DAY 1 Wednesday, April 22, 2020
DAY 2 Thursday, April 23, 2020
7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
9–10 a.m.The Backpack: Life Lessons to Empower Latinx Youth
César Cruz, co-founder of Homies Empowerment, a youth and community development organization in Oakland, Calif., will provide insights on creating schools that work for Latinx students.
10:15–11:15 a.m.A College Jump Start for Latino Students Through Best Practices
Our presentation will be based on best strategies to promote students’ success and overcome challenges as first-generation college students.Arts and Culture: Tools to Jump-Start College Success in Latinx Youth
California State University San Marcos, a Hispanic-serving institution, pioneers radically inclusive programs by increasing student achievement through the arts. Individual initiatives are discussed.Building a DREAMer Ally Network
California Lutheran University will share how to create an ally network to help undocumented students through their college experience on a campus.Creating a Welcoming, Affirming Environment: Parent & Student University
An informed, empowered community is critical to ensuring a welcoming and affirming environment. Our event provides dinner and informative workshops.Demystifying College Fears for Students and Families
K–12 educators will create a plan for implementing a college access conference for families, addressing the fears of first-generation communities.Landscape™: Admissions Findings, Reactions, and Next Steps
With over 130 colleges piloting Landscape™, we will highlight use cases and provide updates on how we are partnering with the counselor community.One Team, One Plan: Data Driven Instruction for Pre K-12 Latino Students
Examine using growth data to drive instruction and programming for Latino students in a large district made up of 88% Hispanic students in 22 schools.Reframing Masculinity Among Latinx Students in Higher Education
This program will share current practices that are designed to serve Latinx college students from an anti-deficit framework to ensure holistic success.Roundtable: It’s Never Too Early! A Districtwide 6th–8th-Grade College-Prep Model
UCSB’s Early Academic Outreach Program will showcase their 6th–8th-grade districtwide college prep model initiated in Santa Maria, Calif.The HSI Caminos Project: Forging Latinx Teacher-Student Opportunities
This session will share promising practices for promoting and supporting Latinx students to enter secondary teaching as a career.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.A Summer STEM Success Academy with Gamified Elements at an Urban HSI
NJCU’s STEM Success Academy includes gamified elements to promote teamwork and increased sense of belonging within the university and STEM community.AP for All: AP Spanish Language and Culture for Heritage Learners
A growing number of Latinx students take AP Spanish Language and Culture. This session offers strategies for improving heritage learner performance.Beyond Playing Time: Counseling Student Athletes to Better College Choices
Join a conversation on how we ensure prospective student athletes are making the best college choices for their academic, personal, and athletic growth.Bridging the Gap Between Community Colleges and Selective Universities
This session will demonstrate how two- and four-year institutions can collaborate to promote transfer pathways into selective institutions.Developing an Effective Research-Based Student Academic Success Model
The session will present a research-based mentoring model for developing an effective academic mentoring program with a focus on Hispanic students.Engineering Equitable Systems: Strategize, Collaborate, Engage
Explore how to promote an equitable college-going culture and how to leverage state/federal accountability plans to enhance stakeholder engagement.Entre Familia—Recruiting Latino Families to Your University
Latino students are the fastest growing college-bound population in the U.S. Learn ways your university can be a resource to them and their families.Life Just Happened—How Do I Tell the Financial Aid Office?
Tips are offered for the family to communicate their story to the financial aid office when their circumstances are not reflected on a standardized form.Maslow Before Bloom: Social and Emotional Learning for Student Success
In order for students to achieve levels of higher order thinking, their basic needs must be met first.Plotting the Course: How Advisors Lead the Way to Latino Student Success
Experience how Houston ISD’s Project Explore advisors lead middle school students to craft an individualized college and career pathway.Roundtable: Aspiring, Emerging, and Serving—Discussing the Advancement of HSIs
A discussion-focused session will provide participants the opportunity to learn about engagement at aspiring, emerging, and serving HSI communities.¡Atrévete! Dare to be Bold for Higher Education Equity
To ensure a diverse, educated, and prepared workforce, Colorado took Bold steps to decrease attainment gaps and increase postsecondary credentials.
