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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

Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3083844618763741699

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 polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff


Determining McKinney-Vento Eligibility: Changes under ESSA
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3434540450466746628

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review changes to the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless children and youth, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters will review:
  • The amended McKinney-Vento definition of homeless
  • Key ESSA implementation dates, including for the removal of "awaiting foster care placement" from the definition of homeless
  • Services for children and youth in foster care under Title I, Part A, as amended by ESSA
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and discussion periods. 

Presenters: NCHE Staff


Serving Young Homeless Children under the Child Care and Development Fund Program
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7831296131865685251

Description: In this webinar, presenters from the National Center for Homeless Education and Child Care Aware of America will explore legislative requirements and implementation strategies for serving young homeless children under the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program. Presenters from the Alabama Departments of Education and Human Resources also will discuss the development of a state-level collaboration to serve homeless families under CCDF in Alabama. Topics to be covered include:
  • Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) provisions related to serving young homeless children and their families
  • Requirements for reporting data on young homeless children served by CCDF providers, including understanding the definition of homeless to be used for data collection purposes
  • Provisions related to young homeless children included in the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (draft regulations)
  • State- and local-level strategies for collaborating to improve services to young homeless children and their families
Presenters will allow ample time to respond to questions.

Presenters:
Christina Dukes, National Center for Homeless Education
Kim Engelman, Child Care Aware of America
Jeanetta Green, Alabama Department of Human Resources
LaDonna Rudolph, Alabama Department of Education


McKinney-Vento School Selection Rights: Changes Under ESSA
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2278031239418615300

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review important changes related to school selection for homeless children and youth under the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Presenters will review:
  • Changes to the definition of "school of origin"
  • Changes related to determining the best interest of the child or youth in terms of school selection
  • Changes related to the provision of transportation to currently homeless students and formerly homeless students who have become permanently housed
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff
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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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