MASCA 2018 Conference

April 30 - May 1, 2018
Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
Hyannis, MA

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Keynote Speaker
Pre-Conference Learning Session
30+ Breakout Sessions

Exhibit Hall
Lunch Provided on Tuesday
Door Prizes

Julia Cook

Reboundaries and Resilience:
Enhancing Skills 
that Foster Boundary Recognition, Determination and GRIT! !

SPEAKER BIO:  Julia is a former teacher and school counselor, and is now an international speaker and one of the world’s foremost authors of guidance storybooks for children. She is always seeking creative ways to connect with people and impart valuable life lessons. Her imaginative stories are extremely engaging to all ages, leading her to publish over eighty successful storybooks, earning numerous national awards and recognition. The goal of Julia’s books is to enter the world view of children and teach them to become life-long problem solvers.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Julia as she presents, Reboundaries and Resilience: Enhancing Skills that Foster Boundary Recognition, Determination and GRIT! Julia will provide creative ideas to answer the following questions:

  • How do we accomplish the great task of teaching our kids the BIG LIST of everything they need to know and succeed in life when they believe that all of their needs are being met through screen time?
  • How do we teach our kids online safety? How do we allow technology to add to our children’s life as opposed to taking from it?
  • How do we create an environment where kids genuinely “want it” more than we want it for them?
In her research-based keynote, Julia takes a look at how creative world-class parents and educators are answering these questions and helping children thrive with strength and confidence in their ever-changing world!!

Amie Dean

Behavior Interventions that Work

SPEAKER BIO: Amie Dean, M.Ed., B.A. has worked in education for 21 years. She has experience teaching at all levels, and has taught both special and general education. She was with Fulton County Schools (GA) for ten years, four of which she provided support to teachers and students as the Student Support/RTI Coordinator for her middle school. She holds a Masters degree in Education and is Nationally Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist. With 21 years experience as an educator and 10 years as a professional consultant, Amie has worked with thousands of teachers, counselors and administrators in over 250 districts to improve best practices in behavior support, student engagement, and differentiated instruction. Amie has trained with Dr. Rick DuFour, Dr. Kay Burke, Dr. Spencer Kagan, Dr. Ruby Payne, and many others..

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Amie as she presents, Behavior Interventions that Work. Counselors and Educators throughout the country are facing questions they never thought they would have to ask. “Why are students giving up so easily?” “Why can’t I get them to comply?” This seminar is designed to provide counselors, teachers, and administrators with research based strategies to employ immediately to create a positive school climate. These are practical, hands-on strategies to use with students who have suffered trauma, have behavior challenges, or just need positive interactions to motivate them to put forth increased effort AND develop self belief.


MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Exhibits Open
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Keynote Session with Amie Dean
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. President's Reception

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration Opens
7:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Exhibits Open 
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
7:45 a.m.  President's Welcome
8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Keynote Address with Julia Cook
9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Visit Exhibitors and Grad Posters
9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Morning Learning Session 1
10:20 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Exhibitor Break
10:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Morning Learning Session 2
11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m Visit Exhibitors and Grad Posters
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Awards Luncheon
12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Visit Exhibitors and Grad Posters
1:15 p.m. to 2:05 p.m. Afternoon Learning Session 1
2:05 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. Coffee Break with Exhibitors
2:25 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Learning Session 2
3:25 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Door Prizes and Giveaways
3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. MASCA General Session Meeting

Become an MASCA Member!

Please visit the MASCA website  and become a member or renew your annual membership.

*You must be a current MASCA Member to receive the member rates below. 
**If you register for the FULL Conference as a Non-Member you will receive a complimentary MASCA membership.

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 MASCA Member*
Click here to  Register Online as a Non-Member
Click here to  Register Online as a Retiree*
Click here to  Register Online as a Graduate Student*

2. SCAN & EMAIL: - Click here to download the Registration Form.

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

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

5. TOLL FREE NUMBER:  (866) 318-6294

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FULL CONFERENCE - Attend Both Days (April 30 - May 1)   
  MASCA Member  * Non-Member** Student* / Retiree* /
Emeritus Member
Early Register**
(by February 28)
$135 $180 $75
Regular Registration
(after February 28)
$150 $195 $85

  *You must be a current MASCA Member to receive the Member Price.

**When you register for the FULL CONFERENCE as a Non-Member you will receive a complimentary MASCA membership.

***To qualify for the Early Registration Rate, your registration form AND payment (copy of your purchase order, check, or credit card) must be received or postmarked by the Early Registration cutoff date.

  MASCA Member  * Non-Member Student* / Retiree* /
Emeritus Member
Regular Register
$60 $80 $45

*You must be a current MASCA Member to receive the Member Price.

**If you wish to become a MASCA Member, visit the MASCA Website and join BEFORE registering for the One Day Conference.

Graduate Students:

Click here to apply for the 
Graduate Student Conference Scholarship


Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis

35 Scudder Avenue
Hyannis, MA

All events of the Conference will be located in the Conference Center. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $99 plus tax.

This rate is valid through April 6, 2018.

Make Hotel Reservations Early!

Limited Availability!


CALL: (866) 828-9111 (Option 3). Please be sure to mention "Massachusetts School Counselor Association."

REGISTER ONLINE: Go to the Resort Website and follow these instructions:

  1. In the right hand corner of the screen on the hotel main page,click on "Check Availability/Book Online" 
  2. Click on "Number of Adults"
  3. Click on "Add Code," then a drop box will appear 
  4. In the drop down box choose "Group Attendee"
  5. In the empty box below add code: MASCA, then click "Add" 
  6. Finally, click "Complete Reservation" to proceed with reservation

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