The School Counselors' Institute is a VIRTUAL two-day training specifically designed to meet the needs of school counselors in implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. We are very excited to bring the expertise of Trish Hatch and her team from Hatching Results to lead school counselors in this interactive and engaging professional development opportunity. School counselors will leave with the tools they need to promote and support the development and implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program that is data driven to meet the needs of all students. Topics will include: MTMDSS, Tier 1 implementation, Tier 2 implementation, data, college and career readiness, mental health, equity, and sharing data with stakeholders.
To register for the School Counselors' Institute, please visit our events listing.
Please note: The School Counselor’s Institute is held independently from the Teachers' Institute and Leading Change Conferences. The 2021 Teachers’ Institute and Leading Change Conference will be held concurrently in the same virtual conference platform. Participants registered for either the Teachers Track or the School Leaders Track will participate in the same Keynote sessions but will attend Breakout Sessions geared toward their target group.
School counselors design and deliver school counseling programs that improve student outcomes. “The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs” outlines the components of a school counseling program that is integral to the school’s academic mission and is created to have a significant positive impact on student achievement, attendance and discipline.
The ASCA National Model guides school counselors in the development of school counseling programs that:
are based on data-informed decision making
are delivered to all students systematically
include a developmentally appropriate curriculum focused on the mindsets and behaviors all students need for postsecondary readiness and success
close achievement and opportunity gaps
result in improved student achievement, attendance and discipline
Explore the ASCA National Model website to learn more about the ASCA National Model, its component parts and how developing a school counseling program based on this framework can improve student achievement.
Templates & Resources - Download free templates (e.g. annual calendar, lesson plan, use of time calendar, action plans, and more) to assist you in developing and maintaing your school counseling program
Thank you to our CTE Program Specialists for creating these CTE Quick Reference Guides to assist school counselors in CTE recruitment. Please watch the presentation below on how to use the CTE Quick Reference Guides.
College Goal Arizona - Statewide initiative that schools can be part of comprising of the Arizona Collge Applicaiton Campaign, College Goal FAF$A, and FAFSA Finish Line
Ask BENJI - Benji provides immediate, confidential answers to questions about the FAFSA. The tool has been programmed to answer 600+ FAFSA and financial aid questions that students and parents may have while completing their FAFSA
AzCAN Standards - Outline the factors critical to students postsecondary success and provide a guide for professionals along the PreK-16 continumm to prepare all studnets to be college and career ready
CAP Training - AzCAN’s College Access Professional (CAP) Training will help professionals develop an understanding of their role in developing a college-going mission for all students, particularly students in poverty or facing other barriers in postsecondary planning. All the courses are designed for anyone who provides direct service to students, no matter what their role may be.