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White House Post Convening Report

CESCaL is proud to release the post convening report.

In partnership with the White House's College Opportunity Agenda and the First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative, the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL) and San Diego State University were proud to convene a gathering of committed leaders and commitment makers focused on improving school counseling preparation, programs, and practices with the goal of increasing college access for all students.

This convening took place on November 17-18, 2014 on the San Diego State University campus. Three hundred and sixty nine (369) individuals from thirty-three (33) states (including 1 dignitary from Kenya, Africa) attended the San Diego State University White House Convening. Fifty (50) universities and forty-four (44) school districts were represented. The report below shares the history leading to the convening along with the highlights and outcomes.

All White House Convening Video on the CESCaL YouTube Channel
White House Convening Videos

White House Convening Mini-Ted Talks

CESCaL offered the opportunity to record a unique Mini-Ted Talk.

Gathering state experts with strong opinions and great ideas created a unique opportunity to collect Mini Ted Talks on important issues and concerns in the profession of school counseling.

We asked participants to please share with us an idea, concern, or success in a 1-5 minute format during the convening. Although we didn't have the opportunity to get everyone's comments, these represent the first set of Mini Ted Talks.

We hope you enjoy them and we look forward to your feedback on this new idea.

All Ted Talks on the CESCaL YouTube Channel
White House Convening Ted Talks