Agenda

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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    Pre Summit Session

    8:00 AM  -  5:30 PM
    Early Registration Opens
     

    Pre Summit Workshop

    9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    LCAN Collaborative Workshop: Building Ambassadors from the Inside Out

    This session for local college access network (LCAN) organizers and partners will explore how to build continuous communication that is consistent and open across the LCAN's many internal stakeholders in order to build trust, assure shared objectives, develop a common language, and appreciate mutual motivation. This interactive session will help participants use communications tools and techniques to build ambassadors who help to expand and sustain their network and the movement.

    MaterialsCommunication Checklist - LCAN CollaborativeCommunication Tools - LCAN Collaborative WorkshopCommunications Plan Table - LCAN Collaborative WorPowerPoint - LCAN Collaborative Workshop

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    9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Take Stock in Children Breakfast, Invitees Only
    Start the FCAN conference with a delicious breakfast hosted by Take Stock in Children President & CEO, Jillian Hasner. Share best practices and brainstorming with Take Stock in Children peers as we kick off the Florida College Access & Success Summit!
     

    Summit

    11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM
    Welcome Luncheon: Better Together: Breaking Barriers

    Join members of Florida’s Higher Education Coordinating Council for a panel discussion on how business and industry, the Florida Department of Education, the State University System, the Florida College System, and other education leaders are working together to break down barriers to college access and student success—including the setting of a postsecondary attainment goal to increase the proportion of Floridians with degrees and certificates.

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    Concurrent Session A

    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    College Transition Programming for HS Students through Strategic School & Community Partnerships

    Through a partnership between Valencia College and school districts in Orange and Osceola counties, students are starting the transition to college while still in high school. By bringing the college to them, students with barriers have access to coaches and a college transition team that help them navigate through the college enrollment process, from financial aid to the first day of classes. Through the maximization of resources from both the school district, local schools and the college, students who might wait until after graduation to think about post-secondary education are being exposed to their options early, often, and through innovative methods.


    Categories: College Access, Postsecondary Success, Measuring Outcomes, Collective Impact
    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Florida Reach: Lessons from a Statewide Effort that Promotes Post-secondary Success for Foster Youth
    Florida Reach is a statewide network of former foster youth, K-20 education and child welfare professionals, community activists and youth advocates. The network aims to improve post-secondary educational attainment rates among students who receive educational tuition and fee exemption due to their current or former living situations (e.g., foster care alumni, homeless youth, qualified adoptees, etc.). Network members meet online each month to share best practices, support each other’s work, and discuss ways to establish, train and support dedicated campus coaches and liaisons, in accordance with ground-breaking Florida legislation. During this workshop, Florida Reach members, including foster care alumni, will share lessons about the unique set of barriers to educational success faced by former foster youth and share information about highly-effective programs and practices led by Florida Reach members throughout the state.
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    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Introduction to Local College Access Networks (LCANs)
    Local College Access Networks (LCANs) are regional coalitions, supported by a team of leaders representing K-12 education, higher education, nonprofits, philanthropy, government and business, that are devoted to dramatically increasing college and career readiness, access and completion in their communities. In this session you will learn about the LCAN movement in Florida; the powerful, lasting impact these networks can achieve when a community joins forces around a common agenda; how to embark on forming an LCAN; and the supports provided by Florida College Access Network to LCANs throughout the state.
     
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    : Collective Impact
    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Partnering to Create a Regional Internship Culture

    Landing that first great job is a huge priority for college students that can also bring much stress. Statistics show one of the most critical things students can do to break into the career they desire is securing a good internship. In June 2014, Helios and The Miami Foundation joined forces with the Beacon Council, local institutions, and industry leaders to create the Talent Development Network (TDN), an enhanced regional internship program to combine students, industry, and community.
     
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    : Career Readiness/Workforce Development, Collective Impact

    Materials: PowerPoint - Partnering to Create a Regional

    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    What Academic Pathway is Best Suited for the Adult Learner?

    Complete Florida is a service provided by the State of Florida to help adults come back to college and finish their degree. All courses are 100% online, and students are matched with a Personal Coach to work with along the way. Complete Florida is focused on innovative practices and collaborative efforts that lead to best practices in retention and completion strategies for adult learners. In this session, you will learn how Complete Florida is addressing the needs of the adult learner by collaborating with employers, identifying accelerated academic pathways, and providing career planning and coaching support from enrollment to completion.

    Categories: Postsecondary Success, Career Readiness/Workforce Development

    Materials: PowerPoint - What Academic Pathway

     

    Concurrent Session B

    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    3 Partnerships + 3 Years = Amazing Results!

