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OSCA is committed to sharing professional development opportunities throughout the state and region. This blog is updated on a periodic basis. The opportunities listed on this blog or not specifically endorsed by OSCA, but are vetted for their relevancy and legitimacy for school counselors. If you know of a professional development opportunity you feel should be considered for inclusion, please contact OSCA by emailing

  • 27 Jun 2024 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Keep Indiana Learning has partnered with the Indiana Middle Level Educators Association to bring you and your staff MidCon24 - two days of in-person learning on June 26-27, 2024 focused on all things middle school!

    This conference is designed specifically for middle school educators, student services professionals, and administrators.  From our keynote speakers to concurrent sessions, everything will be focused on the unique needs and challenges faced by middle school students and those who work with them each day!

    We will also be hosting four virtual Road to MidCon events during the second semester. These will provide you and your staff with a small taste of what’s coming in June.

    Visit our website to learn more!  If you would like to register a group of staff members, please reach out to Elizabeth Johnson ( for assistance with bulk registration.

  • 31 May 2024 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success will be hosting a varitey of Community of Practice Opportunities between January-May 2024.

    A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a common interest or professional domain and come together to learn from one another, exchange knowledge, and collaborate. CoPs provide a platform for individuals to engage in ongoing discussions, share experiences, and develop a collective understanding as a professional learning group. CoPs foster a sense of community, encourage learning through interaction, and enable the growth of expertise within the group.

    Click here to access a PDF with detailed info for each CoP and links to register.

    Below is a list of the various CoP's being offered.

    • Mental Health Considerations: Before, During and After Critical Incidents (2nd Tuesday of the month starting January 9 / 10-11 AM)
    • PAX Ohio: Sustaining Ohio's Nurturing Environment (2nd Wednesday of the month starting January 10 / 3-4 PM)
    • Empowering Rural and Appalachian Ohio: The Conversations We Need to Have (2nd Thursday of the month starting January 11 / 9:30-10:30 AM)
    • Organizational Wellness to Increase Studen Wellbeing (2nd Tuesday of the month starting January 9 / 2:30-3:30 PM)
    • Prevention: Substance Misuse and Mental Health (2nd Wednesday of the Month starting January 12 / 3-4 PM)
    • Media Impacts (4th Thursday of the month starting January 25 / 2:30-3:30 PM)
  • 27 Apr 2024 8:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ohio Alliance of Black School Educators 10th Annual Midwest Regional Conference: Leveling & Leading the Way

    April 25-27, 2024 / Hilton Columbus Polaris

    Click here for details and to register

    This event brings educators, superintendents, school board members, students, parents, education professionals, and corporate and individual supporters together in celebration of the education of children in the Midwest Region. Please mark your calendars and join OABSE and other regional affiliates April 25-27, 2024, as we reclaim and take ownership of the educational affairs of our communities and students by "Leveling Up and Leading the Way through Leadership, Literacy & Learning Acceleration!" 

    The 10th Annual Conference and Recognition Banquet provides the opportunity for educators and other stakeholders to attend professional development workshops; bestow honor, recognition, and appreciation for the outstanding contributions that Midwest Region school district principals and administrators make while working with African-American students; and additionally, recognize African-American students who achieve high academic standards and demonstrate upright character traits.

  • 19 Apr 2024 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you looking for resources on lead prevention? Do you want strategies for ADHD in early ages? Free education and resources at Ohio AAP 2024 Spring Education Meeting!

    Join us Friday, April 19, 2024, at the Dublin Integrated Education Center for our 2024 Spring Education Meeting! Additional details on this year’s meeting below.

    Ohio AAP Spring Education Meeting
    Friday, April 19, 2024
    12:00-3:30 pm
    Dublin Integrated Education Center
    6805, Bobcat Way, Dublin, OH 43016

    We will also be distributing bulk copies of Thanks for Keeping Me Lead Free board books to share with families.


    • Solutions for ADHD and Behavior Problems in the Young Child (4-6)
    • Helping You Make the Case: The Pediatricians Role in Lead Prevention, Working with Your System and Resources for Families
    FREE Registration-Boxed Lunches will be provided!

    Spring Meeting Registration

    Please contact Elizabeth Dawson at with questions.

  • 07 Mar 2024 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference will be held virtually from March 8-9th, 2024, with an optional research day on March 7th. This year graduate students can attend the conference for $49 and professional attendees for $225 during the early bird registration period, ending on January 31. We have attached a flyer, in hopes you'll share it with your network, attach it to your next newsletter, post on social media, and/or distribute it to your membership. 

    Some key highlights of the conference include:

    • Addressing the youth mental health crisis
    • Considerations for centering student voices and systemic impact across various deliveries of school counseling 
    • Networking opportunities with school counselor practitioners and school counselor educators
    • Over 60 sessions on school-counseling related topics including special attention to evidence-based school counseling interventions

    For more information about the conference please visit: 

  • 18 Feb 2024 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Girls talk about relationships as one of the big issues in their lives as early as fifth grade. While grown-ups might see these early connections as trivial, for girls, the feelings involved are genuine and strong.

    To help girls develop supportive relationships, Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX), The Center for Family Safety and Healing and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have teamed-up to provide you and your girls the resources, education, and support to navigate teen dating and relationships.

    Now in its 12th year as a staple event in Central Ohio, I Matter is a free, annual community conference that gives girls in grades 6-12 the skills they need to engage in healthy relationships and provides their moms and mother figures with the tools and strategies necessary to support them. Guests will receive free parking, event t-shirts, refreshments, and exclusive giveaways!

    Free registration closes 2/14! Sign-up today at

    About ROX: Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) provides research-backed programs and resources to help girls use their voice, rule their experiences, and embrace their confidence. ROX is led by school counselors, researchers, and educators, who have devoted their careers to girls' empowerment. Since 2011, the school-based program for girls has helped girls succeed in relationships, academics, careers, and life. / (614) 401-4642 / PO Box 537, Archbold, OH 43502

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