2017 Spring Professional Development Conference
Kean University
Friday, March 31, 2017
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1000 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
School Counselor Evaluation Model
The New Jersey Department of Education has approved the NJSCA School Counselor Evaluation Model to appear on its list of approved evaluation models in the state. The Department approves and supports the voluntary use of the counselor evaluation model developed by the NJSCA.
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NJSCA Magazine Online

The Winter Edition of the NJSCA Counselor News is now available:
Click here to access!
In this issue: Data & Technology: Demonstrate Your Impact
President’s Message by Dana Karas
Tech Tools in Schools
 by Dana Karas, Angela Cleveland and Elana Rudnick Liebeskind

Using Mindsets and Behaviors to Design a Survey by Carol J. Kaffenberger and Anita Young
What’s Trending? Top Tech Tools
 by Angela Cleveland and Saqi Mehta
Webinars: A Brief How-to Guide
 by Andrew J. Knoblich and Clare Merlin
The Power of Data by Ernest Cox, Jr.
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National School Counseling Week: Feb 6 - 10, 2017


National School Counseling Week 2017, "School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential," will be celebrated from Feb. 6-10, 2017, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. 

Click here for more information, including links to downloadable daily photo challenge signs, sample morning announcements, press release template, and more.     
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New Jersey School Counselor of the Year

Michelle Obama dedicated her final public remarks as first lady                    
to school counselors on January 6, 2017.
Click here to watch the full speech.                    

Congratulations to Dana Karas, the 2016-2017                     
New Jersey School Counselor of the Year!                    

Link to Press Release                    



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Spring Conference

The NJSCA Spring Conference is set for Friday, March 31, 2017. 

Location: North Avenue Academic Building, a brand new facility, on the campus of Kean University in Union, NJ.

The format of the Spring Conference was changed last year to be more in line with the Fall Conference format. Therefore, we will be asking for break-out session presentations. Please think about submitting a presentation either by yourself or with the folks you work with! Please share a best practices program you do back at your school with the conference attendees. 

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Fall Conference

Click here for NJSCA 2016 Fall Conference Handouts

2016 Fall Professional Development Conference
Friday, October 14, 2016
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648



Session Descriptions 

New Jersey School Counselor Association, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2077. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. New Jersey School Counselor Association, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges & Universities College Fair

~ To educate students, parents/guardians, and school administration about the value of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
~ To provide Historically Black Colleges and Universities a large pool of quality candidates, operating in a manner supportive of the role that HBCUs play in the educational system of the United States of America and throughout the world. 
Link to Website and Schedule

Student Prep Page 

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