    In reaction to a 41% post-secondary going rate in 2013, a powerful, grass-roots partnership between the School District of Osceola County, The Education Foundation of Osceola County, and Valencia College has not only identified barriers to post-secondary education (23 were identified in year 1) but has overcome them! Learn about how "Rogue Meetings," data, and the power of partnership has changed the college-going culture of this county and has everyone asking, "Have you Got College?"

    Categories: College Access, Collective Impact, Measuring Outcomes

    Materials: Handout - 3 PartnershipsPowerPoint - 3 PartnershipsHandout - 3 Partnerships (2)

    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Am I Career Ready? Preparing STEM Students for Post-Graduate Success

    First-generation college students are not only the first in their families to attend college but they are often the first to hold a professional position. This can lead to a discrepancy in their job-seeking skills and professional connections for mentoring and career networking. Through two targeted interventions, the PRIME STEM program has made a measurable impact on students' career readiness. Offering both a one-day STEM Career Academy and a paid internship program in collaboration with the local workforce development board, the program has been able to expand its career preparation for students. Outcome data and lessons learned will be shared.

    Categories: Postsecondary Success, Measuring Outcomes, Career Readiness/Workforce Development

    Materials: PowerPoint - Am I Career Ready

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    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Building the Foundation: Rules of Engagement and Collaboration in Higher Education

    The Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities was formed to solve common problems faced by Florida’s metropolitan universities through collaboration. This case study describes the background and context for one of the consortium's first projects, an inter-university faculty partnership within the state of Florida. This session will also discuss the lessons learned from our initial collaborative venture, as well as recommendations for others that may want to engage in similar collaborative efforts. We will focus on the key processes in the planning and facilitation of our inter-institutional faculty learning communities.

    Categories: Measuring Outcomes, Collective Impact

    Materials: PowerPoint - Building the Foundation

    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Higher Ed for the Undocumented

    This session will go over the challenges and opportunities for undocumented students in the state of Florida. We will review the in-state tuition law, DACA, and scholarships for students that do not have an immigration status.

    Categories: College Access, Postsecondary Success

    Materials: PowerPoint - Higher Ed

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    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    To Go Far, Go Together: Building a Solid Foundation for Collective Impact

    Achieve Palm Beach County’s collective impact initiative has brought together diverse stakeholders from across the community’s various sectors using a methodical and intentional approach to community engagement and strategic planning. We have successfully built relationships, held visioning and design sessions, identified champions and raised funds while bringing partners to agreement on shared goals. Although early in the implementation phase, this session will share how Achieve PBC has focused on creating a strong foundation and a positive environment for future work in supporting underrepresented students beginning in middle school and improving post-secondary completion in Palm Beach County.

    Categories: College Access, Postsecondary Success, Measuring Outcomes, Collective Impact

    Materials: PowerPoint - To Go Far

     

    General Session

    4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
    General Session: Ready, Set, Work: Student Perspectives on Career Readiness
    While our state has placed a premium on education and workforce alignment, choosing a career, picking the right program, and landing a good job can be easier said than done for today’s students. Join us for a conversation with a panel of college and university students as we consider the state of career readiness and advising in K-12 and higher ed and what changes can be made to help connect students to jobs during this general session open to all attendees.
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    5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Networking Reception

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  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
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    7:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
     

    General Session

    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    General Session: Affordability, Access and Attainment: Policy and Practice
    What federal policy changes could potentially impact access and affordability for Florida college students? What innovative practices are Florida higher ed institutions implementing to make college more affordable for low-income students? Join us for an overview of federal policies and reforms that will affect Florida students, as well as a special panel with leaders from two Florida higher ed institutions to discuss emerging programs designed to help low-income students afford, attend and complete their degree. This breakfast session is open to all summit attendees.  

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    Materials: PowerPoint - HollandPowerPoint - Valines

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    Concurrent Session C

    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Making Working Groups Work

    Working groups are a critical component of a collective impact collaborative. These groups are led by passionate individuals spearheading the work toward actionable and achievable goals. Organizing and sustaining engagement with these groups can be challenging. In this session, we will discuss the elements of a successful meeting, how to structure and set obtainable goals for working groups, and tips for utilizing communications to keep your groups motivated.

