Miracles & Challenges in the School Counseling Profession Self-Paced Online Course

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Miracles & Challenges in the School Counseling Profession Self-Paced Online Course

49.00

Miracles & Challenges in the School Counseling Profession explores the progress that has been made within the school counseling profession in recent years (“miracles”). It also addresses the expectations for today’s professional school counselors, as well as the challenges and opportunities for creating change in systems where school counselors, programs, or districts are hesitant, resistant, or struggling to change.

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Miracles & Challenges in the School Counseling Profession (Self-Paced)

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, 2013). It explores the progress that has been made within the school counseling profession in recent years (“miracles”). It also addresses the expectations for today’s professional school counselors, as well as the challenges and opportunities for creating change in systems where school counselors, programs, or districts are hesitant, resistant, or struggling to 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 the introduction and chapter 13 of The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession (Hatch, 2013), 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:

  • Believe they are owners, not renters
  • Believe in the importance of professional association membership
  • Believe obstacles present valuable opportunities for learning and growth

Knowledge:

  • Define the Bermuda Triangle of School Counseling
  • Describe what it really means to be a “professional”
  • Describe the role of “context” and “mechanism” in meaningful outcomes
  • Explain the “pilots, passengers, prisoners, hijackers” analogy

Skills:

  • Complete the obstacles and opportunities worksheet
  • Identify themselves as a pilot, passenger, prisoner, or hijacker
  • Identify the content or mechanism concerns you face
  • Write and share their stories about ways in which they have used data to hatch results for students, programs, or the profession