Resources       Below are the available conference resources. Please note that some sessions do not have material uploaded at this time, but check back for updates. Sessions listed alphabetically by title:

Breakout Sessions Round 1

Promoting Quality: NACEP’s Work with States to Ensure the Authenticity of College Courses Offered to High School Students
Adam Lowe, Executive Director, National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
Michael Quillen, Vice Chancellor, Kentucky Community and Technical College System
(Presentation Slides 1)

Successful Transitional Practices at a Research I University Early College Partner Institution—Georgia State University
Tene Davis, Associate Director, Early College Program, Georgia State University
Kalisha Woods, Graduate Research Assistant and Early College Liaison, Georgia State University
(Presentation Slides 1)

Designing Schools for Student Success: Early College High Schools
Joyce Loveless, Senior Director for School Services, Early College High Schools, North Carolina New Schools
(Presentation Slides 1)

From Pre-K to College: Early College Strategies for All
Nicole Murray, District STEM Coordinator, Duplin Early College High School
Austin Obasohan, Superintendent, Duplin County Schools
Kevin Smith, Chief Officer of District-Wide Early College and Professional Development, Duplin County Schools
(Presentation Slides 1)

Four Models of Early College in Indiana
Carolyn Jones, Dean of Early College, Vincennes University
Odelet Nance, Assistant Dean of East Allen University, Vincennes University
Nicole Shankle, Assistant Dean of Instruction, Vincennes University
(Handout 1)

Reframing Data Teams
Beth Caudle, Principal, Henderson County Early College High School
Natalie Pierce, English Teacher, Henderson County Early College High School
(Handout 1) (Handout 2) (Handout 3)

Student Centered Learning-Looking Broadly and Diving Deep
Caesar Mickens Jr., Director of Early College Design Services, Jobs for the Future
Elizabeth Santiago, Program Director, Jobs for the Future
(Handout 1) (Handout 2) (Handout 3) (Presentation Slides 1)

Beyond the Four Walls: Scaffolding from Traditional to Online Learning
Jessica Parker, Science Teacher, Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College High School
(Presentation Slides 1)

Breakout Sessions Round 2

Early College High School—A Discussion on Lessons Learned
Susan Henderson, Program Manager, Educate Texas
Janice Lombardi, Principal, Trinidad Garza Early College High School
Catherine Peña, Project Manager, Educate Texas
Sophia Peña, Director of Early College High Schools, South Texas College
(Presentation Slides 1)

Best Bets: Making Informed Choices about Postsecondary Options
Caesar Mickens Jr., Director of Early College Design Services, Jobs for the Future
(Handout 1) (Handout 2) (Handout 3) (Presentation Slides 1)

Nebraska’s Career Education System: Ensuring College and Career Readiness for All Students 
Cory Epler, Deputy Director, Nebraska Career Education
Rich Katt, Director, Nebraska Career Education
(Presentation Slides 1)

Changes to the Core: Aligning Content and Assessment Methods
Dan Keast, Professor of Music Education, University of Texas at the Permian Basin
(Presentation Slides 1)

El Paso Community College’s Early College High School Initiatives: Partnering for Excellence
Lisa Elliott, Assistant Professor, El Paso Community College
Margie Nelson Rodriguez, English Professor, El Paso Community College
Lydia Tena, Northwest Campus Instructional Dean, Northwest ECHS Liaison, and EPCC Administrative Liaison, El Paso Community College
(Presentation Slides 1)

Promoting College Success by Establishing Early Colleges within School Networks: Innovative Approaches from the Bard Early College at the Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy
Clara Haskell Botstein, Director of Early College Strategy, Bard College
Kristy McMorris, Academic Director, Bard Early College at Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy
Marquitta Speller, Executive Director for Secondary and Collegiate Programs, Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy Charter Schools
(Presentation Slides 1)

Employer-Driven Early College Designs
Elizabeth Santiago, Project Director, Jobs for the Future
Doug Scott, Vice President Sales, SAP
Bogusia Wojciechowska, Dean of Professional Studies, Bunker Hill Community College
(Handout 1) (Presentation Slides 1)

North Carolina Investing in Rural Innovative High Schools 
Dennis Davis, Program Director, North Carolina New Schools
Jeff Fleckenstein, College Liaison Coach, i3 Project: North Carolina Investing in Rural Innovative High Schools
(Presentation Slides 1)

Breakout Sessions Round 3

Early College High School: Transitioning High School Students to College
Vera Boda, College Transition Specialist, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Erika Carpio, College Transition Specialist, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Cynthia Martinez, College Transition Specialist, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Rosalinda Robles, College Transition Specialist, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
(Presentation Slides 1)

Early College Postsecondary Partners: A Key to Success
Yvette Cavazos, Former Early College High School Principal Patricia Uribe, Superintendent, Texas A&M International University Independent School District
(Handout 1) (Handout 2) (Handout 3)

Partnering to Guarantee Transferability, Completion, and Affordability for Early College Students 
Janet Boyle, Assistant Director, Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning
Tari Lambert, Director, Transfer Indiana, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Tyonka Perkins, Assistant Director of Education Initiatives, Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning
(Presentation Slides 1)

State Policy Trends in Dual Enrollment: Where Are We Now, and Where Do We Go from Here? 
Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Senior Policy Analyst and Co-Director, Information Clearinghouse, Education Commission of the States
(Presentation Slides 1)

