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Planning for College with Blog Technology

Planning for College with Blog Technology

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  • 1. Parent to Parents Planning and Preparing for College Callie Herd May 8, 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Memphis Campus
  • 2. Presentation Objectives <ul><li>To provide parents and students with an overview on how to prepare for college </li></ul><ul><li>To address any concerns or issue that parents may have with the college preparation process. </li></ul><ul><li>To remind parents that the process is a “we” and not only for the child(ren). </li></ul><ul><li>To assist the parents and students on how to get ready to tackle the college preparation process and become winners in the end. </li></ul>Parent to Parents
  • 3. THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN By Walter D. Wintle <ul><li>If you think you are beaten, you are. </li></ul><ul><li>If you think you dare not, you don't. </li></ul><ul><li>If you'd like to win, but think you can't </li></ul><ul><li>It's almost a cinch you won't. </li></ul><ul><li>If you think you'll lose, you've lost, </li></ul><ul><li>For out in the world we find </li></ul><ul><li>Success begins with a fellow's will; </li></ul><ul><li>It's all in the state of mind. </li></ul><ul><li>If you think you're outclassed, you are. </li></ul><ul><li>You've got to think high to rise. </li></ul><ul><li>You've got to be sure of yourself before </li></ul><ul><li>You can ever win a prize. </li></ul><ul><li>Life's battles don't always go </li></ul><ul><li>To the stronger or faster man, </li></ul><ul><li>But soon or late the man who wins </li></ul><ul><li>Is the man who thinks he can. </li></ul>Parent to Parents
  • 4. Planning and Preparing for College (Scholarships, Internships, Etc) 2009 National BDPA Technology Conference
  • 5. Presentation Objectives (cont.) <ul><ul><ul><li>Be active in your or your child’s academic curriculum and community service activities. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be active in the Parents/Teachers/Students/Association (PTSA) and attend the meeting. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule a one-on-one meeting with your child’s teachers along with guidance counselor. </li></ul></ul></ul>2009 National BDPA Technology Conference
  • 6. College Preparation Time-Line <ul><ul><li>Create a College Preparation Time-line. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If Possible create the time-line prior to the 9 th grade or include from the 9 th until 12 th grade. </li></ul></ul></ul>2009 National BDPA Technology Conference
  • 7. College Timelines (cont.) <ul><li>For instance, 12 th graders should take college tours during the summer prior to Fall term. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can also utilize College Search Engines such as: </li></ul><ul><li>College Board </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>US News Best College </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Princeton Review College Search </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Parent to Parents
  • 8. High School Seniors (cont.) <ul><li>12 th graders (seniors) should create a list of milestones to perform prior to getting admitted to a college/university. For instances: </li></ul><ul><li>Request applications and brochures from their target colleges or universities. Sign up for FastWeb's. The website is http://www.fastweb.com/ . Schedule college interviews with prospective schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Check to see if you can get waivers on your application fees. Create your business cards to be handout. Make sure that you include your college choices on your ACT/SAT. Find and apply for as many scholarships as you can. </li></ul>Parent to Parents
  • 9. FAFSA <ul><li>Students should register for the FAFSA after January 1 st of each new school year. For instance Class of 2010 should begin register anytime after January 1 2010. </li></ul>Parent to Parents
  • 10. College Preparation Practice Links <ul><li>Students should use online college preparation practice links for preparing for the ACT/SAT. Some practice links that can be used are: </li></ul><ul><li>March 2 </li></ul><ul><li>ACT/SAT </li></ul><ul><li>Kaplan ACT/SAT </li></ul><ul><li>Number 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Sat Prep Plan </li></ul><ul><li>1000 Most Common SAT Words </li></ul><ul><li>Peterson’s Practice SAT/ACT Test Prep </li></ul>Parent to Parents
  • 11. Why Community Service? <ul><li>When Students prepare for college, they need to know “Why Community Service” is important to their college preparation growth.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Service helps students to learn how to care about your fellowman and helps to make the world a better place. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colleges and Universities look for students are committed to community services as one of the criteria they need to get selected for college. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students need to also know the meaning of Community Service and not say I do it because I was told so. </li></ul></ul>Parent to Parents
  • 12. Why Community Service? (cont.) <ul><ul><li>Students normally perform Community Service hours from the 9th – 12th grade and if mature enough can start earlier. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Overall it is very important to take Community Service seriously. How much you put in is going to determine what you get out. But also, it will make a differences in someone life or making the world a better place. </li></ul>Parent to Parents
  • 13. <ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul>Parent to Parents
  • 14. Planning and Preparing for College (Scholarships, Internships, Etc) Visit: http://www.ctherd.blogspot.com (go to subscribe section and enter) Enter your Email Hit [Subscribe Me] button Subscribe to Blog Parent to Parents
  • 15. Contact Information <ul><li>Callie Herd </li></ul><ul><li>IAM – Inspiring Academic Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>901-485-2701 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ctherd.blogspot.com </li></ul>Parent to Parents
  • 16. <ul><li>THE END </li></ul>Conclusion Parent to Parents

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