In a recent webinar, we discussed how educators have the opportunity to help students understand that recognizing personal interests can lead to best-fit education paths and careers. Hobsons works with schools to discover how college and career readiness fits into the elementary landscape.
How can schools keep students engaged as they grow from elementary school to middle school to high school? According to the Gallup Student Engagement survey 76% of students are engaged in elementary school as opposed to a meager 44% in high school. The answer to this engagement challenge may just be in a trait demonstrated by so many elementary students: curiosity.
This school year, we’re pleased to introduce several key improvements to Naviance eDocs. Here is a brief summary of eDocs additions new for the 2016-17 school year.
High school students, their parents, and K-12 school counselors spend a lot of time and energy exploring where students should go to college. But best-selling education author Jeffrey J. Selingo says how they go to college is much more important in determining their success in the workplace and in life.
Hobsons is pleased to recognize Flagstaff High School, of Flagstaff, Arizona, as the Naviance College and Career Readiness winner in the 2016 Hobsons Education Advances Awards. Stephen M. Smith, President of Advising and Admissions Solutions at Hobsons and co-founder of Naviance, announced the winner on the final day of the Naviance Summer Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona. Their award included $2,500.00 to promote the school’s college and career readiness efforts.
Redefining Success for Our Children: Madeline Levine Engages with NSI 2016 Participants
High school students in Dysart Unified School District in Maricopa County, Arizona, will use Naviance by Hobsons to work with their school counselors to identify their strengths, plan academic coursework, determine future career goals, and discover best-fit colleges. Students will also use Naviance to manage their Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP) process.
The Naviance Summer Institute 2016 is off to an exciting start, drawing more than 600 attendees to beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. After a day of pre-conference courses and a poolside networking event, Naviance co-founder and Hobsons’ President of Advising and Admissions Solutions, Stephen M. Smith, welcomed NSI attendees and thanked them for their devotion to helping students prepare for life after high school.
School counseling and education are getting more and more attention from influential technology companies. From startups to the Google mothership, companies are reallocating their funds to support our efforts. This is wonderful news because innovative tools are becoming available to educators to support us helping students.
In less than a couple of weeks, we will pack our bags and head to Naviance Summer Institute. We have created a checklist of things to do before, during, and after the conference to help you have an amazing experience.