Wednesday, May 16, 2018

AO Conference: Accepting Proposals

The GEAR UP West/Advanced Opportunities Conference is scheduled for October 14th-16th at the Boise Center on the Grove!  We are excited to bring together national speakers and stakeholders from the College and Career Readiness community to the state of Idaho as we partner with GEAR UP West!   For the event, we would love to showcase some of Idaho’s best practices and progressive initiatives. If you have a presentation, workshop, idea or success story that you would like to present at the conference, please follow the link to the Presentation Proposal form.  Presentation proposals are due June 15th.  We look forward at bringing Idaho’s best to the conference!

 Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
·         Advanced Opportunities
·         College Career Readiness
·         College Partnerships
·         Building resilience for students and practitioners
·         Apprenticeships and other postsecondary pathways
·         Cross-sector collaboration, partnerships, and collective impact
·         Equity and support for underrepresented populations (gender equity, ELL, students of color, youth who are in foster care and/or are experiencing homelessness)
·         Financial literacy
·         Family engagement
·         College transition, first-year experiences, summer melt, and persistence
·         Grant management
·         Growth mindset and non-cognitive skills
·         Evaluation results that demonstrate effective program practices
·         Data collection and analysis, strategies for demonstrating program success and identifying areas of  improvement
·         Research-based practices and strategies
·         Continuous improvement and sustainability
·         Advocacy in the school and community

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