TSTC Counselor Updates

Report
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
FOR COUNSELORS
This Generation of Students Is the Future of Texas!
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Presentation team:
◦ Patricia G. (Pat) Bubb, Executive Director, RGV LEAD
◦ Martha Gutierrez, P-16 Council Coordinator,
RGV LEAD
◦ Dora Colvin, Director of Student Recruitment, TSTC
Harlingen
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Transition Counseling Update:
◦ What We’ve Done to Date
◦ The Message We’re Conveying
◦ Response in Our Region
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Developed a presentation to use in individual
districts.
Embedded the “Top 10 List” in a “passport”
that can be shared with other councils.
Planning now for regional conference in
December 2013.
Event will be at South Padre Island on December 12-13, 2013
(preconference for superintendents and school board
members the afternoon of December 11)
Transition Counseling Sessions focused on 3 Critical Areas:
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Programs of Study
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Effective Advisement
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Financial Aid
(One Session)
(One Session)
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Counselors’ Network was created
to address counselors’ needs,
bringing together secondary and post-secondary
counselors.
Most recent example of meeting expressed
needs: presentation by Ruby Armstrong, LPC,
about Garland ISD systems at meeting in May
◦ Student scheduling using web-based resources
◦ Management of the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments
of Academic Readiness) assessment system
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Network leaders also serve on regional P-16
leadership team.
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Texas State Technical College Counselor Update
First held in 2008
The Counselor Update was implemented based
on the need to:
◦ promote TSTC programs
◦ inform Rio Grande Valley high school counselors
about TSTC opportunities available to their students
◦ provide updates on admissions requirements
◦ provide updates on new policies
◦ Next Annual Event – September 26, 2013
◦ Target Audience – High School Counselors
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Details
◦ Date: Annual Event in September
◦ Time: 8:00 – 1:00 PM
◦ Location: Texas State Technical College
Approximately 100 high school counselors attend from
across the Rio Grande Valley to learn about programs,
policies and changes that will impact high school
students transitioning to TSTC upon graduation.
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Save the Date Card – Mailed out & E-mailed in
May of every year
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Invitation - Mailed out & E-mailed in August
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Agenda
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Every year, counselors have the opportunity
to hear about Recruitment/Admissions,
Financial Aid and College Updates.
In addition, they are exposed to TSTC
programs and/or attend breakout sessions.
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Program Tours:
◦ Agenda: 9:30 am – 11:15 am:
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9:30 am - 9:45 am
9:45 am - 10:05 am
10:05 am -10:20 am
10:20 am -10:40 am
10:40 am – 10:55 am
10:55 am – 11:15 am
11:15 am – 11:30 am
Time
9:45 – 10:05
10:20-10:40
10:55 -11:15
Walk/Drive to programs
Program tour #1
Transition
Program tour #2
Transition
Program tour #3
Back to Cultural Arts Center
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Health
Computer
Industrial
Engineering
Engineering
Health
Computer
Industrial
Industrial
Engineering
Health
Computer
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Breakout Sessions:
◦ Student Learning Program Presentation
◦ TSTC Web 101
◦ Event Planning 101
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Breakout Sessions:
◦ Student Learning Program Presentation
 Counselors had the opportunity to listen to TSTC Program
Presentations
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Computer Division
Engineering Division
Health Care Division
Industrial/Manufacturing Division
Education & Humanities Division
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Breakout Sessions:
◦ TSTC Web 101
 Counselors navigated
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TSTC Website
Program’s Curriculum
Important Departments
WebAdvisor (a web interface that allows student to access
information contained in the administrative database used
by TSTC. It allows students to access their personal profile
that is part of their official records at TSTC)
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Breakout Sessions:
◦ Event Planning 101
 Counselors learned event planning techniques to
better plan and host events.
 Event Planning on:
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College and Career Fairs
Classroom Presentations
College Program Presentations
College Application Drives
Parent Nights
Financial Aid/Scholarship Nights
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Keynote Speakers:
◦ 2008: Dr. Judith Loredo, THECB Assistant Commissioner,
P-16 Initiatives
◦ 2009: Dr. MacGregor Stephenson, Assistant
Commissioner/THECB Academic Affairs &
Research
◦ 2010: TSTC Alumni Success Presentations
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David Gonzalez – Tyco Flow Control
Leonel Gutierrez – Texas State Technical College
Luci and Armando Regalado – Auto Collision Centers
Dr. Eunice Lerma – Corpus Christi ISD
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Randy Bauer – Health Care Division
Hugo Ortega – Industrial & Manufacturing Division
Dan Bodnar – Engineering Division
Dr. Edna Claus – Computer Division
◦ 2011:TSTC Faculty Presentations
◦ 2012: Joel Stone, Chief Executive Officer of SpawGlass
and TSTC Graduate
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Counselor Items and Giveaways:
◦ Each counselor receives a binder with TSTC
literature.
◦ Each counselor receives a giveaway.
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Continental Breakfast
Lunch:
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Counselor Update Benefits:
◦ (A win-win for everyone)
◦ Increase in college enrollment
◦ Counselors become knowledgeable on TSTC programs
and Admissions Process
◦ High school students are provided with
updated/accurate information from their counselors
◦ G-Force members learn leadership and event skills
Rio Grande Valley high school administrators have requested
individual Counselor Updates for their schools to include
elementary to high school counselors.
TSTC G-Force Members
During this event, the
G-Force members have
the opportunity to meet
and interact with the
counselors that they will
be working with
throughout the year.
Thank you!
Dora Colvin
Director of Student Recruitment
Texas State Technical College
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 956.364.4119
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This P-16 Council’s regional initiatives
showcased this year are all designed to meet
identified needs.
We’ve shared about transition counseling
because our students’ needs in this area are
compelling and urgent!
TSTC’s annual Counselor Updates meet needs
for the college, but meet counselors’ needs
as well.
We hope what we have shared can be adapted
by other Councils to meet needs in their
regions.
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Final thoughts
Questions?
Comments?
Additional information:
Patricia G. (Pat) Bubb:
[email protected]
Martha Gutierrez:
[email protected]

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