiz

Ohio College Access Network

Many educators are trying to figure out how to assist undocumented students. This presentation helps identify issues that others are facing with this group of students and some approaches that can be used to better serve this population. This Power Point presentation accompanied the breakout session by the same title at the 2012 OCAN Conference.


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.


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.


Trio Works: Turning Roadblocks Into Opportunities, Gary Williams Dec 2012

Trio Works: Turning Roadblocks Into Opportunities, Gary Williams

Ohio College Access Network

College degree attainment is vital in today's world. During a time when the U.S. trails in college degree attainment, it is imperative for school districts, higher education institutions, educational agencies and families to be aware of programs that work. This panel will discuss TRiO programs, who they are and how they help students from sixth grade through graduate school to earn the degree(s) they seek. The panel discusses the need for collaboration with other access and success programs and consists of experts who have more than 20 years' experience working with low-income, first generation, disabled and veteran ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Creating College And Career Ready School Climates: An Analogy Of Olympic Proportions!, Linda Knicely Aug 2012

Creating College And Career Ready School Climates: An Analogy Of Olympic Proportions!, Linda Knicely

Ohio College Access Network

Using the high interest level of the Olympics as a theme, this Power Point begins with uncaptioned photographs representing different sports and scenes from the Olympics. Audience members are asked to talk in small groups and then share out about different ways that scene might be related to college and career readiness. When sharing out is completed with the last slide, the slides are repeated a second time, this time on auto-timer and with a caption that tells a story. A third transition, brings up one of the slides (providing students with the equipment) to segue into a training exercise.


Assisting Students In The College Experience: Multiple Dimensions Of Identity, Charlie Runyan, Blossom Barrett Jun 2012

Assisting Students In The College Experience: Multiple Dimensions Of Identity, Charlie Runyan, Blossom Barrett

Ohio College Access Network

The learning outcomes for this presentation are as follows: *Reconceptualize identity development to be more inclusive of differences within and across identity categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, class, ability and religion. *Learn strategies to enhance the quality of the learning environment within *Explore with colleagues the way in which we can effectively create or build multiracial/multiple identity communities while also supporting students individually. *Learn methods to integrate research, practice, self reflection and professional development to best serve students and our profession.


Osca-Nosca College And Career Readiness Counseling Workshop "Next Steps" Webinar Presentation Slides, Linda Knicely, April Bell May 2012

Osca-Nosca College And Career Readiness Counseling Workshop "Next Steps" Webinar Presentation Slides, Linda Knicely, April Bell

Ohio College Access Network

This Power Point presentation accompanies the webinar that was conducted for attendees of the OSCA-NOSCA Workshops in the Winter/Spring of 2012 to provide an opportunity for further discussion of how the Eight Components and Parent/Family/Community Partnership materials that were received can be utilized to transform counseling practice and create a college-going culture in one's school/district/community. It provided time to share best practices, ask questions and share concerns and in general, more fully reflect on and digest the many topics that were introduced at the workshop.


Sample Evaluation Document For Parents Provided By Esperanza- Effectively Engaging Parents In The College-Going Process, Ohio College Access Network Feb 2012

Sample Evaluation Document For Parents Provided By Esperanza- Effectively Engaging Parents In The College-Going Process, Ohio College Access Network

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


Effectively Engaging Parents In The College-Going Process, Victor Ruiz, Zulayka Ruiz Feb 2012

Effectively Engaging Parents In The College-Going Process, Victor Ruiz, Zulayka Ruiz

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


“Hot Topics” Summary Of Responses From Act Conference Counselor Roundtable Session, Linda Knicely Jan 2012

“Hot Topics” Summary Of Responses From Act Conference Counselor Roundtable Session, Linda Knicely

Ohio College Access Network

At the Counselor Roundtable Session, held on Tuesday, January 24th at the Columbus Renaissance Hotel, attendees were presented, in no particular order, with a list of ten “Hot Topics” to discuss. In the interest of time, attendees voted for the five topics they were most interested in discussing and those are listed below the master list, in order of interest level. Each topic was discussed for only 10 minutes with participants suggesting strategies/solutions. When possible, the person providing the idea/resource is listed by name and school.


Resources And Tools For Helping Undocumented Students Access College, April Bell Jan 2012

Resources And Tools For Helping Undocumented Students Access College, April Bell

Ohio College Access Network

This document provides links for scholarships and other financial resources and tools to help undocumented students access post-secondary education.


The Kresge Foundation Challenge, Donnell Mersereau Dec 2011

The Kresge Foundation Challenge, Donnell Mersereau

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


Advancement Via Individual Determination (Avid)... The Road To College: Our Journey Together, Lee Felts Dec 2011

Advancement Via Individual Determination (Avid)... The Road To College: Our Journey Together, Lee Felts

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


Academic And Career Planning: A Strategy For Promoting Post-Secondary Education, Carolyn George Dec 2011

Academic And Career Planning: A Strategy For Promoting Post-Secondary Education, Carolyn George

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.