Community invited to register for P-16 pathways summit
Bridges to Success
Bridges to Success

It’s not too late to register for the 2015 Bridges to Success Summit to be held Oct. 16-17 at Victoria College’s Emerging Technology Complex. The cost for the 2-day summit is $125, which includes all sessions, breakfast and lunch. Late registration will be $200 beginning Oct. 1.

Educators and stakeholders will come together at the regional summit to discuss P-16 pathways that link student success from preschool through college and on into the workforce.

“We believe the programming will appeal to secondary and postsecondary school administrators and teachers, business and industry professionals and anyone in the community who is interested in understanding and supporting student success,” said Dr. Patricia Rehak, VC’s director of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Assessment.

Concurrent breakout sessions are divided into tracks with topics specific to bridging the gap, drawing the connection to student success and the golden gate to education.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Julie Schell, director of OnRamps and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Texas-Austin as our opening keynote speaker,” said Rehak. “She has a wealth of knowledge and experience on successfully and effectively educating students.”

Two of the sessions will focus on the use of Perkins grant funding: Industrial Training Noncredit and Credit Preparation Pathways and Nursing Career Pathways for Credit.

Other sessions include:

  • Bridging the Gaps Through College Preparatory Courses
  • Bridging High School to College Career Pathways 
  • Vertical Alignment for Bridging Gaps in Mathematics
  • SAIL – Students Accelerating Through Integrated Learning
  • What Matters Most to Colleges – What Colleges Look For
  • The Components of the HSI University Program
  • TEXASgenuine: Showcasing the Value of Career & Technical Education
  • Developing Leadership and Promoting a Collaborative Learning Environment through Completion, Communication, and Collaboration
  • What I Wish They Would Ask?
  • Grit and Perseverance in a First-Year Seminar Class
  • Thinking Ahead – A Critical Skill for College Success
  • Using LinkedIn to Shine
  • Project Based Learning-Connecting the Classroom to Reality for All Students
  • Development Programs For Faculty and Undergraduate Peer Facilitators to Improve Teaching and Student Success in Freshman Calculus, Biology and Physics
  • How to Make a Learning Sandwich?
  • I Flipped My Classroom
  • iCEV Implementation: Certification, Automatic Testing & Grading and Course Management Features
  • LEAP Texas:The Quest for Undergraduate Success
  • Developing and Implementing Best Practices Across Multiple Sections of Freshmen Biology, Physics and Calculus
  • Technology and the Seven Principles of Good Practice
  • Ease of Use: Built-In-Accessibility
  • SACSCOC 101: An Introduction to the Reaffirmation Process
  • How to Help People Learn
  • Economic Impact of Career & College Readiness
  • Implementing a Mathways Pathway
  • Current & Future Needs of Industry in Victoria
  • Guiding Youth to a Brighter Future

The summit is hosted by Victoria College and sponsors include Aztec Software, Candlewood Suites, CEV Multimedia, Citizens Medical Center, Cole Easley Sciba & Williams, HEB, Innovative Educators, Region III Education Service Center, Sam's Club, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Victoria Area Association of Realtors, Victoria Independent School District, and Victoria Insurance Group.

For more information, contact Janet Charbula at (361) 572-6482 or visit

Published: Thursday, 24 September 2015

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