This is part of the emTech Presentation Series, all designed to provide information and clear application actions the audience might try when they return to their offices after the presentation. This presentation is an excellent way to initiate and/or nurture interest in ways that counselors can begin to use the internet, for their own professional development as well as support for students and their families.

Target Audience: School counselors; presentations can be tailored for a specific group or level (e.g. secondary, middle school).

Purpose: To provide examples to counselors of how they might use he internet for professional development and student support/guidance.

Expected Outcomes: Counselors leave with concrete examples of how they can begin to use the internet.

General Overview: Actual examples of internet use for counselors are presented, organized as professional development and student support. Professional development includes showing counselors how to find professional journals, conferences, research, courses, and other types of professional growth resources. The second category, student support, includes how to show students college tours on-line, researching scholarship information, parental support groups, student advocacy groups and student resource materials on special-interest topics (e.g. drug education, social development, etc.). A popular topic included is how to use the internet for a College Night for students and parents! Actual internet screens are used with POWER POINT for a fast-moving presentation.

Approximate Duration: 1.5 hours - 3 hours

Physical Requirements: Room appropriate for presentation, with overhead projector and screen. Presenters provide LCD panel & notebook computer for presentation media, including sound and video.

Presentation References: Individuals and/or organizations familiar with this presentation are:

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA)
Near-East Schools Association (NESA), Athens, Greece
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