Helping Your Students with a College Prep Checklist during COVID-19

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Aug 18, 2020 1:28:48 PM

If you’re working with college-bound seniors this year, you’ll want to help them stay on track. With virtual schooling and uncertain variables popping up, we’re here to help with tips on crafting a college prep checklist during COVID-19.

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Topics: College Planning, Educators, High School, Distance Counseling and Learning

COVID-19 Update: College Prep during COVID-19

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Aug 18, 2020 12:26:58 PM

Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s Facebook broadcast of the most recent information and resources regarding college and career planning in the time of COVID-19. Today we're talking specifically about college prep during COVID-19.

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Topics: College Planning, Educators, Distance Counseling and Learning, Curriculum Resources

Webinar: Gearing Up for Back to School during COVID-19

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Aug 11, 2020 1:51:13 PM

In our first monthly webinar of the 2020–2021 school year, over 375 educators from across the state registered to tap into an open discussion on back to school during COVID-19. We covered CCMR updates and tools for accountability, data-driven strategies for programs, and Texas OnCourse resources that can enhance remote teaching, counseling, and advising practices.

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Topics: Webinar, Coronavirus, Distance Counseling and Learning

COVID-19 Update: TEA Updates

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Aug 7, 2020 1:32:18 PM

This week, we're focusing on TEA updates on COVID-19.

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Topics: Educators, Distance Counseling and Learning

Our Updated College and Career Readiness Curriculum Has New Lesson Plans!

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Jul 28, 2020 3:17:47 PM

You may be aware of Texas OnCourse’s College and Career Readiness Curriculum, formerly referred to as the Middle School Curriculum Guide. This curriculum is designed to help educators teach college and career readiness in grades 6–8. To date, this resource has helped over 1,950 Texas educators meet TEKS requirements by using plug and play middle school lesson plans designed to make career exploration fun. 

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Topics: Middle School, Educators, Distance Counseling and Learning

Test-Optional Schools in Texas

Posted by Communications Coordinator Rose Frezza on Jul 7, 2020 12:32:50 PM

The spread of coronavirus has resulted in a plethora of educational pivots since March, and the college admissions process has been no exception. With SAT and ACT testing dates canceled or postponed and testing centers closed, institutes of higher education have reconsidered the role that these exams play in admissions.

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Topics: Applying to College, Educators, Students and Families, Distance Counseling and Learning

Ways Educators Can Interrupt Implicit Bias in the Classroom

Posted by Communications Coordinator Rose Frezza on Jun 30, 2020 5:15:25 PM

Providing equitable education and advising for students in the age of virtual learning is more important now than ever. 

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Topics: Professional Development, Distance Counseling and Learning, Diversity and Inclusion, Curriculum Resources

Asset Framing: Tell the Story of Your Students’ Aspirations, Not Their Deficits

Posted by Communications Coordinator Rose Frezza on Jun 23, 2020 6:14:52 PM

Trabian Shorters, best-selling author, social entrepreneur, and leading authority on diversity and inclusion, has been working for years to help foundations and nonprofits change the stories they tell about the communities they support. Many philanthropic organizations start with the challenge or the problem first – “tales of deficit and despair,” as Shorters describes. But this sort of approach stigmatizes communities, contributes to further stereotyping, and can often make change seem impossible. 

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Topics: Professional Development, Administrators, Distance Counseling and Learning, Diversity and Inclusion

Using Texas OnCourse for Middle School Excellence

Posted by Leader Fellow Mia Bradford on Jun 10, 2020 5:10:00 PM

Right before I left for vacation in March 2018, my supervisor called me into his office and said, “Mia, Dr. Lathan wants to create a comprehensive college and career readiness program for middle school students.” My heart leaped with joy. That’s right. News of a brand-new program I’d be charged with developing the day before vacation made me joyous. Here’s why.

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Topics: Educators, Distance Counseling and Learning, Curriculum Resources

Advising Student-Athletes during COVID-19

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Jun 8, 2020 5:30:31 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on all aspects of education: academic, extracurricular,  athletic, and more. With this webinar, gain valuable knowledge on how student-athletes and their families can engage with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) during this atypical time. 

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Topics: Grad Requirements, Distance Counseling and Learning