DAY 1 Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
8:30–11:30 a.m.CANCELED: Organizing Your APⓇ Exam Administration: A Workshop for AP Coordinators
This workshop provides training that is related to all aspects of the AP Exam administration for new and experienced AP Coordinators.
9:30–11:30 a.m.CANCELED: Beyond the AP Capstone Classroom: Skills-Based Knowledge and Service Learning in AP
The AP Capstone program has become one of the driving forces in participating schools to equip 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, AP with WE Service, focused on service learning in six AP courses. This workshop will provide a brief overview of the programs.CANCELED: Connecting Students to Opportunity: College Advising Tips, Tools, Resources
Academic preparation and college advising begin well before the students’ junior year and contemporary school counselors are intrinsically involved in providing wide array of information and support to students throughout their journey toward post-secondary opportunities.CANCELED: Navigating the Various Aspects of Enrollment Management
From the redesigned SAT to Prior-Prior Year to the Coalition Application to student activism on campus related to access and inclusion, enrollment management is multi-faceted to say the least. Factor in price sensitivity and student debt concerns and it becomes even more nuanced.
10–11:15 a.m.Be Part of Something Larger: Your Association with the College Board
Representatives of the College Board will discuss how they became involved with the organization and how their relationships with it have developed over time.
1–2:30 p.m.CANCELED: A New York Student State of Mind: P-20 Partnerships for Student Success
Our opening plenary will highlight P-20 partnerships in NYS that demonstrate collaboration from educators and state leaders across the continuum working to provide access and opportunity to students.
2:45–3:45 p.m.Achieving Diversity and Inclusion Post-Fisher II
This session will review key elements of the Court’s decision in Fisher II and identify important takeaways for institutions of higher education.CANCELED: Crafting a College Counseling Course Curriculum
This session will provide three examples of college counseling curricula taught at a charter school and two independent schools.Higher Ed and CBO Partnerships for College Access and Success
This session will explore how higher education institutions and CBOs can work together to ensure that students have knowledge of good fit schools and successfully apply to and graduate from college. Participants will learn about successful higher education and CBO partnerships and will learn how to identify CBOs to partner with.Operation 1600: What's New with Official SATⓇ Practice on Khan AcademyⓇ?
Hear the inside scoop on who is using the world-class SAT practice resources on satpractice.org and what kind of results they’re getting.Preparing AP® Aces: AP® and Learning List Help Teachers Choose and Use Instructional Resources More Effectively
To continually enhance alignment with current best practices in college-level learning and help students develop the knowledge and skills essential for college majors and subsequent courses, AP is redesigning several curriculum frameworks in each discipline to create more challenging coursework.
2:45–4:45 p.m.Case Studies for the Use of Professional Judgment in Financial Aid
There is a myriad of circumstances that can inhibit parents’ ability to pay their expected contribution for college. Join a panel of seasoned financial aid professionals as they share professional judgment case studies.
4–5 p.m.AP Insight: A Strategic Focus to AP Course Mastery
Learn how to help more students attain college success with AP Insight! Expert educators have collaborated with the College Board to embed proven student-achievement strategies into AP Insight’s year-round classroom tools.High School Equivalency and College: Addressing the Child Left Behind
This session will consider high school equivalency (HSE) students as a growing, non-traditional student body seeking college entry and will explore efforts to better support HSE students.Making Enrollment Numbers Despite Demographic Declines
In this session, seasoned professionals will share insider tips about the comprehensive marketing and communication plans, search strategies, operational efficiencies, and development of nontraditional student markets that can make a big difference for students.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.Trading Places: School Counselor as Financial Aid Officer
If you were a financial aid officer, how would you choose which students should receive your limited need-based aid dollars?
DAY 2 Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:30–9:15 a.m.Digging into Data: A Hands-On Workshop on Accessing the SAT Suite of Assessments Reporting Tool and Using Data to Inform Instruction
Join us for an informative and interactive working session as we dive into the SAT Suite of Assessments Reporting Tool and explore the many reports, functions and features. Participants will get hands on assistance in getting into and up to speed on the portal, learn how to run the variety of reports available, and take an in-depth look at the instructional planning and question analysis reports. Then, join in a guided discussion on how to use the portal’s data to inform classroom instruction.
