Sunday, September 23, 2012

News from ASCA

Take the on RAMP!

Are you applying for Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) status this year? Remember, the deadline to upload all application components is Oct. 15, 2012. Those receiving RAMP status will be recognized at the 2013 ASCA Annual Conference in Philadelphia. For those applying for RAMP for next year's deadline (and beyond), the new scoring rubric, which meshes with the new edition of the ASCA National Model, is now available online. This new rubric is only for applications in 2013 and beyond. All submitting this October still use the current rubric.

Save on Conference Registration
Philadelphia may have a pretty famous bell, but we keep hearing about its restaurants and food tours. We know how we're spending our down time at the ASCA Annual Conference, June 30-July 3, 2013.

As a special thank you to early registrants, we're giving you the chance to lock in 2012 rates for the 2013 annual conference. Register online by Dec. 31, 2012, and you can attend the 2013 conference at the 2012 rate.
While you're registering, check out the line-up of keynote speakers and pre-conference sessions. Consider adding a pre-conference session or two onto your conference registration to extend your professional development even more.
Upcoming ASCA Deadlines and Training

* Oct. 3, 2012: Webinar: From Playground of Prejudice to Respectful Elementary Schools. Learn more.
* Oct. 11, 2012: Webinar: Six Tech Tools in 60 Minutes. Learn more.
* Oct. 12-Nov. 12, 2012: ASCA Board of Directors election open.
* Oct. 15, 2012: RAMP Applications due. Learn more.
* Oct. 17, 2012: Webinar: Career Opportunities in Wildlife Conversation and Natural Resource Management. Learn more.
* Oct. 23, 2012: Webinar: School Counselor/Principal Relationships: The Magic Formula to Increase Student Achievement. Learn more.
* Oct. 23, 2012: RAMP CAMP in Houston, Texas. Learn more.
* Oct. 30, 2012: RAMP CAMP in Fulton County, Ga. Learn more.
* Nov. 7, 2012: Webinar: School Counselor Leadership. Learn more.

New and Noteworthy  
 Help Teens Avoid Prescription Drug Abuse: The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers PEERx, a national public education initiative with fact sheets interactive videos and more to facilitate discussion with about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Learn more.

Help Address the Digital Divide: Families with children who are eligible to receive free or reduced-price school lunches may now qualify for affordable Internet from Comcast for just $9.95 a month, plus tax with no price increases. nternet Essentials helps families get fast Internet at home, so they and their children can have the opportunity to succeed. Learn more.

GLSEN releases School Climate Survey Results: "The 2011 National School Climate Survey," which examines LGBT students' school experiences, found for the first time both decreased levels of biased language and victimization. Download the report.

Stop Bullying Video Challenge: Entries for the Stop Bullying Video Challenge, open to 13-18 year olds, is Oct. 14. The challenge is designed to showcase ways youth are taking action against bullying. Learn more.

CTE Promotional Poster Contest: The Association for Career and Technical Education is seeking students' best and most creative poster designs promoting Career and Technical Education Month. Submissions are due by Oct. 12, 2012. Learn more.

Military and Rural Scholarships Available: The NBCC Foundation offers scholarships for school counseling students committed to serving rural areas upon graduation and to service members and veterans currently enrolled in CACREP-accredited master's level school counseling programs who commit to serving military personnel upon graduation. Application deadline is Nov. 1. Learn more.

Address Student Hunger at School: Share Our Strength offers many resources to help educators have an impact on student hunger. Learn more.

Anti-Bullying PSAs: The Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention is encouraging youth to submit public service announcements (PSAs) 30- to 60-seconds in length showcasing ways they are taking action against bullying and promoting a culture of kindness and respect in their communities. Submission deadline is Oct. 14.  The top prize is $2,000. Learn more.

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