The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

A three year review of Naviance Family Connection From a high school counselor perspective As we move into April, I figured it is about time to update a popular series of posts that I called The Road to Naviance. My district started down this road about three years ago (two of those in implementation) with initial grant funding, a lot of planning, and a gradual roll-out. It has been quite the journey through the years so far, but the journey…

The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review

The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review

Take a journey with me through the first year of Naviance implementation. This is an update to a series of posts I wrote almost a year ago about my Road to Naviance which are linked to here if you would like to read it for some context. I hope to share some of the cool things that Family Connection has allowed us to do and some things I feel could be improved or better implemented through other means. Short history – when I came to my…

The Road to Naviance – Part 2: Getting the ball rolling

The Road to Naviance – Part 2: Getting the ball rolling

…art of my trek to integrate Naviance (@Naviance) into my counseling curriculum. You can find the first post of the series here. Since my last post, I have had a few new things come up while building my case for bringing Naviance to my school. I met with my principal and registrar a few weeks ago and had a good discussion with them laying out the great features that Naviance offers. They were both supportive and provided some excellent…

The Road to Naviance – Part 1: Where to start

The Road to Naviance – Part 1: Where to start

…anticipate success and the desire to go back to “the old way” will go to the wayside. Doing my research and creating a good pitch, I contacted Daniel Obregon (@dobregon), the marketing VP of Hobson (the maker of Naviance) and a PLN mate, asking for some help with finding data to validate some of my reasons for desiring Naviance. He was able to provide strong support and recent articles showcasing schools’ success stories. Next…

The Road to Naviance: Part 3 – Training

The Road to Naviance: Part 3 – Training

…d and am thinking this will be our “hurry up and wait” moment. Hopefully I am wrong! Just getting to play around with an empty account has got my wheels turning regarding all the possibilities that will come from Naviance and how much it will help our students and families. One suggestion to Hobsons / Naviance: it would be helpful and I feel you would get more clients if you made a demo account available to play with for schools and…

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Make It Rain: How I Get Free College SWAG Each Year

Make It Rain: How I Get Free College SWAG Each Year

…ven easier if you have a tool like Naviance. With Naviance, I simply have it prepare and print labels for any school that a student applied to in the last 10 years. It spits out just under 200 different schools from down the road to France and lets me put them on mailing labels really easily. Now if you don’t have Naviance, like I didn’t the first year I did this, I actually sent out the letter via email. I scoured websites and…

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

So you want to take your blog to the next level… You have had a school counseling blog for some time now – or perhaps you took the advice of some of the presentations at #ASCA14 and have started down that road recently. Either way, you will reach a point when it is time to expand, grow, and work with more scalability. As a beginner – you too could use these tips, but it will most likely take some investment on your part (both…

The Geekly Update: Why so quiet, you ask?

The Geekly Update: Why so quiet, you ask?

…. Please consider donating $10, $20, or more in the last few days to help me get more young, new, or financially struggling counselors to the conference this year. Here are a few teasers for what is coming up this month: The Road Trip to Naviance Nirvana, a new Counseling Geek interview (with one of the biggest players in counselor blogging), and some new job interview info (with feedback from my interview team about my previous blog posts)….

Free School Counseling Group Curriculum – Academic Success Groups

Free School Counseling Group Curriculum – Academic Success Groups

…n from, and an overview of my approach to the weeks lesson. For those of you who use very detailed lesson plans – you will find these frustrating. I am pretty extemporaneous when I speak and do lessons. I use a general road map and let the conversation guide the rest. I know where I want to go and make sure to hit my key points, but each week will likely be different. I am okay with that as each group is different as well. Feel free to…

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