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Professional Development Opportunities

Good professional development can be hard to find for school counselors. OSCA committed to providing relevant and meaningful professional development to our members and school counselors through offerings such as the All Ohio Counselors Conference and Summer Academy. We are also committed to sharing professional development opportunities throughout the state and region. Visit or follow our Professional Development Blog to see what is available.


  • 13 Nov 2020 2:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mark your calendars for the 2020 Ohio School Improvement Institute on November 12-13, 2020 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel.

    Registration & Call for Proposals Now Open

    Questions? Contact jodor@laca.org
  • 13 Sep 2020 10:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ACA Midwest Region Presents the 2020 Leadership Development Academy

    • "Visionary Leadership and Advocacy"
    • September 11-13, 2020
    • Columbus Marriott Northwest

    The ACA Midwest Region hosts a biannual academy to mold the future Branch, Regional, and National level leaders. Join us to find your future self in central Ohio!

    This three day conference will provide NBCC CE Hours for Counselors Licensure (Ethics, Supervision, and General topics)

    To learn more, visit the Ohio Counseling Association website.

  • 29 Jul 2020 6:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Race and Racism Virtual Meetups

    The Ohio Department of Education’s Social Studies team presents two virtual meetups to help understand race and racism in the United States today and help educators create tools to use in their classrooms to discuss race and racism. Both sessions will be recorded and be available on the Department’s website.

    Ohio Department of Education Social Studies Virtual Meetups with Cynthia A. Tyson, PhD., MSW, LSW, Professor, The Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology- Department of Teaching and Learning.

    Race and Racism: Developing a Personal Understanding of Race and Racism 

    Monday, July 20, 10-11:30 a.m.

    Presenter: Cynthia Tyson, PhD., MSW, LSW, Professor, The Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology, Department of Teaching and Learning

    This session is an introduction to race and racism and is intended for educators interested in learning about and teaching about race and racism but have questions and are unsure where to start looking for answers. This session will provide a safe space to ask questions, listen and reflect on race and racism in the United States today. The session will be recorded and posted on the Department’s website.

    Join here

    Teaching About Racism: Assembling a Teachers’ Toolkit 

    Wednesday, July 29, 3-4:30 p.m.

    Presenter: Cynthia Tyson, PhD., MSW, LSW, Professor, The Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology, Department of Teaching and Learning. 

    This session will help teachers create a toolkit of skills to teach about race and racism in their classrooms. It is designed for educators who want to teach about race and racism but need more background information, resources and confidence to teach these topics. The session will be recorded and posted on the Department’s website.  

    Join here

  • 16 Jul 2020 9:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Gender Spectrum Online Professionals’ Symposium is a unique opportunity to join with others and learn how to be more effectively inclusive of transgender and nonbinary children, teens, and their families.

    The Symposium, which will be held on July 16th and 17th, is designed for educators, mental health professionals, medical providers, LGBTQ advocates, and anyone who cares about the well-being of young people. It includes:

    • Opening and Closing Keynotes focused on the intersections of gender and racial justice

    • Other features include CEUs , CMEs, an Exhibit Hall, a live DJ and more

    Please join Gender Spectrum and be part of one of the most impactful professional development experiences of your career.

  • 16 Jul 2020 8:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Join thousands of administrators, curriculum directors and teachers to discuss strategies and solutions for the challenges schools will face in the upcoming school year.

    The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is offering a free virtual conference that will bring together practitioners and thought leaders to share their perspectives and offer insights, tools and strategies to help educators plan for the 2020–2021 school year.

    This July 16–17, let ASCD help you and your district respondreimagine, and restart together. The free virtual conference will explore tracks including operational and budget considerations, equitable decisions on instruction, safety concerns and preparing educators to best support students and families.

    Click here for more information and to register for the conference. 



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