Full course description
Career Navigators provide comprehensive services to Adult Education students to support college and career readiness and long-term success. An often overlooked but essential component of this role is ensuring that the Navigators’ work, services provided, and student progress is properly monitored and documented. This course examines some key administrative practices and tools that support the work of Navigators. We will explore various techniques Career Navigators use to track and monitor student progress including keeping accurate records, maintaining student files, writing progress notes, and documenting student activities. Time management is a crucial skill to ensure that Navigators can balance providing direct services to students with accomplishing all necessary administrative tasks. This course reviews practical time management techniques and best practices that will be helpful to Navigators, whether they are new to the field or have extensive experience. Trainees will explore concepts that include:
- Tracking student progress and outcomes
- Writing effective case notes
- Securing confidential student information and adhering to HIPAA regulations
- Time management
Trainees will also have an opportunity to engage with Michigan Adult Education state staff in the synchronous live webinar. State staff will present information about measuring and tracking specific student performance outcomes for Career Navigators.
This course aligns with the Administrative Competency from the Career Navigator Core Competency framework.
By the completion of this professional development offering, trainees should be able to:
- Summarize various techniques for Career Navigator’s use to track and monitor student progress effectively and efficiently.
- Discuss the purpose of case notes.
- Define key terms:
- Sensitive PII (Personally Identifiable Information)
- HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
- Summarize ways to ensure sensitive information is kept protected and confidential.
- Describe common time management best practices.
- Demonstrate organizational skills by prioritizing daily professional responsibilities.
- Use problem solving skills to generate practical solutions to time management barriers.
- Demonstrate creativity and flexibility when responding to emergency situations and changing conditions.
- Discuss Michigan Adult Education student performance outcomes, measurements, and techniques.
- Describe specific performance measures and considerations for students enrolled in Futures for Frontliners.
3 hours (asynchronous instruction)
After meeting the requirements of this course, participants may be eligible to receive 3 hours of Continuing Education (SCECH) Credits that will fulfill the state licensure requirement for either teachers or counselors.
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