FSCA eNews Update
|Advocacy for FSCA|
|The Florida School Counselor Association Day on
the Hill was quite successful. The FSCA delegation was able to hold
meetings with Senators Detert and Richter as well as Representatives
Eagle, Hudson, Caldwell, Fitzenhagen, Roberson, and Rodrigues. The main
focus of our meetings was to advance understanding and solicit support
of the Student Failure Prevention Act.
Here is the latest:
The FSCA Bill was heard in the Senate Education Committee on 04/01/13, 3:15 pm, 412 Knott Building. You can watch the replay online by clicking here (an edited version of the bill was heard in the first 5 minutes). Right now, FSCA is working with our legislative consultant and various legislators to (a) negotiate the most comprehensive and effective bill possible and (b) keep the bill moving forward.
We need your help now more than ever to get the word out via email, phone, and fax. Go here to get a template that you can use.
Help parents and guardians do the same by visiting this page.
Track the bills:
SB 154: Certified School Counselors
HB 801: Certified School Counselors
In other news, the President has signed the Appropriations Package Including ESSCP for Fiscal Year 2013. Read more here.
|2013 Annual FSCA Convention|
|Program Proposals: FSCA is now accepting proposals for 90
minute breakout sessions through a link on the FSCA website (click
here). Also, at a later date, FSCA will solicit poster
presentation proposals from graduate students via communication with
each university school counselor education program liaison.
Professional Development Recognition Nomination: FSCA is committed to recognizing the outstanding work done by School Counselors, Administrators, and Advocates of the School Counseling profession. FSCA recognizes School Counselors and other individuals who excel in promoting and facilitating the role of School Counselors in Florida. Awards will be presented during an Awards Banquet on Friday, November 1, 2013, at the Hilton Bayfront in St. Petersburg, FL during the FSCA Annual Convention.
Click here to review the descriptions and download PDF version or Word document.
Hotel Registration: Don't wait until it's too late. Secure your convention hotel room now by going online.
Exhibitor and Sponsors: If you or someone you know would like to become an exhibitor or sponsor of the 2013 FSCA Convention, download a PDF packet today. With numerous receptions, general sessions and breaks scheduled in the exhibit area, exhibitors and sponsors will experience some of the best exhibit hall traffic and exposure they have ever seen.
Election ResultsCongratulations to the following who were elected (or in the absence of a nomination, appointed) to the 2013 FSCA Governing Board:
Elementary School Level Vice President
Middle Level Vice President No candidate
District Supervisor Level Vice President
Region 2 Vice President
Region 4 Vice President
RAMP WinnersThe RAMP page has been updated, check it out here. Also, take 3 minutes to watch a new video from the RAMP Winners at Jacksonville Heights Elementary #229. Kristen Sands and Millie Sierra discuss their experiences and the benefits of earning and becoming a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP).
|Brand New Website!|
|FSCA continues to make its website a
valuable tool for resources and communication. Check out a few
|FSCA Professional Development|
Drive-InsFSCA has planned several one day professional development drive-ins as part of our core mission.
WebinarsThe recording for the Webinar, Giving a Fish a Bath: The Untold Story of the Adolescent Mind is now available online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu7S9YRL6Ig
Autism Spectrum Disorder Webinar is now online at:
Next Webinar is entitled Compassion Fatigue in School Counselors: Caring for the Caregivers and is on April 9th @ 11:30AM. Click here to learn more and register now.
SAVE the DATE for Other Upcoming Webinars:
May 8th @ 6:00PM • Kendra Shealy: Packaging Your School Counseling Program
|Nominate a School Counselor or Stakeholder for a Professional Recognition Award|
|FSCA is committed to recognizing the
outstanding work done by School Counselors, Administrators, and
Advocates of the School Counseling profession. FSCA recognizes
School Counselors and other individuals who excel in promoting and
facilitating the role of School Counselors in Florida. Awards will
be presented during an Awards Banquet on Friday, November 1, 2013,
at the Hilton Bayfront in St. Petersburg, FL during the FSCA Annual
Convention, October 31-November 2, 2013.
|Essay Topic: How Has Your
School Counselor Impacted You?
Eligibility & General Guidelines:
Florida School Counselor Online
Submission GuidelinesArticles should provide practical information or advice for school counselors, school counseling graduate students, counselor educators, district-level school counseling professionals, and school and district leaders who work directly with school counselors. While research can certainly be integrated into articles, our publication is not an academic journal. Articles must contain original content and any outside sources must be credited appropriately. There is no minimum or maximum word requirement, though most articles are between 750 and 1000 words. All submissions must include the following information: author’s name, professional title and location (graduate student at XYZ University, Miami; counselor educator at ABC University, Orlando; school counselor at ABC Middle School, Jacksonville; etc.), FSCA title (member or board/committee position), and e-mail address. All submissions must be sent via e-mail to email@example.com by 5 p.m. on the deadline date.
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