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No Better Time to Reinvent Your Program


We recognize the impacts of COVID-19 and understand the necessary steps institutions are taking to contain the virus will continue for many weeks, possibly even months. As a result there is NO BETTER TIME (NBT) for professionals to get guidance for continuing student services through this protracted time. Each virtual academy costs $350 per person for Institutional Members and $750 per person for Non-Members.

Due to the popularity of these sessions, please register early. Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. (ET) the day before each scheduled webinar. Please e-mail Vanessa Ramirez at (vanessa.ramirez@coenet.org) to request any previously recorded sessions or if you have any questions.

(May 18, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET) Maybe Even Dance — Using Music and Videos in TRIO Programming. Have you used up every drop of creativity you ever possessed in completely re-designing your academic offerings and taking them virtual? Have you and your staff run into a brick wall trying to engage students fleeing engagement? Now is the time to ‘borrow’ from your colleagues. Examine how they are building innovative uses of music and video into everything from literature and composition courses, to workshops and electives, to addressing the mental health needs of their students, to just affording students a chance to relax and hang out. Share your ideas, ask questions and maybe even — dance.

(May 26, 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. ET) Documentation in the Pandemic. Missing guidance from the Department of Education, recognizing the flexibility the CARES ACT provides to institutions, and realizing the unquestionable need of students, this webinar explores how administrators can proceed. A panel of experts, including an attorney who served in the general counsel's office of a major university, will discuss how to make decisions and document those decisions during this time. Understand ways to measure possible institutional exposure, methods to protect your institution in the event of audit, and assistive technologies to document the services and resources provided to students and clients.

Past Virtual Academies
To request materials and recordings of previously broadcasted sessions listed below, please e-mail Neda Wickson at (neda.wickson@coenet.org).
NBT — Designing the Virtual Upward Bound Summer Program
April 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET
If not shifting entirely to remote programming this summer, most Upward Bound summer programs likely will have at least one virtual component. Lay the framework for an engaging and creative summer experience for your students. In this webinar, understand three models of transformed UB summer programs focusing on urban, rural, and technology-enhanced models and get general guidelines to consider. Invite your full Upward Bound staff.
NBT — Transitioning to a Virtual Environment for McNair Summer Programs
April 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET
During this time of transition to online and virtual education, McNair Scholar Program staff need to plan how summer programming will move forward. Get ideas for curriculum and creative ways to provide virtual research experiences, reconfigure programming elements, incorporate virtual campus visits, and work to support STEM students.
NBT — Shifting Gears Through STEM
April 24 at 1:00 p.m. ET
COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in most, if not all, Talent Search STEM Recipients summer program plans. Now is the best time to develop a virtual summer boot camp and utilize the technology available at your fingertips. Join us as we explore alternative methods to reach our students while introducing them to the wonders of STEM.
NBT — How to Make Virtual Connections Feel Real (Part 1)
April 28 at 3:00 p.m. ET
Restrictions on how and where we move, while good for us all, make it hard to connect to our participants and their families. Get suggestions and resources to allow your team to use technology to help your students thrive in a virtual environment without usual supports.
NBT — Plan Your SSS Program Through COVID 19
April 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET
Learn how SSS programs maintain and tailor services during the pandemic. Understand the challenges faced as they create virtual programming and examine the range of virtual components—advising, tutoring, peer support. Find out what steps they are taking to engage students and efforts they are taking to utilize this crisis to bring more visibility to their program on campus.
NBT — Recruiting EOC and VUB Participants During COVID 19
April 30 at 3:00 p.m. ET
EOC and Veterans Upward Bound are the front lines for adults returning to the higher education. With many community partners completely shut down, programs must shift gears and recruit virtually and on their own. Learn about how programs can creatively adapt outreach to communities.
NBT — Shifting Gears Through STEM (Rural Edition)
May 1 at 1:00 p.m. ET
COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in most, if not all, Talent Search STEM Recipients summer program plans. Explore alternative methods to reach rural middle and high school students and introduce them to the wonders of STEM.
NBT — Implementing a Work-Study Program for Upward Bound
May 5 at 3:00 p.m. ET
Learn about your authority to implement virtual work-study programs and get creative ideas from two seasoned professionals on how to build the opportunity for your students to earn up to $900 this summer. This webinar teaches you how to convert work-study program to a virtual one and make this impactful practice part of your UB virtual summer program.
NBT — Recruiting EOC and VUB Participants During COVID-19
May 6 at 3:00 p.m. ET
EOC and Veterans Upward Bound are the front lines for adults returning to the higher education. With many community partners completely shut down, programs must shift gears and recruit virtually and on their own. Learn about how programs can creatively adapt outreach to communities.
NBT — How to Make Virtual Connections Feel Real (Part 2)
May 7 at 3:00 p.m. ET
Restrictions on how and where we move, while good for us all, make it hard to connect to our participants and their families. This webinar will provide suggestions and resources for video conferencing to allow your team to use technology to help your students thrive in a virtual environment without usual supports.
NBT — Shifting Gears Through STEM (Rural Edition)
May 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET
COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in most, if not all, Talent Search STEM Recipients summer program plans. Explore alternative methods to reach rural middle and high school students and introduce them to the wonders of STEM.
NBT — Plan Your SSS Program Through COVID 19
May 11 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Learn how SSS programs maintain and tailor services during the pandemic. Understand the challenges faced as they create virtual programming and examine the range of virtual components--advising, tutoring, peer support. Find out what steps they are taking to engage students and efforts they are taking to utilize this crisis to bring more visibility to their program on campus.
NBT — Advising During a Pandemic
May 11 at 2:15p.m. ET
TRIO pre-college educators must stay in contact with students during this crisis. This webinar provides an overview of how Talent Search and Upward Bound can engage students both collectively and individually.
NBT — Designing the Virtual Upward Bound Program
May 13 at 1:00 p.m. ET
In this webinar, get three models of "transformed" UB Summer Programs focusing on urban, rural, and technology-enhanced models plus general guidelines for you to consider as you develop yours.