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Self-Paced Online Training

individual, self-paced online training Self-paced online training allows you to review training materials at your own pace and at a time of your choosing. Many materials used for self-paced training (e.g. training videos) are the same as those used in live, interactive group training; however in self-paced training, you review these materials on your own.

Self-Paced Training Options

NCHE Online Tutorial Videos

Tutorial Title Description Length
Homeless with Homework: An Introduction to Homeless Education This tutorial provides an overview of issues related to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in the United States. Topics include:
  • the definition of homeless
  • statistics related to family and youth homelessness
  • causes of family and youth homelessness
  • educational barriers and challenges faced by homeless children and youth
  • educational rights and services available to homeless children and youth, and
  • ways to become more involved in supporting the education of homeless students.
18 minutes
Serving Homeless Students Under Title I, Part A This tutorial provides information about how children and youth experiencing homelessness can be served under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended. Topics include:
  • contextual information about Title I, Part A and the McKinney-Vento Act;
  • title I, Part A requirements for serving homeless children and youth;
  • the Title I, Part A reservation of funds for homeless children and youth and acceptable usages of these funds;
  • new Title I, Part A authority for serving homeless children and youth included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014; and
  • strategies for state- and district-level collaboration between Title I, Part A and McKinney-Vento programs.
24 minutes

Recorded NCHE Webinars

These videos replay previously recorded NCHE Webinars, including audio, video, and presenter/participant interactions. To view recorded Webinars, you may be asked to provide basic registration information.

Webinar Title Topic Date Recorded Length
McKinney-Vento 101: Knowing and Applying the Law In this Webinar, NCHE staff presenters discuss the educational rights and protections provided to eligible students under the McKinney-Vento Act. Topics covered include:
  • Determining eligibility
  • Immediate Enrollment
  • School Selection
  • Transportation
  • Unaccompanied Youth
  • Coordination with Title IA
Participants are invited to discuss scenarios to apply the knowledge presented during the Webinar.

NCHE Staff
December 12, 2013 1 hr, 30 minutes
Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness In this Webinar, presenters review important information about supports available to homeless youth as they seek to attend college. Viewers 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
NCHE Staff
December 11, 2013 1 hr, 15 minutes
Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services How do I know if a student's living arrangement qualifies as "homeless"?; including:
  • What do the terms "fixed", "regular", and "adequate" mean?
  • Are all doubled-up families homeless?
  • How do I know if a child should be considered "awaiting foster care placement"
  • Are all unaccompanied youth automatically considered homeless?
  • How do I know if a residence should be considered substandard housing?
Presenters: NCHE Staff
April 9, 2013 1 hr, 15 minutes

Print Resources

NCHE has a wide variety of print resources available to use in training yourself or others about the McKinney-Vento Act. A selection of printed resources appears below.
Homeless Liaison Toolkit (2013 edition)
NCHE's Homeless Liaison Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that will assist both new and veteran local liaisons in carrying out their responsibilities. Drawing on the expertise of practitioners with over ten years of experience in implementing the McKinney-Vento Act, the 2013 edition of the Homeless Liaison Toolkit includes requirements of the law, good practices, sample forms, and links to resources. Seventeen chapters on topics essential to implementing the McKinney-Vento Act synthesize in an easy-to-read format the essentials that local liaisons must know in order to carry out their responsibilities.

NCHE Homeless Education Issue Briefs
NCHE Homeless Education Issue Briefs provide a summary of legislative provisions on specific homeless education topics and offer implementation strategies. NCHE Issue Briefs include briefs from four brief series: Best Practices in Homeless Education, Connecting Schools and Displaced Students, Helping You Help Your Child: Information for Parents, and McKinney-Vento Law Into Practice.

NCHE Resources by Topic
The Resources by Topic portion of the NCHE website offers a broad array of homeless education resources provided by varying agencies organized by topic. Resources include websites, reports, briefs, videos, curriculum materials, and more.

PowerPoint Presentations for Downloading

NCHE staff members provide onsite technical assistance at national, state, and local training events. Following are some of NCHE's training presentations in PowerPoint format. They may be downloaded and used for one's own information or for providing training to others.

Trainings may be customized by adding state and/or local contact information; if, however, the content of the training is modified beyond adding state and/or local contact information, please delete the NCHE logo from each slide.

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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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