1:45–2:45 p.m.AP Classroom: The Right Practice at the Right Time
Learn how the new AP instructional materials offer students the right practice at the right time of year.Building Bridges for First-Generation Latinx Community College Students
Strength of familia ensures Latinx students’ college success through a culturally relevant cohort learning model, counseling, peer, and parent support.Celebrating Our Differences: Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms
This session will teach how we as educators can create culturally responsive classrooms that are welcoming to all.Closing the College and Career Knowledge and Access Gap for Latinx Students
This session will detail strategies used to increase college knowledge, access, and persistence for Latinx students across four urban high schools.Creating a Generation of Higher Education Scholars in the LatinX Community
This session is a presentation describing an empowerment model to prepare Latinos/Latinas for admission and enrollment at higher education institutions.Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Through Interdisciplinary Latinx Studies
This workshop will reflect upon the principles of Latinx studies, culturally responsive pedagogy for curriculum development, and assignment design.Embedding College Advisors in Local High Schools
Our unique model of embedded college advisors provides a one-stop enrollment experience (admissions/records, testing, advising) at each feeder high school.Measuring the Impact of Student Recruitment on Access and Equity
Discover and quantify the powerful impact of student recruitment by colleges on student score sending and enrollment patterns.Roundtable: Here to Stay—Working Together to Serve Undocumented Students
Join us to discuss best practices you can immediately use, how to identify networks of support, and where to start with a personal action plan.Toward Sustainable Supplemental Instruction with Excellent Student Outcomes
NJCU’s SI model attains about a one-grade-point increase at considerable savings. NJCU’s SI model is replicable across disciplines and institutions.Widening the Gateway: Improving Latino Recruitment, Transition, and Retention
Members of the Enrollment Management team at a selective four-year public college will discuss key strategies on the path to becoming a successful Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).“Be Your Voice”—Empowering Latino Young Men
The session will focus on practices by the Latino Youth Leadership Academy supporting the successful transition from high school to college and practical tools needed for academic success.
3–3:15 p.m.Equalize the Playing Field—Avoiding Remedial Coursework in Higher Ed
College aspirations are higher than ever, but students graduate unprepared. Hear how schools place students and help them avoid the remediation track.
3:15–4:15 p.m.Bringing the HEAT–Engaging Latinx Students in Community Outreach
College students are a resource to connect with Latinx students and families. This interactive session will focus on strategies for Latinx outreach.Closing the Enrollment Gap with the SAT Suite of Assessments
Paramount USD will share their SAT story and ways they empower Latino students. They’ll also report out on national Hispanic/Latino student SAT results.Connecting the SAT Suite to Student-Driven Career Readiness
The new Career Finder™ uses SAT and PSAT/NMQT scores to jumpstart a student-driven career exploration tool, reduce testing time, and increase opportunity.Empowering Students and Increasing College Readiness Through Ethnic Studies
Learn how Ethnic Studies creates lasting connections, prepares students for college rigor, and positively impacts your school and students’ futures.La Promesa DCCCD: A Partnership & Redesign of the Latinx Student Experience
Attend an overview of the Dallas County Promise collaborative partnership and intentional redesign of the Latinx student experience.Latinx with Disabilities: Supporting Students’ Transition to College
Participants will learn strategies for transition planning and strategies for supporting successful postsecondary enrollment.Roundtable: Institutional Support Outside the Financial Aid Award
This session explores how institutions support financial aid recipients, particularly low-income students, beyond the financial aid award.Supporting DACA Students in Higher Ed
During this session three students will discuss how higher education institutions can support DACA students in college.Using AP to Crush the Opportunity Gap
Explore how San Antonio ISD leverages no-cost, open-enrollment AP courses to crush the opportunity gap for Latino students.Yo Quiero,Yo Quiero Dinero! Redirecting the Narrative to Financial Literacy
A discussion of the admissions process for first-generation Latinx students and families is refocused to emphasize financial literacy.¡Bienvenidos a la familia! Working with Families of Latinx Students.
