The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

The Road to Naviance – Hitting Our Stride in Year 2

…start The Road to Naviance – Part 2: Getting the ball rolling The Road to Naviance: Part 3 – Training The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review Going on year three – we are starting to see results! To be fair and completely honest – my school is really only at about year 1.5 of true implementation school-wide. However, in that one and a half years, we have made some good strides towards students engagement, figuring out how to use the…

The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review

The Road to Naviance – A One Year Review

…One of the first things I asked the superintendent was if he had heard of Naviance. Much to my pleasure – his last district used it and he used to be in the tech industry (score!). The fall of my first year (first year paid counseling job as well), I wrote and was awarded a grant to bring in Naviance district wide. The grant funded us for a year (basically the startup costs and year one student fees) and I am grateful to the district for pi…

The Road to Naviance – Part 2: Getting the ball rolling

The Road to Naviance – Part 2: Getting the ball rolling

…t, I have had a few new things come up while building my case for bringing Naviance to my school. I met with my principal and registrar a few weeks ago and had a good discussion with them laying out the great features that Naviance offers. They were both supportive and provided some excellent questions that I had not thought to pose to the sales rep. While this was happening, I had also sent my thoughts and supporting materials to our district sup…

The Road to Naviance – Part 1: Where to start

The Road to Naviance – Part 1: Where to start

…acted Daniel Obregon (@dobregon), the marketing VP of Hobson (the maker of Naviance) and a PLN mate, asking for some help with finding data to validate some of my reasons for desiring Naviance. He was able to provide strong support and recent articles showcasing schools’ success stories. Next week, I meet with my principal and submit my grant proposal for funding. I will let you know how it goes and I am hoping to get Naviance up and running…

The Road to Naviance: Part 3 – Training

The Road to Naviance: Part 3 – Training

…got my wheels turning regarding all the possibilities that will come from Naviance and how much it will help our students and families. One suggestion to Hobsons / Naviance: it would be helpful and I feel you would get more clients if you made a demo account available to play with for schools and districts to see the features in action. It would have been easier to convince administrators by showing them the features that telling them about all t…

How to Manage Your School Counseling Appointments 2.0

How to Manage Your School Counseling Appointments 2.0

I’ve made some changes. I have long been a proponent and avid user of online scheduling tools in my school counseling practice. For years, I’ve used ScheduleOnce as my go to scheduling tool. If you want to learn more about my experience with ScheduleOnce, please click here to read that blog post. I still love ScheduleOnce, but I have needed to make a few changes within the school counseling office (which I will explain below) that req…

What’s in a name? Why the title of school counselor matters.

What’s in a name? Why the title of school counselor matters.

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Efficient Educators: Using autoCrat to take the tedium out of school counseling and teaching

Efficient Educators: Using autoCrat to take the tedium out of school counseling and teaching

…I like to spend time teaching you new tech tools but also help you, school counselors and educators, use your time, expertise and energy efficiently. This video will help you learn how to use 100% free tools in Google Drive with Forms, Sheets, Docs and an Add-In called AutoCrat to create self-filling forms that can automatically share PDF copies with a set group of people to make for easy print outs, filing and more….