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Our Counselor Webinar Series offers free professional development throughout the school year and is designed to help counselors support students in their college-going journey. Learn best practices from counseling colleagues in the field, professionals from Higher Education, and College Board officials.

Our Webinars:

  • Provide free Continuing Education Units. Webinars are approximately 1 hour in length allowing you to earn 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs). For more information about continuing education units, click here.
  • Are recorded and available for on-demand viewing after their live broadcast for your convenience.
  • Provide downloads of the PowerPoint presentations and a wealth of resources.

On-Demand

Title and Description Date/Time

Helping Middle School Students Begin their College Exploration Journey [Replay]

The college exploration journey begins well before students enter high school. Students, families, and educators are starting these conversations as early as elementary school. What do middle school students need to know about college? What steps can they take now to make sure they are on the right path to college readiness? Join this session to hear how the 2020 ASCA School Counselor of the Year, Laura Ross, is helping her middle school students begin their college exploration process.

May 6, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

Helping Middle School Students Begin their College Exploration Journey [Replay]

taking place on May 6 at , 1:00 pm ET

Student Search Service: Connecting Students and Colleges

Student Search Service® provides students with information from colleges and scholarship programs about majors, campus life, and ways to make college more affordable. Over 1,500 institutions utilize Student Search Service in their recruiting efforts. Join this session to hear how higher ed professionals use Student Search Service to identify potential students and how it allows students to “raise their hands” to let colleges know of their interest.

Oct 7, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

Student Search Service: Connecting Students and Colleges

taking place on Oct 7 at , 1:00 pm ET

Principal–School Counselor Toolkit: Focus on Equity and Communication

Principals and school counselors provide the energy and support for student learning and growth in any school. The newly updated Principal–School Counselor Toolkit is a responsive resource that acknowledges and celebrates the positive impact of the collaboration of principals and school counselors in school communities. In this webinar, the team that came together to update and enhance the toolkit will share information about the updates, including a focus on equity, and will go deep on one of the most important aspects of the principal–school counselor relationship: Communication.

Oct 12, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

Principal–School Counselor Toolkit: Focus on Equity and Communication

taking place on Oct 12 at , 1:00 pm ET

CSS Profile Update for Counselors

Join us to hear how College Board is doubling the number of students who complete CSS Profile™ for free, and learn how to help your students complete their application. Attendees will leave with tips and helpful resources regarding fee waivers, divorced and separated parents, independent and noncitizen students, and more.

Oct 19, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

CSS Profile Update for Counselors

taking place on Oct 19 at , 1:00 pm ET

2021-22 AP Office Hours for Counselors – Part 1

With the 2021-22 school year underway, join us for AP Office Hours where participants will hear about updates to the AP program, and have the opportunity to ask questions from program leaders. The majority of time will be dedicated to answering your questions about the AP program, and exam registration and ordering. We strongly encourage questions to be submitted in advance at this link.

Nov 3, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

2021-22 AP Office Hours for Counselors – Part 1

taking place on Nov 3 at , 1:00 pm ET

The 2021 PSAT/NMSQT Score Report: A Pathway to Success

Educator access to 2021 PSAT/NMSQT® online score reports begins in November, followed by student access in December. Join this informative session to examine the purpose, benefits, and opportunities for students on the path to college and career. School counselors will also learn helpful insights and best practices to support academic advising and student success. 

Nov 30, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

The 2021 PSAT/NMSQT Score Report: A Pathway to Success

taking place on Nov 30 at , 1:00 pm ET

A Unifying Focus: Equity as Bedrock in the Principal-School Counselor Relationship

Principals’ and school counselors’ relationships can be established and built through a shared and fundamental commitment to equity. The Principal-School Counselor Toolkit was developed with equity as the foundation of the work of principals and school counselors. Join our webinar as authors and practitioners discuss the importance of commitment to equity, and share the tools and resources available in the toolkit to help assess equitable practices and areas for growth in the school community.

Dec 7, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

A Unifying Focus: Equity as Bedrock in the Principal-School Counselor Relationship

taking place on Dec 7 at , 1:00 pm ET

College Board Opportunity Scholarship Updates for Counselors

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships provide a simple guide to help students earn scholarship money for completing key actions in the college application process. Join us to learn about the program updates for the Class of 2023.

