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National Leadership Cadre: Statewide School Counseling Reform through Partnership and Career Development

Jackie Melendez, Program Manager /School Counseling

Georgia Department of Education

Zelda Rogers, Program Director/Career Planning

Florida Department of Education

Kristi Enger, Guidance/Special Projects Coordinator

Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education

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National Cadre Position Reform through Partnership and Career Development

  • Graduation and postsecondary placement rates will improve when administrators emphasizecomprehensive school counseling programs and make better use of the school counselor.

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National Cadre Position Reform through Partnership and Career Development

  • School counselors can effectively demonstrate positive student outcomes when leadership-driven partnerships among government agencies, state counseling associations, and higher education work to advance the mission of school counseling and life career development education.

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National Cadre Position Reform through Partnership and Career Development

  • School administrators must understand the transformed and enhanced role of the school counselor. When administratorsunderstand and support the school counselor’s role, counselors are better equipped to implement a comprehensive and developmental program.

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National Cadre Position Reform through Partnership and Career Development

  • The National Leadership Cadre can play a pivotal role in counseling reform by working with selected Cadre state guidance directors in developing innovative strategies to break down isolated program silos. Statewide collaboration with ALL stakeholders is essential.

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Need to Focus on Building Strong State Partnerships Reform through Partnership and Career Development

  • Partnerships are the key to rapid, irreversible change

  • Key partners: DOEs, DOLs, State Associations, Higher Education

  • Partnerships result in living, functional state school counseling models

  • Partnership building is a complex process

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The Reform through Partnership and Career Development Georgia Story: The “What”

Increase high school graduation rate, decrease high school dropout rate, and increase post-secondary enrollment rate.

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The “What” Results Reform through Partnership and Career Development

  • Data-based advocacy

  • Infusion of career planning objectives in school counseling programs

  • Leadership in systematic change

  • Impact on high school graduation

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The “How” Reform through Partnership and Career Development

  • Creation of Year-long School Counselor Leadership Academy to build leadership capacity

  • Designed for certified school counselors that meet application criteria

  • Aligned with the ASCA Model

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The “How”: Reform through Partnership and Career Development SCALE Program

  • School

  • Counselor

  • Academy

  • Leadership

  • Excellence

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The “How”: Rationale Reform through Partnership and Career Development

An effort must be made by state leadership to develop and improve the necessary leadership skills to maximize educational impact of school counseling programs.

Aligning school counseling programs with reform initiatives can demonstrate leadership.

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Creation of Statewide School Counseling Task Force Reform through Partnership and Career Development

Collaboration with School Improvement and CATE

GACTE Summer Institute with an intensive counselor strand

Regular meetings with Counselor Directors and Counselor Educators

Development of School Counselor Leadership Guide for all counselors

Two leadership workshops conducted by Jay Carey and Carol Dahir

Regional counselor workshops for program updates

Application process that will start in July

Face-to-face meetings and webinars

The “How”: Strategies

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Leadership role development in school improvement and school completion

Advocacy and Social Justice (Equity)

Accountability/Management Systems

Data- Based Decision Making

Guidance Curriculum

Career Planning and Development

Work-Based Learning

Teaming and Collaboration

SCALE Academy Topics

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Our Partners completion

  • State Counseling Association

  • Higher Education

  • CATE

  • School Improvement

  • Graduation Coaches

  • DTAE

  • Georgia Student Finance Commission

  • CRN

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The Florida Story: A Focus on Career Development completion

  • Secondary School Reform

    • Middle School Requirements

    • High School Requirements

    • All Districts required to have a minimum of one academy

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Issues Driving School Reform completion

  • Drop out rates

  • Employers report that students don’t have skills to be successful

  • Remediation/postsecondary education

  • Education and training requirements have changed in the workplace

School Reform

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The LAW… completionMiddle School Requirements

  • Effective for students entering 6th grade in 2006-2007, promotion from a middle school requires

    • 3 year-long courses in English

    • 3 year-long courses in Mathematics

    • 3 year-long courses in Science

    • 3 year-long courses Social Studies

    • 1 semester course in career and education planning to be completed in 7th or 8th grade

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Goal of A++ Legislation completion

  • Ensure all students are informed & prepared for their future careers regardless of whether they plan to go:

    • directly to work

    • technical or community college

    • university

    • military

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Solutions….. completionMiddle School Career Course

  • Career goals can motivate students to stay in school

  • Gives students a focus on the future

  • Understand importance of planning and consequences if they don’t

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Course Requirements completion

  • Career exploration using CHOICES (or similar program)

  • Educational planning using

  • Results in a career and education plan

  • Plan signed by student, school counselor or academic advisor, and parent

  • Parents informed of course and activities

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MS Career & Education Planning Course completion

