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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

If you have feedback on how we can improve this series, we would love to hear it. Please email Yokiko Hayashi-Saguil at  


Wednesday Webinars

Webinar #1 Financial Aid Updates (youtube)

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 (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 (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  (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.

Webinar # 5 - Developing Postsecondary Pathways (youtube)

This webinar discusses ways to help students develop their pathway to postsecondary enrollment from K-12. It will also explore the options have available to them, and prepare them for their college and career plans.

Webinar # 6 - Financial Aid 201 (youtube)

This webinar will explore a more in depth discussion about the financial aid applications (FAFSA and WASFA), process, and awards for you to assist your students. Come learn more about the resources that the 12th Year Campaign can provide to your school's students while they are in the Financial Aid process.


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