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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

Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students under ESSA
Friday, September 22, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=eba7e7fa63ab7895afad339b9f9419310

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review changes to the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), related to supporting the education of unaccompanied homeless students. Presenters will cover:
  • ESSA basics, including key implementation dates
  • 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


McKinney-Vento School Selection Rights: Changes Under ESSA
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb557fcc2c7c102a8a306c9a086d0a272

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review important changes related to school selection for homeless children and youth under the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters will review:
  • ESSA basics, including key implementation dates
  • Changes to the definition of "school of origin"
  • Changes related to determining the best interest of the child or youth in terms of school selection
  • Changes related to the provision of transportation to currently homeless students and formerly homeless students who have become permanently housed
  • Changes to the McKinney-Vento dispute resolution process, 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


NCHE Coffee Break: Understanding Doubled-Up
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb70d4da75ee69224122e1e2eaed41745

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


Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://uncg.webex.com/uncg/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6f84ddabcda6f0f046e18b501995adb6

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: Changes 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 changes to 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
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