Webinar: Enhance Your Advising Practice for Military-Bound Students

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Mar 23, 2021 11:39:07 AM

When students decide to join the military, they have a few important decisions ahead of them. They must decide which branch to join, whether to enlist after high school or commission to become an officer, and choose what type of job they would like to do. For students to choose the path that is right for them, they must understand their options to determine what is best for their needs and interests.

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Topics: Grad Requirements, Webinar, High School, Military Enlistment and Careers

Webinar: Exploring Endorsements with Families

Posted by Allison Rizzolo, Texas OnCourse on Dec 14, 2020 6:17:11 PM

Endorsements have been around for a few years now, but they can still be a challenging concept to explain to students and their families. Fortunately, there are lots of resources on endorsements and academic planning to help you!

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Topics: Middle School, Webinar, Endorsements, Educators, Students and Families, College and Career Readiness Resources

Webinar: Essential Skills for Middle School Students

Posted by Thema Reed, Texas OnCourse on Nov 16, 2020 5:00:17 PM

More and more school districts are implementing career exploration and postsecondary planning in middle school in a variety of ways. In our November 2020 webinar, we shared tips on how to incorporate college and career planning in middle school classrooms. 

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Topics: Middle School, Webinar, Jobs and Careers, Educators

Webinar: Understanding the TSIA2

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Oct 19, 2020 4:34:14 PM

The release of the Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 will change college readiness benchmarks across the state. In our October 2020 webinar, we provided updates on the TSIA2 from experts at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. 

During this webinar, we were joined by Keylan Morgan, college readiness and success specialist at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. We also moderated a lively question and answer session with our guest speakers and heard best practices from Texas OnCourse educators. Below, we summarize key highlights from the webinar.

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Topics: Webinar, Applying to College, High School, Entrance Exams

Webinar: Adjusting to College Planning during 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 and 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 Counseling and Learning

Webinar: Fun Career Activities for Middle School Students

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Mar 12, 2020 4:21:28 PM

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.

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Topics: Middle School, Webinar, Educators

Resources for Working with Students Taking College Courses

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Feb 12, 2020 4:18:40 PM

In this webinar, you’ll learn strategies to effectively advise high school students who are taking college courses, with support from the College Credits learning module in the Texas OnCourse Academy. Hear from our sister initiative, OnRamps, about their innovative college credit program and how you can best support your participating students. 

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Topics: Webinar

Webinar: College Applications (2019)

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Aug 7, 2019 10:17:00 AM

For information on college application system updates for the 2021–22 application cycle, please refer to our webinar on Adjusting to College Planning under COVID-19.

This webinar from August 2019 features updates and tips from popular college application systems like ApplyTexas and Common App as well as educator advice on implementing a strong college application completion culture from leader fellow Will Collins at Humble ISD.

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Topics: Webinar, Applying to College, College Planning

Webinar: College Essays, Writing Samples and Resumes

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 11, 2019 1:48:00 PM

Be prepared for the college application season! In this free webinar from April 2019, we explore college application essays, writing samples, and resumes. The webinar features tips and resources drawn from the Texas OnCourse Academy. We also connect you with representatives from the Common Application and ApplyTexas to keep you in the loop on what's new with these tools.

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Topics: Webinar, Applying to College, College Planning, Educators