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February 19-20, 2020 — Priority #4 Financial Aid, Financial Aid Literacy and Admissions
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

This training is designed to increase TRIO staff knowledge and skills around the following topic areas: Financial and Economic Literacy; Transfer Services and College Selection; Admissions for Precollege, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students; Technological Tools to Increase Participation; Services for Adults and Veterans; and Building Relationships with Key Aid Administrators. A sign-in sheet will be provided in each session. Hence, all participants are requested to attend all sessions allotted during this seminar.

Draft Agenda — Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on February 19 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on February 20.

Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Drive • Houston, TX • 77042-3704
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(713) 978-7400GROUP CODETX TRIO Association (TASSSP)
GROUP ROOM RATE$99.00 Regular, $119.00 Suite (plus state & local taxes)

April 27-28, 2020 — Priority #4 Financial Aid, Financial Aid Literacy and Admissions
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

This training is designed to increase TRIO staff knowledge and skills around the following topic areas: Financial and Economic Literacy; Transfer Services and College Selection; Admissions for Precollege, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students; Technological Tools to Increase Participation; Services for Adults and Veterans; and Building Relationships with Key Aid Administrators. A sign-in sheet will be provided in each session. Hence, all participants are requested to attend all sessions allotted during this seminar.

Draft Agenda — Beginning at 12:00 p.m. on April 27 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on April 28.

Great Wolf Lodge
1400 Great Wolf Drive • Baraboo, WI • 53913-9694
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(866) 979-9653GROUP CODEWAEO
GROUP ROOM RATE$82.00 Double/Deluxe Queen (plus state & local taxes)

April 30-May 1, 2020 — Priority #4 Financial Aid, Financial Aid Literacy and Admissions
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

This training is designed to increase TRIO staff knowledge and skills around the following topic areas: Financial and Economic Literacy; Transfer Services and College Selection; Admissions for Precollege, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students; Technological Tools to Increase Participation; Services for Adults and Veterans; and Building Relationships with Key Aid Administrators. A sign-in sheet will be provided in each session. Hence, all participants are requested to attend all sessions allotted during this seminar.

Draft Agenda — Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on April 30 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on May 1.

La Concha Resort
1077 Ashford Avenue • San Juan, PR • 00907-1128
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(787) 721-7500GROUP CODEAEEE Conference
GROUP ROOM RATE$209.00 Single/Double, $234.00 Triple, $259.00 Quad (plus state & local taxes)

Online Courses

Each one of these online courses are $500 for Institutional Members and $800 for Non-Members. Participants must be registered no later than 3 days before the course starts to participate.

(February 24-March 4, 2020) Recruiting and Selecting Students for your Pre-College Youth Programs (TS/UB/UBMS). Do you struggle in reaching your number funded to serve? Have you been meeting all your objectives? If you have problems with either of these questions, then the answer may lie in your recruitment and selection policy. This course examines effective ways to target your student population, identify students who have a need for your services but who also have potential for success. We will also discuss effective recruitment strategies, strategic selection policies and eligibility and other criteria for selection of participants. We will take an overall look at how recruiting and selecting students impact your objective attainment and how providing optimum services will help your program meet participants’ identified needs.
Faculty — Amy Verlanic.

(February 24-March 4, 2020) Essentials for Budgeting. This course provides an overview of TRIO budgets and ways to effectively utilize your budget plan to accomplish project objectives. After a short review of TRIO program specific regulations and OMB Circulars governing costs, assignments and activities will focus on financial resources in a flexible, productive budget. Assignments include revising the 19-20 budget you originally sent in to ED at the beginning of the fiscal year. Participants have access to discussion posts with other course participants for exchange of ideas and networking opportunities.
Faculty — Andrea Reeve.

