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The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review
Jan18

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 m…

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The Road to Naviance – Part 2: Getting the ball rolling
Oct02

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

Welcome to the second part 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 prov…

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The Road to Naviance – Part 1: Where to start
Sep13

The Road to Naviance – Part 1: Where to start

As a techie Counselor, I naturally was drawn to the software suite that is NavianceNaviance is a well rounded package that allows school officials, counselors, students, and parents to research, plan, and proceed to apply to colleges around the globe. I knew when I started that I wanted to try to get Naviance into my new school. I needed to know where to get started in making that happen. I used the contact option on Naviance’s…

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The Road to Naviance: Part 3 – Training
Mar08

The Road to Naviance: Part 3 – Training

…is is part three of an unknown number of posts revolving around the obtaining, implementing, and utilization of Naviance. You can find the first post and second post by clicking on these links. Tomorrow, we are having our “site manager” training. In the past few weeks there has been two other trainings – one being an introductory phone conference with our coordinators and the other a webinar based walk-through with all the majo…

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Follow-Up: My Interview Kit
Jul12

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…view (and the cost factor), I decided to go the CD route for my digital portfolio and ended up buying some labels and disc jackets for one district (with more people). I spent ~$12 on both the CD labels and disk jackets, but it creates a professional looking product. Imagine if you just wrote your name on the CD with a Sharpie. I also used Avery’s website label developer to integrate the background from my portfolio onto the disc label

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School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io
May17

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…e. One thing that I really like about the tool is how action oriented it is. You can create categories and then label them as “decision” “action” “info” etc. This lets people reviewing minutes later have a much more streamlined approach to find out what needs to happen. From that, you can also assign specific people to tasks and give them a deadline all within the same line. At the end of the meeting, if you ha…

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SC|CS 2015 – School Counselor Community Scholarship 2015 Fundraiser
Aug06

SC|CS 2015 – School Counselor Community Scholarship 2015 Fundraiser

…s looking to partner with like-minded business partners. Last year we had the support of Hobsons (the makers of Naviance) and Universal Technical Institute. I would like to invite your company to help sponsor a counselor (or three) registration for the 2015 ASCA Conference. Any business who pledges at least one registration ($350) will be given a spot in my ad rotation (both 728×90 and 160×600) through July 2015. If you would like to do…

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Increasing Productivity: How Dual Monitors Changed My Life
Mar23

Increasing Productivity: How Dual Monitors Changed My Life

…ly can see the info I am talking about. Whether it is info about a college, working on their 4 year plan within Naviance, or showing a parent their student’s current grades – being able to see the info on this second monitor increases the level of info shared.   The possibilities are endless and the effort to make this change is small. If you are working with one monitor currently (or only on a laptop), work with your admin or distric…

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