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    • 14 Feb 2024
    • 14 Jun 2024
    • Online
    Register

    Earn PDPs for the 2024 Spring Conference (In-person or virtual)

    In order to receive PDP's you MUST accumulate a minimum of 10 hours of sessions.  If you participate in more than 10 hours of sessions you will get 1 addition PDP for each additional hour.  

    You must complete this form to earn PDPs and pay the $25 processing fee via the MASCA website before the PDPs will be issued.

    The deadline to view virtual recordings is May 31, 2024 and the deadline to submit the PDP form is due by Friday, June 14, 2024.

    • 28 Feb 2024
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • via zoom

    Interested in connecting with other counselors of color?  Join MASCA's Counselors of Color Affinity Group on Wednesday, February 28th from 3:30-4:30 pm. The Counselors of Color Affinity Group will gather to share ideas, discuss contemporary issues and identify strategies for collaboration to support one another. We aim to provide a safe space for all of our members who identify as counselors of color. Please feel free to reach out to any of the leadership for COC: Jessica Descartes (Tech Boston Academy), Andrea Encarnacao (Boston Latin School) or Aaron Spencer (Nashoba Valley Technical High School).  We look forward to seeing you there.

    You must pre-register here.

    • 07 Mar 2024
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Via zoom

    Are you a fellow Middle Level Counselor that feels like our role is less defined, potentially overlooked, or just outright confusing? If so, come join the Middle Level SIG as we delve into the MA Model 3.0 and how it pertains to supporting students in grades six through eight--one lucky attendee will win an Amazon gift card!

    In this workshop, we will hear from members of the MASCA MA Model 3.0 Committee on the ins and outs of implementing a comprehensive school counseling program in our middle schools and the nuances of doing so.

    We hope to see you on Thursday, March 7 from 3:30-4:30 PM.  You must pre-register here.


    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Via zoom

    The SAC/SSW (School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker) SIG will hold its last regularly scheduled meeting for this school year on Wednesday, March 13 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM. This Special Interest Group is geared for members serving as a School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker or in a related clinical role. A representative from the Department of Children and Families will join us to answer our questions and clarify requirements and practices related to 51A reports. To help us organize questions ahead of time, please submit your questions and case scenarios by March 5th via this form.

    New members are welcome to join at any meeting!

    Pre-register here.

    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Via zoom

    Join the next CT School Counselor SIG meeting on Wednesday, March 13 from 1:00-2:00 PM via zoom with guest speaker Adanma K. Ude.  She is the Regional Director of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), New England.

    NFTE partners with schools, community groups, and youth development organizations to bring entrepreneurship education to youth. Their evidence-based model leverages an award-winning curriculum, highly trained teachers, and volunteers drawn from across business and industry. Through the process of creating a business idea, NFTE students build the skills needed to plan and launch a startup. They also learn about the full range of jobs and occupations available to them and are introduced to new career paths. 

    Most importantly, students develop an entrepreneurial mindset. They learn to think and act like entrepreneurs, demonstrating skills such as initiative and self-reliance, flexibility and adaptability, critical thinking and problem-solving, communication and collaboration, creativity and innovation, opportunity recognition, and future orientation. This skill set can lead to success in any career.

    Pre-register here.

    Annie McCarthy, School Counselor, Franklin County Technical High School, Turners Falls

    Maryrose O'Neil, School Counselor, Tantasqua Regional High School, Fiskdale

    Lauren Robillard, School Counselor, Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical School, Charlton

    Career/Technical SIG Leaders

    • 14 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Via zoom

    Agenda- TBA

    Pre-register here.

    • 19 Mar 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Via zoom

    The next official meeting of the LGBTQ+ Affinity Group will be on Tuesday, March 19 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. The topic is TBA.  You can pre-register here.

     
    • 22 Mar 2024
    • 4:30 PM
    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 4:30 PM
    • MSAA 33 Forge Parkway, Franklin MA
    Register

    MASCA is pleased to enter into a partnership with the Massachusetts School Administrators Association (MSAA) and William James College to continue to offer an exciting pathway for school counselors seeking either certification as a counseling supervisor/director or credential in best practices, resource sharing and cutting-edge school counselor leadership.  Please note that taking this one weekend class alone will not guarantee director certification.  Other requirements must be met.  This class is open to all experienced school counselors regardless of whether you seek a director/supervisor certification or not.


    Specific topics covered in that module will include equity awareness, advocacy, identifying and closing gaps, social emotional programming and the role that school counselors play in ensuring all K-12 students graduate career and college ready. The syllabus for this module is currently in development.  The class will be taught by Tracy Encarnacao, Director of Counseling at Greater Lowell Vocational Technical School and school counseling adjunct professor at Merrimack College.


