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Evidence Based School Counseling

  • Friday, December 04, 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn Springfield 3100 South Dirksen Parkway Springfield, IL 62703 Room: Presidential Ballroom
  • 116


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Workshop Description:

Provide school counselors with a visual representation to apply to create an evidence-based data- driven comprehensive school counseling program that also achieves RAMP status.

  • Participants will review a visual model of Evidence-Based Data-Driven Comprehensive School Counseling
  • Participants will review the requirements to achieve Recognized ASCA Mode Program (RAMP) status.
  • Participants will use handouts to apply the model to their own school counseling programs.
  • Participants will use handouts and group work to identify "next-steps" for evolving their current programs to achieve both RAMP status and to fulfill the evidence-based data- driven comprehensive school counseling model.

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn how to prioritize interventions and build RAMP programs using data-driven decision making within school counseling programs.
  • Participants will learn about how to match evidence-based school counseling interventions with identified needs of their schools.
  • Participants will apply their knowledge of evidence-based interventions and data-driven decision making to evolve their own programs to target equity gaps.
  • Participants will apply their knowledge of data-driven decision making to create two-to- three school counseling program goals.
  • Participants will learn about RAMP requirements and apply that knowledge to align their evidence-based interventions and data tracking to create a three-year plan for achieving RAMP status.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Zyromski is co-founder and co-chair of the national Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference.  He is also involved with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) as one of eighteen Lead Recognized-ASCA-Model-Program Reviewers (LRR’s) nationwide, and has also serves as a trainer of the ASCA National Model for the American School Counselor Association.Dr. Zyromski has co-written, trained and served as project manager for $5,541,223 worth of federal and state grants.  In the past three years, five Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grants have been received by Campbell County Schools, Erlanger-Elsmere Independent Schools and Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services. Dr. Zyromski has published over a dozen articles related to school counseling issues, and has delivered over 55 international, national, regional, and local presentations. He was the invited chair of the revision team for the Development Counseling Model for Illinois Schools and founded and coordinated the Southern Illinois School Counseling Interest Network.  Dr. Zyromski has consulted and trained internationally and across the United States.  He has trained numerous school districts, including Chicago Public Schools, on evolving school counseling programs to evidence-based, data-driven, comprehensive school counseling programs.  He has provided workshops on crisis preparation and response in schools, supervision in counseling, using school counseling to change sundown town communities, and data-driven school counseling practices.  Dr. Zyromski has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Professional School Counseling Journal and has been recognized for numerous awards and recognitions, including the 2010 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Professional Leadership Award, the 2010 Illinois School Counseling Association Presidential Award, and the 2008 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Professional Teaching Award.  He is currently completing his first book.

Workshop Schedule:
8:00am-11:00am Workshop
11:00am - Noon Lunch (On Your Own)
Noon - 3:00pm Workshop

Hilton Garden Inn - Springfield, IL
3100 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois, 62703


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