ISCA ONLINE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

LIVE Sessions: November 1-2, 2020

Recorded Sessions: Available until December 31, 2020

Please note: The live event is taking place in the Central Time Zone. The times listed in the schedule below are set for Central Time.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | President’s Welcome & Opening Keynote (Part 1)

Dean, Amie

Sponsored by

Behavior Interventions That Work

Amie Dean

 

SPEAKER BIO: Amie Dean, M.Ed., B.A. has worked in education for 25 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 25 years experience as an educator and 14 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 THE SESSION: Join Amie as she presents Behavior Interventions That Work. Do you have a plan for what you will do when a student doesn’t comply with your request the first time? Second time? How about the third time? Do you go home tired and exhausted from frustration? This presentation will guide you in developing a thorough, preventative plan for handling issues from low level distractions to serious/chronic behaviors. This is a practical, hands-on presentation filled with concrete steps you can use the next day to help students and yourself.

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Break

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Opening Keynote (Part 2)

Dean, Amie

Sponsored by

Behavior Interventions That Work

Amie Dean

 

SPEAKER BIO: Amie Dean, M.Ed., B.A. has worked in education for 25 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 25 years experience as an educator and 14 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 THE SESSION: Join Amie as she presents Behavior Interventions That Work. Do you have a plan for what you will do when a student doesn’t comply with your request the first time? Second time? How about the third time? Do you go home tired and exhausted from frustration? This presentation will guide you in developing a thorough, preventative plan for handling issues from low level distractions to serious/chronic behaviors. This is a practical, hands-on presentation filled with concrete steps you can use the next day to help students and yourself.

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Social Networking Activities by Region

Social Networking by Region

During this engaging and interactive session, ISCA members will be able to have some time to socialize with other members in each of the 7 ISCA regions! Members will be able to get to know their ISCA region rep and members of the ISCA board through interactive games and idea-sharing sessions. We want to hear from YOU about school counseling needs in your region and how ISCA can better serve you. You also won’t want to miss the fun and a chance to earn an ISCA SWAG item!

2:15 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. | Breakout Sessions #1

EVERFI: Bridging the College and Career Readiness Gap through Blended Learning (9-12)

Noah Doppelt

Senior Schools Manager, EVERFI

Co-Presenter: Jim Sandherr

Domain: College and Career Readiness
Audience: High School
Level: All Experience Levels

 

Are your students equipped with the critical life skills they need to thrive beyond the classroom? From financial literacy, to digital citizenship, and business planning, EVERFI courses help tackle the career and college preparedness issues facing students today. Participants will learn how to integrate EVERFI’s no cost, online courses to work in their classrooms to enhance current curriculum and student engagement.

Guide & Inspire

Mary Catherine LaPlante

Student, Prospect High School – First place winner in the caregiving case study at the Harvard Global Health and Leadership Conference

Domain: School Counseling Program
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

Akshara Shankar and Mary Catherine LaPlante share the results of their study into whether one-on-one meetings between high school freshman/8th graders and their counselors affect school performance and overall wellness. They created this project to promote greater communication between students and counselors in their schools. They were awarded first place in the caregiving case study competition at the Harvard Global Health Conference in 2019.

Dean, Amie

Motivating Challenging Students

Amie Dean

Domain: School Climate, Mental Health
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

SPEAKER BIO: Amie Dean, M.Ed., B.A. has worked in education for 25 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 25 years experience as an educator and 14 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 THE SESSION: Like many of you, I have had classes, and often students, which led me to think, “How will I make it this year?” I have spent my career as a classroom teacher searching for and learning which strategies work with students. My only criteria: positive and practical! This session is designed for teachers who believe that every student has a gift to offer the world. We have to find ways to help them realize it.

Supporting Student Success for High School, College and Beyond

Leslie Arroyo

Professional School Counselor, Frederic Chopin Elementary School

Domain: School Counseling Program
Audience: Middle School
Level: All Experience Levels

 

Success Bound prepares middle schoolers for high school and beyond. With a focus in 6-8th grade, students build skills necessary to take ownership of their educational path. At this session, participants learn the research behind the importance of the middle grades, collaborate around strategies to support student transition to high school, and hear from a counselor who has deeply integrated Success Bound into her school building.

Virtual Counselor Connections

Amanda Szaraz

School Counselor,  A.N. Pritzker School

Domain: School Counseling Program
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

Social media can be used by school counselors in a wide variety of ways. Tools like Twitter and Instagram can prove invaluable in expanding counseling programming and engaging in virtual professional development. By attending this session, participants will learn how to use social media tools to build and enhance their counseling programs, while creating their own virtual network of school counselors.

