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>Career Inventories and Tools

>Counseling and Mental Health

>Counseling and Other Health Services

>Counseling and Student Services

>Counseling and Testing

>Counselor Apps

>Employment Skills

>Free E-Resources for Counselors, Students and Parents

>Gender Equity and Careers

>Gold Collar Job Resources

>Green Collar Resources

>Illinois State Resources

>National and State professional Organizations

>Resume - Portfolio Building

>School Guidance Counseling

>Social-Emotional Learning

>Technology Tools

>Web Resources

>Working with special populations

>Your Community College and CTE

Career Inventories and Tools

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Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://data.bls.gov/projections/occupationProj

Holland's codes-quick assessment

http://personality-testing.info/tests/RIASEC.php

Illinois Department of Employment Security

http://www.ides.illinois.gov/LMI/Pages/Employment_Projections.aspx

Illinois Reality Check

https://ilcis.intocareers.org/realitycheck/RC_Introduction.aspx

Counseling and Mental Health

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PsychCentral

http://psychcentral.com

The Internet's "largest and oldest independent mental health social network." Many mental health articles and blogs.

Counseling and Other Health Services

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Super Tracker

https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/

Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Super Tracker identifies how personal dietary and physical activity choices compare to recommended amounts. Useful for personal counseling or class discussion.

Counseling and Student Services

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National Dropout Prevention Network

http://www.dropoutprevention.org/

Resources useful for counseling with at-risk students.

Counseling and Testing

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Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

http://www.parcconline.org/

PARCC is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These high quality, computer-based K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy give teachers, schools, students, and parents better information whether students are on track in their learning and for success after high school, and tools to help teachers customize learning to meet student needs.

Counselor Apps

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Aurasma

https://www.aurasma.com/

Make marketing come to life!

Kahoot

https://getkahoot.com/

Interactive technology for quizzes and check ins during instruction

Pintrest

https://www.pinterest.com/

Keep your ideas organized and follow other counselors for great ideas!

SCOPE by Dr. Erin Mason

www.scope4scs.com

Helpful apps for counselors in a variety of areas

Employment Skills

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Career Exploration

http://www.onetcenter.org/

This is related to O*NET products

Joliet Work Based learning project-review

http://occrl.illinois.edu/joliet-township-high-school-district-204-job-shadowing-experience-2/

PAWS in Jobland

http://www.cfnc.org/home/sc/dr/paws_lessons.jsp

Free downloadable lesson plans for elementary career building

The CTE bookshelf

http://user-mniyirg.cld.bz/CTE-Career-Profiles-Bookshelf

Career profiles for CTE students

Free E-Resources for Counselors, Students and Parents

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Application for Federal Student Aid

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

This site contains links and instructions for applications.

First Generation College Students

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-d0J_Irg4k Report: http://tiny.cc/gt7mn

This is a You-Tube presentation on a Texas students and the challenges they face with guidance in their transition to college.

Resources for Persons with Disabilities

https://www.disability.gov/employment

This US Government site provides resources relating to services for persons with disabilities.

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Satety and Health Administration

http://www.osha.gov/

Information about worker health and safety and available training

U.S. Government Career One Stop

http://www.careeronestop.org/ResumesInterviews/ResumesInterviews.aspx

This site provides career resources and tools in a variety of career categories. Includes resume writing resources, job-hunting techniques and other aids.

WIX-Website Builder

http://www.wix.com/

This is a free and easy-to-use website builder.

Gender Equity and Careers

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National Womens' Law Center

http://www.nwlc.org

Answers to frequently asked questions with tips on how to respond.

U.S. DOL Information on Gender Equity in Compensation

http://www.dol.gov/equalpay/regions/

This site provides statistics on male/female earning ratios by region. Can be useful in career counseling and gender equity concerns.

Women in Technology

http://www.ncwit.org/sites/default/files/resources/c4c_infosheet_print08092013_print.pdf

Counselors for Careers is a division of the National Center for Women in Technology. Find encouraging information on supporting young women in the technology fields.

Gold Collar Job Resources

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"Gold Collar" Careers Explained

http://www.contactprofessional.com/topics/customer-service-retention/gold-collar-workers%E2%80%A6-53...

This is a text-intensive site. It gives the origin and background of the term as well as a comprehensive definition

Decribing "Gold Collar" Workers

http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-2/gold.html

Information on high-wage STEM related jobs.

Gold Collar Career Information

http://www.goldcollarcareers.com/

This site provides information on high-paying technical careers.

