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Upcoming Webinars and and PD Opportunities

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Aug 2, 2023 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Child labor laws and what school counselors need to know
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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.

Register here!

*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.

Keynote Speakers 

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

Conference Scholarships!

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!

Hello TN School Counselors & Administrators,

National Center for Youth Issues and The Tennessee School Counselor Association (TSCA) are excited to announce the 2021 Tennessee School Counselor and Administrator Leadership Institute will be held.....

September 26-28 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro

We hope you will join us for this annual opportunity for some great professional development and networking with other school counselors from across the state. And don't worry, if we need to transition into a hybrid event (like last year), or fully virtual, we are ready! So, don't delay, because you can already register today! 

Learn more and register here.

Webinar Series

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

Session synopsis:

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.

Learning objectives

  • Attendees will learn about the history of the Rebel mascot in the US and Franklin County High School.
  • Attendees will learn about roles in social justice and advocacy regarding the Rebel high school mascot.
  • Attendees will gain insights into the experiences of the presenters regarding the educational, personal, social, and cultural impact of the Rebel high school 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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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 chloelancaster97@gmail.com  

If you are interested in being a webinar presenter, please complete the google form by September 31, 2020.  

TSCA Call for Proposals

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. 

TSCA Webinar Archives

Virtual Elementary and Middle School Counseling with Whitney Cress, M. ED SCON (North Carolina K-8 School Counselor) 

Access the recording here.

Access the slides here.

Boost Your Program With Mindfulness

You can access Part 1 with Laura Filtness here.

Watch on YouTube  (original air date 4/14/2020)

You can access Part with Tanya Harris 2 here.

Get the handouts and resources here.

Give us your feedback here.

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/

Effective and Engaging Lesson Planning with The Responsive Counselor Sara Cottrill- Carlo (2-18-20)

Watch on YouTube here or you can view here.

Turn K–5 Lessons Into Experiential Marvels with Margaret Rubens-Ellis and Lauren Baker

Watch on ASCA On Air

ASCA Webinars

ASCA has a lengthy list of webinars you can access here. 

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. 


MTSU True Blue Give 2020 smashes goal with $450K-plus raised in ... 

MTSU Drs. Lee & Wilson podcast: Classroom In Your Living Room - Episode #3: Mental Health for Parents and Students

Listen here. 

The Cutting Edge Conversation on Apple Podcasts

The Cutting Edge Conversation. Listen here.


The Hatching Results Podcast. Listen here.

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