Information for Administrators and District Directors from ASCA

“Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, career development and social/emotional development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.” - Read more and view the list of helpful documents from ASCA here: Information for Administrators and District Directors from ASCA

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NACAC Special Projects Grant

Special project grants awarded through NACAC’s Imagine Grant program provide financial support for projects that serve students or the college admission profession. Special projects may include, but are not limited to, launching an advocacy program, hosting a professional development workshop, or developing a new publication.

Grants can help cover the expenses associated with the development and implementation of special projects. Allowable expenses include design, printing, postage, venue rental, audio-visual equipment, transportation, event food, etc.

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Standing Out on Social Media to Connect, Promote, and Advocate with School Counseling

Many stakeholders do not have a full comprehension of what school counselors do, what is available to them within the school counseling programs, and how school counselors impact student achievement. Thus, school counselors are tasked with advocating for our programs by promoting the who, what, when, where, why, and how of our programs with stakeholders.

Read more in “Standing Out on Social Media to Connect, Promote, and Advocate with School Counseling” by Laura Ross

Read online in LINK for Counselors (pg 21-22) - Click here.

Read as PDF.

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The Parent’s and Educator’s Guide to Combating Online Hate Speech

The Parent’s and Educator’s Guide to Combating Online Hate Speech
”This guide is aimed, in part, at parents and educators, seeking to prevent children under their care from experiencing or engaging in hate speech as well as dealing with it in healthy ways when they encounter it. But it’s not just for child caregivers. Hate speech can affect people of any age, including adults, which is why we’re also recommending this guide for affected adults, law enforcement, the medical/mental health community, clergy and anyone else dealing with the impact of hate speech.”

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NJDOE SEL Modules for Educators

On August 9, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation to require all New Jersey public schools to include mental health instruction for students in kindergarten through grade 12, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.

On October 17, the NJDOE announced the release of the first SEL Module for Educators to assist schools in delivering this information. This module, which is the first of six to be released, is designed for any school professional to deliver the content. As many districts will place at least some of the responsibility of delivering this content on School Counselors, we want to ensure you are aware of this resource.

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Fall for Ed Tech with Five Free Tech Tools to Foster Engagement

What were your goals for the new school year? Less time on paperwork and grading? Collect data and assess student growth more efficiently? Stretch your budget with free resources? It’s not too late to make those dreams a reality! There are several free educational technology tools that can help every educator to achieve their goals!

https://www.linkforcounselors.com/fall-for-ed-tech-with-five-free-tech-tools-to-foster-engagement/

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Michelle Obama to guide students through first year of college in new YouTube series

The first year of college can be stressful, scary, and overwhelming, but this video guide is here to set you up for success. From creating smart study habits to building a support system, it’s got all the college tips a freshman needs to calm those nerves. A Student’s Guide to Your First Year of College is a crash course for first-year students, offering tools to help you succeed in college. This playlist will help you: Learn how to pay for college Build a budget while at school Live on your own for the first time Build a community Find mentors to support you Teach you mental health and wellness tools to stay balanced at school Achieve academic success

In the trailer, Obama described the 10-episode learning playlist, called "A Student’s Guide to Your First Year of College," as a "crash course on how to succeed in the month ahead."

She added that the series will teach students about topics including time and money management, personal wellness, the importance of mentors and peers and concepts helpful for class.

The guide is a collaboration between Obama's Reach Higher education initiative, YouTube Originals and NowThis. 

Click here for playlist.

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