Counselor Connect Vision: To develop a district-led and championed community of practice where high-quality professional development and support is provided for Student Service Professionals within the CIESC membership network and beyond.
COVID-19 Resources for Student Service Professionals
Professional Development Opportunities
Here are some curated opportunities to help you support students and families during and through the pandemic.
Free webinars every Friday to address how SEL can be most helpful in response to today’s circumstances.
Free 6-hour online course concerning the underlying traumatic roots of behavior, as well as the key components necessary to allow students to flourish.
Watch recorded webinars and register for future ones on topics including empathy, tiers of SEL, 21st Century scholar engagement, and more.
Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness webinars, toolkits, and other resources.
All webinars recorded from March 15–May 31, 2020, are free to nonmembers, including:
- Ethical Considerations: School Counseling in a Virtual Setting
- Celebrate College Signing Day Online
- The Power to Motivate
- Ethics on Virtual Counseling
Highlights for School Counselors
What school counselors need to take into consideration as we move things online during COVID-19-by Brian Coleman, 2019 ASCA School Counselor of the Year.
Indiana High School Resources
Clarifies expectations and provides flexibility for school corporations as it relates to students in the 2020 graduation cohort.
A few options your district can utilize when adapting high school graduation.
Highlights for Parents/Families
Tips for parents (and educators) for talking about COVID-19 and establishing a new “normal” in the home (available in multiple languages).
Counselor Connect Steering Team
The Counselor Connect Steering Team, consisting of up to three Student Service Professionals and Administrators per member district, assist in the identification of priority topics to be offered through professional development, to begin in 2020-2021. Member expertise will continue to be drawn upon for ongoing support and professional development needs beyond the initial planning period.
Upcoming Steering Team Planning Meeting
June 4, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.