Green Collar Resources

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Acterra

http://www.acterra.org/

NGO (Non-Governmental Agency -- Not for Profit) Focuses on environmental education and other aspects. Potential source of career opportunities.

Boon and Crockett Club Foundation

http://www.boone-crockett.org/

This is a source for information on ethics in hunting. Out-doors oriented students may be interested.

California's Energy Workforce Training Program

http://www.energy.ca.gov/greenjobs/meetings/2009-12-02/2009-12002 Brian_McMahon.pdf

This program identifies positions that may offer preference to targeted populations. It may be of use for career counseling background information.

Food and Water Watch

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/

This is a site sponsored by a consumer advocacy group. It might be useful for environmental consciousness information.

Green Jobs

http://www.greenamerica.org/

This web site provides a means for sharing information on green jobs. It links professionals who are creating and promoting green jobs.

Green Roof Industry

http://www.greenroofs.org

Environmentally friendly industry with information on jobs and symposiums around the country.

Illinois State Resources

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ISBE College and Career Readiness Division

http://www.isbe.net/career/

National and State professional Organizations

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American School Counselor Association

http://schoolcounselor.org/

This is the national professional group for school counselors. ASCA is an essential resource for developing the professional identiy of school counselors.

Illinois Counseling Association

http://www.ilcounseling.org/

ICA is the main professional development and support organization for counselors in the state of IL. ISCA (Illinois School Counseling Association) is a subgroup of ICA.

Illinois School Counselors Association

http://www.ilschoolcounselor.org/

This is THE site for professional school counselors in Illinois. Lots of important resources.

National Career Pathways Network

http://www.cord.org/curriculum-development-services

Resources for career planning and guidance

Wisconsin School Counselor Association

www.wscaweb.org

Wisconsin is a good example of a comprehensive school counseling model. This is a site for their professional association.

Resume - Portfolio Building

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Nail that Job

http://pages.minot.k12.nd.us/votech/File/image/nailthatjob.pdf

Student friendly guide to resume writing, job applications, and interviewing.

School Guidance Counseling

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Apples Video Magazine

http://www.starnet.org/

A training program for families and professionals providing information regarding early childhood issues. Lending library and workshops available throughout Illinois.

Armed Services Vocational Testing Battery

http://www.baseops.net/militarybooks/asvab/

This site has a description of the ASVAB with a practice test.

CTE Career Profiles

http://user-mniyirg.cld.bz/CTE-Career-Profiles-Bookshelf

Career Profiles are a great way to help your students plan for their future! Within each profile, students can learn about some of CTE's most exciting careers while also gaining insight into what it takes to follow this career path!

Notes of Transition to College

http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/practicenotes/transitiontocollege.pdf

This is a tool and handout that can be used with students and parents to help to prepare for post secondary/college and careers

Wisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Model

http://sspw.dpi.wi.gov/sspw_scguidemodel

This is an example of a comprehensive school counseling model based on ASCA standards.

Social-Emotional Learning

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Resources for applications of social-emotional learning

http://casel.org/

A site with useful materials for counselors and other educators

RTI Information

http://www.rti4success.org/

Helpful resources for Response to Intervention

Technology Tools

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SCOPE by Dr. Erin Mason

http://scope4scs.com

A complete list of technology tools and apps that may be useful for counselors.

Web Resources

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CTE Career Profiles

http://user-mniyirg.cld.bz/CTE-Career-Profiles-Bookshelf

Career Profiles are a great way to help your students plan for their future! Within each profile, students can learn about some of CTE's most exciting careers while also gaining insight into what it takes to follow this career path!

Response to Intervention

http://www.rtinetwork.org/

Provides resources and links to RtI services at the national level.

SuperTracker for Good Nutrition

https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/

Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, SuperTracker identifies how personal dietary and physical activity choices compare to recommended amounts. Useful for personal counseling or class discussion.

Working with special populations

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Working with students who have autism

http://autism.lovetoknow.com/Main_Page

Activities, tools, and lessons useful when working with students on the autism spectrum

Your Community College and CTE

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CLC offers Career Degrees and Certificates

http://www.clcillinois.edu/programs-and-classes/degrees-and-certificates/careers

COD CTE programming

http://cod.edu/programs/career_technical_info_sheets.aspx

SWIC and programs of study

http://www.swic.edu/sw-content.aspx?id=3168

A useful model for developing programs of study in your school.

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