    The class will be held virtually from 4:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22 and and in-person only from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the MSAA Office, 33 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA.   The cost will be $160.  20 PDPs will be provided for those who complete the course requirements.  The deadline to register is Friday, March 8.  Participants must be active professional or associate MASCA members. No food will be provided.

    • 04 Apr 2024
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • via zoom

    AGENDA - Adventures in Retirement: New Careers, Travel, Exercise, Volunteering, Staying Connected, and FUN

    Pre-Register here.

    • 08 Apr 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 09 Apr 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Framingham

    Annual Conference

    Details TBA.

    • 09 Apr 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • @Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Framingham

    Agenda - TBA

    Questions - Email Bob Bardwell - executivedirector@masca.org.

    • 05 Jun 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Via zoom

    Agenda - TBA

    Questions - Email Bob Bardwell - executivedirector@masca.org.

    • 23 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Lasell University
    Register

    MASCA’s School Counseling Summer Camp (SC2)

    Filling Your Toolbox

    July 23 - 25, 2024

    Lasell University, Newton MA

    Join your school counseling colleagues for MASCA's second annual School Counselor Summer Camp (SC2). 

    This three-day summer camp experience will include plenty of opportunities for learning, networking and fun, including a big chunk of time on Wednesday afternoon/evening on your own.  The program will include thought provoking keynote speakers, breakout sessions, small groups and incredible food options, including a reception and dinner sponsored by the admission office on campus.

    22 PDP's will be provided to participants.

    COST: 

    The registration cost includes six meals (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 1 dinner), double occupancy air-conditioned housing for two nights (single room is $150 extra) and access to all speakers and curriculum materials.

    Early bird - before May 1:  $375

    Regular - May 2 - June 26:  $450

    Single room +75 per night or $150 for the two nights

    No housing - registration only - $225

    $100 fee will be assessed if cancelled before July 23.


    QUESTIONS: - Please contact Amanda Ugrinow, Conference Chair or Bob Bardwell, Executive Director

