Updates from VTSCA

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week, "Celebrate School Counseling," will be celebrated from February 2-6, 2015, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors. 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. Check out the ASCA website for ideas to celebrate. Share your celebration ideas on our Facebook page.

Save the date for the 2015 VTSCA Conference

Thursday, Sep. 24th, 8am

Killington Grand Resort and Conference Center, Killington, VT, United States

Research Study: School Counselors’ Use of Online Technology Tools for Professional Purposes.

The primary research questions of this study are:

  • What online technology tools are currently and commonly used by school counselors?
  • How are school counselors using these tools for professional purposes?
  • For whom and with which audiences are school counselors using these tools?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of using these tools in the school counselor's role?

This study is being conducted by Dr. Erin Mason of the Counseling and Special Education Department in the College of Education at DePaul University. Dr. Mason can be contacted at emason5@depaul.edu or 773-245-3746. This study is conducted with practices and procedures that preserve the rights and protection of human subjects and is approved by the Institutional Review Board of DePaul University.

Participants may access the online survey at the following link (you may need to copy and paste the link): http://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5mTZ7HaiJCc99S5

Vermont School Counselor Association

Join us for our upcoming board meeting on Saturday February 7, 2015, in Montpelier from 9:00-2:00 pm. For more information contact Kara Pawlusiak at vtsca.treasurer@gmail.com