    Categories: College Access, Measuring Outcomes, Collective Impact

    MaterialsPowerPoint - Making Working Groups Work

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    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Realizing the Dream: Creating Pathways to Success through Postsecondary Education
    This session will provide an update on implementation of the Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program Act. Established by the Act, the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities at UCF is charged with implementing and managing application for and approval of Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs (FPCTPs), distribution of scholarships to eligible students with intellectual disabilities attending the programs, and award and distribution of start-up and enhancement grants regarding FPCTPs. Information regarding key program characteristics, student services, credentials and certificates, data collection on student success, and scholarship awards will be provided.
     
    Categories: College Access, Measuring Outcomes, Career Readiness/Workforce Development
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    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Scholarship Innovation: Evolving for Greater Student Impact

    Many students rely on scholarships but they can be costly to administer and it is hard to track outcomes.  In this interactive session, experts with the Helios Education Foundation will share their findings from a literature review that explore the various ways funders are evolving and innovating in the scholarship space.   Then hear what pioneers of new funding models are learning from testing innovative approaches in Florida.  Finally, you’ll learn what research tells us are the best practices to consider in developing a new scholarship or grant program.

    Categories: College Access, Postsecondary Success, Affordability

    Materials: PowerPoint - Scholarship Innovation

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    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Talent Pipeline Transformation: Aligning a Community for Attainment Results

    Polk County is invested in aligning resources to impact educational credential attainment. The 1% bachelor’s and higher attainment increase over the last five years is not enough to substantively lure prospective businesses to the county. Through a combined Central Florida Development Council Committee and Polk Vision Team, a vibrant group of industry representatives, business development agencies, community groups, post-secondary institutions, and K-12 delegates have convened to tackle the wicked talent issues that limit economic growth. In this engaging session, the process, plan, and actions taken by the Talent Pipeline Team will be presented.

    Categories: College Access, Postsecondary Success, Measuring Outcomes, Collective Impact

    Materials: PowerPoint - Talent PipelineHandout - Talent Pipeline

    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    What's Good for Students is GREAT for Colleges Too!

    Promoting college access is a wonderful way to encourage and promote college attendance. But is it a wise investment of time and resources for local colleges? In this session, we will review the experiences of a local state college that is partnering with its three counties to encourage college attendance broadly and examine the results to date of this effort. Is college access altruistic or is there an enrollment-driven reason that colleges need to be part of a broader effort for student access across the entire spectrum?

    Categories: College Access, Postsecondary Success, Measuring Outcomes, Collective Impact

    Materials: PowerPoint - What's Good for Students

     

    Concurrent Session D

    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Create Student Opportunity Networks Through Collective Impact
    Take Stock in Children has found that student results are maximized when we work closely with schools and partners to ensure that available resources are coordinated and deployed to holistically address the challenges faced by low-income, at-risk students. This experience led us to incorporate a school-based collective impact model in our new Investing in Innovation (i3) grant. We will share our experience in aligning school partners around a common agenda and developing shared goals and strategies. We will also share our challenges and successes, and provide sample documents for organizations interested in developing a collective impact group.

    Categories: Collective Impact
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    FUSE: A Successful Student Pathway Model from College to University

    Since its pilot in Summer 2016 with only a few students in a few institutions, the FUSE program has grown considerably and now encompasses seven state colleges and all three USF system institutions. This session will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the collaborative development and implementation of the FUSE articulation program. The FUSE program provides students with 1) a sense of belonging to both the state college and university, 2) a greater integration with the USF system institutions before transfer, and 3) a reduced risk of accumulating extra student credit hours, which could lead to a surcharge.

    Categories: College Access, Postsecondary Success, Collective Impact

    Materials: PowerPoint - FUSE

    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    FutureMakers and WorkForce Now Partnership: An Example of Workforce GAP Analysis

    WorkForce Now, a regional research initiative of local higher education institutions in partnership with FutureMakers Coalition, provides in-kind support and information on workforce gaps, skills and characteristics to educators, businesses, and the Southwest Florida's (SWFL) community to drive more informed decisions about careers, employees, and educational programs. The session explains gap identification methodology and how the information can be presented to create an opportunity to close the gap between educational and employment opportunities. The presentation will also include the exclusive analysis of SWFL’s workforce through computing the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, in an effort to track its degree of workforce diversity over time.

    Categories: Postsecondary Success, Measuring Outcomes, Career Readiness/Workforce Development

    Materials: PowerPoint - FutureMakers

    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Measuring and Tracking Student Readiness and Success: The “How-To” and Benefits of Merging Datasets

    The National Student Clearinghouse StudentTracker dataset contains a wealth of student information such as attendance, persistence, college major, and graduation. How can these data be combined with other large data sets, such as ACT data, to more comprehensively measure, track and predict student postsecondary readiness, access, and success? Presenters from the Helios Education Foundation will describe methods for obtaining and merging ACT and Clearinghouse data. They will also describe how this merged dataset was utilized to examine differences in college readiness, aspirations, and college-going among Latino and non-Latino students in 14 Arizona school districts.

