A thriving advisory program is a difference-maker for middle and upper school students. How does yours rate? In this highly interactive workshop, educators explore core concepts for focusing, enhancing, and building (or rebuilding) the advisory program so that it reflects and supports the mission of the school.
Exchange a wealth of ideas in small groups with colleagues from the same division. Leave with substantive recommendations for others back home—supported by a comprehensive outline of advisory practices, themes, and activities—as well as an action plan to make it happen.
- Drafting a mission statement for the advisory program that connects to the school’s mission
- Exploring design models with which to frame the advisory program
- Learning and sharing techniques for engaging students in individual and group advising with an emphasis on the difference between academic and personal guidance
- Educating colleagues about “yellow light” and “red light” issues
- Developing advisory themes and activities to support both academic success and personal development
- Creating strategies to bolster faculty buy-in and professional development as they work with today’s adolescents and their families
- Exploring strategies to assess your program’s strengths and needs
- Drafting an action plan with short- and long-term goals
- Establishing relationships with colleagues to share and exchange ideas
Who Should Attend:
Middle and upper school educators who are new to advisory, or those who want to revamp their advisory programs should attend.
NEW: Mission-Based Advisory: A Professional Development Manual (3rd Edition)
The Mission-Based Advisory Book is included as part of your admission to this workshop. Mission-Based Advisory is a comprehensive, how-to guide for enhancing your school's advisory program. Paying increasing and well-deserved attention to students’ social-emotional learning and general well-being is now essential.