ISCA Board Adds Ad-Hoc Position
College and career readiness continues to be an area of focus for school counselors in Iowa. At the summer LDI meeting, the ISCA board reflected on a number of initiatives related to this topic, including, but not limited to:
· Iowa's College and Career Readiness Roadmap Team
· Iowa's recent definition of College and Career Readiness
· Go Alliance academies
· Future Ready Iowa Alliance
· ISCA's recent research study on College and Career Readiness
· House File 2392
To help keep lines of communication open and ensure awareness of the important roles that school counselors play in college and career readiness, the board agreed to add a College and Career Readiness Ad-Hoc position. Due to her past leadership on the board and her role with several of these initiatives, Casey McMurray was suggested for this role and graciously accepted the position. Casey will work to provide the board with information and advise on how we might continue to promote the role of the school counselor in college and career readiness efforts in Iowa.
The 2017-2018 Webinar Series schedule is currently being developed with new sessions added throughout the school year. Be sure to take part in this great professional development opportunity. You can learn more on the Members-Only webinar series page.
A great opportunity for high school students, the Golden Circle College & Career Fair offers a wide variety of college and universities from across the country, as well as career-focused resources and employers, and breakout sessions for students and parents. Encourage your students to go and learn more at www.icansucceed.org/goldencircle.
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OpEd in the Des Moines Register - Counselors play a vital role in getting students career ready
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Click here to review the updates on the work of the Career Guidance Team.
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