Monday, September 22, 2014
Conference Overview
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Conference Schedule:

8:00–9:00 a.m.  Check-In and Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:00 a.m. Keynote Address
10:00–10:15 a.m. Break
10:15–11:10 a.m. First Concurrent Session
11:10–11:20 a.m. Break 
11:20–12:15 p.m. Second Concurrent Sessions 
12:15–1:30 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session 
1:30–2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 
2:30–3:30 p.m. Closing Speaker 
3:30–3:45 p.m. Shirt Share

Concurrent Sessions—Topics and Descriptions:

ACCESS, EDUCATIONAL EQUITY, AND SUCCESS IN INDIANA

In this session panelists from a variety of models of schooling will share perspectives and promising practices, as well as field questions on access and success for students who face social and economic barriers.

DISSECTING CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND GLOBAL AWARENESS

What does this look like today? The panelist will dig into the importance of cultural competency and how to bridge the culture gaps between k-12 and college students. Understanding who they are, what they know, and what they live. Speak It, Give It, and Live It!

LEVERAGING DUAL/AP CREDIT FOR STEM COLLEGE READINESS

This section will be an insightful presentation, followed by discussion, on what Indiana high schools are doing to
assure STEM alignment as they prepare their high school students for graduation. Presenters will provide the
audience with their take on best practices in leveraging dual credit to align with the goals of high school students
hoping to pursue majors in STEM fields.

THE BRIDGE FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE: BEST PRACTICES IN COLLEGE PREP

Panelists will share their experience and practices about what their high school/community/organization is doing for their high school students in order to best prepare them for college. Models that will be addressed will include high school college counselors, community organizations, pipeline programs, and more!

TODAY’S HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

This discussion will focus on characteristics of high school students in today’s educational environment. Designed
to help higher education personnel gain insight to the general student profile and what are some of the current
issues that may hinder a successful transition from high school to college. Some of the topics that will be potentially discussed include mental health issues, social media, and bullying. Ample opportunity will be given for questions and discussion.
  
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