The college decision involves toda la familia. How do we communicate and build trust with students’ families in rural and border town communities?
DAY 3 Friday, April 24, 2020
7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
10:15–11:15 a.m.3 Key Steps Every Junior You Know Should Take
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program offers students a chance to earn scholarships for taking key college planning steps.Beyond Intervention: Empowering Immigrant Students for Success
This overview of a successful bilingual program for Spanish-speaking undocumented high school students provides a new take on effective ELL supports.Bridging the Gap in Mathematics Through PSAT™ 8/9
This session seeks to demonstrate the need for early intervention in the area of mathematics for low-income and first-generation students.Building a Successful Pre-AP Program
Join us to learn about the College Board Pre-AP Program and hear from partner schools on their process to successful implementation.CLEP as a Bridge to College
Discover how Spanish Language CLEP credit significantly impacted high schoolers' level of self-efficacy and aspirations to postsecondary education.Empowering Latino STEM Success Through Student-Centered Strategies
This session will discuss the design and development of successful student-centered strategies to empower Latino student success in STEM programs.Los Huskies Leaders: The Importance of Identity-Based Leadership Programs
This session will examine Los Huskies supplemented with theoretical research to support the importance of identity-based leadership programs.Pasos al Futuro: El Camino a la Universidad
Learn how the 8th largest school district in the U.S., serving 87,000 Latinx students, implemented a college night for Spanish-speaking families.PASO—Proyecto de Apoyo: Superando Obstáculos
Harper College developed PASO to provide answers to college questions from Latinx students’ families and create a welcoming and engaging community to support Latinx students.The First-Generation Teen: Coping with Stress as an Adolescent
This session offers an overview of first-generation teen stress and introduces mindfulness to help students manage stress in a positive way.Three Ways to Increase Latinx College Applications
An early pipeline student leadership program (Game On!), traditional outreach efforts, and last minute email and message campaigns prove successful increasing Latinx student applications to college.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Alumni College Persistence Team Gets Results
Hear strategies by KIPP San Antonio's alumni to help high school seniors identify and apply to "best fit" colleges, as well as the support given them to and throughout college until graduation.AP Capstone Diploma Program: Access and Expansion
Learn about the AP Capstone Diploma Program and how to expand access to AP students in your school.FAFSA Completion Door Locked? Data Is the Key.
A statewide FAFSA dashboard uses clear data to impact student college enrollment and FAFSA completion.How to Go to College for Free
The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of five tuition-free institutions.Level Up: Making AP Enrichment and RTI Intentional
School leaders highlight how they not only increased AP access for Latinx students but also worked collaboratively to increase performance and expectations.Podemos: Latinx Studies and Literature in a Culturally Responsive Classroom
This session will focus on the power of using Latinx studies and literature, along with alternative structures, to increase literacy and graduation rates.Pursuit of Equity: Cultural Responsiveness in the Era of Guided Pathways
This session discusses how the next step in Guided Pathways is implementing culturally relevant practices.Roundtable: Empowering Latinas Through STEM
Crosby Scholars’ Excelencia and SHE programs empower young Latina girls by boosting self-esteem and raising awareness of college and economic opportunities.Supporting AP Teachers: A Guide for School Leaders
Learn how school leaders are using the new the AP resources to support AP teachers and improve student learning.Unidos en Victoria: Supporting Latinx Students and Families in Their Journey
The session shares the navigational support provided to Latinx students and families by three U.S. institutions. Resources and strategies will be included.Wakanda: Boys and Young Men of Color
This session will show how using critical race theory with Mexican American and African American secondary students leads to their empowerment.