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ASCA Webinar: Create an Advising Credential for Middle School Counselors

Friday, March 6, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Event Details

Learn how Chicago Public Schools (CPS) developed a postsecondary advising credential to advocate for best practices in middle school advising. The advising credential tackles topics such as use of data, student-centered advising, equity and access for black and Hispanic youth, as well as college and career readiness and awareness. CPS now has 70 advisory-credentialed middle school counselors, all of whom are seeing gains in high school on-track metrics (attendance and grades). 

Learning objectives:

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of middle school advising as it pertains to postsecondary readiness.
  2. Identify stakeholders to collaborate with to develop and pilot a middle school advising credential.
  3. Articulate the necessary skills middle school counselors need to effectively advise students and families on postsecondary options and close the achievement gap for black and Hispanic youth.
  4. Implement a middle school advising credential at the district level.


  • Kirsten Perry, K-12 School Counseling Specialist, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL

Mar. 6, 2020, 2-3 p.m. Eastern