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1 : School Counselors Role and Post-Secondary Planning April 15, Educational Planning Educational Planning The first step in developing an individualized approach to learning starts with the Educational Development Plan 2 Educational Development Plan (EDP) The Board of a LEA or Board of Directors of a PSA: Shall ensure each pupil in Grade 7 is provided with the opportunity to develop an EDP The EDP shall be developed before the student enters high school and becomes the student s course of study. Shall be developed by: Pupil School counselor School Psychologist should be included if the student has an IEP 3 1

2 Essential Elements for EDPs Personal Information Career Goal(s) Educational/Training Goal(s) Assessment Results Plan of Action Parent Consultation/Endorsement (under age 18) Courtesy of: Christine Reiff, Office of Career and Technical Preparation 4 Universal Planning Elements Personal Learning Plan Develop post-secondary training, employment, and adult living goals Identify student preferences, interests, strengths, and needs Review academic performance, learning styles, and effective support strategies Identify and coordinate credit and support for personal curriculum consideration Annual Review 5 Personal Learning Plan Personal Learning Plan An individualized approach to learning embodies flexibility, innovation, and offers an alternative choice for children who need or desire a more tailored approach to learning to succeed academically 6 2

3 School Counselor School Counselor The school counselor and comprehensive school counseling programs are key to the development of educational learning plans for students 7 School Counseling Programs School Counseling Programs The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) endorses comprehensive school counseling programs that promote and enhance student learning in three broad and interrelated areas of student development 8 School Counseling Programs School Counseling Programs Academic Development includes skills, abilities, knowledge for effective learning Career Development includes skills, abilities, knowledge to help students make a successful transition from school to careers Personal/Social Development includes skills, abilities, knowledge to help students understand and respect self and others, interpersonal skills, safety and survival skills to develop students into contributing members of society 9 3

4 School Counselor s s Role School Counselor s s Role Counseling services to assist students Collaborate with staff to plan educational interventions, curriculum, behavioral management plans, and teaching strategies Consult and collaborate with students, families, school personnel and other agencies regarding behavior and education concerns Certification and Licensure of School Counselors R School Counselor s s Role School Counselor s s Role Provide guidance to students on career, occupational and educational information to facilitate post secondary goal attainment Assess students Design, implement and evaluate guidance and counseling programs focusing on career, academic, personal, social, emotional and developmental needs of all students Certification and Licensure of School Counselors R School Counselor s s Role School Counselor s s Role Provide guidance to students on career, occupational and educational information to facilitate post secondary goal attainment Assess students Design, implement and evaluate guidance and counseling programs focusing on career, academic, personal, social, emotional and developmental needs of all students Certification and Licensure of School Counselors R

5 School Counselor s s Functions School Counselor s s Functions Advising Placement Planning Assessment Counseling Coordinating Instructing Referring Programming Certification and Licensure of School Counselors R School Counselor and the The School Counselor provides planning and assessment skills and tools to ensure the personal curriculum modifications align with all student educational plans. The School Counselor: Legislatively required member of the PC development team Assists with the development of the Educational Development Plan (EDP) Coordinates and facilitates planning of the PC modification plan 14 The legislative intent of a Personal Curriculum is to increase the rigor and relevance of the educational experience and provide a tool to help all students succeed with the MMC. 15 5

6 A documented process initiated by: the parent/legal guardian, student over 18 if no appointed guardian, or an emancipated youth 16 Modifies certain requirements of the Michigan Merit Curriculum Not all or any of the requirements Allows the board of a LEA or PSA to award a high school diploma providing the student successfully completes the personal curriculum 17 Guiding Principles The PC is one option to help students meet or exceed the MMC. A allows for modification of state high school content expectations. The PC is an individualized plan for rigor and relevance based on the HSCE. The PC is the exception and agreed upon with thought and integrity. 18 6

7 Guiding Principles The PC is agreed upon and initiated by the parent/guardian or emancipated student. Prior to granting a PC, districts should ensure all efforts have been made to help students successfully complete the requirements. Educators are obligated to teach a challenging curriculum and prepare all students for post secondary goals. 19 Involves an agreement between the parent/ guardian superintendent, and the student. Meets as much of MMC subject area content expectations as practicable/possible for the student. Must be aligned with the student s EDP and IEP for students with a disability. 20 Measurable goals. Method to evaluate progress. Communication of progress with parent. Allows the board of a LEA or PSA to award a high school diploma providing the student successfully completes the personal curriculum. 21 7

8 What s s s Practicable Mean? The legislative intent of the PC is to increase the rigor and relevance of the educational experience. In this context, practicable is an inclusive term meaning as much of the subject area content expectations as possible during high school instruction for the individual student. Students with disabilities operate under this same context! 22 Modifications NOT Needing a Spreading a credit over two years with a student receiving ½ credit per year. Example: Algebra I or II, Physics, etc. Taking both a credit require-ment and support course. Example: Geometry and Geometry Prep, Chemistry and Chemistry Support, etc. 23 Modifications NOT Needing a Taking credit requirements through career and technical education courses, humanities courses, industrial education or applied arts. Earning credit through Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and International Baccalaureate classes. 24 8

