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Webinar: Breaking Down Barriers to Higher Education

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If our goal as educators is to break down barriers that have historically restricted college pathways for many students, we must work to uncover and address those factors that limit students’ academic opportunities and widen the achievement gap. In this free webinar, you will learn action steps to de-entitle academic paths and help students succeed in rigorous courses. You will also hear from Greeley West High School, a school that has made monumental strides in helping all students get on a college-ready track.


Webinar: Breaking Down Barriers to Higher Education
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Be sure to register for the webinar. If you cannot attend the live webinar, please still register, so you can receive the recording. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].


  • Dr. Philip Bernhardt is Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Secondary Education, K-12 Education, & Educational Technology at the MSU Denver School of Education. Dr. Bernhardt’s professional development expertise includes backwards design, performance assessment, effective instructional practices, new teacher mentoring and induction, and supporting middle and high schools to establish course placement policies and norms aimed at expanding student access to advanced-level coursework.

    For more from Dr. Bernhardt, read his recent blog posts, Course Placement: Why Do We Need to Understand the Process? and Academic Placement: Creating Transparency, Equity, and Well-Defined Practices.
  • Amanda Kreiger, Shelli Robins, and Elizabeth Dent are all from Weld County School District 6 in Greeley, Colorado. Amanda Kreiger is a Program Coordinator for AVID and Secondary Language Arts District 6. Previously, Amanda worked as a K-12 Instructional Facilitator and before that as a 9-12 English teacher. Shelli Robins is the Principal at Greeley West High School. Elizabeth Dent is an English teacher and AVID coordinator for Greeley West High School.

    Weld County School District 6 was recently featured by 9 News in Colorado for its achievements in helping more students succeed in the district's toughest courses. The district saw an increase of 250 percent of minority students taking AP courses. For more, watch the news segment.



We hope to see you at the webinar.

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