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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.

  • 23 Nov 2020 9:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Imagine being able to cultivate your students' (and your own!) mental well-being with a fun, interactive and easily implementable coaching program. HGEdu is rapidly advancing social and emotional learning in our nation's classrooms by offering a FREE personal & professional training opportunity for educators starting October 19, 2020.

    • Mondays, October 19-November 23
    • 7-8 pm EST / 5-6 pm MT
    • To Register CLICK HERE and follow the prompts.

    As you know, SEL is critical in children’s development of life skills and in academic success.  Such skills are even more essential for our children as they navigate the stressors of the ongoing pandemic. We invite educators, SEL specialists, and counselors to receive:

    • 6 weekly, one-hour virtual training sessions to gain guided exposure to the coaching method, led by a member of the Handel Group coaching team.
    • Coaching for you (and ultimately your students) will include:
      • How take charge of your life as if you are the author, because you are!
      • Catching the inner dialogue that keeps you from your dream life.
      • Personal accountability to help you do what you say you want to do.
      • Recognizing the personality traits that get in your way.
      • Tips for how to design your Dream Life!
    • An individual license to our online coaching curriculum Inner.U STUDENT (with the potential for you to bring this learning platform to your districts and classrooms).
    • An opportunity to bring Designing Your Life for Kids, a K-12 SEL coaching curriculum, into your schools. 

    Please email education@handelgroup.com  to request additional information about the program.

  • 19 Nov 2020 9:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Supporting Students of Color in Today's Schools

    Date and Time: November 19, Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST  

    Description: School counselors are responsible for the mental health and academic development of all the students in the school.  Support for students who identify as BIPOC involves doing your own bias work; listening to the needs of students and families; recruiting allies from families, students, and colleagues; and engaging in long-term conversations with administration in the face of anticipated resistance.  These nuanced strategies will be contextualized in light of Black Lives Matter, racialized policing, and racialized institutional norms embedded in K-12 educational systems. 

    • Number of hours of workshop: 90 minutes 
    • Presenter: Dr. Colette Dollarhide, Professor, Program Chair, Associate Chair, President of Counselors for Social Justice (2020-2021)
    • Cost: $15.00
    • To register: https://www.cvent.com/d/v7qrgv
  • 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
  • 07 Nov 2020 10:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration now open for Ohio’s Free Trauma-Informed Schools Conference

    Plan to attend Ohio’s Trauma-Informed Schools Conference hosted by the Ohio Department of Education. This free event will be held virtually on Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., and a recording of the event will be available for one week after the conference for registered participants. 

    Ohio’s Trauma-Informed Schools Conference offers an opportunity to better understand the impact of trauma and how to apply trauma-informed practices at the district, building and classroom levels to best support the whole child. Virtual sessions will be led by educators, school support staff, practitioners and community partners and will provide tools and resources to implement trauma-informed practices in schools and classrooms.

    Free continuing education credits will be available for educators, mental health providers and school nurses. More information can be found on the Trauma-Informed Schools Conference webpage. 

    registration webpage for the event provides additional details about how to participate. More information about the event is available on the Department’s Trauma-Informed Schools Conference webpage.   
    Contact the Office of Integrated Student Supports at WholeChild@education.ohio.gov or (614) 466-2945 with questions.

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