Counselors' Corner is where you can find events, resources, opportunities and information not officially sponsored by MASCA, but which may be of general interest to the counseling community.

You may also link to our REQUESTS page to view requests made by the greater counseling community, including information about research studies in which school counselors my be interested in participating.

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  • 31 Dec 2018 9:53 AM | Jean Atwater-Williams (Administrator)

    The NEACAC Annual Meeting and Conference Programming Committee is charged with the important task of collecting session proposals for the AMC conference, which will take place at The University of Rhode Island from May 29-31st.

    The deadline for NEACAC AMC session proposals is January 4, 2019.  The proposal form can be found on the NEACAC website.

    Want to present but struggling to come up with a topic? You are not alone! We can help connect you with other members who have shared interests and areas of expertise. Email Kayon Ellis at: kayone@mit.edu, for more information. 

    Thank you!

    Caitlyn Zeller Oates
    Director of School and College Counseling
    Malden Catholic High School
    99 Crystal Street, Malden, Massachusetts 02148

    oatesc@maldencatholic.org

    781.475.5324


  • 29 Dec 2018 7:18 PM | Jean Atwater-Williams (Administrator)
    Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative

    With the holidays right round the corner, the American Theatre Wing wants to remind you that the deadline to apply for a 2019 Training Scholarship is just one month away

    Through the Training Scholarships, The Wing will send public school students in grades 6 though 11 who demonstrate both talent and need to attend the summer study programs or after school classes of their choosing. Seize the day and don't miss out on this fantastic scholarship opportunity. Visit our website for more information and to apply!

    This is a friendly reminder that applications will be accepted until January 18, 2019 at 11:59PM EST
    As always, if you have any questions regarding the application process, please reach out to us by calling 212-765-0606 or email melissa@thewing.org.

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday, and we look forward to seeing your application in the mix!

    Warm Regards, 
    Megan Kolb
    Director of Programs
    American Theatre Wing

     

    230 West 41st Street
    Suite 1101

    New York, NY 10036

    Tel. 212-765-0606

      



  • 29 Dec 2018 7:00 PM | Jean Atwater-Williams (Administrator)

    The Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) hosted at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and serving the Worcester Consortium as well as Fitchburg State University and The University of Massachusetts Lowell would like to invite you to a ROTC information session geared to High School Administrators, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Guidance Counselors to assist you with guiding students who are interested in the Armed Services.

    The purpose of the workshop is to share current and future ROTC opportunities with current high school administrators and guidance counselors. The workshop will cover:

    1. National Army and Air Force ROTC Scholarship process and opportunities for High School seniors.
    2. Campus based scholarship opportunities that are available for students once they are in college
    3. Purpose and benefits of the Army and Air Force ROTC programs
    4. Various career path opportunities available upon graduation and commissioning as an Army or Air Force officer on active duty or serving in the reserve component

    Date of the Workshop is: 24 January 2019

    Time: 8:00 am to Approximately 10:00 am

    Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609, Salisbury labs room 115

    If you plan to attend the workshop please RSVP to Mr. Darryl Gill at dlgill@wpi.edu with the names of attendees and what high school you are from by 15 January 2018. Parking permits will be sent via email to all who RSVP for this event.

    There will be light refreshments available during the workshop.

    V/R

    Darryl Gill, GS
    Scholarship and Enrollment Officer
    Department of Military Science

    100 Institute Road
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester, MA 01609
    Office: 508-831-5268
    Cell: 508-723-4565

    Fax: 508-831-5809
    Email: dlgill@wpi.edu

     

    Check us out on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/WPIArmyROTC

  • 29 Dec 2018 6:56 PM | Jean Atwater-Williams (Administrator)

    The American Theatre Wing is excited to announce that applications are now open for SpringboardNYC 2019!

    Each year, aspiring performing arts professionals move to New York City in the hopes of establishing themselves as credible artists in the epicenter of their industry. In a fast paced environment such as New York, it truly is invaluable for actors to establish connections, learn the ins and outs of the business of theatre, and build a network of fellow peers that share the same aspirations. SpringboardNYC is the only program that is designed to do just that for college theatre students.

    Highlights of SpringboardNYC include having students meet with directors and casting directors, learning how to navigate living and working in NYC, and attending the 2019 Tony Awards Ceremony. It truly is a unique and thrilling opportunity to get a head start in a career as a performing arts professional!

    This summer, the 2019 Springboard NYC Program will take place from June 3rd - June 14th.

    All college student actors are encouraged to apply, although preference is given to juniors and seniors graduating in the year they apply. Additionally, there are a limited number of scholarships available for accepted students who qualify. For more information about Springboard NYC and all of its wonderful opportunities, please visit the website.

    To begin your application for SpringboardNYC 2019, please click here. All applications are due by February 28th, 2019 at 11:59PM EST

    If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please reach out to us at 212-765-0606 or email megan@thewing.org.

