Webinar Archives

Florida College Access Network webinars highlight innovative practices that support FCAN’s mission of ensuring all Floridians have the opportunity to achieve an education beyond high school and prosper in Florida’s dynamic economy. Scroll through past webinar titles below to watch a recording of each webinar, download the PowerPoint slides, read key takeaways, and more.

FCAN’s Latest Webinar:

Florida’s 2024 Legislative Session (April 2024)

Education Attainment for Specialized Populations

Black Student Success: Building Florida’s Talent Pipeline by Driving Black Student Success on a System-Wide Level (June 2023)
Homeless & Foster Youth:
Supporting Students from Foster Care and Homeless Settings with the Transition to Postsecondary Education (Nov. 2022)
Incarcerated Individuals:
Empowerment through Education: A Seats at the Table Panel Discussion (May 2022)
Foster Youth:
Preparing Students in Foster Care for Postsecondary Success (January 2022)
Undocumented Students:

Black College Applicants:
Supporting the College Success Needs of Black Students: Findings from Florida Student Surveys (October 2021)
Black College Students:
The Promise of Florida HBCUs

First-Generation Students: You Belong: Meeting the College and Career Readiness Needs of First-Generation Students (September 2021)
Online Learning:
Love the Convenience, Hate the Pandemic: How to Find a Great Online Pathway to College (April 2021)
Latinx Students:
Estamos Aquí: Building Momentum & Capacity to Serve the Growing Latinx Population in Central Florida to Postsecondary Success (October 2020)
Students with Intellectual Disabilities:
From Research to Practice: Planning Inclusive Supports for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (October 2020)
Black/Hispanic/Low-Income Youth:
Striving to Thriving: How Listening to the Experiences of Young People Can Help Black, Hispanic, and Lower-Income Students Succeed (September 2020)
Foster Care/Homeless:
Unite Miami: Wraparound Support for Youth in Foster Care or Experiencing Homelessness (June 2020)
Rural Students:
Country Roads Take Me…To College: Meeting the Unique Needs of Rural Students (May 2020)
Adult Students:
Winning Back Stop-Outs: Evidence-Based Approaches to Increasing College Reenrollment (February 2020)
Veteran Students:
Mission Accomplished: Supporting Veteran Student Success (November 2019)
Foster Care:
Improving Postsecondary Education Success for Former Foster Youth (May 2019)
Rural Students
: Meeting the College Access and Success Needs or Rural Students (Dec 2018)
Low-Income Students: No Excuses Poverty Initiative: Building Systemic Support for Low-Income Students (Jun 2018)
Transfer Students: How Florida is Using Partnerships and Pathways to Meet the Needs of Today’s Transfer Students (May 2018)
Adult Students: Getting to the Finish Line: Unique Postsecondary Barriers Adult Students Face (Mar 2018)

College and Career Readiness

Career and Technical Education: Florida’s CTE System: Stackable Credentials, Funding for Students, & Local Efforts(February 2024)
Dual Enrollment:
Dual Enrollment in Florida: Access, Barriers, and Best Practices (January 2024)
Math Courses Redesign:
Florida Math Pathways: Putting Students at the Center (October 2023)
21st Century Skills Through Micro-Credentials: The Polk County Partnership (February 2023)
Career Pathways:
Starting with the End in Mind: Helping Students Explore Careers and the Education Needed to Get There (September 2022)
Internships at Scale:
Scaling Experiential Learning: Miami Dade County’s Summer Youth Internship Initiative (September 2021)
In-Demand Skills:
The Future of Work: How Education Can Prepare Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs (May 2021)
Summer Melt:
Reducing Summer Melt in the Age of COVID (April 2021)
Higher Ed Impact:
The Value of Higher Education: A Conversation with Florida Leaders (February 2021)
College in the Age of COVID-19:
Students Speak: Florida Students Share Their Stories of College in the Age of COVID-19 (December 2020)
You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know About Apprenticeships (October 2020)
Career Aspirations:
Career Discoveries: Helping Students Envision their Future and the Education Beyond High School to Get There (August 2020)
Peer Influencers:
Peer Power: The Untapped Source to Increase College Access (May 2020)
Young Adults:
Closing the Opportunity Divide: Holistically Building Career Readiness in Young Adults (May 2020)
Student Perception:
A State of Anxiety: Survey reveals high schoolers need more support with the college-going process (January 2020)
Career Fairs:
Students Can’t Be What They Can’t See: Making the Most of Career Fairs (Apr 2019)
Career and Technical Education:
Tech Express: Building Stackable Credentials with CTE (Mar 2019)
: Revealing Potential: Proven Mentoring Strategies from Take Stock in Children (Jan 2019)
Internships: Lost in Translation II: Aligning Business and Education to Create More Student Internship Opportunities (Sep 2018)
Soft Skills: Lost in Translation: Helping Students Translate College Experience into Professional Skills Employers Value (Feb 2018)
Middle Skills: Good Jobs Require More Education (But Not Always a BA!) (Jan 2018)
Career Preparation: Connecting Education & Jobs in Florida webinar series
Part 1: Understanding Credentials (Oct 2016)
Part 2: Florida Workforce Trends and Demands (Nov 2016)
Part 3: How Partnerships Can Boost Degrees in High-Demand Fields (Dec 2016)