Dec 9, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

College Board Opportunity Scholarship Updates for Counselors

taking place on Dec 9 at , 1:00 pm ET

Counselor’s Guide to the AP Capstone Diploma Program

Learn how the AP Capstone Diploma™ Program attracts a greater diversity of students by developing the critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills they need for college-level work. Hear from school and district staff and counselors about the fundamentals of offering these courses for their students, and how to best position these courses within students’ schedules.

Jan 11, Noon ET
Watch for the workshop titled

Counselor’s Guide to the AP Capstone Diploma Program

taking place on Jan 11 at , 12:00 pm ET

Counselor’s Guide to AP Computer Science Principles

Learn how AP Computer Science Principles attracts a greater diversity of students by focusing on creative problem solving and real-world applications to better prepare them for college and career. Hear from school and district staff and counselors about the specifics of providing these courses for their students and the critical role of the counselor in engaging students in the world of computing and technology.

Jan 19, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

Counselor’s Guide to AP Computer Science Principles

taking place on Jan 19 at , 1:00 pm ET

Enhancing the Principal-School Counselor Relationship: Leadership

Leadership is a critical facet of the relationship between principals and school counselors, and it is a major focus of the updated principal–school counselor toolkit. This webinar offers the perspective of practitioners—principals and school counselors—and examines several approaches to leadership in schools, including collaborative leadership. Join us to examine how school-based leadership teams can utilize and strengthen school counselors’ skills, and to investigate a culture of inquiry that can be strengthened by principals and school counselors.

Feb 8, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

Enhancing the Principal-School Counselor Relationship: Leadership

taking place on Feb 8 at , 1:00 pm ET

10 Things Counselors Need to Know about the Digital SAT

College Board recently announced that starting in 2023, the SAT Suite of Assessments will be delivered digitally.  Join our upcoming session to learn more information about the transition and for answers to the most common questions to assist you in planning with your students and families.

Feb 17, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

10 Things Counselors Need to Know about the Digital SAT

taking place on Feb 17 at , 1:00 pm ET

Wellness While Testing: Help Your Students Beat Test Day Anxiety

There are many factors that contribute to the increase in anxiety among students these days. In this webinar, we will explore the ways in which testing contributes to student anxiety and how, as school counselors, you can help your students approach testing in a healthy way that will also allow them to perform their best on the SAT Suite of Assessments and Advanced Placement exams.

Mar 22, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

Wellness While Testing: Help Your Students Beat Test Day Anxiety

taking place on Mar 22 at , 1:00 pm ET

April

Title and Description Date/Time

AP Office Hours: Getting Students Ready for AP Exams

Join us for AP Office Hours where we are dedicating time to answer your questions as students get ready to take the 2022 AP exams. Ask us anything related to the upcoming exam administration, or about the AP program in general. We strongly encourage questions be submitted in advance. A link to submit questions will be sent in the registration confirmation email.

Apr 6, Noon ET
Watch for the workshop titled

AP Office Hours: Getting Students Ready for AP Exams

taking place on Apr 6 at , 12:00 pm ET

BigFuture: Evolving for and with Students

At BigFuture, students can plan for college, pay for college, and explore careers.  Join this webinar to learn how BigFuture has evolved and the enhanced features that can help your students along their college planning journey.

Apr 7, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

BigFuture: Evolving for and with Students

taking place on Apr 7 at , 1:00 pm ET

Enhancing the Principal-School Counselor Relationship: Cultivating Trust

Principals and school counselors acknowledge that mutual trust and respect are fundamental components of an effective working relationship. The updated principal–school counselor toolkit has several tools to help principals and school counselors establish and build trust in their professional interactions. This webinar examines several approaches to cultivating trust through self reflection and clear expectations. Join us to examine how trust among principals and school counselors can be strengthened using the updated toolkit.

Apr 19, 1 p.m. ET
Watch for the workshop titled

Enhancing the Principal-School Counselor Relationship: Cultivating Trust

taking place on Apr 19 at , 1:00 pm ET