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Bridges to Success Summit

This 2-day regional summit is designed for all stakeholders associated with supporting students through the  P-16 educational and career pathways. You and your team are invited to take part in this regional initiative.

Victoria, Texas
Victoria College Conference & Education Center
October 16 - 17, 2015

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2015 National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) Conference

This event will be held at the beautiful Sheraton Dallas Hotel in downtown Dallas Texas. You don't want to miss this professional development opportunity that includes 150+ breakout sessions (conference strands are based on the 10 Components of a POS and the DOL 6 Key Elements), a variety of pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall that showcases the latest products and services.

Dallas, Texas
Wednesday - Friday
October 28 - 30, 2015

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Aligning Coursework to Targeted Occupations in Central Texas

A model of the efforts of high schools and Austin Community College to align their courses and provide students with a strong transition from high school to postsecondary education will be presented. This workshop is the place to discover which occupations in Central Texas will be in demand in the years to come. In the afternoon, we will have a variety of representatives from non-traditional careers and programs of study on hand to share information with school counselors.

Austin, TX
Thursday, November 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Overcoming Obstacles to College and Career Readiness

This training is an introduction to creating a campus culture of resiliency based on program developed by Nan Henderson who is renowned across the United States as an expert in resiliency. Resiliency in Schools is about teaching children to overcome adversity. It is an approach that staff can use with students to teach and model ways to use individual strengths, critical-thinking, and problem solving. Motivational speaker Fabian Ramirez shares his strategies to motivate students to stay in school and seek higher education. After hearing Ramirez speak, school counselors will walk away with the knowledge they need to help students think about the importance of goal setting and striving to for success.

Austin, Texas
Thursday, December 3, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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AVID National Conference 2015

Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage.

San Diego, California
December 10-12, 2015
Thursday - Saturday

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

The AVID National Conference is a forum to discuss and share best practices on opening access to rigorous curriculum for all. Participants include superintendents, school board members, district and site administrators, and other educational leaders. Our keynote speakers this year will include Mary Catherine Swanson, AVID Founder and Dr. Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University.

We have the strategies you need to ensure your students are ready for and thrive in college. Sessions will focus on a variety of topics, including:

  • Implementing and Sustaining the AVID College Readiness System (ACRS)
  • AVID and Advanced Programs (AP®, IB®, AICE, dual enrollment)
  • Engaging and Supporting AVID Alumni
  • Leadership for College Readiness
  • Schoolwide Strategies for Increasing Rigor and Support for All Students
  • STEM Initiatives
  • Equity and Access

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Connecting Careers to House Bill 5 Endorsements 

Counselors work as part of a team to help implement HB 5. This session will feature a presentation by representative(s) from the Texas Workforce Commission. Labor Market Data and career data will be presented for ESC-6’s region. Information on fast-growing and high-demand careers will be presented as they correlate with Texas HB 5 endorsement options.

Huntsville, Texas
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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