WEBINAR Professional Development Training Series

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is exploring innovative and economical ways to bring professional development training to the comfort of your office. We have begun a series of trainings that involve participation through a combination of web-based presentations and conference calls called Webinars. These low-cost trainings (no travel, lodging, or meal costs) will enable program staff to receive high quality professional development and remain in their office to provide services to their participants with minimal interruption. Space is limited. Register early!

NOTEFor any webinars for which there is a cost, payment must be made by credit card. No purchase orders will be accepted,
even if your registration is processed successfully.


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Communities of Practice Webinar Series — TRIO Alumni Unite!
The Basics of Organizing
Thursday, April 14, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET)

NOTE — This webinar has been cancelled.

Free for Everyone
TRIO alumni and supporters, want to learn easy ways to get organized at the local level? If so, take part in this webinar that will give participants resources and strategies to get off the ground and develop their own TRIO alumni group. Learn how to identify and locate alumni in your area, and how to work with your TRIO state organization to establish a foundation. This one hour session aims to empower TRIO alumni to build a group of peers that will increase public support for TRIO programs and students.

Communities of Practice Webinar Series — Why Build a Logic Model? Wednesday, April 20, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Free for Everyone
A logic model is a visual framework of theories and
assumptions underlying your program. In a climate where programs are being asked to justify resources and demonstrate effectiveness, logic models create a shared understanding of how activities relate to your program’s goals and the goals of your institution. Not only do logic models systematize your planning, management, and evaluation processes, they also help you advocate for additional resources to expand your services, because they illustrate what works in your program and why. We will cover the fundamentals of developing a logic model for your program and why a logic model is an effective tool for planning, implementation, and documentation of outcomes. You have all the tools you need in your proposal — join us to learn how to build a logic model for your program!

How to be Strategic in Intensifying Services for your TRIO Programs College Programs (McNair and SSS)
Thursday, April 21, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)

$250 for Members, $450 for Non-Members
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced at a COE seminar last month that non-competing grants for 2016-2017 will have the opportunity to receive a 3% increase if 1) the program intensifies a service to students in your program, or 2) the program agrees to serve additional students. ED will send a form for programs to complete which will include a drop down menu that provides you options from which you can choose which service you will intensify. COE wants to help you consider what service would be the best to intensify based on various factors such as location, the population your program serves, and available resources. Take advantage of this opportunity where directors share plans they have for “intensifying services” and have your questions answered regarding meaningful and appropriate ways to do so.

How to be Strategic in Intensifying Services for your TRIO Programs Pre-College Programs (UB, UMBS, VUB)
Monday, April 25, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)

$250 for Members, $450 for Non-Members
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced at a COE seminar last month that non-competing grants for 2016-2017 will have the opportunity to receive a 3% increase if 1) the program intensifies a service to students in your program, or 2) the program agrees to serve additional students. ED will send a form for programs to complete which will include a drop down menu that provides you options from which you can choose which service you will intensify. COE wants to help you consider what service would be the best to intensify based on various factors such as location, the population your program serves, and available resources. Take advantage of this opportunity where directors share plans they have for “intensifying services” and have your questions answered regarding meaningful and appropriate ways to do so.

Tackling the Interim SSS Report Tuesday, April 26, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Free for Members Only
Are you a new SSS Program and have questions about the Interim Report? Join COE as we review the report and answer any questions or concern your program and/or institution may have.

Communities of Practice Webinar Series — Bridging the STEM
Divide, Achieving Success by Engaging Freshmen STEM Majors through Math Readiness and STEM Boot Camps and a Learning Assistant Program
Monday, May 2, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Free for Everyone
Many students enter college at a deficit with poor math and study skills thereby performing poorly in their courses. George Mason University (GMU) and the STEM Accelerator Program have a mission to improve retention of STEM majors. The STEM Accelerator Program provides a STEM Boot camp, a Math Readiness Camp, and a Learning Assistant (LA) Program to increase a student’s chances of graduating with a STEM degree within 4-years. Drs. Davis and Nelson will discuss steps institutions can take to establish similar programs.

(NOTE) If you have any questions or concerns regarding the online registration process for these webinars, please contact Neda Wickson at (neda.wickson@coenet.us).