MCAN webinars are archived for one year.

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SCECHs

While MCAN works to provide State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for our webinars, we do not award SCECHs for reviewing webinar recordings unless participants earn at least an 8/10 on the accompanying quiz. For webinars without quizzes, no SCECHs will be awarded for reviewing the recordings. MCAN reserves the right to remove SCECH eligibility if content becomes outdated. For questions about SCECHs for MCAN provided professional development, email us at scech@micollegeaccess.org.

SCECH FAQ and Video

Do you have questions about earning SCECHs through MCAN events? Common questions and answers are shared in this FAQ document, where you'll also find a link to the video, Earning SCECHs with MCAN. 

The listing below is in order from newest to oldest webinar presentations.


Roadmap to Opportunity Webinar Series

Recorded: May

Presenters: Various experts from the field

This four-part webinar series will inform participants about stackable credentials, the importance of high school and community college partnerships, discuss ways to support students to and through stackable credential programs, and empower professionals to map out credential pathways within their own communities.

Webinar series recordings and SCECH quizzes

SCECH: Each webinar recording is eligible for one SCECH in career exploration.

Roadmap to Opportunity webinar series recordings will be available through August 2021.


Scholarships — Finding Free Money for College with Sallie Mae

Recorded: May 11

Presenter: Jenny Chandler, director of business development, Sallie Mae

This webinar will focus on the importance and ease of use of scholarship search engines. Learn about Sallie Mae’s Free Scholarship Search and Paying for College Resource tools.

Recording

SCECH: This webinar is eligible for one SCECH in college preparation and selection.

SCECH Quiz


Need to Know College Success Workshop

Recorded: April 22

Presenter:
Lisa McNeilley, PhD, owner and facilitator, Writer's Alley

While academic skills play a role in how well students adapt to college, they are not the only determinants of student success. Students need to understand the expectations and behaviors that underlie academic life, as well as gaining the soft skills that are vital to success. This webinar provides an overview of the knowledge, skills, and experiences students need to prepare for college, as well as a program for educators to help students gain those vital skills. 

Recording

SCECH: This webinar is eligible for one SCECH in college preparation and selection.

SCECH Quiz


Celebrating Michigan College Signing Day

Recorded: March 30

Presenter: Josh Nudelman, public engagement and community outreach manager

Webinar participants will learn how to celebrate College Signing Day with students and families. They will get a better sense of why college completion is important and what tools and resources exist for supporting students through the college decision process. Michigan College Access Network will also offer resources and support specific to Michigan schools.

Recording


Your College Access Toolkit:

Resources & Support from MCAN's Partners

Recorded: March 25

Presenters: MCAN's High School Innovation department

Join MCAN and our partners to learn about resources and tools that are available as you work to increase college access and build a college-going culture in your schools and communities. MCAN’s High School Innovation team will highlight the MiSSG Portal, MiTransferNetwork, and MiSchool Data.

Recording
 
Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs. 


The Pandemic's College Enrollment Crisis

Recorded: March 24

Presenters: MCAN Executive Director Ryan Fewins-Bliss and MCAN Deputy Director Jamie Jacobs

In Michigan, college enrollment is down 9.2% from pre-pandemic levels. College application and FAFSA numbers for the class of 2021 point to a continued enrollment decline. At the same time, a majority of Michigan’s "Hot 50" jobs require some education post high school. This session will provide participants with an understanding of Michigan’s enrollment crisis, the need for degrees and certificates in Michigan, and the important role school counselors play in supporting students as they plan for postsecondary education.

Recording

Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs. 


Your College Access Toolkit:

Resources & Support from MCAN

Recorded: March 23

Presenters: MCAN's High School Innovation department

This webinar highlights MCAN-specific resources, tools, and supports that are available as you work to increase college access and build a college-going culture in your schools and communities. MCAN’s High School Innovation team will share information about the Impact Map, Roadmap to Opportunity, College Bound Michigan resource site, and more.

Recording

Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs. 


Opportunities in Business: Resources for Student Success

Recorded: March 18

Presenters: Terence Brown, Michigan State University Office of Admissions; Anne Crain and LaKeysha Locke, Michigan State University Broad College of Business

Hear from representatives of Michigan State University's Office of Admissions and the Broad College of Business, who want to support stakeholders' efforts in helping students make effective college-going decisions. In this webinar, they will inform guidance counselors, college advisers, and other partners in students’ higher education journeys, about the opportunities and resources available to students at the MSU Eli Broad College of Business. Learn how they create a partnership to inform students' decision making about their academic choices. There are wonderful and exciting educational and career opportunities in business.

