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High School to College: Supporting Student Success: Poster Sessions

Session 1, 10:30-11:30 am

Title Description Presenters & Resources
Army ROTC Opportunities

Information on Army ROTC opportunities at Brockport and nationwide, including: scholarships, internships, Army ROTC minor and employment opportunities as an commissioned officer in the Army of the United States in 17 different branches. Discussion on the numerous occupational specialties with substantial financial, career and travel opportunities and benefits of Army Officership and training.

Daniel Fletcher, Army ROTC Recruitment Officer

Army ROTC Presentation (ppt)

SUNY Brockport Dept. of Military Science

You *Shall* Pass: Bridging the First-Year Research Skills Gap Concern over first-year (FY) students' lack of research skills is long established, including their inability to support claims, go beyond Google, and understand the need for citations. The research instruction librarians at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library have collaborated with other college/universities, high schools, and school support units to build a bridge over the research skills abyss, including opportunities for high schools to bring students to Milne for a research skills class and embedded instruction in FY writing seminars. Students, teachers, and faculty uniformly provide positive feedback, with a demonstrated increase in students' research skills and readiness for college-level work.

Sherry Larson-Rhodes, First Year Experience Librarian, SUNY Geneseo

You *Shall* Pass (pdf)

Accio Sources: Information Literacy Instruction Through Harry Potter’s (Glasses)Frames (pdf)

All About College Admissions Tests Before getting into four-year college, high schoolers have to take the SAT & ACT. The more educators understand about the tests, why they matter, and what students and their families should do about them, the more helpful they can be with this stage in the high school to college journey. Michael Bergin, President, Chariot Learning
Vertically Aligned Research

To outline best practices surrounding digital citizenship & ethical uses of information, including paraphrasing/note-taking and documenting sources, as well as the potential consequences for academic dishonesty. To create a shared expectation of citations and source evaluation across content areas and grade levels, specifically 5-12. To formally adopt the Modern Language Association Style for our district’s use and provide an overview of the bibliographic style. To formally adopt NoodleTools for our district’s use and encourage co-teaching among librarians and subject-area teachers.

Sarah Amorese, Library Media Specialist, Churchville-Chili HS and Becky Leathersich, Churchville-Chili MS

Vertically Aligned Research

Research Manual with MLA Citations

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI) Overview of the Institute, goals, and understanding of Institute.

Anna Stukes, Professional Development Specialist at RBE-RN Monroe2Orleans BOCES

PRHYLI Brochure (pdf)

PRHYLI at Monroe 2 BOCES

How Teen Advisory Board Builds Student Success Our focus is teaching teens ages 13-18 essential leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. These life skills are demonstrated through actively participating in volunteer opportunities, working on library projects, and becoming a community advocate for the library. Our poster will show the “roadmap” teens take from the application process, interviews, to the various projects and skills obtained through presentations, volunteer opportunities, outreach, and our monthly meetings. Leadership skills we impart to the teens involve time management, working with peers to accomplish a goal, critical thinking and communicating with all age groups. Another important component of Teen Advisory Board is learning about new digital technologies; including 3D printing, the fundamentals of coding, Cricut and other items in our newly established creation station. After learning skills, the teens are encouraged to share knowledge volunteering to assist children through adults with library technologies. We hope participants gain information to implement similar programs at their own libraries or schools.

Mary Claire Talbot and Karen Deisinger, Greece Public Library

How Teen Advisory Board Builds Student Success

TAB Application

All Games have Rulebooks: Learn Citation Styles with Games I'll have a poster, a handout of the lesson plan, and the lockbox for folks to try it out!  Eileen Daly-Boas, Outreach Librarian University of Rochester
Building a High School to College Connection via E-Publishing This poster describes how Drake Memorial Library at the College at Brockport is partnering with the Rochester Public Library to encourage publication of winning high school essays and creative works in a college institutional repository.

Mary Jo Orzech, Scholarly Communications Librarian, SUNY Brockport


Developing Emerging Technology Skills and Lifelong Learning Habits At this poster session, participants will learn about the “Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success” project (#EmTechMOOC). This learning opportunity has been funded through a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant and is targeted toward a diverse group of learners which includes students, faculty, and anyone with an interest in learning how to use emerging technologies to succeed in today’s rapidly changing environment. Robin Sullivan, Emerging Technologies Librarian, University at Buffalo
Media Literacy Unit for High School Students As members of a democratic society we recognize the importance of media literacy, and we want our students to have the the ability to use critical thinking skills to judge the reliability and credibility of news reports and information sources.  This poster session will provide an overview of the self-directed, online unit designed in Schoology that was developed for the students at Brockpoort HS and HFL HS.  Kathleen Jaccarino, Librarian, Brockport HS, and Colleen Pittman, Librarian, Honeoye Falls-Lima HS

