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Denver Public Schools. Blueprint for District-Wide School Counseling Support. What is the ‘IT’ that these people have?. They Have ‘IT’: They Own the Turf!. Ancient History (until 2007). How did DPS get to this point? Advisory Committee vs. Leadership Team Difference in Philosophy

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Denver public schools

Denver Public Schools

Blueprint for District-Wide School Counseling Support


What is the it that these people have
What is the ‘IT’ that these people have?

They Have ‘IT’: They Own the Turf!


Ancient history until 2007
Ancient History (until 2007)

  • How did DPS get to this point?

  • Advisory Committee vs. Leadership Team

    • Difference in Philosophy

    • Amount of Empowerment


Recent history 2007 2011
Recent History (2007-2011)

  • How do we define ourselves and our work?

    • Professional School Counselors are…

  • How do we want to be known as in three years? What is our ideal state? (start of the SCLT)

    • How will we get there?

    • Three-year Strategic Plan was developed with yearly milestones


Structures to support sclt implementation
Structures to Support SCLT Implementation

  • Retreat

  • Monthly Meetings

    • PDU

    • Homework

  • Email Asks

  • Open Team

  • Targeted recruitment (ie – begging) to ensure representation


Current work 2011 present
Current Work (2011- present)

  • Revisiting Mission, Beliefs and Philosophy

  • Developing Vision

  • Data Elements

    • Plan to impact Data Elements through PD


Leadership Development Collaboration

Shared Vision & Mission Team Decision-Making

SCHOOL COUNSELING LEADERSHIP TEAM


State Vision & Mission

School District Vision & Mission

Mission: The mission of the Colorado State Board of Education is to provide all of Colorado’s children equal access to quality, thorough, uniform, well-rounded educational opportunities in a safe and civil learning environment.

Vision: All children in Colorado will become educated and productive citizens.

The mission of the Denver Public Schools is to provide all students the opportunity to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to become contributing citizens in our diverse society.

Post Secondary Readiness: Our mission is to ensure that all Denver Public Schools students graduate and successfully pursue postsecondary opportunities that prepare them to be productive world citizens.

District-wide Transformed School Counseling Vision and Mission

Vision:

All Denver Public School students become lifelong learners and productive world citizens.

Our mission as professional school counselors is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program to ensure that all students graduate from DPS college and career readyand successfully pursue postsecondary opportunities that prepare them to be productive world citizens.

Mission:

Urban School Counseling InitiativeCreating Alignment Between the State, District and School Counseling


School counseling leadership team
School Counseling Leadership Team

  • What DATA ELEMENTS do we, as DPS School Counselors, OWN?

    • Asked several subgroups of School Counselors

    • Variety of answers





Data elements
Data Elements?

  • Brainstorm session!


What do school counselors need to know and be able to do to move these data elements
What do School Counselors need to KNOW and BE ABLE TO DO to move these Data Elements?

  • Brainstorm session!


School counseling leadership team2
School Counseling Leadership Team move these Data Elements?


Q: How do we PRIORITIZE this huge list of elements? move these Data Elements?A: HOW WELL do School Counselors currently know or are able to do the priority elements?

  • Department Reviews

  • Individual Counselor Surveys



Zoomerang survey areas to target
Zoomerang 2010-2011 Survey - Areas to Target

Percent of Counselors who indicated they are “Meeting” & “Exceeding”


Tier 1 counseling pd blueprint
Tier 1 2010-2011- Counseling PD Blueprint

  • Using data from:

    • Counseling Department Reviews

    • Individual Counseling Knowledge and Skills Survey

  • Results in Universal Counselor PD on:

    • Access to Data & How to Use Data to Intentionally Target Change

    • District & Community Trends and Expectations

    • College-Going Culture PK – 12: Strategies towards Improvement

    • Analyzing Data to Show Results & Presenting Information


Universal professional development how
Universal Professional Development (how) 2010-2011

  • Access & Use of Data

  • District/Community Trends & Expectations

  • College/Career Readiness ECE-12

  • Analyzing & Sharing Data

Optional Three Day Summer Academy:


