Thursday, August 28, 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
10:15–11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 
11:15–12:15 p.m. 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 

Concurrent Sessions—Topics and Descriptions:

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.

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!

The Bridge from High School to College: Best Practices in College Prep

This session will consist of panelists that will share their experience and practices in 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

A panel discussion of key areas that make up high school students in today’s educational environment. The session will be moderated to assist in soliciting questions from the audience to help better understand how we can help our entering student population. Twitter and text messaging will also be used to help engage all members.

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.
  
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