GAA203C Advanced Skills in Postsecondary Education and Career Advising (Rock 5/2018)

This course, developed for practicing professional school counselors,  pre-service school counselors, and college access professionals, includes five sessions that address the skills and knowledge required to help students prepare for postsecondary education and careers. You will build knowledge and skills in several areas, including how to help students create a five year plan, how to help students connect postsecondary planning to career goals, how to help students and families make informed postsecondary decisions, and how to maximize student success in the application and admissions process. You will engage in constructive discussions in a learning community with their colleagues during each session and complete practical, hands-on activities while working toward a Final Action Plan throughout the course.

Note: The term "college" is used throughout this course to refer to any postsecondary education or training. "College" refers to a Pell-eligible educational institution beyond the high school level, including those that offer apprenticeship programs, certificates, and associate and/or bachelor degree programs.

Facilitator: Wendy Rock

GAA202C Advancing College and Career Readiness Through a Comprehensive School Counseling Program (Rock 5/2018)

This course, developed for practicing professional school counselors, pre-service school counselors, and college access professionals, includes four sessions that address the skills and knowledge required to help students prepare for postsecondary education and careers. As a course participant, you will build knowledge and skills in several areas, including how to advance the counselor’s role through ethical practice and advocacy, how to evaluate postsecondary education and career advising programs, how to build partnerships and social capital, and how to maximize time and effectiveness. You will engage in constructive discussions in a learning community with colleagues during each session and complete practical, hands-on activities while working toward an Action Plan throughout the course.

Note: The term "college" is used throughout this course to refer to any postsecondary education or training. "College" refers to a Pell-eligible educational institution beyond the high school level, including those that offer apprenticeship programs, certificates, and associate and/or bachelor degree programs.

Facilitator: Wendy Rock

GAA201C College and Career Counseling for Special-Population Students (Rock 5/2018)

This module, developed for school leaders, such as principals, assistant principals, and directors of counseling, helps school leaders understand how to engage effectively with school counselors to take the steps needed to achieve your goals in school improvement. You will gain a better understanding of the impact school counselors can have on student success; understand the school counselor’s role; define a comprehensive school counseling program and how to support one; and practice developing a shared vision for student success with your school counselor. 

Note: The term "college" is used throughout this course to refer to any postsecondary education or training. "College" refers to a Pell-eligible educational institution beyond the high school level, including those that offer apprenticeship programs, certificates, and associate and/or bachelor degree programs.

Facilitator: Wendy Rock

GAA105C College and Career Advising in the Elementary Grades (Rock 5/2018 PD)

This course, developed for practicing professional school counselors and pre-service school counselors, includes four sessions: understanding the national workforce landscape and 21st Century careers; cultural competency and equity; understanding, communicating, and advocating for the role of the school counselor in college and career planning; and creating a school-wide college-going culture. These sessions are designed for school counselors to develop an understanding of their role in developing a college-going mission for all students, particularly students in poverty or facing other barriers in postsecondary planning. Additionally the sessions help counselors develop approaches for communicating and working with high-poverty students and diverse populations to remove barriers to high aspirations and achievement.

Note: The term "college" is used throughout this course to refer to any postsecondary education or training. "College"refers to a Pell-eligible educational institution beyond the high school level, including those that offer apprenticeship programs, certificates, and associate and/or bachelor degree programs.

Facilitator: Wendy Rock

GAA104C-1 College and Career Advising in the Middle Grades (Rock 5/2018 6S PD)

This course, developed for practicing professional school counselors and pre-service counselors, includes six sessions that focus on the middle grades, barriers middle school students face, developing early career awareness and planning, transitioning students from elementary grades to middle grades and from middle grades to high school, and engaging them academically. Participants will be engaged in building knowledge and skills in each of these areas, and they will participate in constructive discussions in a learning community with their colleagues during each session. Each participant will complete a final project consisting of a Module Portfolio containing a completed Barriers Chart, a PowerPoint presentation, and an Action Plan.

Note: The term "college" is used throughout this course to refer to any postsecondary education or training. "College" … refers to a Pell-eligible educational institution beyond the high school level, including those that offer apprenticeship programs, certificates, and associate and/or bachelor degree programs.

Facilitator: Wendy Rock

GAA103C Financial Aid and College Applications (Rock 5/2018 PD)

This course - Financial Aid and College Applications - developed for practicing professional school counselors and pre-service school counselors, includes four sessions which address financial literacy, financial aid, completing the FAFSA and preparing college applications. Parents and students need assistance in navigating the complexities of financial aid and the college admission process. The school counselor in collaboration with principals and teachers can guide parents and students through these processes to increase student access to college and postsecondary training. This module focuses on the counselor’s role in counseling parents and students in accessing financial aid and successful preparation and application for college admission.

Note: The term "college" is used throughout this course to refer to any postsecondary education or training. "College" refers to a Pell-eligible educational institution beyond the high school level, including those that offer apprenticeship programs, certificates, and associate and/or bachelor degree programs.

Facilitator: Wendy Rock

GAA102C College, Career and Academic Planning (Rock 5/2018 PD)

This course - College, Career, and Academic Planning - developed for practicing professional school counselors and pre-service counselors, includes four sessions that focus on engaging students in early career awareness and planning, using data to guide academic planning, transition of students from middle school to high school and then to college, and the importance of postsecondary choices and finding the right postsecondary fit. As a participant in this course, you will build knowledge and skills in each of these areas, and will engage in constructive discussions in a learning community with your colleagues during each session.

Note: The term "college" is used throughout this course to refer to any postsecondary education or training. "College" refers to a Pell-eligible educational institution beyond the high school level, including those that offer apprenticeship programs, certificates, and associate and/or bachelor degree programs.

 

Facilitator: Wendy Rock

GAA101C Building a College-Going Culture for All Students (Rock 5/30/2018 PD)

This course, developed for practicing professional school counselors and pre-service school counselors, includes four sessions: understanding the national workforce landscape and 21st Century careers; cultural competency and equity; understanding, communicating, and advocating for the role of the school counselor in college and career planning; and creating a school-wide college-going culture. These sessions are designed for school counselors to develop an understanding of their role in developing a college-going mission for all students, particularly students in poverty or facing other barriers in postsecondary planning. Additionally the sessions help counselors develop approaches for communicating and working with high-poverty students and diverse populations to remove barriers to high aspirations and achievement.

Note: The term "college" is used throughout this course to refer to any postsecondary education or training. "College"refers to a Pell-eligible educational institution beyond the high school level, including those that offer apprenticeship programs, certificates, and associate and/or bachelor degree programs.

Facilitator: Wendy Rock