The 2014 Geeklie Awards

The 2014 Geeklie Awards

Second Annual Geeklie Awards Each summer, I will be presenting a Geeklie Award to an esteemed blogging colleague who has shown dedication, innovation, and leadership in the world of educational blogging. I will also present a Geek of the Year award to the person I feel has had the largest impact in the past 12 months on the development and guidance of our digital PLC’s goal to further our technological prowess. Check out the 2013 winners here….

The 2013 Geeklie Awards

The 2013 Geeklie Awards

Announcing the Geeklie Awards With the school year wrapping up, my blog’s 1 year anniversary in the recent past, and awards night coming up – I decided I am going to start a new yearly tradition. Each summer, I will be presenting a Geeklie Award to an esteemed blogging colleague who has shown dedication, innovation, and leadership in the world of educational blogging. I will also present a Geek of the Year award to the person I…

School Counselor Community Scholarship Award Post – ASCA 2014 Recipients

School Counselor Community Scholarship Award Post – ASCA 2014 Recipients

It is my pleasure to announce… For this year’s School Counselor Community Scholarship for ASCA 2014, our two full scholarship ($350 counselors / $269 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…

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Marketing Myself and Being Prepared On Tuesday, I posted a video blog about the process I took (and a process you can take too!) to construct a digital professional portfolio. This week I have been busy constructing my interview kit and I wanted to share that with you as well. Looking at it, I feel like it is a lot – but I think will be well prepared to answer the questions and show evidence with the arsenal I bring with me…

Guest Post: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month = FAFSA

Guest Post: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month = FAFSA

Guest Post from Susan McCrackin Senior Director of Financial Aid Methodology at the College Board FAFSA. Five letters that change lives for millions of students across the country. This year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is here. Because government grants compose 74 percent of the $185 billion financial aid pool, it’s no surprise that FAFSA is a source of stressfor students and their families….

What an honor: Named one of the top 25!

What an honor: Named one of the top 25!

I received an email a few weeks ago from a representative of www.mastersincounseling.org informing me that The Counseling Geek was nominated to be included in the top 100 online counseling Resources. That was exciting, but thought there were many other great blogs out 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…

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

A recount of the first year of working with an advisory team – the benefits and pitfalls… I recently wrapped up my first year of having an advisory council or team. After getting 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,…

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

You did not misread it – it is that time of the year. I am proud to announce the opening of the 2014 ASCA School Counseling Community Scholarship. Thanks to generous donations from companies like Hobsons and Universal Technical Institute in addition to donations from counselor colleagues (thanks to Erin Mason, Franciene Sabens, Matthew Meyers, Darrel Sampson, Cynthia Morton, & several other donors who wish to remain anonymous)…

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

Announcing the 2015 School Counselor Community Scholarship Winners Starting in the fall of 2014, fundraising was started by Carol Miller and Jeff Ream to support the third annual School Counselor Community Scholarship (SC|CS 15) – a scholarship for school counselors by school counselors. The scholarship goes towards supporting counselors by paying for the registration cost of the American School Counselor Association national conference…

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