It’s summertime….YAY!!  Although I am working with our virtual summer school program, I have scheduled time for self care and staff development.  During the summer, it is my time to take care of my mental health and to take back new ideas to my school.  Mental health time is very important to rejuvenate yourself and I have scheduled that time as a nonnegotiable in my summer.  I hope you will take care of yourself this summer, but consider some summer staff development opportunities.

Here is a peek at my summer schedule:

Finish post planning
Register students for summer school

Conduct an hour long student leadership workshop at our countywide Technology Camp

Teach three Youth Mental Health Workshops to school staff
Help with our virtual student orientations

My Mental Health Plan

Attend Counselor Workshop

Supervise the June SAT
Self care alert
Attend the Whitesnake Concert in Biloxi, MS!

Innovative Counselor Strategy Conference
Self care alert
Attend the Def Leppard Conference in Birmingham, AL!

Attend Sources of Strength Train the Trainer Workshop in Savannah, GA

Self care alert
Go to the beach for a week!
Are you looking for some summer school counseling opportunities?  Below are a list of summer conferences, workshops, and webinars for school counselors.  Feel free to browse and message me if you want to add to this list!!

Happy Summer!!

Summer Counselor Opportunities

Anti-Bullying & School Safety Conference
May 27-28, 2015
Atlantic City, NJ

ASCA Conference
June 28-July 1, 2015


ASCA Site Based Training
Academic Counseling 
ASCA National Model Training
Cyber Bullying & Internet Safety
Data Driven School Counseling
Dealing with High Risk Students & Families
Improving Intercultural Competence
Legal & Ethical Complications of Working with Minors in Schools
Management, Data, & Accountability
School Counseling Trauma
Solution Focused Counseling
Technology Boot Camp
Using Data to Impact Student Achievement

ASCA University
Earn an ASCA Specialist designation in a school counseling related field:
Bullying Specialist
College Admissions Specialist
Legal & Ethical Specialist
School Counseling Data Specialist
School Counseling Leadership Specialist

NACAC Summer Academy-Develop a College Going Culture
NACAC Summer Academy-Guiding Performing Arts Students in the College Admission Process
NACAC Summer Academy-I Want to Study at an American University Abroad

Data Boot Camp for School Counselors

Engaging Schools Institute
June 15-18, 2015 Denver, CO
July 6-9, 2015 Cambridge, MA

Girl Bullying Conference
June 22-24, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

June 29-July 1
Atlanta, GA

July 15-17, 2015
Niagara Falls, NY

High Schools That Work Conference
July 15-18, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Innovative Counseling Strategies National Conference
June 29-July 1, 2015
Atlanta, Ga

Integrating School Climate Reform Efforts
July 20-21, 2015
Bethlehem, PA

National Association of Peer Program Professionals Summer Peer Helping Training Institutes
June 15-19, 2015
St. Charles, MO
Lindenwood University

June 22-26, 2015
Indianapolis, IN

National Conflict Resolution Education Summit
June 17-22, 2015
George Mason University

National Eating Disorders Conference
June 11-13, 2015
Charleston, SC

National School Safety Conference
July 27-31, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

Next Gen School Safety & Crisis Prevention Conference
June 29-July 1
Atlanta, GA

Peer Helping Training for Adults
June 15-16, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

August 11-12, 2015
San Francisco, CA

Social Emotional Learning Conference
June 19, 2015
Nashville, TN

The Toolbox Project in Social Emotional Learning
 August 3, 2015
Marin County, CA

Wired Differently
June 22-24, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

June 29-July 1, 2015
Atlanta, GA

July 15-17, 2015
Niagara Falls, NY 

State Counseling Summer Staff Development 

Arkansas School Counselors Conference
July 14-16, 2015

Colorado School Counselor Summer Training
June 9, 2015
Mental Health First Aid

Georgia Access Challenge Grant Presentations

Indiana Youth Institute Post secondary Counseling Institute
June 23-24, 2015

School Counselor Camp-University of Kansas
 June 2-3, 2015

Louisiana School Counselor Summer Institute 
Free Tech Tools for School Counselors
June 26, 2015

Mississippi Mini Camp College Workshop
June 15-17, 2015

New Jersey College Counselor Conference
May 31-June 2, 2015

 North Carolina School Counselors Summer Academy
July 10, 2015 & July 17, 2015

Ohio School Counselor Summer Camp
June 23, 2015

Guidance and Counseling Academy
June 17-19, 2015
San Antonio, TX

Utah Career & Technical Education Conference
School Counseling Programs
June 10-11, 2015

Wisconsin School Counselor Summer Data Camp
July 28, 2015

International School Counseling Workshops

Counseling Across Cultures in an International School
June 28-July 2, 2015
Miami, FL

Introduction to Essential Skills for International School Counselors
June 24-28, 2015
London, England

School Counselor Summer College Tours

Pacific Northwest College Tour
June 21-26, 2015

South Carolina School Counselor Campus Tour
June 15-19, 2015

Summer Sweet Tea College Tour
Georgia Schools
June 7-12, 2015

School Counseling Webinars

Indiana School Counselor Webinars

Mission: Supportive School Climate
June 3, 2015
11:30 EST or 2:00 EST



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