Fall Professional Development Conference
Ocean Place Resort & Spa
October 12 & 13, 2014
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1 Ocean Boulevard Long Branch, New Jersey
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

NJSCA Fall Edition of the NJSCA Counselor News is now available:
Click here to access!
In this issue: Back to School; Strategies for You and Your Students
Contents:
President’s Message by Timothy Conway
Top 5 Reasons to Build a Twitter PLN by Lauren Baker, Tennessee School Counselor Association Membership Chair
The Counselor’s External Office by Dr. Richard O’Connell
Put Down Time to Work for You bY KIMBERLY Madconald
Five Guidance P’s from a First-Year School Counselor by Tiffany Sherbert
The Power of One: School Counselors Get to the Heart of Education by Stephen Sroka
School Counselor Considerations for the Four-Day School Week by James Todd McGahey
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Waiver for Overnight Fall Conference Expenses Approved

The NJ Department of Education has granted NJSCA a waiver, permitting school districts to reimburse overnight lodging expenses for the Fall 2014 Professional Development Conference, providing the distance from the attendees home to the conference exceeds fifty miles.

School counselor evaluation, PARCC testing, student growth objectives, and many more changes require you to be aware and to advocate for yourself and your students. Make time now to speak with your administration about the NEED for you to attend the NJSCA Fall Conference on October 12th & 13th, 2014.  Register for the conference, fill out your district paperwork to attend and get it board approved before you leave for the summer.  

Link to NJDOE Waiver letter.  Please be sure to send a copy to your administration when requesting approval for your Fall Conference Professional Development.

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Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair Week

The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair is a non-profit, volunteer organization that partners with community and state agencies to introduce a multitude of students, eager to learn about higher education opportunities, to college admissions representatives from the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 
Link to PDF Flyer  
Link to website for more information

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The District Evaluation Advisory Committee (DEAC): Keeping Educators at the Center of Achieve NJ

The District Evaluation Advisory Committee, or DEAC, required in all districts by the TEACHNJ Act through at least SY16-17, has great potential for supporting districts in effectively implementing the AchieveNJ evaluation system.  Districts should consider expandingtheir DEAC to include other educators whose engagement in the initiative is important to its success, e.g. teacher leaders, association representatives, other teaching staff members such as school counselors, etc  Link to The District Evaluation Advisory Committee (DEAC): Keeping Educators at the Center of AchieveNJ

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Join NJSCA SCENE Today!

NJSCA SCENE is a professional networking community, much as Facebook is a social networking community.  With SCENE, we can have open discussions with other school counselors, receiving feedback and offering advice.  SCENE allows members to open a new discussion thread or to simply pose a question.  School counselors can also post favorite websites in "Shared Links" and upload PowerPoint presentations and Word documents that other counselors will find useful to the online "File Cabinet."  Join NJSCA SCENE today.

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