Intentional Guidance for Systems Change

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Intentional Guidance for Systems Change

35.00 49.00

Intentional Guidance for Systems Change explores the role of school counselors in promoting social justice, equity, and access - especially when students’ data-driven needs trigger a call for school-wide systemic change.

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This course is designed to be taken in collaboration with The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession (Hatch, 2014). It explores the role of school counselors in promoting social justice, equity, and access - especially when students’ data-driven needs trigger a call for school-wide systemic change.

This course is entirely online, meaning that there are no physical face-to-face classroom meetings. As a self-paced course, students will not receive feedback on their work or participate in group discussions.

Required Textbook
This course is designed to align with chapters 3 and 4 of The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession (Hatch, 2014), which is available for purchase via Amazon or Corwin Press. 

Learning Outcomes
Students who take this course will gain the following attitudes, knowledge, and skills: 
 
Attitudes:

  • Care deeply about access and equity for all students
  • Believe students are advantaged or disadvantaged by the voice and actions of school counselors
  • Believe risk taking is no longer optional behavior for school counselors
  • Feel confident in facilitating discussions around school data

Knowledge: 

  • Define the school counselor’s role as a social justice agent for change
  • Describe the role of data in systems and policy reform
  • Identify an example of an opportunity gap
  • Explore strategies for promoting a culture of inquiry 
  • Understand the difference between equality, equity, and systemic change
  • Explore strategies for mitigating organizational and individual resistance to change

Skills:

  • Facilitate a discussion about data
  • Recognize achievement gaps for specific student populations
  • Discuss the educational opportunities/outcomes of traditionally marginalized youth
  • Identify a system issue as opposed to student issue
  • Develop an action plan for systemic change
  • Prepare and present a PowerPoint of schoolwide data to faculty