Google Doc:
Element A Google Doc

Standard 1: School counselors demonstrate leadership, advocacy, and collaboration. Professional school counselors demonstrate leadership, advocacy, and collaboration by developing a positive place for students and staff members to learn and grow. School counselors manage a comprehensive school counseling program that supports academic, career, and personal/social development for all students. School counselors advocate for equity for all students and staff members regardless of learning style, cultural background, or individual learning needs. School counselors improve the counseling profession by demonstrating high ethical standards and by following the code of ethics set out for them.
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Standard 1/ Element A: School Counselors demonstrate leadership in the school. School counselors work collaboratively with all school staff to create a positive learning community. School counselors take an active role in analyzing local, state, and national data to develop and enhance school counseling programs. School counselors create data-driven goals and strategies that align with the school improvement plan to improve student learning. School counselors annually discuss the comprehensive school counseling program with the school administrator. School counselors provide input in the selection of professional development for the school staff that meets the needs of students and choose professional development activities that foster their own professional growth. School counselors mentor and support colleagues to improve the academic success of students.

Active Learning :
Discuss in a small group the following questions and record your responses on the google doc: Element A Google Doc
  • Are the items in Element A occurring with school counselors in your school/district? If so,what specifically does this look like in your school or district?
  • What data are school counselors using to develop and implement a data driven comprehensive school counseling program to improve student learning that aligns with the school improvement plan or the needs of the school or district? (ASCA National Model - School Data Profile)
  • What evidence or artifacts currently demonstrate that school counselors are discussing the comprehensive school counseling program with their school administrator? What tools might be used to facilitate this discussion? ( Hint: ASCA National Model - Annual Agreement)
  • What type of input might a school counselor offer in the selection of professional development for school staff that will meet the needs of students?
  • What are some next steps school districts may take to assist school counselors to develop a comprehensive school counseling program as it is described in the evaluation rubric?



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