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Welcome! Elementary Professional School Counselors’ Support Services Meeting February 19, 2015 Education Service Center, Region 2 - 209 N. Water Street.

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1 Welcome! Elementary Professional School Counselors’ Support Services Meeting February 19, 2015 Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

2 Agenda  Ethics  Updates  Comprehensive Guidance Program – evaluation and data collection  CTE – What Counselor’s Need to Know  College & Career Readiness Counseling  Career Inventories  Networking  Reminders  Upcoming Events Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

3 Ethics Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –  You can't practice risk free - no matter what we do there is risk  Who sets the standards?  What one word will keep you out of trouble?  What do they entail?  5 moral principles for ethical decision making

4 Updates  K-12 Fine Arts for the year but not many changes  CLI Engage - new comprehensive professional development supplemental curriculum, and progress monitoring for early childhood programs - best practices made available to public schools and free for fall of  Advocacy and timing at the state level to bring attention to school counselors last legislative session - changed all terms to one - professional school counselor.  Several bills introduced for current legislative session - Need greater advocacy at state level for counselors - administrators advocate for local control regarding amount of time spent on duties and allocation of funds - overpowers proposed bills. Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

5 Comprehensive Guidance Program  Evaluation Guidance Document Evaluation Guidance Document  Evaluation is a critical component of a developmental guidance and counseling program and ensures accountability. The purpose of evaluation is to determine the value of the program, its activities, and staff in order to make decisions or to take actions regarding the future. The evaluation will measure the delivery of services (the process evaluation) and outcomes (product evaluation). This ongoing process provides information to ensure continuous improvement of the guidance program and gives direction to necessary changes. 1. How effective have the program improvements been? 2. Does the program meet the program standards? 3. Have students become competent in the high priority content areas? 4. How well are counselors performing their roles? Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

6 Comprehensive Guidance Program  Evaluation Guidance Document Evaluation Guidance Document 1. How effective have the program improvements been?  Program improvement identifies the objectives and strategies to be accomplished through implementation of a list of tasks within an expressed time line. It provides a basis for determining whether the objectives and the time lines were met. Further, it supports judgments as to the effectiveness of the improvements in attaining goals and provides the basis for the next set of program improvements.  As a result of designing program improvements, new expectations for counselor performance emerge. These expectations form the basis for the setting of professional growth goals by school counselors. Similar to program improvement plans, professional growth plans establish the objectives for developing specific skills or knowledge, identify the strategies for attaining the objectives, and specify the time lines. Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

7 Comprehensive Guidance Program  Evaluation Guidance Document Evaluation Guidance Document 2. Does the program meet the program standards?  A fully implemented and supported guidance and counseling program will have a measurable impact on students, parents, faculty, and the school climate. Because the evaluation is based on explicitly stated standards, data collection and analysis will describe the level of implementation of the program, the effectiveness of the guidance program, and the level of goal attainment. Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

8 Comprehensive Guidance Program  Evaluation Guidance Document Evaluation Guidance Document 3. Have students become competent in the high priority content areas?  Evaluating student competency development in a guidance program is critical to keeping the program efforts on target and efficient while simultaneously making the best use of the resources available. Effective evaluation must be carefully planned to include needs assessment and development of goals, targeting competencies, specifying expected results by grade level and setting objectives for specific activities. Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

9 Comprehensive Guidance Program  Evaluation Guidance Document Evaluation Guidance Document 4. How well are counselors performing their roles?  Because the quality of the guidance program is inextricably linked with the performance of the school counselor, counselor performance evaluation is critical to the improvement and maintenance of the developmental guidance and counseling program. The developmental guidance and counseling program framework also includes standards for the counselor’s job performance, expressed in the responsibilities of the professional school counselor and in each counselor’s specific job description in the local program.  Using the counselor’s job description as a guide, a relevant performance evaluation system and instrument can be used. School counselors should be appropriately supervised. Whenever possible, evaluations of school counselors’ performance should be the responsibility of certified counselors or someone specifically trained in school counselor supervision and evaluation. Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

10 Comprehensive Guidance Program  Data collection related to the comprehensive guidance program:  Track minutes spent  Judson ISD Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

11 What Counselors Need to Know about CTE Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

12 CTE’s Role in Career Guidance  Tea Party Activity  Step One: Read the concern to yourself a few times. Think about the kinds of connections you can make about what you read.  Step Two: Move around the room and read your concern to others.  When you pair up, take turns reading.  Next, discuss your concern.  What are some solutions you’ve been working on at your district that you can share? Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

13 Continuum of Personalized & Applied Learning Elementary Middle SchoolHigh School Career Education Career Exploration Career Preparation What kinds of structures support school and out-of-school learning opportunities? Counselors must advise elementary and middle school students and parents of the importance of postsecondary education. Counselors must annually provide information about postsecondary education, including advantages of earning an endorsement, performance acknowledgment, and distinguished level of achievement to the student and parent. Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

14 Supporting a Comprehensive Counseling & Guidance System System Framework Individual Student Planning Guidance Curriculum Responsive Services System Supports Research shows that comprehensive counseling and guidance systems result in students:  having access to more college and career information,  being more purposeful in their course selections,  reaching higher levels of academic achievement, and  feeling that their education has better prepared them for their future. Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

15 Helping Students  Activities to meet students’ immediate needs when they experience problems that interfere with their success in school. Attainable Goal Setting Administer Career Assessments Peer Coaching Aspiration vs. Performance Responsive Services Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

16 Team Building  Allows guidance counselors sufficient time to carry out guidance program management and evaluation work, community collaboration, committee work and required administrative tasks. Those with Strong Connections to CTE Work-Based Learning Facilitators Career Coaches CTE Administrators CTE & Core Teachers Career Development Specialist System Supports Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX – Joye Beard, Ph.D. CTE Specialist

17 College & Career Readiness Counseling  4383_ES_Counselor_Guide_WEB_ pdf 4383_ES_Counselor_Guide_WEB_ pdf    videos.aspx videos.aspx   4382_MS_Counselor_Guide_WEB_ pdf 4382_MS_Counselor_Guide_WEB_ pdf  4151_HS_Counselor_Guide_web.pdf 4151_HS_Counselor_Guide_web.pdf  B_ pdf?affiliateId=noscahero&bannerId=resources B_ pdf?affiliateId=noscahero&bannerId=resources Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

18 Career Assessments Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

19 Career Inventories   Student Interest Inventory Student Interest Inventory  /Career%20Cluster%20Activity%20Pages%20for%20K-2.pdf /Career%20Cluster%20Activity%20Pages%20for%20K-2.pdf Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

20 Networking  Share celebrations  What is your main struggle/stressor right now? Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

21 Reminders: Texas Administrative Code Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX – TITLE 19EDUCATION PART 7STATE BOARD FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION CHAPTER 232GENERAL CERTIFICATION PROVISIONS SUBCHAPTER ACERTIFICATE RENEWAL AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS RULE §232.11Number and Content of Required Continuing Professional Education Hours  Every 5 years on the last day of your birth month  Keep track of your CPEs  TEAL account access needed

22 Upcoming Events  iDiscovery event on February 28 th – see flyer  Discuss April and May meeting dates Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –

23 Comments & Questions Stephanie Smith Federal Programs & Counseling Specialist Education Service Center, Region N. Water Street – Corpus Christi, TX –


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