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P-16 Professional Development

2017 P-16 Statewide Professional Development Conference

"Are You Ready? College Ready Students and Student Ready Colleges"

Thursday, June 29, 2017
DoubleTree Hotel
6505 IH-35 North
Austin, Texas 78752

Thank you for joining us on June 29, 2017, in Austin, for the annual P-16 Statewide Professional Development Conference hosted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Division of College Readiness and Success. This event was intended to bridge secondary and postsecondary education and support the THECB's goals of the 60x30TX strategic plan.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

This event is eligible for 6.5 CEU. If you did not receive a certificate for CPE, please contact Diana Foose at diana.foose@thecb.state.tx.us or (512) 427-6318.

Conference Presentations

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote & General Session

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
  1. Advocating for Emergency Aid in Texas
  2. How College Readiness Affects Students' Pathways in Higher Education
  3. Education Across Barriers
  4. Improving Outcomes for Students in Foster Care
  5. PACE Yourself: Academic Advising Best Practices for First-Year Success
  6. Texas Education Agency's College and Career Readiness Micro-Credentialing Pilot Program
11:15 - 12:00 p.m.
  1. Preparing High School Students for the TSI Assessment
  2. 60x30TX.com and Accountability System Overview
  3. Leading the way to College & Career Readiness through the Development of a Comprehensive Counseling Program
  4. What You Don't Know Can Limit You!
  5. First-Generation Student Supports
  6. Dual Credit Mathematics Course Taking
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Plenary Keynote:  Scalable Solutions to Improve College Completion
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
  1. Preparing Students with Disabilities for Transitioning to College: Best Practices and Encouragement for the Journey
  2. Touchdown - Helping Secondary Students Make a "Soft" Landing on the College or Career Runway
  3. CREST - Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas
  4. Student Recruitment and Support: Engaging Foster Youth and Adults in Integrated Career Pathways
  5. Trends and Best Practices in Academic Advising
  6. OnCourse, Plan Early. Plan Smart. A Statewide Initiative to Advance Postsecondary and Career Success Across Texas
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.Closing Session:  Updates from the 85th Texas Legislative Session

Concurrent Session Descriptions

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