Mid-Morning Sessions Information

Below you will find more information about the mid-morning sessions, including the presentation abstracts. Click on the session you would like to explore. There are six concurrent sessions to choose from.

Each session is tagged in one of four tracks: DEI & Belonging, Mental Health, Programming, and Tech. The audience is also listed as being great for one of the following: First Year Outreach Professional, 3+ Years in Outreach Work, 5+ Years in Outreach Work.

Thank you and enjoy!

11:30-12:30 PM Session

Room CDEF Like A Bridge Over Troubled Water: Training Young Professionals for Successful Advising and Outreach

Speakers Michael Turner and Patrick Mullen-Coyoy, University of Michigan

Track Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Audience 5+ Years in Outreach Work

Strong trainings are essential for young professionals new to the field, so how can we ensure they leave onboarding prepared to face the choppy waters of college access and outreach? In this session, we walk through the model, mindsets, and materials the Michigan College Advising Corps uses to train and support our own flexibly resilient team. After reviewing our multimodal tools and touchpoints, we’ll then ask for your input on effectively bridging the gaps in knowledge and experience newcomers to your team might need. By the end of our time together, you will walk away with resources from ourselves and other participants to better support your team’s growth and professional development.

Room A What’s Really Going On: Notes From A Pandemic Principal

Speaker Mark Mayberry, ExamExperts Global

Track Mental Health – Trauma/Overcoming Adversity

Audience 5+ Years in Outreach Work

From the Principal’s lens, this session takes a “no-holds barred” look at the Covid-19 Pandemic— from its initial catastrophic impact in March 2020 on students, staff, parents, and schools, to the potential long-term effects on the academic progress, mental health, and economic stability of our urban communities. Dr. Mayberry shares his perspectives on how K-12 educators can support our school communities as we re-emerge from this traumatizing experience.

Room B Power in Funders: Building a Corporate Partnership to Fuel DE&I Outreach

Speakers Raquel Ledesma Pérez, Michigan Technological University,
Cassy Tefft de Munoz, Michigan Technological University

Track Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Audience 5+ Years in Outreach Work

In this session, Michigan Tech and Hemlock Semiconductor (HSC), a community-oriented world leader in polysilicon products, will showcase mutually-beneficial outreach collaboration with emphasis on effective proposal development.

Room G Design Thinking: Culturally-Sustaining STEM Education

Speakers Haley Hart, University of Michigan – Michigan Engineering Zone,
LaShawn Sims, University of Michigan – Michigan Engineering Zone

Track Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Audience First Years in Outreach Work

Diversifying the racial and cultural landscape of STEM fields must start with creating more inclusive and culturally-sustaining STEM education spaces and programming. So, what does culturally-sustaining STEM education look, sound, feel like? This is a question that we tackle at the Michigan Engineering Zone, a STEM outreach space in Detroit, home to three programs for middle and high school age students: FIRST Robotics, Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab, and NAF Future Ready Scholars. At PCC 2022, we’re looking to turn the Engineering Design Process on this problem and work in community to create and share innovative solutions across Michigan STEM educators.

Room 201 Session Presentations

First Presentation Grow Through What You Go Through

Speaker Ismail Amir, iAM Legend LLC.

Track Mental Health – Trauma / Overcoming Adversity

Audience 3+ Years in Outreach Work

Participants will learn the steps to personal development. Ismail will help participants learn to set SMART goals, assess and examine the current reality of their goals, identify options, and then land on a way forward to producing the results that lead to success.

Second Presentation Walk It Like I Talk It: Racial Socialization and “The Talk” for Black Families

Speakers Emily Ha, University of Michigan,
Caroline Logue, University of Michigan

Track Mental Health – Trauma / Overcoming Adversity

Audience 3+ Years in Outreach Work

Generations of Black families have engaged in “The Talk” – conversations centered on contemporary and historical events, ways to respond to racism, and cultural pride. The Talk is a form of racial socialization – messages given to children about race to help them acquire skills, values, and confidence related to their race. Engaging, Managing, and Bonding through Race (EMBRace) Program helps Black parents and children confront and resolve racial stress and trauma together. This presentation covers the impact of racial discrimination on youth health outcomes, tools to increase parent/child self-efficacy with The Talk, and the EMBRace intervention.

Room 203 Session Presentations

First Presentation Free MSU Extension Resources For Teaching Career Exploration and Workforce Development

Speakers Debra Barrett, Michigan State University,
Janice Zerbe, Michigan State University

Track Programming – In-Person again!

Audience 3+ Years in Outreach Work

MSU Extension provides a variety of free online resources for teaching career exploration, financial literacy, youth entrepreneurship, and workforce development topics. Learn ten specific take-aways in 30-minutes. This quick overview of resources will increase awareness and give participants new tools in their toolbox for teaching young people these valuable topics.

Second Presentation Building Sustainable Frameworks to Support Adaptive Responses to K-12 Outreach Programming

Speakers Denne Lawton, University of Michigan,
Phil Owen, Doc Network

Track Technology – Tools for Success!

Audience 3+ Years in Outreach Work

The program will be delivered in Two Parts: Developing Administrative Frameworks to Support Adaptive Responses & Campdocs – Technology (resources and delivery of application functions to support adaptive frameworks).