Sunday, October 27, 2013

MEA-MFT Educators' Conference

It is hard for me to believe that a week ago I was in Montana presenting at the Montana Education Association and Montana Federation of Teachers (MEA-MFT) Educators' Conference. I am so excited that the Montana School Counselor Association invited me to be a keynote speaker and presenter for the conference. A HUGE THANK YOU to Alicia Godfrey for showing me a great time in Bozeman!

My keynote titled You Are Not Alone: Connecting Through Social Media was about how school counselors can utilize Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and blogs to communicate with other school counselors professionally and create a professional learning network.

I also presented two breakout sessions at the MEA-MFT Educators' Conference. In my session Blogging in 5 Easy Steps I explained the benefits of blogging as a school counselor and showed participants just how easy it is to create a blog and start posting. In my session Tech Savvy School Counseling, I shared various technology tools that school counselors can utilize for professional development and to enhance their school counseling program.

I had a excellent time talking to Montana school counselors and sharing tech tools and tips with them!


Montana is so beautiful! I couldn't get enough of the snow-capped mountains! To see more pictures from my trip follow me on Instagram

While at the MEA-MFT Educators' Conference I learned some great information from other presenters. I created a Twitter hashtag to catalog the tweets I shared during the conference. I made my tweets into a Storify below so that you can access the links and resources I shared even if you don't have a Twitter account.




Right after the MEA-MFT Educators' Conference, I headed to Denver, CO to present at the ACES Conference with my doctoral cohort. It was a whirlwind weekend!

I can't believe how fast October is flying by. Check out some of my upcoming speaking engagements for November and December below:

November 9, 2013 - State College, PA 
Don't Keep 'em Separated: Connecting with Schools for Client Success 
Pennsylvania Counselor Association Annual Conference

November 23, 2013 - Murfreesboro, TN 
Technology Round-Up 
Tennessee Counselor Association Pre-Conference

December 6, 2013 - Lancaster, PA 
Who's on Your Boat? Connecting and Collaborating to Promote Student Success 
Pennsylvania School Counselors Association Annual Conference 

Are you attending any upcoming conferences? What is your favorite part about attending a professional conference?

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Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.



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