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Monday, December 09, 2013

FSCA eNews Update December 10, 2013

FSCA eNews Update
December 10, 2013


Upcoming Webinar
FSCA Webinar: The Cure for the Common Core
Date: Monday, December 16, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST
Common Core has arrived. At a brief glance it may seem that counselors do not need to concern themselves with this roll out. We believe the opposite. Counselors are—and will continue to be—an integral component of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation. This presentation seeks to introduce school counselors of all grade levels to the CCSS. Topics includes learning about the CCSS, how they will impact teaching and learning, and how they will be implemented in the upcoming years. An easy-to-understand framework for explaining the CCSS to students and parents will also be provided. The CCSS will impact academic and career counseling and will present new challenges for students as the rigor of the coursework increases significantly. This presentation will provide counselors with strategies to meet these challenges. Participants will leave this interactive presentation with their hands full of pertinent, understandable, and instantly applicable materials and a direction for integrating the CCSS and its impacts into their practice.

Note; This will be an abbreviated version of our presentation at the Florida School Counselor Association's Annual Convention.

Free for Members
Non-Members: $45 (which includes the cost of FSCA Membership for one year)
Click here to register.

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Florida School Counselor, Fall 2013

The Whole School Counselor: Serving Others, Strengthening Yourself
The fall issue of Florida School Counselor is now available:
http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/Launch.aspx?EID=1c433ab1-a98c-4baa-b476-24eee81d34b7
In this issue: 
  • FSCA Supports Our Work
  • Caregiver Resiliency
  • Learn to hold up under pressure and be a role model of resiliency.
  • Building Trust and Respect
    • To work more collaboratively, start by nurturing an atmosphere of trust and respect with colleagues, including appreciating them as both individuals and professionals.
  • Do You Need a Doctor in the House?
    • If you don’t ever plan on teaching at the college level, is there any reason to pursue a doctoral degree?
  • Managing Stress
    • Ten simple tools can help you better handle challenges and protect your mental health and overall well-being.
  • Finding the Power of School Counseling at the Grocery Store
    • Encountering a former student taught this educator five important lessons about the power of school counseling.
  • Become a Specialist
    • An ASCA Specialist designation can deepen your education and increase your mastery of important subject areas. Reader navigation instructions are opposite the cover page. Remember that links and ads are clickable to learn more, access resources, and respond.

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