Professional Development

 School Counselors are often challenged with having the flexibility in their schedules to take advantage of professional development opportunities.  School Closures due to COVID-19 have provided a challenge for school counselors to virtually design their school counseling programs to ensure that our students, parents and staff receive the support they need during this difficult time.  CASC and WSCA have pulled together various professional development resources that we believe will be useful to school counselors during this difficult time.   

*Key Educational Resources for Virtual School Counseling

*School Counseling from a Distance: Supporting Our Students During COVID-19

*School Counseling from a Distance: Supporting Our Students During COVID-19

 Participants will learn virtual school counseling ASCA ethical guidelines, benefits and limitations, tech tools to utilize, suicide prevention, and strategies for self-care. They will gain access to a wealth of resources that include sample video conferencing and group norms, school counseling program messaging, check-in form, needs assessment, counseling referral, virtual lessons, websites, and professional development opportunities.   


Speaker(s) : Lezya Weglarz, Counselor, Rebecca Pianta, Ed.D., Coordinator, Beatrice Nguyen, Counselor

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*School Counseling from a Distance: Supporting Our Students During COVID-19

*School Counseling from a Distance: Supporting Our Students During COVID-19

*School Counseling from a Distance: Supporting Our Students During COVID-19

 Brian Coleman shared his insights on how to support students’ academic, college/career, and social-emotional needs when schools are closed or have moved to online instruction. Brian stressed the importance of having a strategy first before diving in. Important things to consider are the legal and ethical issues involved, school district policies, and what technology tools your students have access to. 


Speaker(s) :  Brian Coleman, 2019 ASCA School Counselor of the Year  

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*Teaching Online

*School Counseling from a Distance: Supporting Our Students During COVID-19

*School Counseling in an Online World

 In Teaching Online, we will walk you step-by-step through the entire process of launching and facilitating an online course. With straight to the point videos and resources, you'll have your online course up and running in no time so that you can lead an engaging virtual classroom. 

 

Speaker(s) : Leading Equity Center  

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*School Counseling in an Online World

*How to Create a Climate of Care During Remote Learning

*School Counseling in an Online World

 Discover how school counselors can transition to an online setting during uncharted times. Explore essential virtual components and discuss ways to mirror your school counseling program in an online setting.  


Speaker(s) : Barron Whited is certified as a K–12 school counselor

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*How to Create a Climate of Care During Remote Learning

*How to Create a Climate of Care During Remote Learning

*How to Create a Climate of Care During Remote Learning

 Participants will learn best practices and tools to connect with your students virtually. 


Speaker(s) : Challenge Success at Stanford 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

ASCA U Specialist Trainings

The Use of Data in School Counseling

The Use of Data in School Counseling

  Whether you are new to the field or have years of experience, an ASCA Specialist designation from ASCA U can help you further master important school counseling-related subject areas. 


Speaker(s) : Various

Audience : All 

Free or Cost : March 17–May 15, 2020, Specialist trainings are $29 for members (regularly $99) and $49 for nonmembers (regularly $249). 

The Use of Data in School Counseling

The Use of Data in School Counseling

The Use of Data in School Counseling

 The online courses deep dive into The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession textbook. 


Speaker(s) : Dr. Trish Hatch 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free until April 17. 10-15 hours each course to complete  

The Hatching Results Podcast

The Use of Data in School Counseling

Solution Focused Connection: School Counseling Online!

Dr. Trish Hatch shares school counselor experiences using data to improve programs, practices and the profession of school counseling. 


Speaker(s) : Felipe Zañartu, Dr. Trish Hatch

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free  

Solution Focused Connection: School Counseling Online!

Solution Focused Connection: School Counseling Online!

Solution Focused Connection: School Counseling Online!

This is a seminar featuring ways that school counselors, teachers and administrators can use the Solution Focused approach to engage and motivate students when working online, or face to face. The webinar features simple, easy to follow ideas to use immediately.

 

Speaker(s): Linda Metcalf, M.Ed., Ph.D. 

