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, / 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


National Career Development Month-It’s Not Too Late!

Today is the last day of National Career Development Month. Don’t worry if it snuck up on you – there’s still time to participate and promote career development – and what better way to do that than via technology!?! Here are some ideas:

  • LinkedIn
    • Update your profile.
    • Join a professional group and/or make a post or comment in one of these.
    • Explore converting a presentation to slideshare.
    • Personalize your LinkedIn address
    • Include that address in your email signature
  • Play with Apps
    • Browse through the apps that are hot now.
    • Consider how they might be adapted for career counseling.
  • Read NCDA’s Tech Tips
  • Get ready for next year’s CD month by putting it on your calendar – always in November! Read here for some ideas. Consider updating that list and submitting to Career Convergence to inspire others.
  • While at Career Convergence, take a few minutes to browse through the archives to learn something new.
  • Tweet or retweet something related to career development.
  • Engage in the rage – do a mannequin challenge that demos your career-related work.

Finally, take a minute and encourage others to invest in their own career development, whether it’s sprucing up their resume, reaching out to their network to keep connected, or looking at new job posts to see what’s out there and think about how to stay current.

Explore the TCC Worldwide Online Conference

online conferenceWe’re all faced with limited professional development resources these days. Fortunately, there are several online learning experiences that allow us to both develop our skills and share our expertise and experience with others. The TCC Worldwide Online Conference is one of these events. (TCC = Teaching Colleges and Community)

TCC is organized by Learning Times and the Learning Design and Technology (LTEC) Department of the College of Education at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. It’s a professional conference that is run completely online! I’ve attended and presented at this conference multiple times over the years and highly recommend it to those who are active in a wide range of education, technology, and student support efforts.

April 18-20, 2017

Here are a few highlights you can expect this year:

  • Program theme: Changing to Learn, Learning to Change
  • An active social media backchannel: #tcc22nd
  • Keynote sessions scheduled across time zones
  • Recorded sessions
  • Participation badges and virtual networking opportunities
  • Affordable access (early bird registration is $99)
  • A student friendly event with graduate student presentations

Submit a proposal! CFP – December 27, 2016

“This year, the conference staff will continue to highlight best choices, model practices, and research related to trending topics in online learning, mobile learning, networking, collaboration and emerging technologies.” Topics related to career counseling, coaching, and development might include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Enabling student collaboration, creativity, and advocacy
  • Distance learning programs and practices
  • Social media tools and applications
  • Online student services and advising
  • Blogging and micro-blogging experiences
  • Professional development for faculty and staff

Follow @TCCHawaii for more information and updated information. And consider participating in this conference as an attendee or presenter.

NCDA Conference

Ready to learn from your career colleagues? Tomorrow is the deadline for submitting a conference presentation proposal for NCDA. It is an exciting time to hear about what colleagues are considering for presentations. Of course, the tech twins are submitting one on last week’s blog, focused on how to create infographics for career service delivery. Here are some others I’ve heard about:

  • How career readiness impacts one’s ability to locate/evaluate/use career information, and how career information training impacts perceived value of career information.
  • Application and demonstration of Cognitive Information Processing Theory in practice.
  • The impact of a counselor-free intervention using the Self-Directed Search.
  • Transferable skills in the workplace for recent grads
  • CIP curriculum in a K12 guidance setting
  • Motivational interviewing in career services
  • Impact of a career course on career decision state
  • …and more!

These are just a few I’ve heard about. While there’s no guarantee that all of these will be accepted, just anticipating the number of fantastic topics NCDA attendees will have available to them at the Orlando conference is like anticipating a great feast. The Tech Twins encourage you to submit proposals for the conference (we have a slight preference for tech-like proposals), so that we and others can learn from you.

Also, in prep for the conference, came across this piece about the 15 types of people you might meet at a conference. Do they capture them all? If not, what’s missing – and more importantly, which one are you? No matter who you identify with, we hope to meet you there!