Self-Paced Online Training

Description

Self-paced online training allows you to review training materials at your own pace and at a time of your choosing. Many materials used for self-paced training (e.g. training videos) are the same as those used in live, interactive group training; however in self-paced training, you review these materials on your own.

A Note About Presentations

NCHE staff members provide onsite technical assistance at national, state, and local training events. Following are some of NCHE's training presentations and corresponding powerpoints and handouts (if available). The powerpoints and handouts may be downloaded and used for one's own information or for providing training to others.

NOTE: Powerpoints may be customized by adding state and/or local contact information; if, however, the content of the training is modified beyond adding state and/or local contact information, please delete the NCHE logo from each slide, as needed.

The Developing an Effective School District Homeless Education Protocol powerpoint does not have a corresponding recording, but is available for download.

NCHE Training Videos

Determining McKinney-Vento Eligibility

Description: This recorded webinar reviews the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), covering:

  • McKinney-Vento Act basics and context
  • 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 
    Web Addresshttps://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2furQouVxHtv7dX
    Video Duration: 15 minutes, 30 seconds

 

Local Liaison Authority to Determine HUD Homeless Assistance Eligibility

Description: This training video explores the authority given to local liaisons who have received training on the different definitions of homeless used by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to determine HUD homeless assistance eligibility for students experiencing homelessness and their immediate family. The video also may be useful for people seeking to gain a greater understanding of the ED and HUD definitions.
Web Addresshttps://nche.ed.gov/trainings/liaison-hud-authority/index.html
Video Duration: 40 minutes 

Students Experiencing Homelessness: Transitioning to Higher Education

 

Description: In this recorded webinar, participants learn more about supports available to youth experiencing homelessness who wish to attend college. Viewers can hope to gain a better understanding of:

  • Fee waiver options for college entrance exam and college application fees
  • Higher Education Act provisions pertaining to unaccompanied homeless youth and the FAFSA
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for both accompanied and unaccompanied homeless youth
  • Options for seeking financial assistance beyond federal financial aid
  • Options for undocumented youth wishing to attend college 
    Web Addresshttps://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9YVEYasxWzEKL1b
    Video Duration: 23 minutes, 30 seconds 

 

Understanding Doubled-Up

Description: 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 recorded webinar, participants will explore these factors in greater detail and develop a better understanding of the process for identifying homeless children and youth in the doubled-up category.
Web Address: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0TgTCqfsUs2tFhX
Video Duration: 18 minutes 

Recorded NCHE Webinars

NOTE: Available powerpoints and handouts may be downloaded and used for one's own information or for providing training to others. The powerpoints may be customized by adding state and/or local contact information; if, however, the content of the training is modified beyond adding state and/or local contact information, please delete the NCHE logo from each slide, as needed.

Determining McKinney-Vento Eligibility

Description: In this NCHE webinar, presenters review the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless children and youth, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters cover:

  • McKinney-Vento Act basics and context
  • 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

Participants explore these factors in greater detail and ask questions about concepts covered throughout the session. 
Presenters: NCHE Staff
Date recorded: October 22, 2021
Length: 48 minutes
Webinar recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXEbFAG7Ou4

Download the powerpoint presentation.

Education Goals and Supports: A Guided Discussion Tool

Description: In this webinar, NCHE staff showcases the Education Goals and Supports: A Guided Discussion Tool. Many youth and young adults experiencing homelessness have shared that they are interested in pursuing education and training despite the challenges of housing instability, but often are not aware of the options available to them. Educators, case managers, navigators, and other service providers have shared that they would like to have more intentional conversations with youth and young adults experiencing homelessness about their education goals but aren’t sure how to go about it. The webinar introduces the Education Goals and Supports: A Guided Discussion Tool, giving participants the opportunity to tour the tool and be provided suggestions for how to use the tool to guide clients in a discussion of their education and career interests and goals. The webinar also allows participants to consider partnership opportunities in their communities for referring clients to education and other basic needs services.