Audience:  School Counselors, School Psychologists, Teachers, Administrators & more

Free or Cost:  Free

Website:  http://metcalfconsulting.org/ 

*Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Solution Focused Connection: School Counseling Online!

*Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

  This 4 part webinar series will describe how to organize your virtual school counseling program within an MTSS framework and includes topics such as crisis, grief and reintegration. 


Speaker(s) : Dr. Emily Goodman-Scott, Dr. Jake Olsen, Dr. Jennifer Betters-Bubon & Dr. Peg Donohue 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*Legal & Ethical Concerns

*Ethical Considerations- School Counseling in a Virtual Setting Part 2

*Ethical Considerations- School Counseling in a Virtual Setting Part 1

 Participants will learn about virtual confidentiality and informed consent, crisis response, and establishing boundaries. 

 

Speaker(s) :  Stacy Eslick 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*Ethical Considerations- School Counseling in a Virtual Setting Part 1

*Ethical Considerations- School Counseling in a Virtual Setting Part 2

*Ethical Considerations- School Counseling in a Virtual Setting Part 1

 During natural disasters and crises such as COVID-19, schools may need to move to a virtual setting. Participants will learn about the legal and ethical issues that can arise when conducting your school counseling program in an online world, both in emergency cases and in regular practice.  

 

Speaker(s) :  Carolyn Stone, Ed.D., Wendy Rock, Ph.D., Tracy Steele, Ph.D.

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*Ethical Considerations- School Counseling in a Virtual Setting Part 2

*Ethical Considerations- School Counseling in a Virtual Setting Part 2

*Ethical Considerations- School Counseling in a Virtual Setting Part 2

 In Part 2, participants will learn more about the legal and ethical issues that can arise when conducting your school counseling program in an online world, both in emergency cases and in regular practice, and hear the answers to your frequently asked questions.  

 

Speaker(s) :  Carolyn Stone, Ed.D., Wendy Rock, Ph.D., Tracy Steele, Ph.D.

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*Supporting You Supporting Students: Tools for the Challenging Time

Social Emotional, Behavioral Health and Trauma in Schools Self-pace Trainings

*Supporting You Supporting Students: Tools for the Challenging Time

 The webinar series highlight practices, programs, and policies to strengthen student supports in the midst of school closures. This series of webinars will address some of the adjustments necessary to ensure students are receiving mental health support in the midst of the recent challenges. 

 

Speaker(s) :  Mayra E. Alvarez, Leora Wolf-Prusan, Susan K. Coats, Vivien Villaverde,

 Monica Nepomuceno, Marlon Morgan 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

Date: April 16, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

*Supporting your Seniors Social and Emotional Well Being

Social Emotional, Behavioral Health and Trauma in Schools Self-pace Trainings

*Supporting You Supporting Students: Tools for the Challenging Time

 Supporting seniors well-being 

Participants will learn about ideas and resources to support seniors. 

 

Speaker(s) :  Mindy Willard,  School Counseling Coordinator, Christine Voice, High School Counselor  

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

Social Emotional, Behavioral Health and Trauma in Schools Self-pace Trainings

Social Emotional, Behavioral Health and Trauma in Schools Self-pace Trainings

Social Emotional, Behavioral Health and Trauma in Schools Self-pace Trainings

 Each training is composed of easy-to-follow videos on key topics related to social-emotional learning and behavioral health in schools such as tools for the classroom, supports for students, managing crises, connecting families with services, and more. 

 

Speaker(s) :   Various   

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

Mental Health, SEL, Trauma & Safety Online Training Materials

Mental Health, SEL, Trauma & Safety Online Training Materials

Social Emotional, Behavioral Health and Trauma in Schools Self-pace Trainings

 A series of webinars related to Mental Health, SEL, Trauma & Safety. 

