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New School Counselor Academy 2023–2024: Your Path to Success


Registration is open throughout the school year! 


New school counselors often wonder how to excel, make an impact, and manage responsibilities effectively. The New School Counselor Academy (NSCA) is the key to your success. It's a comprehensive, year-long program for new counselors with two years or less of experience, offering practical guidance, holistic counseling insights, and networking opportunities.



Join our class of 2023–2024 and


  • Gain Confidence and Expertise: New counselors learn to excel in their roles.
  • Access Ready-to-Use Toolkits: Practical tools for your first days and into the school year.
  • Master Best Practices: Learn from experienced professionals who've been where you are now.
  • Engage in Powerful Networking: Make lasting connections with peers in the field


Our program covers all the essential topics, including building relationships, behavior strategies, guidance program essentials, planning for student success, and much more. 


Sessions meet once a month through May, 2024.  Our next session starts November 15.


Join NSCA today to boost your counseling career. Your journey to confidence and excellence begins here!



Registration Details
Session ID: 1788797
Time: 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Prairie View A&M Northwest
9449 Grand Road, Houston, Texas 77070





Campus Testing Coordinator Academy: Jungle Cruise Adventure!

Navigating the complexity of K–12 campus testing requires skill, insight, and a community of experts to lean on. We are thrilled to invite you to our 2024 Campus Testing Coordinator (CTC) Academy: Jungle Cruise Adventure happening January 24 at the Kingdom Builders' Center of Houston.


Gain expertise in

  • STAAR, TELPAS, and STAAR Alternate 2
  • Accountability and Accommodations
  • Data, Analytic Portal, and Reporting
  • Stress Reduction and Time Management


Leave with 

  • Up-to-date knowledge on compliance in testing
  • Actionable strategies to streamline your work
  • A network of colleagues to share best practices
Prizes, giveaways, and lunch are included! Earn 6.0 hours CPE!


Registration Details
Session ID: 1758286
Time: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The Kingdom Builders' Center
6011 West Orem Drive, Houston, 77085
Fee: $95




School Counselors' Symposium: Leading With Heart, Inspiring Change, Empowering Students

February 8, 2024


Are you an elementary through high school counselor looking to enhance your skills and make a positive impact on your students' lives? Look no further! The School Counselors' Symposium is here to provide you with a day of professional learning and networking opportunities that you won't want to miss.


Why Attend? Here are the Benefits:


  • Professional Growth: Gain valuable insights into best practices and stay updated on the latest counselor roles and responsibilities from the Texas Education Agency.
  • Student Wellbeing: Explore topics such as Social and Emotional Wellness; College and Career Readiness; Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention; and Safe School Services to better support your students.
  • Networking: Connect with colleagues from your region and across the state. This event is a fantastic opportunity to build your professional network.
  • Collaboration: Bring your team! Invite your principal, social worker, school psychologist, and teachers to attend with you. Collaborate and strengthen your school's support system.
  • Exciting Prizes and Giveaways: Get ready for some fun! We have exciting prizes and giveaways lined up for you throughout the day.
  • Lunch Included: Enjoy a delicious lunch as you recharge and connect with fellow educators.
This symposium is not just an event; it's an investment in your professional growth and your ability to empower students with the knowledge and support they need.


Registration Details
Session ID: 1801713
Time: 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Humble Civic Center
8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Houston, Texas 77338
Region 4 is making improvements to the McKinney Conference Center and will invite guests to experience the difference in August of 2024
7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708
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