Presenters: NCHE Staff
Date recorded: June 3, 2021
Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Webinar recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QTe9VRxGss

Download the powerpoint presentation.
Download NCHE's Education Goals and Supports: A Guided Discussion tool.
Download the Allegheny County sample guided discussion tool addendum.

Helping Families and Schools Recover in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Description: In this webinar, federal- and state-level presenters provide an overview of key supports available to schools, and to families through schools, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Topics include:

  • Context: What should I expect now that the storm has passed?
  • Support: What educational rights and supports are available for students made homeless as a result of Hurricane Harvey?
  • Strategies: What next steps can I take to help families and schools recover?
  • Federal resources: Where can I go for more information?
  • Q&A

Presenters:

  • Amy Banks, U.S. Department of Education
  • Christina Dukes, National Center for Homeless Education
  • Kelly Kravitz, Texas Education Agency
  • Jeanne Stamp, Texas Homeless Education Office
  • Tasha Anthony, Louisiana Department of Education
  • Agency representative, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 
    Date recorded: September 7, 2017
    Length: 1 hour and 30 minutes
    Webinar recording: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aWa5OrH464EUIFT

 

McKinney-Vento 101: Basic Requirements of the McKinney-Vento Act

Description: In this NCHE webinar, presenters will provide a high-level overview of the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness under Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters will cover:

  • Understanding the relationship between housing and school performance
  • McKinney-Vento basics and context
  • Eligibility for McKinney-Vento rights and services
  • Immediate school enrollment, school selection, and transportation rights under McKinney-Vento
  • The McKinney-Vento dispute resolution process

Presenters: NCHE Staff
Date recorded: November 19, 2020
Length: 58 minutes
Webinar recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jbJzM2W5bwSxmQJD6-Aem3GsEkHnFuZW/view?usp=sharing

Download the powerpoint presentation.

McKinney-Vento School Selection Rights Under ESSA

Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE presenters 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 review:

  • ESSA basics and context
  • The definition of "school of origin"
  • Key considerations for determining the best interest of the child or youth in terms of school selection
  • The provision of transportation to currently homeless students and formerly homeless students who have become permanently housed
  • The McKinney-Vento dispute resolution process, including disputes about school enrollment and selection

Attendees interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff
Date recorded: March 21, 2018
Length: 57 minutes
Webinar recording: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_786iUrYKvSFYUJf

Download the powerpoint presentation.

Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters review important information about supports available to homeless youth as they seek to attend college. Viewers can hope to gain a better understanding of:

  • Fee waiver options for college entrance exam and college application fees
  • College Cost Reduction and Access Act provisions pertaining to unaccompanied homeless youth and the FAFSA
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for both accompanied and unaccompanied homeless youth
  • Options for seeking financial assistance beyond federal financial aid
  • Options for undocumented youth wishing to attend college

Presenters: NCHE Staff
Date recorded: May 25, 2021
Length: 56 minutes
Webinar recording: https://uncg.zoom.us/rec/share/pKcqTt0U76ZvKwP_FhmMtivlqdXyids_cjkzgyBEtHHHchOfqeieN2VMk0NGVkI.REaHLx7ykaWbGMtL

Download the powerpoint presentation and other handouts.

School Counselor Supports for College Preparation and Readiness for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Description: Join the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) for a webinar focused on school counselor supports for college preparation and readiness for students experiencing homelessness. Presenters from NCHE and ASCA also will be joined by a school counselor from Delaware who will share about her work in supporting college readiness for students experiencing homelessness. In this webinar, presenters and attendees will explore the role of school counselors in providing college preparation and readiness supports to students experiencing homelessness, and school partnership strategies to ensure that homeless students receive the individualized supports needed to transition successfully to postsecondary education.

Presenters: NCHE and American School Counselor Association
Date recorded: September 28, 2021
Length: 60 minutes
Webinar recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYT9MOpX1q8

Download the powerpoint presentation.

