DAY 1 Monday, October 26, 2020
Noon–12:45 p.m.Agency and Equity: A Matter of Professional Practice for Counselors
Strategies and supports for school counselors and leaders to ensure access, achievement, and equitable outcomes for all students.AP and Covid-19: Updates and Guidance for the AP Program in 2020-21
Learn about the free, digital supports available to AP teachers and students; policies and deadlines for 2020-21; and what to expect for the May 2021 AP administration.Continuing an Ecosystem for Student Success: A Connecticut Case Study
Connecticut education leaders will discuss how they are working during the pandemic to continue initiatives to prepare students for postsecondary education.Follow the Money: Removing Real Access Barriers
Access to opportunity in the U.S. depends on an affordable college education. Join a frank, solutions-oriented discussion about creating greater access for students.The SAT and Covid-19: Updates and Guidance Around the SAT Suite of Assessments
This session will explore exciting new developments and policy changes related to the SAT Suite of Assessments.Why Context Matters More than Ever: Exploring the Role of Landscape
Participants will discuss the increased role of context as they evaluate applicants in the covid-19 environment.
Noon–12:45 p.m.Financial Aid Communications: Lessons Learned and Confirmed During Covid-19
This session will explore how financial aid communications were changed because of the pandemic and what tools were used to get clear messages to students and families.SAT Administration and Covid: Review Your Fall SAT Suite of Assessments Plan
An interactive session for counselors to share reflections on fall testing modifications and strategies for spring. We will exchange tips for implementing the SAT Suite during the pandemic.Special Webinar on Self-Care from the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions
Join this discussion about ways that college admissions officers can keep their heads, hearts, and souls together in order to care for themselves and the people in their charge.
12:45–1:15 p.m.Career Finder
This session will review the resources available to students who explore the Career Finder website, which contains information about 1,000 different careers.College Board Recognition Programs
This session provides an overview of the new College Board Recognition Programs for African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, and students who attend schools in a rural area or small town.Overview of AP Daily and AP Classroom
This session will dive into the AP resources supporting teaching and learning in the 2020-21 academic year, including AP Daily.
1:30–2:15 p.m.Supporting Teaching and Learning in AP and Pre-AP This Year
In this session, College Board SVP Trevor Packer will talk about the new resources in place to support AP and Pre-AP teachers and students.The College Board Approach to Keeping America’s Students on Track
This session will explore the ways College Board is approaching a continuity of learning by focusing on providing methods of access and success in higher education.Trends in Higher Education 2020
This session will highlight the latest findings from Trends in College Pricing 2020 and Trends in Student Aid 2020.Understanding the Evolving Role of the SAT in International Admissions
This session will explore timely updates and trends in admissions and guidance.
2:30–3:15 p.m.Forecasting and Modeling in Unprecedented Times
Doom-and-gloom demographic projections indicate a looming enrollment crisis. This session features four different strategic approaches for institutions as they deal with the pandemic.Revolutionizing the SAT Experience with the Test Day Toolkit
Take a tour of College Board’s new online SAT administration tool designed to enhance and simplify the test day experience for staff and students.Student Search: Opportunities, Innovations, and Considerations
Explore strategies for expanding your ability to reach and connect with more students with Student Search Service.Supporting Undocumented Students for College and Career Success
This session will cover the laws impacting undocumented students and effective practices for supporting their college success and career options.The AP Capstone Diploma Program: District and Higher Ed Success
Learn about the AP Capstone Diploma program and how its core classes—AP Seminar and AP Research—fit with districts and higher education.
2:30–3:15 p.m.Canceled: Admissions Recruitment and Review in a Time with Fewer Resources
This session will discuss approaches that ensure resources and training for staff are made available while budgets are limited.Warrior Way Back—Reengaging Returning Students Through Debt Forgiveness
Learn how WSU created the nation’s first debt forgiveness program for returning students and generated $1 million tuition revenue in a single year.
