CCRS Center Events

Learn about upcoming webinars and view archived events from the CCRS Center. Events feature topical experts, the latest research and emerging practices, and lessons learned from the field. To sign up to participate in an event, click on the title of the event and complete the registration page.

Archived Webinars

08/20/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Schools and districts are looking to provide more coherent school experiences that align with students’ postsecondary and career aspirations through initiatives such as personalized learning or individualized learning plans. However, many schools and districts lack the human capital necessary to... Read more »

07/17/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Aligning labor market demand for high-value jobs with the education pipeline is essential for providing all students, including students and youth with disabilities, with the academic, technical, and employability skills necessary for postschool employment success.

10/25/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Join the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) as it hosts a dynamic panel discussing preparation of career and technical education (CTE) teachers to include and support students with disabilities. Panel members discussed the impact of current CTE educator preparation on... Read more »

08/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

To improve college and career readiness for all students, many states across the country are working to expand student access to work-based learning (WBL) experiences. However, in order to advance equitable access to high-quality WBL, states need to think outside of the box about ways to use... Read more »

07/19/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

How can cross-agency and cross-system partnerships support career readiness for students with disabilities? In this webinar, presenters from the Maine Department of Labor/Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Department of Education  discuss state policies and practices that support cross-... Read more »

06/25/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

A critical component to successfully implement work-based learning (WBL) is stakeholder engagement. During this webinar, participants will hear from representatives from the Tennessee State Department of Education, local education agencies, and Tennessee businesses on how to strategically engage... Read more »

06/28/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

How can transition planning support career readiness for students with disabilities? During this webinar, presenters from the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency will provide an overview on the value of transition planning for students with... Read more »

09/24/2018 - 8:00am to 09/25/2018 - 12:00pm

Continuing the work of the State Work-Based Learning Initiative, the CCRS Center hostec its second annual work-based learning workshop, “Designing and Implementing Quality Work-Based Learning Systems: A Collaborative... Read more »

05/29/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

State presenters from Colorado and Iowa will discuss work-based learning as part of their systemwide approach to college and career readiness and describe how they align work-based learning with other education priorities, including CTE, employability skills, and the Every Student Succeeds Act... Read more »

05/10/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

State leaders from Washington will discuss strategies for leveraging career and technical education (CTE) to support career readiness for students with disabilities and share recommendations for cross-systems collaboration. Researchers will highlight the latest research findings on CTE and... Read more »

01/08/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Personalized learning has inherent benefits for students with disabilities, but there are also inherent challenges. To successfully implement personalized learning for students with disabilities, educators and leaders need a clear understanding of what these approaches look like in practice, what... Read more »
12/13/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
To ensure that students are ready for tomorrow’s workforce, state leaders need to align labor market efforts with the education pipeline to provide students with the academic, technical, and employability skills they need to be successful in the workplace. Aligning the education-to-workforce... Read more »
10/23/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
09/19/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

In this webinar, co-sponsored by the CCRS Center, AYPF, iNACOL, and the Center on Innovations in Learning, leading national experts make practical sense of common personalized learning approaches, providing examples of what they look like in the classroom, policy conditions for implementation,... Read more »

09/12/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

States, districts, and schools that want to realize CBE’s college and career readiness potential must look beyond the CBE label—and ensure that core CBE features are happening in every classroom every day.

04/20/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

During the 2014-2015 school year, more than 1.26 million homeless students were enrolled in public school, double the amount of students identified as homeless in 2006-2007. Research indicates that homeless students experience greater school mobility, are at higher risk of chronic absenteeism,... Read more »

02/23/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Accountability measures can be an important lever for driving student college and career readiness. As states develop their ESSA plans, states can select accountability indicators that operationalize their vision of CCR. This webinar highlights state examples of accountability indicators to... Read more »

03/01/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Longitudinal data are important sources of information for assessing and improving educational priorities, initiatives, and investments, but these data can also support efforts to ensure all students are college and career ready. Specifically, states can use data to measure and track student... Read more »
11/14/2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Last year, the nation’s high school graduation rate reached a record high of 82.3%. Despite this progress, however, data show that there is a continued need to ensure that students with the highest risk of dropping out have access to high-quality alternative educational opportunities that... Read more »

12/13/2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
In order to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce, all students need to master employability skills. State efforts to promote employability skills for all students can provide an excellent opportunity for collaboration across agencies. During this webinar, participants will:
01/10/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Work-based learning is a key element in the successful implementation of career pathways and the development of career readiness for students. Effective work-based learning also increases student exposure to various industries and assists in developing skills that are needed for the 21st century... Read more »

10/31/2016 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
ESSA provides states an opportunity to better integrate their college and career readiness priorities, including employability skills and multiple pathways to postsecondary success, into their accountability systems. During this webinar, participants will learn and discuss strategies for including... Read more »
09/15/2016 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Within K-12 education, competency-based education is gaining momentum as a promising strategy to prepare all students for success in college and careers. Although states are at various stages of implementing competency-based education, there are a number of issues to consider at the intersection of... Read more »
07/25/2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Connecting your career pathways system to existing key college and career readiness initiatives can establish a coherent system for college and career readiness. Discover key initiatives that should be considered as states make decisions on career pathways and how pathways fit into the larger... Read more »

07/19/2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Using career and technical education (CTE) as a lever for ensuring all students receive a well-rounded education does not need to start from scratch. States have substantial numbers of CTE experts and programs on which to build career pathway systems; therefore, time to inventory existing... Read more »

07/14/2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Our  three-part webinar series "Career Pathways—Leveraging CTE to Enhance Learning for All Students"  will explore key aspects of designing a career... Read more »

07/25/2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join our three-part webinar series to learn how to design a career pathway system that embeds CTE coherently within a school or district.

