Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities0000
See Archived NCDPI School Counseling Updates Newsletters under the Resources page for various professional development links

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Regional Training archived information can be found in the column on the right.


NC School Counselor Association Annual Fall Conference

The 2017 NCSCA fall conference, Celebrating Our Past, Inspiring the Future, is just around the corner, November 8 - 10, 2017. This conference always proves to be an excellent opportunity for school counselors and those who support and supervise school counseling to network and get their professional development needs meet. This year will be extra special as NCSCA celebrates its 50th anniversary. For more information, visit http://ncschoolcounselor.org/ or click on the image below.
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Professional School Counselor Standards Module in Home Base

The “NC School Counselor Standards and Evaluation” module in Home Base is designed to enhance understanding of the North Carolina Professional School Counselor Standards and Evaluation and implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program aligned with The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs. Since this module is designed for implementation, it is best suited for practicing school counselors. This module takes participants step by step through activities that foster implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs, thus assisting participants with higher ratings on their evaluations, preparation for applying for RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program), and most importantly, supporting student success. This self-paced module is very extensive, thus should take approximately 30 hours to complete and will earn 3 CEUs on completion. It includes four sections - an overview of the ASCA National Model, review of the NC School Counselor Standards, the NC evaluation process and then aligns the National Model and Standards for implementation. You will find this module in the Home Base NC Educator Effectiveness Professional Development suite.


Administrator Guide to Effective School Counseling and Evaluation Module is Now Available in Home Base!

Similar to the NC School Professional Counselor Standards and Evaluation module in Home Base, the Administrator Guide to Effective School Counseling and Evaluation Module guides participants through the Professional School Counselor Standards and Evaluation Instrument using content and activities; however, this module is especially designed for school administrators to assist them in better utilizing school counselors to effectively promote student success. Since the North Carolina Professional School Counselor Standards are aligned with national school counseling best practices documented in The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs, the module also reviews the primary features of this framework. Activities in the module provide participants with opportunities to practice identifying effective practices, observation opportunities and appropriate evaluation ratings of school counselors. The “Administrator Guide to Effective School Counseling and Evaluation” module can be found in the Home Base Professional Development suite.

Link to Counseling Advising and Scheduling Tips (CAST) webinars and materials
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Career Clusters, Prevalent Topics in High School, Math and World Languages
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You are welcomed to use these materials from previous trainings as resources for any of your professional development needs.


Counseling Advising and Scheduling Tips (CAST) webinars and resource materials
  • on Career Clusters, Prevalent Topics in High School, Math and World Languages

Archived Training Information

Regional Training information is archived in the column on the right

2017-18


2016-17
  • Bullying Prevention with Lizzie Sider
    Webinar recording of broadcast December 14th, 2016, - Webinar interview with Nashville recording artist, Lizzie Sider, discussing her national anti-bullying campaign and free resources for schools. For more information about Lizzie Sider and her Nobody Has the Power to Ruin Your Day anti-bullying campaign and resources, go to http://www.nobodyhasthepowertoruinyourday.org/ (Please note that the introduction did not properly record; however, all other content is included in the recording.)


2015-16
  • Collaborative Conference for Student Success 2016 Session
.......... How to Use School Counselor Standards to Your Advantage
............Powerpoint
............Resource Handout




2014-15
  • NCSCA Summer Academy 2015 Dropout Prevention Materials
............Dropout Prevention Powerpont Presentation
,,,,,,,,,,,,Dropout Prevention Assessment Checklist
............Dropout Prevention Handouts/Templates/Forms
............Dropout Prevention Model Programs


2013-14



Regional Trainings


2016-17 Regional Drive-in Workshops
(afternoon topics included below; contact your NCSCA regional VP for morning topics)

...School Counseling and MTSS: Finding Your Niche Materials

...Additional Materials

2015-16 Regional Drive-In Workshop
(afternoon topics included below; contact your NCSCA regional VP for morning topics)

............Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness
..............Powerpoint
..............Potential Warning Signs of Homelessness
..............Resources for Unaccompanied Youth

............Data-Driven School Counseling Programs
..............PowerPoint
...............Data sample handout
...............Data form handout

2014-15 Regional School Counseling and Guidance Sessions (click on title for materials on bullying prevention and dropout prevention)

Spring 2014 RESA Training
(click on title for materials on School Counselor Evaluation Standards)

Fall 2013 Regional RESA Training Materials
(click on title for materials on using data to develop a comprehensive school counseling program)

Additional Archived Webinars



These webinar sessions are to provide school counselors information and resources to support the development and implementation of data-driven comprehensive school counseling programs.


Archived Regional Leadership Team Meetings 2013



Regional Education Services Alliances (RESAs)

Eight Regional Education Services Alliances (RESAs) across the state provide educational services to school systems. RESAs are separate organizations from NCDPI; however, in addition to the independent services they provide, they do collaborate with NCDPI to help meet the needs of each region. Below are links to each region's web site along with the archived regional NCDPI Wiki pages from the Race to the Top grant collaboration. Your school district's district coordinator of professional development may be able to provide you with additional information on services available through the RESA in your area.

NOTE that RESA regions are very similar to the legislated State Board of Education/Department of Public Instruction districts shown in the map above,

but are no longer identical and may have some school districts along their borders that are in another RESA's membership.
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Northwest RESA ...............
(Wiki archives)
Piedmont Triad
Education Consortium ..
(Wiki archives)
Central Carolina RESA .....
(Wiki archives)
Northeast RESA
(Wiki archives)
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Western RESA........
(Wiki archives)
Southwest RESA ..........
(Wiki archives)
Sandhills RESA ..............
(Wiki archives)
Southeast RESA
(Wiki Archives)


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NCSCA Regional School Counselor Workshops

NCSCA Regional Vice-Presidents are planning drive-in workshops for each region. Topics are being planned
based on feedback provided through the NCDPI School Counselor Professional Development survey conducted
at the beginning of the school year. NCSCA VPs are coordinating a variety of topics for the morning portion. During the afternoon at each session, the NCDPI school counseling consultant will facilitate
Data-Driven School Counseling Programs and a staff member of the NC Homeless Education Programs office will facilitate Strategies for Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness.
Some details are still pending confirmation from the sites the VPs are working to secure for the workshops.

Pre-registration will be required. For registration and more information, go to the **NCSCA web site**.
The following are dates confirmed thus far:

March 3 - Southwest region/district 6 at Davidson College, Davidson, NC
March 4 - Northwest region/district 7 Holiday Inn, Wilkesboro, NC
March 9 - Western region/district 8 Western Carolina at Biltmore Park, Asheville, NC
April 14 - Piedmont-Triad region/district 5, Carolina Center for Educational Excellence, Chapel Hill
April 22 - Sandhills region/district 4, Fayetteville State University
April 29 - Southeast region/district 2, TBA