Webinar Series

To enhance MCAN's professional development strategy, MCAN has an ongoing webinar series:

  • Counselor and Direct Service Provider ongoing webinar series (including: counselors, college advisers, mentors, direct service professionals)

We support these learning communities through a number of resources and opportunities including a webinar series, listservs, scholarship opportunities for continued learning, and hosting our annual conference. All webinars available for the public will be listed here.

Questions about webinars, joining one of the listservs, or scholarship opportunities?
Please contact Tony Parsons, Strategy Assistant at tony(a)micollegeaccess.org.   


Upcoming Webinars

Going Merry: A one-stop shop for scholarships – how to add your local scholarships!

Presenter(s): Charlie Maynard, CEO
Going Merry makes it easy for students to find and apply to scholarships hosted by colleges and independent providers. In this webinar, you’ll see how to add your local scholarships, so your students have one place for both their local and national scholarships!  They’ll also show you how they make this process simple for you and your local scholarship providers. This is the second webinar in a two-part series.  The first, hosted on 11/06, is an introduction to the Going Merry student and counselor portals.  For more information about Going Merry, you can watch this ABC News Profile: https://abc7news.com/3733022/

Date: 11/20/19
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

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Going Merry: A one-stop shop for scholarships – how it works!
 
Presenter: Charlie Maynard, CEO
Going Merry makes it easy for students to find and apply to scholarships hosted by colleges and independent providers.
It’s used by thousands of providers and over 10,000 high schools across the US (including 430 in Michigan). They launched in 2018, having started as a graduate research project at Stanford University, with a mission to give every student equal access to life-changing education through scholarships.
There are four main differences between Going Merry and other scholarship sites:
1.It’s free for students and does not sell student data. That’s possible as Going Merry charges scholarship providers to use its software to manage their applications.
2.Students can apply directly to all the scholarships they are matched with. They are not redirected constantly like on Fastweb.
3.Schools can add local scholarships onto Going Merry for free, even pen and paper ones. This means students have a one-stop shop for their local and national scholarships.
4.Counselors can use Going Merry to track their students' scholarship activity, including how many scholarships they have been matched with and how many applications they have made.
This is the first webinar of a two-part series.  The second webinar, hosted on 11/20, will show you how to add your local scholarships to Going Merry, so that your students have one place for both their local and national scholarships.
For more information, you can watch this ABC News Profile: https://abc7news.com/3733022/
 
Date: 11/6/19
Time: 12pm-1pm

The Common App: Reaching Higher for Higher Education

Presenter: Meredith Lombardi, Associate Director, Outreach and Education
Join Meredith Lombardi from the Common App as we take a deeper dive into the most common application. We will dispel myths surrounding the common app, discuss ways to maneuver through it, and talk about the data that it emphasizes!

Date: 10/30/19
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
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Access in Action: Using Dual Enrollment Programs to Increase College Opportunities and Persistence

Presenters: Dr. DeeDee Stakley, Director of the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships, Ferris State University Leah Melichar, FerrisNow Outreach Coordinator, Ferris State University

Dual enrollment programs that allow high school students to earn college credit have been growing in popularity in the last few decades. Among its many benefits, dual enrollment can expand college access to traditionally underserved and underrepresented high school student populations. It is also a means to aid students in college completion. Research has demonstrated that dual enrolled students may need less remediation and they have higher degrees of persistence and completion than their non-dual enrolled peers. This webinar will discuss how dual enrollment programs are able to expand access to diverse student populations, their effect on student persistence towards a college credential, and best practices and models for developing dual enrollment opportunities for students. 

Learning Objectives

  • ·         Attendees will learn how dual enrollment programs expand college access to all populations of students, including those which are traditional underserved and underrepresented
  • ·         Attendees will learn how dual enrollment programs affect students’ persistence towards a college credential and degree completion
  • ·         Attendees will learn about best practices and models for developing dual enrollment partnerships between K-12 and higher education institutions

Date: 10/17/19
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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