School Counseling, Plans of Study, and Individual Learning              Plans                                 [C121 ]     ...
   Highest failure rates in K-12 education:                      Grade 9   Highly correlated to dropping out of high    ...
   Comprehensive School Counseling program   Student and Parent Educational/Career    Planning Conferences   Individual...
   A comprehensive school counseling program is an    integral component of the school’s academic    mission. Comprehensi...
   As students understand themselves,    explore the world around them and    establish goals for their futures, they    ...
   Conferencing is a process that involves    activities planned and directed by school    counselors that assists studen...
•   Students take responsibility for their future•   Students and parents gain insight into    student’s growth and develo...
   Students will investigate the inter-    relationship of educational achievement,    life goals, career planning, train...
   Learning Record versus Learning Plan    ◦ Traditional Four Year Plan      A format that serves as a learning record a...
Four Year Plan                                                              HIGH SCHOOL COURSE PLAN  1.   Use pencil. Writ...
Individual Learning PlanLearner Name ______________________________________                                   Date _______...
    ILP’s meet benchmarks within the Model    Academic Standards for school counseling   ILP’s take into account what ha...
   B.1 Apply the skills necessary to improve    learning and make successful academic    transitions    ◦ B.8.1.2 Apply c...
   Curricular Domains       [required]    ◦ Academic    ◦ Career    ◦ Personal/Social   Plan of Study            [requir...
   Establish learning and/or developmental    goals in the three domains including    action plans and review    ◦ Academ...
Domain Goals                                            Individual Learning Plan                                          ...
Plan of StudyLearner Name ______________________________________                                           Date __________...
   Statement of Purpose   Transcript   Assessment and inventory data   Cover letters   Letters of recommendation   S...
   Work experience   Work-based learning   Service learning/community-volunteer    service   Extra/co-curricular activ...
   Participation data   Student feedback   Parent/guardian feedback   School improvement data goals   Standards and b...
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  1. 1. School Counseling, Plans of Study, and Individual Learning Plans [C121 ] Gary L. Spear School Counseling ConsultantWI Department of Public Instruction
  2. 2.  Highest failure rates in K-12 education: Grade 9 Highly correlated to dropping out of high school Some factors: ◦ Failure to connect to goals after high school ◦ Failure to enroll in exploratory or CTE courses ◦ Failure to connect with an adult in school ◦ Failure to transition to new environment [SREB & ECS]Reduce Failure
  3. 3.  Comprehensive School Counseling program Student and Parent Educational/Career Planning Conferences Individual Learning PlansRedesign for Success
  4. 4.  A comprehensive school counseling program is an integral component of the school’s academic mission. Comprehensive school counseling programs, driven by student data and based on standards in academic, career and personal/social development, promote and enhance the learning process for all students. • ensures equity and access to a rigorous education for all students • identifies the knowledge and skills all students will acquire as a result of the preK-12 comprehensive school counseling program • is delivered to all students in a systematic fashion • is based on data-driven decision making • is provided by a state-credentialed school counselorComprehensive SchoolCounseling
  5. 5.  As students understand themselves, explore the world around them and establish goals for their futures, they begin to see why an education is important. They no longer attend school simply to receive a diploma or avoid truancy. Instead, students understand the connection between success in school today and success in their lives and careers tomorrow.Comprehensive SchoolCounseling
  6. 6.  Conferencing is a process that involves activities planned and directed by school counselors that assists students in planning, monitoring, and managing their own learning, as well as, their personal and career development. Through these activities, students are encouraged and given opportunities to set and evaluate their educational and career goals and develop their Individual Learning Plan that will help them achieve their educational, career and life goals.Educational/Career Conferences
  7. 7. • Students take responsibility for their future• Students and parents gain insight into student’s growth and development• Parents feel more informed and involved• Students and parents are motivated to be involved earlier in post-secondary planning• Student apprehension about school and future goals is reduced• A connection is developed between school, parents, and students to ensure academic success [see session C143 - Conferences]Conference Benefits
  8. 8.  Students will investigate the inter- relationship of educational achievement, life goals, career planning, training and placement; evaluate the present job market and analyze predictions of future trends at local, regional, state, national and global levels; and propose career options based on their Individual Learning Plan.Individual Learning Plan
  9. 9.  Learning Record versus Learning Plan ◦ Traditional Four Year Plan  A format that serves as a learning record and looks toward the past ◦ Individual Learning Plan  A format that identifies what is to be achieved and looks toward the futureIndividual Learning Plan
  10. 10. Four Year Plan HIGH SCHOOL COURSE PLAN 1. Use pencil. Write in the courses you plan to take throughout high school. a. Consider your school’s sample four-year course plans for the career major(s) which interests you. b. Consider the following: Graduation Requirements / Postsecondary Admissions Requirements / NCAA Eligibility Requirements / Scholarship Requirements 2. Review your 4-Year High School Course Plan each semester. a. Make revisions as needed. c. Add your grades and credits for the previous semester. 9TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 1ST SEMSTER Grade 2ND SEMESTER Grade 1ST SEMESTER Grade 2ND SEMESTER Grade TOTAL CREDITS CUMULATIVE CREDITS CUMULATIVE CREDITS CUMULATIVE CREDITS CLASS RANK CLASS RANK CLASS RANK CLASS RANK 11TH GRADE 12TH GRADE 1ST SEMSTER Grade 2ND SEMESTER Grade 1ST SEMESTER Grade 2ND SEMESTER Grade CUMULATIVE CREDITS CUMULATIVE CREDITS CUMULATIVE CREDITS CUMULATIVE CREDITS CLASS RANK CLASS RANK CLASS RANK CLASS RANK
