The Spirited School Counselor


Leave a comment

Notes from the ASCA Conference: Day 3

Day 3(from home) (1)

Disclosure of material connection: Some of the links in the post below are “affiliated links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item I will receive a small commission. With that said, I only recommend items that I have found useful as a school counselor and educator. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Here is the last installment of my #NotatASCA14 Notes. Enjoy!


 

1

  • Teaching Students to Recognize & Report Sexual Abuse powerpoint from ASCA14
  • Download other ASCA14 handouts from the ASCA app

5


6

  • Common Sense Media – “We rate, educate, and advocate for kids, families, and schools”
  • Erin’s Law – “to teach children: ‘Tell on anyone who even tries to touch your private parts.”‘
  • The Great Kindness Challenge – There are 2 challenges – global and school. One week a year schools work on the great kindness challenge together. Find everything you need on their website.
  • NICCS: National Initiative for Cyber-security Careers & Studies – Educator resources to help teach students about cyber safety
  • Free: Role Models to Promote Respect & Bullying Prevention – Elementary School Counselor spreads the word on her blog about how to get a free speaker to your school.
  • School Counseling by Heart – a number of awesome resources about teaching students about sexual abuse reporting

2

 

Powerful statement:

Social media we should be aware of:

 

From an ASCA session on using bibliotherapy:

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

cropped-untitled-design2.png

 

 

 

 

 

Follow on Bloglovin and on Twitter @ElizabethVASC

Advertisements


Leave a comment

#ASCA14 Conference Notes: Day 2

Disclosure of material connection: Some of the links in the post below are “affiliated links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item I will receive a small commission. With that said, I only recommend items that I have found useful as a school counselor and educator. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Untitled design (8)As you may know I did not attend the ASCA conference in Orlando, Florida this year. I was glued to twitter and soaking in as much as I could without being actually present during the sessions. Below is my list of resources I learned about and heard about on day 2 of the conference. You may notice that there are a few less here then there were on Day 1. I think its because everyone, myself included, was so excited, inspired, uplifted, and overjoyed by the First Lady’s remarks that morning. I know I was! Even so, there are a lot of things here that I really excited about. What has been your favorite new resource from ASCA14? 


 

1

Attachment Styles at the Workplace – article shared during a school climate ASCA session

Career planning mini-guide for high school students

NCAA pdf on probability of competing in post-high school sports

Powerpoint on Branding & marketing your school counseling program

Powerpoint on PBIS from ASCA14

Powerpoint on Interventions to support anxious students

The Race – a poem read by keynote speaker Stedman Graham


2


3

The 50th Law by 50 Cent & Robert Greene – use this book, which looks at the life of Curtis Jackson (rapper 50 cent) and his ability to overcome adverse situations, for classroom or group lessons

Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner – this book is also an unexpected, but great, resource for creating engaging classroom lessons

The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession by Trish Hatch – this book provides practical advice on how to collect, incorporate, and utilize data in a school counseling program.

You Can Make It Happen: A Nine Step Plan for Success by Stedman Graham – keynote speaker at #ASCA14


4

Bitly – shorten url links instantly and collect stats on the number of times the bitly is being clicked. It also keeps all of the bitly urls you create in a searchable list.

Comfort Boxes – Pinterest expressive art therapy idea

Kahoot – an online way to collect data by having students take surveys and quizzes through their site. You can include pictures and videos too.

Poll Everywhere – awesome tool to use with students, staff or parents during lessons or presentations. Collect data and ensuring comprehension at the same time!

#scchat Twitter Chats – 1st Tuesday of every month chat with school counselors from around the world on twitter

The Leader in Me – This is a program that is based on the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for students.

Veracity Matters – a character education program


5

Assessing Data and Be Accountable #asca14pic.twitter.com/nAwZYtTsgi — matthew berry (@1wildcounselor) July 1, 2014


6

  • “The greatest fear people have is of being themselves” awesome quote from a book by 50 cent! Great ideas for lessons! #asca14 — Kelli Isamat (@McIsamat) July 1, 2014
  • We need to work on the school culture, for both students and staff. Don’t forget about your staff #ASCA14#SCCHAT — Ryan VanKampen (@TheRVK) July 1, 2014
  • Find collaborators, review data, create a plan and LISTEN to your stakeholders, parents, students, teachers, community, etc. #ASCA14 #Lead — Chris Wood (@ChrisWood415) July 1, 2014
  • Big day at Conference Learning about school climate need a flow chart of staff structure; have a STAFF CELEBRATION committee #ASCA14 — Mary Beth McCormac (@mbmccormac) July 1, 2014
  • Use a video game clip instead of a movie clip if you want to draw boys/gamers in when you want to emphasize an issue in CR guidance. #asca14 — Keith McMillin (@McMillinMEd) July 1, 2014

 

Look for Day 3 of ASCA Resources soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

cropped-untitled-design.png


1 Comment

FLOTUS joins ASCA

Untitled design (7)Watching the First Lady speak at the American School Counselor Association conference was amazing. Granted, I wasn’t there but you know I was in front of the computer watching the live stream. I am sure I am not alone in feeling like, “Wow she gets it. She gets what school counselors are all about and what we hope to achieve.” She was a wonderful speaker. I can only imagine the energy that was in the room while she was there.

Earlier this week Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education, sent a letter that also supports school counselors and our profession. Its been a great week for school counselors!

Since I was tweeting like crazy during her speech I thought I would share some of my favorites, as well as some of my own, using storify:

No surprise: The First Lady made the news! You can see a few clips of her speech here too. Michelle Obama’s visit to ASCA was also featured in the Huffington Post.

Thanks for stopping by!

cropped-untitled-design2.png