Professional Development Opportunities
Join us for the TSCA Virtual Conference
Tennessee School Counselor Association (TSCA) is kicking off the summer with great professional development and networking with other school counselors from across the state. Register now to deepen your professional knowledge and skills regarding the challenges facing our most vulnerable students. Can't make it those days? The conference will be available to view until September 30, 2021.
Did you miss out on our virtual conference? We've got you set! We are offering an all access pass to watch the speakers on demand. Visit https://www.tennesseeschoolcounselor.org/ to register for the conference and access the recordings until September.
*please note that we add new registrants manually once a week. You will receive a log in email from GTR (not TSCA) with a link to create an account and access all the videos.
School Counselors as Change Agents: Leading Diversity and Equity Work in the Schools
Laura Ross, Ed.S.
2020 ASCA School Counselor of the Year
Facilitating Courageous Conversations: Strategies for School Counselors to Engage as Advocates and Intentional Partners on Behalf of LGBTQ Students
Matthew Beck, Ph.D., L.C.P.C., NCC, ACS
Live attendees may earn up to 8 NBCC Continuing Education hours
Wanting to attend our virtual conference or SCALI this year, but worried about money? We have a scholarship for you!
Complete this application for your chance to attend one of these amazing conferences on us!
Webinar: "What’s in a name: Understanding the impact of the Rebel mascot on educators, school stakeholders, and advocates at a Tennessee high schools."
Date: May 6th
Time 4:00 CT/5:00 ET
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Eric Davis Ph.D. Assistant Professor School Counseling and former TN Highschool Counselor
Jene Cooper LCSW School Social Worker
Lee Brannon MS High school Counselor
School mascots are a common means of showing pride and unity for all students and stakeholders. Some schools, however, have adopted mascots that may not be representative for all students, especially those of color. In particular, mascots associated with the Confederate Rebel have come under recent scrutiny with calls to adopt more inclusive symbols. The presenters will share their experiences as school counselors and social worker in a rural Tennessee community addressing the impact of and challenges associated with altering the high school Rebel mascot.
Tennessee School Counselor is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: What’s in a name: Understanding the impact of the Rebel mascot on educators, school stakeholders, and advocates at a Tennessee high school.
Time: May 6, 2021 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 894 0864 1591
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TSCA Race & Equity Share
When: Apr 19, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Join us in either June or August for a workshop focused on MTSS and mental health. With topics including counseling strategies, trauma, suicide, tier 2 interventions and universal screening, you will learn how to align your social/emotional and mental health practices within MTSS.
We are offering optional sessions on day 2 for student services teams to meet with speakers for more intensive planning and support.
Questions about registration? Please contact: Jean Charette, email@example.com
TSCA Call For Proposals
TSCA is pleased to offer webinars directly for school counselors related to a variety of important topics. Webinars will be held monthly from September-December 2020.
If you have questions about the webinar series, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in being a webinar presenter, please complete the google form by September 31, 2020.
We are particularly interested in finding presenters who can share their expertise on the following topics *
· School counseling and technology
· Impact of COVID on students and staff mental health
· Adverse childhood experiences
· Mental health counseling in schools
· Self-care for school counselors and educators
· Equity and social justice in school counseling
* If you have a great idea for a presentation not on this list we’d also love you to submit an application.
Hopeful Endings and Happy Beginnings with Stephanie Lerner, MS
Watch our recording here. (original air date 5/5/2020)
You can access here activity packet here.
Resource suggestion: https://childmind.org/article/anxiety-and-coping-with-coronavirus/
Please note: Due to GoToWebinar capacity issues, ASCA is halting live webinars for the time being. All scheduled ASCA webinars will be posted as recorded versions on ASCA On Air as soon as possible after their scheduled date. Webinars on ASCA On Air are always free to members. All webinars recorded from March 15–May 15, 2020, are also free to nonmembers.
ASCA Specialist Trainings
ASCA has currently reduced the cost of their specialist trainings to $49 for nonmembers and $29 for members.