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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Reach Higher Professional Development Day – Friday, November 6, 2015

Two Locations – Stonehill College and UMass Lowell, 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sponsored by MASCA and NEACAC
This free professional development day will include Trends in College Admission and Financial Aid, College Application Review Exercise, What High School Counselors need to know about recommendations, transcripts and essays, The Power of Partnerships – Early College Awareness, and more! To register for this free professional development program, go to:  http://goo.gl/forms/sZZvqz5aaR.  For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The Use of Data in School Counseling – Dr. Trish Hatch
Thursday, November 19th, 2015, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Universal Technical Institute
$129 includes Use of Data text ($119 for MASCA members), $99 for workshop only
This workshop is designed to provide participants with the attitudes, knowledge, and skills to utilize data to design, implement, evaluate, and improve their school counseling program.  Register online under “events” at www.hatchingresults.com.  For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

“Reach Higher” Project:  Preparing ALL students for Graduation and Beyond
Monday, October 25, 2015 and Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
MSSAA Office, Franklin, MA
Fees – MSSAA Member $350/Non-Member $425
Sponsored by MSSAA and MASCA
This year-long Professional Development opportunity for Principal/School Counselor teams will receive training and coaching on understanding the MA Model as a framework for systemic change, creating a strong principal/counselor relationships focused on data-driven school improvement initiatives designed to improve college and career readiness and much more.  Virtual coaching is also provided.  Register on-line at http://mssaa.org/professionaldevelopmentFor more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Support the Massachusetts Reach Higher Initiative

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a student who wants to attend some sort of post-secondary educational opportunity?  Are you already involved with efforts to ensure more citizens of the Commonwealth go beyond high school to receive adequate education in a post-secondary training program?  Then you are invited to step up and get involved with the Massachusetts Reach Higher initiative.

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Professional Development Committee Workshop

The Western Massachusetts Counselors Association (WMCA), in conjunction with the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), will present a full day professional development workshop, Reaching Higher to Ensure School Counselors Have the Tools to Make All K-12 Students Career & College Ready, on Friday, November 14 at Springfield Technical Community College from 8:00-2:35.

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MASCA's SMART Goals Project

MASCA's SMART Goals Library

 

Library (see SMART Goals): HERE

 

Submit your goals to share:HERE

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Please follow @MASCA_PLN on Twitter for School Counselor Resources

We are thrilled to announce the launching of @MASCA_PLN, the official Twitter account for MASCA!  Created at the "Technology Tips and Tricks" session at the MASCA 2013 Fall Conference, @MASCA_PLN is our venture into social media to promote school counselors and counseling resources in Massachusetts and beyond!