Counselors

Our goal is to provide counselors with valuable resources and insight to help their students get on the right path to a rewarding college experience. These informative sessions will combine practical advice and real-world examples to tackle the latest questions, concerns, and opportunities that high school counselors face every day. Counselors can view these sessions On Demand and earn contact hours towards professional development for free.

Hispanic Students - The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2014

October 22 @ 1PM EST / 10AM PST

Hispanic students’ aspirations towards a post-secondary degree are higher than ever, but recent findings suggest that many of these young people will face academic challenges after leaving high school. In this informative webinar, we’ll share powerful opportunities for improvement in college and career readiness. Juan Garcia from ACT, Inc. will discuss the new numbers for the graduating class of 2014, how these numbers compare to the prior year, and what tools and resources are available to assist students, their families, and educators.

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National Training for Counselors and Mentors: Academic Year 2015-2016

Now On Demand

National Training for Counselors and Mentors (NT4CM) covers how to support students and their families in preparing financially for college. In this course, professional trainers will provide comprehensive up-to-date information regarding federal and state student aid programs, scholarship searches, and financial aid fraud. Participants learn how to access free resources such as fact sheets, brochures, and PowerPoint presentations to help them help their students. After the training, participants will receive ongoing information and support.

This program was approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

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Understanding the NCAA Process

Now On Demand

In this informative session, the high school administrator will learn more about their role in helping prospective student athletes achieve NCAA initial eligibility standards. A wide variety of topics will be covered, including general initial eligibility rules, the ins and outs of student registration, and how to use the High School Portal.

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STEM Condition Report

Now On Demand

We will be highlighting our initial STEM Condition Report. In this report, we take a detailed look at the expressed and measured interest of students in STEM majors and occupations and align that data with their aptitudes in Science and Math. We have also developed a STEM categorization which helps parents, educators, STEM Councils, as well as business and industry leaders, focus on the strengths of current programs and initiatives.

This program was approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

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Supporting LGBT students through the College Admissions Process

Now On Demand

For LGBTQ youth, applying and transitioning to college can be a difficult process – finding supportive campuses and being able to open up about oneself in the application can be emotionally difficult. This presentation allows counselors to guide students in figuring out supportive and safe campuses and exploring resources that will continue to nurture their development.

This program was approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

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I'm Ready for College, but Can't Find My Backpack

Now On Demand

This session will review and teach some executive functioning strategies and key areas of support that can help students with learning differences, such as ADHD and with Autism Spectrum Disorders transition successfully to college and will:

  • Assist with understanding how a lack of strong executive functioning is a major reason why students fail in high school and college.
  • Teach some executive functioning strategies that can help this growing population transition successfully to college.
  • Present some effective intervention strategies to help students succeed.

This program was approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

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The Condition of College and Career Readiness of First Generation Students

Now On Demand

College and career readiness among 2013 first generation students who took the ACT test shows slow but steady improvement, particularly in the key areas of math and science, according to ACT's yearly report, The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2013. This has occurred as the number of first gen test-takers continues to dramatically increase. This session will review the findings of the newly released 2013 report and discuss the changes from the 2012 report.

This program was approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

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Counseling Students About Financial Aid

Now On-Demand

Join us for this session to get information and resources from the U.S. Department of Education that you can use to effectively provide financial aid information to high school students. A brief overview of the FAFSA process will be provided as well as a discussion of the Department's recently launched Federal Student Aid Toolkit website.

This program was approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

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College Readiness in the Facebook Era

Now On-Demand

How can high school counselors and advisors use students' fixation with social media to foster college readiness? In this session, we'll share proven practices for using social media to create more open and effective communication with students and parents. Participants will learn how to create an engaging Facebook page, use Twitter more effectively, and start a counselor blog.

This program was approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

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Supporting Dreamers

Now On-Demand

In this timely session, attendees will gain step-by-step advice to help undocumented students realize their college dreams. This includes gaining an understanding of financial aid info and finding scholarships associated with undocumented students, as well as insights into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, UCLA IDEAS, and Educators for Fair Consideration programs that give students a way to afford higher education.

This program was approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

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