Welcome New Counselors and Graduation Coaches

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1. Welcome New Counselors and Graduation Coaches Imagine Success for Each Student, and Make It Happen!

2. Overview & Delivery Systems American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model for School Counseling Programs connect school counseling with current educational reform movements emphasize student achievement and success standards based in 3 domains (academic/career/personal social) 4 delivery systems School Guidance Curriculum Individual Student Planning Responsive Services System Support and Non-program Responsibilities

4. Mission Statement The mission of the Comprehensive School Counseling and Guidance program is to enable all students regardless of individual differences to acquire the educational preparation, occupational skills, and social awareness necessary to reach their highest potential in an ever-changing society.

5. Counseling and Graduation Coaches’ Programs Promote development for EVERY student: academic career personal/social

6. Programs in Paulding County Counseling Resource Management Leadership Teaming Assessment Collaboration Technology Data-Driven Decisions

7. Delivery System Components Guidance Curriculum (planned) Classroom guidance instruction, interdisciplinary curriculum, group guidance activities which provide developmental comprehensive guidance program content to all students grades. GC—advisement and transition projections, intentional/target groups, parent workshops, vertical teams of teachers, etc.

8. Delivery System Components Individual Student Planning Assists students and parents in development of academic and career plans Advisement Grade Talks Attendance Talks Test Talks Behavior Talks GC—Case-managed students

9. Delivery System Components Responsive Services (not planned) Addressing life choices which impact academic and personal/social development Addressing the immediate concerns of students Consultation with staff RTI meetings when needed Crisis counseling Peer mediation Conflict resolution Referrals to outside agencies

10. Delivery System Components System Support Program, staff and school support activities Collaboration about counseling program with administration Testing—will be full time during state-mandated testing, except for high school counselors Assisting to build master schedule and IC schedules Data Analysis and Utilization Plus Reporting Monthly Reports Work Management System for Graduation Coaches Advisory council/committee member District counseling committee Professional Learning Trainings Fair share duties and responsibilities

12. Counseling Website

13. Website Home Page

14. Help Topics

15. Tanner Behavioral Health

16. Professional Resources

17. Counselors’ Home and Cell Numbers After August 13th meeting we will have a comprehensive list of everyone’s home and cell numbers.

18. School Crisis Response Guide

19. Professional Resources is Secured Site

20. User Name and Password Only for Administrators and Counselors PCSD_Counselor 4TheChildren

21. Testing and Assessment

22. Advisement Program

23. Elementary

24. Middle

25. High School

26. DFCS Training Mandatory Training Notebook of all required training information 3 PowerPoints—Elementary, Middle, and High School Susan Goethe presents to bus drivers and lunch room personnel

27. Portfolios Plan-one per school Submit an attachment via GroupWise without signatures Signature copy goes in portfolio notebook Every counselor submits a portfolio at the end of the school year and portfolios are submitted by school.

28. Intentional Guidance (Non-negotiable) Minimum of one group (intentional guidance) for the year Intentional Guidance Action Plan Form completed and included in Portfolio Every counselor and graduation coach needs an action plan Every counselor and graduation coach needs a Power Point of one intentional guidance group included in portfolio

29. Reminders Counselors’ Yearly Calendar (always a work in progress, so pencil in dates and watch carefully for changes Principal/Counselor Program Plan due September 15. Mandated child abuse training for staff pre-planning or first couple of weeks of school (collaborate with principal Portfolio for all counselors with monthly reports This is where the data is reported and monitored. Character Education—determined at local school level Academic Advisement 5th - 6th transition, 8th – 9th transition, 9th (six-year plans), 10th, 11th (three-year plans, and Senior (post-secondary) Career Portfolios for students…..begin in 8th grade Collaborative effort of MS Coach, HS Coach, 8th grade counselor At close of year hand carried to 9th grade counselor

30. Parent Conferences Counselors must be present and facilitate any conferences that they have set up with parents and teachers (always follow guidelines of principal). Provide time, date, and location information Gather information from teachers—grades, attendance, behavior Observe student, if applicable Facilitate conference Introduction Purpose of Conference Discussion of data and details Summarize plan for the student

31. Watch for 2007-20087 Cluster counselor meetings Pearls of Wisdom—Mentoring Group for New Counselors Continued updates/enhancements on website Operation Graduation at Middle and High School Levels

32. More 2007-2008… Advisement 5-6 Transition 8-9 Transition 9th Arena 10th Advisement Night 11th Arena 12th Parent Nights and Senior Letters Careers Career Portfolios for 8th grade students

33. Our counseling program is a work in progress! Curriculum committee at all three levels is continuing to write and assess lessons. Elementary and Middle – 6 per grade level High School – 3 per grade level High School – homeroom advisement lessons Web-site

34. Our Lessons Utilize…. Learning Focused Schools Strategies Collaboratively Planned

37. Explain that this is the content map of the workshop. Call attention to the overall essential question and the major topics to be addressed. Have participants talk with a partner: What terms are familiar/part of your existing toolbox? Which ones are new? Explain that this is the content map of the workshop. Call attention to the overall essential question and the major topics to be addressed. Have participants talk with a partner: What terms are familiar/part of your existing toolbox? Which ones are new?

38. Essential Question What? Learning objective in the form of a question Why? Focus the lesson Communicate the objective Gather evidence of learning Have participants fill inside of E part of organizer with this information (top part) Save bottom for other notes and examples. Make just a few comments about each part at this point, will go into details later.Have participants fill inside of E part of organizer with this information (top part) Save bottom for other notes and examples. Make just a few comments about each part at this point, will go into details later.

39. Use this word map to teach what a word map is. This word map has the three parts of any good definition of a word- what is it?, what is it like? And what are some examples? Give them your definition - text enters slide when you click. Tell them one example and ask them to name some. Then click Ask – what is it like? Then click. Point out again the three parts.Use this word map to teach what a word map is. This word map has the three parts of any good definition of a word- what is it?, what is it like? And what are some examples? Give them your definition - text enters slide when you click. Tell them one example and ask them to name some. Then click Ask – what is it like? Then click. Point out again the three parts.

40. Advance Organizers Graphic Organizer Story Map Content Map Here are the three graphics that are used as advance organizers during acceleration. We are going to focus on the content map first. Reminder – advance organizer is one of the “top five” – increase learning and achievement.Here are the three graphics that are used as advance organizers during acceleration. We are going to focus on the content map first. Reminder – advance organizer is one of the “top five” – increase learning and achievement.

41. While national, state, and local standards are defined, teachers must still use their own knowledge of the subject matter and of the students to answer these questions.While national, state, and local standards are defined, teachers must still use their own knowledge of the subject matter and of the students to answer these questions.

42. Resources ASCA Book and Workbook DFCS Notebook and Video Group Counseling High School 101 and MS 101 Peer Mediation Student Success Skills (Middle & High)

43. Pearls of Wisdom Our Mentoring Program for you…… Counselors List for 2008-2009 gives mentor/mentee information

44. Susan Goethe [email protected] 770-443-8003 ext. 10134 770-826-4320 (Cell)

45. We welcome you! It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us. We are a 212° Culture Imagine Success for Each Student, and Make It Happen! Susan Goethe [email protected] 770-443-8003 ext. 10134 770-826-4320 (Cell)

46. Susan Goethe [email protected] 770-443-8003 ext. 10134 770-826-4320 (Cell)

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