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West Virginia Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Resource Manual Training:  West Virginia Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Resource Manual Training Questions:  Questions Trainer? What are our objectives? Objectives:  Objectives To review the Resource Manual as it relates and supports WV State Board Policy 2315 and the ASCA National Standards and National Model. To understand WV State Board Policy 2315 and the implications and requirements for school counselors. Questions:  Questions Trainers? What are our objectives? What are your objectives, if different than the planned ones? What is our agenda? Housekeeping Items Agenda:  Agenda 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction 9:45 a.m. Foundation and National Model 10:30 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. National Model and Best Practices 12 p.m. LUNCH 1 p.m. Best Practices and Implementation 2:15 p.m. Break 2:30 p.m. A-Z Resources and Crosswalk 3:50 p.m. Closing and Questions 4:00 p.m. Adjourn Housekeeping Items:  Housekeeping Items Restrooms Phones CEU’s Supplemental Handouts Books/Materials Acknowledgements:  Acknowledgements Review Team: Contributors: Ideal Day:  Ideal Day Describe your ideal day Briefly record the tasks/events that would occur during your ideal day Large Group Process:  Large Group Process Elementary Middle High School West Virginia State Board Of Education Policy 2315 is your vehicle It is an organized way for school counselors to be able to do their job as school counselors:  West Virginia State Board Of Education Policy 2315 is your vehicle It is an organized way for school counselors to be able to do their job as school counselors ASCA National Model:  ASCA National Model Foundation:  Foundation Philosophy:  Philosophy School counseling programs support a school’s academic mission School counseling programs are data driven School counselors are involved in every school activity to some degree. We are architects of the school environment School counselors serve as advocates for all students School counselors continue to seek professional development and are involved in their professional association West Virginia School Counselor Association:  West Virginia School Counselor Association TODAY’S SPECIAL membership offer: If you join today, you get a $20 discount. Instead of $70, you pay $50 Complete the membership form today and turn in with your payment West Virginia School Counseling Programs Mission:  West Virginia School Counseling Programs Mission To focus on academic, career and personal/social development to ensure that every student benefits from a program that is comprehensive in scope, preventative in design and developmental in nature Domains:  Domains The school counseling program facilitates student development in three broad domains: Academic, Career Personal/social To promote and enhance the learning process ASCA National Standards and Competencies:  ASCA National Standards and Competencies Serves as the foundation for the ASCA National Model These student content standards and competencies define the knowledge, attitudes or skills students should obtain or demonstrate as a result of participating in a school counseling program They are developed and organized into three domains Why Have A Program? :  Why Have A Program? Never Forget: The school counseling program is an essential component of the educational experience of all students Refresher:  Refresher Human Development and the School Counselor Quick Reference to Some Counseling Theories that are Relevant to School Counselors WV State Code and State Policy:  WV State Code and State Policy The first state to put into state legislation and state policy that school counselors were to implement the National Standards for School Counseling Programs and use ASCA’S National Model as a foundation for all school counseling programs West Virginia school counselors play a key role in other WV state policies Rationale:  Rationale By aligning a counseling program with the school’s mission and school improvement plan, professional school counselors: Partner as leaders in systemic change Ensure equity and access Promote academic, career and personal/ social development for every student Slide22:  Are About: Academic Career Personal-Social Development For Every Student! National Standards for School Counseling Programs Slide23:  The National Standards are statements of what all students should know and be able to do as result of participating in a school counseling program Academic Development:  Academic Development Standard A: Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span Academic Development:  Academic Development Standard B: Students will complete school with academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college Academic Development:  Academic Development Standard C: Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community Career Development:  Career Development Standard A: Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions Career Development:  Career Development Standard B: Students will employ strategies to achieve future career success and satisfaction Career Development:  Career Development Standard C: Students understand the relationship between personal qualities, education , training, and the world of work Personal / Social Development:  Personal / Social Development Standard A: Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others Personal / Social Development:  Personal / Social Development Standard B: Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals. Personal / Social Development:  Personal / Social Development Standard C: Students will understand safety and survival skills Management System:  Management System Management System Accountability:  Management System Accountability Agreements Advisory Council Use of Data Monitoring Student Progress Closing the Gap Action Plans