School Counselor Instructional Design

Course Description

Basic expectations in curriculum and instruction at the elementary/secondary levels and the role of the school counselor in the development of this curriculum, addressing character education and working with at-risk students; (b) the role of the counselor as it relates to the exceptional student, the special education student and inclusiveness, and includes master scheduling considerations; (c) the creation of lesson plans in counseling areas which will be delivered in the elementary/secondary levels; (d) classroom management; and (e) the role of the counselor in Student Study Teams (SST) and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings. Content-specific teaching practices, lesson design, learning environments and assessment of student learning are emphasized to provide access to the curriculum for all students.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the school counselor in curricular areas (character education and underserved students curriculum support services, including classroom intervention strategies and classroom management) as part of a comprehensive guidance program.
  • Analyze and identify best examples of exceptional students/inclusion #8211; working with and meeting students’ needs through various differentiated instructional practices.
  • Evaluate the skills necessary to identify and implement effective class planning, instruction, management, and assessment of learning, as they relate to the school counseling curriculum.
  • Identify and evaluate relevant research and evidence-based practice in educational planning, instruction, assessment, and interventions.
  • Articulate and identify how guidance curriculum materials align with the California Curriculum Frameworks and the ASCA National Model.
  • Articulate learning theory from a developmental and brain-based perspective in lesson design and in instructional practices.
  • Demonstrate effective and differentiated Lesson Design/Instructional Delivery/Classroom Management techniques that promote learning for all students.

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