Reporting Results & the Flashlight Approach Self-Paced Online Course

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Reporting Results & the Flashlight Approach Self-Paced Online Course

49.00

Reporting Results & the Flashlight Approach explores the importance of evaluation and discusses the school counselor’s role in creating a results report and flashlight presentation.

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Reporting Results & the Flashlight Approach

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 importance of evaluation and discusses the school counselor’s role in creating a results report and flashlight presentation.

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 10-12 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 in the value of creating and completing results reports
  • Believe sharing program results can lead to systemic change
  • Believe data collection does not have to be a daunting process
  • Believe in the importance of starting with measuring one thing well
  • Believe in the importance of assembling Flashlight packages
  • Believe in adapting Flashlight packages to fit the needs of their district
  • Believe they can create Flashlight packages

Knowledge:

  • Describe the difference between program evaluation and research
  • Identify and explain five reasons why measuring results is important
  • Discuss the concept of “impact over time”
  • Differentiate between “improvement” and “increase” when calculating percentages
  • Identify the steps to creating a core curriculum Flashlight presentation
  • Identify the steps to creating an intentional guidance Flashlight presentation
  • Demonstrate where to locate instructions for what to say during a staff presentation
  • List the components of a Flashlight package
  • Describe the benefits of a Flashlight presentation
  • Identify CESCaL’s website as a Flashlight resource

Skills:

  • Create a results report for their district
  • Calculate percentage improvement in school data
  • Create graphs and charts reporting school data
  • Create a Flashlight presentation
  • Present a Flashlight presentation to teachers and school administrators
  • Complete a Flashlight rating scale rubric
  • Complete a Flashlight package
  • Provide an evaluation critiquing their Flashlight or a colleague’s
  • Write a reflection on their Flashlight experience