Showing posts from June, 2015

#NotAtASCA15 Chat Transcript: Virtually Following #ASCA15

On Monday, June 29th at 8pmEST Dr. Erin Mason ( @ecmmason ) and I  @sch_counselor ) moderated the #NotAtASCA15 chat. We chatted about what we learned from following #ASCA15 online, what we missed about being able to attend an ASCA conference in person, and what it is like to follow the conference while #NotAtASCA15. Many school counselors shared they are hoping to attend #ASCA16 in New Orleans, LA. The dates for the 2016 ASCA Conference are July 9th through July 11th. Mark your calendar! You can view the #NotAtASCA15 chat transcript below or view the full transcript here . [ View the story "#NotAtASCA15 Chat" on Storify ] Did you enjoy connecting with other school counselors via Twitter? Join  School Counselor Blog  and  SCOP  for our monthly #SCCHAT! #SCCHAT takes place the first Tuesday of the month @ 8pmEST!  Visit #SCCHAT Info:  for transcripts of previous #SCCHATs, schedules for future School Counselor Tweet Chats, and inform

#NotAtASCA15 Chat - 6/29/15 at 8pmEST

On Monday, June 29th at 8pmEST Dr. Erin Mason ( @ecmmason ) and I ( @sch_counselor ) will be moderating the #NotAtASCA15 chat. This chat is open for anyone interested in chatting about the #ASCA15 conference. While our school counselor colleagues are meeting up at #ASCA15 in person, we will be chatting online about resources and information we learned about by following the along online. We will create a transcript after the #NotAtASCA15 chat so you can access all the links and information that we share during the chat. Last year the #NotAtASCA14 chat was moderated by Connie Ward ( @ConnieMWard ). You can  view a transcript of the #NotAtASCA14  chat. There are lots of great links and resources shared during the #NotAtASCA14 chat! For more information about participating in a School Counselor Twitter chat, visit . Comment below,  tweet ,  contact Danielle , or share on the  School Counselor Blog Facebook Page ! Danielle is a K-12 Certified Sch

Tips for Following the ASCA Conference Virtually When You are #NotAtASCA15

Wish you were headed to the 2015 ASCA National Conference in Phoenix, AZ, but can't make it this year? This post is for you! This will be my first time virtually following the ASCA National Conference from home. As I mentioned in my previous post , I have attended the past four ASCA Conferences and will not be attending this year because we are awaiting the arrival of our first child in July! Below I will share some tips for following along with all the #ASCA15 buzz while at home or from your vacation destination! Get Familiar with Hashtags I really wish Dr. Erin Mason and I would have recorded our rendition of  Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon's #Hashtag Sketch  that we did during our presentation at the ASCA Conference last year. A hashtag is a basically a way to label a term so that it is searchable. For the ASCA Conference this year, the hashtag is #ASCA15.  If you do a search on social media sites for this hashtag, you will find all the messages that use this t

Tips for Attending Your First ASCA Conference In Real Life (IRL)

Four years ago today I was on my way to my first American School Counselor Association Conference in Seattle, Washington . I had no idea what to expect and I definitely did not realize how this single experience would significantly change my life. I went on to attend the ASCA conference each year since my first time - #ASCA12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota , #ASCA13 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , and #ASCA14 in Orlando, Florida - a total of four times so far. I have so many great memories of from past ASCA Conferences. This year, I will not be traveling to the ASCA Conference because we are awaiting the birth of our first child. Although I am sad I will not be attending and being around so many amazing school counselors in person, I feel fortunate that we have such a powerful school counseling presence online, via Twitter and other social media sites, that we can connect virtually, even if we are not able to attend the conference. Below I share some tips for attending your first ASC

Budget-Friendly Summer Family Fun: Free Spirit Publishing Post

It is officially summer! I hope you are doing things to rest, relax, and rejuvenate ! In my latest post for the Free Spirit Publishing Blog, I share ideas for  Budget-Friendly Summer Family Fun .  What budget-friendly summer family fun have you had or plan to have this summer? I started writing for  Free Spirit Publishing's Blog  in April of 2012. Check out the  Counselor's Corner  for more Free Spirit Publishing Blog Posts by me! I love  Free Spirit's books  and I am so excited to contribute to  Free Spirit's Blog ,  "a springboard of ideas for teachers, counselors, and anyone who cares about kids!" Comment below,  tweet ,  contact Danielle , or share on the  School Counselor Blog Facebook Page ! Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and blogger at  School Counselor Blog , a place where school counselors share innovative ideas,  creative lesson plans,  and quality resources. Connect with Danielle