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Recorded Webinars

MCAN saves recordings of webinars for your convenience and professional development. Recording links are posted as quickly as possible after a webinar's completion, but please allow up to several business days. Most webinars are eligible to earn SCECHs for up to three months past their recording date, but there may be exceptions. 

Single Session Webinars

Michigan Merit Curriculum and the Personal Curriculum Flexibility
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Rashell Bowerman, instructional intervention consultant, Michigan Department of Education

The Personal Curriculum is a tool to modify Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements, individualizing a student's high school experience.

Starting Early: What is Future Readiness in Middle School?
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Skye Dempster, Xello and Courtney McKenzie, Xello

Join Xello and learn how to excite and engage middle schoolers. Develop and nurture crucial social-emotional and future-ready skills in these early years and create the necessary foundation for robust and effective educational development plans for their later years.

Minority Serving Institutions: Bridges to Postsecondary Success
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Celia Chavez, partnership director, Midwest, College Advising Corps; Shameek Robinson, partnership director, Northeast, College Advising Corps

This session introduces attendees to the various types of federal designations associated with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). This comprises Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). In addition, there will be a specific focus on identifying these institutions within the state of Michigan, and attendees will gain strategies for incorporating MSI information in Match & Fit discussions with students.

Preparing for the Better FAFSA
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Meghan McComb, training specialist, UAspire

In this webinar, attendees will learn about key changes coming to the 2024-25 FAFSA and how to best prepare to support students, families, and other stakeholders. Topics include the change from Expected Family Contribution to Student Aid Index, creating Federal Student Aid IDs for multiple parents, giving consent to use federal tax information, and more! Whether you fill out hundreds of FAFSAs every year or help with other parts of the postsecondary preparation process, it is essential to understand how students and families will experience and be impacted by changes to the updated FAFSA.

The Evolving FAFSA: Supporting Students and Families
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MCAN staff and guests

To address the need for actionable information related to the 2024-25 FAFSA, MCAN is hosting a webinar to share more about the latest Federal Student Aid updates and their implications for students and families. Participants will learn best practices to employ while families await financial aid information. The webinar will also include a question and answer period.

Introduction to the Golden Apple Scholars Program
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Callie Kirk, director of geographic expansion, Golden Apple Foundation

Michigan's Golden Apple Scholars program is a teacher preparation program that recruits high school seniors through college sophomores who have the potential to be outstanding teachers in Michigan pre-K-12 schools. Webinar participants will learn more about the program's benefits and how to support students in completing the application.

Mid-Year Check-In: How Are You Reporting on Student Work and State Mandate Compliance?
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Skye Dempster, Xello and Courtney McKenzie, Xello

The latest webinar from Xello will help participants tackle EDP reporting and ensure meaningful compliance. View a demonstration on how to help identify EDP, Talent Portfolio, and four-year-plan progress and completion, while also learning strategies on how to support further progression through the remainder of the year.

Webinar Series

September 14, 2023 - January 31, 2024
Significant changes to the financial aid process, including the new FAFSA and the introduction of the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, highlight the urgency and opportunity for high-quality training. MCAN and uAspire are partnering to offer best-in-class training, support, and tools to better position practitioners to meet the unique needs of all Michigan students. Certified FAFSA Specialist Training session recordings will be available as follows: Introduction to Financial Aid: Mid-September FAFSA Completion (two-part series): Late December and early January FAFSA Follow-up: Late January Financial Aid Offer Review: Late February Financial Aid Renewal for College Success: Late March