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NSI 2014 Daily Recap: Day 3

By Crystal Nikish, Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Network, News & Events

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The 2014 Naviance Summer Institute wrapped up yesterday, with another 20+ sessions led by clients, partners, colleges, and Hobsons staff, plus the ever-popular Product Forum, an inspiring video from Roadtrip Nation, and the networking lunch. Here's a quick photo recap of the final day of NSI 2014.

NSI 2014 Daily Recap: Day 2

By Crystal Nikish, Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Network, News & Events

NSI 2014 College Fair

The main conference got started yesterday with the Opening and Awards Ceremony, honoring outstanding work in counseling with the Excellence in Leadership and Innovative Program of the Year awards. Attendees shared their experiences, best practices, and tips and tricks in 20+ sessions led by Naviance clients, partners, and Hobsons staff, before being inspired by keynote speaker Darrius Garrett. Attendees could also stop in at the User Experience Lab to interact with Hobsons researchers, designers, and product managers to give their insights on Naviance, or check out the Educator’s College Fair and Gallup Strengths Coaching Cafe. Gallup speaker Brandon Busteed ended the day with a presentation on "The 'Why' of Strengths and the 'How' of Hope."

NSI 2014 Daily Recap: Day 1

By Crystal Nikish, Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Network, News & Events

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The 2014 Naviance Summer Institute kicked off with a bang yesterday! Attendees came in from all over the globe to enjoy sunny Palm Springs and develop their Naviance skills, share their knowledge, and get to know one another. Here’s a quick photo recap of everything that happened on Day 1 of NSI.

Michelle Obama Urges Students and Counselors to Reach Higher at ASCA 2014 Annual Conference

By Dan Obregon, Vice President, Product Management & Marketing, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, News & Events

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First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative will help make sure all students understand what they need to complete their education. The goal of the initiative seems familiar: increase post-secondary attainment. However, what’s unique about this initiative is the emphasis being given to the role of the school counselor in helping to reach this nationwide goal. We’re hopeful that initiatives like this could be the first step towards getting school counselors the attention and resources they deserve.

11 Essentials to Pack for Naviance Summer Institute

By Crystal Nikish, Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: News & Events

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July 15th is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start thinking about what to pack for the 2014 Naviance Summer Institute! And if this is your first time at NSI, you know that you’ll be learning from Naviance experts at in-person pre-conference training courses, acquiring best practices from more than 40 educational sessions, and taking the opportunity to network with your peers. But what you may not know is how to pack for the conference. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Here are 11 things that we think are essential to bring to NSI this year.

Upgraded Personalized Learning Assessments Now Available

By Crystal Nikish, Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Marketplace, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration

Do What You Are Results

Are your students introverts or extraverts? Do they like studying in groups or by themselves? Do they respond better to linguistic, mathematical, or interpersonal types of activities? With AchieveWorks, the new bundle of personalized learning assessments available for purchase in Naviance, you’ll be able to answer these questions about your students, and more.

Where is Guidance Heading Next?

By Crystal Nikish, Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy

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With the growing need to fulfill and report on state mandates and a new focus on digitizing and personalizing student learning plans, the need for comprehensive student guidance systems is greater than ever. In addition, with widespread efforts to raise standards and achievement for all students, counseling departments will need to work strategically across the district to tie their efforts to students’ academic and post-secondary success.

How Can You Equip Your Students to Own Their Education?

By Crystal Nikish, Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration

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Students today are facing what we call an “Aspirations Gap.” This is the difference between what students aspire to achieve and what they actually accomplish. While the vast majority of students today aspire to go on to college, few know what it takes to optimize their potential and reach their goals. That’s why we created the Naviance College and Career Readiness Curriculum. The Curriculum is designed to develop key non-cognitive skills and college knowledge, to ensure that each student is equipped to reach his or her aspirations.

What Will Your Students Do Over Summer Break?

By Crystal Nikish, Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration

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For many students, the summer before their senior year could be the last chance to put something spectacular and memorable on their college applications that will set them apart from the crowd. The summer break is also an excellent time to get a better idea of what they want to focus on in college and in their future careers. Here are some options to help students get an idea of what they can do over summer break.

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