    Megan Kolb 
    Director of Programs 
    American Theatre Wing 
    megan@thewing.org 
    212-765-0606 ext. 301


  • 29 Dec 2018 6:39 PM | Jean Atwater-Williams (Administrator)

    Brigham and Women's Hospital's Student Success Jobs Program (SSJP) is a year-round work achievement program, which places 10-12th grade students from eight Boston public high schools in paid internships at Brigham and Women’s hospital where they are matched with mentors, acquire new science-related and job skills, and prepare for college.  Applications for the position of SSJP Student Success Coordinator are currently being accepted. For more information or to apply go to https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=3079536&lang=en#.XAA7TVPy9pM.email

    or contact:

    Pamela Audeh
    Youth Development Manager
    Center for Community Health and Health Equity
    Office: 617-264-8740
    paudeh@bwh.harvard.edu
    brighamandwomens.org


  • 01 Dec 2018 9:48 AM | Jean Atwater-Williams (Administrator)

    First appearing in the Boston Globe, MASCA is sharing this article by permission of the author, Jessica Lander.

    Full pdf of article:  WhySchoolCounselorsMatter.pdf

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2018/11/23/why-school-counselors-matter/FueD3N5wJvlKdDWLj2aiyJ/story.html


  • 29 Nov 2018 8:47 AM | Jean Atwater-Williams (Administrator)

    The Counselor Education Department at Bridgewater State University has some classes for those interested in working towards their professional school counseling license.  While we know that most of you reading this blog have already obtained your professional license, you may want to pass this information on to your colleagues.  Please see Spring 2019-Professional License.pdf for more information.  For questions, please contact Dr. April Megginson  amegginson@bridgew.edu

  • 25 Oct 2018 11:57 AM | Jean Atwater-Williams (Administrator)

    Verona Counseling Institutes (VCI) is has just announced a unique school counseling professional development opportunity for Spring of 2019 that will be held in Verona, Italy.  Up to 30 school counselors from the US will have the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Spring VCI Institute focusing on Best Practices in School Counseling in Italy and the United States.

    The 2019 Institute will meet April 15-19, 2019, when most school districts in the US are on Spring recess. The program includes both professional workshops and unique cultural experiences.

    Program organizer Dr. John Carey explained that Institute’s participants will learn about best practices in school counseling in Italy, develop collegial relationships with Italian school counselors, and experience the beauty of Verona and the rich culture of northern Italy.

    VCI staff will advise participants regarding travel plans and affordable accommodations.  The Institute schedule will enable participants to either return to the US for Easter, or extend their stay in Italy through the Easter holidays.

    More information is available on the Institute’s website (https://www.veronacounseling.org) and blog (https://veronacounselinginstitutes.wordpress.com).

    VCI was founded to create high quality, affordable programs that promote mutual understanding and international collaborations for both counseling practitioners and counselor educators. VCI will offer yearly themed institutes for practitioners (Spring) and counselor educations (Fall) in Verona Italy to take advantage of the city’s outstanding facilities, rich cultural heritage, incredible beauty, and central location.


  • 27 Jun 2018 10:00 AM | Jean Atwater-Williams (Administrator)

    Excellence Through Social Emotional Learning (exSEL) Network
    NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

    We know success in school and life depends on more than academic ability alone. Research shows social-emotional skills have a significant impact on students' academic performance and persistence in school, as well as their lifelong health, wealth, and well-being.

    Is your district ready to make social-emotional learning (SEL) a critical part of every school day? Apply now to join the Excellence through Social Emotional Learning (exSEL) Network for the 2018-2019 school year!

    The exSEL Network—and its partners the Rennie Center and Transforming Education—will work together to gain critical insight on how to support students' social and emotional development through changes in policy and practice at the district, school, and classroom levels. Participants will have the option to engage in deeper data analysis work, using existing academic and behavioral indicators to guide their SEL efforts while developing new and effective strategies for measuring student progress.

    All Massachusetts school districts are eligible to join the exSEL Network. Districts are expected to contribute $10,000 to help offset the total cost of these services. Our request for applications form includes guidance and suggestions on funding sources. To apply, please follow the format outlined in the form
    Applications are due August 3.

     

     

    APPLY NOW

     

     

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  • 25 Jun 2018 7:48 AM | Jean Atwater-Williams (Administrator)

    MassEdCO is excited to be partnering with MEFA on this informative webinar regarding their U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Progam.  Please register here:

    https://www.mefa.org/events/the-massachusetts-u-plan-prepaid-tuition-program/

    The Massachusetts U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program

    www.mefa.org

    New to the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program? This webinar will cover: • The powerful money-saving benefits of the U.Plan, including locking in today’s tuition prices • How your savings will grow even if your child attends college out of state • The easy steps to enrollment Please contact MEFA at info@mefa.org if you need live …


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