Webinar: Adjusting to College Planning under COVID-19

Posted by Thema Reed, Texas OnCourse on Sep 14, 2020 4:38:31 PM

2020 has been full of unique challenges for educators and students. Many of you are juggling shifting deadlines, new enrollment processes, and new systems for sending students to college this year. In our September 2020 webinar, we break down how to help students plan for college during COVID-19 and share resources to keep you on track. More resources like those in this webinar can be found in the Texas OnCourse Academy under College Costs, Admissions and Application Process, and Financial Aid Application Process.

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Topics: Webinar, Educators, Coronavirus, Distance Counseling, Distance Learning

COVID-19 Update: Resources for College Readiness and Hard-to-Reach Students

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Aug 27, 2020 4:54:02 PM

We’ll be taking a break from our live videos next week, as I’ll be away on vacation, but we’ll be back September 10 at 4 p.m.. As always, leave requests in the comments if there’s anything you like us to research. And if you find the videos helpful, like and share to help us spread the word!

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Topics: Applying to College, College Planning, Educators, Distance Counseling, Distance Learning

COVID-19 Update: Professional Learning Resources and Financial Aid

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Aug 21, 2020 1:52:38 PM

Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s summary of COVID-19-related education news in Texas. We provide these videos every Thursday at four p.m., and you can always watch the video later if you miss us live. Have you found these videos useful? Help us spread the word! Like and share this post, and ask your colleagues to like our page.

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Topics: Educators, Coronavirus, Distance Learning

Helping Your Students with a College Prep Checklist

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 COVID-19 causing so many uncertain variables, we’re here to help. 

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

COVID-19 Update: College Prep, Admissions, and Entrance Exams

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 about college prep, admissions, and entrance exams.

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Topics: Lessons & Curriculum, College Planning, Educators, Distance Learning

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 Learning

COVID-19 Update: Info from TEA

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

Hello everyone, and thanks for tuning in to this week’s Facebook Live. Each Thursday at four p.m., we update you on the newest COVID-related education information for Texas.

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Topics: Educators, Distance Counseling, Distance Learning

Back-to-School Tips from Texas OnCourse

Posted by Allison Rizzolo, Texas OnCourse on Aug 4, 2020 3:35:11 PM

As we enter an uncertain and uncharted year, we at Texas OnCourse will be sharing resources to help you hit the ground running. Look for time-critical posts from us now through Labor Day here, on the blog, as well as on our social media and in our weekly subscription email, the Playbook.

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Topics: Educators, Distance Counseling, Distance 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, Distance Learning

Six Tips for Implementing Effective PD from Northwest ISD

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 20, 2020 1:13:06 PM

This year, educators around the state are seeing normal PD schedules disrupted or challenged by COVID-19 restrictions. And many schools and districts are turning to remote PD for the first time.

Northwest ISD, a quickly growing district in Dallas-Fort Worth, has been using the Texas OnCourse Academy to provide virtual lessons to their college and career staff for the past couple of years. Here are some tips that they’ve utilized for implementing professional development along the way. Find more tips and tools like this in our new remote PD toolkit.

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Topics: Professional Development, Administrators, Distance Learning