Perusing Facebook and Twitter – I see more and more questions about the growing list of School Counselor Specialist Certificate programs offered by The American School Counselor Association’s ASCA U. Questions range from “is it worth the money and time” to “how much did you learn from the program” – I will aim to answer both about the two I have completed and the one I am delving into in a few months.
On Wednesday July 1st – Stephanie Smith, Paul Smith, and I will present a morning workshop on the importance of high quality presentations – from both a preparation and design aspect, as well as delivery components. We hope you join us for an invigorating, high energy, and fun way to wrap up your ASCA 2015 experience!
This year’s 5 ASCA Tips for the Noob 2.0 will build on those tips from last year to help make your ASCA experience awesome!
Access cool tech tools AND support school counselor scholarships!
Carol and I want to encourage you to check out an upcoming webinar held by School Counselor Central and to share that Deb from SCC has pledged to donate an additional $2 for every new individual subscription to SCC between March 10th and May 10th. SCC has already been the first donor to the 2016 donation drive but is not stopping there!
NVSCA 2015 – How to NOT be a leader & Time Saving Tech Tools for School Counselor Sanity Presentations
On February 8th – I was honored to be able to speak to a room full of (fellow) Nevada school counselors. In the first presentation, a keynote address, we talked about key aspects of “followship”. In the breakout session focused on school counselor technology, we took a look at about 8 tech tools that help school counselors save time and be more efficient. Below are the slides from each presentation.
I am excited to offer you all a template Communication and Marketing Planning Guide for School Counselors. This form will be helpful in planning and tracking your marketing plans.
Join me in the Tell One Campaign and by committing to tell just one (or more if you can!) of your colleagues about your state association and personally inviting them to join – we can make a difference throughout the country in our SCA’s. That is it. Period.
I want to thank all the counselors, supervisors, and grad students who took the time to create a submission for this scholarship – the results were pretty great and made my job difficult. I really wish I could have given it to all of you, but I had to narrow it down and did my best to do so.
The most important thing is that you all have used something new and have created tools that many can use (including yourself!). I hope that this challenged you and that you gained some knowledge and confidence in yourself. Do not be afraid to strike out, start over, and struggle through something – that is called learning and that is what we ask students to do each and every day.