Guidance

PD & Student Opportunities

The Guidance Portal Professional Development ("PD") and Student Opportunities page provides upcoming, city-wide opportunities for school counselors and students.  

Guidance personnel are encouraged to visit the portal regularly and to contact their Network Youth Development Manager for their school regarding additional opportunities that may be available through  their network.

Reminder! A wide range of additional opportunities are regularly updated on the Quick Links section of the Teacher Page under PD + Student Opportunities.



Chancellor's Address - for School Counselors and SAPIS Counselors

Event: September 23, 2014
Registration link: (here)

new! Chancellor Carmen Fariña greatly values the work of school counselors. The Chancellor will deliver a special encore address to school counselors, as well as SAPIS counselors on Tuesday, September 23 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers Street, Manhattan, NY, in the school auditorium.  Sign-in will begin at 3 PM with the event starting promptly at 3:30 PM.

Participants must register at registration link (here) from their DOE email account.

Participants will be exploring counseling strategies for meeting the Four Pillars, the DOE’s vision for creating a world-class education system in which every student graduates from high school prepared for college, a career, and a future as a productive, critically-thinking adult.


All Schools: # New Guidance Counselors Rock

Event: September 29, 2014
Registration link: (
here)

new!  A full day of professional development for newly appointed school counselors will be offered on Monday, September 29 from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM at the UFT headquarters, Shanker Hall, 52 Broadway, New York, NY. The training is designed for new guidance counselors within their first three years of practice.  Participants are required to register with their DOE email address. 


All Schools: Overcoming Obstacles

Events: October 1, 2014 & November 19, 2014
Contact:
Margarita Suero-Duran 


new! The Overcoming Obstacles Life Skill Curriculum Program builds the capacity of middle school and high school educators to help students develop skills they will need to succeed including communication, decision-making and goal-setting.  With prior approval from their principal, school personnel may pre-register for one or more Overcoming Obstacles Special Topics workshops by emailing Margarita Suero-Duran at msuerod@schools.nyc.gov.  

Please indicate: Session Date, Participant Name & Title, DOE email, Phone Number, School Name and DBN#, Grade Levels Served, Principal’s Name, and Principal’s Email Address.  Seating is limited, and registration will be confirmed in the order received.  We thank our host schools for their gracious hospitality! · 

Tools for Conflict Resolution
Wednesday October 1st from 9 a.m. — 11:30 am
Hosted by M.S. 443, 330 18 Street, Brooklyn, NY

Fostering Student Leadership Through Service Learning
Wednesday, November 19 from 9 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Hosted by the High School of Arts & Technology, MLK, Jr. campus
122 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY.


All Schools: 2014-2015 Child Abuse Designated Liaison Training 

Events: Beginning September 2014
Schedule is available (
here).  

new!  Trainings and support offered to New York City Department of Education Designated Liaisons. Please consult with your school's Network Youth Development Manager for further assistance.


High Schools: College Fairs

  • The 2014-2015 College Fair Calendar can be accessed at the HESC Website.
  • The Big Apple College Fair in sponsorship with the College Access Consortium of New York (CACNY) will be hosted on Saturday, October 25th from 1 PM--4 PM at the Jacob Javits Center, Hall 1A.  A flyer is available (here).


All Schools: Functional Behavioral Assessment/ Behavior Intervention Plan Webinars

This series of 12 webinars covers the core tenets and processes of Functional Behavioral Assessment; Analyzing Data/Designing Behavior Intervention Plans; and Implementation/Progress Monitoring. 

The archived webinars are available (here) under Training Materials.


High Schools: Co-op Tech Applications  

Contact: Leslie Sims

The School for Cooperative Technical Education  or Co-op Tech, offers 17 different certification courses in a variety of careers from culinary arts to computer networking. The program has a half-day model where students can attend their DOE high school or GED program for half of the day and attend Co-op Tech for the other half of the school day. View additional information here.  A brochure is available (here). 


High Schools: College Board Fall Counselor Online Workshops High School

Counselors and College Advisors encouraged to participate. Register here.
 

All Schools: Guidance Expo - White Plains, NY

Event: October 22, 2014

This FREE annual professional development event is held each October, and is open to all guidance counselors and college advisors. View additional information at the Guidance Expo website.
 

All Schools: NYC McKinney Vento Workshops 

FREE professional development opportunities provided by NYS-TEACHS and the NYS Education Department for NYC school staff and administrators working with students and families in temporary housing.  Additional information is available (here).


All Schools: Child Mind Institute  

Free workshops are offered (here) online and in person on various topics including child development and understanding childhood disorders.  


High Schools: Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential Webinar

Webinar provided by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for high schools serving students with disabilities accessed here; and can also be found on the Information Related to Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities page. The webinar provides information on the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential, the high school exiting credential for students with severe disabilities taking the New York State Alternate Assessment. NYSED recommends having available the related guidance document (posted here) while listening to the webinar. (Please note there are some technical issues for the first 30 seconds of the webinar, after which the webinar begins again).
 

High Schools: CUNY Start recruitment

Recruitment has begun for Fall 2014 CUNY Start, a low-cost, intensive full-time program providing an alternative to typical remedial classes offered to CUNY students needing preparation in reading, writing and math before entering credit classes.  A program overview flyer is available (here).


All Schools: Health and Mental Hygiene professional development opportunity

Contact: Scott Bloom

NYC Department of Education in collaboration with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is offering all high school personnel a free professional development opportunity developed by Kognito Interactive. The training teaches participants how to identify, approach, and refer students who show signs of psychological distress. View event flyer.  Access summary and instructions here


All Schools: Resources for supporting students with disabilities

School counselors supporting students with disabilities can access professional development resources available through NYC DOE intranet: Professional Development Toolkit ; Webinars on IEPs, Behavior Support, & Universal Design for Learning and SESIS Job Aids. View internet resources here.


All Schools: Education Week Webinars

View Education Week webinars on relevant topics, accessed at here.



Disclaimer: The NYC Department of Education does not endorse and is not responsible for the policies and practices of external partners.  All work with external partners should be conducted in accordance with the Chancellor's Regulations.