3:10 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. | Self-Care Activity

Self-Care Activity

Kirsten Perry

Enjoy a moment for self-care! During these 10-minute self-care sessions, members will be able to learn a self-care strategy that they can use for themselves or use in their schools and communities. Get ready to relax and unwind!

3:20 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Breakout Sessions #2

ASCA 4.0: New Language & Best Practices

TaRael Kee

ISCA President-Elect

Co-Presenter: Heidi Truax

Domain: School Counseling Program
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

Since 2003, the ASCA National Model has transformed our profession but this year, ASCA has taken the next step in ensuring that our profession stays relevant to the lives of students and families by rolling out the 4th Edition of the National Model. This workshop will explore the many important changes in ASCA Model 4.0 so that you can continue (or begin!) to be a leader in your school and district with the most current language and knowledge.

How a School-Wide Peer Mentoring Program is Building Student Visionaries

Heidi Larson

Professor, Eastern Illinois University

Domain: Schoolwide Programs
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

This workshop will present the data-based B.I.O.N.I.C. program and its impact on student leaders. We will discuss the influence of each team and specifically the impact of the program’s grief team on school culture, the effectiveness it has had at approaching grief in school, how it fosters leadership development in students, and how students affected by personal loss can find proper support to remain on the path of academic excellence.

ISAC Update on RISE Act & FAFSA Mandate

Sarah Espinosa

Manager of Professional Development, Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)

Domain: Equity and Access
Audience: High School
Level: All Experience Levels

 

This session provides updates on two new pieces of legislation that affect students within the state of Illinois: RISE Act and FAFSA Mandate. The Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act provides a pathway for noncitizen and transgender students that are residents of Illinois to apply for state financial aid. The FAFSA Mandate makes FAFSA completion a graduation requirement for all public high school students in Illinois.

Dean, Amie

Motivating Challenging Students

Amie Dean

Domain: School Climate, Mental Health
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

SPEAKER BIO: Amie Dean, M.Ed., B.A. has worked in education for 25 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 25 years experience as an educator and 14 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 THE SESSION: Like many of you, I have had classes, and often students, which led me to think, “How will I make it this year?” I have spent my career as a classroom teacher searching for and learning which strategies work with students. My only criteria:
positive and practical! This session is designed for teachers who believe that every student has a gift to offer the world. We have to find ways to help them realize it.

Stress in Education: Finding Solutions to Combat Negativity and Burnout

Kevin Kusy

School Counselor, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Domain: School Climate
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

Working in education can be one of the most fulfilling jobs, but the current climate for many staff is filled with stress and frustration. With teachers feeling underappreciated and overworked, mental health issues are on the rise, and the climate of many schools has had a negative turn. This session will discuss topics around compassion fatigue, negativity, not feeling connected, and overall discomfort to change.

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Break

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | ISCA 2020 Award Announcements & Afternoon Keynote

Sponsored by

Embrace and Empower the Unicorns

Brian Coleman

 

SPEAKER BIO: Mr. Brian Coleman is the 2019 National School Counselor of the Year and the first African-American winner of this prestigious honor. He is also a 2019 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Upstander Award recipient for his commitment to LGBTQA+ youth advocacy. Coleman has spent the last year traveling the country as an ambassador for the school counseling profession speaking on issues ranging from comprehensive sexual health education and counseling program design to counselor identity and professional brand. He is in his sixth year with Jones College Prep where he has served as Counseling Department Chair for three years. At Jones, Mr. Coleman has overseen counseling programming for seniors and freshmen, sophomore sexual health education, JCP’s student mentorship program, and the school’s LGBTQA+ student organization JonesPride. In the last year, he has also participated in DePaul University’s “Here We Do” and McDonald’s “Black and Positively Golden” promotional campaigns. He has also contributed to pieces for ForbesTeen Vogue, and Chicago Tribune among others.  Coleman is a proud graduate of Northwestern University as well as DePaul University where he was named the College of Education’s 2019 Alumni of the Year. 

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Brian as he presents Embrace and Empower the Unicorns. As school counselors, we recognize strengths and gifts in our students that they may not see in themselves. When we harness our own unique gifts, we can create a safe and accountable space for students to shine a light on their own. Brian will share how you can use your individual strengths to enhance your counseling program and related interventions.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to use personal strengths to build rapport with students.
  • Discuss (and role play) practical strategies to engage students.
  • Identify comprehensive school counseling program components that increase student outcomes.