Session 2, 1:30-2:30 pm

Title Description Presenters & Resources
Using Community Cultural Wealth to Explore Factors/Characteristics that Influence Access and Success for Black Male Students in Postsecondary Education My research uses the Life Course Perspective and Community Cultural Wealth (CCW) to explain the social disadvantages and advantages that influence academic outcomes for Black males in the United States. Life course perspective examines the role of life trajectories, social norms and structural racism in creating barriers to academic attainment for Black males. Whereas, highlights how taking a strength-based approach through the use of culturally affirming practices ameliorates academic disparities. Junior Dillon, Assistant Director, Monroe Community College
Accio Sources! Information Literacy Instruction Through Harry Potter's (Glasses) Frames J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series is familiar to millions of first-year college students and provides a frame to structure instruction on information literacy and research skills. Using Harry Potter-related vocabulary, students learn how to use physical and online resources to locate information and evaluate it on the validity of its source, its level of scholarliness, and appropriateness of use for different types of college research projects. Sherry Larson-Rhodes, First Year Experience Librarian, SUNY Geneseo
Using Information Literacy Skills to Explore Issues of First-Year Experience The poster would outline the research project assignment of my UNC 100: Mastering the Academic Environment course. Students are asked to develop a group presentation on an issue or topic related to FY students such as homesickness, dorm life, time or stress management, culture of higher education, developing grit/resiliency, etc. I'll show how I chunk other IL assignments to help students successfully prepare an effective presentation. Amy Rockwell, First-Year Experience Librarian, Buffalo State College
Financing a College Education The workshop includes a PowerPoint with time for questions and answers along with brochures that individuals can take with them. We explain in unbiased, comprehensive detail filling out the FAFSA, grants (federal and state), scholarships (including the Excelsior), work study, both federal and private loans, and some pretty great programs New York State has available for students to help them after graduation. Scott Ahrens, Student Protection Program Administrator, NYS Department of Financial Services
Policy Project Research based on issues within our high school & proposals by students to solve those issues. Includes an overview of the CIA and English research project that our 2019 graduates completed. Allison Weise, Teacher, Greece Arcadia HS
College Composition Assignments at Brockport Participants will view a variety of ENG112 assignments (Brockport's Freshmen English class) in order to help prepare high school students for college.

Jennifer Kegler, Librarian, The College at Brockport

College Composition at the College at Brockport (folder of materials)

Bridging the Gap: Research Expectations at a Tier 1 Institute The main focus of the poster will be to inform high school librarians about the challenges faced by first or second semester freshmen and what we do to begin that transition process at our institution. Poster Outline - 1. Source identification and selection: Why does your professor require different source types? How do you identify them? 2. Organization of information: How do you discover and access the sources you need? How do you read and make citations? Why does it matter? 3. Flexibility and adaptability: How do you break free of your preconceptions during research? How do you incorporate and synthesize information into their product. How do you balancing effective, efficient research and iteration and just getting the job done? Why do we bother?

Bryan Sajecki, Nicole Thomas, Keith Nichols, Molly Maloney, SUNY Buffalo

Bridging the Gap

Poster Creation: Engaging High School Students in Health Advocacy Learning This poster will show why posters are an effective activity for learning where high school students had to select and research a topic of their interest based on what they learned in the Project SHARE program. In particular, the poster will provide an overview of the Project SHARE curriculum, and description of successes and challenges to incorporating the poster project into the course. Ophelia Morey, Associate Librarian, University at Buffalo
Why Cite? Students see a video example of how where you get information is important to doing good research. Focusing on ethical use of information using collaboration, personal interests, and video plagiarism and it's consequences are defined. Citation elements and styles are reviewed. 

Claudine Dixon, Library Media Specialist, Greece Arcadia HS


Writing Flow Lesson Learn how to achieve a state of "Flow" academically. You will be introduced to flow theory. We will also use a writing app to help you achieve that state and get the creative juices flowing

Beth Kois  Librarian, Penfield HS

Applied Flow Theory in the HS English Classroom (ppt)

High School to College Competencies (Word)


Unity and the High School Research Experience  Participants will look at a snapshot of sample research projects from one high school and tackle the question: To what extent does high school research need to be unified? Teachers ignite passion in their students by sharing their own passions. Is it problematic when these individual teacher strengths and preferences yield different research experiences within the same courses? Can schools have a guaranteed viable research curriculum and vertical alignment without consistency across grade level projects? 

Jennifer Strege, Library Media Specialist, Schroeder HS

Research Assignments Poster