Throughout the year, MCAN offers various webinars to inform individuals within our network about best practices, emerging trends, and new tools. These webinars are offered free of charge and require advance registration. State continuing education clock hours often are available. Recorded webinars are archived and available for viewing for one year after the recording date.

NEW! Meeting the Challenge Webinars

Join MCAN for a new webinar series to help college access professionals navigate the current and evolving situation surrounding COVID-19. MCAN is gathering experts in the education field to provide insights and answer your burning questions. These 60-minute virtual sessions are designed to assist you and those you serve. Thirty minutes will be reserved for questions. Register now and join us as we learn more about moving forward in this time of complexity, hope, and perseverance. Upon registering, you will be able to share a question.

Earning SCECHs

Upon approval from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), up to one SCECH in college prep and selection for each webinar will be available. To earn your SCECH, email your name, name of webinar and PIC to scech@micollegeaccess.org following your participation in the webinar.


To suggest topics or speakers for the MTC webinar series, click here.

To locate previously recorded webinars, visit this page. 

Questions?

Questions about webinars, joining one of the listservs, or scholarship opportunities? Please contact Jordan Crandell.


UPCOMING WEBINARS


MTC Series Webinar #10 

The College Board Career Finder: Free Resource Through July 

Description: Designed to motivate, prepare, and expose students to career goals and information about education pathways, the new Career Finder begins in the College Board account, prompts students to answers a few simple questions and then empowers them to explore majors and careers that align with their personal interests and academic readiness by occupation from the SAT suite of assessments. Students will have access to information on almost 1,000 different careers and over 7,000 video interviews with successful professionals from all walks of life. Join us to learn more about this tool that is free to all students through the end of July. 

Presenter: Alison Danielson, senior director, College and Career Connections, the College Board

Date: June 3, 2020

Time: 1 p.m.

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MTC Series Webinar #11

COVID-19 Impact on Michigan's Community Colleges: A Perspective from Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink

Description: Community colleges serve a wide range of students in communities throughout Michigan. COVID-19 has impacted them in a variety of ways. Dr. Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College, will share insight about how his campus has been responding in order to serve students. He will share a glimpse into what he sees transpiring on community college campuses now and into the fall semester.

Presenter: Bill Plink, president of Grand Rapids Community College

Date: June 9, 2020

Time: 3-4 p.m.

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MTC Series Webinar #12

New Online Tools to Support College Access from the College Board

Description: This webinar will feature a demonstration of the FAFSA assistance chatbot, an SMS-based tool that supports students completing FAFSA, in line with Governor Whitmer’s FAFSA challenge. The chatbot, which is currently available to all students through August 2020, is a feature of the College Board’s Opportunity Scholarships (CBOS) program — which rewards students for taking the key steps needed for college planning and admissions. Students in the class of 2021 who sign up for CBOS this summer can take several critical steps toward potentially qualifying for a $40,000 Complete your College Journey Scholarship.

Presenter: Neeta Sonalkar, director of access initiatives, College Board; Deven Comen, director of strategic partnerships, College Board

Date: June 16, 2020

Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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