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Personal Curriculum: School Counselors Role and Post-Secondary Planning. April 15, 2008. Educational Planning . Educational Planning. The first step in developing an individualized approach to learning starts with the Educational Development Plan. Educational Development Plan (EDP).

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personal curriculum school counselors role and post secondary planning
Personal Curriculum:School Counselors Role and Post-Secondary Planning

April 15, 2008

educational planning
Educational Planning

Educational Planning

  • The first step in developing an individualized approach to learning starts with the Educational Development Plan
educational development plan edp
Educational Development Plan (EDP)
  • The Board of a LEA or Board of Directors of a PSA:
    • Shall ensure each pupil in Grade 7 is provided with the opportunity to develop an EDP
    • The EDP shall be developed before the student enters high school and becomes the student’s “course of study”.
    • Shall be developed by:
      • Pupil
      • School counselor
      • School Psychologist should be included if the student has an IEP
essential elements for edps
Essential Elements for EDPs

Personal Information

Career Goal(s)

Educational/Training Goal(s)

Assessment Results

Plan of Action

Parent Consultation/Endorsement

(under age 18)

Courtesy of: Christine Reiff, Office of Career and Technical Preparation

personal learning plan
Personal Learning Plan

Universal Planning Elements

  • Develop post-secondary training, employment, and adult living goals
  • Identify student preferences, interests, strengths, and needs
  • Review academic performance, learning styles, and effective support strategies
  • Identify and coordinate credit and support for personal curriculum consideration
  • Annual Review
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Personal Learning Plan

Personal Learning Plan

  • An individualized approach to learning embodies flexibility, innovation, and offers an alternative choice for children who need or desire a more tailored approach to learning to succeed academically
school counselor
School Counselor

School Counselor

  • The school counselor and comprehensive school counseling programs are key to the development of educational learning plans for students
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School Counseling Programs

  • The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) endorses comprehensive school counseling programs that promote and enhance student learning in three broad and interrelated areas of student development
school counseling programs
School Counseling Programs

School Counseling Programs

  • Academic Development includes skills, abilities, knowledge for effective learning
  • Career Development includes skills, abilities, knowledge to help students make a successful transition from school to careers
  • Personal/Social Development includes skills, abilities, knowledge to help students understand and respect self and others, interpersonal skills, safety and survival skills to develop students into contributing members of society
school counselor s role
School Counselor’s Role

School Counselor’s Role

  • Counseling services to assist students
  • Collaborate with staff to plan educational interventions, curriculum, behavioral management plans, and teaching strategies
  • Consult and collaborate with students, families, school personnel and other agencies regarding behavior and education concerns

Certification and Licensure of School Counselors R390.1302

Certification and Licensure of School Counselors R390.1302

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School Counselor’s Role

School Counselor’s Role

  • Provide guidance to students on career, occupational and educational information to facilitate post secondary goal attainment
  • Assess students
  • Design, implement and evaluate guidance and counseling programs focusing on career, academic, personal, social, emotional and developmental needs of all students

Certification and Licensure of School Counselors R390.1302

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School Counselor’s Role

School Counselor’s Role

  • Provide guidance to students on career, occupational and educational information to facilitate post secondary goal attainment
  • Assess students
  • Design, implement and evaluate guidance and counseling programs focusing on career, academic, personal, social, emotional and developmental needs of all students

Certification and Licensure of School Counselors R390.1302

school counselor s functions
School Counselor’s Functions

Advising

Placement

Planning

Assessment

Counseling

Coordinating

Instructing

Referring

Programming

School Counselor’s Functions

Certification and Licensure of School Counselors R390.1302

school counselor and the personal curriculum
School Counselor and the Personal Curriculum

The School Counselor provides planning, assessment skills, and tools to ensure the personal curriculum modifications align with all student educational plans. The School Counselor:

  • Legislatively required member of the PC development team
  • Assists with the development of the Educational Development Plan (EDP)
  • Coordinates and facilitates planning of the PC modification plan
personal curriculum
Personal Curriculum

Personal Curriculum

  • The legislative intent of a Personal Curriculum is to increase the rigor and relevance of the educational experience and provide a tool to help all students succeed with the MMC.
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Personal Curriculum

Personal Curriculum

  • A documented process initiated by:
    • the parent/legal guardian,
    • student over 18 if no appointed guardian, or
    • an emancipated youth
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Personal Curriculum