DAY 2 Tuesday, October 27, 2020
11:15 a.m.–NoonAdmissions Flexibility: Deliberation and Decision-Making During Covid-19
Join enrollment management leaders and experts as we discuss thoughtful, student-centered approaches to admissions flexibility in 2020 and beyond.Navigating the New Normal: College Advising and Admissions Insights
Join the timely conversation with school counseling and higher education admissions leaders to learn ways to assist students and families in navigating the new normal.Washington Watch: Higher Education Policy and the 2020 Election
Presenters will discuss the latest higher education news from Washington, D.C., offer election prognostications, and ask participants to share priorities and concerns.
12:15–1 p.m.AP Instructional Resources: Built for Any Learning Environment
Take a tour of AP Classroom and hear how teachers are using AP instructional resources as they deliver in-person, hybrid, or online instruction.Enrollment Management Strategies that Advance Institutional Missions Regarding Diversity
Effective EM strategies that can advance diversity aims and bolster the legal defensibility of considerations of race in admission.Equitable Options for Supporting Student Success
This session will describe how the development and implementation of statewide reform efforts in Texas higher ed institutions are supporting students during the current pandemic.Financial Aid and Regulations in a Pandemic World
This session will provide an update on regulations related to the administration of Title IV financial aid and the CARES Act.Leveraging Data and Networks to Increase College Enrollment and Remove Barriers
Eleven school districts in Dallas County collectively worked to increase college enrollment while addressing barriers that cause equity gaps.On Track: Use Pre-AP and Targeted Programs to Reclaim the Freshman Class
Representatives from an Illinois HS will discuss how a large, urban district used the Pre-AP platform to keep its freshman class on track for college success.
12:15–1 p.m.AP Classroom in an Online World: Strategies for Maximizing Online Learning
This discussion will focus on best practices for using AP Classroom in a virtual classroom environment.Financial Aid: A Call to Higher Education Leadership
Professionals discuss how this year has presented new leadership challenges and why cultivating financial aid professionals is important to the future of higher ed.Tech Tools for School Counselors
Join this interactive session to learn effective strategies and tools to pivot your school counseling program from in-person to remote engagement.The Impact of Covid on Underrepresented Populations: Bringing Resources to All
This roundtable will discuss how admissions officers can support underrepresented student populations.
1–1:30 p.m.College Board Opportunity Scholarships to Support FAFSA Completion
This session will focus on mobilizing seniors to earn chances at Complete the FAFSA scholarships with support from Wyatt, a free FAFSA assistance chatbot.Spotlight: AP Seminar and the African Diaspora
During this session, pilot AP Seminar teachers will share how they introduced the diaspora to their students to support their mastery of critical thinking, research, and collaboration skills.
1:30–2:15 p.m.Collaboration Super Powers: Partnerships to Enhance Student Success
South Carolina state agencies, K–12 districts, and College Board joined forces to align efforts around the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program.End of the World As We Know It? A New Decade in International Student Recruitment
Last year, U.S. higher education saw its first drop in international undergrads coming to the U.S. since the 2008 Great Recession. How can this trend be flipped?Race and Student Loan Debt
A deeper look at the student-debt crisis to address racial inequality.Students Speak: Sharing Their Experience During Covid-19
Representatives from the College Board Youth Council share critical perspectives on their experiences and virtual learning during covid-19.Teaching Effectively Through a Crisis
An interactive presentation sharing experiences, ideas, strategies, and software applications that support student learning during a time of crisis.
1:30–2:15 p.m.College Advising in the Age of Covid for School Counselors
Join this critical conversation, led by counselor education and district leaders, to discuss how the use of data can support effective college advising, planning, and implementation efforts.Funding Student Needs Beyond the Bill: the Covid-19 Challenge
This session explores ways to help students fund the costs of education beyond tuition and fees in the evolving landscape created by the pandemic.Recruiting and Enrolling Students in the Time of Covid
This roundtable will discuss strategies and resources that can best recruit and enroll students during this period.Three Steps to Raising SAT Results for Underrepresented Student Populations
Explore proven approaches to increase testing outcomes that ultimately impact admissions and financial aid opportunities for underrepresented students.
