TSIA Test Updates: What Texas High School Counselors Need to Know

Posted by Thema Reed, Texas OnCourse on Apr 9, 2020 3:05:56 PM

COVID-19 came in with a crash this admissions season, causing testing delays, school closures, and uncertainty for many high school seniors. But there may be good news for Texas seniors who have not yet taken the TSIA for the 2020–2021 school year.

Read More

COVID-19 Education Report: 4/7

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 7, 2020 5:29:46 PM

NOTE: This is a transcript of a Facebook Live video filmed on 3/24/20. Click here to watch that video.

Read More

Topics: Coronavirus

3 Tips for Classrooms on Communicating Virtually During COVID-19

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Apr 7, 2020 4:58:14 PM

The current moment presents plenty of challenges as we figure out how to support, instruct, and counsel our students remotely. Among those challenges is how to communicate effectively when we’re not face-to-face. Fortunately, this is an obstacle that presents opportunities for growth and learning for our students, and ourselves. 

Read More

Topics: Middle School, Coronavirus

New COVID-19 Resource Pages for Students and Educators Now Available

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 6, 2020 7:42:43 PM

With coronavirus news coming in at warp speed, we’ve added a couple of new pages to our website to support you and your students. Bookmark these pages to stay up-to-date on new COVID-19 developments. We will update them regularly, and you can find them under the Tools menu on our site navigation:

Read More

Topics: Educators, Coronavirus, Students

How to Thrive in Your Online School Counseling Role

Posted by Leader Fellow Megan Guidry on Apr 2, 2020 4:30:26 PM

My name is Megan Guidry and I’m a counselor at Granbury Middle School, a licensed professional counselor, and a Texas OnCourse leader fellow. I’ve been a Granbury Pirate for 15 years, working at various elementary and middle schools in the district. 

Read More

Topics: Professional Development, Educators, Coronavirus

COVID-19 Education Report: 3/31

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 1, 2020 5:32:23 PM

NOTE: This is a transcript of a Facebook Live video filmed on 3/24/20. Click here to watch that video.

Read More

Topics: Middle School, College Planning, Educators, Coronavirus

How Educators Can Stay Connected and Keep Their Students On Track

Posted by Leader Fellow Trisha Fiene-Spain on Mar 31, 2020 3:44:09 PM

 As a high school counselor in Coppell ISD, the struggle to stay connected to my students has been very real these past few weeks. I haven’t seen my students since March 6, 2020, and I miss them something fierce. I know I’m not alone in that feeling.

Read More

Topics: Educators, Coronavirus

Texas Testing Updates During COVID-19

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Mar 25, 2020 5:44:24 PM

We're your source for critical Texas testing updates!

Read More

Topics: College Planning, Parents, Educators, Coronavirus

COVID-19 Education Report: 3/24/20

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Mar 25, 2020 5:31:54 PM

NOTE: This is a transcript of a Facebook Live video filmed on 3/24/20. Click here to watch that video.

Read More

Topics: Educators, Coronavirus

Making Virtual School Counseling Effective in the Era of COVID-19

Posted by Leader Fellow Jenny Patrick on Mar 24, 2020 7:26:47 PM

I’m the lone school counselor at Bangs High School, which has always been a demanding role. However, I think I can speak for all educators when I say that our collective experience with COVID-19 has been next-level.

Read More

Topics: Coronavirus