Counselors for Computing PD at Kean University 1/17/20
"Tackling the Fear of Financial Aid" - Sweety Patel
Top Tech Tools for School Counselors
”The Financial Aid process can be very tricky, but the answers are out there and staying abreast of the changes is an education both for our students and families as well as for ourselves.”
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NJSCA School Counselor of the Year: Jill Marie Kuppel
"School counselors are facing an increasing number of responsibilities, and technology can help streamline your practice to fulfill your professional responsibilities more efficiently and effectively."
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NJSCA 2019 Fall Conference
Stress in college students for 2019: (how to cope)
Jill Marie Kuppel is the 2019 New Jersey School Counselor of the Year. She will attend the American School Counselor Association Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. in February 2020.
NJSCA wishes Jill Marie Kuppel all the best as she competes for the National School Counselor of the Year award.
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Michelle Obama to guide students through first year of college in new YouTube series
“In college, stress is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to dominate your life. Do your best to understand what kind of stress you’re feeling, what’s causing it, and how you can respond to it productively. By addressing your stress in a healthy way, you are doing all that you can to make the most of your college education.”
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Educator Self-Care September Calendar
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.
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In National Ranking of School Systems, a New State Is On Top
Action for Happiness has monthly free educator self-care calendars. Download September’s calendar today!
National School Counseling Week Feb 3 - 7, 2020
New Jersey takes the top spot in the newly released "Quality Counts 2019," the 23rd annual report card of state education systems issued by the Education Week Research Center.
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Back-to-School Resources from ASCA
National School Counseling Week 2020, "School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans," will be celebrated from Feb. 3-7, 2020, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.
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Fast Facts: Back to School Stats from the National Center for Education Statistics
The start of a new school year is always a busy time. To help you hit the ground running, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) pulled together a number of resources for you to use at back-to-school nights and in other meetings. You're welcome to reprint/use any of these documents without requesting special permission from ASCA.
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ASCA National Model Webinar Series
FREE Digital Citizenship/Cybersecurity lessons for ALL grade levels!
It’s back to school time—what do we know about our nation’s students and schools?
Across the country, hallways and classrooms are full of activity as students head back to school for the 2019–20 academic year. Each year, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) compiles some back-to-school facts and figures that give a snapshot of our schools and colleges for the coming year. Scroll through below to learn more.
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The Cyber A.C.E.S. – Activities in Cybersecurity Education for Students – program aims to demystify cybersecurity through interactive learning, equipping kids ages 5 to 15 with an understanding of how to protect their digital future.
Cyber A.C.E.S. provides the cybersecurity basics students need to have safer online experiences and become good digital citizens. Lessons are designed so they can be facilitated by anyone, regardless of their knowledge level, with each module tailored to a specific age group.
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