DAY 1 Wednesday, February 14, 2018
2–4 p.m.Counselors and the K12 Score Reporting Portal
Join us for this interactive workshop to learn helpful insights about the K12 Score Reporting Portal and an exploration of the reports school counselors use most.Data and Resource Tools For Successful Recruitment
Join us for this interactive workshop to learn more about student trends, SAT testing patterns, and ways to maximize free tools and resources to enhance your recruitment efforts.
DAY 2 Thursday, February 15, 2018
7 a.m.–5 p.m.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
9:30–10:30 a.m.A Study Exploring Motivation and Self-Regulation in the AP Classroom
Join us to learn about the study and how you can increase motivation and self-regulation in your own AP classrooms.Boosting College Success: How Colleges Can Support Men of Color
This presentation will look in depth at support services for men of color offered at Lone Star College.Coming Soon: New Resources and Supports for AP Teachers, Students, and Coordinators
Learn about the new teacher and student supports that will become part of the AP Program beginning fall 2019.Developing the Bridge to College: Grants, Collaboration, and Partnerships
This session describes the development of a successful program for improving college counseling.NCAA Initial Eligibility 101
NCAA representatives will explain how school counselors can assist student-athletes in meeting NCAA Division I and II academic standards.The Affordability Equation: Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid
This session will provide context to help participants better understand the debate about the value of college and the need to effectively convey key information to others.The Challenges of Making Access and Equity a Reality
Implementing an access and equity for all students philosophy comes with challenges that must be addressed to achieve student success.
10:45–11:45 a.m.Building an Evidence Base to Support Diversity and Inclusion
The Access and Diversity Collaborative will provide guidance on how to create an evidence base for holistic review to support diversity on campus.Coming Soon: New Resources and Supports for AP Teachers, Students, and Coordinators
Learn about the new teacher and student supports that will become part of the AP Program beginning fall 2019.How to Write Strong Letters of Recommendation for Your Students
This presentation will provide strategies for crafting effective letters of recommendation for students applying to college.Leveraging Advising Capabilities: Strategies for Schools
In this session, representatives from virtual advising programs will discuss ways to provide students with “live” college planning support.NCAA Initial Eligibility 101
NCAA representatives will explain how school counselors can assist student-athletes in meeting NCAA Division I and II academic standards.Stuck in the Middle
This session will explore what can be done to aid students in the socioeconomic and academic middle, whose needs are not fully met through need-based or academic-based aid.The Future of Pre-AP
Pre-AP is a program that offers instructional resources, student practice, professional learning, and classroom-based assessments to institutions interested in earning an official Pre-AP designation.Using College Board Search to Meet Enrollment Goals
Join our College Board Search experts to learn how you can hone your strategy to meet your enrollment goals.
2:15–3:15 p.m.Counselors, Colleges, and the Redesigned SAT
A panel of school counselors and enrollment managers will examine admission insights and best practices since the launch of the redesigned SAT.How Educators in the Southwest are Using Free SAT Tools
Get insights from educators about how to boost Khan Academy and Roadtrip Nation usage in your school.One District's Commitment to Equity
The Plano Independent School District shares its story of the ongoing challenge of closing the opportunity gap in advanced courses.Pathways to Success: A Seamless Transfer Partnership
Learn how a Texas community college and a four-year university partner to provide seamless transfer opportunities for students.Re-Imagined Rigor: Nontraditional Students in the AP Classroom
This session will explore research findings on what influences student success in AP.The Future of Pre-AP
Pre-AP is a program that offers instructional resources, student practice, professional learning, and classroom-based assessments to institutions interested in earning an official Pre-AP designation.What’s Now, What’s New, What’s Coming: The SAT Suite of Assessments, 2018-2020
This session will explore the latest innovations and changes to the SAT Suite of Assessments.
DAY 3 Friday, February 16, 2018
8 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
9:15–10:15 a.m.AP and Project Lead The Way: A Partnership for College and Career Readiness
Learn about the Advanced Placement and Project Lead The Way partnership (AP+PLTW) to prepare students for success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).Disaster Strikes: Now What?
This session will explore how counselors can help families prepare for and initiate these conversations and what education professionals can do to support students impacted by disaster.Legislative Update: Spotlight on the Southwestern Region
Presenters will share updates on the major issues facing each of the four states in the Southwestern Region.Systems to Support a Strong AP District Leadership Team
Learn how an AP Honor Roll District has built systems over time to implement and cultivate a district leadership team.The AP Program: Changes, Developments, and Updates
In this session, AP Program leaders will provide detailed information on program changes designed to provide more students with the opportunity to engage in AP courses and exams.Using the SAT Suite of Assessments to Create Change
This session offers best practices from educators who have implemented two or more assessments in the SAT Suite to expand college readiness, followed by Q&A.
10:30–11:30 a.m.AP Capstone: An Entry Point to AP for All Students
How can AP's new diploma program help schools increase equitable access to AP for all students?Eye on Washington: Looking Ahead at Federal Higher Education Policy
Session participants will review the latest news from Congress and the Trump administration and consider possible implications for higher education leaders.How to Initiate and Support Schoolwide Improvement
This workshop will tell the story of how partnerships and student-centered instructional pathways modeled on Understanding by Design created a schoolwide change.Retention Strategies
Join a panel of admission and enrollment leaders from universities in Texas and Oklahoma as we unpack our retention strategies.The AP Program: Changes, Developments, and Updates
In this session, AP Program leaders will provide detailed information on program changes designed to provide more students with the opportunity to engage in AP courses and exams.The Future of Admission: Can Data Unlock New Opportunities?
In this session, results, tools, and data will be presented from the College Board’s gathering of enrollment managers, researchers, and College Board staff to improve the practice of admission.We Are Stronger Together: Share the Journey
This session will examine how the Garland ISD and Irving ISD collaborate regularly to streamline both systemic program improvements and individual projects.
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.