NCSCA 2017 Conference

November 8-10, 2017
Sheraton Koury Convention Center
Greensboro, NC

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NCSCA Highlights

• Pre-Conference Learning Institute
• Pre-Conference Keynote Speaker
• Core Skills Building Workshops
• Counselor of the Year Awards
• RAMP Recognitions
• Celebration Reception

Exhibit Hall
• Over 80 Educational Sessions
• Silent Auction
• College Spirit Day!
• School Spirit Day!

NCSCA Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, November 8th
(This session is open for all conference attendees)

Pre-Conference Keynote Speaker (3:30pm - 5:00pm)

Dan St. Romain

Mixed Messages:
The Changing Face of Discipline

Dan St. Romain

SPEAKER BIO: Dan St. Romain is a national educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators K-12. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on behavior, understanding the best ways to provide support given the challenges posed in today's society. He regularly presents on topics impacting school climate, brain-based instruction, developmentally appropriate educational practices and presentation skills. 

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Dan as he presents Mixed Messages: The Changing Face of Discipline. Toto, you're not in Kansas anymore! Times have changed a great deal in the home, school and society over the past few decades, and changes have had a dramatic impact on student behaviors. In this interactive session, participants will examine these factors and discuss implications for educators at all levels as a result.

 

Thursday, November 9th

Keynote Speaker (8:30am - 10:00am)

Tara Brown

Mindsets, Resiliency and GRIT: 3 Keys to Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

Tara Brown

SPEAKER BIO: Tara's is recognized as a specialist in connecting with youth and build-ing relationships with students and staff. Her career has impacted mainstream, at risk teens and nontraditional leaders by empowering them with leadership and life skills and guiding them toward the life they envisioned. She received the Pioneer Award and Teacher of the Year award in 2006 for her work in piloting the Leadership Development program at Antioch High School. 

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Tara as she presents Mindsets, Resiliency and GRIT: 3 Keys to Unleashing the Potential of Every Child. The mindset and internal dialogue of students plays a huge role in their perceptions, beliefs, choices and motivation. Carolyn Dweck's powerful research on the Growth vs. Fixed Mindset is a key to helping adults help students redefine how they view success and how to reach it. Understanding how to help students reframe their thinking and embrace a growth mindset will increase their grit, resiliency, self-confidence and belief in their ability to form healthy relationships and create a brighter future.

NCSCA Schedule

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
Pre-Conference Learning Institute
(Pre-registration and/or additional fee may be required)
     
TIME SESSION LOCATION
7:30am-7:30pm On-Site Conference Registration
and Information Desk Open
Imperial Ballroom Foyer
8:00am-11:00am NCSCA Delegate Assembly Imperial Ballroom E-H
10:00am-1:30pm Exhibitors Setup Pre-Function Area III
11:30am-2:00pm Leadership Day Meeting Imperial Ballroom E-H
9:30am-3:00pm*

Pre-Conference Session #1
Dr. Renee' Evans
School Counselor Boot Camp
Lunch IS Included
TBD
12:00pm-3:15pm*

Pre-Conference Session #2
Dr. Carolyn Stone
Legal and Ethical Issues for School Counselors
Lunch NOT Included
TBD
12:00pm-3:15pm*
Pre-Conference Session #3
Dan St. Romain
Positive Behavior Principles
Lunch NOT Included
TBD
12:00pm-3:15pm*
Pre-Conference Session #4
David Richards
An Overview of Section 504
Lunch NOT Included
TBD
1:30pm-2:00pm *Snack Break with Exhibitors TBD
1:30pm-6:00pm Exhibits Open Pre-Function Area III
3:30pm-5:00pm Pre-Conference General Session
Open to all attendees
Keynote Speaker: Dan St. Romain
Mixed Messages: The Changing Face of Discipline
Imperial Ballrooms A-D
     
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
College Spirit Day!
(Wear Your College/ Alma Mater Colors / Shirts)
     
TIME SESSION LOCATION
7:00am-5:00pm On-Site Conference Registration
and Information Desk Open
Imperial Ballroom Foyer
7:30am-8:30am Continental Breakfast Pre-Function Area III
7:30am-5:00pm Exhibits Open Pre-Function Area III
7:30am-7:00pm Silent Auction Imperial Ballroom Foyer
8:30am-10:00am Opening Session Kick Off:
Welcome, Introduction, Regional Roll Call,
Updates & Awards
Keynote Speaker: Tara Brown
Mindsets, Resiliency and GRIT:
3 Keys to Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