 

Speaker(s) :  Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Student Services/Prevention & Wellness Team 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*Coping with COVID

Mental Health, SEL, Trauma & Safety Online Training Materials

Trauma Informed Resilient Schools

 Training videos on how to help kids with anxiety during COVID-19 

 

Speaker(s) : Lawrence Rubin, PhD, Child Psychologist, Shala Nicely, LPC 

Anastasia Piatakhina Giré, an expert in online & cross-cultural therapy 

Audience :  Elementary, Middle

Free or Cost :  Free 

Trauma Informed Resilient Schools

Mental Health, SEL, Trauma & Safety Online Training Materials

Trauma Informed Resilient Schools

 Participants will understand the underlying traumatic roots of behavior, as well as the key components necessary to allow students to flourish. 

 

Speaker(s) :  Dr. Soma 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free: use coupon code "TRAUMAINFORMED" 

*Community Chat: Supporting Solidarity for School Counselors During COVID-19

*Community Chat: Supporting Solidarity for School Counselors During COVID-19

*Community Chat: Supporting Solidarity for School Counselors During COVID-19

 As counselors consider and search for resources for interventions to combat the psychological impacts of isolation, school closures, anxieties, and stress students are facing in response to COVID-19, the importance of community cannot be stressed enough! Participants are invited to join a webinar where concerns and resources are shared as a community during this time.  

 

Speaker(s) : Regina Edwards, Director of Guidance at an international school in Kobe, Japan 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

Tele-health for Mental Health Professionals- 12 hour course

*Community Chat: Supporting Solidarity for School Counselors During COVID-19

*Community Chat: Supporting Solidarity for School Counselors During COVID-19

 Participants will learn benefits and risks, legal and ethical concerns, procedures and best practices you need to know to get started and while protecting your professional liability, and demonstrations of the technology options and strategies for how to use them effectively. 

 

Speaker(s) : Joni Gilbertson, Licensed clinical professional counselor 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free: use coupon code TELEFREE 

Supporting Grieving Students in Schools

*Community Chat: Supporting Solidarity for School Counselors During COVID-19

*Mental Health During School Closures Webinars

 These training modules will help school staff understand the experience of the grieving student and presents practical suggestions about how school staff can initiate the conversation and offer support to the grieving student. 

 

Speaker(s) :  Colation  

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*Mental Health During School Closures Webinars

*Mental Health During School Closures Webinars

*Mental Health During School Closures Webinars

 During this two part series, participants will learn the mental health needs of students during school closures and how to support them in times of crisis. 

 

Speaker(s) : Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Mental Health Team 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*PBIS Webinars

*Mental Health During School Closures Webinars

*COVID-19 Community Speaker Series

 These webinars series will provide resources, and conversations for virtual and physical classrooms to create positive school climates. 


Speaker(s) :   Various 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*COVID-19 Community Speaker Series

*Mental Health During School Closures Webinars

*COVID-19 Community Speaker Series

 The UCLA Pritzker Center COVID-19 Community Speaker Series explores a range of topics impacting children and families due novel coronavirus. 

 

Speaker(s) : Various  

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*My distance set up and better Google Forms

*My distance set up and better Google Forms

*My distance set up and better Google Forms

 This episode focuses on my digital setup and some quick ways to be get better at Google Forms.

 

Speaker(s) : Jeff Ream  

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*Technology Toolbox

*My distance set up and better Google Forms

*My distance set up and better Google Forms

 In these series of webinars, participants will learn how to drag and drop in Google Slides, how to use Canva, a graphic design platform, Screencastify, a screen recorder that allows you to record, edit, and share videos from your computer and Pear Deck, an add-on for Google Slides that allows you to create interactive slides.  

 

Speaker(s) :  Various  

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

Google Certified Educator

*My distance set up and better Google Forms

*How to Use Google Hangouts

 Participants will learn how to integrate Google into their classroom.  

 

Speaker(s) : Google 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*How to Use Google Hangouts

*How to Use Google Hangouts

*How to Use Google Hangouts

 This video tutorial will provide an overview of how to use Google Hangouts. Learn to communicate in Google Hangouts through text messages, calling and video chat 

 

Speaker(s) : Jamie Keet 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*How to Setup Zoom

*How to Use Google Hangouts

*How to Setup Calendly

  This video tutorial will provide an overview of how to use Zoom for teaching. 

