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School Counselors Roundtable

A collaborative offering from CASDA and the Capital District Counselors Association (CDCA)

School counselors serve an essential role in helping students maximize educational opportunities, develop and engage interests and plan for a future beyond graduation. Relationships and engagement with students and their families form the foundation of this work. Covid-19 and the subsequent virtual and hybrid schooling models it has necessitated constitute significant obstacles for counselors seeking to connect with students and families.  Although the majority of students are returning to school full time for the 2021-2022 year, many challenges remain for students and counselors at all levels.  Additionally,  a new element added to the role of counselors is continuing to provide support to students choosing virtual learning that is administered by other providers off site. The School Counselors Roundtable, a collaborative offering from CASDA and the Capital District Counselors Association (CDCA), is a professional learning community that will focus on strategies for developing and sustaining engagement with students and families during this continued period of uncertainty. We will build upon themes identified in the initial meetings and continue to provide a space for counselors to share effective practices that meet the academic and social emotional needs of students. The spring session will seek to integrate the expertise and perspective of higher education counselors in order to build bridges to ensure support across the P-20 Continuum. Additionally, the roundtable will address the topic of coordination of support services for students in relation to the following needs: academic, social/emotional, risk/crisis, and mental health.  

BLOCK 1:
Session Dates:

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Time: 9-10 a.m.

Cost: $10

CTLE: 2 hours

Location: Virtual
 
BLOCK 2:

Session Dates: 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Cost: $10 

CTLE: 2 hours
Location: Virtual