• 2016 PSJA Annual


    "College For All" Conference At-a-Glance


    Pre-Conference, Monday, November 14, 2016

    9:00 AM- 2:30 PM- Site Visits

    DAY 1 – Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    7:30 AM- 8:30 AM- Registration- Coffee & Sweets

    8:30 AM- 9:40 AM- Welcome & Opening Session

    Dr. Daniel King, Superintendent of Schools, PSJA ISD

    Dr. Shirley Reed, President, South Texas College

    Moderator: Alma Garcia, Educate Texas

    9:40 AM- 9:50 AM- BREAK

    9:50 AM -10:50 AM- Breakout Sessions

    Superintendent & College President VIP Forum

    Building an Early College High School Student Data Management System

    A Closer Look: Transitioning within the ECHS Model

    Empowering Students to Achieve Higher Education Through Parental Engagement

    Undocumented Youth: Bridging the Gap to Higher Education  

    Dual Language and the College Connection

    Countdown to Zero: A Dropout Recovery Program

    Closing the Equilty Gap in College Access and Test Prep

    10:50 AM- 11:00 AM- BREAK

    11:00 AM- 12:00 PM- Breakout Sessions

    From Taming a Wild Tongue to Building a Bilingual University

    Transforming Communities Through Dual Enrollment

    JumpStart: A Road to College Readiness

    How El Paso Conquers the 61st Credit Hour Challenge

    Jovenes en accion, Youth Leadership

    Powering Persistence: Social, Emotional Tools to Raise Achievement

    Creating a Supportive Environment for Undocumented Students and Parents

    Leveraging Student Leadership to Create a College Going Culture

    12:00 PM- 1:10 PM- LUNCH

    1:10 PM- 2:10 PM- Breakout Sessions

    A Multifaceted One Stop Approach to Facilitating the College Process

    College Preparation in Long and Short-Course Formats

    Parents Paving the Road Map to Success

    Building the Capacity of Strong Instructional Leaders in Every Classroom

    The Voice of Biliteracy

    Effective School Leadership Teams: Building Capacity

    Classroom Transformation Through Business and Civic Engagement

    Master Scheduling 101: Working Through the Scheduling Puzzle

    2:10 PM- 2:20 PM- BREAK

    2:20 PM- 3:20 PM- Breakout Sessions

    Back On Track Through High School to College and Beyond

    Process for Credentialing Faculty & Professional Development

    Building College Ready Students in Early College Classrooms

    Why Wait? Implementing Middle School College and Career Readiness

    GTF Scholars: ECHS and Beyond  

    Curriculum Alignment to Achieve Bi-literate College Ready Students

    College Bound and Determined-Principled for Systemic Change

    Counseling the Masses: A Comprehensive Approach to Guidance & Counseling

    It is Never Too Late to Start College

    3:20 PM- 3:30 PM- BREAK

    3:30 PM- 4:30 PM- Breakout Sessions

    Get Your Students on the Path to College & Career Ready

    Co-Planning/Leading: A School District & Community Organizations

    Re-imagining Student Capacity for Career and College Readiness

    People.Partnership.Performance: The Measure Of Unity

    Building a Better Bridge: Test Prep ISD/IHE Regional Collaboration

    Challenging ELLs to Develop Language Proficiencies Through State Mandated ELPS

    A High School Counselor's Evolving Role as College Advisor  

    Unraveling Student Success from an Alternative Campus to College

    5:00 PM- 6:00 PM- McAllen Chamber of Commerce Border Buttermilk Reception


    DAY 2 – Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    7:30 AM- 8:30 AM Registration- Coffee & Sweets

    8:30 AM- 9:30 AM – General Session-Early College State & National Policy

    Moderator: Chris Coxon, Managing Director, Educate Texas

    Charolette Cahill, Associate Director, Jobs for the Future

    Carl Einhaus, Colorado Department of Higher Education

    Kim Poast, Executive Director, Office of College & Career Readiness, Denver Public Schools

    Melissa Henderson, Deputy Director, Educate Texas

    9:30 AM- 9:45 AM- BREAK

    9:45 AM- 10:45 AM- Breakout Sessions

    Building Futures Through Meaningful Industry Education Pathways

    College Transition: An Innovative Model Designed for Student Success

    Dual Credit Students: Best Practices for Student Support Service Professionals

    Lessons Learned from Early College Implementation Across the Country

    In Their Own Words…An Alternative Special Purpose Campus Experience

    Advising DREAMers: Resource Guide for College Access

    Using Predictive Models and Big Data to Analyze Student Outcomes

    10:45 AM- 11:00 AM- BREAK

    11:00 AM- 12:00 PM- Breakout Sessions

    College Advising Training Program

    Tangled: Unraveling the Knots in the TSI

    Key Components of Scaling ECHS and Positioning for Sustainability

    Rethinking College Ready: Implications for 12th Grade Mathematics Transition Course

    More Voice More Choice- ECHS Student Experiences

    Quality Education for Early College At Risk Students

    Business Partnerships Transforming Education Through Problem Based Learning

    How do IHEs Engage in Dual Credit and ECHS?

    End of Conference