Counselors and advisers need a quick, simple and effective tool to get college and career information to students fast
Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
Mytonomy, the video storytelling platform for college and career advising, releases its Counselor Kit, a web-based resource for counselors, teachers, and college access groups, to utilize when working with parents and high school students during the college planning and preparation process.
The Counselor Kit combines Mytonomy’s best videos and pairs them with lesson plans developed by educators; topics include resume building, financial aid, understanding college options and choosing a major. It supports many school systems’ curricula for the entire college planning and application process and can be used in a classroom setting.
“With classrooms being ‘flipped’ all across America, we’re excited to empower school counselors to deliver their own version of blended learning,” said Vinay Bhargava, Mytonomy CEO & co-founder.
On average, counselors see more than 470 students throughout the year, giving them limited time to provide personalized advice to each and every student, many of whom have the same questions as their peers. The Counselor Kit was designed to address both students’ and counselors’ needs in an easy to use web format.
“Counselors and advisers need a quick, simple and effective tool to get college and career information to students fast,” said Miya Hayes, CEO & co-founder of CGnine, Inc., a consulting group of educators based out of UC-Berkeley's Center for Educational Partnerships that provided editorial guidance for the Counselor Kit. “The Counselor Kit enhances any college and career initiative or program. In just a few clicks, Mytonomy connects students to their futures,” she said.
In addition to offering students best practices from near-peers, the Counselor Kit also contains content from experts, including a detailed overview of the new Common Application via a video webinar. In the webinar, PrepMatters educational counselors provide expert advice on the significant changes made to the Common App in 2013 year, along with tips and strategies for customizing students’ applications.
"As of 2013, the Common Application is being used by nearly 520 colleges and universities, making it an essential application for college applicants to master,’ said Ned Johnson, president and founder of PrepMatters, which donated the video webinar to the Counselor Kit. “It is our privilege to share our knowledge with our local community. By contributing our professional content to Mytonomy’s Counselor Kit, we hope to also help students from outside of our area reach their educational goals more easily than ever before.”
The Kit can be found at http://mytonomy.com/counselor_kit.
Mytonomy is a near-peer advising platform for college and career. College students and professionals contribute video tutorials, giving insights and advice on topics ranging from college admissions to career success, with a special focus on first-generation college going students and the STEM fields. More information at http://mytonomy.com.