7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
9:30–10:30 a.m.Committee-Based Evaluation: A New Model for Holistic Admission Decisions
The Committee-Based Evaluation (CBE) system leverages technology and human resources to save time and money. In this session, participants will learn how to work smarter and to make better enrollment decisions in the process.Eye on Washington: The Post-Election Outlook for Higher Education
Session participants will review the latest news about the new administration and will consider possible repercussions of the 2016 election.Finding the Right Fit: A Student's Journey to College
Learn more about helping students find their best college fit. Hear from two students about how they found the right college.The Role of the Counselor in NCAA Eligibility and Recruiting
This session is designed to equip school counselors with the information needed to support prospective NCAA student-athletes in their pursuit of the student-athlete experience.Trends in College Prices, Financial Aid, Student Debt, and Payoff
A college education opens the door to many opportunities. 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 SAT Skills, Tools, and Data to Support Instruction
This session will promote familiarity and fluency with the specific skills assessed on the SAT and deepen teachers' understanding and utility of over a dozen tried and true interdisciplinary pedagogical practices that promote these essential skills. Teachers, instructional coaches, and supervisors in all subject areas are encouraged to attend.
10:45–11:45 a.m.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 and beyond.Fostering Educational Equity for Low-Income Students via Financial Literacy
This session focuses on intentional tactics for fostering educational equity for socioeconomically disadvantaged students by providing just-in-time financial education for college and beyond.Improving Transfer Students’ Bachelor’s Completion: New Research and Lessons
This session features new, cutting-edge research that reports how each state is doing not only on student transfer but on whether those transfer students eventually earn bachelor’s degrees.Supporting a Strong College and Career Readiness Culture
NYCDOE’s Office of Postsecondary Readiness (OPSR) focuses on the alignment of school curriculum, instruction, and operations to ensure that all students are college and career ready. This session will focus on OPSR’s initiatives, trainings, and tools.The College Admission Landscape: A Panel Discussion
Depending on your vantage point, today’s college admission experience can appear to be simultaneously multi-faceted yet one-dimensional; in constant flux yet unchanged. Join an insightful panel discussion led by admission deans from diverse institutions about topics of importance to counseling professionals on both sides of the desk.
2–3 p.m.An (Unbalanced) Rising Tide: Recent Trends in International Student Mobility
This session will distill three big ideas that international enrollment management leaders need to know.Building a Bridge from Cradle to College
This roundtable discussion will take a detailed look at how young adults are achieving academic success and becoming college ready.College Scholarship Service Assembly Meeting
Join us to learn what the College Board’s College Scholarship Service (CSS) Assembly Council has been working on and help shape its agenda for 2017 and beyond.Diverse Perspectives on Test Preparation: Lessons from D.C. Partnerships
Join panelists with a variety of perspectives, including representatives from test preparation organizations, schools, and districts, to discuss strategies for providing in-school test preparation programs.The AP Program: Changes, Developments, and Updates
Hear from AP leaders about new developments in the AP Program.
3:30–4:30 p.m.Beyond the Classroom—Using Digital Resources to Extend and Enrich the ELA/ELD Classroom
Come find out how classroom learning can be extended and enriched by reaching out to the digital world for current and engaging teaching methods and informational texts related to instructional themes and skills.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 and beyond.Strategies and Best Practices for College and Career Readiness for English Language Learners
This session provides specific college & career readiness ideas and strategies, such as tips for planning lessons and the use of external partnerships as well as broader approaches such as using college visits and cultural differentiation for varying language levels.The Role of Mentoring in the Career Arc of an AP Teacher
Sustained teacher-to-teacher support in the form of coaching or mentorship can have a powerful positive influence on teacher instructional effectiveness. Through a collaborative relationship with a more experienced colleague, teachers can analyze their own teaching practice, get immediate and relevant feedback, and quickly implement changes in their classrooms. This session will explore the benefits of peer-to-peer professional development using the AP Mentoring program as a case study.
DAY 3 Friday, March 17, 2017
10–11 a.m."Survivors Guilt vs. the Sellout": Barriers to College Persistence for First-Generation Students
Survivor’s guilt among African American first-generation college students involves negative emotions related to leaving family and friends “behind” in a difficult context and with different experiences.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.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.The School Counselor Toolkit: Assessments, Scores, and Reporting
In this interactive session, school counselors will learn about benefits and resources within the online scoring portal for the SAT Suite of Assessments. Participants will examine ready-to use tools and resources for the PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT to support college and career readiness outcomes.Understanding Students with Both Learning and Emotional Disabilities
This presentation offers a unique opportunity to experience educational practices through the eyes of students with special needs.
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.