Greetings from CASC!
CASC School Counselor Educator Bulletin
A Message from your Representative
My name is Dr. Caroline J. Lopez and I am the Counselor Educator Representative for the California Association of School Counselors (CASC). I am currently an Assistant Professor in the School Counseling program at Chapman University. Prior to this I worked as a school counselor in Los Angeles County. I am excited to serve as the representative for Counselor Educators across the state of California. I'd like to briefly share what CASC has in store this year.
There are many changes happening within the school counseling profession particularly in California. Educators are currently faced with directing and implementing several initiatives, including, but not limited to Common Core State Standards, SBAC, LCAP, and First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative. Too often school counselors have been left at the periphery of education reform. The need for effective leaders in school counseling has never been greater! CASC needs leaders who can guide the school counseling profession into the future! Below you will find several ways CASC engages in professional development and advocacy for our profession. If you would like to get involved please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ! If you are not currently a CASC member or your membership as expired, consider registering below so that you can continue to receive updates from your CASC representative!
Counselor Educator Member Benefits
- School Counselor Educator of the Year Award
- "School Counselor Preparation" strand at the 2016 CASC Conference
- CASC Research Grant Award
- Upcoming professional development webinars for school counselor educators
- "CASC Connection" a weekly publication of CASC and Local/Regional/National school counseling related news
- CASC Counselor Educator Listserv (coming soon!)
CASC Conference Call for Proposals
The California Association of School Counselors is pleased to announce the call for presentation proposals for the 2016 annual conference. The conference is scheduled for October 17th and 18th at the Riverside Convention Center. The theme “Mission Possible: Student Success” will provide content on the following themes:
- Reach Higher for College and Career Readiness
- The Digital Landscape,
- Evidence Based School Counseling,
- Safe and Supportive Schools
- School Counselor Preparation
Please email Ashley.email@example.com or
Caroline.Lopez@school.counselor-ca.org with any questions or concerns. Click on the link below to access the proposal submission form. All questions must be answered. The deadline to submit your presentation proposal is April 15, 2016 by 11:59pm.
CASC Call for Awards Nominations
It is time to submit your nominations for the annual CASC Awards. Winners will be recognized at the annual CASC Conference Awards Luncheon which will be held this year at the Riverside Convention Center on October 16-18.
Awards are given in the following areas:
● Counselor Educator of the Year
● Counselor Advocate of the Year
● Legislator of the Year
● Administrator of the Year
Download the application criteria and instructions for details on how to nominate HERE. Submit all nominations, applications, and supporting documentation by June 1, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions or comments please contact the Awards Chair Donna.Cleman@schoolcounselor-ca.org.
NEW: Call for research grant proposals
CASC will provide funding on an annual basis to encourage research in the area of school counseling. CASC will award minimum of $250 or maximum of $1,000 dollars to one or more proposals. To be eligible for this grant, collaborative research projects between practicing California school counselors and California counselor educators is required. Those submitting applications must be CASC members. Priority will be given to proposals focusing on one or more of the topics listed below.
Demonstrating the effectiveness of school counseling
LCAP priority goals or LCAP special populations (ELL, low-income, foster youth)
Improving School Counselor/Administrator relationships
Closing the achievement gap
Innovations in the field
Current topics/issues in the field
Collaborative studies i.e. universities and school districts
School Counselor Leadership
- Studies that are readily generalized to a variety of populations
Download the application and instructions HERE. Submit all applications, and supporting documentation by July 1, 2016 to email@example.com. For questions or comments please contact the awards chair Caroline Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE!
Supporting Undocumented Students Conference
Thursday, April 28th, 8-10am
San Diego, CA, United States
San Diego, CA
Let's RAMP with CASC
Friday, April 29th, 8:30am-3:30pm
1 University Drive
HB McDaniel & CASC NorCal Conference
Saturday, April 30th, 9am-4:30pm
450 Serra Mall
School Counselor Leadership Conference 2016
Wednesday, May 25th, 8am-3pm
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA
The California Association of School Counselors, Inc. is a professional organization, which provides leadership and advocacy for the profession of school counseling in California.
The mission of the California Association of School Counselors, Inc. is to promote excellence in the profession of school counseling.