DAY 3 Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Noon–12:45 p.m.All Means All: Fostering a Successful Culture of AP for All
A discussion of how two high schools are committed to a successful AP experience. See the path they forged to increase opportunities.Beyond Covid-19: Supporting Students’ Social and Emotional Well-being
Join this conversation to understand the important role of school counselors to identify resources that facilitate student success.College Credit in High School: Monitoring and Measuring Success
The session will review efforts to study the effectiveness of college credit in high school programs.Experience Pre-AP: An Exploration of the Core Elements of a Pre-AP Course
Through active learning experiences, participants will develop a deeper understanding of how Pre-AP courses are constructed.Improving the Application Experience—Materials that Matter
Do you question whether application materials adequately represent the applicants? This session covers what happens when colleges have options available.The Price Is Right—Or Is it? Perspectives on Pricing Strategies
Our panel will share views on the value of different pricing strategies and provide research findings on how students understand these practices.
Noon–12:45 p.m.Can You See Me? The Invisibility of Native Students on College Campuses
This session will cover the exclusion of Native communities and students in conversations surrounding educational and college equity.Equity and Access: Critical Conversations for School Counselors
This session will engage counselors in critical conversations to better understand themselves, their colleagues, and the communities where they live and work.Implementing Social Justice
During this roundtable discussion attendees will share strategies, resources, and staff and student supports to implement social justice in our work.Promote Access, Prepare for Success: A Discussion on AP, SAT, and Equity
This roundtable will engage Forum attendees to discuss and share their work in the area of social justice to promote access and success on the AP, the SAT, and equity in schools.Sharing Best Practices for the Use of Professional Judgment during Covid-19
See how professional judgment can be applied to respond to students’ financial issues during the pandemic.
1–1:45 p.m.Supporting Teaching and Learning in AP and Pre-AP This Year: On-Demand
In this session, College Board SVP Trevor Packer will talk about the new resources in place to support AP and Pre-AP teachers and students.Sustaining Higher Ed Access, Equity, and Affordability Under Covid-19
A discussion of how higher ed institutions have responded to the pandemic, including policies and practices designed to preserve and promote access, equity, inclusion, and diversity.Trends in Higher Education 2020: On-Demand Repeat of Session
This session will highlight the latest findings from Trends in College Pricing 2020 and Trends in Student Aid 2020.Washington Watch: Higher Education Policy and the 2020 Election: On-Demand
Presenters will discuss the latest higher education news from D.C.
2:45–3:15 p.m.Middle States Regional Assembly Meeting
Join the chair of the Middle States Regional Council, Patricia McCarthy, to learn what the Regional Council has been working on this year and help shape its agenda for 2020-21.Midwestern Regional Assembly Meeting
Join the chair of the Midwestern Regional Council, Karen Ritter, to learn what the Regional Council has been working on this year and help shape its agenda for 2020-21.New England Regional Assembly Meeting
Join the chair of the New England Regional Council, Lisa Slavin, to learn what the Regional Council has been working on this year and help shape its agenda for 2020-21.Southern Regional Assembly Meeting
Join the chair of the Southern Regional Council, Heather Morrison, to learn what the Regional Council has been working on this year and help shape its agenda for 2020-21.Southwestern Regional Assembly Meeting
Join the chair of the Southwestern Regional Council, Tracey Morman, to learn what the Regional Council has been working on this year and help shape its agenda for 2020-21.Western Regional Assembly Meeting
Join the chair of the Western Regional Council, Matthew Bonser, to learn what the Regional Council has been working on this year and help shape its agenda for 2020-21.