The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school
Jun26

The Portal to Learning: ‘Steam for Schools’ at your school

…initiative are optimistic that the Teach With Portals project will have the same results – creating a fun learning environment that increases student interest in the STEM fields. What is this Portal 2? When Valve created Portal and its successor, Portal 2 — they stepped away from their successful, albeit typical, genre of shooter style games (which are significantly too violent for schools). Portal 2 teases the brain and is…

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Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.
Jun19

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

…I say some, most people reading this blog are not of this group) educators will go to avoid having to continue learning. (More after the page break!) We get to choose now! I was ecstatic to be finished with my undergraduate degree and moving onto grad school, taking classes that I was really passionate about — choosing the classes that I had to take and wanted to take. And now, being finished with graduate school — I find myself exc…

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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 Community Scholarship Award Post – ASCA 2014 Recipients
Feb26

School Counselor Community Scholarship Award Post – ASCA 2014 Recipients

…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.   I plan to work to offer even more scholarships next year so keep those tech juices flowing and never stop exploring.   I will be posting the resulting submitted projects and tools in an upcoming post after I have final confirmation of that being okay with each partici…

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Following Your Favorite School Counselor Blogs – Feedly, Bloglovin, and Email
Sep01

Following Your Favorite School Counselor Blogs – Feedly, Bloglovin, and Email

…gs can quickly become overwhelming. You may have some other similarities to me like trying to keep up with your learning efficiently. Luckily for both of us – there are ways to help streamline our information feeds and I am going to show you some of my favorite and most popular tools. When reading blogs – you have a few different options to help you keep up with the most current posts. The most rudimentary is by occasionally (or obses…

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#ASCA14 Branding & Marketing Your School Counseling Program Slides and Links
Jul01

#ASCA14 Branding & Marketing Your School Counseling Program Slides and Links

…6/30 at ASCA 2014 in Orlando! Jeremy and I had a whole lot of fun preparing and presenting while sharing in the learning with you. You can find the entire slide show embedded below (it also has been available on the ASCA conference app throughout the conference). I also just wanted to give you some of the links that we discussed in the presentation. We mentioned tools like: www.hootsuite.com – www.remind.com – www.scheduleonce.com &#8…

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eLearning Software – Interactive is key.

…ere or at the bottom of this post. “Interactive courseware allows students to actively participate in the learning process and retain the knowledge learned through the use of simple and easy modes.” The article also touches on a topic that I feel strongly about – that technology is not only another “rendition of a lecture”. While technology is a valuable tool, it has its own place; it is not just for regurgitating th…

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Professional Development: Coursera — Courses for Everyone
Jul03

Professional Development: Coursera — Courses for Everyone

…r Pro-D This week’s entry will be a video blog help you learn how to utilize, navigate, and maximize your learning through Coursera.org. Coursera is an online learning community that collaborates with top Universities like Stanford and Princeton to bring high quality college level courses to users around the world — for FREE. You can access courses from Finance to Computer Science and Social Network Analysis all from the comfort…

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