Guidance Curriculum Closing the Gap Use of Time Calendars Results Reports Impact Over Time School Counselor Performance Evaluation The Program Audit We Do This By:  We Do This By Aligning the school counseling program to the mission of your school Using data to demonstrate the need for change Focusing on improving student achievement Connecting the school counseling standards with the academic learning standards Identifying specific student competencies to achieve your school’s goals Collaborating and teaming with colleagues Delivery System:  Delivery System Guidance Curriculum:  Guidance Curriculum Consists of structured developmental lessons Designed to assist students in achieving competencies Presented systematically Program delivered using a collaborative model Individual Planning with Students:  Individual Planning with Students Activities coordinated by counselors that assist students in developing personal goals and future plans: Academic/career/personal/goal setting Career planning Individual student academic planning Interpretation of and application of assessment information Parental and school staff involvement Responsive Services:  Responsive Services Activities to meet students’ immediate needs: May be provided directly - Individual, group counseling, classroom guidance May be provided indirectly - through consultation, peer facilitation, or outside referral Responsive Services:  Responsive Services May address: Peer pressure Family relationships Grief and loss Child abuse Dropout prevention Conflict resolution personal identity issues Suicide and accidents Attendance problems Motivation and achievement issues Responsive Services:  Responsive Services Services for student with a severe crisis are usually short term in nature The counselor may act as a facilitator between school/student and resources agency The school counselor may facilitate or serve on a school/community crisis response team System Support:  System Support System support includes activities that establish maintain and enhance the total school counseling program: Professional development Consultation Collaboration and teaming Data analysis and interpretation School improvement plan development and implementation Delivery System:  Delivery System Elementary Middle High School Guidance Curriculum 35-45% 25-35% 15-25% Individual Planning 5-10% 15-25% 25-35% Responsive Services 30-40% 30-40% 25-35% System Support 10-15% 10-15% 15-20% Accountability:  Accountability Slide45:  What Does Achievement Look Like in West Virginia? Eliminating the Achievement Gap in West Virginia:  Eliminating the Achievement Gap in West Virginia 59% of Asians and 29% of White students taking the SAT-9 Total Basic Skills were in the 4th quartile compared to only 14% of African Americans 27% of African Americans scored in the 1st quartile as compared to only 5% of Asians, 15% Native American, and 16% White 61% of our African American grade 8 students in math are below basic compared to 37% of our White students --The Education Trust, 2004 Eliminating the Achievement Gap in West Virginia:  Eliminating the Achievement Gap in West Virginia Approximately 3,900 West Virginia students drop out of school each year --Kids Count, 2000 70% of African Americans compared to 85% of White students graduate from high school in West Virginia --Education Trust, 2004 Eliminating the Achievement Gap in West Virginia:  Eliminating the Achievement Gap in West Virginia The education level of parents is a strong predictor of child well-being, particularly concerning academic achievement In 1998, nearly one child in four in West Virginia was born to a mother with less than a high school education --Kids Count, 2000 Use of Data :  Use of Data Analyze and use data to examine and improve student outcomes Establish and assess measurable outcomes for counseling programs Use school-based data to support decision making Use data from surveys, interview, focus groups, and needs assessments to address student needs Reality Check:  Reality Check What does the data tell you about the current situation in your school? What needs to change? What can the school counseling program do to create the necessary changes to support student success? Analyze School Data:  Analyze School Data WESTEST Attendance data Drop out rate GPA’s or DFI Lists Course enrollment patterns Discipline referrals/suspensions Parent involvement Disaggregating your data demands attention! Take a good look at the overall school data to guide your program: SAT 9 Basic Skills:  SAT 9 Basic Skills Quartile Scores disaggregated by GENDER Addressing Test Data Issues:  Addressing Test Data Issues Chart who these students are List their WESTEST scores on chart Who are their teachers? Who are their parents? Who are their friends? Is attendance an issue? Is discipline an issue? Using all the above information, brainstorm ideas to treat the problem Some school-wide solutions:  Some school-wide solutions Teachers select one of their students in the bottom quartile to target for special academic attention – sort of Secret Pal Engage peer mediators, natural helpers, etc., who are achieving, to adopt students who are lax in school attendance to help them stay caught up with academics and to contact them when they are absent More school wide solutions:  More school wide solutions Address issues that surface from this data analysis in school-wide A/A lessons Dig deeper into the issues, especially the personal-social realm: Conduct sociograms in classrooms to use as basis for identifying problems (Appendix C) Conduct ongoing surveys of groups and issues to inform practice. (Appendix D) Detention Data:  Detention Data Disaggregated by Gender Detention Data :  Detention Data Disaggregated by Race Detention Data:  Detention Data Disaggregated by Special Needs Reporting the results . . . We must rely on examples from implementation sites:  Reporting the results . . . We must rely on examples from implementation