Data Boot Camp for School Counselors and Administrators
Anticipated Audience: All Counselors
Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Workshop Description
The Data Boot Camp for School Counselors is designed to advance technological literacy among counselors in a useful and practical manner. Particular attention is given to using Microsoft Excel™ to make data an important part of your comprehensive school counseling program. From data-driven decision making, to monitoring progress, to reporting the positive impact you're having on kids, this workshop will demystify how it's done. Workshop content is pre-planned although flexible enough to meet individuals’ specific technological training needs. This workshop is conducted in a computer lab or with laptops so participants can gain valuable hands-on practice.

Learning Objectives
  • Basics: importing data, formatting and navigating around Microsoft Excel
  • Data Snooping: sorting, filtering, advanced formatting, describing and disaggregating data.
  • Analyzing: basic procedures such as percent change, pre and post analysis, correlation and differences.
  • Charts/Graphs: developing custom graphs worth a thousand words
  • Reporting: learning about multimedia accountability and closing the gap reports 
Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D., is currently a professor of counseling in the College of Education, Florida Gulf Coast University and president of Sabella & Associates. His concentration of research, training, consultation and publication includes: individual and group counseling, counseling technology & tech-literacy, comprehensive school counseling programs, peer helper programs and training, solution-focused brief counseling/consultation, cyberbullying and technology safety among children. Sabella is author of numerous journal, magazine and newsletter articles. He is co-author of two books, "Confronting Sexual Harassment: Learning Activities for Teens" (Educational Media; 1995) and "Counseling in the 21st Century: Using Technology to Improve Practice" (American Counseling Association; 2004). He is also author of the popular " A Friendly and Practical Guide to the World Wide Web" (2nd edition; Educational Media; 2003), " A Practical Guide to Keeping Kids Out of High-Tech Trouble" (2008, Educational Media Corporation) and is well-known for his Technology Boot Camp for Counselor workshops conducted throughout the country. Sabella is a former ASCA president.

Schedule: Full-day training; 0.6 CEUs available to attendees

Cost: $2,500*
*In circumstances requiring extensive travel arrangements, additional fees may apply.  

To bring this professional development workshop to your district, e-mail Jennifer Walsh

Please note, this session needs to be presented in a computer lab, with computer access for all attendees. Teaching station also required (i.e., instructor needs to be able to project from a central computer that all participants can see.)