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How are students different because of what you do as a coordinated student services program?

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Bob Tyra

 

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, Noon Central, 1 pm EST, 2 pm Atlantic, 7 pm Zurich, 8 pm Istanbul


K-14 Programs Tell Their Stories not only To Survive, but also To Thrive


Learn how SPARC gives a school site an opportunity to demonstrate effective communication and a commitment to getting results. Modeled after the School Accountability Report Card (SARC), the SPARC has been developed by an advisory group of Los Angeles County counselors, counselor supervisors, counselor educators, and California Department of Education consultants.

 

Bio

Bob Tyra is a project director for the Division of Student Support Services, Los Angeles County Office of Education.  He is responsible for consultation and technical support for counselors in 80 Los Angeles County school districts. The Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC) that Bob developed and promoted with the assistance of hundreds of counselors, administrators and university professors is now in its 10th year.  More than 500 schools, including representation from Texas, Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island as well as California, have posted their report cards at www.sparconline.net.  


Contact

Bob Tyra
Project Director
California Counselor Leadership Network
Los Angeles County Office of Education
9300 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242

Phone: 562-922-6284
Fax: 562-922-6299
Email: tyra_bob@lacoe.edu
Website: wwww.lacoe.edu...
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Introduction

This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews. Our guest, Bob Tyra, is a project director for the Division of Student Support Services, Los Angeles County Office of Education.  He is responsible for consultation and technical support for counselors in 80 Los Angeles County school districts. The Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC) that Bob developed is now in its 10th year.  More than 500 schools have posted their report cards at www.sparconline.net. Bob, what do you mean by "report cards"?  I thought grade school children have report cards. Do schools actually have report cards?

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Interview Questions

 

  1. What is SPARC and why did you design SPARC?
  2. What is the history of SPARC?
  3. What are the goals of SPARC?
  4. Who is the target audience?
  5. I know you have a career component on SPARC.  Could you talk about that briefly? 
  6. What is your outreach so far and where do you want to end up? Why would WASC want to see a SPARC?
  7. What is special about SPARC?
  8. What is on the Cover Letter that is submitted with the SPARC? When is it due?
  9. Can you give an example or two of the value of SPARC? (federal, state, local)
  10. What kind of research do you have to document the effectiveness of the program?
  11. Could you summarize the benefits of K-14 having SPARC "report cards"?
  12. How can listeners get on your listserv?
  13. Where do you go from here?

 

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Thank you Bob, for explaining why schools, K-community college, can benefit by having SPARC "report cards".

 

Upcoming March Tele-Interviews

 

  • March 17, Maureen Nelson, the most active social networking career professional that I know,  will inform us how to coach clients to write their way into a job;
  • March 24, John Merris-Coots, Director of the California Career Resource Network, California's career information website, will talk about how to provide career guidance in the schools. By the way, CalCRN has endorsed the SPARC Support Personnel Acountability Report Card, that our speaker discussed today.

Until next week, this is Dr. Sally Gelardin, with Careerwell Tele-Interviews.

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