The 2014 Geeklie Awards

The 2014 Geeklie Awards

…worked hard to grow her blog – School Counselor Space – into a resource for counselors across the country and around the globe. It is because of this and her dedication in the Twitter community that I am happy to award Franceine the 2014 Geeklie Award. Congratulations! And the 2014 Geek of the Year Award Goes To… Dr. Erin Mason is a tenured professor at DePaul University in Chicago. Before that she worked as a school counselor…

The 2013 Geeklie Awards

The 2013 Geeklie Awards

…uns). Jeremy’s site based blog targeted towards high school students and parents is a huge resource to myself and to many other counselors looking for inspiration and material for their own student/parent portals. I am awarding the Geek of the Year Award to Jeremy because his work to build our digital PLC through many great tips, training in Excel, and constant professional development through social media. The dedication to our profession…

School Counselor Community Scholarship Award Post – ASCA 2014 Recipients

School Counselor Community Scholarship Award Post – ASCA 2014 Recipients

…69 grad students) recipients are (drum roll please): Bridget Helms of Jane Ball Elementary School in Cedar Lake, IN Katie Powers, Graduate student at Brandman University in San Diego, CA A partial scholarship ($175) is being awarded to: Karon Parrish of Star City Middle School in Star City, AR 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…

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

…kets, 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. I printed address labels with the title of the disc and my contact info to put on the jacket. I am pretty happy with the turn out. 3. Letters of Recommendation: I included the standard three letters in all of the…

Guest Post: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month = FAFSA

Guest Post: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month = FAFSA

…ens the doors to federal aid. There’s also almost $50 billion in non-federal aid available – fromcolleges, states and private institutions. Some colleges and programs use the College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to help award these monies. CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is an online application that collects information used by almost 400 collegesand scholarship programs to award financial aid outside sources from the federal government….

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

School Counselor Tech Tools: Learnerator and minutes.io

…y be better fit for something like Evernote, but a simple get things done approach is this tool’s powerhouse. 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…

What an honor: Named one of the top 25!

What an honor: Named one of the top 25!

…ut there that I was working to emulate, what were the chances? Yesterday I got a follow up email congratulating me on being one of the top 25 school counseling online resources, in the eyes of their readers. This is my first award or honor and I am truly grateful for it. To be in the same list as those like School Counseling By Heart, jyjoyner counselor, and School Counselor Blog is awesome. For the whole list, visit the site – which is…

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

…ting through the college application season in the fall and coming into a new position with basically no counseling program in place – I wanted to get things rolling the right direction. With a goal set reaching a RAMP award in the next 5 – 7 years, I wanted to begin the process of gather data, tracking my time, and developing the partnerships with all the different stakeholders in our school and community. To give you a sense of…

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

…ill be transferred via PayPal or check. Please see the “fine print” below for rules and requirements. All submissions due by February 23rd, 2014 so the award can be given prior the priority registration deadline. Awards announced by Feb. 26th. The submission period has lapsed for this scholarship – check back next year! Special Thanks to our key sponsors: Dr. Trish Hatch of Hatching Results, LLC. Please thank the sponsors at…

SC|CS 2015 Winners Announced – School Counselors heading to ASCA 2015 in Phoenix

SC|CS 2015 Winners Announced – School Counselors heading to ASCA 2015 in Phoenix

…on national conference each year. We set a goal of $1,750 (5 full registrations for ASCA). We ended up raising $1,435 and while we ran short of our goal – it is the largest year yet for SCCS. We are lucky to be able to award 4 full scholarships this year. To learn more about the yearly scholarship or to find out how to donate – please click this link. Winners of ASCA Registration ($350): Carey Hughes – Lange Middle School…

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