Imperial Ballroom A-D
10:00am-10:30am Break with Exhibitors Pre-Function Area III
10:30am-11:30am Program Session 1 Meeting Rooms
11:30am-12:30pm Boxed Lunches (Name Badge Required) Pre-Function Area III
11:30am-12:30pm Past Presidents Luncheon Joseph's
11:30am-1:00pm Graduate Student Luncheon and Panel Blue Ashe
12:30pm-1:30pm Program Session 2 Meeting Rooms
1:30pm-2:00pm Break with Exhibitors Pre-Function Area III
1:30pm-3:30pm Graduate Student Poster Sessions TBD
2:00pm-3:00pm Program Session 3 Meeting Rooms
3:00pm-3:30pm Break with Exhibitors Pre-Function Area III
3:30pm-4:30pm Program Session 4 Meeting Rooms
4:40pm-5:10pm Regional Meetings See Page in Manual
5:30pm-7:00pm Celebration Reception & Silent Auction TBD
     
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
School Spirit Day!
(Wear Your School Colors / Shirts)
     
TIME SESSION LOCATION
6:30am-7:30am Fun Run/Walk Meet at Imperial
Ballroom Foyer
7:00am-8:00am Self-Care Zumba Session  TBD
7:30am-9:00am On-Site Conference Registration
and Information Desk Open
Imperial Ballroom Foyer
8:30am-9:00am Coffee Service only Pre-Function Area III
8:30am-11:30am Exhibits Open Pre-Function Area III
9:00am-10:30am Core Skills Building Workshop #1
Russ Sabella
Guarding Kids Against High Tech Trouble
TBD
9:00am-10:30am Core Skills Building Workshop #2
Ginger Robinson Bennett
Self-Care for Counselors
TBD
9:00am-10:30am Core Skills Building Workshop #3
Lisa King Coleman
Teaching Growth Mindset in Schools:
Mindset Matters
TBD
9:00am-10:30am Core Skills Building Workshop #4
Andrea Burston
Technology Toolbox for School Counselors
TBD
9:00am-10:30am Core Skills Building Workshop #5
Daryl Macaluso
Gang Signs and Solutions:
Addressing Gang Activity in Our Schools
TBD
10:30am-11:00am Snack Break with Exhibitors TBD
11:00am-12:30pm
Core Skills Building Workshop #1
(repeated session)
Russ Sabella
Guarding Kids Against High Tech Trouble
TBD
11:00am-12:30pm
Core Skills Building Workshop #2
(repeated session)
Ginger Robinson Bennett
Self-Care for Counselors
TBD
11:00am-12:30pm Core Skills Building Workshop #3
(repeated session)
Lisa King Coleman
Teaching Growth Mindset in Schools:
Mindset Matters
TBD
11:00am-12:30pm
Core Skills Building Workshop #4
(repeated session)
Andrea Burston
Technology Toolbox for School Counselors
TBD
11:00am-12:30pm Core Skills Building Workshop #5
(repeated session)
Daryl Macaluso
Gang Signs and Solutions:
Addressing Gang Activity in Our Schools
TBD

NCSCA Pre-Conference Learning Institute

PRE-CONFERENCE LEARNING INSTITUTE
Wednesday, November 8th, 12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
(Lunch NOT included)

(The School Counselor Boot Camp session is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is the only session that includes lunch).

The Pre-Conference Learning Institute includes additional opportunities for more professional development and CEU contact hours. The sessions generally cover more in-depth information and allow more opportunity for discussion. These sessions are not included in the conference registration fee. Sessions are either at no fee or minimal fee. Space is limited for all sessions. Interested participants are encouraged to register early.

All Pre-Conference sessions are being held at the same time, so you may only choose ONE session to attend.

1. School Counselor Boot Camp

9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Lunch IS provided)
Members: $50 (Includes handouts)
Non-Members: $110 (Includes handouts)
Contact Hours: 5 hours
Domain: All - Academic, Personal/Social and Career
Standard 3: Implementation of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program
Standard 5: Actively Reflect on their practice

Dr. Renee' EvansDr. Reneé Evans

ABOUT THE SESSION: The School Counselor Boot Camp is for veteran and new school counselors who are interested in learning about implementing an effective developmental, comprehensive school counseling program. Ways in which to integrate the ASCA National Model, Guidance Essential Standards, and the NC School Counselor Competencies will be discussed. Additionally, ways to address barriers to implementing your comprehensive programs, and working with your principals will also be addressed. This is a great opportunity to get a refresher and work through practical ways to implement a solid program! So, come join us! See you in session!

