Where Have We Been?
  • No representation at NCDPI in several years
  • Curriculum that was in place,no one held accountable for delivery
  • Data-driven decisions - inconsistent across NC
  • Left out of CCSA and Essential Standards training within LEAs - consistent message that "it doesn't apply to counselors"
  • Professional Standards and Job Description updated and approved by SBE in 2008 - not used consistently in the LEAs
  • Mis-alignment of evaluation instrument to current professional standards and job description

Where are We Now?
Recap from January, 2012-April, 2013
  • NCDPI School Counselor Consultant - full time position in Curriculum and Instruction Division
  • Leadership
    • Deliverable Documents created with team to assist school counselors in implementation of the NC Guidance Essential Standards Unpacking Documents
    • Development of the new School Counselor Evaluation Rubric
    • Adoption of ASCA National Model as NC Framework for School Counseling
    • Established NCDPI School Counseling Wikispace and Live Binder Resource Online Notebook of Resources
    • Collaborative relationships established with Regional PD Leads, Regional Leads and other Curriculum Consultants

  • Training
    • 2012 Summer Institute - NC Guidance Essential Standards/Alignment to ASCA Student Competencies and ASCA National Model
    • Fall Regional Training in all 8 Regions- follow up on NC Guidance Essential Standards
    • Spring Regional Training in all 8 Regions - collaboration with NCSCA - Overview of School Counselor Evaluation/Refresher of NC GES
    • School Counselor Evaluation Validation Study Training - 2900 school counselors particpating across NC
    • College Access Challenge Grant - Participation in three "Counselor Institutes" - equity and access to college and career readiness opportunities and interventions
      • Participants received resource materials:
        • ASCA National Model 3rd Edition Books
        • Guidance Essential Standards Poster
        • College Board College and Career Readiness Materials\
      • Career and College Promise Program training with CFN
      • Collaborative Trainings with LEAs
        • Pender/Brunswick/New Hanover
        • Lexington City/Thomasville City
        • Burke County
        • Nash/Rocky Mount
        • Craven County
        • Caswell County
        • Wilson County
        • Halifax County
        • Wake County
        • Durham Public Schools
        • Vance County
        • Granville County
        • Bladen County/Scotland County/Harnett County/Richmond County
    • Training with Institutes of Higher Education
      • UNC-CH School Counselor Graduates
      • NCSU School Counselor Graduates
      • Participated in the NCDPI/IHE Institutes - three - East: UNC-Wilmington; Central: Meredith College; West: Gardner Webb University to inform and guide pre-service training
  • Collaboration
  • Establishment of the NCDPI Statewide School Counseling Advisory Council - school counseling leaders and representatives from each Region, IHE's, NCSCA including both school counselors, LEA Supervisors of School Counselors, School Counselor Doctoral Student, former Principal,and related NCDPI CACG Coordinator to provide input that will be used to guide the work and training from NCDPI.
  • NCSCA
      • NCSCA: SREB Middle School Commission Report - collaborative session at NCSCA Annual Conference with MS Principals and School Counselors to review SREB Report and discuss preliminary plans for implementation in the school/district with a focus on transition strategies
      • Webinar on NC Guidance Essential Standards for NCSCA members and school counselors across NC (approximately 200 participants)
      • Spring Regional Drive-In/RESA Training with NCDPI - all 8 regions focus on training meeting expressed regional needs/SC Evaluation overview
      • Continued collaboration on common goals - communication to school counselors and advocacy for school counselors across NC
  • Regional Supervisors
  • Advocacy
    • Role of School Counselor
    • School Counselor Evaluation Rubric - alignment with ASCA Professional Standards and ASCA National Model
    • Transition issues for students from elementary to middle school; middle school to high school and high school to post-secondary option of student's choice - CCR
    • IFocus on the increasing Mental Health/Social-Emotional issues of students
    • NCDPI Response to Instruction Leadership Team - represent school counselor's role
    • NCDPI Representative for Legislature Day
    • NCDPI Representative with HB452 Appropriations Sub-committee

  • Communication to Build Capacity across the state
    • NCDPI School Counseling Wikispace
    • NCDPI Live Binder
    • NCDPI Regional School Counseling Supervisors Edmodo Collaborative Group
    • Regular email updates