I chart of professional collaboration

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the responsibilities that the counselor will be performing that school year.i. Chart of professional collaboration responsibilities indicating which groups the counselor will be collaborating with, how often they will meet and who the designator coordinator is of the group.j. Annual budget information including materials and supplies.k. The times that the office is open, and the counselors’ hours.l. The roles and responsibilities of other staff and volunteers within the counseling department.m. Signature lines for the counselor and the principal.The steps for creating an annual agreement:1. Devise the mission statement of the counseling program (if being changed) based upon the school’s mission statement and the district’s mission statement.2. Analyze the school data to determine goals for the upcoming school year.3. Coordinate with other staff and volunteers their time availabilities and decide upon the counseling office’s hours and availability.4. Meet with collaboration groups to decide on meetings dates and coordinator designation.5. Determine the roles of responsibilities of the other counseling staff including caseload assignments.6. Develop a plan for the use of time for direct and indirect services to the students.7. Obtain the dates for the advisory council meetings and include them on the agreement. 8. Decide upon professional development attendance and obtain dates, information and costs for these.9. Prepare budget information for materials and supplies needed for the upcoming school year.10. Meet with the principal, go over the agreement and obtain signatures prior to the beginning of the school year.The ASCA National Model recommends that at least 80% of the school counselor’s time should be spent in direct student services (ASCA, 2012).#2. Possible invitees to serve on the advisory committee could include students, parents or guardians, teachers, businesses, and community organizations. The ASCA National Model recommends a minimum of eight members to a maximum of 20 members (ASCA, 2012). The purpose of an advisory council is to “review and advise on the implementation of the school counseling program” (ASCA, 2012). The council meets at least twice a year to provide advice onprogram goals, review program results, make recommendations about the school counseling
program, advocating and engaging in public relations for the school counseling program, and advocating for funding and resources (ASCA, 2012). #3. Data is the foundation of the school counseling program. It’s through data, especially disaggregated data, that identifies the needs of the students and holds programs accountable to making a difference in students’ lives. Review of the disaggregated data provides us with achievement outcomes that are then analyzed and reviewed for progress and goal modifications. The disaggregated data helps the counseling department to determine ways to close achievement gaps, but also to monitor the progress of closing the achievement gaps. Review of program effectiveness is also done by utilizing data that depicts the success of the programs.

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