DAY 1 Thursday, June 6, 2019
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
10:15–11:15 a.m.A Call for Diversity in AP: Become an AP Reader or Endorsed Consultant
In this session AP Program staff share their journeys through the application, orientation, and training processes.Native Female Higher Education Leaders as Grandmothers-in-the-Making
This session will focus on the challenges two Native female higher education leaders encountered in their efforts to examine the values of their Navajo and Cheyenne grandmothers.Tohono O’odham Future Health Leaders: A Model for Health Career Exploration
This session will address the progress of the Tohono O’odham Future Health Leaders Summer Camp, a program designed to address the shortage of Native individuals in the health professions.Uplifting Indigenous Student Voice: A Strategic Direction
This session will promote the use of student voices at building, district, and community leadership levels to ensure Indigenous student needs are met.Using Ancient and Modern Wisdom to Increase and Maintain Student Engagement
Ancient wisdom can provide a foundation of knowledge that will drive student engagement. Methods will be provided to improve student performance.Walking in Two Worlds: Supporting Urban Native Students
This presentation will include the steps one school district in North Carolina took to create a collaboration between a Native parent advisory board and school district personnel.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
1:45–2:45 p.m.Developing a Network Improvement Community for Native Student Success
This presentation will discuss partnerships to improve Native student success in a predominately Native American community in Oklahoma.Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Today
Participants will learn about two programs that work to train Native pre-service teachers and leaders to serve in American Indian schools.Equipping Indigenous Students to Stay in School
Learn about how a cost-effective and multigenerational mentoring program equips students to overcome barriers keeping them from completing their education.Healing the Trauma: Native American Men Seeking Success in Higher Education
Participants of this session will gain an understanding of how Native American men experience and attempt to heal from trauma while in college.Integrating Digital Tools to Support Your Students
Join the discussion about the benefits of the College Board’s major college readiness tools.Native American Science & Engineering Program—Creating STEM Leaders
Lessons learned from the achievements of NASEP, a year-long program designed to encourage Native American high schoolers to enter STEM fields.Native American Students' College Choice: A Narrative Study in North Carolina
Participants will learn about a study exploring Native American students' college choice in North Carolina.
1:45–2:45 p.m."Grow Your Own" Education Pathway: Encouraging Students to Become Teachers
Join this roundtable session to discuss strategies to increase the number of Indigenous students who want to become teachers.
2:45–3:15 p.m.Spotlight: A Clearer Path for Your Students: Introducing the College Board Opportunity Scholarship
Learn about the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a new scholarship program that guides students through the college planning process and offers them a chance to earn money for college.
3:15–4:15 p.m.A Wellness Framework for Engaging Allies
This workshop will explore strategies for successful engagement between historically traumatized communities and potential allies.Connecting Native Students to Scholarships with PSAT-Related Assessments
American Indian Graduate Center and Indigenous Education, Inc. will outline the effects of their data-based partnerships with College Board.Developing a Strong University and Tribal Nation Partnership for Success
This session will demonstrate the effective ways a non-Native university can be a good partner with a tribal nation.Indigenous Motherhood in the Academy
This presentation highlights Indigenous female scholars and their efforts to share the complexity of Indigenous motherhood in the academy.The High Cost of Native American Well-Being in Higher Education
In this session, aspiring Indigenous scholars discuss the emotional, spiritual, cultural, social, and professional aspects of high education.The S.T.A.R.T. Program: Youth Engagement, Empowerment and Academic Excellence
We will discuss the development and implementation of the S.T.A.R.T. program model, a collaborative high school-TCU afterschool enrichment program.
3:15–4:15 p.m.Sharing Intergenerational Pathways: the 'Indigenous College Planning Guidebook'
Join this roundtable discussion on the intergenerational work and impact of the College Board’s Indigenous College Planning Guidebook.
4:30–5:30 p.m.Creating an Effective Foundation for Learning in Native American Schools
This session will explore pedagogical, sociological, and neurological strategies for meeting Native American students' human needs in order to foster genuine learning.High School Academic Achievement and College Pathways for Indigenous Students
This session discusses new data on American Indian and Alaska Native students high school performance, and college pathways for them.Native Recrutiment: A Diné Admissions Counselor's Perspective
This session will explore the University of Arizona’s recruitment efforts in the Navajo Nation.Polishing Diamonds, Inserting Rigor to Break the Poverty Cycle
Our session will show attendees how to take students of poverty and empower them by using AP as a guiding resource.The Indigenous College Hustle
This workshop teaches Native students how to navigate and utilize the scholarship, grant, and financial aid maze of higher education.We Got Your Back: A Multidimensional Approach to Advocacy in the Academy
This session will discuss ways higher education professionals can utilize relationships to effectively advocate for students on their campuses.
4:30–5:30 p.m.Using Native Culture to Increase Engagement in the Classroom
Cultural knowledge can serve as a foundation for the development of many topics. In this roundtable discussion participants will share their experiences and interact with other members.
DAY 2 Friday, June 7, 2019
7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
9–10 a.m.A Conversation About Supporting Indigenous Graduate Students
This panel discussion will provide insight into how scholars and practitioners can support Indigenous graduate students.Braiding Success: High School and College Partnerships
This session will highlight lessons learned from partnerships between college and high schools to raise high school completion and college preparation.Culturally Relevant Practices (CRT) as a Foundation for Restorative Justice
The implementation of restorative justice at Phoenix’s Betty H. Fairfax HS led to increased academic performance and reduction in discipline incidents.Lessons Learned: Recruiting and Supporting the Next Generation of Healers
The Native American Center for Health Professions will share the challenges and lessons learned that led to a 250% increase in Native students pursuing health professions at UW-Madison.Prepare for 2019-20: Launching AP’s New Annual Process
Learn how schools and districts can prepare for the new AP resources and supports launching in 2019-20.Professional Development with Tribal College Faculty
Professional development, community building, and research opportunities for Tribal College faculty co-developed with the University of Montana.RECHARGE: Addressing Factors that Impede Native Students' Academic Success
We will share a culturally relevant program model highlighting university and tribal partnerships addressing recruitment and retention gaps.
10:15–11:15 a.m.'A Scholar's Pace': Navigating the Academy from an Indigenous Perspective
Learn how to use digital storytelling to empower and strengthen Indigenous students as they navigate through various learning systems.A Call to Action: Improving College Readiness for Native Students
This session presents new analyses of SAT and PSAT-related assessments and best practices to improve outcomes.American Indian Graduate Student Challenges and Persistence Factors
This session will tackle various subjects dealing with Native American graduate students.Growing Critical Thinkers and Tribal Community in a High School Class
This session will examine a rural high school class that uses tribal resources and socio-emotional learning to build community and critical thinkers.Insights into American Indian and Alaska Native Student Engagement and Outreach
A discussion of students’ engagement with online platforms and outreach practices developed by Indigenous Education, Inc.Learn and Earn: CLEP and College Credit in High School
Discover practices targeting underserved high school students who are reaping the rewards of entering college with credits already earned through CLEP.Translating Cultural Knowledge into Professional Language
Representatives of Blueprint for Success share their experiences in Navajo schools with culturally positive college prep classes and workshops.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.