This self-paced, foundational program offers two-and-a-half hours of lively, engaging learning. It’s a comprehensive introduction to a subject that grows more important every day.
Financial Aid 101 includes seven easy-to-use learning modules packed with information on subjects like loans, grants, scholarships and work study available from public and private sources. The program features informative graphics and videos, as well as occasional quizzes to help you measure your progress.
Developed for entry-level professionals in either the counseling or admission field, this interactive course tackles the fundamental concepts and best practices on which you can build your professional knowledge base, expand your current skill set, and help further your career.
Learn More: https://www.nacacnet.org/professional-development/elearning/
Professional development for member states; series of online training modules with focus on low-income families/first-generation college students
Online searchable database of research publications with focus on college access for underserved/disadvantaged students. Topics include Articulation and Transfer, College Readiness, College Access Programs, Underserved Students and Special Populations
Curricula training manual for counselors and others who work with underrepresented and underserved students (grades 7-12). Sections include resources for middle school, early high school, and late high school.
A “comprehensive systemic approach helps school counselors inspire and prepare students for college success and opportunity — especially students from underrepresented populations. The Eight Components build aspirations and social capital, offer enriching activities, foster rigorous academic preparation, encourage early college planning, and guide students and families through the college admission and financial aid processes.”
Resources for low income,first generation, and minority students including mailings, messaging, and campaigns to help them apply for the right colleges.
2010 Framework – A “comprehensive systemic approach to help school counselors inspire and prepare students for college success and opportunity — especially students from underrepresented populations.”
Pocket Guide to implement college and career ready reforms including examples of state and and district-level innovations.
As the United States continues getting more multicultural, it’s more important than ever to develop your cultural competence. Focus on select components of the ASCA National Model to create an organized space within which to think about infusing cultural competence at your school. Learn practical steps toward becoming a culturally competent school counselor.
Training opportunities that can be brought directly to your location, available to ASCA members. ASCA can offer CEUs to all workshop attendees.
Topics offered include:
ASCA National Model training
RAMP Up Your School Counseling Program
Academic Counseling: Enhancing Motivation to Achieve
Data-Driven School Counseling: A Practitioner’s Blueprint
Dealing With High-Risk Students and Families
The Legal and Ethical Complications of Working with Minors in Schools
Management, Data, and Accountability
School Counseling Programs: How To
Technology Boot Camp: The World Wide Web for School Counselors
Using Data to Impact Student Achievement
Improving Intercultural Competence: School Counselors in Increasingly Multicultural Schools
Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools