SECTION 2: Manage
Creating a coordinated curriculum, aligned to ACT 173 that is both coherent and nimble will provide school counselors with a solid framework on which to build their instructional activities and assessment opportunities, while allowing them the flexibility to use their professional expertise to design the best educational environments for their individual students. A systems-wide coordination of curriculum will ensure all students across the SU/SD are exposed to content and concepts aligned to standards, develop skills through high quality core instruction.
The VTCSCP model endorses backwards-design lesson plans as developed by Universal Design for Learning principles. This involves three steps:
To support lesson planning utilize the ASCA Lesson Plan template: ASCA Templates & Resources.
Lesson plans adhere to each school’s Classroom and Group Mindsets & Behaviors Action Plan, which indicates which lessons will be taught when and which ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors will be addressed. Lesson plans include participation, mindsets & behaviors and outcome data, when possible. It is recommended that lessons derive from research and /or evidence based curriculum when possible. A list of evidence based SEL curriculum can be found in Appendix A: VTSCA Task Force SEL curriculum Services.