MA Early College Community of Practice

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2020 Fall Convening
October 27, 2020

2020 Early College Fall Convening Tuesday, October 27 

We had a great day of learning, collaborating and networking! We enjoyed “seeing” everyone who attended.

We would especially like to thank our presenters and facilitators for sharing their time and expertise with everyone!

You will find links to session videos and other materials embedded within the description of each session. (It will likely be Wednesday, October 28, before videos are available.)



9:45 –
11:15 a.m.


Visualizing Pathways

Facilitators: Dr. Joseph Goins and Kristin Hunt

This session will address ways in which programs assist students in visualizing their plans. It will address academic and career mapping, as well as how MyCAP can be used to make students current actions/choices relevant to their long-term plans in ways that they can see and feel.


Session Video


Creating a College Going Culture

Facilitator: Hasan Davis, J.D.
Presenters: Omari Walker and Maria Fernandes of New Heights Charter School

This session will address how EC programs create a college-going culture that ultimately shifts how students (and staff, faculty, and families)  see themselves as college students.  Hasan will be joined by NHSC leadership who will share how they have instilled this culture at the Commonwealth’s only  wall-wall Early College High School.

Session Video



11:15 a.m. –
12:45 p.m.


Supporting Student Development

Facilitator: Yaw Asante-Bio
Presenters: Robin Kahn and Trevor Stokes

This session will focus on skills and knowledge which Early College students should be exposed to as part of their pathway experience but may not receive through college coursework. Robin will share the importance of financial literacy skills and Trevor will share the importance of soft skills and aspects of employability.

Session Video                       PowerPoint

Handout from Trevor Stokes

Vocational School and Early College 

Facilitators: Dr. Joseph Goins and Elizabeth Bennett

This session will serve as the launch of a new professional learning community on Early College programming in vocational schools.

Session Video