02/10/2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

In order to ensure that students are adequately prepared for college and career and that the education they receive is well-aligned to the needs of the labor market, states and districts across the country are working to provide multiple educational pathways to better meet the needs of students... Read more »

10/21/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for Connected Educators Month, where the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) will demonstrate how to integrate employability skills into classroom practice. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about employability skills, use them in the classroom,... Read more »

09/03/2015 - 12:30pm

To be competitive in an increasingly global economy, students entering the workforce will need more than just academic knowledge to be successful. Employability skills are becoming a critical component of making students truly ready for success in the work place.

03/23/2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

This is the second of a two-part webinar series hosted jointly by the College and Career Readiness and Success Center at AIR (CCRS Center) and American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) aiming to draw connections between the growing understanding of how states can more accurately measure college and... Read more »

03/11/2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This is the first of a two-part webinar series hosted jointly by the College and Career Readiness and Success Center at AIR (CCRS Center) and American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) aims to draw connections between the growing understanding of how states can more accurately measure college and career... Read more »

03/18/2015 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

In March, the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center will partner with the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL), inviting practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and anyone involved in education to respond to questions from @... Read more »

02/12/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join the @CCRSCenter for our monthly twitter chat on February 12 at 1:00 pm Eastern! In honor of Career Technical Education (CTE) Awareness Month, we'll be chatting with the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education... Read more »

01/29/2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join the CCRS Center (@CCRSCenter) and the Midwest Comprehensive Center (@MidwestCompC) for a Twitter chat on #DeeperLearning! We'll be hosting the #CCRSchat on Thursday, 1/29, at 1:30pm Eastern. ... Read more »

06/26/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

As part of our Webinar series building on the brief, Predictors of Postsecondary Success, which summarizes research that identifies student skills, behaviors, and other characteristics that predict future... Read more »

06/02/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This Webinar builds upon the brief, Predictors of Postsecondary Success, which summarizes research that identifies student skills, behaviors, and other characteristics that predict future academic and... Read more »

02/13/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Accelerated learning serves as a promising tool to provide students the opportunity to move through secondary and postsecondary education at a pace that meets their academic needs. This webinar, which will be the final installment in a three-part series on accelerated learning, will focus on... Read more »

01/30/2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Accelerated learning serves as a promising tool to provide students the opportunity to move through secondary and postsecondary education at a pace that meets their academic needs. This second webinar in our accelerated learning series will present recent research findings from a rigorous study... Read more »

11/25/2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Accelerated learning serves as a promising tool to provide students the opportunity to move through secondary and postsecondary education at a pace that meets their academic needs.

10/09/2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Educators and policymakers across  K-12 and higher education systems are developing policies and programs focused on increased personalization and the demonstration of acquired knowledge to ensure that students are ready for postsecondary success.

08/15/2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The National Bureau of Economic Research estimates that approximately half of all undergraduates and 70 percent of community college students take at least one remedial course. Many of these students never move beyond their placement in remediation. Data from the 2006 National Educational... Read more »

07/16/2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

This webinar will look at two districts that have pioneered the development of competency-based approaches and will examine how policies can support or hinder district level systems-change. Thomas Rooney, Superintendent, Lindsay Unified School District, California will... Read more »

06/24/2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Internationally, leading countries have built education systems based on a competency-based education approach as opposed to seat-time requirements that we have in the United States. Currently, innovative states and districts around the country are beginning to challenge the time-based... Read more »

05/29/2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Preparing for college and careers requires far more than simply mastering rigorous academic content. College and career exploration and planning play a critical role in engaging students through creating personalized learning opportunities and preparing them for life beyond school. ... Read more »

06/26/2012 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
The importance of aligning college and career readiness initiatives—from the common core and career technical education standards, to funding streams like Title I and Perkins, as well as to school structural changes like expanded learning time and career academies—is a growing concern in the field... Read more »
06/19/2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
In this National High School Webinar, co-hosted with the American Youth Policy Forum, Betsy Brand, the Executive Director of the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), Louis Danielson, Director of Research at the National High School Center and former director of the Research to Practice Division at... Read more »
06/12/2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Co-hosted with the Alliance for Excellent Education, this session focused on Linked Learning, a transformative approach for secondary education that integrates a college preparatory academiccore with career and technical education and work-based learning opportunities in small, career-themed... Read more »
06/05/2012 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Dr. David Conley, CEO of the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) and a professor at the University of Oregon, discusses challenges and strategies for addressing the increasingly complex landscape of college and career readiness on this National High School Center Webinar held June 5,... Read more »