Conference at a Glance

  • Pre-Conference, Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    9:00 AM – 2:30 PM - Site Visits


    Day 1- Thursday, November 14, 2019

    7:30 AM – 8:30 AM - Registration (Coffee & Sweets)

    8:30 AM – 9:40 AM - Welcome & Opening Remarks

    9:40 AM – 9:50 AM- BREAK                 


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

    • VIP Superintendent Session
    • FAFSA Completion Door Locked? Data is the Key!
    • College Advising: A High School Counselors Ever Changing Role
    • Bridging Partnerships Through Professional Development
    • Increasing Access to College Thru Community Mentoring by Developing a Robust College and Career Pipeline Thru the PSJA Institutes
    • Let's Talk College, Career Readiness, Equity & Equality In Education
    • Creating Opportunities and Providing Literacy Support in Our Parental Engagement Centers
    • Jurassic World STEM Kingdom


    10:50 AM - 11:00 AM - BREAK


    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Breakout Sessions

    • A Love & Marriage Relationship in the Scheduling Process World
    • Engaging Families & Communities in Financial Aid for College
    • Prepaying College Tuition Info - Texas Tuition Promise Fund®
    • 21st Century/Sustainability Learning Through Project Based Application
    • "Paving Pathways to College and Beyond Via Effective Grant Writing"
    • Delivering Opportunities with the SAT
    • Understanding PTECH Through the Eye of Implementers
    • Student Voices from an Alternative “Special Purpose” Campus


    12:00 PM – 1:10 PM Lunch


    1:10 PM – 2:10 PM Breakout Sessions

    • Automation: A Hard Pill to Swallow
    • Biliterate and College Ready: An Elementary Perspective
    • Overcoming the TSIA Via Collaboration
    • Keeping Students on Track for College, Career and Life
    • Parent Literacy Centers and Early College High School Model: Transforming Parent Engagement in Your School District (Parent/ Student Panel)
    • Developing Independence and Job Readiness Skills for adult Students with Special Needs: Pathways Toward Independence & LIFE (Learning In Functional Environment)
    • Counseling for All: Implementing and Providing Counseling for Every Student
    • Dream It! Complete It! Gaining the Edge thru PSJA Academies


    2:10 PM – 2:20 PM - BREAK


    2:20 PM – 3:20 PM Breakout Sessions

    • Counselor Café: Coffee in One Hand and Confidence in the Other….
    • Biliterate and College Ready: A Middle School and High School Perspective
    • Advising Model: This Is How We Do It
    • Why Do Students Become Disengaged from School and Eventually Dropout?
    • The Deep East Texas College & Career Alliance-"Partnerships with Purpose"
    • Engaging Industry Partners in Education
    • College Access, Readiness and Success - A Community Engagement Approach
    • Roads to Success in the Health Sciences: The Pathfinders Experience


    3:20 PM – 4:30 PM – Meeting Rooms

    Interested in meeting with your team? Stop by the information table to reserve a room.


    4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – McAllen Chamber of Commerce Border Buttermilk/Social Mixer (Embassy Suites)



    Day 2- Friday, November 15, 2019

    7:30 AM – 8:30 AM - Registration (Coffee & Sweets)


    8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Breakout Sessions

    • Strengthening the Connection Between Education & Employment
    • Texas Regional Pathways Network
    • Supporting ALL Students for Post-Secondary Success
    • Dual Credit Matriculation - Supporting Students from Entry to Completion Through an Effective Service Model
    • SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT: Guiding Students Through Successful Project Based Learning
    • The Student Early College Committee: Developing a College-Going Culture Through Student Leadership and Empowerment


    9:30 AM – 9:40 AM – BREAK


    9:40 AM – 10:40 AM Breakout Sessions

    • Program Specific Fast Tracks
    • Academic Achievement, College/Career Advancement All Begins with Data
    • You Can’t Do It Alone. Each One Teach One!
    • Social Emotional Learning Strategies Leading to College and Career Success
    • Building a Community of Leaders: A Systematic Approach
    • College Transition: From College Access to College Completion
    • Progress Towards Equity: A Community's Data Narrative of Change
    • The Voice of Biliteracy