Perusing Facebook and Twitter – I see more and more questions about the growing list of School Counselor Specialist Certificate programs offered by The American School Counselor Association’s ASCA U. Questions range from “is it worth the money and time” to “how much did you learn from the program” – I will aim to answer both about the two I have completed and the one I am delving into in a few months.
Rick Trow, maker of The Career Game, is generously offering to donate to SC|CS 2016 this year. We are very happy to connect you with his resource for career development. Please be sure to see the last section of this post to ensure you order correctly and your portion will be counted towards the donation.
On Wednesday July 1st – Stephanie Smith, Paul Smith, and I will present a morning workshop on the importance of high quality presentations – from both a preparation and design aspect, as well as delivery components. We hope you join us for an invigorating, high energy, and fun way to wrap up your ASCA 2015 experience!
This year’s 5 ASCA Tips for the Noob 2.0 will build on those tips from last year to help make your ASCA experience awesome!
I hope you are as excited about ASCA 2015 in Phoenix, AZ as I am! This year I, along with Paul and Stephanie Smith, will be honored to speak on the topic of School Counselor Presentations and classroom guidance skills. We hope you will add our session to your list of great breakouts and we can help you take your presentations from blah to blazing!
In case you did not notice – the School Counselor Community Scholarship (#SCCS15) app is now taking submissions.
This year, The Counseling Geek is teaming up The Middle School Counselor (Carol Miller) to up the ante even higher. I believe that through community donations and partnerships with sponsors – we can raise at least 5 full scholarships ($1,750) for the 2015 conference in Phoenix, AZ.
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 pretty great and made my job difficult. I really wish I could have given it to all of you, but I had to narrow it down and did my best to do so.
The most important thing is that you all have used something new and have created tools that many can use (including yourself!). I hope that this challenged you and that you gained some knowledge and confidence 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.