Wisconsin College and Career Network Conference
Making Connections: Community, Classroom, College and Careers
Thursday, March 21, 2013
8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Registration begins at 8:15 am
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
1478 Midway Rd
Free, lunch will be provided
Space is limited! Register by March 8, 2013!
For additional information or questions, please contact TRiO/ETS Director, Tammie DeVooght-Blaney at 920-832-0111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This professional development opportunity is available to educators and service providers who are interested in youth becoming college and career ready.
Welcome: Dr. Martin Rudd, CEO/Dean, UW-Fox Valley.
Education Drives America-Education Drives Our Economy: Greg Darnieder, Senior Advisor to the Secretary on the College Access Initiative, U.S. Department of Education.
Brutal Facts of the Labor Market: Dennis Winters, Chief of the Office of Economic Advisors, Department of Workforce Development. Mr. Winters is a nationally recognized expert on human resource challenges in the competitive global economic environment.
The State of the Economy:
Mark O’Connell, Executive Director, Wisconsin Counties Association. Mr. O’Connell will present on the State of the Economy and the role education plays in creating the wealth makers of tomorrow.
ACT Assessment: Data, data, data, why do we need to collect all this data? Learn how local school district data can be used to evaluate the correlation between Explore, Plan and ACT assessments. In addition, a discussion on how the importance of statistically defined learning targets for grades K-12 are aligned with the ACT College and Career Readiness Benchmarks.
Is Academic Rigor Needed for the Work Force: Business leaders will share their views on what skills employees need to be successful in the workforce.
How to Build a Community of Change: Students thrive when their school and community provide access, opportunity, mentors, and resources to help them reach their potential. Hear about best practices, ideas, and tips to build capacity in your community!
Bullying: During this session you will learn ways that teens use and misuse technology. The main focus will be on cyber bullying and online social networking.
Generational Differences: This is the first time in America that four different generations are working side-by-side. Each generation brings their own values, goals, and communication styles. This session will help you position yourself to work in a more harmonious work environment, be more productive, and ultimately have more success.
Basic Grant Writing: With more and more program cuts it is now more important than ever to learn about the techniques to write a successful grant proposal.
Mind the Gap: The demands of today’s employers require an educated and trainable workforce. ACT data show that the level of educational achievement is the same whether a student plans on going to college, joining the military, or entering the workforce. We will examine the importance of rigor for all students.
What’s Happening at the Public and Private Wisconsin Colleges and Universities: Representatives from the UW System, WAICU, and Wisconsin’s Technical College System will share what is new and exciting on the horizon in their sectors!
Why We Need an Educated Work Force: With our workforce demographics changing every day, there is a need for an educated workforce. This session will focus on the future of Wisconsin’s workforce and will be valuable to anyone weighing the value of education.
What to do this Summer: Struggling with getting students to stay involved during the summer. Hear about quality precollege summer opportunities that your students can participate.
2013-14 Financial Aid Update: Here is your chance to find out what’s new on the 2013-14 FAFSA, how the IRS download is working, how the IRS download has impacted the verification process, special circumstances, and professional judgment. You get answers to all the questions your families have for you.
Great Lakes Community Investment Opportunities: Got a new idea or program that you would like to implement. Here is your chance to learn about the different funding opportunities available to colleges, school districts, and non-profit organizations through the Great Lakes, Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates.
Safe Zones: This session will provide an overview of an inclusive collaborative partnership between school and community for all students who find they desire a safe place to talk, where trained faculty and staff listen while providing the needed resources. Implementation steps will be provided for attendees who desire to implement such a program at their school and community.
The Wisconsin College and Career Network strives to bring together individuals who have a passion for making a real difference in the lives of all youth regardless of economic background, learning styles, or family history through the development of a comprehensive college access network.
A professional development opportunity brought to you by the Wisconsin College and Career Network and