    Categories: College Access, Postsecondary Success, Measuring Outcomes

    MaterialsPowerPoint - Measuring and Tracking

    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    The State of School Counseling in Florida: Accomplishments and Challenges
    One of the primary roles of school counselors is helping students prepare for college and career opportunities. Hear about proven programs and strategies that prepare all students for their futures. The session will include an overview of current advocacy work at local and state levels, along with partnerships that impact students.

    Categories: College Access, Postsecondary Success, Collective Impact
     

    General Session

    11:45 AM  -  1:15 PM
    Luncheon: College Ready Florida - Celebration Time!

    The Florida college access movement has made some significant advances to break down barriers to college access and student success.  Let’s take a pause from our hard work to celebrate!  During this luncheon we will honor some of Florida’s success, including the state’s tremendous gains this year in increasing FAFSA completion and the many schools and districts that are making big strides in building a college-going culture for their students.  We will recognize the winners of the Florida FAFSA Challenge and, through a panel discussion, highlight the successes of College Ready Tampa Bay, a partnership that strengthened the college-going culture in three school districts to celebrate Tampa hosting the College Football Championship this school year.

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    Concurrent Session E

    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Bridging the Achievement Gap with Career and Technical Education Solutions

    Since embarking on a community-wide journey with the Ford Next Generation Learning Academy model, student engagement, attendance, and achievement have increased. Graduation rates for students in Career and Technical Education courses have increased over 10% in 5 years. The results are consistent across student categories of gender and race. The program calls for broad community engagement and the development and adoption of a Master Plan that outlives school system leadership tenure, School Board elections and even economic cycles. Learn how authentic community partnerships can transform the school experience for your students and prepare them for success after high school.

    Categories: College Access, Measuring Outcomes, Career Readiness/Workforce Development

    Materials: PowerPoint - Bridging the Achievement Gap

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    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Results from the 2017 Florida FAFSA Challenge
    The FAFSA started three months earlier this past year: how did the early start date impact FAFSA completion rates in Florida? During this session we will take a closer look at the schools and districts that moved the needle in 2016-17, discuss the strategies and approaches that worked, and look ahead to the coming fall.

    Categories: College Access, College Affordability, Measuring Outcomes
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    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Tao of Peer Leadership: Unleashing the Greatness of Peer Influence to Drive College Attainment

    College attainment inequity has become a critical civil rights issue. From 2008 to 2013, college enrollment rates among low-income students have dropped to 9%, only 3% greater than in 1970. Even with complex, expensive interventions, we have unsatisfactorily moved the dial. Rather than focus on deficits of resources, focus on assets. The most powerful asset is roaming the hallways of our high schools—students. Research supports peer influence as highly effective in boosting college enrollment rates. Learn why student activation is the key and how to effectively coach students to lead their peers to student success, including college attainment.

    Categories: College Access, Postsecondary Success

    Materials: PowerPoint - TAO

    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    The HISPA Role Model Program: A Blueprint to Inspire Latino Academic Achievement
    The U.S. Latino youth population is growing rapidly: from 1993-2013, Latinos under age 18 increased 107% versus 11% among the general youth population, resulting in a booming K-12 presence and record-high graduation rates. However, Latino dropout rates remain alarmingly high. In response, HISPA developed the innovative and replicable Role Model Program based on the collective impact model, uniting Latino professionals from public and private sectors with the most vulnerable Latino students. These visits introduce the opportunities available to those who pursue higher education, thus inspiring students’ academic performance and achievement by demonstrating that they, too, can achieve their dreams.
     
    Categories: College Access, Postsecondary Success, Career Readiness/Workforce Development
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Tools and Resources to Support Successful Secondary-to-Postsecondary Transitions

    Learn about the many innovative tools and resources available through MyCareerShines, including but not limited to Kuder Navigator and Kuder Journey, specifically designed to encourage the transition to postsecondary education, help identify courses of study, and support retention and completion rates. You will learn how implementing  MyCareerShines  can help break down the barriers that often hold students back from accessing and achieving a high-quality postsecondary degree or credential.

    Categories: College Access, Postsecondary Success, Career Readiness/Workforce Development

    Materials: PowerPoint - Tools and Resources

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