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Live, Interactive Group Online Training

live, interactive group trainingLive, interactive group online training allows you to review training materials in a group setting, with opportunities to ask questions and interact with others. Live, interactive group trainings take place on a designated date at a designated time.

About NCHE Webinars

NCHE hosts webinars regularly so that participants can train from the comfort of their office, without the expense and logistical issues that can accompany face-to-face training. NCHE webinars focus on issues related to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. During NCHE webinars, presenters explain important concepts, while also giving participants the opportunity to ask questions and interact with each other.

NCHE Webinar Participation: Equipment/Technology Needed

To participate in a NCHE webinar, you must have a computer with internet access. You can connect to webinar audio by calling into the conference call number provided once you register or via your computer speakers and microphone. Those connecting to audio via telephone can ask questions via the questions pane or over the phone. Those connecting to audio via computer speakers and microphone can only ask questions via the questions pane. If you call in using your phone, the cost of the webinar is that of the long distance phone call (usually around $5-10, but varies according to your long distance carrier and plan).

To register, please click on the hyperlink in the Registration column in the table below for the webinar in which you wish to participate and follow the instructions provided.

Register for a NCHE Webinar

McKinney-Vento 101: School Access and Stability under the McKinney-Vento Act
Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/752400922

Description: In this NCHE webinar, which serves as Part 1 in a 2-part webinar series, NCHE staff members provide an overview of important foundational concepts outlined in the McKinney-Vento Act. Specifically, the webinar will explore:
  • The role of the local homeless education liaison
  • Determining eligibility for McKinney-Vento rights and services
  • A homeless student's right to school selection
  • The immediate school enrollment of homeless students
  • The provision of school of origin and comparable transportation
  • The resolution of disputes
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through interactive polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


McKinney-Vento 102: Support for School Success and Special Populations
Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/842100010

Description: In this NCHE Webinar, which serves as Part 2 in a 2-part Webinar series, NCHE staff members provide an overview of important foundational concepts outlined in the McKinney-Vento Act and related federal laws. Specifically, the Webinar will explore:
  • Support for school success available to homeless children and youth through federal programs other than the McKinney-Vento Act, including:
    - Title I, Part A
    - Special Education under IDEA
    - School meals under the Child Nutrition Act, and
  • Support for special populations under the McKinney-Vento Act, including:
    - Young homeless children
    - Unaccompanied homeless youth
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through interactive polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM EST (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/688159090

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review important information about supports available to homeless youth as they seek to attend college. Attendees can hope to gain a better understanding of:
  • Fee waiver options for college entrance exam and college application fees
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for both accompanied and unaccompanied homeless youth
  • College Cost Reduction and Access Act provisions pertaining to unaccompanied homeless youth and the FAFSA
  • Options for seeking financial assistance beyond federal financial aid
  • Options for undocumented youth wishing to attend college
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through interactive polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


McKinney-Vento 101: School Access and Stability under the McKinney-Vento Act
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1497978303238440449

Description: In this NCHE webinar, which serves as Part 1 in a 2-part webinar series, NCHE staff members provide an overview of important foundational concepts outlined in the McKinney-Vento Act. Specifically, the webinar will explore:
  • The role of the local homeless education liaison
  • Determining eligibility for McKinney-Vento rights and services
  • A homeless student's right to school selection
  • The immediate school enrollment of homeless students
  • The provision of school of origin and comparable transportation
  • The resolution of disputes
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through interactive polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


McKinney-Vento 102: Support for School Success and Special Populations
Tuesday, February 24, 2015| 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5238738962281422849

Description: In this NCHE Webinar, which serves as Part 2 in a 2-part Webinar series, NCHE staff members provide an overview of important foundational concepts outlined in the McKinney-Vento Act and related federal laws. Specifically, the Webinar will explore:
  • Support for school success available to homeless children and youth through federal programs other than the McKinney-Vento Act, including:
    - Title I, Part A
    - Special Education under IDEA
    - School meals under the Child Nutrition Act, and
  • Support for special populations under the McKinney-Vento Act, including:
    - Young homeless children
    - Unaccompanied homeless youth
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through interactive polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services
Friday, February 27, 2015| 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7421180482975070209

Description: In this interactive webinar, NCHE staff will discuss the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless, including categories such as doubled-up, awaiting foster care placement, unaccompanied youth, and substandard housing. Presenters also will recommend guiding principles to use when determining McKinney-Vento eligibility. Participants will be invited to discuss scenarios to apply the knowledge presented during the webinar.

Presenters: NCHE Staff



Please check back in early March to register for March webinar dates.
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