9 Four Reasons for a There are 4 reasons for a student to request a PC. To add additional math, English, science or world language courses. Modify credit requirements because he or she has transferred from out of state or from a non-public school. Modify the Algebra II requirement by spreading the content over two years for two credits. Modify the credit requirements based on a student s disability. 25 Subjects That Can Not Be Modified English Language Arts Science World Languages Civics Online Learning Experience Exception Students with a disability and transfer students 26 School Counselor Certification Four ways to become a credentialed school counselor in Michigan: 1. Traditional (teaching certificate with a school/guidance counselor endorsement) 2. School Counselor License (in or out of state applicants may be licensed upon completion of all criteria) 27 9

10 School Counselor Certification Four ways to become a credentialed school counselor in Michigan: 3. Preliminary Employment Authorization to work as a School Counselor (must be enrolled in an in-state approved program). [Refer to Administrative Rules that Govern Certification and Licensure of School Counselors for additional criteria] 4. Temporary School Counselor Authorization (exclusively for out-of-state applicants) [Refer to Administrative Rules that Govern Certification and Licensure of School Counselors for additional criteria] 28 School Counselor Designee The Guidelines state that a counselor or designee shall be a part of the PC team. A school counselor designee: A school principal or superintendent must apply for one of three permits on behalf of the designee. Designee should only be used if a school counselor is unavailable 29 School Counselor A School Counselor is NOT: A person who holds the Limited License Professional Counselor (LLPC) A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Neither the LLPC or LPC are issued by MDE and individuals with these credentials are not certified to work as a school counselor in Michigan. **Any one not credentialed as a school counselor by the Michigan Department of Education does not hold the proper certification/license to be legally employed as a school counselor in MI

11 School Counselor There is a penalty for hiring someone who has not been appropriately credentialed as a school counselor by the state of Michigan: Considered a misdemeanor $1,500 fine for each incidence 31 Approved Counselor Programs There are twelve higher education institutions within the State of Michigan that have approved School Guidance Counselor Programs. 32 Approved Counselor Programs Andrews University Central Michigan University Eastern Michigan University Grand Valley State University Michigan State University Northern Michigan University Oakland University Siena Heights University Spring Arbor University University of Detroit-Mercy Wayne State University Western Michigan University 33 11

12 Alignment of EDP and IEP With Post- Secondary Vision and Goals Student Vision Auto Related Mild Support Requirements Transition IEP Accommodations Supports Services EDP Pathway HS Courses Requirements to meet the Vision Engineering/ Drafting Specific Requirements For Achieving Vision Diploma College Job and Work Experience 34 Alignment of EDP and IEP With Post- Secondary Vision and Goals Transition IEP Accommodations Supports Services Specific Transition Planning Documentation of Attempts to support AND failure to achieve MMC Requirements EDP Pathway HS Courses Requirements to meet the Vision Student Vision Auto Related Auto Body Specific Requirements For Achieving Vision Diploma Independent Living Skills College/Training Job and Work Experience Personal Curriculum 35 Targeted Supports Alignment of EDP and IEP With Post- Secondary Vision and Goals Student Vision Auto Related Intensive Supports Transition IEP Accommodations Supports Services Specific Transition Planning Documentation of Defined End Point Of Instruction EDP Pathway Defined learning Experiences Defined point of exit Work at Quick Lube Specific Requirements For Achieving Vision No Diploma Independent Living Skills Job and Work Experience 36 12

13 Career & Technical Education (CTE) More than 95% of high school students take at least one CTE course Career and Technical Education Should: Engage students in specific, career-related learning experiences Prepare students who may choose to enter the workforce directly after high school Support students in acquiring rigorous academic knowledge, technical skills, employability skills, and habits needed for success in the workforce and post-secondary education 37 Career Cruising Interactive career resource designed people of all ages Helps students plan their future Includes Assessment tools Occupation profiles Post-secondary education information 38 Career Forward (CFWD) Designed to help Michigan students understand how to plan their work lives, career opportunities, and implications of the global economy Satisfies MMC requirements for an online course Developed through a partnership with MDE and the Michigan Virtual University 39 13

14 Choices Planner Online career information delivery system Helps students compare, connect, and choose from a vast network of work and education options 40 Mydreamexplorer (MDX) Online career development tool designed for educators, administrators, parents, and students Includes: Interviews with Michigan career professionals Educator workshop Online career information video workshops 41 Michigan Virtual High School (MVHS) The goals of the MVHS are: Expand curricular offerings Provide students with opportunities to develop new skills and competencies Provide opportunities for teachers to learn new skills and strategies Serve as a model for the use of interactive multimedia tools Help the state respond to emerging educational demands Offer courses and services to all audiences Offer college level courses and at-risk programs 42 14

15 Michigan Virtual University (MVU) Works with middle and high schools across the state to provide online courses for students Provides online professional development opportunities for educators Provides online career development and exploration tools 43 Resources Administrative Rules for certification and licensure of Michigan school counselors min_num= &dpt=ed&rnghigh= Career Cruising Career Forward Choices Planner Mydreamexplorer 44 Contact Information Deborah Clemmons Supervisor for Curriculum and Literacy MDE OSI Matt Korolden Co-director, Secondary Redesign and Transition MDE OSE/EIS Beatrice M. Harrison Office of Professional Preparation Services School Counselors Credentials and Licensure (517) MDE OPPS 45 15

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