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Reneé Evans is a private practitioner, expert witness, consultant, and counselor educator in the areas of school, clinical, and career counseling. She is also a returning radio expert guest on which she has an opportunity to discuss the role of the school counselor as well as other issues impacting youth and their families .

 

2. Legal and Ethical Issues for School Counselors

12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (Lunch NOT provided)
Members: $35 (Includes handouts)
Non-Members: $90 (Includes handouts)
Contact Hours: 3 hours
Domain: Personal/Social
Standard 1: Demonstrate Leadership, Advocacy, and Collaboration
Standard 2: Promote a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of Students

Standard 5: Actively Reflect on their practice

Dr. Carolyn StoneDr. Carolyn Stone

ABOUT THE SESSION:The school environment poses competing interests between a student's need for confidentiality and the legal rights of parents as established by the U.S. Supreme Court to be the guiding voice in their children's lives and value-laden issues. Participants will develop an ethical decision-making framework for analyzing and resolving ethical issues through the application of ASCA ethical codes, case and statutory law, school board rules, and community standards. Topics of discussion will include confidentiality, minor's rights to privacy, malpractice in academic advising, sexual harassment, sexually active minor clients, and more.

SPEAKER BIO: Carolyn Stone, Ed.D., is a Professor of Counselor Education at the University of North Florida (UNF). Dr. Stone is a Past President of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Prior to coming to UNF, Dr. Stone spent 22 years with Jacksonville, Florida's Public Schools as an elementary and high school counselor, middle school teacher and Supervisor of Guidance Services. She supervised 225 school counselors. Dr. Stone currently serves as the Ethics Chair for ASCA and has done so for 15 years.

 

3. Positive Behavior Principles

12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (Lunch NOT provided)
Members: $35 (Includes handouts)
Non-Members: $90 (Includes handouts)
Contact Hours: 3 hours
Domain: Academic and Personal/Social
Standard 2: Promote a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of Students
Standard 4: Promote Learning for all Students

Dan St. RomainDan St. Romain

ABOUT THE SESSION: Although behaviors in the school system have changed a great deal in the past few decades, our strategies for supporting those behaviors have not. By examining all the information we have learned about the brain, we are in a better position to understand how to best create long-term behavior change in our students. In this session, participants will learn nine principles for positively shaping the behavior of our students. This information has specific implications on both the classroom and school-wide level.

SPEAKER BIO: Dan is a national educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators K-12. For more information, see Dan's bio above.

 

4. An Overview of Section 504

12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (Lunch NOT provided)
Members: $35 (Includes handouts)
Non-Members: $90 (Includes handouts)
Contact Hours: 3 hours
Domain: Academic and Personal/Social
Standard 1: Demonstrate Leadership, Advocacy, and Collaboration
Standard 2: Promote a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of Students
Standard 4: Promote Learning for all Students

David RichardsDavid Richards

ABOUT THE SESSION: New to Section 504 or want to understand a public school's duties under the law? This session is for you. Veteran school lawyer David Richards will explain how 504 and IDEA fit together, and the importance of process-based compliance to satisfy the Office for Civil Rights. He'll walk through the school's duty to provide a Section 504 FAPE (from child find, through evaluation and eligibility, creation of the 504 Plan to re-evaluation) and the law's nondiscrimination protections including manifestation determination and equal participation in extracurricular and nonacademic services. Participants will receive written materials and a set of Section 504 forms.

SPEAKER BIO: David Richards is a partner in the Austin, Texas school law firm Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP. The firm's practice is limited to the defense of school districts and special education cooperatives in matters arising under Section 504 and the IDEA. Mr. Richards is a frequent speaker on disability law issues at school districts and conferences throughout the country.

NCSCA Core Skills

Friday, November 10th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Core Skills Building Workshops are included in the conference registration fee and are being held at the same time. Each session will be presented twice. Once from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and again from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

1. Guarding Kids Against High Tech Trouble

Domain: Academic and Personal/Social
Standard 1: Demonstrates Leadership, Advocacy and Collaboration
Standard 2: Promote a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of Students

Russ SabellaRuss Sabella

ABOUT THE SESSION: Russ' presentation examines the dangers today's technology poses to children, while providing practical tools to keep kids safe. The workshop will address social networks, cyber bullying, sexual predators, inappropriate websites and use of cell phones, MP3 players, and game consoles. It will also examine electronic communication such as e-mail, instant messaging, chat rooms, bulletin boards, and online diaries and blogs.


SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Russell Sabella is currently a Professor of Counseling in the College of Health Professions & Social Work, Florida Gulf Coast University and President of Sabella & Associates. Dr. Sabella is Past President (2003-2004) of the American School Counselor Association. He has trained and consulted with thousands of school counselors, educators, parents, and organizational leaders throughout the country. Russ is also the author of multiple books.

 

2. Self-Care for Counselors

Domain: Personal/Social
Standard 5: Actively Reflect on their practice

Ginger Robinson BennettGinger Robinson Bennett

ABOUT THE SESSION: Intensity! Counselors, today, know a lot about that word. We see families and students struggling with personal problems and relationship disconnections. It is our job to listen,support, advise, refer, etc…all while maintaining our own sanity and emotional health. Sometimes, the burden of that job becomes too much, and we begin to dream of being a greeter at WalMart! What can we do when we are feeling like the stress is taking over our being! Join Ginger as she invites you to explore your own ways of coping with the intensity of life events that you must address with your students and their families. Self-care is a huge part of your own success as a counselor in a high-stress position. Come learn more about selfcare and be refreshed with laughter.

SPEAKER BIO: Ginger Robinson Bennett recently retired after 39 years of working with students, both as a teacher (17 years) and as a counselor (22 years). Her experiences of being in the classroom as a teacher and then as a Character Educator in elementary schools and also, her most recent experience, as a high school "social/emotional" counselor, make her a great resource to assist counselors in their daily work with students. For many years she also worked as a Child Care Consultant. Her presentations involve some of her own personal experiences, along with a vast array of trainings and research into student behavior. 

 

3. Teaching Growth Mindset in Schools: Mindset Matters

Domain: All - Academic, Personal / Social and Career
Standard 2: Promote a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of Students
Standard 4: Promote Learning for all Students

Lisa King ColemanLisa King Coleman

ABOUT THE SESSION: Are you interested in learning more about Growth Mindset? This session will review how Carol Dweck's research-based theory can be infused into your school to improve student success. Come learn about a new curriculum, Mindset Matters which uses the letters in the word MINDSET to frame your essons: Mindfulness, Identify Brain Basics, Not Yet is OK, Determination/Grit, Self-Talk, Everyone's Unique, and Teaching Others. Since these concepts align with social/emotional, academic and career domains, you will walk away with a clear way to structure your year of lessons/groups and have student outcomes to show the success that comes from teaching about growth mindset.

SPEAKER BIO: Lisa has worked with students developing and using innovative practices as a school counselor for 20 years. She has won numerous awards in her district and presented her programs at local, state and national conferences. Lisa has authored five books including her latest book, Mindset Matters: A Counseling Curriculum to Help Students Understand how to Help Themselves Succeed with a Growth Mindset (2016). 

 

4. Technology Toolbox for School Counselors

Domain: All - Academic, Personal / Social and Career
Standard 3: Implementation of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program
Standard 5: Actively Reflect on their Practice

Andrea BurstonAndrea Burston

ABOUT THE SESSION: Learn helpful technology tools such as Google Tools, online storage tools and online communication tools that will simplify and enhance your comprehensive school counseling program. For a more hands on approach, participants are encouraged to bring laptops, iPads, tablets and any other WiFi capable electronic devices to this exciting and interactive session.


SPEAKER BIO: Andrea Burston is a former high school computer/technology teacher turned elementary school counselor. She is the school counselor for Wake County Public Schools working at JY Joyner IB Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, NC. Andrea is also the writer of the jyjcounselor blog (http://jyjoynercounselor.blogspot.com) where she shares her enjoyment of her career as well as many counselor ideas with school counselors from all over the world. Andrea has presented at various conferences and workshops on using technology in counseling programs.

 

5. Gang Signs and Solutions:
Addressing Gang Activity in Our Schools

Domain: Academic and Personal / Social
Standard 3: Implementation of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program
Standard 4: Promote Learning for all Students

Daryl MacalusoDaryl Macaluso

ABOUT THE SESSION: Do you have an interest in serving "at-risk" or gang related kids? This program was specifically designed for school professionals, law enforcement and parents involved in or interested in school safety. Participants will gain insight into the criminal gang cultures. They will be able to identify clothing, signs, and symbols associated with gang activity and will understand some of the cultural differences and community dynamics that shape modern street gangs. Understanding these differences is key to effecting change within gang related and at-risk youth. This presentation focuses the gang mindset giving the participant tools to begin to reach and teach youth touched by gang violence and culture. This presentation contains graphic images of gang violence and strong language.

