Kentucky Advising Academy
The Kentucky Advising Academy (KAA) provides a free comprehensive series of professional learning and resources for school counselors, Family Resource/Youth Service Center (FRYSC) coordinators, and all professional educators as well as flexible opportunities to connect with higher education and postsecondary advising leaders.
Helping educators across Kentucky
The goal of the Kentucky Advising Academy (KAA) is to support Kentucky educators in providing students equitable access to postsecondary advising for a successful transition from their secondary education to their desired career. The KAA supports educators serving in advising roles by providing comprehensive professional learning sessions, online resources and networking opportunities centered around postsecondary advising.
Professional Learning Event: Using Data to Support Postsecondary Advising
Join the Kentucky Advising Academy and educators from your region as we explore how postsecondary advising systems impact student success and postsecondary transitions. Through reflection and discussion, we will look at how data can inform your advising practices and work to build more robust advising systems within your school and district. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from district teams who have made a commitment to improving their postsecondary advising systems as they share how they have navigated the achievements and challenges of implementing new advising systems and practices.
You are encouraged to bring colleagues who are part of your postsecondary advising system - school counselors, administrators, FRYSC coordinators, community partners, etc., as there will be time to network and share. EILA and FRYSC Training Credit will be available for this event.
College and Career Advising Toolkit
The College and Career Advising Toolkit is a comprehensive collection of tools, information and resources, which will serve as a hub for advisors across the commonwealth. The toolkit goes beyond academic advising to include information on student development, belonging and relationships. Other topics in the toolkit include career exploration, financial aid and literacy, postsecondary opportunities, reducing summer melt and leveraging data in advising. The data section provides advisors with timely, statewide data on everything from FAFSA completion rates to schools’ academic performance to dual credit statistics.
The KAA hosts Well Advised, a brief monthly podcast covering timely advising topics. In addition, monthly webinars coordinate with the podcast topic giving participants the ability to engage with each other on postsecondary advising promising practices. EILA and FRYSC Training credit is available for webinar participants.
September Webinar: Making Informed Decisions on Paying for College
Upcoming Webinar: Sept. 21, 2023, 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT
Join the Kentucky Advising Academy for a one-hour webinar as we discuss options to pay for postsecondary education. Learn about available supports and resources to assist students in making informed financial aid decisions. In addition to sharing information about financial aid options and resources, this webinar provides time to interact with colleagues across the state on the topic as well as brief Q & A. One hour of EILA credit will be made available.
October Webinar: Creating Partnerships for Career Awareness & Exploration
Join the Kentucky Advising Academy for a one-hour webinar as we discuss partnerships for increased career awareness and exploration within your school and advising practices. In addition to sharing information about career exploration resources and options for increased awareness, this webinar provides time to interact with colleagues across the state on the topic as well as brief Q & A. One hour of EILA credit will be made available.
More Ways to Participate
In addition to the podcasts, in-person sessions and webinars, the Academy offers other professional development options, giving educators the freedom to take part in learning that aligns with their specific needs and availability:
- Quarterly newsletter relating to real-time topics in the field.
- Face-to-face mentoring and support in schools, FRYSCs and institutions of higher education.
- Development and promotion of a school counselor’s college and career advising toolkit.
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Last Updated: 9/18/2023