Short Professional Development Courses

These courses include two-to-four sessions and take about two-to-four hours per session to complete.

The Go Alliance Academy instructor-led courses incorporate a community learning approach, which has proven effective for delivering online professional development to educators. School counselors and college access professionals participate in the online courses as a cohort with structured online discussions.

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  • Each Module Includes:
  • Goals for Learning
  • Online Readings
  • Practical, Job-Relevant Activities
  • Interactive Discussion Forum with Guided Questions
  • Short Videos of Counselors Demonstrating Effective Practices
  • A Culminating Project to Demonstrate What Counselors Have Learned
  • Resources Counselors Can Incorporate Into Their Work Immediately
  • Pre- and Post-Assessments to Gauge What Counselors Have Learned

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE

This course is designed to help teachers, counselors, and college access advisers better understand how automation and COVID have impacted the workforce, both now and in the next decade. Current research on what skills, knowledge, and abilities employers need the most is presented, with a discussion about which skills can predict job success in specific job roles as well as which general skills are in demand across industries. The final sessions help counselors and advisers apply this new information to change how they work with students.

  • Session 1: The Current Workforce Landscape
  • Session 2: The Competencies Employers Want
  • Session 3: Career Awareness and Development
  • Session 4: Career and Postsecondary Planning
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POSTSECONDARY ADVISING FOR SPECIAL POPULATION STUDENTS I

This course helps counselors develop the skills and knowledge required to help homeless and foster-care students, students with disabilities, immigrant and refugee students, and LGBTQ students iachieve their postsecondary aspirations.  In the first section, Participants learn about building support systems, maintaining records, and helping at-risk students become on track for high school graduation and postsecondary education. 

  • Session 1: Understanding and Advocating for Special Populations
  • Session 2: Building Support Systems For Special Populations
  • Session 3: Helping Students Build Resilience and Self-Advocacy Skills
  • Session 4: Academic Progress and Planning

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POSTSECONDARY ADVISING FOR SPECIAL POPULATION STUDENTS II

This course helps counselors develop the skills and knowledge required to help homeless and foster-care students, students with disabilities, immigrant and refugee students, and LGBTQ students iachieve their postsecondary aspirations. In the second section, participants learn about bhelping sudents make sound match and fit decisions, completingt the FAFSA and paying for college, and successfully transitioning to education after high school. 

  • Session 1: Postsecondary Exploration
  • Session 2: The College Admission Process
  • Session 3: Helping Special Population Students with Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Session 4: Transition to College



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