Set : OSPI/WSAC Wednesday Webinars for School Counselors
During the 2016-17 school year, the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) will co-host a series of webinars for school counselors. Webinars take place monthly, always on a Wednesday, from 10:30 – 11:30 AM.
Webinar registration information will be posted here as it becomes available, as will the recordings and supporting materials from previous webinars. Registration information will also be sent on OSPI's News & More for School Counselors. Subscribe at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WAOSPI/subscriber/new.
If you have feedback on how we can improve this series, we would love to hear it. Please email Yokiko Hayashi-Saguil at email@example.com.
In the first webinar you will learn more about changes to the 2017-2018 FAFSA and WASFA, and the resources available through the 12th Year Campaign. We will also discuss the FAFSA Completion Portal, a WSAC tool that allows schools to view their students' FAFSA completion status.
Webinar #2 College Bound Scholarship Repledge – November 16, 2016 (youtube)
The transition from middle to high school can be challenging, especially for low-income and underrepresented youth. The College Bound Re-pledge campaign, championed and led by the Washington College Access Network, is an opportunity to re-engage College Bound Scholarship ninth grade students in high school and remind them of their commitment. This campaign provides a platform to talk to students around the scholarship’s commitment while also connecting behavior, attendance, and class performance to the larger goal of high school completion, postsecondary enrollment, and a successful career.
Webinar #3 - Implementing the 24-Credit Career- and College-Ready Diploma - December 7 (youtube)
This webinar will address the 24-Credit Career- and College-Ready Diploma and Personalized Pathways high school requirement for students.
Webinar $4 - Dual Credit Updates - January 25 (youtube)
All secondary school counselors are encouraged to sign up for this WSAC-OSPI Dual Credit webinar. During this hour, we will cover a wide variety of topics, including new information about the purpose of dual credit; differences between dual credit, credit equivalencies, 2-for-1 courses and cross-crediting; the types of dual credit and challenges/benefits of each; hot topics such as funding issues, co-delivery and transcripting/coding; legislation updates; and updated resources. There will be time for specific questions at the end of the webinar.