Webinar Recording

Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs. 


How to Help Youth Find Purpose and Impact with SparkPath

Recorded: Feb. 16

Presenter: JP Michel, founder of SparkPath

To prepare for the future of work, we need to move students away from job titles and shift their attention to challenges that exist in the world. This simple shift will unlock new opportunities, a fresh perspective, and a powerful approach to preparing for success. Attendees will engage in challenge mindset activities they can use immediately in their work.

Webinar Recording

SCECH: This webinar is eligible for one SCECH in career exploration.

SCECH Quiz  


College Readiness Curriculum with FranklinCovey Education

Recorded: Feb. 2

Presenters: Evett Barham, Leader in Me coach, member of FranklinCovey Education High School Development team; Kara Jacoboni, FranklinCovey education representative; and Steve Yauch, FranklinCovey Education Representative

This webinar will discuss key skills and characteristics business leaders and universities expect of today's young adults. The FranklinCovey Education and Leader in Me curriculum is available to close the skill gap and assist students in becoming high achievers after high school. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens," by Sean Covey.

Webinar Recording 

SCECH: This webinar is eligible for one SCECH in college preparation and selection. 

SCECH Quiz


Get Schooled: Supporting Every Student's Postsecondary Goals

Recorded: Jan. 19

Presenters: Danielle Gunder, senior program manager — college access and persistence, Get Schooled and Jackie Ivy, senior program manager — jobs & careers, Get Schooled  

Get Schooled is America’s only free, all-digital, college and first-jobs counseling platform. This webinar will provide information about Get Schooled digital college and job resource packages that are designed to support counselors and students during these difficult times. Get Schooled offers compelling, research-based content to high school and college-age youth, with a focus on supporting BIPOC, immigrant, first-generation, and low-income youth.

Webinar Recording (download mp4 file)   


MI Student Aid Counselor Training

Recorded: Dec. 7 and Dec. 8

Presenters: Chad Sommerville and Emily Hurtado-Arboleda from Michigan Student Scholarships & Grants (MiSSG)

As you work to support your students through FAFSA completion and understand their financial aid, we want to make sure that you are as up-to-date as possible on the MI Student Aid Programs, tools, and resources. This webinar presented an update on the Governor's FAFSA Challenge, State Aid Program updates, recent changes to the Tuition Incentive Program, tips for navigating and  utilizing the MiSSG system, and outreach services and support. 

Webinar Recording


Scholarship Resources

Recorded: Dec. 1 

Presenter: Jenny Chandler 

This webinar will provide insight into the college financial planning process, review the importance and ease of using a scholarship search engine, discuss the variety of scholarship resources, and offer key tips on applying for scholarships.  

Webinar Recording

Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs. 


Updates on Michigan's Implementation of CLEP — for K-12 and Adult Learners

Recorded: Oct. 22, 2020

Presenters: Gini Beran, director of CLEP outreach and account management, The College Board; Geoff Clark, assessment coordinator, Utica Community Schools; Ted Gardella, executive director for Michigan, The College Board; and Kim Trent, deputy director, Prosperity, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

 In 2019, Michigan became one of the first states to support low-income students having access to the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Many high schools and ISD/RESAs have become test centers, increasing access to college credit opportunities for K-12 students. Innovative programs integrating CLEP into existing high school courses are securing positive results. Now, adult learners can also use CLEP exams to accelerate college credit and degree attainment, as part of the Governor’s 60% by 2030 initiative. Modern States Education Alliance has pledged to support 10,000 exams for Michigan adult learners with free online courses. The College Board team will provide updates and information so your school can take the next steps in providing your community access to this college credit opportunity.

Webinar Recording

Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs. 


Kickoff to College Bound Michigan 2020-21

Recorded: Sept. 24 , 2020

Presenter: Autumn Kearney, MCAN strategy manager for high school innovation 

Join MCAN as we kick off another year of College Bound Michigan! With rapid changes to the economy, the need for education post high school could not be clearer. CBMI is a suite of events that aim to support students as they prepare for postsecondary education in uncertain times. Applying to college is a lengthy process that ranges from keeping track of forms and deadlines to transitioning from a high school to a college campus. CBMI will provide you with resources and support to plan virtual or in-person events that help ensure college preparedness and success for your students. 

Webinar Recording 

Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.