Personal Curriculum

  • Modifies certain requirements of the Michigan Merit Curriculum
    • Not all or any of the requirements
  • Allows the board of a LEA or PSA to award a high school diploma providing the student successfully completes the personal curriculum
guiding principles
Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

  • The PC is one option to help students meet or exceed the MMC.
  • A Personal Curriculum allows for modification of state high school content expectations.
  • The PC is an individualized plan for rigor and relevance based on the HSCE.
  • The PC is the exception and agreed upon with thought and integrity.
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Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

  • The PC is agreed upon and initiated by the parent/guardian or emancipated student.
  • Prior to granting a PC, districts should ensure all efforts have been made to help students successfully complete the requirements.
  • Educators are obligated to teach a challenging curriculum and prepare all students for post secondary goals.
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Personal Curriculum

Personal Curriculum

  • Involves an agreement between the parent/ guardian superintendent, and the student.
  • Meets as much of MMC subject area content expectations as practicable/possible for the student.
  • Must be aligned with the student’s EDP and IEP for students with a disability.
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Personal Curriculum

Personal Curriculum

  • Measurable goals.
  • Method to evaluate progress.
  • Communication of progress with parent.
  • Allows the board of a LEA or PSA to award a high school diploma providing the student successfully completes the personal curriculum.
what s practicable mean
What’s Practicable Mean?

What’s Practicable Mean?

What’s Practicable Mean?

  • The legislative intent of the PC is to increase the rigor and relevance of the educational experience.
  • In this context, “practicable” is an inclusive term meaning as much of the subject area content expectations as possible during high school instruction for the individual student.
  • Students with disabilities operate under this same context!
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Modifications NOT Needing a Personal Curriculum

  • Spreading a credit over two years with a student receiving ½ credit per year.
    • Example: Algebra I or II, Physics, etc.
  • Taking both a credit requirement and support course.
    • Example: Geometry and Geometry Prep, Chemistry and Chemistry Support, etc.
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Modifications NOT Needing a Personal Curriculum

  • Taking credit requirements through career and technical education courses, humanities courses, industrial education or applied arts.
  • Earning credit through Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and International Baccalaureate classes.
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Four Reasons for a Personal Curriculum

There are 4 reasons for a student to request a PC.

  • To add additional math, English, science or world language courses.
  • Modify credit requirements because he or she has transferred from out of state or from a non-public school.
  • Modify the Algebra II requirement by spreading the content over two years for two credits.
  • Modify the credit requirements based on a student’s disability.
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Subjects That Can Not Be Modified

  • English Language Arts
  • Science
  • World Languages
  • Civics
  • Online Learning Experience
  • Exception – Students with a disability and transfer students
school counselor certification
School Counselor Certification

Four ways to become a credentialed school counselor in Michigan:

1. Traditional (teaching certificate with a school/guidance counselor endorsement)

2. School Counselor License (in or out of state applicants may be licensed upon completion of all criteria)

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School Counselor Certification

Four ways to become a credentialed school counselor in Michigan:

3. Preliminary Employment Authorization to work as a School Counselor (must be enrolled in an in-state approved program). [Refer to Administrative Rules that Govern Certification and Licensure of School Counselors for additional criteria]

4. Temporary School Counselor Authorization (exclusively for out-of-state applicants) [Refer to Administrative Rules that Govern Certification and Licensure of School Counselors for additional criteria]

school counselor designee
School Counselor Designee
  • The Personal Curriculum Guidelines state that a “counselor or designee” shall be a part of the PC team.
  • A school counselor designee:
    • A school principal or superintendent must apply for one of three permits on behalf of the designee.
    • Designee should only be used if a school counselor is unavailable
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School Counselor

A School Counselor is NOT:

  • A person who holds the Limited License Professional Counselor (LLPC)
  • A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Neither the LLPC or LPC are issued by MDE and individuals with these credentials are not certified to work as a school counselor in Michigan.

**Any one not credentialed as a school counselor by the Michigan Department of Education does not hold the proper certification/license to be legally employed as a school counselor in MI.

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School Counselor

There is a penalty for hiring someone who has not been appropriately credentialed as a school counselor by the state of Michigan:

  • Considered a misdemeanor
  • $1,500 fine for each incidence
approved counselor programs
Approved Counselor Programs

There are twelve higher education institutions within the State of Michigan that have approved School Guidance Counselor Programs.

