The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) 2018 Annual Conference brings together approximately 3,000 school counseling professionals for four days of inspirational keynote sessions, informative breakout sessions, in-depth looks at hot topics in the school counseling profession, and plenty of networking opportunities. This year’s conference is being held in Los Angeles, California, and the theme is Reach for the Stars!
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Computer Science – Counseling Students Who Invent the Future // Monday, July 16, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. // Location: Room 409
Computer science is changing everyone's lives, yet few contribute to the technologies and services we all use. Learn about the national Computer Science for All initiative and how school counselors at the vanguard are supporting new courses and viable career pathways so more students get involved in the growing fields of computing. Walk away confident that you are supporting viable pathways, whether students' postsecondary plans are for two- or four-year college or military service. After attending this session, you should be able to: 1) Define computer science and identify who's right for it. 2) List tips for talking about computer science education and careers with students, parents, teachers and other influencers. 3) Access the Counselors for Computing toolkit.
presented by NCWIT C4C Representatives Angela Cleveland, Eric Blanco, and Jill Newman
Careers Your Students Should Know About Part 2 // Sunday, July 15, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. // Location: Room 410
Help your students learn about some exciting career opportunities they may not have previously considered. Representatives from a number of industries gather to share information about their fields in this rapid-fire session. Catch NCWIT Counselors 4 Computing Program Manager Angela Cleveland at 9:55 a.m.!
NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C) provides professional school counselors with information and resources they can use to support ALL students as they explore computer science education and careers. Stop by our booth, and learn how we can support your change-leading efforts!