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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?
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
- EHS School Counseling Weebly – Resources for school counselors including their ASCA presentation & youtube video
- For High School Counselors – Top 124 Pinterest Boards for School Counselors (and non-school counselors)
- Guarding Kids – Dr. Russell Sabella‘s work on technology & safety. This site is full or resources, including handouts, powerpoints, and lessons.
- Hatching Results – Trish Hatch has some amazing resources online from her latest book, The Use of Data in School Counseling.
- JC Shakespeare – List of resources to help sell Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in your school
- Lessons Earned – Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. “Transforming the lives of children living in
urban poverty through better health and education”
- MA Social Media – Ashley Garth & Ross Wolfson presented this at the MASCA conference – great info about social media & PLN
- My Voice – Student surveys to assess the 8 conditions that can make a difference and impact the school climate
- #NotatASCA14 chat – This google doc has info collected during and for the #NotatASCA14 chat that took place on July 1.
- Passionate High School Counselor – Charity Dodd has created a list of resources by using tweets of those attending #ASCA14 (day 1 & day 2)
- Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support – this website offers tons of resources and ideas to support a PBIS program in your school
- Ryan VanKampen: Today in School – he is posting his notes on sessions he attended on his blog.
- SCOPE – Danielle Schultz & Erin Mason‘s ASCA14 Presentation on Using Twitter
- School Counselors Space – Franciene Sabens notes from todays sessions
- Start Here. Go Places – A student-focused website on exploring accounting careers
- Symbaloo – a website to help organize important websites so you can access them quickly
- Symbaloo for School Counselors – tons of resources at your fingertips on this symbaloo.
- WVHS Career Connections – high school with a strong career program
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
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
Veracity Matters – a character education program
- “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!
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