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​​​​​​​​​​School counselors have a critical role in our schools, especially now with LCAPs focused on college and career readiness and the important work of equity for our students.

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Professional Learning

2019 Annual School Counselor Leadership Conference

Call For Presenters for the 2019 School Counselor Leadership Conference

We are now accepting proposals to present at the 2019 School Counselor Leadership Conference. Deadline to submit proposal is Nov. 16, 2018. We are looking for topics that support all grade levels and all three domains (college/career, academic, and personal/social) of school counseling. You will be notified in December if you are selected to present. Email Tracy Wilson or call 858-569-5459, if you have any questions.

Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for the School Counselor 4th Annual School Counselor Leadership Conference flyerLeadership Conference at the Handlery Hotel on Feb. 14, 2019.

Invest in a day of professional development and self-care this Valentine’s Day!

The School Counselor Leadership Conference is the go-to annual event for school counselors. It is focused on topics unique to their role and brings together best practices with quality networking and planning time.

Register today!


New School Counselor Leadership Institute

New School Counselor Leadership Institute flier
Join a cohort of credentialed school counselors who are getting familiar with their new roles.

Counselors working in K-12 schools for three years or less can grow and learn through the year with peer networking, coaching, and direct training that aligns with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Mindsets and Behavior Standards in the areas of academic, career, and social and emotional development.

Topics across the six sessions align with Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) state priorities. 

Click here to register

In the New School Counselor Leadership Institute, you will:

  • Be supported by two SDCOE divisions: Learning and Leadership Services and Student Services and Programs
  • Receive six full days of professional learning provided by experts in the field and certified trainers
  • Gain valuable knowledge in topics that directly affect your daily work with students
  • Be equipped to promote mindsets and behaviors that enhance the learning process and create a culture of college and career readiness for all students
  • Attend the School Counselor Leadership Conference in February
  • Grow with two-hours of individual coaching at your school site

Institute Dates:

  • Oct. 5, 2018
  • Nov. 8, 2018
  • Dec. 7, 2018
  • Feb. 14, 2019
  • March 8, 2019
  • April 5, 2019

Conferences Highlights Day

Get updates directly from SDSU and UCSD admissions staff and learn more about the California Promise Program and free tuition to local community colleges for California students.  This is your opportunity to get all your CSU and UC questions answered in person.

The highlights day is a local event that fits your needs:Conferences highlights day flyer

  • Designed for high school counselors and administrators and community and college access partners
  • Gain valuable insights into admissions, financial aid, and more
  • Get the latest on college readiness, access, and education policies

Date: Oct. 12, 2018

Cost: $25, includes light breakfast and lunch

Click here to register. Space is limited. 


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