Author:
Danielle Duarte, Whitney Triplett, Washington OSPI OER Project, Barbara Soots
Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Level:
Graduate / Professional
Tags:
  • ASCA
  • Counseling
  • Counselor
  • Guidance
  • SB5030
  • School Counselor
  • sb5030
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English

    Module: ASCA National Model 101

    Module: ASCA National Model 101

    Overview

    School counselors use the ASCA National Model to design, implement, evaluate, and improve comprehensive school counseling programs. Model School counseling programs deliver proactive, preventative, data-driven, and standards-based services to all students. This module will support school counselors as the implement the ASCA National Model in alignment with Washington Senate Bill 5030.

    By the end of this module, we will be able to:

    • Explain the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model as a framework for designing, implementing, evaluating, & improving a comprehensive school counseling program to support the needs of ALL students.
    • Describe the current role of today’s school counselor & assess the strengths and areas for growth of the school counseling program 
    • Utilize tools & resources shared to begin implementing an ASCA-aligned CSCP

    Introduction

    School counselors use the ASCA National Model to design, implement, evaluate, and improve comprehensive school counseling programs, which deliver proactive, preventative, data-driven, and standards-based services to all students. This module will support school counselors in understanding the basics of the ASCA National Model as they seek to align with SSB 5030.

    By the end of this module, we will be able to:

    • Explain the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model as a framework for designing, implementing, evaluating, and improving a comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP) to support the needs of ALL students.
    • Describe the current role of today’s school counselor & assess the strengths and areas for growth within the school counseling program.
    • Utilize tools & resources shared to begin implementing an ASCA-aligned CSCP.
    ASCA 101 Introduction

    Introduction Slides

    Please proceed to Lesson 1

    Lesson 1: ASCA National Model - An Overview

    LESSON OBJECTIVES: By the end of this lesson, we will be able to:

    • Identify the four components of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model.
    • Explain the ASCA National Model as a framework for designing, implementing, evaluating, and improving a comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP) to support the needs of all students.
    • Reflect on how comprehensive school counseling programs impact the professional practice of school counselors.
    ASCA National Model - Lesson 1

    Lesson 1 Slides

    Please proceed to Lesson 2

    Lesson 2: Bring the “Define” Component to Life Through Professional Branding

    LESSON OBJECTIVES: By the end of this lesson, we will be able to:

    • Align professional branding with the "Define" component of the ASCA National Model
    • Understand and apply the principles of professional branding to the Comprehensive School Counseling Program (CSCP)
    ASCA National Model - Lesson 2

    Lesson 2 Slides

    Reflection/Discussion Questions:

    1. How is SSB 5030 aligned to the Define component of the ASCA National Model? (slide 4)
    2. To what degree is your current CSCP aligned to student standards, professional standards, and ethical standards?
    3. What are some of your takeaways from exploring the foundational ASCA documents on slide 9?
    4. How do different stakeholders view the CSCP? How do you know if your brand is working?

    Please proceed to Lesson 3

    Lesson 3: Bring the “Define” Component to Life - Guidance vs. School Counseling

    LESSON OBJECTIVES: By the end of this lesson, we will be able to:

    • Explain the current role of today’s school counselor as defined by ASCA
    • Assess the comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP) using the Guidance Counselor vs School Counselor continuum
    ASCA National Model - Lesson 3

    Lesson 3 Slides

    Reflection/Discussion Questions:

    1. In what ways are "guidance counselors" and "school counselors" different? (slide 6)
    2. Why does the title matter, according to research? (slide 8)
    3. To what extent does your school community use the term "school counselor?" If an outdated term is still used (think about building signage, job descriptions, email signatures, etc.), what steps might you take to advocate for change?

    Please proceed to Lesson 4

    Lesson 4: Bringing the “Manage” Component to Life

    LESSON OBJECTIVES - By the end of this lesson, we will be able to:

    • Describe the elements of the Manage component within the ASCA National Model
    • Access and utilize a variety of tools to support management of the Comprehensive School Counseling Program (CSCP)
    ASCA National Model - Lesson 4

    Lesson 4 Slides

    Reflection/Discussion Questions:

    1. In what ways does SSB 5030 align to the Manage component of the ASCA National Model? (slides 4-5)
    2. How does the School Data Summary and Annual Student Outcome Goals support the CSCP in being data-driven?
    3. In exploring the different time trackers on slide 10, which might you want to try first? 
    4. What support might you need to complete an action plan and results report to share the impact of the CSCP on student success?

    Please proceed to Lesson 5

    Lesson 5: Bring the “Deliver” Component to Life

    LESSON OBJECTIVES: By the end of this lesson, we will be able to:

    • Explain the elements of the Deliver component within the ASCA National Model
    • Differentiate between direct & indirect student services
    ASCA National Model - Lesson 5

    Lesson 5 Slides

    Reflection/Discussion Questions:

    1. In what ways is SSB 5030 aligned to the Deliver component of the ASCA Natioanl Model? (slide 5)
    2. What percent of CSCP staff's time should be spent providing direct and indirect services to students? (slide 4)
    3. What is the difference between "direct" and "indirect" services? (slides 7 & 11)
    4. What are the three types of direct services? (slides 8-10)
    5. What are the three types of indirect services? (slide 11)
    6. What types of direct and indirect services is your CSCP currently providing to students? Consider Tiers 1, 2, and 3.

    Please proceed to Lesson 6

    Lesson 6: Bring the “Assess” Component to Life

    LESSON OBJECTIVES: By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

    • Describe the elements of the Assess component in the ASCA National Model
    • To identify early implementation elements of the Assess component.
    ASCA National Model - Lesson 6

    Lesson 6 Slides

    Reflection/Discussion Questions:

    1. In what ways is SSB 5030 aligned to the Assess component of the ASCA National Model? (slide 5)
    2. The Assess component of the ASCA National Model seeks to answer the question, "How are students DIFFERENT as a result of the CSCP?" How might YOU answer this question, related to your CSCP's impact on students?
    3. What are some examples given in the slides of ways CSCP staff can assess the effectiveness of their programs? (slides 6-8)
    4. Complete the School Counseling Program Assessment (slide 8). What are some areas of strength in your CSCP and areas of needed growth?

    Please proceed to Lesson 7

    Lesson 7: Putting It All Together - The ASCA National Model & SSB 5030

    LESSON OBJECTIVES: By the end of this lesson, we will know how to:

    • Reflect on the components of SSB 5030 and the ASCA National Model
    ASCA National Model - Lesson 7

    Lesson 7 Slides

    Reflection/Discussionsn Questions:

    1. What is the ASCA National Model at its most basic level?
    2. How will you create student impact through the implementation of the CSCP?
    3. Which aspects of the ASCA National Model "clicked" for you during this module?
    4. How might you write an elevator pitch to describe the ASCA National Model to a stakeholder in the school community?
    5. Complete this sentence: Before taking this module, I used to think ____, but now I think ____.

    This concludes the ASCA National Model 101 module. Consider exploring other SSB 5030-related modules in this platform!