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James E. Guarino, Ed.D. Salem (CT) Middle School Arthur W. Lisi, Ph.D. Coventry (RI) High School ASCA National Conference Atlanta, Georgia July 1, 2008. Developing, Aligning, and Assessing Your School Counseling Curriculum. Goals of the Workshop.
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Salem (CT) Middle School
Arthur W. Lisi, Ph.D.
Coventry (RI) High School
ASCA National Conference
July 1, 2008Developing, Aligning, and Assessing Your School Counseling Curriculum
Develop an essential school counseling curriculum
Align the curriculum with ASCA Standards
Identify outcomes by documenting essential counseling activities
Assess student progress toward these outcomes (standards) by examining data
Evaluate the impact of the counseling program
The RI School Counselor Association, to help counselors develop and organize their school counseling program, has published these EIGHT RISCA TOOLKITS
1. Strategic and Annual Planning
2. Essential Counseling Program
3. School Counseling Data Management
4. Professional Development Program
5. Family and Community Engagement
6. Program Implementation Management
7. Planning for Results
8. Individual Student Learning Plans
Answers the question: What do I do tomorrow to implement a comprehensive school counseling program based on the ASCA National Model?
Provides structured processes, clearly defined protocols, and easy to use tools to capture and organize the results of your work.
Produces quality documentation that can be used to promote the value of school counseling to student success and health of the school community.
Appreciation to Dr. Karl Squier, RISCA member
Can be accessed at www.rischoolcounselor.org
Counseling Curriculum (what you do to include ALL students, such as structured classroom lessons/presentations, small group activities, etc.)
“The Guidance curriculum consists of structured developmental lessons designed to assist students in achieving the competencies and is presented systematically through classroom and group activities, K-12.”
- ASCA National Model Workbook (2005)
Identifying outcomes/assessing needs is a key step even if you have existing activities in your curriculum
Documenting essential counseling curriculum is an important step in building counselor capacity for change
It enables counselors to reflect – and build -on best practices
Allows counselors to reconsider what concrete results they want students to achieve
Insures that detailed documentation gives other counselors information to successfully conduct the activity.
What preparations do we need to make?
What resources do we need?
How many sessions are there?
What are the “action steps” and who is responsible for each step?
Attach any worksheets.
1) A minimum of 24 credits required including the following (most will earn 28 credits.)
2) Demonstration of Proficiency (what we call “PBGRs”) through each of the following:
What is a credit?
Any course that meets for a full year (FY on your schedule) in worth 1 credit, such as:
Other Examples of Meaningful Results Statements
Please take this short survey to see how much you know about Coventry High School’s promotion and graduation policies. Please mark your answers in the left column under the heading “Pre”. We will re-administer this survey after The Credit Story lesson.
Are your counseling curriculum activities/lesson plans…
For Toolkit information, forms, procedures, hints, etc., visit the RISCA Website at www.rischoolcounselor.org
Arthur Lisi, email@example.com
Jim Guarino, firstname.lastname@example.org