Presentation on theme: "Individual Planning, Individual Learning Plans, & School Counseling"— Presentation transcript:
1 Individual Planning, Individual Learning Plans, & School Counseling Original Presentation by Gary Spear, Ed.S.Revised by Gregg Curtis, PhDSchool Counseling ConsultantWI Department of Public Instruction
2 Every Child a Graduate?More 9th grade students are retained than any other grade. (2,936 in )Retention at 9th grade is highly correlated to dropping out of high school.Over the school year span, 9th graders have the highest average rate for habitual truancy than any other grade. (15.3%)**Habitual truancy = student is absent without an acceptable excuse for all or part of 5 days during a single semester9th graders are suspended at a higher rate than any other grade. (13% in )
3 Every Child a Graduate? Factors contributing to 9th grade failure: Student doesn’t identify or understand goals beyond high school.Student doesn’t connect coursework with goals beyond high school.Student doesn't enroll in exploratory or Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses.Student doesn't connect with an adult in school.Student doesn't transition to new educational environment.
4 Every Child a Graduate?What types of interventions assist students in overcoming these challenges and barriers to school success?
5 Every Child a College & Career Ready Graduate!! Comprehensive School Counseling ProgramWisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Model (WCSCM)Supports EVERY student in academic, personal/social, and career developmentIndividual Learning Plans & PortfolioStudent and Parent Educational/Career Planning Conferences
6 Comprehensive School Counseling A comprehensive school counseling program is an integral component of the school’s academic mission.Comprehensive school counseling programs, driven by student data and based on standards in academic, career and personal/social development, promote and enhance the learning process for all students. • How?ensures equity and access to a rigorous education for all studentssupports a developmentally intentional balance of prevention and intervention strategiesidentifies the knowledge and skills all students will acquire as a result of the preK-12 comprehensive school counseling programis delivered to all students in a systematic fashionis based on data-driven decision makingis provided by a state-credentialed school counselor in collaboration with appropriate staff
7 Comprehensive School Counseling As students understand themselves, explore the world around them, establish goals for their futures, and create a plan to achieve their goals they begin to see why an education is important. They no longer attend school simply to receive a diploma or avoid truancy. Instead, students understand the connection between success in school today and success in their lives and careers tomorrow.
8 Wisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Model: Delivery CurriculumResponsive ServicesIndividual PlanningSystem Support
9 Definition of Individual Planning Assist students in planning, monitoring, and managing their academic, personal/social, and career development
10 Purpose of Individual Planning Help students collect information for, develop, and use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
11 Counselor’s Role in Individual Planning Helping students with transitionsGrade to GradeSchool to SchoolSchool to Work/CareerUtilizing relationship with students to assist them in self & career explorationProviding facilitation skills to educational/career planning conferences
12 Individual Planning Topics Decision-Making SkillsSetting Personal GoalsWork HabitsCareer Awareness & Knowledge of OpportunitiesTransitioningCourse Selection (Developing an Intentional Sequence of Courses)Interest Inventories
13 Individual Planning Strategies AssessmentAcademic and Career PlanningCounseling Core Classroom Curriculum
14 Individual Learning Plan Students will:engage in the process of evaluating their interests, skills, and values;investigate the inter-relationship of educational achievement, life goals, career planning, training and placement;evaluate the present job market and analyze predictions of future trends at local, regional, state, national and global levels;propose career options and set goalscreate an Individual Learning Plan to reach those goals
15 Individual Learning Plan Learning Record vs. Learning PlanTraditional Four Year PlanA format that serves as a learning record and looks toward the pastIndividual Learning PlanA format that identifies what is to be achieved and looks toward the future
17 Individual Learning Plan ILPs use technology to enhance access, provide tools, and supply organizational templates.ILPs meet benchmarks within the WCSCM Academic, Personal/Social, and Career Content Standards.ILPs take into account what happens to students outside the walls of the school building.ILPs provide both process and product for students to use. These combine to open unique educational and career opportunities.
18 Curricular DomainsEstablish learning and/or developmental goals in the three domains including action plans and reviewAcademic DevelopmentIntentional Course Sequence; Achievement; Attendance; etc.Career DevelopmentExploration; Assessments of Self and Careers;Clusters; Pathways; Program of Study; Experiential; etc.Personal/Social DevelopmentDecision-making; Strengths & Weakness; Goal Orientation; etc.
19 Sample ILP BenchmarksB.1 Apply the skills necessary to improve learning and make successful academic transitions (Academic Domain)B.8.1.2: Apply critical thinking skills for making successful academic transitionsB : Become a self-directed and independent learnerE.1 Apply self-knowledge in the decision-making or goal-setting process (Personal/Social Domain)E.8.1.1: Develop an action plan to achieve short- and long-term goalsE : Demonstrate commitment and persistence in the pursuit of a goalH.1 Attain educational achievement and performance levels needed to reach personal and career goals (Career Domain)H Develop an individual learning plan to enhance educational achievement and attain career goals
20 Student ILP Contents Include: INTENTIONAL COURSE SEQUENCE STUDENT CLASSIFICATIONSTUDENT GRADUATION ELIGIBILITYCOURSE OFFERINGSACTIVITY ELIGIBILITYCOURSE DESCRIPTIONSSCHEDULE CHANGESHONORS/AP/DUAL CREDIT ORARTICULATED COURSESADVISORY/DELIVERY SYSTEMINDEPENDENT STUDY COURSESGRADE POINT AVERAGESEXPLORE-PLAN-ACT-WORKKEYSCAREER EXPLORATIONSUMMER SCHOOL EXPERIENCEWORK TO LEARN EXPERIENCEAREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL PROGRAMSEXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESPHYSICAL/MENTAL WELLNESS PLANInclude:
21 ILP Core Components Collaboratively Developed Curricular Domains AddressedAcademicCareerPersonal/SocialIntentional Sequence of Study = GraduationProvides Opportunities for Self/Career ExplorationIncludes Extracurricular/Off-campus ExperiencesIs Reviewed and Maintained RegularlyPortfolio / ePortfolio
22 (e)Portfolio Components Statement of PurposeTranscriptAssessment and Inventory DataCover LettersResume; Demonstration of Career Enhancement & Leadership ActivitiesLetters of RecommendationStrengths and Skills
23 (e)Portfolio Components (cont.) Work ExperienceWork-based LearningService Learning/Community-Volunteer ServiceExtra/Co-curricular ActivitiesAwards and HonorsLanguage Skills21st Century Skills
24 Educational/Career Conferences Conferencing is a process that involves activities planned and directed by school counselors that assists students in planning, monitoring, and managing their own learning, as well as, their personal and career development. Through these activities, students are encouraged and given opportunities to set and evaluate their educational and career goals and develop their Individual Learning Plan that will help them achieve their educational, career and life goals.
25 Ed/Career Conference Benefits Students take responsibility for their futureStudents and parents gain insight into student’s growth and developmentParents feel more informed and involvedStudents and parents are motivated to be involved earlier in post-secondary planningStudent apprehension about school and future goals is reducedA connection is developed between school, parents, and students to ensure academic success
26 Evaluation and Impact Participation Data Student Feedback Parent/Guardian FeedbackSchool Improvement Data GoalsStandards and BenchmarksScheduling DataPostsecondary DataAttendanceGraduation RateRetentionBehavior ReferralsEnrollmentRetentionGraduation RateAreas of Study