Our SEMOSCA Spring Workshop
will be Thursday, March 26th, with registration at 1:15, and
the workshop from 1:30 to 4:00, at the Cape Girardeau Career and
Technology Center, presented by Tanya DeGonia and Camille MacDonald.
Topics include Career Clusters, Personal Plans, and METS with many
resources available for counselors 4th grade through 12th.
SEMOSCA Spring Meeting
will be Thursday, March 26th, with registration at 4:30, and
the meal at 5:00, also at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology
rsvp by March 19th,
for the Spring Workshop and/or Meeting to Sherri Scherer at
A message from your president:
The things we take for granted… electricity, a warm house, clean
drinking water, clean clothes, warm showers, warm food, our own bed,
privacy. Many of us were reminded of these comforts by the recent ice
storms. How wonderful it is to return to our normal lives! How sad it is
to realize that some of our students live without some of those comforts
every day! When you think about it, it really is amazing how much they
accomplish given their circumstances. Please offer encouragement today
to someone who is doing the best they can with the situation they have.
The things we take for granted… communication! Wow, that ice storm was
amazing! Governing board members had trouble reaching each other to
decide what to do about the January meeting. Those of us who had access
to cell phones and email discussed whether to go on with the meeting,
postpone it, or cancel it. Some of our counselors were not able to get
email for weeks, including our rsvp email.
We originally wanted to have
both spring meetings, but we couldn’t work out dates since counselors
get so busy with spring testing. We finally decided to just have one
Spring Meeting. It will be packed with activities including
Professional Recognition. Administrators are also welcome. Please make a
special effort to attend.
The things we take for granted… SEMOSCA. We have so many great people in
SEMOSCA. Meetings are a great place to meet and network with other
counselors. Put aside your busy schedule or step out of your comfort
zone, attend, and meet a new friend! We hope to see you on March 26th!
(The following workshops are
“hands on” workshops which include activities/resources to take back to
Career Clusters/Personal Plans/Resources
This “hands on” workshop provides an overview of the Career Clusters
framework and how it can be used as a tool to link what students learn
in school with the knowledge and skills they will need for college,
career development and work. Career Clusters encourages both academic
along with career and technical education staff to bring relevance to
the classroom. Participants will gain an understanding of the 16 career
clusters and how they benefit the students, teachers, community, and
employers. Also included in
this workshop (if time permits) is an activity on developing a personal
plan from a variety of students’ goals and circumstances.
Many resources to use in the classroom are given to all
METS-What, Why and How?
This presentation explains the Missouri Math, Engineering, Technology,
Science (METS) Equity Pipeline Project.
Participants will learn the value of the project, ways to get
involved and how it can benefit our students and our future.
Also included is a DVD containing a power point presentation to
use in the classroom along with videos and activities to empower
students to research these careers.