The Spirited School Counselor

Bullying Prevention Specialist Training Update


Due to the weather my last day of the semester was turned into a snow day! I usually travel to Roanoke City, VA to work in a middle school there but mother nature had other plans. Thankfully I was able to get a bit of rest today (much needed after a busy semester & internship) and then this evening I decided to be productive.

I have finished many of the quizzes for ASCA’s Bullying Prevention Specialist Training as of this evening – 6 to be exact! I do not have the books yet – I am checking out one from the library tomorrow and hoping that Inter-Library Loan will come through on the second one I need.

Also if your quizzes are not showing up for you – try re-registering. Thanks to Positively Elementary School Counseling for suggesting it. I had been waiting for weeks for them to show. I had never thought to re-register and until I read the facebook post about it. Also, I experienced some trouble with the ASCA quiz when using Google Chrome as my browser. When I switched to Internet Explorer I did not experience any trouble. So switching browsers is worth a shot if you are struggling with inconsistent grading of an answer.

Even though I have had a little bump along the way I have really enjoyed the articles. I wish I had had time to read some of them during the semester. I think I could have used some of the suggestions with a few of my students at my high school internship placement. The good news is I feel like I will be more prepared to work with middle school students after reading these articles.

I am wondering where to start on the action plan. I have never created something like that so I feel a little overwhelmed/lost by the idea of it. Do you have any good examples of action plans that I could check out?

How are you doing with the training?

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Author: thespiritedschoolcounselor

Hey there! I started blogging about my experiences through graduate school and now have continued as a working school counselor. I am currently working in an elementary school but try hard to keep up-to-date on all things school counselor, as well as topics in education. I hope to share ideas, document what I am doing, network, be inspired, inspire, and collaborate with others through this blog. My professional portfolio can be found here: Thanks for stopping by!

2 thoughts on “Bullying Prevention Specialist Training Update

  1. Hi, I found your blog while looking for an action plan example myself. I know your post was from over a year ago but did you ever find any examples? I completed all the quizzes. I just need to complete the action plans. I’m an elementary counselor in WA state. Thanks! Take care.

    • Hi Nancy,

      I haven’t found an example online and to be honest I have not completed the action plan yet since things picked up with internship and my coursework. There is an example of the grading rubric in the closed facebook group “Caught in the Middle School Counselors” under files. Its called: Bullying Prevention Rubric.docx which was posted on March 9.

      Good luck!

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