Past Webinars

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Past Webinars

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

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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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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.

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Trends in College Affordability by Income
SREB State Affordability Profiles

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At a time when state economies are demanding a workforce with higher levels of education, the rising cost of college remains a barrier to college enrollment and degree completion for many students in southern states, particularly for those in lower income groups. Now with the crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with declining birth rates and other factors, colleges and universities may find it more challenging than ever to enroll new students and retain current ones. In turn, a decreased or stagnant enrollment may slow states’ progress toward improving students’ employment outcomes and preparing their workforce to meet the demands of an economy increasingly reliant on new technologies.

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College Admissions: Supporting Low-Income Students
The New NACAC Deposit Fee Waiver Form and Other Useful Resources

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Social distancing in response to the coronavirus crisis has caused the loss of students’ and their families’ employment and changes to financial situations. In this webinar, Andrew Moe, director of admissions at Swarthmore, provided an overview of access issues in the admissions process as well as the many other micro-barriers students from low-income backgrounds face when applying to college.

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The New SwiftStudent Tool
Help for Guiding Students Through Financial Aid Appeals

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The sudden onset and rapid spread of the coronavirus has caused many sudden changes to student and family finances. At the same time, students may not have the same level access to counselors and advisers that they did prior to social distancing. Yet research shows that students and their families know very little about their right to appeal financial aid awards as well as the process for doing so.

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The Students Are Not All Right
Using the Science of Social Listening to Understand and Meet Students' Needs

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The global COVID-19 pandemic hit campuses across the country in the blink of an eye. In rapid succession, campuses closed, courses moved online, and our lives—personally and professionally—were permanently altered.

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Helping Students Apply and Pay for College
The College Board Opportunity Scholarship Program

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In this webinar, the College Board shared new updates to the SAT and AP testing, resources for school counselors, and information on its new Opportunity Scholarship program for high school students. In addition Dr. Borden of Orange County schools in Florida shared best practices for supporting students’ postsecondary planning during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Advice from North Carolina Virtual School Leaders
Handling Extended School Closures

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As states across the country manage the COVID-19 global pandemic, districts and schools have been forced to rethink teaching and learning methods as they have moved to digital learning and online platforms. In this  webinar, state virtual school leaders in North Carolina will share resources that could be useful in other states and districts.

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Advice from Georgia Virtual School Leaders
Handling Extended School Closures

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As states across the country manage the COVID-19 global pandemic, districts and schools have been forced to rethink teaching and learning methods as they have moved to digital learning and online platforms. In this webinar, state virtual school leaders in Georgia will share resources that could be useful in other states and districts as they grapple with extended school closures.

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What Admissions Professionals Want You to Know
Advice for School Counselors and Access Advisers During COVID-19

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The sudden onset and rapid spread of the coronavirus has caused many unforeseen consequences in (and rapid changes to) the college admissions process. In this webinar, Rick Clark, director of admissions at Georgia Tech and nationally-known author, shared the most up-to-date information that school counselors need to know about virtual interviews and campus visits, May deposit deadlines, incomplete high school transcripts, entrance exam testing, financial aid appeals and more.

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Webinar Follow-Up: School Counseling From a Distance
Supporting Students During COVID-19

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Common App logo This webinar, hosted by SREB in partnership with Common Application Inc. (Common App), built on the previous webinar of the same name on how to provide school counseling services virtually. In this webinar, a panel of leading experts in school counseling shared their insights on how they are supporting students’ academic, college/career, and social-emotional needs when schools are closed or have moved to online instruction.

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School Counseling From a Distance
Supporting Our Students During COVID-19

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In this webinar, Brian Coleman of Chicago Public Schools and 2019 ASCA School Counselor of the Year, shared his insights on how to support students’ academic, college/career, and social-emotional needs when schools are closed or have moved to online instruction. Brian stressed the importance of having a strategy first before diving in. Important things to consider are the legal and ethical issues involved, school district policies, and what technology tools your students have access to.

Sample video. In this video, Mr. Coleman describes the Self-Assessment project for Juniors at Jones College Prep during the COVID-19 school closure.

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The Benefits of Attending an HBCU
A Webinar for School Counselors and College Access Advisers

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In this webinar, representatives of Florida A&M University and Spelman College provide a look into the unique campus culture, academic learning environment and social experiences found at historically black colleges and universities. This webinar was designed for school counselors and college access advisers who work with students of color in order to help them become more familiar with the special opportunities HBCUs provide.

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Moving Upward and Onward
Income Mobility at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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Presenters from American Institutes of Research and Rutgers University discussed the value of historically black colleges and universities to both students and to the field of postsecondary education. Presenters provided an overview of their research on how predominantly white institutions and HBCUs impact graduates’ economic mobility.

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Federal Student Financial Aid
How to Support Students and Families Through the FAFSA Process

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To prepare students and parents to complete the FAFSA form, it is critical to understand the barriers, the support needed and the resources available to navigate the financial aid process. This webinar provided guidance on how to support students and parents in complicated family or financial circumstances, such as students in foster care or experiencing homelessness, or dependent students who don’t live with their legal parents. Through a review of federal updates, frequently asked