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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

Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Friday, December 8, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=e905ac9443d533243dbc39335bc69cf67

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


McKinney-Vento School Selection Rights Under ESSA
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=efa63145f892fb65b7e4de5e9d5706137

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will provide an overview of school selection rights for children and youth experiencing homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters will review:
  • ESSA basics, including key implementation dates
  • The definition of "school of origin"
  • Key considerations for determining the best interest of the child or youth in terms of school selection
  • McKinney-Vento provisions related to the transportation of currently homeless students and formerly homeless students who have become permanently housed
  • McKinney-Vento dispute resolution provisions, including disputes about school enrollment and selection
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students under ESSA
Friday, December 15, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2cd673b3b9ebd331c5d7af74bdbe4574

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review key concepts related to the education of unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness included in the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters will cover:
  • The definitions of "unaccompanied" and "homeless", including ESSA amendments to these terms
  • K-12 educational rights and supports for unaccompanied homeless students
  • Supports for unaccompanied homeless youth transitioning to higher education
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


Determining McKinney-Vento Eligibility under ESSA
Wednesday, January 17, 2018| 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=e268a5c4dbbda56f2846f4eff128593c8

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


Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Monday, January 22, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea5765fd4325438eca25696a21262fe01

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


McKinney-Vento School Selection Rights Under ESSA
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=e087b507361ee2c35cb113ffde83ab7cb

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will provide an overview of school selection rights for children and youth experiencing homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters will review:
  • ESSA basics, including key implementation dates
  • The definition of "school of origin"
  • Key considerations for determining the best interest of the child or youth in terms of school selection
  • McKinney-Vento provisions related to the transportation of currently homeless students and formerly homeless students who have become permanently housed
  • McKinney-Vento dispute resolution provisions, including disputes about school enrollment and selection
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


Understanding Doubled-Up
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0669e566bc50b0c6fa83bb4cbac4d9ca

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


Determining McKinney-Vento Eligibility under ESSA
Monday, February 5, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=efcead622111026eed728d681cfc3a03a

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


McKinney-Vento School Selection Rights Under ESSA
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=efa476dd0c99346f93a2226ffad0a2106

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will provide an overview of school selection rights for children and youth experiencing homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters will review:
  • ESSA basics, including key implementation dates
  • The definition of "school of origin"
  • Key considerations for determining the best interest of the child or youth in terms of school selection
  • McKinney-Vento provisions related to the transportation of currently homeless students and formerly homeless students who have become permanently housed
  • McKinney-Vento dispute resolution provisions, including disputes about school enrollment and selection
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students under ESSA
Friday, December 15, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=ead1cf83dd8aa710af42ce21680c5b72c

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review key concepts related to the education of unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness included in the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters will cover:
  • The definitions of "unaccompanied" and "homeless", including ESSA amendments to these terms
  • K-12 educational rights and supports for unaccompanied homeless students
  • Supports for unaccompanied homeless youth transitioning to higher education
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff
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