SPEAKER BIO: Daryl Macaluso is a Gang Identification Specialist and Police Sergeant at the Durham Police Department. He is a native of Baychester Housing Projects in the Bronx, NY. Daryl is a 15 year veteran of the Durham Police Department where he currently supervisors a Patrol Unit and is a Police Academy Instructor. Daryl spent 4 years as a School Resource Officer in middle and high school, and 6 years supervising the Gang Resistance Education and Training Unit and the Violent Incident Response Team. Daryl presents gang awareness/intervention training sessions for Law enforcement agencies, School districts, and Youth groups nationwide. 


NCSCA Registration

*RENEW YOUR NCSCA MEMBERSHIP AND SAVE!

If you have not renewed your membership,
please visit www.ncschoolcounselor.org to renew.

New members can join and get an immediate membership ID number.

The money you save on the conference registration will pay for your annual dues.

Please Renew Your Membership BEFORE
Registering for the Conference

Five Easy Ways to Register!!!

1. ONLINE: Click here to register online and pay with a CREDIT CARD.

Click here to Register Online as a Current NCSCA Member , with your member number*

Click here to Register Online as a Non-Member

Click here to Register Online as a Student Member , with your member number*

Click here to Register Online as a Retired Counselor Member , with your member number*

*Renew your membership BEFORE you Register

2. SCAN & EMAIL: registrations@ncyi.org - Click here to download the Registration Form .

3. MAIL: Click here to download the Registration Form.

National Center for Youth Issues
ATTN: NCSCA Conference
PO Box 22185
Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

4. FAX: 423) 899-4547 - Click here to download the Registration Form.

5. TOLL FREE NUMBER: (866) 318-6294

Payment Information:

  • Purchase Orders will NOT be accepted for registration fees.
  • Full Conference registration fee includes Wednesday through Friday conference activities, box lunch, continental breakfasts, and complimentary bag.
  • Pre-Conference Learning Institute Sessions are not included in the full Conference registration fee, but have separate fees per session.

Processing Fee: There will be a $35 service charge for all returned checks and declined credit cards. E-mail Felicia Moore at fmoore@wcpss.netfor refund requests.

Cancellation Policy: Requests for refunds must be received in writing. No refund requests will be granted after October 16, 2017. There will be a 20% processing fee for refunds requested prior to October 2, 2016 and a 50% processing fee for all refunds requested between October 2nd - 16th. Send cancellation requests to Felicia Moore at fmoore@wcpss.net . The association is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control, such as weather and school closings.

QUESTIONS?? Contact NCYI at (866) 318-6294 or email cdaugherty@ncyi.org or bnickel@ncyi.org.


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REGISTRATION FORM

PRE-CONFERENCE LEARNING SESSION
Wednesday, November 8th

(Additional fees required.
Only ONE may be selected.)

Member Non-Member
1. School Counselor Boot Camp
Dr. Renee Evans

$50* $110*
2. Legal and Ethical Issues for School Counselors
Dr. Carolyn Stone
$35** $90**
3. Positive Behavior Principles
Dan St. Romain

$35** $90**
4. An Overview of Section 504
David Richards

$35** $90**

*Price includes handouts and lunch **Price includes handouts.

FULL CONFERENCE
Wednesday, November 8th - Friday, November 10th
  Member* Non-Member Student*/ Retired*

Early Register
(on or before Sept 27)
$135 $225 $105

Regular Registration
(between Sept 28 - Nov 5)

$145 $235 $110

Onsite Registration
(after Nov 5 - payable Nov 8-10)

$155 $245 $120

*Must be a Member where noted.

ONE DAY CONFERENCE - THURSDAY ONLY
Thursday, November 9th
  Member* Non-Member Student*/ Retired*

Early Register
(on or before Sept 27)
$105 $200 $80

Regular Registration
(between Sept 28 - Nov 5)

$115 $210 $90

Onsite Registration
(after Nov 5 - payable Nov 8-10)

$125 $220 $100

*Must be a Member where noted.

NCSCA Accommodations

HOST HOTEL:
Sheraton Four Seasons

Reserve your hotel room today!
Limited Availability

Sheraton Four Seasons
Koury Convention Center

3121 W Gate City Blvd
Greensboro, NC 27407

The Sheraton Four Seasons has a conference rate of $138 plus tax. This rate is valid  before October 8, 2017, as long as rooms are available in the block.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL: (800) 242-6556 or (336) 292-9161 ext. 4055. Please be sure to tell the hotel the name and dates of the conference: North Carolina School Counselor Association Conference, November 8-10, 2017.

  • REGISTER ONLINE: Go to the  Sheraton Four Seasons website .

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