sites What Will The Results Be?:  What Will The Results Be? Every student will benefit from the school counseling program Every student will acquire attitudes, knowledge and skills as a result of the nine standards and competencies Every student will be better prepared for transitions from grade to grade and to life after high school Counselor's Role:  Counselor's Role Advocacy Leadership Collaboration Systemic Change Leadership:  Leadership School Counselors must take a leading role in making changes necessary to facilitate a successful school counseling program for ALL students Advocacy:  Advocacy School counselors advocate for the academic success of every student, which is a key role for school counselors and places them as leaders in promoting school reform School counselors work as advocates to remove systemic barriers that impede the academic success of any student Self-Advocacy Questionnaire Answer each question: yes, no or sometimes :  Self-Advocacy Questionnaire Answer each question: yes, no or sometimes Accessibility: Do you get to see all students in a systematic, positive manner? Teamwork: Do you participate as part of a team to serve all students in a more effective, integrated way? Assistance: Are you able to provide information to parents and teachers so they can make informed decisions? Referrals: Do you have a good working relationship with resources both in and outside of school? Groups: Will you be able to facilitate small groups to respond to specific needs? Self-Advocacy Questionnaire:  Self-Advocacy Questionnaire Follow-up: Are you faithful in informing students, parents, teachers and administrators of actions or recommendations as a result of a referral? Attitude: Do you start each day with a positive attitude and disposition? Public Relations: Do you frequently let others know abut exciting things happening in your counseling program? Professionalism: Are you a member of your state school counseling association? Self-Advocacy Questionnaire:  Self-Advocacy Questionnaire Are you a member of ASCA? www.schoolcounselor.org Are you a member of WVSCA? www.wvcounseling.org Do you facilitate any professional development activities for other counselors? Do you read professional journals or books? Collaboration:  Collaboration School counselors work with all stakeholders, both inside and outside the school system to develop and implement responsive educational programs that support the achievement of the identified goals for every student Collaboration Effective Working Relationships with::  Collaboration Effective Working Relationships with: Teachers Parents & Guardians Colleges Post Secondary Institutions Advisory Teams Administrators Community School Business Partners Military Agencies Systemic Change:  Systemic Change Occurs when policies, practices, procedures are examined and changed in light of new data to guide programs so that all students can achieve academic success What is a Best Practice?:  What is a Best Practice? Effective programs, techniques or tools that address three domains: Academic, Career, Personal/social Address the planning, delivery, and evaluation of a Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program, based on the ASCA National Standards and National Model Best Practices for School Counselors:  Best Practices for School Counselors We are going to use a step-by-step process to help all school counselors know how to develop and share Best Practices Design and share your best practices using ASCA’s National Model as a guide West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices :  West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices:  West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices:  West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices:  West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices:  West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices:  West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices:  West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices:  West Virginia School Counseling Best Practices Questions & Answers:  Questions & Answers Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Get ready to look for information Work in teams Find the answers to the questions Win the prize! Questions:  Questions What is S.P.A.R.C? Define Student Results How many competencies are there in the WV Guidance and Counseling Program Content Standards and Competencies? If you want to evaluate your student support system, where can you find a free survey to administer to faculty, parents, students or community members? List two topics that secondary counselors should present during classroom guidance sessions Questions:  Questions List two ways that an elementary school counselor provides system support Ideally, how should school counselors be evaluated? List three school counselor performance standards What is the importance of the school counseling advisory committee? What are the three areas of development addressed by the Content Standards and Competencies Scavenger Hunt Answers:  Scavenger Hunt Answers Support Personnel Accountability Report Card Results are the outcome of what students do, not what adults do 122 www.zoomerang.com Career majors, anger management, bullying prevention, career planning, portfolio development, etc.  