The school year may be winding down, but we know that the job of a school counselor (like that of many educators) is year-round. To help you finish strong with resources at-the-ready, we’ve compiled a list of the most helpful free online school counseling tools, specifically for middle and high school counselors and their students.
This academic year has been unlike any other for students around the world. In particular, students making big transitions in the fall (like entering high school as a freshman!) are facing unique challenges.
We can’t imagine what it’s like for our students to be out of school and managing uncertainty as they prepare for a big transition.
So Texas OnCourse created a couple of short videos to help students prepare for a stellar freshman year, whether they’re headed to high school or college.
For many career and technical education (CTE) teachers, the sudden move to online learning is particularly challenging. CTE, after all, is often hands-on in nature. Here, we gather updates, tips and suggested practices, and resources into one place. Use them to supplement official guidance provided by your school or district. Our hope is to help you strengthen your online teaching skills as they relate to delivering CTE instruction remotely.
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.
Texas OnCourse has your latest updates on COVID-19 and Texas education.
This week we're covering:
- Updated policies for school meal pick up
- Keeping everyone safe during paper packet delivery
- An update on taking the TSI assessment
Webinar Highlights: Making Careers Matter in Middle School
No time to watch? Below, we summarize key information and include links to resources from the webinar.
Texas graduation requirements state that students must select an endorsement and draft a four-year graduation plan before starting ninth grade. They can revise this plan every year. The process helps students identify education and training opportunities for after high school. It also helps develop employment-seeking skills.
Okay, middle school parents and guardians. It’s never too soon to help your child dream about college and career success after high school. Starting around seventh and eighth grade, you’ll need to know about Texas graduation requirements and help your child craft a four-year high school plan. Don’t panic – you’ll have help. That’s what counselors and advisers are here for!