 

Speaker(s) : Jamie Keet 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

*How to Setup Calendly

*How to Use Google Hangouts

*How to Setup Calendly

Learn an easy, free tool to make scheduling professional, quick, and precise every time – learn how to set and use your free account in less than 8 minutes. 


Speaker(s) : Christie Bilbrey

Audience : All

*How to Setup Screen Record with Screencastify

*How to Setup Screen Record with Screencastify

*How to Setup Screen Record with Screencastify

  Learn how to use the free version of Screencastify to create your own screen recordings or screencasts. Screencastify is a Google Chrome Extension that makes it easy and simple to record your screen. 


Speaker(s) : Technology Instructor

Audience : All

*Keeping Counseling Interesting with Canva

 Learn how to feel like a real graphic designer without any of the practice or training using Canva. 

Speaker(s) : Jeff Ream

Audience : All


*How To Setup A Google Voice Account

 This video tutorial will review how to set-up a Free Google Voice Account.  

Speaker(s) :  Dusty Porter 

Audience : All

* How to Setup Google Classroom

 Learn how to use the new Google Classroom as a learning management system to teach a class of students.  

 Speaker(s) : Technology Instructor 

Audience : All

*How to Setup EdPuzzle to Create Video Lessons

 Learn how to use Edpuzzle, an easy-to-use platform where you can make any video your lesson and create formative assessments.  

Speaker(s) :  Rouce Huffer 

Audience : All

College Access and Success: New Research on Statewide College Outcomes & District Approaches for:

College Access and Success: New Research on Statewide College Outcomes & District Approaches for:

College Access and Success: New Research on Statewide College Outcomes & District Approaches for:

 In this seminar, participants will learn about California's college readiness metrics and new statewide data on college persistence and completion. In addition, participants will learn about the efforts of several public school districts to improve postsecondary access and success for all students, and to close persistent gaps. 

 

Speaker(s) : Kramer Cohen, Alexandra Hurtt, Michal Kurleander, Jenny Singh

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

High School Webinar series

College Access and Success: New Research on Statewide College Outcomes & District Approaches for:

College Access and Success: New Research on Statewide College Outcomes & District Approaches for:

 These monthly webinars will provide participants with current information and useful tools to guide students interested in the University of California.

 

Speaker(s) :  Various 

Audience :  High School

Free or Cost :  Free  

The Role of the School Counselor in Promoting Cybersecurity Career Opportunities

College Access and Success: New Research on Statewide College Outcomes & District Approaches for:

The Role of the School Counselor in Promoting Cybersecurity Career Opportunities

 This webinar will share how school counselors work with students in an elementary, middle, and high school setting; how they stay informed of workforce trends, employer needs, and career possibilities; and how they ensure that they have the knowledge and skills they need to guide students into a variety of career pathways. 


Speaker(s) :  Jill Cook, Dr. Samantha Haviland, Nwakaego Oriji, Amy Dauble-Madigan

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

Date:  April 15, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

*School Counseling Supervision in a Virtual World

Innovative Strategies for Clinical Practice in Challenging Times

Innovative Strategies for Clinical Practice in Challenging Times

 Participants will learn how to provide supervision virtually.  

 

Speaker(s) : Jaimie Stickl Haugen, Sebrina Welch 

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free 

Innovative Strategies for Clinical Practice in Challenging Times

Innovative Strategies for Clinical Practice in Challenging Times

Innovative Strategies for Clinical Practice in Challenging Times

 A panel of experts from across specialty areas will discuss innovative strategies for clinical education in the face of challenging times. They will discuss ways their programs have responded to clinical work in the face of COVID-19, and share resources that may be able to support programs in considering their clinical training, using the resources currently available to their programs. 

 

Speaker(s) :  Dr. Kris Goodrich, Dr. Heather Ambrose, Dr. Casey Barrio Minton, Dr. Natoya Haskins, Dr. Sandi Logan, Dr. Erin Mason

Audience : All 

Free or Cost :  Free