(March 9-18, 2020) Structuring Services to Meet Desired Outcomes, Part II. Part II builds off the on-site training and discusses effective strategies to meet legislative outcomes and project objectives. Using the last funded grant proposal, course participants will identify their project’s strategies to meet objectives and how each contribute to the accomplishment of prescribed outcomes. Participants will examine factors that influence the delivery of services to project participants/clients as well as investigate effective ways to evaluate project outcomes and why evaluation is important. Participants will develop a logic model to link objectives, services, and evaluation techniques to illustrate the relationship between these components.
Faculty — Lucy Jones.

(April 6-15, 2020) Working with a Diverse Population. This course provides an overview of sociocultural identity, with an emphasis on how identity impacts access and success programs. Issues of sociocultural identity have been shown to impact educational outcomes. As such, it is imperative for access and success professionals to be aware of the dynamic between identity and the student experience. This course will describe various sociocultural identity development models, frameworks for applying cultural competence to practice, and systems of privilege and oppression at the societal, institutional, group, and individual levels. A special focus will be placed on how various sociocultural identities intersect and impact the educational experience of students from low-income, first-generation college going, and other underrepresented backgrounds.
Faculty — David Rivera.

(April 20-29, 2020) Using Data to Improve Your Program. All programs are required to provide data to inform the funder of their progress, their success, and their challenges. But what else as a program can we use this data to further our work. This course explores ways data can be used to inform and improve your program and, ultimately, increase opportunities for students’ access and success with different stakeholders.
Faculty — Amy Verlanic.

Free Online Courses

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is excited to announce that the following online courses are available for FREE. These two courses — TRIO 101 and Effective Collaborative Strategies for Financial and Economic Literacy — are asynchronous online self-directed courses available to any TRIO staff offered via CourseSites by BlackBoard platform, and with open date for participation, accessible at any time and any location at no cost with Internet access. These self-directed courses are meant to offer additional information and more in-depth treatment of related Priority 4 Training topics. Follow Blackboard CourseSites instructions to register for CourseSites, create an account, and account verification. For further information about Priority 4 Training, please contact Nicole Norfles (nicole.norfles@coenet.org).

(Open Registration) TRIO 101. The goals of this course are as follows:

  • Enumerate each of the TRIO programs.
  • Examine TRIO’s authorization through the Higher Education Act and its Administration within the Student Support Division of the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Provide a history of TRIO programs to project personnel who may be new or have limited experience with TRIO programs.
  • Provide an overview of TRIO programs to project personnel who may be new or have limited experience with TRIO programs.
  • Provide an overview of TRIO regulatory documents and links to these documents.

(Open Registration) Effective Collaborative Strategies for Financial and Economic Literacy. The goals of this course are as follows:

  • Assist in increasing trainees' ability to raise participants’ level of financial literacy.
  • Provide trainees with the necessary tools to help participants become more financially savvy and self-empowered.
  • Assist TRIO staff to provide services to participants to help them make more informed and strategic decisions regarding their finances and how to better use financial aid funds.
  • Provide strategies to increase access for TRIO participants to financial education and asset building resources.
  • Provide assets to build collaboration with service providers in the grantee institution, in the local community, and through online resources.

Webinars

Webinars are now available to prepare for the 2018-2019 Annual Performance Report (APR). Once the comment period closes for UB/UBMS and McNair APRs, COE will announce additional webinar dates to discuss the changes to those APRs. The APR has a lot of detail. Do not go it alone. Register now! $350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members.

In case you missed a 2018-2019 APR Webinar offered by COE for your program, you can still register to receive the materials and the recording. Simply e-mail Nicole Norfles at (nicole.norfles@coenet.org) of your interest and mention the program and date of the APR Webinar you seek in the e-mail.

  • UB/UBMS — offered on 10/9; TS — offered on 10/22; SSS — offered on 10/23; EOC — offered on 10/30; McNair — offered on 11/14; VUB — offered on 11/20.

NOTE — For any webinars for which there is a cost, payment must be made by credit card. No purchase orders will be accepted, even if your registration is processed successfully.

(UB, UBMS, VUB and McNair Annual Performance Report Webinars)

Changes to the McNair 2018-2019 APR
Friday, February 14, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)

(Other Webinars)

Compliance Assessment & Technical Assistance

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