Group Training

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.

To participate in a NCHE webinar, you must have a computer with internet access and a working speaker (whether internal or external). You will be able to interact with presenter by typing your questions or comments into the Q&A pane.

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

*Note all times are Eastern Timezone

Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Monday, November 7, 2022 | 2:00PM-3:00PM ET

Register: https://uncg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rvxBEMULRvio6dXfDg7lmQ
Description:
In this interactive NCHE webinar, presenters will review important information about supports available to youth experiencing homelessness as they seek to attend college. Attendees can hope to gain a better understanding of:

  • Fee waiver options for college entrance exams and college application fees
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for students experiencing homelessness with their family/parent/guardian, and students experiencing homelessness on their own (unaccompanied homeless youth)
  • 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 polls and Q&A/discussion periods.

Handouts: You may download webinar handouts at https://nche.ed.gov/nche-webinar-materials-paving-the-way-to-college-for-students-experiencing-homelessness/
Presenters: NCHE Staff

UNDERSTANDING DOUBLED UP

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 2:00PM-2:45PM ET

Register: https://uncg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SUlQyMcuRDS15Sw67CtYRg
Description: In this 45-minute NCHE webinar, presenters explore 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, attendees will explore some of these factors in greater detail. Attendees also will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and Q&A/discussion periods.

Handouts: You may download webinar handouts at https://nche.ed.gov/understanding-doubled-up/
Presenters: NCHE Staff

MCKINNEY-VENTO SCHOOL SELECTION RIGHTS

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 2:00PM-3:00PM ET

Register: https://uncg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QtAISo2PS9S9Hiq6rxKyOw
Description: In this interactive NCHE 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 cover:

  • McKinney-Vento basics and context
  • The McKinney-Vento Act’s definition of school of origin
  • McKinney-Vento provisions related to determining the best interest of a student in terms of school selection (local school or school of origin)
  • The provision of school-of-origin transportation to currently homeless students and formerly homeless students who have become permanently housed
  • McKinney-Vento provisions related to dispute resolution, including disputes about school enrollment and selection

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and Q&A/discussion periods.

Handouts: You may download webinar handouts at https://nche.ed.gov/mckinney-vento-school-selection-rights/.
Presenters: NCHE Staff

SUPPORTING THE EDUCATION OF UNACCOMPANIED STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 | 2:00PM-3:00PM ET

Register: https://uncg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Je61VhqoSFa99q7vjCDdNA
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. Presenters will cover:

  • The definitions of "unaccompanied" and "homeless"
  • 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, work through scenarios and participate in Q&A.

Handouts: You may download webinar handouts at https://nche.ed.gov/supporting-the-education-of-unaccompanied-students-experiencing-homelessness/.
Presenters: NCHE Staff

MCKINNEY-VENTO 101: BASIC REQUIREMENTS OF THE MCKINNEY-VENTO ACT

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 | 2:00PM-3:00PM ET

Register: https://uncg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uCpWFQIwQDujBaxWspTxAA
Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) will provide a high-level overview of the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Topics will include:

  • Understanding the relationship between housing and school performance
  • Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program Basics
  • Eligibility for McKinney-Vento rights and services
  • School selection and immediate school enrollment
  • Transportation
  • Dispute Resolution

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through Q&A and discussion periods.

Handouts: You may download webinar handouts at https://nche.ed.gov/mckinney-vento-101-basic-requirements-of-the-mckinney-vento-act/.
Presenters: NCHE Staff

Determining McKinney-Vento Eligibility

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 | 2:00PM-3:00PM ET

Register: https://uncg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ywoqywGhRQukZn4wluavFg
Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless children and youth. Presenters will cover:

  • Understanding the dynamics of family and youth homelessness
  • The McKinney-Vento definition of homeless
  • McKinney-Vento provisions on dispute resolution, including disputes related to eligibility

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through scenarios and discussion periods.

Handouts: You may download webinar handouts at https://nche.ed.gov/determining-eligibility-webinar/.
Presenters: NCHE Staff