Gain tools and frameworks for advancing students on a path to post-secondary success.
Today’s students have an unprecedented array of options available to them after completing high school, but the path to post-secondary success is filled with uncertainty and challenges—both for young people and the adults who support them.
Post-Secondary Success: In Schools, Communities, and Families will provide a foundation for understanding the arc of post-secondary readiness, including relevant developmental psychology across the K-16 continuum. This program is designed for educators and community-based professionals who want to become more effective at preparing young people for success in college and the workplace. Participants will learn from experts on post-secondary readiness, exploring what postsecondary readiness really looks like, how factors like race, income, and immigration status influence post-secondary opportunity, and how schools and communities can help students develop the skills and support network they need to achieve their long-term goals.
This four-day program will help you bridge the gap between research on postsecondary success and your own practice. You will explore the latest research and learn practical strategies for improving post-secondary transitions, including how to leverage families, financial aid resources, and on-campus student support systems. You will have a chance to collaborate with colleagues who are working on similar issues and ample time to reflect on your own practice.
You’ll return home ready to help students make well-informed decisions about their post-secondary plans and to supply them with the support they need to achieve more positive outcomes.
- Examine the research behind adolescent development and how it applies to preparing students for post-secondary success
- Consider the effects of race, family income, disability, and immigration status on post-secondary opportunity and success
- Identify opportunities and barriers for your students, and learn effective approaches for ensuring the success of all students
- Develop systems and learning plans that support students on paths to post-secondary readiness and success
Who Should Attend
- K-12 educators who play a role in post-secondary preparation, including directors of post-secondary readiness programs, school and college counselors, directors of school counseling, school administrators, and superintendents
- Higher education professionals engaged in programs that support students’ transitions to and through college
- Community-based and non-profit professionals helping students plan for the future