Webinars

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Honor Society Chapter Management: Selection Policies

This webinar will provide an introduction or refresher to the national policies and requirements for handling the selection of NHS and NJHS members.

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Advocacy as Service

When K–12 school leaders and teachers think of service and leadership activities, they typically turn to fundraisers, organizing events, and community improvement projects. While these are all valuable, advocacy is often forgotten as an important dimension in building student service and leadership skills. Advocacy is the pursuit of influencing positive outcomes, speaking up for oneself and the community, including schools, families, and neighborhoods. Join NASSP’s Student Leadership and Advocacy teams as we host student leaders who will share why and how advocacy can be a valuable service-learning activity. You will also explore simple ways to introduce advocacy at your school to help students drive positive change.

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National Honor Society and the Law

This learning session will provide a high-level view and general guidance on issues of student conduct, selection, dismissal, and discipline pertaining to NHS/NJHS. This serves to provide a good backdrop to the reasons for certain procedures and processes laid out in the NHS and NJHS Handbooks, the importance of good communication, objective and consistent leadership, and high commitment to ethics for chapter administration.

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Raising Student Voice & Participation in Your School Community

It’s simple. Students who believe they have a voice in school are SEVEN times more likely to be academically motivated than students who do not believe they have a voice (Quaglia Institute Voice Report, 2016). But it’s not as easy to lift up student voice and agency for everyone in a school or learning environment. In this session, student leadership experts outline what student voice is, how to capture it, and how to use it to start making meaningful impact in your school. Highlighted will be NASSP’s RSVP (Raising Student Voice & Participation) program that guides students through a process exercises that shows them how to share their ideas and gather meaningful solutions.

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Cultivating a Service Mindset vs. Collecting Service Hours

An estimated 41% of college-bound 12th graders regularly volunteer in their communities and engage in service compared to just 24% of those students who do not have postsecondary plans in their senior year of high school (Child Trends, Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth, 1991 to 2016). Yet the way service is typically reported on a college or scholarship application is a numerical figure: hours served. Join admissions leaders and representatives from leading service organizations like NHS as they share and reflect on 1) the value of reading about applicants’ service activities, 2) service as an action vs. service as a mindset, and 3) the various types of service that are helpful for counselors, admissions leaders, and practitioners to consider as we communicate to students about the true value of service.

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NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award for Advisers and Principals

This webinar will provide an overview for NJHS advisers the process for eligible NJHS students to apply to the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award. We will provide an overview of the application components and where to find information to support your students during the application process. We will also discuss how students access the application through verified student accounts, explain the role of the NJHS adviser, the student’s parent or guardian, and a recommender, and address frequently asked questions about the award.

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Assessing Equity in Your Student Activities

Presenters will discuss the role of diversity and inclusion in student activities, even in clubs and organizations such as the National Honor Society, which may be perceived as exclusive. Practitioners and counselors will speak to ways that they have conducted outreach and in-reach to transform and build student activities and leadership programs. The panel conversation and interactive Q&A will include best practices for creating equitable opportunities in your school community.

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Honor Society Chapter Management: Discipline and Dismissal Procedures

This webinar will provide an introduction or refresher to the national policies and requirements for handling member discipline and dismissal.

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College and Career Readiness in Rural Settings

High school is a launching pad for college, career, and life. Principals, counselors, and teachers in rural school settings experience and witness unique challenges to preparing their students for college and career. A panel of educator leaders in rural schools discuss considerations for supporting each student’s pathway.

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Celebrating Student Leaders: Ideas and Impact

In anticipation of this year’s National Student Leadership Week (sponsored by NASSP), join us as we talk with school leaders and student leaders about how to celebrate student leadership. From small to big ideas, practitioners will share what celebrations of student leadership have done for their school culture and community. Hear firsthand accounts from student leaders about the importance of including students in the planning of celebrations and how to keep leadership going strong all year long.

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Back-to-School: Returning Advisers and Principals

Join Senior Program Manager Elancia Felder for a conversation about programs and services for the new school year.

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Back-to-School: New Advisers and Principals

Join Senior Program Manager Elancia Felder for a conversation about what to expect as a new NHS or NJHS adviser.

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College Admissions Discussion Panel: Share Your Story

The college admissions process is competitive and at times complicated. Learn firsthand from admissions professionals about how to stand out in the application process and what institutions are doing to ensure your safety and successful experience in the age of COVID-19 and beyond.

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Scholarships and Aid: Yes, You Can Afford College!

Are you planning to go to college and worrying about the costs? In this interactive workshop, students will get expert tips and advice about the type of aid available for students and the steps you can start taking today. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the information you need to help you plan, prepare, and pay for college.

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NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award for Students and Parents

Students and parents are invited to join us for an overview of the application process for the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award. NJHS student members in good standing are encouraged to apply. This webinar will provide an overview of the application components so that applicants can begin to prepare their materials and give advanced notice to their NJHS adviser and a recommender. We will also discuss how students access the application through verified NJHS student accounts and address frequently asked questions about the award.

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It’s Never Too Early to Think About Getting Ready for College

High school is just around the corner! Take advantage of the knowledge and expertise from college admissions professionals as they share their tips about making the most of your high school journey. Find out about setting goals, taking on new challenges, and making strides to make yourself stand out in future college applications.

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Personal Branding and Resume Building

What type of skills, traits, and experiences do college admissions offices and organizations look for in future students or employees? In this webinar, learn how you can build your digital presence with LinkedIn, what items you should highlight on a resume, and how digital badges can help you stand out.

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