Counselors can take these courses to obtain Professional Development credits in CTE.
The Arizona Department of Education hosts many opportunities for professional development during the year. There are four modules specifically about CTE. Visit the ADE website for more information.
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is the national association for school counselors. They host regular webinars on a variety of topics plus host an annual conference in July. Visit the ASCA website for more information.
Career/Roles of a School Counselor
This section of ASCA’s website contains a wealth of information on the roles of school counselors, how to become a school counselor, promoting your school counseling program, research on the effectiveness of school counseling and more.
Career Conversation Starters
The Career Conversations Starters provide a guide for working with students, parents and community members to address the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student.
ASCA has officially adopted position statements on a variety of topics including Career and Technical Education, Career Development, Individual Planning for Postsecondary Preparation, and Student Postsecondary Recruitment.
ASCA offers a wide range of professional development opportunities including webinar series, ASCA U Specialist Trainings, Annual Conference, Site-Based Training, Coaching, and District Wide Training.
The Arizona School Counselors Association (AzSCA) is the state affiliation for ASCA. The association offers different workshops plus has an annual conference in February. Visit the AzSCA website for more information.
The Global Pathways Institute was created to find solutions to our national failure to prepare huge numbers of young people for success, including achieving economic success. Read about their work and their annual conference, Western Pathways Conference.
These CTE presentations are useful for counselors.