Michigan College Access Network is proud to partner with Xello to host a new series of professional development webinars for K-12 educators in Michigan. Together with Xello, a modern college, career, and future readiness software, we are excited to offer this opportunity to our network.

Starting in October, we will be co-hosting a free, eight-part monthly webinar series that will focus on timely topics in K-12 education and postsecondary planning. You don't need to commit to the whole series; register for the topics that fit your interests and schedule. Earn SCECHs while learning how to use Xello to meet Michigan's Career Development Program requirements and help your students build their Educational Development Plans.

State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH)

All webinars will be submitted for one SCECH in College Preparation & Selection or Career Exploration. Additional details will be provided as sessions are submitted and approved by MDE.

SCECH FAQ and Video

For information on earning SCECHs through MCAN, visit our Upcoming Webinars page. Common questions and answers are shared in this FAQ document, where you'll also find a link to the video, Earning SCECHs with MCAN.


Xello Webinar Series

Webinars are listed in order by date of occurrence.

Catching Up on Interrupted Learning

Recorded: Oct. 19

Learn how focusing on the CDM and future planning can help re-engage students after nearly two years of disrupted learning by getting them to look at their future with hope and optimism again.

Recording
SCECH Quiz


Supporting College-going Students

Recorded: Nov. 16

See how Xello features can reduce the amount of inbound inquiries you receive at this time of the year. Plus, hear tips on how to get through this busy season.

Recording
SCECH Quiz


The Importance of Starting Early

Date: Dec. 14
Time: 9-10 a.m.

Join our panel to hear the importance of a K-12 approach and how to launch and improve a K-12 program that prioritizes student engagement in future planning.

Recording
SCECH Quiz


Creating Powerful 4-year Plans

Date: Jan. 18
Time: 9-10 a.m.

Students are asked to draft four-year plans as part of their EDP, but what can be done to make the course planning process even more impactful? In this session, we will focus on the strategies needed to develop meaningful four-year plans that connect academics to students’ postsecondary goals.

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Supporting All Pathways: An Equitable Approach to College & Career Readiness

Date: Feb. 15
Time: 9-10 a.m.

By four years of age, students are already self-selecting away from future careers. This can be a function of social and economic factors, but it can also be a reflection of our unaddressed biases. Join us as we welcome Dr. Laura Owen, executive director for the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment at San Diego State University, to discuss the importance of exposing students to multiple pathways on their journey to a successful future; and what educators can do to help their students to dream bigger.

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Integrating Future Readiness Activities into Classroom Curriculum

Date: March 8
Time: 9-10 a.m.

Successful future readiness programs cross the lines from counseling and career departments into classrooms. But how can teachers do that with seemingly endless to-do lists? We'll be joined by program managers who will share how they've developed plans and activities that make it easy for teachers to incorporate careers education into their lessons and classrooms.

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Expansion Ideas to Level Up Your Career Readiness Program

Date: April 26
Time: 9-10 a.m.

Today’s students need all the support they can get to achieve future success — both in life and in the rapidly changing workplace. As you look to improve your schools' college and career readiness program to support multiple pathways to student success, that means extending the program to include others invested in student futures. Join a panel of educators who will share strategies for delivering a robust experience that puts students first and brings others who can support their future readiness journey along for the ride. They’ll share tips to help expand your students' support ecosystem by collaborating with other departments, involving parents, and engaging businesses to create a unified approach to college and career readiness programs.

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College and Career Readiness Year in Review:
Strategies to Implement for a Successful 2022-23 School Year

Date: May 17
Time: 9-10 a.m.

The end of the school year is a time for reflection — the hits, the misses, and the save-for-laters. Certainly, the pandemic has continued to cause disruption across the state, but there have been many inspiring examples of how Michigan educators are continuing to keep students at the center of their activities. Tune in to the final webinar of our year-long series as we wrap up the 2021-22 school year with strategies for success in the 2022-23 school year. We'll share success stories from clients in Michigan schools, along with the recent Xello enhancements that are helping educators make more data-driven decisions. 

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