It's All About TIME (Management) Self-Paced Online Course

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It's All About TIME (Management) Self-Paced Online Course

49.00

It's All About TIME (Management) explores critical time management and planning systems, including effective calendaring, caseload distribution models, time tracking, and the development of an Annual Agreement.

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It's All About TIME (Management) (Self-Paced)

This course is designed to be taken in collaboration with The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession (Hatch, 2013). It explores critical time management and planning systems, including effective calendaring, caseload distribution models, time tracking, and the development of an Annual Agreement.

This course is entirely online, meaning that there are no physical face-to-face classroom meetings. As a self-paced course, students will not receive feedback on their work or participate in group discussions.

Required Textbook
This course is designed to align with chapter 9 of The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession (Hatch, 2013), which is available for purchase via Amazon or Corwin Press. 

Learning Outcomes
Students who take this course will gain the following attitudes, knowledge, and skills: 

Attitudes:

  • Believe in the importance of planning and calendaring
  • Believe in the importance of prioritizing activities “worth a master’s degree”
  • Believe in the importance of creating an annual agreement
  • Believe that school counselors have a degree of choice and autonomy in how they spend their time
  • Believe in the importance of acting like a starter, rather than a utility player 
  • Believe in the importance of advocating for the profession of school counseling

Knowledge:

  • Explain the professional responsibilities of school counselors
  • Explain the difference between a starter and a utility player
  • Discuss methods of assigning students to counselors
  • Explain strategic planning of office hours
  • Explain the importance of calendaring
  • Describe how student-to-counselor ratios affect schedule planning
  • Define the school counselor’s role in discipline
  • Define the school counselor’s role in SST, 504 plan, and IEP teams
  • Define the school counselor’s role in master schedule building

Skills:

  • Create a detailed monthly calendar of events and activities
  • Complete a “use of time assessment”
  • Draft a list of responsibilities for secretaries and assistants
  • Create an annual agreement
  • Develop referral forms
  • Identify and pilot a time tracker
  • Plan and organize meetings with colleagues
  • Complete a “Plates are Full” activity
  • Complete a “School Counseling Program Organizational Questionnaire”