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.
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.
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 achieve 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.
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 achieve their postsecondary aspirations. In the second section, participants learn about helping students make sound match and fit decisions, completing the FAFSA and paying for college, and successfully transitioning to education after high school.