Needham, MA (PRWEB) August 07, 2013- CollegeWeekLive, one of the most respected resources for college admissions, today announced a complimentary continuing education series tailored to the needs of counselors who work with high school students on college readiness. The complimentary live online video series, which takes place on Thursday August 8th, Thursday September 26th, and Thursday October 17th, offers practical advice and real-world case studies to help counselors tackle the latest questions and concerns students have on college admissions. Counselors can earn continuing education units (CEUs) and can tune in to the series from school or home.
With more than 1.5 million students registered, CollegeWeekLive helps students and colleges stay connected throughout the admissions process through live text and video chats as well as informative videos that address topics such as test prep, college applications and financial aid. "This continuing education series is a natural extension of our expertise," said Robert Rosenbloom, President and CEO of CollegeWeekLive. "We are able to equip counselors with the education and resources they need to help their students prepare for higher education."
The three event series covers college financial aid, resources and aid for undocumented students and tips on leveraging social media to engage students. The National Board of Certified Counselors has approved each of these programs for continuing education credit.
Additional details include:
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT: "National Training for Counselors & Mentors" (.15 CEU available)
Presenting: A Panel of Speakers from the U.S. Department of Education 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 so they can help their students. After the training, participants will receive ongoing information and support.
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:30 – 7:30 pm EDT: "Supporting Dreamers" (.10 CEU available)
Presenting: Carlos Castellanos, Jr., Field Organizer, United We DREAM (UWD); Jose Arreola, Director of Outreach and Organizing, Multicultural Center of Santa Clara University
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 available to undocumented students, as well as insights into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, UCLA IDEAS, and Educators for Fair Consideration programs that enable students to afford higher education.
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT: "College Readiness in the Facebook Era" (.10 CEU available)
Presenting: Darrell Sampson, MA, LPC, NCC, School Counselor, South County High School, Lorton VA
How can high school counselors and advisors use students' fixation with social media to foster college readiness? In this session, CollegeWeekLive shares proven practices for using social media to create open and effective communications with students and parents. Participants will learn how to create an engaging Facebook page, use Twitter more effectively, and start a counselor blog.
To register at no cost, visit http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com/CEU . If you have questions, please contact Support(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com.