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Session Purpose/Overview
The purpose of this session is to provide professional development to LEAs with the implementation of the new School Counselor Evaluation Rubric. The American School Counselor Association and Achieve have developed resources that may be used to plan and execute a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program which supports Common Core State Standards and the NC Essential Standards.

Information will be shared to include the following:
  • NC Professional School Counseling Standards which are directly aligned to the new School Counselor Evaluation Rubric.
  • Use of resources found in EVAAS, Home Base, the School Counseling Wikispace (http://schoolcounseling.ncdpi.wikispaces.net) and NCDPI Live Binder showing where professional development resources and materials are located
  • Regional Professional Learning Networks to build local capacity of support
  • Information will be shared about state policies, national initiatives and various projects that support school counseling practices and the North Carolina Guidance Essential Standards

Session Description

The School Counseling/Guidance Remodeling Session will feature a "deep dive" into the School Counseling Evaluation Rubric by reviewing the content of each Standard and Element of this rubric. In addition, we will feature the School Counseling Wikispace and School Counseling LiveBinder (http://schoolcounseling.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/School+Counseling ) showing where professional development resources and materials are located, with an emphasis on continuing to build local capacity. Information will be shared about state policies, national and international initiatives, and various projects that support the North Carolina Professional School Counseling Standards and the Guidance Essential Standards.

Session Objectives

  • Understand how to access and use the School Counseling Wiki Space and LiveBinder to continue to build resources and develop local capacity.
  • Continue focus on the implementation of the NC Guidance Essential Standards
  • Continue support to implement the NC Professional School Counseling Standards to meet the criteria of the new School Counselor Evaluation Rubric
  • Further the development of a state-wide professional network for standards implementation and support

Learning Outcomes

(Participants can complete the following by the end of the institute)
  • I can access and use the NCDPI School Counseling Wiki space to access and share resources
  • I can describe ways to evaluate School Counselors that align with the NC Professional Standards for School Counseling and meet the criteria of the School Counselor Evaluation Rubric
  • I can identify appropriate data sources for school counselors to use to implement a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program
  • I can describe the resources and tools of the ASCA National Model will assist school counselors as they implement a comprehensive school counseling program that supports student achievement.
  • I can identify personal and professional resources as part of a state-wide network for standards implementation and support

Getting the Most Out of 2013 Summer Institute: School Counseling/Guidance Remodeling Session

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I. Prior to Summer Institute

Complete the Pre-work prior to 2013 Summer Institute

Pre-Work: Click the link to review the School Counselor Standards

(http://si2013.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/School+Counselor+Standards )
This pre-work includes the following:
  • NC Professional Standards for School Counselors
  • School Counselor Evaluation Standards
  • NC Guidance Essential Standards
  • School Counselor's role in Connecting to Serve All Learners.

The "pre-work" will assure that all participants are knowledgeable of the standards for school counselors. This information s presented in the 2012 Summer Institute as well as the 2012 Fall and 2013 Spring RESA training sessions that occurred across the state.

II. During Summer Institute


Actively engage in the Summer Institute training, since the format is a "train the trainer" model for the LEA Representatives to train appropriate staff in their school district.*

Agenda for 2013-14 Summer Institute School Counseling/Guidance Remodeling Session

  • Resources for School Counselors

  • Facilitated Team Time:

    • Summer Institute LEA Facilitated Team Time is a time for the representatives of your team to come together to plan professional development of the information learned at the Summer Institute.will be delivered to other educators in your district

III. After Summer Institute

))))Suggested next steps and follow up training opportunities:
  • LEA Summer Institute participants from your district will lead the Professional Development for school counselors and principals in your district

  • NCDPI School Counselor Webinar Series: September - December, 2013 (schedule will be available in August)

  • Follow-up RESA training will be conducted in each region (2-day training sessions to include the following)
    • Day 1
      • "D3M" Data-driven decision making for School Counselors
      • Using the ASCA National Model to develop a comprehensive school counseling program
    • Day 2
      • Implementing the new School Counselor Evaluation.


  • Spring 2014 NCDPI RESA Training Sessions - collaborative professional development with the NC School Counselors Association through the Drive-In Workshops

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