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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org following your participation in the webinar.
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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.
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.
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.