Upcoming and Recent Events
For over 20 years, families and college counselors have trusted Winward Academy for essential, up-to-date information about standardized testing, college admissions, and career readiness. See below for a list of upcoming events followed by recordings of recent events. If you are a school or college counseling group and would like to schedule a presentation, please call us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Free Proctored ACT® Practice Test (virtual)
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
9:00am – 1:00pm PT
12:00pm – 4:00pm ET
- Coffee Chat Q&A with Dr. Monica Esqueda
Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021
7:30am – 8:30am PT
10:30am – 11:30am ET
- Free Proctored SAT® Practice Test (virtual)
Saturday, Feb 5, 2022
9:00am – 1:00pm PT
12:00pm – 4:00pm ET
ACT vs SAT – Similarities, Difference, & Tips to Prepare
This presentation covers teens’ and parents’ most burning questions about ACT and SAT – how to pick which is better for you, what’s tested on each, and tips for success.
College Admissions 101 – Navigating the Process & Maximizing Your Success
Join us for the most up-to-date information about all things related to college applications: trends for EA/ED decisions, shifting requirements for application eligibility, ACT/SAT changes, and optimal timelines to maximize success.
- How to Apply for ACT & SAT Test Accommodations
Review the five steps to apply for and secure accommodations on the ACT and SAT.
Don’t Get Lost in the Pile: How to Avoid Frequent College Application Mistakes
Despite the COVID-19 turmoil, the college admissions process marches on. Tune in for this webinar from Winward Academy with an overview of how to avoid the most frequent mistakes students make in their college applications.
College Application Q&A with Dartmouth Admissions
Learn tips to make your application stand out and also pointers about common mistakes to avoid. Also review what to learn about top colleges before applying.
Success Looks Like Me College Chat
Hear from college students sharing more about their journeys and answering teens’ questions about postsecondary trajectories, finalizing college choices, navigating college campuses, and taking advantage of all the college experience has to offer.
ACT vs SAT: How to Decide Which to Take
Receive expert advice about how to navigate the ACT and SAT exams – what concepts they test, when they’re offered, when to take them, how to study for them, and more tips for success.
National Day of Learning – Let’s Inspire
Enjoy a vibrant conversation with executives from the 2020 NBA Champions, the LA Lakers
National Day of Learning – Let’s Think
Join a career panel with female leaders in STEM from Gatorade and ECOS
National Day of Learning – Let’s Tennis
Learn about nutrition, health, wellness, and rewarding careers from the hitting partners of Serena and Venus Williams
National Day of Learning – Let’s Empower
Enjoy a fireside chat with three exceptional first generation college students sharing their journeys and tips for teens
Applying to College During Coronavirus: How to Position Yourself for Success
The presentation helps families make sense of how to position themselves for success when preparing for college applications in the middle of a pandemic. Dr. Winward addresses parents’ and teens’ most burning questions about college essays, ACT/SAT optional policies, prevention of learning loss, scholarships, and activities for summer.
Rise & Thrive Virtual Youth Summit – Let’s Explore Career Panel
Hear from four professionals from the fields of research, clinical work, youth sports, nonprofits, and machine learning.
Rise & Thrive Virtual Youth Summit – Let’s Inspire Career Panel
Learn from professionals from the Padres, Sony, Illumina, and Qualcomm. They teach us more about the industries of professional sports, video game creation, biotech, and engineering.
Rise & Thrive Virtual Youth Summit – Let’s Overcome Fireside Chat
Join a fireside chat highlighting a story of hope and resilience of a successful adult who grew up homeless and has an appreciation for overcoming tough obstacles to achieve his own success.
Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Coping with an Uncertain Fall Semester
Review strategies for coping with the academic and psychological stressors of Fall semester. The presentation features a Q&A with Dr. Valerie Rock, clinical psychologist specializing in adolescents, and Dr. Jennifer Winward, a nationally recognized 20-year veteran tutor and the founder and CEO of Winward Academy.
Summer is Not Cancelled: How to Help Teens Make the Most of Summer Break
For college-bound teenagers facing continued remote learning, cancelled extracurriculars and sports, postponed standardized tests, and upended social plans, there’s an especially challenging mix of stressors and emotions. Join us we discuss strategies for helping young people cope, if not thrive, by guiding them to slow down, take stock – and even get ahead.
Success Looks like Me Career Panel – Business & Entrepreneurship
Learn from professionals and entrepreneurs to sharpen your business acumen and receive guidance on your own endeavors.
Success Looks Like Me Career Panel – Fashion
Join Winward Academy to learn about the fashion industry from top executives, designers, and fashion brand strategists.
Success Looks Like Me Career Panel – Computer Science & Engineering
Join Winward Academy to learn about the computer science and engineering fields from three consummate professionals at Apple, Facebook, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Success Looks Like Me Career Panel – Medicine & Nursing
Learn more about the fields of medicine and nursing from a faculty neurosurgeon, nurse, and executive director of Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.
Success Looks Like Me Career Panel – Psychology, Therapy, & Counseling
Learn more about psychology, psychiatry, and social work in a career panel featuring a clinical psychologist, addiction psychiatrist, and clinical social worker from MLK Jr. Community Hospital.
Success Looks Like Me Career Panel – Innovation
Hear from leading scientists from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT as well as the Broad Center for the Development of Therapeutics.
Success Looks Like Me Career Panel – Impact
Learn from the head of Soccer Operations for Angel City and the Associate Director of Social Responsibility of the NBA about the social impact of their work.
Success Looks Like Me Career Panel – Inclusion
Meet the Chief Marketing Officer of the Los Angeles Rams and a best-selling author to gain in-depth knowledge about their fields.
Success Looks Like Me Think Tank with Agility Logistics
Learn about logistics, one of the largest and most vital industries in the world, from a team at Agility.