I’d like to give a shout-out to Dr. Erin Mason‘s wiki SCOPE: School Counselors Online Professional Exchange. This project actually started out as a blog unto itself, but has recently morphed into a site (wiki) that will ultimately house a variety of resources for the school counseling profession. Already, I’ve found a few blogs that I didn’t know existed before, and I will eventually include our own program site as it takes shape. It looks like there are some recently-added pages to include Prezis, Twitter users (Twits?) and Vimeo, just to name a few. Don’t see your favorite social media/web app listed? Add your own! It’s powered by Wiki Spaces, so signing up costs nothing. The site is just getting off the ground, but like any community-supported project, will grow as momentum builds for the resources it provides. As far as I know, there are no other wikis out there solely devoted to the school counseling profession. This is just what the doctor ordered.
Many times, we can feel isolated in our profession when we have a particular need but don’t have a resource to meet it. SCOPE is a great starting place to connect with other counselors and find those lessons or ideas that help take your program up a notch or two. Thanks to SCOPE, we don’t have to be stuck with nowhere to turn. With 50 active members already, expect this project to only get bigger.