Connecting the Dots Between High School and College to Ensure Student Success

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Innovation and Improvement

Investing in Innovation (i3) and Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Programs


Connecting the Dots Between High School and College to Ensure Student Success

Thursday, July 26, 2018

2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

The U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Program is pleased to announce an upcoming interactive webinar discussion on ways in which high school practitioners can develop resources and network with colleges to ensure their students seamlessly transition to college. We will discuss the development of a college-going culture in high schools and the importance of helping students apply to, select, and enter colleges that are good fits for them to succeed. Dr. Lorenzo Baber, a professor at Iowa State University, will share findings from several of his studies and the wider academy. Lara Dreier will share promising strategies from College Possible, an i3 grantee. Participants will engage in a Q&A with the presenters. The webinar will also provide a list of resources for participants to consult to gather further information on evidenced-based strategies. We will use Adobe Connect online meeting software to conduct our session. Instructions are provided below.


Adobe Connect Instructions

Please use this link to join the meeting at least 5 minutes before the start of the session:

Your computer’s microphone will be disabled to improve audio quality for all participants. In addition to logging into the Adobe Connect meeting room, please dial into the meeting using the following conference line:

  • Conference Number:  855-212-0212
  • Participant Code: 261-136-178

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