February 3-8th, 2019 we are celebrating the 1st International School Counseling Week.
How can you celebrate?
In an endeavor to make our jobs both easier and more cohesive, members of the ISCA team have been working on developing a Nursery-Grade 12 Scope & Sequence for the Core Counseling Curriculum. What this specifically addresses is content that could/would ideally be available to all students over the course of a school year.
The Core Counseling Curriculum consists of structured developmental lessons designed to assist students in achieving the desired competencies below and to provide all students with the knowledge and skills in the four domains ( academic,career, personal/social and global perspective). This curriculum is infused throughout the school’s overall curriculum and is presented systematically through Nursery- Grade 12 classrooms, individual student planning and group activities. It is important to note that it does not need to be delivered solely by the school counselor. The various methods below are ways in which curriculum can be delivered include: classroom instruction, interdisciplinary units, group activities, etc.
Using the CASEL competencies as a framework, the ISCA standards as a guide and the experience of counselors around the world as the foundation for this project, we have developed this Core Counseling Curriculum Scope & Sequence. We hope to have created a user-friendly document that counselors can use to support their curriculum lessons - it is not meant to be prescriptive in any way, but rather a resource that is helpful, dynamic, and recognizes the diversity that exists in our jobs.
From 2016-2018 our team has been:
During the 2018/19 school year we are publishing the Scope & Sequence to be more widely used. We are looking for interested international school counselors to "pilot" the Scope & Sequence and provide your feedback and experience with us. For more information on how to Pilot the document and frequently asked questions, please read this document.
Please express your interest in piloting this document by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will follow up with you four times during this school year to collect your feedback.
Special thanks to Kathryn Manu and Heather DeVore for their dedication and passion to this work, as well as all the counselors who have contributed to these documents over the last 1 1/2 years!
Here is a list of the primary concerns from Dr. Poland regarding 13 Reasons Why. Please review this list especially as Season 2 is set to launch May 18, 2018. Updated: May 9, 2018.
Go here for the 1-hour recording of the 2017 webinar. Here is the presentation by Dr. Poland from the webinar.
Join ISCA today to continue to be apart of these conversations and have access to more resources, as well as stay up-to-date about the 2019 ISCA Conference, March 14-16, 2018, in Brussels, Belgium.
Dr. Poland will be presenting as part of the ISCA-AAIE Summer Institute at Nova Southeastern University, June 25-28, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Register is still open: click here for more information.