Counselor Support Services

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The Counselor Support Services Cooperative is designed to provide districts and campuses with the latest state-level information, targeted professional development, and individualized support services to meet the unique needs related to a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program.

The Cooperative provides the opportunity for school counselors of all levels to share and build a network of support with fellow counselors and attend presentations featuring ESC 13 staff, along with other experts in the field. Leading the Cooperative efforts, the Region 13 College and Career Guidance Specialist is highly qualified with many years of experience in the school counseling role at all levels and brings to the Cooperative an understanding of the daily responsibilities of counselors and practical suggestions for efficiency and effectiveness.

Based on annual surveys and feedback from the counselors in Region 13, professional development opportunities are specifically designed to support counselor needs relating to college and career readiness in order for school districts to attain and maintain high quality guidance and counseling programs that will produce students who are not only college and career eligible but are college and career ready.

In addition to the Cooperative, we offer many professional development opportunities throughout the year. If you have not already done so, please join our listserv to receive continual updates about workshops, in-district professional development opportunities, webinars, and resources available to your district's Guidance and Counseling Program.

For more information on how to join our cooperative, contact Tisha Kolek at 512-919-5337.


New Counselor Institute


Four Upcoming Workshops for New Counselors

This institute is designed to support new counselors with less than 3 years experience. The institute is limited to 30 counselors so that a collaborative, empowering, supportive, and effective model can be developed for counselors who are new to the role.

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Graduation Workshop


Tackling Graduation Workshop Jan 22, 2019

School Counselors, CTE Staff Members, Administrators, and other relevant staff are invited to attend this workshop to better understand graduation requirements for students to earn a Texas HS Diploma. Topics will include:

  • Accountability and PEIMS as related to graduation mandates
  • Best practices for organizing your courses into sequences to meet HB5 Endorsement mandates
  • Review of your district’s course sequences and listings to reevaluate and discuss with knowledgeable staff to ensure maximized offerings for your students
  • Legislation such as HB 22, HB 5, TAC Ch. 74, TAC Ch. 101, as well as relevant updates from the recent Commissioner Rules released to date

Graduation Workshop Registration



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Counselor Legal Update Workshop Feb 21, 2019

Join us for a Legal and Ethical Update from Walsh Anderson. They will speak on legalities and ethical issues surrounding school counselors in Texas.

Legislative updates and current relevant topics will be addressed by this knowledgeable team as they speak to educators in this presentation.


Legal Workshop Registration



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