  11. 11. Individual Learning PlanLearner Name ______________________________________ Date _____________________________________Learner Signature ___________________________________ Advisor Signature _________________________Parent/Guardian Signature (if required)__________________This plan of study should serve as a guide, along with other career planning materials, as you continue your career path. Courses listed within this planare only recommended coursework and should be individualized to meet each learner’s educational and career goals. All plans should meet high schoolgraduation requirements as well as college entrance requirements. 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Technical College Two Year College College/University  Child Care  Pre-Education  Early Childhood Education  Family Services and Child Development  Elementary Education  Secondary Education  Secondary Education  Health, Physical Education & Recreation  Health and Physical Education  English/Language Arts  Mathematics Education  Mathematics  Music/Vocal and Instrumental Ed  Science  Science Education  History  Career & Technology Education For more information visit : For more information visit:: For more information visit:: http://www.witechcolleges.com/ http://www.uwc.edu/ http://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/index.asp Work-based Learning Options Short-Term Training Options Job-Shadowing:  Teacher Aide Internship/Mentorship:  Child Care as a Profession  Physical and Intellectual Development On-The-Job Training:  Planning a Safe, Healthy Learning Environment  Conversational Spanish
  12. 12.  ILP’s meet benchmarks within the Model Academic Standards for school counseling ILP’s take into account what happens to students outside the walls of the school building ILP’s can provide a process and product for students to use that opens them up to unique educational and career opportunitiesIndividual Learning Plan
  13. 13.  B.1 Apply the skills necessary to improve learning and make successful academic transitions ◦ B.8.1.2 Apply critical thinking skills for making successful academic transitions E.1 Apply self-knowledge in the decision-making or goal-setting process ◦ E.8.1.1 Develop an action plan to achieve short- and long-term goals H.1 Attain educational achievement and performance levels needed to reach personal and career goals ◦ H.8.1.5 Develop an individual learning plan to enhance educational achievement and attain career goalsSample ILP Benchmarks
  14. 14.  Curricular Domains [required] ◦ Academic ◦ Career ◦ Personal/Social Plan of Study [required] Portfolio / ePortfolio [optional elements]ILP Components
  15. 15.  Establish learning and/or developmental goals in the three domains including action plans and review ◦ Academic  Plan of Study; achievement; attendance; etc. ◦ Career  Cluster; pathway; plan of study; experiential; education; etc. ◦ Personal/Social  Peer; family & friends; organizations; community; etc.Curricular Domains
  16. 16. Domain Goals Individual Learning Plan 2008-2009 Academic Career Personal/Social Student _____________________ Grade ______________ Goals Action Plan Review Academic Education Plan of Study[college] Career Experiential Plan of Study[career] Personal/Social Family & friends Civic/community Student signature _______________________________ Date ____________ Parent signature _______________________________ Date ____________ Counselor/advisor _______________________________ Date ____________
  17. 17. Plan of StudyLearner Name ______________________________________ Date _____________________________________Learner Signature ___________________________________ Advisor Signature _________________________Parent/Guardian Signature (if required)__________________This plan of study should serve as a guide, along with other career planning materials, as you continue your career path. Courses listed within this planare only recommended coursework and should be individualized to meet each learner’s educational and career goals. All plans should meet high schoolgraduation requirements as well as college entrance requirements. 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12 Algebra I or Geometry Geometry or Algebra II Algebra II, Trigonometry or Statistics Trigonometry or Statistics or Calculus Physical Science Biology I Chemistry Physics or Environmental Science Geography/State History World History American History Economics/Government Required Courses/Electives Required Courses/Electives Additional High School Electives Technical College Electives PE, Health, Art, Foreign PE, Health, Art, Foreign Parenting & Child Development Child Care Language, or Computer Language, or Computer Marriage & Family Life Technology Technology Psychology Career Electives Career Electives Sociology Healthy Life Choices Career Orientation Technical College Two Year College College/University  Child Care  Pre-Education  Early Childhood Education  Family Services and Child Development  Elementary Education  Secondary Education  Secondary Education  Health, Physical Education & Recreation  Health and Physical Education  English/Language Arts  Mathematics Education  Mathematics  Music/Vocal and Instrumental Ed  Science  Science Education  History  Career & Technology Education For more information visit : For more information visit:: For more information visit:: http://www.witechcolleges.com/ http://www.uwc.edu/ http://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/index.asp Work-based Learning Options Short-Term Training Options Job-Shadowing:  Teacher Aide Internship/Mentorship:  Child Care as a Profession  Physical and Intellectual Development On-The-Job Training:  Planning a Safe, Healthy Learning Environment  Conversational Spanish
  18. 18.  Statement of Purpose Transcript Assessment and inventory data Cover letters Letters of recommendation Strengths and skills Leadership ActivitiesPortfolio Components
  19. 19.  Work experience Work-based learning Service learning/community-volunteer service Extra/co-curricular activities Awards and honors Language skills 21st Century SkillsPortfolio Components
  20. 20.  Participation data Student feedback Parent/guardian feedback School improvement data goals Standards and benchmarks Scheduling data Postsecondary dataEvaluation and Impact

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