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Advising students from a distance on career planning and job searching is very different than sitting together with them in person. Learn how to use online tools to continue supporting student motivation and persistence in reaching their career goals and finding suitable employment. In addition, these tools can help students gain fluency in digital literacy skills that will serve them at school and at work.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Advisors, teachers, and anyone interested in using technology to support students in reaching their educational and career goals from a distance

In this webinar, you will review career planning and job searching sites. You will then consider how to select a technology tool that can help you support students from a distance. 

The tech tools can be used to help students navigate many complex websites and processes from a distance. With a clear purpose in mind, we will discuss ways to leverage free tools, such as Google Hangouts, Remind, and Screencast-O-Matic to support students’ use of  the Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) including JobQuest, O*Net MyNextMove, and MassHire. Come ready to share resources and practices you have found to be successful.


The total time for this PD activity is approximately 2.5 hours.

The course schedule is as follows:

  • May 7, from 1:00 to 2:30: webinar (1.5 hours)
  • Online discussion forum through May 21, 2020 (approximately 1 hour)

Note: Watch for a confirmation email from with information on how to access the webinar.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify a tech tool and apply it to advising and helping students navigate a career planning or job search site from a distance
  • Draft an objective and plan for an advising activity using this tool
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - Advising
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
Digital Literacy
Education and Career Planning