Serving Young Homeless Children under the Child Care and Development Fund Program

Description: In this webinar, presenters from the National Center for Homeless Education and Child Care Aware of America will explore legislative requirements and implementation strategies for serving young homeless children under the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program. Presenters from the Alabama Departments of Education and Human Resources also will discuss the development of a state-level collaboration to serve homeless families under CCDF in Alabama. Topics to be covered include:

  • Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) provisions related to serving young homeless children and their families
  • Requirements for reporting data on young homeless children served by CCDF providers, including understanding the definition of homeless to be used for data collection purposes
  • Provisions related to young homeless children included in the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (draft regulations)
  • State- and local-level strategies for collaborating to improve services to young homeless children and their families

Presenters will allow ample time to respond to questions.

Presenters:
Christina Dukes, National Center for Homeless Education
Kim Engelman, Child Care Aware of America
Jeanetta Green, Alabama Department of Human Resources
LaDonna Rudolph, Alabama Department of Education
Date recorded: September 20, 2016
Length: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Webinar recording: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5bhdhPI24y6Ar8F

Supporting Career and Technical Education Access and Success for Learners Experiencing Homelessness

Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses of study offer a variety of valuable education pathways and credentials – at both the secondary and post-secondary levels – to learners experiencing homelessness; and yet, these learners may face unique barriers to CTE access and success. Join the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), Advance CTE, and practitioner panelists to learn more about statutory guidelines for cross-program partnership included in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins V), related Perkins V special populations provisions, and strategies for partnering across programs.

Presenters: NCHE and Advance CTE Staff
Date Recorded: May 20, 2021
Length: 58 minutes
Webinar recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAYPrtfoxJs

Download the powerpoint presentation.
Download Making Good on the Promise: Improving Equity in and Access to Quality CTE Programs for Students Experiencing Homelessness.

Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Students Experiencing Homelessness

Description: In this NCHE webinar, presenters 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 cover:

  • McKinney-Vento Act definitions of unaccompanied and homeless
  • K-12 educational rights and supports for unaccompanied homeless students
  • Supports for unaccompanied homeless youth transitioning to higher education

Participants explore these factors in greater detail and ask questions about concepts covered throughout the session. 

Presenters: NCHE Staff
Date Recorded: December 8, 2020
Length: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Webinar recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UbanFWBTqmMJ82tvqSx3IMFOVReVEWSH/view?usp=sharing

Download the powerpoint presentation and other handouts.

Understanding Doubled-Up

Description: In this webinar, participants 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. Participants explore these factors in greater detail and ask questions about concepts covered throughout the session. 
Presenters:
 NCHE Staff
Date recorded: May 13, 2021
Length: 45 minutes
Webinar recording: https://uncg.zoom.us/rec/share/jrTnyMSu6gsJqpjRlIEzuGigTAZVkVT5oz80jZhsKOYt7Jj6NqS3Y9YWkPeaOoWe.qk2QpOa2zpt5706P

Download the powerpoint presentation and other handouts.

Understanding Dropout Prevention: Strategies to Support Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Description: Dropping out of school is often a process of disengagement that occurs over time. The complexity of this process points to the need for systemic solutions that address root causes, necessitating changes in the way we "do" school. Over 1.3 million children and youth in the United States have been identified as homeless, a traumatic circumstance that can place them at greater risk for low achievement and school dropout. These students present their own specific challenges that schools and the greater community must be aware of and address in order for these students to be educationally stable, successful, and fully prepared for college, career, and civic life. In this webinar, presenters from the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) explore the challenges faced by students experiencing homelessness, and how educators and agency personnel can have a positive impact on their success.

Presenters: NDPC and NCHE Staff
Date recorded: March 5, 2018
Length: 1 hour, 22 minutes
Webinar recording: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9M0UFHXqIrdxlop