Strategies for School Counselors in College and Career Advising
AND CAREER READINESS
FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS, COLLEGE/CAREER ADVISORS, TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS
You face ever-changing financial aid processes • Huge caseloads
• A constant stream of administrative tasks • Unrelenting deadlines
Preparing students to navigate college and career options is more complex than ever. That’s why we’re providing you with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to deepen your knowledge about college and career readiness: The SREB Go Alliance Academy Modules.
In partnership with the College Knowledge Project, Go Alliance Academy offers several online modules that professional counselors, college/career advisors, teachers and principals need and want most.
The content, developed by experts in the field, is current and relevant, and the digital platform is state-of-the-art. SREB’s Go Alliance Academy aims to strengthen the college and career readiness of your students by providing you with new and insightful knowledge.
|BUILDING A COLLEGE-GOING CULTURE FOR ALL STUDENTS
Designed to help you strengthen your outreach to low-income students and those who would be first in their family to attend college. The four sessions will deepen your understanding of:
|FINANCIAL AID AND COLLEGE APPLICATIONS
Developed to deepen your financial aid proficiency to help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply to college and other postsecondary education options. This course teaches you to:
|COLLEGE, CAREER AND ACADEMIC PLANNING
A big-picture course with practical applications, designed to help you guide students as they make important decisions about their future. The course will enable you to:
|COLLEGE AND CAREER ADVISING IN THE MIDDLE GRADES
Tailored specifically for school counselors and college access professionals in middle schools. Through this module, you will learn:
Approved by Mississippi Department of Education for CEU’s and NBCC for Continuing Educational Hours.
Earn 2 CEUs and/or 20 CEH for professional development module.
Earn 3 CEUs and/or 30 CEH for academic module.
The Academy is a true learning community. You participate on your own time and your own schedule as part of a cohort, taking part in online discussions with colleagues, led by a professional facilitator.
The Go Alliance Academy professional development courses are four to six hours a week, spanning four weeks. Academic credit courses are six to eight hours per week spanning four weeks. You’ll earn CUE’s or CEH’s for each course completed.
For More Information
Contact Marsha Watson at 601-432-6177
COMING SUMMER 2016
College and Career Advising for Special Populations (6 sessions)
To adapt advising for students in special circumstances – foster youth, for example, or students who have disabilities or are homeless – counselors need specialized knowledge. This course will give you:
• deeper understanding of special populations (and ways to build support systems for them)
• insights into helping diverse students explore postsecondary options and plan their academic choices accordingly
• ways to optimize the guidance you provide into the application process for college and financial aid — and making the transition to what’s next
College and Career Advising for Educators (4 sessions)
As a teacher, you can play a key role in helping students identify and pursue their education beyond high school. This course helps you:
• better understand the national workforce landscape and 21st century careers
• contribute to the creation of a college-going culture at your school
• engage students as they become aware of careers and plan next steps after high school
• support students’ exploration of postsecondary education and preparation for applying to college
Working with Your School Counselors to Achieve School Improvement Goals (4 sessions)
This course helps principals engage with counselors to take the steps needed to achieve goals in school improvement. You will learn how to:
• develop leadership skills for change
• use data to assess and inform school change
• create a college-going culture
• work with your school counselors to achieve change