(10:15 – 11:05)
ACT Tessera- Take Social and Emotional Learning Skills and Character Strength Assessment to the Next Level
Get thought leadership on the importance of Social and Emotional Leaning (SEL). You will also learn about ACT Tessera, the next generation solution for comprehensive, reliable Social and Emotional skill assessment.
Application: High School Counselors
Presenter: Greg Napierala, ACT
Financially Ready for College
Building a successful college-going culture begins with early education and planning. You can help by introducing middle & elementary school parents to savings and financial aid concepts while they still have time to plan. This session will provide an entry-level glimpse at financial aid concepts, various savings options, including New York’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan. A representative from Ascensus College Savings, the Program Manager for NY’s 529 will share what other districts are doing and provide resources you can incorporate to engage parents as they plan for college. It’s a great addition to any PTA, College Planning or Financial Aid Night! Join today’s workshop or learn more by visiting www.ny529atwork.org.
Application: Elementary and Middle School Counselors
Presenter: George Makras, New York’s 529 College Savings Program
How Far Down the Road Have You Come in Meeting the New Regulations?
With new regulations and new school counselor expectations now in place, you may be feeling overwhelmed or not sure what you need to do next to meet these significant NYSED changes. Let’s work through the five basic changes, swap implementation ideas, and explore user friendly tools to see how far along with implementation you already are!
Application: Elementary, Middle & HS School Counselors
Presenter: Carol A. Dahir, Ed.D. Professor, School Counseling Department New York Institute of Technology