Implicit Bias and College Advising

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Apr 29, 2020 4:29:06 PM

In the field of education, many of us are well-versed in the differences between explicit and implicit bias. Yet we may not have had candid conversations with ourselves and others about what we can and should do daily to ensure equity in college access; in particular, how to reduce implicit bias in today's virtual college advising setting.

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Topics: Professional Development, College Planning, Educators, Coronavirus, Distance Counseling

Choosing a College during COVID-19

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Apr 28, 2020 5:29:59 PM

The college admissions process of 2020 will go down in history books. Campus visits have been canceled. Individual and family financial circumstances are up in the air. Many colleges have moved their admissions decision deadline to June 1. So how on earth are we supposed to support our students in choosing a college during COVID-19? Read on for four tips below:

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

How to Help Students during COVID-19

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 21, 2020 1:06:16 PM

This month, we shifted our usual monthly webinar to make space for educators to learn from one another and discuss resources for teaching and advising during COVID-19. More than 600 people registered to join the conversation. If you weren’t able to join the discussion live, watch the recording:

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Topics: Professional Development, Educators, Student Enrichment, 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:

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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. 

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Topics: Professional Development, Educators, Coronavirus

COVID-19 Student Safety Tips and TSIA Updates

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

Texas OnCourse has your latest updates on COVID-19 and Texas education.

This week we're covering:

  1. Updated policies for school meal pick up
  2. Keeping everyone safe during paper packet delivery
  3. An update on taking the TSI assessment  
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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.

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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!

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Topics: College Planning, Parents, Educators, Coronavirus

COVID-19 Updates: Food Access, Testing, and Students with Disabilities

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

What a week! With news and information coming in at warp speed, and educators having to adapt to distance learning and counseling, we want to help.

Today, our three highlights for you concern:

1) Access to food

2) Testing updates

3) Serving students with disabilities

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Topics: Educators, Coronavirus

3/20: The Latest Resources on COVID-19 and Texas Education

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Mar 20, 2020 3:25:15 PM

In this post, find the latest vetted headlines and helpful, trustworthy resources as you navigate distance learning and counseling. 

Landing Pages for Coronavirus Updates

Most education agencies, associations, and service providers have dedicated webpages to communicate COVID-19 updates. We have gathered these for you below, and we suggest you bookmark and refer to them daily:

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Topics: Educators, Coronavirus