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Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

…r running a school — you have done a lot of heavy “lifting” (those text books can get heavy), but don’t let yourself get out of your learning routine. You have to continue pouring in knowledge through professional development opportunities. I am going to cover several opportunities from various, differentiated learning avenues you can take. Most school districts offer professional development from time to time or funds to…

Professional Development: Coursera — Courses for Everyone

Professional Development: Coursera — Courses for Everyone

Power-Up your 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…

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

…Mashable) 3 Twitter Hashtag Mistakes That Make You Look Like A n00b (Source: Adrian Jock’s Internet Marketing Tips) Facebook: I don’t use Facebook to connect with my personal friends – I use it strictly for professional purposes. It is rich with professional growth opportunities. The places to look include Facebook Pages of your favorite bloggers and each grade level’s school counseling group (I joined all 3 because there…

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)

…s of new changes, but I am very excited for the challenges and rewards this school year will bring! J: This year’s ASCA conference was your first national conference. What made you decide to go? M: I am a strong proponent of professional development and believe it is the key to staying abreast of current trends and research and being effective in our field. The more we know, the better equipped we are to serve our students, school, and…

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Stand Out on LinkedIn

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Stand Out on LinkedIn

…which you can market yourself to these potential employers. Here are five ways in which you can cultivate a professional LinkedIn profile which will attract and engage prospective employers and business partners. 1-Create a professional profile Assign yourself a specific professional title which details your specific location and industry. You need to present a bold and intriguing personal statement which will efficiently publicize yourself and…

Tell One: A Campaign to Promote School Counseling Association Awareness

Tell One: A Campaign to Promote School Counseling Association Awareness

Your State and National Associations Need YOU! Thousands of Professional School Counselors around the country are missing out on opportunities to participate in awesome Professional Development, network, share resources, and support state/national advocacy for our profession because they are not members of their state School Counseling Association (SCA) or the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). It is a shame that so many are not…

Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]

Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]

…efore you’ve even begun. So proofread your resume carefully, and just to be on the safe side, have someone you trust (and who knows spelling and grammar) look it over too. 3. Don’t lie or exaggerate. Qualifications for being Professional School Counselor vary from state to state (see the Bureau of Labor Statistics web site for more information; the link is at the end of this post). Individual school districts will have their own requirements as…

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The 2013 Geeklie Awards

The 2013 Geeklie Awards

…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 is apparent through Jeremy’s work and I thank him for that. Who will get next year’s Geeklie Awards? Perhaps you? If you don’t…

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