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This presentation was given at the Michigan College Access Network Conference on April 13, 2011 at the University of Michigan--Dearborn Campus

This presentation was given at the Michigan College Access Network Conference on April 13, 2011 at the University of Michigan--Dearborn Campus

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  • 1. Partnering with Parents to Support Academic Preparedness in St. Clair County <br />St. Clair County KnowHow2GO <br />Michigan College Access Network Conference<br />April 13, 2011<br />St. Clair County KnowHow2Go – Local College Access Network Creating a college-going culture in our community, in our schools, and with our families.<br />
  • 2. Our Mission<br />Creating a college-going culture in our community, in our schools, and with our families.<br />
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  • 4. St. Clair County KnowHow2Go – Local College Access Network Creating a college-going culture in our community, in our schools, and with our families.<br />Leveraging resources to create a college-goingculture<br />
  • 5. St. Clair County KnowHow2Go – Local College Access Network Creating a college-going culture in our community, in our schools, and with our families.<br />Our KH2GO Goals<br />
  • 6. Promoting KnowHow2GO<br />
  • 7. <ul><li>Affordable
  • 8. Expert teachers
  • 9. Free resources</li></li></ul><li>Streamlining your preparation: <br />Details about our ACT Prep sessions <br />
  • 10. ACT Prep Key Points <br />
  • 11. Learning from experts the nuances of specialized career and academic pursuits. <br />Ask An Expert topics:<br /><ul><li> Art/Music Options
  • 12. Selective Colleges
  • 13. College Sports
  • 14. Essay Coaching</li></li></ul><li>Sharing the story:<br />Details about our Essay Coaching session<br />
  • 15. College Essay Writing <br />
  • 16. Streamlining your preparation: <br />Details about our College Essay Writing session <br />
  • 17. “Write on the page, not in your head.”<br />Debbie Merion<br />
  • 18. Why this Event is So Effective<br />Super-sized support: Parents, teachers and educators share an event to support students.<br />For super-sized anxiety:  College applications are stressful, writing can be as well. (“writer’s block”)<br />Writing style can be mysterious: “We are taught to write about what we know, not who we are.”<br />Students can support other students:  Lessening the need for secrecy, even though the goal of the essay is to be unique.<br />
  • 19. After the Teaching, the Excitement Begins<br />Powerful mini-coaching session:  After the teaching, students meet individually with adult professionals to brainstorm ideas, share drafts.<br />The early goal: At this tender, early stage of college essay writing, we help students understand and embrace strengths that will interest colleges.  <br />The final goal:  Apply, get accepted, and learn writing skills to be used in college and beyond.<br />
  • 20. Beyond a High School Essay:<br />The reader has never met you.<br />More about who you are than what you know.<br />Five-paragraph standard format is not required.<br />
  • 21. “Show Don’t Tell” Example 1<br />I am confident. <br />I smile at people when I pass them in the hallways. <br />
  • 22. Characteristics of Sought-After Students<br />Growth potential or evidence<br />Enthusiastic (AKA passionate)<br />Talented<br />(shows) Initiative<br />(demonstrated) Leadership<br />Anagram to remember: GET In Lead<br />Growth and leadership in areas of interest<br />
  • 23. Access our kit:<br />www.sccresa.orgKnowHow2GO tab <br />College Survival Kit<br />
  • 24. Explore, Plan, ACT<br />
  • 25. Total ParticipationKH2Go Events<br />
  • 26. St. Clair County WorkKeys 2010 Statistics <br /><ul><li>70% of current seniors earned a gold, silver or platinum WorkKeys certificate.
  • 27. St. Clair TEC students prep with KeyTrain.</li></li></ul><li>Measuring Results<br />
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  • 29. What questions do you have? <br />
  • 30. Contacts <br /> Gale Simon, Higher Education Consultant St. Clair County KnowHow2GO simon.gale@sccresa.org 810-455-4230<br /> Cathy Busdicker, Parent Liaison St. Clair County KnowHow2GO busdicker.cathy@sccresa.org 810-455-4014<br /> Debbie Merion, Essay Coach debbie@essaycoaching.comessaycoaching.com 734-646-5985<br />

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