School Counselors NM


This conference celebrates the pivotal role of counselors as All-Stars in guiding students through diverse educational paths. With a spotlight on Career and Technical Education (CTE) as one path and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)/Whole-Child development as the other, participants will explore strategies to nurture students into well-rounded individuals poised for success.

Key Themes:

1.  CTE All-Stars: Crafting Career Champions

  • Showcase exemplary CTE programs and initiatives that elevate students to become champions in their chosen careers.
  • Recognize counselors as the architects behind successful CTE pathways and highlight best practices in career-focused counseling.

2. Whole Child MVPs: Championing Social-Emotional Growth

  • Explore the critical role of counselors in championing Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and fostering the holistic development of the whole child.
  • Highlight success stories of counselors who have excelled in promoting emotional intelligence, resilience, and personal growth.

3. Dynamic Duos: Integrating CTE and Whole-Child Approaches

  • Emphasize the synergy between CTE and Whole-Child development, illustrating how counselors can create dynamic educational experiences that blend career readiness with holistic well-being.
  • Encourage collaboration and partnership between CTE programs and SEL initiatives for comprehensive student support.

4. Playbook for Success: Counselors as Coaches

  • Provide counselors with a playbook of strategies for coaching students through the dual paths of CTE and Whole-Child development.
  • Explore mentorship, goal-setting, and personalized guidance as essential elements of counselor-coached success.

5. Celebrating All-Star Futures: Empowering Well-Rounded Individuals

  • Celebrate the successes of students who have benefited from the All-Star guidance of counselors, becoming well-rounded individuals prepared for the challenges of the future.
  • Discuss the long-term impact of integrated CTE and Whole-Child approaches on students’ lives and career journeys.  

This theme not only recognizes counselors as All-Stars but also positions them as key players in shaping the future success of students through a dual focus on career development and holistic well-being.