Poised to Lead: The Professional School Counselor Academy
The Professional School Counselor Academy (Austin) is a nine-month professional development program for persons whose responsibilities include the implementation or oversight of college and career readiness at the campus and/or district level. It is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency and implemented in collaboration with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas Tech University.
Applicants should be prepared to participate in all three phases:
Phase 1: Fall Symposium held in early October;
Phase 2: Independent action-learning project and online learning modules; and,
Phase 3: Summer Symposium held in mid-June.
Featured Speakers and Topics:
Symposium speakers include Texas Education Agency staff, Regional Education Service Center (ESC) CTE Specialists, and district administrators and counselors. Topics include:
- CTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for 2017-2018
- Federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006
- State Laws and Rules for Career and Technical Education
- State and Federal Funding for Career and Technical Education
- School Counseling State Policies and Mandates
- PBMAS – Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System
- SAAH – Student Attendance Accounting Handbook, Section 5 Career and Technical Education
- PEIMS – Public Education Information Management System
- Labor Market and Workforce Trends, and Using Regional Data to Drive Education Decisions
- Industry-Recognized Certifications and Licensures for Students
- Career Clusters, Programs of Study, Articulated Credit and College Connections
- Leadership, Fostering Effective Partnerships, and Advisory Committees
- Special Populations
- Other topics based on the needs of the Academy participants.