Building a College Going Culture: Beyond Banners

Monday, May 21, 2012
1:00 pm PST / 3:00 pm EST

This webinar targeted school principals, guidance counselors, teachers, college transition specialists, and career and technical educators.

Many schools work around the edges of building a college-going culture, literally setting the stage by hanging college banners, hosting college nights, and conducting workshops on completing financial aid forms. These are important but not sufficient.  What more, then, does it take for all students, especially those who are historically underserved in post-secondary education, to embrace post-secondary aspirations? 

This webinar, co-led by researcher David Conley and principal Ricci Hall, discussed the four dimensions of college readiness – key cognitive strategies, key content knowledge, academic behaviors, and contextual skills and awareness – and showed how schools can move beyond a system that helps students become college eligible to one that makes them college ready.

Webinar goals for participants included:

  • Identify and understand the interrelationships of the four key dimensions of college readiness
  • Understand the importance of in-class and out-of-class supports students need to be college ready
  • Reflect on the key staff and external partners in their school community that can bridge college readiness beyond traditional campus visits

Guiding resources included:     

Resources shared during the webinar included:

College-Ready Toolkit: