Small groups are done based on a need for students to obtain standards and competencies, not to close gaps in attendance, behavior and/or achievement. Small groups could be based on students who "didn't get it" after a classroom lesson, or for students who consistently struggle with demonstrating the compentencies and indicators of the school counseling program and related skills. To document this you should show:
- Submit in the binder your session outlines, including curriculum used and process, perception and results data.
-The purpose of the group must be tied to the ASCA National Standards (and/or school counseling program's competencies and indicators).
- The group should be comprehensive in scope and allow for students to master the appropriate standards and competencies/indicators. To show this: process, perception and results data for the lessons should be documented.
-Process data: What you did, how often you did it, who you did it with, etc
-Perception data: How did the students' attitudes, skills, and/or knowledge change as a result of the group
-Results data: Did each student obtain the standard/competency targeted (and how do you know this?)
WORK TO DO FOR BINDER
PROVIDE YOUR SESSION OUTLINES INCLUDING CURRICULUM USED
PROVIDE A SUMMARY OF DATA THAT SHOWS HOW STUDENTS ARE DIFFERENT BECAUSE OF SMALL GROUP
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO IMPLEMENT THE GROUP:
SUBMIT AND ACTION PLAN NARRATIVE OUR OUTLINE TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
NEED FOR SMALL GROUP BASED ON DATA (CAN BE FROM TEACHERS, LESSON PLANS, NEEDS ASSESSMENTS TO STUDENTS OR PARENTS, ETC)
PLAN TO ADDRESS NEED - IDENTIFY CURRICULUM/MATERIALS YOU PLAN TO USE
PROCESS DATA - HOW YOU WOLD LIKE TO DELIVER THE GROUP - TIME, NUMBER OF STUDENTS, ETC
PERCEPTION AND RESULTS DATA - HOW YOU WOULD MEASURE THE OUTCOME OF THE GROUP
EXPLAINATION OF THE BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENTATION