A collaboration between many school counselor bloggers across the country is coming together to offer a new experience for many of us. During National School Counseling Week, Feb. 4th – 10th, there will be nightly presentations hosted on Google Hangouts (there is opportunity for participation with this platform) and streamed live over YouTube. You can see the schedule posted above for topics and presenters. All will begin at 8PM EST/5PM PST and last about an hour.
What do you need to do to prepare?
One thing that is handy is having a Google account, but you will be able to watch the live broadcast on YouTube through the posted/tweeted link without one. The link should be posted about 30 minutes before broadcast starts, but it may be closer to the start time.
The Counseling Geek is an online professional development and learning tool for practicing school counselors and graduate students who want to build their technology and 21st Century Skills within their program and school. TCG is also great for those looking for jobs and tips in their hunt for a great career. With video tutorials hosted on YouTube on topics like how to get started with social media networking and creating digital portfolios, TCG provides tips on new technology in counseling.