Final Report: School Counselor App

Mobile App Design:

Here are 2 versions of the mobile app:

Elementary Version:

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High School Version:

High School Example (4 counselors)

Problem of Practice:

The American School Counselor Association recommends that school counselors have a caseload of 250 students. Currently, school counselors average over 400 students and in California most school counselors have 1000 students.

The services a school counselor provides is not clearly understood by stakeholders.  A lot of misconceptions can occur and result in added duties or higher caseloads. As a result, counselors are not being utilized in the most effective way to benefit all students.

Solution:

A mobile app that would put a school counseling program all into one place to showcase the extraordinary services available to stakeholders .

Features:

  • Creates easy access for more efficient communication between students, parents, staff, and stakeholders.
  • Improves productivity by streamlining tasks and reducing time spent on redundant tasks.
  • Organizes information visually for easier interpretation and access between counselor and student or parents.

The Design Thinking Process

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School Counseling App: Idea Notes

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Counseling Center for Each Domain

My Problem of Practice has been to find a better way to define the role of the school counselor. How can we strengthen our profession so that we have not broadened it to the point of saturation? Can we do it all and be effective?

I thought of a few solutions: Continue reading

School Counselors: The Unspoken Divide

BattleI have been researching school counselors through the Standford Design Model.  I have been looking at the dynamics involved into why some school counselors follow the ASCA National Model and why some do not. Digging deep into this research I found an unspoken divide:

College/Career Model vs. Mental Health Model

You may not even know that you probably identify with one model more than the other (or your school community does). Continue reading