“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 ASCARead More
For many parents and guardians, particularly those who have not been to college, it's difficult to know where to start. Below are a few easy-to-use resources to help families support their students through the college application process.
Download helpful resources in English and Spanish at https://www.commonapp.org/family.
Learn more about Reach Higher at https://www.reachhigher.org.Read More
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.Read More
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 RossRead More
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.”
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.Read More
Kean University, SANS CyberStart, Likeable STEM, The New Jersey School Counselor Association, and The National Center for Women & Information Technology invite NJ school counselors to join us for a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity!
Register: bit.ly/C4CNJKEANregistrationRead More
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!Read More
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.Read More
Thank you for joining us at the NJSCA 2019 Fall Conference!Read More
“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.”Read More
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.Read More