Educators Supporting Educators: Transitions to Online Learning
Get insights, tips and resources from educators who have already transitioned to online learning. In this webinar series, ISS is bringing together educators who have been learning literally every day about how to quickly adapt their classroom teaching to new online learning environments.
Secondary Counselors Webinar
April 8, 2020
In our third webinar series, we focused on the unique needs of counselors working with secondary students in online environments. International educators who have been teaching online since early 2020 helped facilitate this discussion.
Notes from the Chat: Download »
Helpful links & resources from the webinar:
- Strategies and Tools to Support Counselors During Home Learning
- Ideas for Virtual Graduation
- ISCA Covid-19 Resources
- Resources for Connecting With Students During Distance Learning @klbeasley
- Distance Learning Wellness CheckIn Survey
- MIND HK
- KELY Support Group
- iSOS Webinar
- HBR article on Grief
- Adapting to New Learning Environments
- Updates for International School Counselors from International Association for International Counselors ACAC
- NACAC College Admission Status Update
- 11 Tips for a Better Video Chat
- How to Help Your High School Senior Through Covid19 Pandemic
- Planning for a Virtual Graduation Ceremony
Meet the Presenters
Laura Cowan, MS Counselor
Laura Cowan is a TCK and an experienced international educator and counselor who has worked predominantly in Asia for the past 25 years. She currently works at HKIS as a MS Counselor and has a daughter in grade 2. Her areas of expertise lay in trauma/crisis support, and teen & family counseling. HKIS has just finished up their 9th week of home learning and she is happy to share lessons learned throughout this journey.
Jason Holly, HS Counselor
Jason has been counseling internationally for 9 years, prior to which he worked in US university admissions and financial aid. Although he has taken a few online courses himself over the years, the last two months has been his first experience with full-time online learning.
Tim Woo, Upper School Wellbeing Counsellor
Timothy Woo is Chinese born Canadian, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. In Canada, Timothy has had experiences as a family service child protection worker and as the adolescent social worker in a rehabilitation hospital for children with special needs. In Hong Kong, Timothy has had experiences as a programme coordinator with an NGO geared towards youth drug education and prevention, and most recently, as a guidance counsellor at another private independent school.