Past Webinars

Overview

Past Webinars

Recordings of past webinars, plus related SREB resources on these education topics

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Transitioning to a Faculty Role
SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program Webinar Series

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Transitioning from doctoral student to professor can be both exciting and challenging. In this webinar, SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program alumni discussed their experiences navigating the transition into the professoriate. The panelists also provided advice on how to adjust to your new role, continue to grow your professional skills and balance service and academic commitments.

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Ensuring Equity in Schools in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

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Explore how SREB researchers used student survey data to identify sources of inequity in students’ school and classroom experiences. In this webinar, join staff from SREB’s Office of School Improvement for an interactive conversation about the factors that impact inequitable student experiences, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will share research-based findings as well as practical examples of steps educators can take to ensure each student has equitable access to quality learning.

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Connect Emergency Responses To Longer-term Workforce Efforts
Bouncing Back From COVID-19 Using Education and Workforce Dollars

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The sixth webinar in the Bouncing Back from COVID-19 Using Education and Workforce Dollars series covered how state leaders can ensure that their short-term emergency measures to address COVID-19 contribute toward achieving the state’s long-term vision for a thriving workforce and healthy economy. Presentations highlighted Alabama’s work in this area and included ways to align ESSA, Perkins V, WIOA, CARES Act and state and grant dollars.

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Make Education and Training Programs More Tech Savvy and Flexible
Bouncing Back From COVID-19 Using Education and Workforce Dollars

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In the fifth webinar in the Bouncing Back from COVID-19 Using Education and Workforce Dollars series, SREB presenters share strategies for readying workers to succeed in workplaces that are increasingly technology dependent. They also discuss how education and training programs can leverage technology and flexible formats so they can maintain programs when traditional formats are not practical. 

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Help Businesses Prepare Workers to Fill Critical Positions
Bouncing Back From COVID-19 Using Education and Workforce Dollars

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In the fourth webinar in the Bouncing Back From Covid Using Education and Workforce Dollars series, SREB presenters discuss how state leaders can help businesses upskill new and longer-term employees to fill positions critical to the state’s economic recovery. SREB also spotlights how states can address issues of equity and braid multiple funding sources to support this work. Leaders in Indiana share their exemplary efforts in this area. 

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Help Students Earn Credentials to Fill Critical Jobs
Bouncing Back From COVID-19 Using Education and Workforce Dollars

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The third webinar in the Bouncing Back From Covid Using Education and Workforce Dollars series covers strategies to help students gain postsecondary knowledge and skills to fill jobs critical to the state’s economic recovery. SREB presenters explore strategies for strengthening dual enrollment programs and helping new graduates maintain their educational momentum even when families struggle to afford tuition.

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Help Low-Skilled Adults Earn Credentials for Critical Jobs
Bouncing Back From COVID-19 Using Education and Workforce Dollars

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The second webinar in the Bouncing Back From Covid Using Education and Workforce Dollars series explores how states can help workers with low skills earn the credentials they need to secure and succeed at jobs critical to the state’s economic recovery. SREB presenters discuss strategies for targeting grants to individuals and postsecondary institutions and for addressing issues of equity. 

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Gauge Workforce Frequently, Prioritize Action Together
Bouncing Back From COVID-19 Using Education and Workforce Dollars

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Presenters make the case for analyzing data in rapid cycles to identify actions to spark workforce improvements and keep an eye on equity. The webinar covers partners to engage, including industry-sector partnerships, and spotlights how states can braid multiple federal and state funding sources for the work. 

Chris Lowery, senior vice president for workforce alignment at Ivy Tech Community College, presents on how Indiana has accomplished this and showcases Ivy Tech’s weekly labor market data reports and their role in the state’s rapid recovery initiative. 

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The #RealCollege Survey:
How Institutions Can Better Understand and Meet Students' Needs

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Student homelessness and food insecurity was already a growing crisis before coronavirus, but the pandemic is making the situation even worse. Read the latest #realcollege report.

The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of access to affordable food and housing among college students. Results can be broken down by state and institution, which state systems and individual colleges can use to better understand the degree of housing and food insecurity among their own students. This important information can help in designing appropriate supports for students in need.

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Borrowing While Black:
Understanding What Makes Student Debt a Crisis for Black Students

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EdTrust logoWhile the $1.6 trillion in student debt indicates a crisis for all students, borrowing for college while Black is a different experience. Black students are more likely to borrow, borrow more, owe more than their original loan amount and struggle with repayment.  They are more likely to have higher default rates, even among those who earn a college degree and come from high-income families. In this webinar, SREB and Ed Trust highlighted the historical and systemic injustices that have fueled this crisis and offer race-conscious recommendations at the federal and state level to help make college more affordable for Black students.

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One In Five:
The Student Parent Experience and its Impact on College Success

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One in five college students today is a parent, and yet they remain a largely invisible population. The vast majority of institutions do not track parenting status and therefore do not know how many student parents they have at any given time. Postsecondary success for these students is critical and far-reaching: when a student parent earns their degree, it has ripple effects that span two generations, impacting the parent’s employment opportunities and lifetime earnings potential, along with their child’s chances for achieving academic and career success.

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Improving Elementary Science
Equipping Students Through Inquiry and Integration

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In the drive to improve reading and math achievement, science in elementary school has sometimes fallen by the wayside. This webinar will review how schools can improve science instruction to give young students a strong foundation for learning and critical thinking and a base for building in-demand STEM skills. The presentation will cover solutions such as increasing classroom time for science, integrating science with other disciplines and preparing teachers to understand and teach scientific concepts.

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Maintaining Student Connections and Reducing Anxiety During COVID-19
A Professional Development Workshop

 

With up to a third of children struggling with anxiety in this country, overwhelmed adults need a new approach and practical, easy-to-implement strategies to help children cope with their anxiety. During the COVID-19 pandemic, when everyday life is so heavily impacted, levels of anxiety in children and teens are likely even higher and the risk for trauma greater. 

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Supporting Class of 2020’s Transition to Postsecondary
The New National College Attainment Network Resource Guide for K-12

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Alarming drops in Free Application for Federal Student Aid form completion and surveys showing students are highly uncertain about their college plans have catapulted the education sector into responding in innovative and urgent ways. The National College Attainment Network remains committed to helping districts and schools take five actions, right now, to help students stay on a path for success after high school graduation.