  • Process of academic and career awareness, exploration, and planning

  • Students will make more informed decisions on course selection and career

  • Prepares them for a successful transition to high school

  • Raises aspirations for career and education options

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What is

  • Florida’s central web resource for student advising

  • Helps students plan and track educational progress (high school & college)

    • Planning (electronic Personal Education Planner [ePEP])

    • Tracking (High School Academic Evaluations)

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Career and Education completionPlanning Course

  • Stand-alone or integrated course

    • 48 course options

    • 30 competencies

  • Modules

    • Understanding the Workplace

    • Self Awareness

    • Exploring Careers

    • Goal Setting & Decision Making

    • Workplace Skills

    • Career & Education Planning

    • Job Search

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Middle completion


Career &




Your Network?

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Counselor’s Role completion

  • Assist with the career exploration and development of the ePEP

  • Support the teacher with interpretation of assessment results and other advisement strategies

  • Help with development of curriculum

  • High school counselors can also help with informing students of high school options

  • Classroom support

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Resources completion

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Educator’s Toolkit: Career & Education Planning completion

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MODULES completion

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Self Awareness completion

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Self Awareness completioncontinued

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High School Requirements completion

  • 16 core credit requirements

  • 4 credits in an area of specialization (Major Area of Interest)

  • 4 credits in electives, a minor or another major

  • 24 Total Credits

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High School Requirements completion4-year, 24-credit Standard Program

16 + 4 + 4 = 24

Core Classes


Other Electives


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Major Area of Interest (MAI) completion

  • Four (4) credits selected by the student in an area of interest. For example, courses may be in:

    • a career and technical program

    • fine and performing arts, or

    • an academic content area

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Legislative Charge for Guidance & Counseling completion

  • Recommendations for improvement in guidance, counseling & advising

  • District guidance report

  • Every district mandated to have a guidance program implemented at all schools

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Annual District Guidance Report completion

  • Student access to guidance counselors

  • Status of implementation of K-12 guidance program

  • Information and training for counselors on careers

  • Best practices for advisement

  • Alternative strategies for delivering


  • Actions taken for STW transition

    (s. 1006.02)

  • Guidance plan

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Idaho’s Educational Structure completion

State Board of Education

Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Ed

State Department of Education

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Idaho PTE FY2007 Goals completion

  • Increase college PTE capacity

  • Support articulation

  • Maintain high placement rates

  • Support high school reform

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Career Guidance Goals completion

  • Align Idaho Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Model with new ASCA model

  • Infusion of career planning objectives in school counseling programs

  • Leadership through communication, technical assistance, site visits

  • Promote collaboration with instructors, advisory committees, associations, etc.

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Our Partners completion

  • Idaho School Counselor Association

  • Idaho Career Guidance Association

  • 7-16/Postsecondary Education

  • Counselor Educators

  • State Board of Education

  • State Department of Education

  • Career Information Systems

  • Commerce and Labor

  • Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Idaho Dept of Corrections

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Strategies to Improve Career Development Efforts completion

  • Individual Graduation Plans/ Programs of Study coupled with Career Planning

  • Infusion of Career Clusters into Idaho resources

  • Implementation of advisor/advisee programs in line with HSTW

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Student Learning Plans completion

Administrative Code 08.02.03 –Thoroughness

Other required instruction for all students and other required offerings of the school are: (4-1-97) …02. Middle Schools/Junior High Schools. (4-11-06) a. No later than the end of Grade eight (8) each students shall develop parent-approved student learning plans for their high school and post-high school options. The learning plan shall be developed by students with the assistance of parents or guardians, and with advice and recommendation from school personnel. It shall be reviewed annually and may be revised at any time. The purpose of a parent-approved student learning plan is to outline a course of study and learning activities for students to become contributing members of society.

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Sample POS completion(Part of SLP)

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POS Example completion(Page 2)The Postsecondary Connection

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Cluster Resources completion

  • Brochures

  • Summary Flyer

  • Speakers Kit to assist counselors

  • Registration Guide Pages

  • Graphics


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Continuing and Next Steps completion

  • Finalize revised Idaho School Counseling Program Model

  • Develop revised Career Guidance Blueprint/Cluster Activity manuals

  • Establish statewide universal student planner

  • Continue communication through focused and varied efforts

  • Provide leadership in fostering program collaboration

  • Career Cluster resources

  • Greater infusion of HSTW key practices

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Giving Direction… completion

Vision without action is merely a dream.

Action without vision just passes the time.

Vision with action can change the world.

- Joel Barker

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Does This Fit For Us? completion

  • Would this work in my state?

  • Would I want to do it?

  • What would it take to be successful?

  • What resources are available?

  • Who are the people to make things happen?

  • Will I have administrative support?

  • What are my goals and objectives?

  • How do I develop effective partnerships?