About the Go Alliance Academy
The Go Alliance Academy training modules can improve effectiveness in preparing all students for postsecondary education — especially those from low-income families who would be the first in their family to attend. SREB’s college and career counseling program launched in 2009 and was quickly adopted by states across the country to train counselors and college access professionals. The Go Alliance Academy college and career counseling training program offers the most comprehensive program of courses, designed by experts in the field, on the topics counselors want and need most. The program is delivered using the latest, state-of-the art platform for an engaging and interactive user experience. Go Alliance Academy is based on years of experience and research working with low-income students and families as well as with professional school counselors. The program was updated in 2016 to provide even richer, more interactive, and relevant training easily accessed to fit the busiest schedules.
A 2014 survey of more than 500 trainees in seven states found that 92 percent of counselors changed their practice as a result of the training; 93 percent had started to implement the action plans they developed at the conclusion of the program; and 95 percent would recommend the training to colleagues.
High-Quality, Job-Relevant Content
The materials were designed and developed by a team of leading counseling faculty from postsecondary institutions, practicing middle grades and high school counselors (including several ASCA National Counselors of the Year), curriculum specialists, and other content experts. SREB partners with national leaders in online education and professional development for the instructional design, courseware engineering and content maintenance.
Designed by and for School Counselors
Curriculum experts designed the Go Alliance Academy with practical input from some of the nation’s leading school counselors. Counselors participate in the courses as a cohort, which allows for structured online discussions with peers, and feedback is provided from trained instructors who facilitate the courses. Counselors will see best practices in action, and gain knowledge and resources they can incorporate in their work with students immediately.