College and Career Advising in the Middle Grades

College and Career Advising in the Middle Grades

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College and Career Advising in the Middle Grades

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This course is designed to help elementary school counselors build their knowledge and skills in several areas, including how to create a college-going culture, communicate the value and affordability of postsecondary education, increase student career exploration, use data to support student success, and help students develop "non-cognitive" skills.

Course schedule:

Weekly lessons are online and can be completed in your own time each week.

  • March 29-April 1: Orientation
  • April 1- 8: Developing a college-going culture in your middle school (+Optional Zoom)
  • April 8-15: Helping middle-grade students and families understand the value and affordability of postsecondary education
  • April 15-22: Off for Spring Break
  • April 22-29: Engaging middle grades students in exploration of career interest and skills
  • April 29-6: Using data to address equity and create early warning systems (+Optional Zoom)
  • May 6-13: Engaging middle-grade students and families in academic planning and transitions
  • May 13-20: Helping students develop mindsets and skills for academic and career success (+Optional Zoom)
  • May 27: Final Action Plan due

About the course:

  • Weekly lessons are online and can be completed in your own time each week.
  • Optional sessions will be held via Zoom.
  • Trainees will be asked to complete the assigned readings and participate in the online discussion board (Approx. 6 hours per week).
  • Trainees will also be responsible for working on a portion of their Action Plan each week, with a Final Action Plan due no later than May 27.

About the instructor:

Christina Welch is a K-8 School Counselor in Watauga County, NC.

Christina was a 2014 ASCA School Counselor of the Year Semi-Finalist and served as President of the NC School Counseling Association in 2015.

Christina works with the NC Department of Instruction Strategic School Counseling Leadership Team and has facilitated Go Alliance courses for more than 8 years.

About Go Alliance:

The Go Alliance Academy helps train counselors and college access professionals in guiding students to postsecondary success, especially low-income and first-generation students.

Go Alliance offers a comprehensive lineup of online-based, instructor-led courses, designed by experts in the field, that are focused on topics counselors, educators and access advisers want and need most. 

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