Past events

15 Feb 2024 February 15 Retiree SIG Meeting
14 Feb 2024 February 14 SAC/SSW (School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker) SIG Meeting
13 Feb 2024 MASCA Governing Board Meeting
05 Feb 2024 National School Counseling Week
31 Jan 2024 January 31 Secondary SIG Meeting
29 Jan 2024 January 29 Elementary SIG meeting
24 Jan 2024 January 24 Middle Level SIG Meeting
23 Jan 2024 January 23 LGBTQ+ Affinity Group
18 Jan 2024 January 18 Govering Board Service Information Session
11 Jan 2024 January 11 Retiree SIG Meeting
10 Jan 2024 January 10 Book Club Author Meeting
10 Jan 2024 January 10 SAC/SSW (School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker) SIG Meeting
09 Jan 2024 January 9 Grad Student Event
14 Dec 2023 December 14 LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Meeting
13 Dec 2023 December 13 Middle Level SIG Meeting
13 Dec 2023 December 13 SAC/SSW (School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker) SIG Meeting
06 Dec 2023 MASCA Governing Board Meeting
05 Dec 2023 December 5 Counseling Directors SIG Meeting
04 Dec 2023 December 4 Elementary SIG Meeting
29 Nov 2023 Fall Book Club
16 Nov 2023 November 16 Secondary SIG Meeting
14 Nov 2023 November 14 Career/Technical SIG Meeting
08 Nov 2023 November 8 SAC/SSW (School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker) SIG Meeting
24 Oct 2023 October 24 Secondary SIG Meeting
19 Oct 2023 October 19 MLL SIG Meeting
12 Oct 2023 LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Meeting
11 Oct 2023 October 11 SAC/SSW (School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker) SIG Meeting
04 Oct 2023 2024 New Counselor Boot Camp
03 Oct 2023 MASCA Governing Board Meeting
02 Oct 2023 October 2 Elementary SIG Meeting
01 Oct 2023 2023 Series #1 FREE Remote MA Model 3.0 Independent Study
01 Oct 2023 2023 MA Model PD - Series #2
01 Oct 2023 2023 MA Model PD - Series #3
01 Oct 2023 Fitchburg State University Graduate Credit Courses
28 Sep 2023 September 28 CTVE SIG Meeting
21 Sep 2023 Sept. 21 Retiree SIG Meeting
13 Sep 2023 Sept 13 SAC/SSW (School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker) SIG Meeting
18 Jul 2023 MASCA’s School Counselor Summer Camp (SC2) - Surfing the seas of change together: Feeding your purpose and passion
22 Jun 2023 June 22 Middle Level SIG
08 Jun 2023 What You Need to Know About the Digital SAT® Suite of Assessments
06 Jun 2023 MASCA Governing Board Meeting
23 May 2023 May 23 Urban SIG
18 May 2023 Being Accountable and Data-Informed
04 Apr 2023 MASCA Governing Board Meeting
03 Apr 2023 MASCA 2023 Annual Conference
28 Mar 2023 March 28 Urban SIG
23 Mar 2023 March 23 Retiree SIG
23 Mar 2023 March 23 Elementary SIG
08 Mar 2023 College Board Digital SAT info session
08 Mar 2023 March 8 SAC/SSW SIG
02 Mar 2023 March 2 Counseling Directors SIG
16 Feb 2023 February 16 Elementary SIG
10 Feb 2023 Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Understanding the Experience of LGBTQIA+ Students
08 Feb 2023 MASCA Governing Board Meeting
08 Feb 2023 Feb 8 SAC/SSW SIG Meeting
02 Feb 2023 Feb. 2 Retiree SIG
02 Feb 2023 MASCA 2023 Spring Conference PDP applicant
24 Jan 2023 January 24 Urban SIG
20 Jan 2023 2023 Counseling Directors Weekend
19 Jan 2023 January 19 Elementary SIG
18 Jan 2023 College Board AP Update
12 Jan 2023 January 12 Board Service Information Session
11 Jan 2023 January 11 SAC/SSW SIG Meeting
14 Dec 2022 December 14 Middle Level SIG Meeting
14 Dec 2022 Dec. 14 School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker SIG Meeting
13 Dec 2022 MASCA Governing Board Meeting
08 Dec 2022 December 8 Counseling Directors SIG
06 Dec 2022 MA Model ASSESS Action Research Series
17 Nov 2022 Grad Student DEI & SEL Panel
09 Nov 2022 Book Club 2022-23 Fall Semester
03 Nov 2022 November 3 Retiree SIG
02 Nov 2022 November 2 School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker SIG
27 Oct 2022 Counselor of Color Affinity Group Informational Meeting
25 Oct 2022 October 25 Secondary SIG meeting
20 Oct 2022 October 20 Retiree SIG
13 Oct 2022 October 13 Elementary SIG
12 Oct 2022 MASCA Governing Board Meeting
12 Oct 2022 October 12 School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker SIG
29 Sep 2022 2022 Virtual New Counselor Boot Camp Series
09 Jun 2022 Summer 2022 Series #1 FREE Remote MA Model 3.0 Independent Study
09 Jun 2022 Summer 2022 MA Model PD - Series #2
09 Jun 2022 Summer 2022 MA Model PD - Series #3
09 Jun 2022 MA Model Institute Training 3 Graduate Credit* Opportunities or 45 PDP’s
07 Jun 2022 MASCA Governing Board meeting
19 May 2022 #MASCAReads May Meeting
26 Apr 2022 Governing Board - Special Meeting
14 Apr 2022 Grad Student Networking Event
13 Apr 2022 Counseling Directors SIG
04 Apr 2022 MASCA Spring Conference
30 Mar 2022 SAC/SSW SIG
16 Mar 2022 Middle Level SIG
09 Mar 2022 MASCA Governing Board meeting
05 Mar 2022 MASCA 2022 Spring Conference PDP applicant
03 Mar 2022 #MASCAReads Book Club
03 Mar 2022 Retirees SIG
16 Feb 2022 Urban SIG Meeting
16 Feb 2022 SAC/SSW SIG Meeting
10 Feb 2022 MASCA Virtual Awards Gala
09 Feb 2022 NSCW Town Hall Meeting
08 Feb 2022 Give Yourself Permission to Pause with Kate Forest
03 Feb 2022 Retiree SIG
