Upcoming Webinar

Excited to be providing this webinar workshop on the career-mental health connection. If you’re interested, here’s where to register: https://ceuonestop.com/home/webinars/.

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NCDA Tech Presentations

NCDA once again has several presentations focusing on the integration of tech and career work at their upcoming conference in Houston, June 27-29. Check these out – and yours truly, the Technology Twins, leads the way with the first session:

June 27, 2019 3:30 – 4:45 pm

#112 Share and Share Alike: Peer-Recommended Tech Tools that Bridge the Distance in Career Development The Technology Twins turn the tables! In this interactive session they not only share their favorite tools of the past year, but also allow you to share yours. Come prepared to add your favorite tech resources to the conversation and leave with a list of peer-recommended career development tools. Melissa Venable, HigherEducation.com / Saint Leo University; Debra Osborn, Florida State University

June 28, 2019, 10:30 am – 11:45 am

#202 Social Media Competence – from Delivering Information to Co-careering New technologies and social media offer important opportunities for improving career services. This presentation examines career practitioners´ experiences in this technology, especially the competencies required for using social media for co-careering. Practical examples and strategies for developing the necessary skills and competencies for social media and co-careering are presented. Jaana Kettunen, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvskyla, Finland; James P Sampson, The Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development, Florida State University; Raimo Vuorinen, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvskyla

June 28, 2019, 1:15 – 2:30 pm

#311 The 11th Competency: Integrating Technology into the Career Development Process The NCDA Technology Committee regularly reviews career development tools and makes recommendations for the NCDA website. Through an examination of the process used, this workshop walks attendees through the process of evaluating resources and provides a comprehensive starting point for developing their own list of tools. Dirk Matthews, Columbia College Chicago; Lynne Orr, William Patterson University

June 28, 2019, 4:15 – 5:30 pm

#504 E-Learning to Maximize Constituent Reach for Private Practitioners and Consultants E-Learning overcomes time constraints to career development and effectively streamlines mentoring and coaching for more individuals. Individual and group sessions can be held synchronously or asynchronously for many local and national individuals. Here learning management system platforms for incorporating e-Learning into career development practice will be explored. Xyanthine Parillon, Biomed Careers

#506 Value of Digital Badging: Helping Individuals with Barriers to Obtain Competitive Employment Digital Badging is a way to develop job-readiness skills and communicate qualifications to prospective employers. We look at the rapid development of digital badges over the past 8 years, the benefits of micro-credentialing, and how to communicate this value to prospective employers. Brady Riedel, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania; Jamaal Davis, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

June 29, 2019, 8:30 – 9:45 am

#613 Digital Tools Empower Student to Empower Counselors The program will present research results on more than 1,000 high school students on the use of digital tools by students for student self-discovery, analysis and career guidance. Robert Sherwood, Identimap, Inc.; Randy Shepard, Identimap, Inc.; Dylene Cymraes, Identimap, Inc.

June 29, 2019, 10:00 – 11:15 am

#704 Youtube, Instagram and 21st Century Career Practitioner The use of social media in career-related activities has increased dramatically. With the rise of YouTube and Instagram there has been a shift towards visual social media. This presentation examines career practitioners use of the visual social media and demonstrates effective techniques that participant can apply in their own career practice. Jaana Kettunen, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Brian Hutchison, Counselor Education Department, New Jersey City University

#703 Innovative Career Education Activity: Results of Impact Analysis How do educators prepare youth for post-secondary work and life? It’s a tall order! The Canadian Career Development Foundation recently evaulated the impact of ChatterHigh, a career exploration tool that harnesses technology and gamification. Hear the results and find out how career education can be both powerful and painless. Sareena Hopkins, Canadian Career Development Foundation

Snap This! A Snapchat Experiment in Teaching Career Development

We had an amazing time at the NCDA Global Conference this year! Thanks to all of the organizers and attendees for the many effective learning and community-building opportunities. And a special thanks to all who joined our session on site! If you were not able to attend the conference, you can catch up on some of the event’s highlights by searching Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the event hashtag: #NCDAPhoenix.

In this post, we are excited to share our Snapchat presentation. It includes some Snapchat basics, along with a description of how we used Snapchat this past year in our courses – both campus-based (Deb) and online (Melissa). We each shared our goals for integrating social media, some lessons learned, tips for getting started, a list of suggested activities, and additional resources (also provided below).


Additional Resources

Are you using Snapchat with your students? If so, we’d love to hear more about your experience! If you aren’t using Snapchat, but are thinking about it, please add your questions to the comments here, so we can respond and continue the conversation.

Happy snapping. 😉

The Career Practitioner’s Guide to Conducting a Webinar

This week I (Melissa) had the privilege of not only attending NCDA’s Career Practitioner Institute in Charleston, SC, but also presenting. When I was approached about developing a session related to technology, I quickly identified this topic – it’s one I field questions about fairly frequently.

Are you interested in presenting a webinar? This presentation offers an overview to get you started. Two tools are outlined, as well as a checklist to make sure you cover key tasks before, during, and after your live session.

Thanks to all who attended in person for sharing their questions, stories, and feedback! Please continue the conversation in the comments area of this post. What are your questions about webinar delivery? What are your tips for those just getting started?

NCDA 2017 – Tech Twins Will Be There!

We just got the news that our presentation on using Snapchat to teach career development has been accepted for the 2018 NCDA Conference.  We have our first semester just winding up where Snapchat was integrated, and there have been many lessons learned along the way that we’ll be implementing into our next courses. We are so excited and hope that we’ll get to meet many of you there!

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