Working with parents individually to reach academic goals, consulting with teachers, administrators as a member of SAT, referring students to outside agencies, working with cultural diversity issues, etc. Scavenger Hunt Answers:  Scavenger Hunt Answers By using school counseling performance standards aligned with National Standards for School Counselors programs The professional school counselor plans, organizes, and delivers the school counselors program, etc. Members will share enthusiasm and review and comment on the school counseling program, act as a resource and provide information and a forum Academic, Career, Personal/Social Benefits for Students:  Benefits for Students Increases classroom performance Involves ALL students in the guidance and counseling program Provides consistent developmental lessons in grades K-12 Benefits for Counselor:  Benefits for Counselor Provides clear role and function responsibilities Eliminates non-guidance functions Creates a tool for program management Provides an opportunity to reach ALL Students Benefits for Parents:  Benefits for Parents Improves home to school communication Involves parents in the educational process Increases collaboration between parents and school staff Benefits for School:  Benefits for School Provides a team effort to address students needs Provides program structure with specific content Promotes career development with core curriculum Benefits for Administrators:  Benefits for Administrators Provides program structure with specific content Promotes accountability and meets need of GAP students Promotes a proactive, prevention-based program Promotes career development integration with core curriculum Getting Started:  Getting Started Start with your existing program Allow for minor adaptations Use a team approach Expect some staff to resist change Be flexible Don’t reinvent the wheel Cooperation with teachers is critical Steps to Implementation:  Steps to Implementation Planning the Program: Securing commitment Getting organized Assessing your current program Building your Foundation: Assess needs of the school and district Commit to Program Select competencies Steps to Implementation:  Steps to Implementation Designing the Delivery System: Program must be clear, purposeful for all Implementing the Program: Setting up the program Working in the program Promoting the school counseling program Making the Program Accountable: Monitor program results Monitor counselors’ growth and performance Monitor students’ progress Activity:  Activity Divide into grade level groups of 4 Read and discuss case scenario Develop an intervention plan and list resources utilized from the A-Z Intervention and Resources (tab 7) Scenario – High School:  Scenario – High School A 17 year old senior female who has just learned that she is pregnant. You are familiar with this student having worked with her since freshman year concerning her eating disorder and related issues. Her boyfriend and the father of the child is addicted to methane. He has just been picked up by local police and is currently in the criminal justice system. She is eligible to receive the promise scholarship and has been accepted at West Virginia University Scenario – Middle School:  Scenario – Middle School A thirteen year old male who has a twin brother and an older sibling in the same school. He was retained in sixth grade but continues to be academically unsuccessful. You suspect physical and sexual abuse, but he is unwilling to talk to authorities. He has a very large bruise on his arm and reports that he and his brother were in a fight. You have received several sexual harassment complaints from other students. He continues to get written up for disruptive behavior and most recently was suspended for possession of a knife. His parents are both bartenders with suspected alcohol abuse and may be getting divorced. Scenario- Elementary :  Scenario- Elementary A second grade male with attention and behavior problems who has been identified as underachieving gifted. He has recently been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and develops stomach pains and/or gets signed out by his grandparents 3 to 4 days weekly. His mother is currently incarcerated for a life sentence for murdering her boyfriend. He has developed an attachment to his second grade teacher that is bordering unhealthy. Intervention Plan:  Intervention Plan Grade level: ______________________ National Standard Domain(s):_____________________ List specific areas of concern:___________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ Plan of intervention:__________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ Identify support personnel:_____________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ List resources used from A-Z interventions and resources:__________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ Crosswalk: How developed? :  Crosswalk: How developed? Letter sent requesting help from school counselors across the state that were interested in developing crosswalk and had curriculum experience or familiarity with content standards Six school counselors were selected The school counselors worked in teams of 2 developing the crosswalk based upon the WV Content Standards in Health, English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science with the ASCA student competencies WV used Delaware’s model Elementary Crosswalk: Academic Standard A:  Elementary Crosswalk: Academic Standard A Crosswalks:  Crosswalks Crosswalks are generally a checklist of standards and competencies related to curriculum content standards These show how we link with existing academic content standards Cross grade levels developmentally The benchmarks are divided into domains and standards Assessment is divided by domain and grade level Crosswalk Activity:  Crosswalk Activity Using the same group you were in earlier Select a competency for your current school level (elementary, middle or high school) that is not addressed well by curricular content standards. Document Group’s Answers:  Document Group’s Answers On the flipcharts provided: Competency Standard Domain Activities to address Resources Courage, Courage, Courage!!:  Courage, Courage, Courage!! Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed unless it is faced James Baldwin West Virginia School Counselors changing the world one student at a time:  West Virginia School Counselors changing the world one student at a time Are you up for the challenge? Thank You!!!!!:  Thank You!!!!! Questions and Comments

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