02 Feb 2022 Counseling Directors SIG
27 Jan 2022 Doing Discipline Differently: How to Respond to Student Misbehavior and The Whys Percolating At or Below the Surface
21 Jan 2022 Counseling Directors Weekend Class
20 Jan 2022 Secondary SIG
19 Jan 2022 SAC/SSW (School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker) SIG
12 Jan 2022 Middle Level SIG
11 Jan 2022 Board Info Service Session
06 Jan 2022 #MASCAReads Book Club
21 Dec 2021 Elementary SIG
14 Dec 2021 MASCA Governing Board meeting
08 Dec 2021 Counseling Directors SIG Meeting
07 Dec 2021 LGBTQ+ Pronouns and Beyond
30 Nov 2021 Got 504’s? A training for new and experienced School Counselors responsible for 504 meetings and plans
17 Nov 2021 Retirees SIG Meeting
10 Nov 2021 NCAA Clearinghouse Webinar
09 Nov 2021 Urban SIG
03 Nov 2021 Middle Level SIG Meeting
02 Nov 2021 Elementary SIG meeting
27 Oct 2021 Retiree SIG - Planning for Retirement
19 Oct 2021 Secondary SIG Meeting
07 Oct 2021 #MASCAReads Book Club
05 Oct 2021 MASCA Governing Board meeting
04 Oct 2021 Got Lesson Plans? Easy, ready-to-use lessons plans for free
30 Sep 2021 Navigating Confidentiality and Student Records
29 Sep 2021 Retiree SIG Meeting
13 Sep 2021 2021-22 Mentoring Program
17 Aug 2021 MASCA Dip Your Toes into Data workshop registration
17 Aug 2021 MASCA Dip Your Toes into Data workshop & DESE Shark Week PDPs
09 Aug 2021 MASCA Leadership Development Institute
27 Apr 2021 Restorative Practices
14 Apr 2021 Turning Advocacy into Action: MASCA's Virtual Day on the Hill
24 Mar 2021 ACTION RESEARCH and THE ACCOUNTABLE COUNSELOR
22 Feb 2021 60th Anniversary Tribute
10 Feb 2021 Engaging the Disengaged: A candid discussion about students who are unavailable, offline or out of view - rescheduled
19 Jan 2021 Engaging the Disengaged: A candid discussion about students who are unavailable, offline or out of view
27 Oct 2020 Urban SIG First Meeting
22 Oct 2020 #MASCAReads Book Club
19 Oct 2020 Elementary SIG First Meeting
19 Oct 2020 Youth Minority Mental Health and Allyship
15 Oct 2020 Organizing a Virtual FAFSA Day in 2020-21
23 Jul 2020 #MASCAReads Book Club
14 May 2020 #MASCAReads Book Club
30 Mar 2020 MASCA 2020 Spring Conference - CANCELLED
30 Mar 2020 Transitioning from Graduate Student to School Counselor: Tips, Tricks, & Insights - CANCELLED
04 Feb 2020 Be the Change in MA: Advocacy & Leadership Workshop
30 Jan 2020 Increasing FAFSA Completion webinar
30 Jan 2020 FREE MA Model PD Zoom Conference
03 Dec 2019 School Counselors: Ensuring All Students are Future Ready Convening - featuring DESE Commissioner Jeff Riley
03 Dec 2019 Satellite location- School Counselors: Ensuring All Students are Future Ready Convening - featuring DESE Commissioner Jeff Riley - Springfield site
03 Oct 2019 New Counselor Boot Camp
29 Apr 2019 MASCA 2019 Spring Conference
29 Apr 2019 2019 Data Showcase - Helping Students Reach Higher by Digging Deeper with Data - Earn the College and Career Data Usage Certificate and 15 PDPS
26 Feb 2019 Day on the Hill: Find Your Voice
01 Jan 2019 Video Contest - What is a School Counselor?
25 Oct 2018 Helping Students Reach Higher by Digging Deeper with Data - Earn the College and Career Data Usage Certificate and 15 PDPS
10 Oct 2018 Massachusetts College and Career Advising Professional Development Series
30 Apr 2018 MASCA 2018 Spring Conference
30 Apr 2018 2018 Data Showcase - Helping Students Reach Higher by Digging Deeper with Data - Earn the College and Career Data Usage Certificate and 15 PDPS
05 Feb 2018 National School Counseling Week, February 5-9, 2018
01 Feb 2018 MASCA Board Meeting - February 1, 2018
17 Nov 2017 Signs of Suicide - Suicide Prevention Training - Eastern MA
20 Oct 2017 Central MA and Western MA Cohort - Helping Students Reach Higher by Digging Deeper with Data - Earn the College and Career Data Usage Certificate and 15 PDPS
06 Oct 2017 Eastern MA Cohort - Helping Students Reach Higher by Digging Deeper with Data - Earn the College and Career Data Usage Certificate and 15 PDPS
06 Oct 2017 Signs of Suicide - Suicide Prevention Training - Western MA
07 Aug 2017 MASCA Leadership Development Institute 2018
25 May 2017 MASCA Board Meeting - May 25, 2017
03 Apr 2017 MASCA 2017 Spring Conference
03 Apr 2017 Data Showcase - Helping Students Reach Higher by Digging Deeper with Data - Earn the College and Career Data Usage Certificate and 15 PDPS
02 Mar 2017 MASCA Board Meeting - March 2, 2017
28 Oct 2016 Western MA Cohort - Helping Students Reach Higher by Digging Deeper with Data - Earn the College and Career Data Usage Certificate and 15 PDPS
21 Oct 2016 Eastern MA Cohort - Helping Students Reach Higher by Digging Deeper with Data - Earn the College and Career Data Usage Certificate and 15 PDPS
20 Oct 2016 MASCA Board Meeting - October 20, 2016
31 Jul 2016 MASCA Leadership Development Institute
05 Apr 2016 Sponsor & Exhibit Registration ~ MASCA 2016 Conference & MA Reach Higher Convening
04 Apr 2016 Participant Registration ~ MASCA 2016 Conference & MA Reach Higher Convening
11 Mar 2016 College & Career Readiness ~ Using DART Data to See What's Really Happening to Your Graduates

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