How COVID-19 is Changing Higher Education: A National Perspective
MTC Webinar

Recorded: Sept. 22, 2020

Presenter: Eric Hoover, a senior writer at the Chronicle of Higher Education

Eric Hoover, a senior writer at the Chronicle of Higher Education, has reported extensively on how the pandemic is disrupting the path to and through college. He describes what he has learned about COVID-19's impact on admissions and enrollment processes, and standardized testing. He also discusses a forthcoming series of articles that examine how the crisis is intensifying college-access challenges throughout the nation.

Webinar Recording

Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.


Legislative Update with a Focus on Education

MTC Webinar 

Recorded: Sept. 9, 2020

Presenter: Rep. Scott VanSingel  

Representative Scott VanSingel of House District 100 will provide an update on recent legislation, committee sessions and other governmental updates. He also will share information about the latest developments related to education. VanSingel serves on the Appropriations committee. He is chairman of the Higher Education & Community Colleges Appropriations subcommittee.

Webinar Recording

Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.


Storytelling and the College Admission Essays 

Recorded: Sept. 1, 2020

Presenter: Carol Barash, Ph.D., founder and CEO, Story2 

The Story2 Moments Method® teaches students how to unlock the science of storytelling to write powerful and authentic college admission essays. In this webinar, educators learn how students can access StoryBuilder and other free resources to help students complete successful essays this year. 

Webinar Recording


The Reckoning: A Policy Agenda for Higher Education

Recorded: Sept. 1, 2020

Presenter: Anthony Carnevale, Ph.D., research professor and director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce 

The Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in an economic crash, and the murder of George Floyd have laid bare the race and class injustice in American education and society. But for higher education Covid-19 is also a shock that lends strength to sweeping demographic, economic, and policy changes that were already underway and will only get stronger over the next decade. If left unattended Covid-19, in combination with trends already in place, will double down on the mutually reinforcing elitism in our education and economic regimes. Even before Covid-19 emerged, we were well past the point where higher education reform could be dismissed, put off for another day, carried out piecemeal, or merely discussed in the abstract. 

Webinar Recording

Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.


Reimagining Volunteerism and Service During COVID-19 Response and Recovery
MTC Webinar

Recorded: Aug. 26, 2020

Presenters: Ginna Holmes, executive director at the Michigan Community Service Commission; Shannon Zoet, program officer at the Michigan Community Service Commission

This webinar features a discussion about how volunteerism and national service can be reimagined in response to COVID-19, and what the future of service might look like. Learn about what the Michigan Community Service Commission is doing to coordinate critical relief efforts, how national service members are responding to needs, and what you can do to serve your community. 

Webinar Recording

Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.


Futures for Frontliners: What You Need to Know
MTC Webinar

Recorded: Aug. 18, 2020

Presenters: Ava Attari, data and policy fellow, University of Michigan Youth Policy Lab; Doug Ross, senior advisor to the governor for Michigan Prosperity

In April 2020, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the "Futures for Frontliners" program which provides free tuition for essential workers without college degrees. Frontliners can apply starting in September and can start classes toward their certificate or associate degree in January 2021. Learn about who qualifies, how they can apply, when they can start classes, and other details. Be among the first to know and help thank the frontliners in your community. 

Webinar Recording

Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.


Welcome to MCAN's Impact Map!

Recorded: Aug. 12, 2020 

Presenters: Jordan Crandell, AmeriCorps VISTA; Chris Rutherford, Director of Community Mobilization Strategy; Jessica Soja, Strategy Manager, Community Mobilization Strategy 

MCAN has launched a new-and-improved Impact Map! This online tool aggregates data from five primary sources to offer insight about important college-going metrics and outcomes. Join MCAN staff for a live demonstration of the Impact Map and learn how using the site can help move the needle in Michigan towards Sixty by 30 .

Webinar Recording
Serving the Adult Learner Population through Detroit Drives Degrees

MTC Webinar 

Recorded: Aug. 5, 2020  

Presenters: Michelle Cyrus, director of Adult College Completion at the Detroit Regional Chamber; Melanie D'Evelyn, director of Detroit Drives Degrees at the Detroit Regional Chamber; Christi Taylor, director of Programs and Employer Partnerships at the Detroit Regional Chamber

Detroit Drives Degrees (D3) is working to increase postsecondary attainment to 60% and reduce the racial equity by half by the year 2030. A primary audience for this work is the region’s adult learner population. D3 staff will talk about how they engage three key stakeholders – higher ed institutions, employers, and adult learners themselves – to increase postsecondary opportunity for Detroit’s adults and how others can get involved in this effort. 

Webinar Recording

Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.