Financial Aid /Affordability

2024-25 FAFSA Changes: High School Counselor 2024-25 FAFSA Training (January 2024)
Better FAFSA:  The Better FAFSA Overview (September 2023)
Universal FAFSA: Universal FAFSA Policy – Examples of Advocacy, Adoption & Implementation (August 2023)
Policy Recap:
2023 Legislative Session Recap: New Postsecondary Education Policies (May 2023)
Emergency Aid for Students:
Accessing Emergency Aid: Best Practices from North Carolina’s Finish Line Grant Program (October 2022)
Policy Recap: Legislative Session Recap: Creating a Talent Strong Florida through Policy (May 2022)
FAFSA Data-Sharing Agreement:
Accessing Student-Level FAFSA Completion Information with the FAFSA Data-Sharing Agreement (March 2022)
Paying for College series:

Return on Investment: Yes, College is Worth It (Jun 2019)
Need-Based Aid
: Thankful4Pell: The Past, Present and Future of Need-Based Aid (Nov 2018)
Financial Literacy: Hands on Banking: Helping Students Afford College Through Sound Money Management (Apr 2018)
Verification: FAFSA is Not Enough: How Verification Keeps Students from Entering College (Aug 2018)
Scholarships: Scholarship Innovation: How Funders and Communities are Meeting the Needs of Today’s Students (Feb 2018)

Community Collaboration and Resources

Collaborative Data Sharing in Florida (November 2023)
Rural Workforce Development: Building Bridges to Workforce Development in Florida’s Rural Communities (April 2022)
Achieving Equity in Education: Equity Pays: The Economic Benefits of Equity in Educational Attainment (March 2022)
Postsecondary Outcomes Data:
Where Do Students Go? How Do You Know? Options for Data-Starved Districts (January 2022)
Living Learning Communities:
Strengthening Campus Connections: How Living Learning Communities Increase Student Success (October 2021)
Black Greek Letter Organizations:
Leveraging Black Greek Letter Organizations to Serve Underrepresented Students: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.’s #CAP Program (March 2021)
Sector Strategies:
Future Ready: Aligning Industry and Higher Education So Students Earn Credentials Toward In-Demand Jobs (September 2020)
District-wide Partnerships:
Partnering for Success: Creating Education Alignment That Works (May 2020)
Community Partnership Schools:
Community Partnership Schools: A Holistic Approach to Help Students Become College-Ready (April 2020)
Food and Housing Insecurity:
Support Students Beyond Tuition: A Look at Food and Housing Insecurity on College Campuses (Oct 2019)
Non-Academic Barriers:
Stay: How Community Collaboration Helps Students Stay in College by Meeting “Life” Needs (Mar 2019)
Collective Impact:
Better Together: How Collective Impact 3.0 Helps Communities Collaborate For Greater Student Success (Oct 2018)
Financial Barriers: Meet ALICE: A Look at Florida’s Financially Struggling Population and How Communities are Using Data for Change (Oct 2018)
Community Collaboration: No Dollar Left Behind: Organizing a Community-Based Approach to FAFSA Completion (Sep 2018)

College Ready Florida

On-Demand Webinar: College Ready Florida (Sep 2016)

Plan It Florida

Ready, Set, Plan It: A District-Wide Approach to Preparing Students for College and Career (September 2020)
Plan It Florida: Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs (Sep 2019)

Florida FAFSA Challenge:

Busting the Affordability Barrier: What You Need to Know About this Year’s Florida FAFSA Challenge (Dec 2017)
Rising to the Challenge: Resources and Strategies to Boost FAFSA Completion in Florida (Oct 2016)

College Decision Day:

$500 for College Decision Day: How Better Make Room is Helping Schools Celebrate Students (Apr 2018)

Counselor Trainings:

Foster Youth – Preparing Students in Foster Care for Postsecondary Success (January 2022)
Undocumented Students – Part 1: Serving Undocumented Students in the College-Going Process (December 2021)
Undocumented Students – Part 2: How Colleges Can Become More Welcoming to Undocumented Students (February 2022)
FAFSA Walk Through (October 2021)
FAFSA Training: What You Need to Know to Help Your Students (September 2021)
Gearing Up for the Class of 2022 (April 2021)
Florida College Decision Day 2021 — Pandemic Edition (April 2021)
Part 2: MORE Successful Student/Parent Virtual Engagement during COVID-19 (February 2021)
Successful Student/Parent Virtual Engagement during COVID-19 (December 2020)
Digital Decision Day (May 2020)
Virtual Resources (April 2020)
The Scholarship Plug (February 2020)
FAFSA Errors (December 2019)


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