WCAN’s network of college access professionals can present workshops to your organization on the following subjects. The workshop curriculum can be customized to your organizations’ professional development needs.
How to Access and Interpret Student and School Data
Learn how to access educational health and economic data about children and families. Participants gain with knowledge of online resources and examples of how data can be used to take an in-depth look at the local conditions influencing college access, participation, and success.
Connecting with Diverse Student Populations
Learn how to identify strategies and methods that help close the achievement gap. Learn about what cultural competence is as well as effective strategies for engaging diverse students, families, and communities. Participants will be able to utilize cultural competence as an instructional practice and professional standard to help close the achievement gap.
Early Engagement Strategies in the College Choice Process
This training course will provide a broad overview of some strategies to effectively engage potential students in college decision making. The curriculum will focus on community partnerships and services that help potential students. Participate in a discussion addressing the best practices that engage students early and often on the road to making a higher education decision.
Help Students and Families Learn How to Pay for College
Learn how to plan and pay for a higher education. Gain an understanding of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and information about the federal, state, and private aid programs that help families pay for college. Learn more about the College Bound Scholarship and Passport to College for Foster Youth, and receive an overview of state aid in Washington. Participants will leave with knowledge of the early commitment scholarship, foster youth financial aid programs, and other financial aid programs.
KnowHow2Go Curriculum Training (College Bound)
KnowHow2Go outlines four steps to planning and preparing for post-secondary education. Participants will learn strategies for integrating campaign messages and activities into existing programming. The presenters will provide curriculum ideas, web-based tools, PowerPoint presentations, and an assembly/rally tool-kit.
Federal/Washington State Education Policy
Locally in Washington State education advocates are making real progress on reforms that will improve our schools and prepare more students for college and the world of work. If you wish to have a better understanding the legislative and policy development process this is the workshop for you. Learn about the critical reforms Washington lawmakers have been discussing and the direction of education policy in Washington and across the nation.
How to Develop and Build a College Access Network
Learn the strategies and best practices of how to establish a “College Access Network” in your community. This workshop will explain the ins and outs of joining with other college access providers and community based organizations to become a unified voice of leadership and advocacy for Washington State students.
Marketing and Locating Scholarships – Using theWashBoard.org
Learn how TheWashBoard.org is taking the work out of looking for college scholarships. TheWashBoard.org matches Washington scholarship seekers with appropriate scholarship providers. This free web-based scholarship clearing house allows students to search and apply for scholarships specific to their needs. TheWashBoard.org only recommends scholarships for which a student is potentially eligible. It is completely advertising and spam-free.
If you are interested in scheduling a professional development course please contact, Judi Brown at (253) 439-5807 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.