Resources for School Counselors

Free and Flexible Services Provided Due to COVID-19

As school educators plan & direct lesson plans for the 2020-2021 school year, Student Outreach Services from Edsouth is ready to help! While we are still offering in-person presentations and services for any Tennessee school system that is holding in-person classes and allowing visitors, we are also offering various virtual services, including:

  • Virtual Meetings - Please contact your local SOS Counselor to schedule a virtual meeting for a live overview of any of our presentations. This is a great way for your students to interact with our counselors and ask any questions that they may have.
  • Videos - We offer pre-recorded videos of our college, career, and financial literacy presentations. These videos average about 40 minutes in length.
  • Mini Presentations and Videos - We know that this school year will be challenging, so we created mini presentations and videos with accompanying worksheets to give you more flexibility in your lesson plans. Our mini presentations and videos cover a variety of topics (ranging from social skills to resume writing) and average about 7 minutes in length.
  • Digital College Planning Materials - Our college planning materials may be downloaded by school educators and students for free.

As always, our calendars do fill up quickly and availability is on a first-come first-served basis. Contact your area representative as far in advance as possible to schedule a presentation.

Free Presentations

SOS counselors are available to conduct free presentations on a variety of topics throughout the state of Tennessee. Thousands of K-12 students and parents benefit each year from these informative sessions, which can be customized to address the needs of specific grade levels or interest groups, by helping to demystify the college planning process.

Our calendars do fill up quickly and availability is on a first-come first-served basis. Contact your area representative as far in advance as possible to schedule a presentation.

Faculty and Staff Training for Career Education

The Tennessee College and Career Planning System Powered by Kuder provides students with a lifelong portfolio including career, interest, and skills assessments. The SOS staff is available to educators across the state of Tennessee to conduct in-depth training for educators on how to administer these FREE assessments to students, interpret and utilize the results, and report statistical data for administrative purposes such as grant proposals and gap analyses.

Some of our most successful trainings have been held:

  • on in-service days
  • at system and district-wide meetings and events
  • during professional development functions
  • in conjunction with professional association conferences
  • one-on-one or in small groups at individual schools
We will work with you to plan a time that best suits your needs. Call today to schedule a training.

Free College Planning Materials

Along with presenting at your school, SOS provides helpful material consistent with each grade. Additional copies of these materials and other useful college planning resources may be ordered (or downloaded here) for Tennessee students by contacting your Student Outreach Services representative.