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Approved Counselor Programs

Andrews University

Central Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University

Grand Valley State University

Michigan State University

Northern Michigan University

Oakland University

Siena Heights University

Spring Arbor University

University of Detroit-Mercy

Wayne State University

Western Michigan University

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Alignment of EDP and IEP With Post-Secondary Vision and Goals

Student Vision

Auto Related

Mild

Support

Requirements

Engineering/

Drafting

Specific

Requirements

For

Achieving

Vision

Diploma

College

Job and Work

Experience

EDP

Pathway

HS Courses

Requirements

to meet the

Vision

Transition IEP

Accommodations

Supports

Services

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Alignment of EDP and IEP With Post-Secondary Vision and Goals

Student Vision

Auto Related

Targeted

Supports

Auto Body

Specific

Requirements

For

Achieving

Vision

Diploma

Independent

Living Skills

College/Training

Job and Work

Experience

EDP

Pathway

HS Courses

Requirements

to meet the

Vision

Transition IEP

Accommodations

Supports

Services

Specific

Transition Planning

Documentation of

Attempts to support

AND

failure to achieve

MMC Requirements

Personal

Curriculum

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Alignment of EDP and IEP With Post-Secondary Vision and Goals

Student Vision

Auto Related

Intensive

Supports

Work at

Quick Lube

Specific

Requirements

For

Achieving

Vision

No Diploma

Independent

Living Skills

Job and Work

Experience

EDP

Pathway

Defined learning

Experiences

Defined point

of exit

Transition IEP

Accommodations

Supports

Services

Specific

Transition Planning

Documentation of

Defined End Point

Of Instruction

career technical education cte
Career & Technical Education (CTE)

More than 95% of high school students take at least one CTE course

Career and Technical Education Should:

Engage students in specific, career-related learning experiences

Prepare students who may choose to enter the workforce directly after high school

Support students in acquiring rigorous academic knowledge, technical skills, employability skills, and habits needed for success in the workforce and post-secondary education

career cruising
Career Cruising

Interactive career resource designed people of all ages

Helps students plan their future

Includes

Assessment tools

Occupation profiles

Post-secondary education information

career forward cfwd
Career Forward (CFWD)

Designed to help Michigan students understand how to plan their work lives, career opportunities, and implications of the global economy

Satisfies MMC requirements for an online course

Developed through a partnership with MDE and the Michigan Virtual University

choices planner
Choices Planner

Online career information delivery system

Helps students compare, connect, and choose from a vast network of work and education options

mydreamexplorer mdx
Mydreamexplorer (MDX)

Online career development tool designed for educators, administrators, parents, and students

Includes:

Interviews with Michigan career professionals

Educator workshop

Online career information video workshops

michigan virtual high school mvhs
Michigan Virtual High School (MVHS)

The goals of the MVHS are:

Expand curricular offerings

Provide students with opportunities to develop new skills and competencies

Provide opportunities for teachers to learn new skills and strategies

Serve as a model for the use of interactive multimedia tools

Help the state respond to emerging educational demands

Offer courses and services to all audiences

Offer college level courses and at-risk programs

michigan virtual university mvu
Michigan Virtual University (MVU)

Works with middle and high schools across the state to provide online courses for students

Provides online professional development opportunities for educators

Provides online career development and exploration tools

resources
Resources

Resources

Administrative Rules for certification and licensure of Michigan school counselors

http://www.state.mi.us/orr/emi/admincode.asp?AdminCode=Single&Admin_Num=39001301&Dpt=ED&RngHigh=

Career Cruising http://www.careercruising.com

Career Forward http://www.mivhs.org/index.cfm

Choices Planner http://www.bridges.com/us/prodnserv/choicesplanner_hs/index.html

Mydreamexplorer http://www.mois.org/content.cfm?ID=413

contact information
Contact Information

Contact Information

Deborah Clemmons

Clemmonsd@michigan.gov

Supervisor for Curriculum and Literacy

517-241-2479 – MDE OSI

Matt Korolden

Koroldenm@michigan.gov

Co-director, Secondary Redesign and Transition

517-241-3509 – MDE OSE/EIS

Beatrice M. Harrison

HarrisonB@michigan.gov

Office of Professional Preparation Services

Higher Education Consultant

(517) 241-0046 – MDE OPPS