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NCHE Webinars

live, interactive group trainingNCHE webinars allow you to participate in live, interactive online trainings with other attendees from around the country.

About NCHE Webinars

NCHE hosts webinars regularly so that participants can train from the convenience and comfort of their office. NCHE webinars focus on issues related to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. During NCHE webinars, presenters explain important concepts, while also giving participants the opportunity to ask questions and interact with each other.

NCHE Webinar Participation: Equipment/Technology Needed

To participate in a NCHE webinar, you must have a computer with internet access. You can connect to webinar audio by calling into the conference call number provided once you register or via your computer speakers and microphone. Those connecting to audio via telephone can ask questions via the questions pane or over the phone. Those connecting to audio via computer speakers and microphone can only ask questions via the questions pane. If you call in using your phone, the cost of the webinar is that of the long distance phone call.

To register, please click on the registration link below below for the webinar in which you wish to participate and follow the instructions provided.

Register for a NCHE Webinar

Determining McKinney-Vento Eligibility under ESSA
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=eda0d28c82c4c1aa1dd1710f52073bcec

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless children and youth, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters will cover:
  • ESSA basics, including key implementation dates
  • The amended McKinney-Vento definition of homeless, including the removal of "awaiting foster care placement" and new guidance on substandard housing
  • New ESSA provisions on McKinney-Vento dispute resolution, including disputes related to eligibility
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


NCHE Coffee Break: Understanding Doubled-Up
Friday, October 20, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3a23acae4c8de394d296f8fdfee7115f

Description: In this 45-minute webinar, participants will join presenters from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) in an exploration of the issue of doubling-up. Doubled-up is the informal wording used to describe a concept included in the McKinney-Vento Act's definition of homeless. It refers to shared living arrangements, some of which may be considered homeless, while others may not be, depending on various factors. In this session, designed to provide professional development in a convenient and interactive online format, participants will explore some of these factors in greater detail and have the opportunity to ask questions about concepts covered throughout the session.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


Homeless Education 101: A Primer on Supporting the Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: http://www.theeventconn.com/NSAESC_EWS

Description: This 45-minute session is part of a broader virtual convening hosted by the U.S. Department of Education's National Student Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center (NSAESC). The session will provide an introduction to the field of homeless education, covering topics to include:
  • Understanding family and youth homelessness (causes, common signs, and the effects on education)
  • EHCY Program basics (the people, the funding, and the rights of eligible students)
  • Chronic absenteeism among students experiencing homelessness (prevalence, effects on education, and strategies for supporting regular school attendance)
  • Resources for more information and to support you in your work.
Presenters: NCHE Staff


Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Friday, November 10, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=eea3a36a8e11f83552785df31fc7d0fea

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review important information about supports available to homeless youth as they seek to attend college. Attendees can hope to gain a better understanding of:
  • Fee waiver options for college entrance exam and college application fees
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for both accompanied and unaccompanied homeless youth, including the U.S. Department of Education's new early FAFSA submission timeframe and "prior-prior year tax information" practice
  • College Cost Reduction and Access Act provisions pertaining to unaccompanied homeless youth and the FAFSA
  • Options for seeking financial assistance beyond federal financial aid
  • Options for undocumented youth wishing to attend college
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through interactive polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


Determining McKinney-Vento Eligibility under ESSA
Friday, November 17, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1707286cf136d402b998e9a5826ed2d0

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless children and youth, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters will cover:
  • ESSA basics, including key implementation dates
  • The amended McKinney-Vento definition of homeless, including the removal of "awaiting foster care placement" and new guidance on substandard housing
  • New ESSA provisions on McKinney-Vento dispute resolution, including disputes related to eligibility
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff
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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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