1 st pd data knowledge areas of need
1 2010-2011st PD – Data KnowledgeAreas of Need


2 nd pd district trends areas of need
2 2010-2011nd PD – District / TrendsAreas of Need


3 rd pd college career readiness
3 2010-2011rd PD - College & Career Readiness


4 th pd communication presentations areas of need
4 2010-2011th PD - Communication/PresentationsAreas of Need


Http dps counseling wikispaces dpsk12 org data elements we own
http://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Ownhttp://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Own


Tier 2 counseling pd blueprint
Tier 2 http://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Own- Counseling PD Blueprint

  • Using data from:

    • Counseling Department Reviews

    • Individual Counseling Knowledge and Skills Survey

  • Results in Targeted PD on:

    • New Counselor Network

    • New Counselor Mentoring

    • PEP Trainings

    • Transitions

    • RAMP

    • School Counseling Leadership


Targeted professional development
Targeted Professional Developmenthttp://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Own

  • New Counselor Network

  • New Counselor Mentoring

  • PEP Trainings

  • Transitions

  • RAMP

  • School Counseling Leadership


Tier 3 counseling pd blueprint
Tier 3 http://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Own- Counseling PD Blueprint

  • Using data from:

    • Counseling Department Reviews

    • Individual Counseling Knowledge and Skills Survey

    • Other Data Sources (Time Task Analyses)

    • Anecdotal Data

  • Results in REALLY Targeted PD through:

    • Individual School Site Visits and Problem Solving/Support


Department and counselor performance
Department and Counselor Performancehttp://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Own

  • Sharing of Best Practices & Resources

    • Wiki

  • PD

    • Highlighting Best Practices with each other

  • Next Survey

    • Looking for improvement

  • Next Department Review

    • Looking for improvement


Counselor resource page wiki
Counselor Resource Page (Wiki)http://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Own

  • Denver Public Schools District Counseling Plan

  • Data Element Power Point Examples

  • ASCA Elements

  • DPS Counseling Website:

    http://curriculum.dpsk12.org/psp/PostSecondary/counselors/


As we move forward
As we move forward…http://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Own

Plans

  • Survey this spring (instead of summer)

  • Using June SCLT Retreat to plan out PD for 2012-13

Naturally Occurring

  • Shared Leadership, not just Cori

  • More ownership to the work

  • More feelings of empowerment

  • More connections to drive the work forward,

  • Increased relationships

  • More cohesion within district


Continued work challenges
Continued Work & Challengeshttp://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Own

  • Distributive & Shared Leadership

    • Recruitment to SCLT!

  • Advisory Board

  • Increased Visibility

    • School Board Presentations

  • On-going work with cohesion issues

    • Within schools

    • District-wide

    • Resistance!

  • Time (as always)

  • Balance & stability amidst waves of change


How to do this yourselves
How to DO THIS http://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+OwnYourselves

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead


Team approach
Team Approachhttp://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Own

  • Big Picture/Vision

  • Dedicated times

  • Ask for support – HOW are you asking to be supported? What does support look like?

  • Empowering ourselves: OWN THE TURF


Tools for the team
Tools for the Teamhttp://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Own

Action Plan

  • How to Start a Team

    • Identify like-thinking people

    • Commitment to Move Forward: (Bus?)

    • Meeting days/times/locations

  • How to get Support

    • WHAT do you need to be successful?

    • WHO do you ask for this support?

    • What will be the BENEFITS for supporting this work?

      • How will students be different because of this work?

  • Defining Counseling

  • Vision Work

    • How do we want to be known in three years?

    • Vision/Mission Alignment Template

  • Data Elements Brainstorm List

    • How to develop survey based on list

    • NON-anonymous (to use to deliver the PD)


Money barriers
Money Barriers?http://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Own

  • Summer Academy Strategy


Get on the bus
Get on the Bus!http://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Own


Thank you
Thank You!http://dps-counseling.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/Data+Elements+We+Own

Denver Public Schools

School Counseling Leadership Team


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