Learning Lounges

Learning Lounge sessions offer brief, fast-paced, interactive idea-sharing focused on one specific topic area, current trend, or case study. The format emphasizes audience participation in an intimate, conversation-intensive environment. The 30-minute Learning Lounge sessions are held in the exhibit hall and are scheduled during session block times on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Sessions are being added to this list as agreement forms come in.


Saturday, September 28

10:15 am - 10:45 am

UndocuReady: How to Prepare Undocumented Students for Higher Education
With the current political climate surrounding immigration, many undocumented students are experiencing greater uncertainty toward their educational goals. Learn more about the barriers and obstacles undocumented students often face and deconstruct preconceived notions surrounding their status as it pertains to a higher education. Acquire the tools necessary to guide your students toward success.
Alyssa Luna, IUPUI (IN)

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Advising the Blind and Visually Impaired College-Bound Student
How can we change the fact that over 60 percent of blind and low-vision (BVI) college students do not graduate from college? In the fast-paced world of high school guidance, college counseling, and college admission offices, it's often hard to dig deep into more complex students, including low-incidence disabilities such as vision impairment and blindness. Learn how to meet this challenge from data gathered in the inaugural year of the innovative College Success Program at Perkins School for the Blind, a nine-month residential program for college-bound high school graduates.
Leslie Thatcher, Perkins School for the Blind (MA)