Professional Development Institute Resources for High School Counselors and College Access Advisers

Resources from PDI Workshops in 2020-21!

Supporting Students Transitioning to St. Louis Community College: Course Registration and Advising Walk-Through. This workshop took place on April 30th, 2021.

Career Pathways workshop with STEMSTL: Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management. This workshop took place on April 23rd, 2021.

Match & Fit: Choosing College Virtually. This workshop took place on April 9, 2021.
Note: Much of this workshop consisted of breakout session discussion. See summary notes in the PDF.

Financial Aid workshop with MASFAP: Financial Aid Roundtable. This workshop took place on April 2, 2021.
This workshop included updates from 8 colleges on how students can accept and finalize their financial aid packages.

Career Pathways workshop with STEMSTL: Apprenticeships, Trades, Skilled Craft and Careers as a First Responder.  This workshop took place on March 26, 2021.

Concurrent breakout session recordings are separate:

Match & Fit: Supporting Student Transfer 2-year to 4-year and Reverse Transfer. This workshop took place on March 12, 2021.

Financial Aid workshop with MASFAP: Supporting Students with Financial Aid Gaps and Connecting them to Scholarships. This workshop took place on March 5, 2021.

Career Pathways workshop with STEMSTL and St. Louis School-Business Partnership: Information Technology and Gaming. This workshop was held on February 26, 2021.

Financial Aid workshop with MASFAP: Interpreting Financial Aid Offer Letters with Charles Mayfield of Northwest Missouri State University and Teresa Steinkamp of The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis. This workshop was held on February 5, 2021.

Career Pathways series with STEMSTL:  Healthcare  This workshop was held on January 29, 2021.

Virtual Advising: Strategies and Tech Tools for Engaging Students with Michael Boulanger of Pattonville High School. Workshop held on January 22, 2021.

Supporting Undocumented Students with Felipe Martinez of The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis. Workshop held on December 4, 2020.

MASFAP Financial Aid & Student Support Resources: MDHEWD, MOCAN, My Scholarship Central. Workshop held on November 20, 2020.

Match & Fit: Navigating the HBCU Landscape with Arthur Grimes of Normandy High School and Iris Tabb of Harris-Stowe State University. Workshop held on November 6, 2020.

Admissions Updates from 14 colleges in the Postsecondary Equity Network – STLCC, UMSL, UCM, UMKC, Webster, Mizzou, Harris-Stowe, Maryville, SLU, SEMO, Fontbonne, Missouri State, McKendree. Workshop held on October 30th, 2020.

Career Pathways: Connecting Students to Labor Market Needs with St. Louis Community College, AIA St. Louis, Ranken Technical College and Gateway Global

MASFAP Financial Aid: FAFSA Completion & Verification Strategies & Tips with Stephen Garman of Missouri State University, Teresa Steinkamp of The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and Kayla Klein of Mizzou – workshop on 10.9.20

MASFAP Financial Aid: Advising Students with Special Circumstances with Becca Diskin of Missouri Southern State University and Charles Mayfield of Northwest Missouri State University – MASFAP – workshop on 9.25.20

Match & Fit with Trent Ball of Southeast Missouri State University – workshop on 9.11.20

Virtual Student & Family Engagement – with Gabbi Ray Robinson of Missouri College Advising Corps – workshop on 8.28.20

Legal & Technical Issues for Advising in a Virtual Space – workshop with Susan Goldammer of MO School Boards Assn. on 8.14.20

MASFAP Financial Aid Updates and Resources – workshop with MASFAP on 7.31.20

           

Thank you to the St. Louis Graduates Professional Development Committee for planning this year’s workshops!

Beth Bender, Chair, Associate Superintendent for College and Career Readiness, St. Louis Public Schools
Michael Boulanger, Pattonville High School
Marvin Bullard, Higher Education Consortium
Michelene Carbol, EducationPlus
Melissa Findley, Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation
Monica Fleisher, Washington University
Mary Giunta, Affton High School
Andi Harpring, Nine Network
Katy Jane Johnson, University City High School
Michelle Luraschi, Pattonville High School
Ashley June Moore, Washington University College Advising Corps
Amber Mitchell, Ritenour High School
Kate Polokonis, STEMSTL
Gabrielle Ray, Missouri College Advising Corps
Andrew Smith, UMSL Pre-collegiate Programs
Desiree Speed
, St. Louis Public Schools
Teresa Steinkamp, The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
Khadija Tejan, St. Louis Public Schools
Dawn Towles-Richards, Missouri Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education
Kaitlyn Venta, My Scholarship Central
Danielle Washington, Wyman
Laura Winter, St. Louis Graduates