Building a Back on Track Through College Model for Opportunity Youth 
Kelley Folsom, Instructor/College Transition Specialist, X-Cel Education
(Presentation Slides 1) (Handout 1) (Handout 2)

Uncovering Promise: An Early College Program for Developing Skills, Engagement, and Confidence
Jessica Geier, Senior Associate, Resiliency Foundation and Adjunct Professor, Department of Continuing Education, Providence College
(Presentation Slides 1)

Let’s Reach Toward Higher Education
Terainer Brown, Program Coordinator, SóColo Reach Program, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado
(Presentation Slides 1)

College and Career for All— Targeting Everyone in Clint Independent School District
Jim Littlejohn, Chief Academic Officer, Clint Independent School District
Margie Nelson Rodriguez, Early College High School Initiatives Coordinator, Assistant Professor of English, El Paso Community College
(Presentation Slides 1)

Beginning with the (University) End in Mind: An Academic Advisor’s Perspective on Early College
Joshua Morrison, Director, Secondary Initiatives, Ivy Tech Community College
(Presentation Slides 1) (Case Study 1) (Case Study 2) (Case Study 3)  

Building the Skills of Argumentation and Collaboration in STEM
Valerie Blackburn, Assistant Director, University of Texas Medical Branch Educational Outreach
Jennifer Clayton, Math Specialist and STEM Coach, Harmony Public Schools
(Handout 1) (Handout 2) (Handout 3) (Presentation Slides 1)

Breakout Sessions Round 4

The Impact of Early Colleges: An Overview of the Latest Research 
Julie Edmunds, Program Director, Secondary School Reform, SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(Presentation Slides 1)

Accelerating Transitions from Secondary to Postsecondary Education via OnRamps, UT Austin’s Innovative Dual Enrollment Program
Anabel Garza, Principal, John H. Reagan Early College High School
Megan Parry, Partnership Coordinator, OnRamps Center for Teaching and Learning at The University of Texas
Julie Schell, Director of OnRamps and Strategic Initiatives at the Center for Teaching and Learning and Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin
(Presentation Slides 1)

Leveraging Assets for Graduation: From At-Risk to At-Promise
J. Michael Durnil, President and CEO, Simon Youth Foundation
Jen Pittman, Vice President, Programs, Simon Youth Foundation
(Presentation Slides 1)

Emerging Early College Models for Traditionally Underserved Students
Elisabeth Barnett, Senior Research Associate, CCRC/NCREST, Teachers College, Columbia University
Beverly Brown, Education Consultant, Office of Career and Technical Education, Michigan Department of Education
Scott Jenkins, Vice President, Student and Administrative Services, Mott Community College
Chery S. Wagonlander, Principal, Michigan Early Middle College Association
(Presentation Slides 1)

Video as an Early College Collaborative Tool to Improve Practice 
Rob Bayuk, General Manager, Teaching Channel Teams Susan Henderson, Program Manager, Educate Texas
Liz Melson, Certified Professional Coach, EM Consulting: Empowering Minds
(Presentation Slides 1)

Transition Mysteries Revealed: Early College High Schools’ Effects on Postsecondary Financial Aid Eligibility and Degree Completion 
Tina Atkins, Adminstrator, College and Career Readiness, Region One Education Service Center
Kristin Boyer, Director of Philanthropy, Texas Guaranteed Luzelma Canales, Executive Director, RGV Focus/Educate Texas
Mike Carranza, Associate Dean of Student Financial Services, Testing, and Veteran Affairs, South Texas College
Maggie Hinojosa, Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services, University of Texas—Pan American
(Presentation Slides 1)

Breakout Sessions Round 5

Adapting STEM and Early College Designs to Increase College/Career Readiness in Connecticut and Michigan
Cece Cunningham, Director, Middle College National Consortium
Chris Emdin, Associate Professor in Science Education, Columbia University
Jennifer Kim, Senior Research Associate, Teachers College, Columbia University
LaVonne Sheffield, Associate Vice President, Early College Designs, Jobs for the Future
(Presentation Slides 1)

Bridging the Gap: Incorporating Industry Partners into Classroom Instruction
Ondrea Austin, Director, Work-Based Learning, North Carolina New Schools
(Presentation Slides 1)

Implementing the Gateway Framework for College Readiness
Gaylen Brannon-Trottier, Manager, Education Services, Gateway to College National Network
(Presentation Slides 1) (Presentation Slides 2) (Handout 1) (Handout 2) (Handout 3) (Handout 4)

The Classroom’s Swiss Army Knife: iPads
Paul Covey, Principal, Valle Verde Early College High School Yvonne Perez, Math Teacher, Valle Verde Early College High School
(Handout 1)

Plugging the Leaks: Helping Students Succeed in the First Postsecondary Years 
Peggy Shadduck, Director, STEM Institute, Dallas County Community College District
(Presentation Slides 1)

Podcasting to Parents: Making Information More Accessible 
Regina Paul, President, Policy Studies in Education
Marie Segares, Executive Director for New Media Programs, Policy Studies in Education
(Presentation Slides 1)

Bringing the “Pop” from Pop Culture into the Classroom
Amanda Sanchez, AP English IV Teacher, Valle Verde Early College High School
(Presentation Slides 1)

Jobs for the Future Resources and Reading List

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