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. | Morning Virtual Yoga

Virtual Yoga

Jeremy Henkhaus

 

Jeremy Henkhaus is a 500-hour certified Yoga Instructor. His training is from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, with a heavy influence of Ayurveda. He has been leading classes for 9 years and doing yoga for 14 years. Jeremy loves exploring all types of yoga. In his travels he has attended workshops by Sal David Ray, Ruth Kubiceck, Kitty Daily, Rod Strike, Tias Little, Eric Blossom, Clarissa Hall, Dr. Lad, Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, and Jurian Hughes.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Morning Keynote

Sponsored by

The Ripple Effect

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. Dan’s overwhelming strength is his skill as a presenter. Although his sessions are exceedingly interactive and engaging, his greatest asset lies in his ability to offer participants rich insight into the connectedness between educational practices and student behavior.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Dan as he presents The Ripple Effect. When you throw a stone into a pond, sometimes it simply sinks. “Plop.” However, if thrown just right, the rock skips. Instead of the one singular “plop”, the rock now reaches more water, leaving ripples on the surface – and this energy changes the entire pond. As counselors/educators, we throw the stone, and the manner in which we do so makes a huge difference in the lives of the students we serve. In this session, participants will reflect on the ways to create positive ripples that are felt by our students well beyond the classroom years.

9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. | Break

9:55 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. | Self-Care Activity

Self-Care Activity

Kirsten Perry

Enjoy a moment for self-care! During these 10-minute self-care sessions, members will be able to learn a self-care strategy that they can use for themselves or use in their schools and communities. Get ready to relax and unwind!

10:05 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Breakout Sessions #3

Advising College Bound Student-Athletes

Anthony Gliffe

College and Career Pathway Specialist, Technology Center of Dupage

Domain: School Counseling Program
Audience: High School
Level: All Experience Levels

 

Every year high school seniors are tasked with answering traditional questions in order to find the “right fit” for college. However, student-athletes have an added task in finding the “right fit” – one that includes their athletic profile. School counselors need to be equipped with guiding principles that will empower student-athletes and their families with autonomy to make the most informed decision possible regarding the future.

Courageous Conversations: Using Circles to Cultivate Restorative Schools

Charles Williams

Principal, Plato Learning Academy

Domain: School Climate
Audience: All Practice Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

Courageous conversations are hard. They force us to reflect on our own practices and to discuss topics that are often uncomfortable. They are necessary, however, if we expect to develop school communities that focus on building positive relationships and implementing restorative practices to resolve conflicts. Join us in this interactive session as we explore the components of Circle Conversations and the impacts they have had on our school.

Positive Behavior Principles

Dan St. Romain

Domain: School Climate
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

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. Dan’s overwhelming strength is his skill as a presenter. Although his sessions are exceedingly interactive and engaging, his greatest asset lies in his ability to offer participants rich insight into the connectedness between educational practices and student behavior.

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.

Refugee and Undocumented Student Mental Health in School Settings

Oliver Camacho

Counselor/ Instructor, Northern Illinois University

Domain: Mental Health
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

This session will cover background, history, social justice, and multicultural frameworks to strengthen the competencies of school counselors working with undocumented and refugee students. We will explore evidence-based techniques that school counselors can employ to support the social/emotional, academic and career development of students. We will also address best practices for supporting diverse student mental health needs through MTSS.

Yoga & Mindfulness for the ClassZoom Link: 5 Practices for the School Day

Amy Jenkins

Continuing Education Coordinator, Challenge to Change, Inc.

Domain: Mental Health
Audience: Elementary School
Level: All Experience Levels

 

Continuing Education Coordinator of Challenge to Change, Inc, Amy Jenkins will demonstrate the importance of implementing yoga and mindfulness practices into the classroom setting to assist all students in “connecting their smart minds, to their kind hearts, to their calm bodies.” Through five important parts of practice, Amy will empower attendees to use these practices during instruction time as well as in one-on-one settings.

11:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. | Transition Break

11:05 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Breakout Sessions #4

Answering Wh”Y”

Dr. Steven Coyle

Universal Technical Institute

Domain: College and Career Readiness
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

What can we do to motivate young people today? Why do they act the way they do? Why do we need to change the educational and workforce paradigm? Get the answers to these questions and more in this workshop as we explore how to reach students today. Learn what a focus-driven education looks like and Wh”Y” it is so important to both students and their parents. Learn about the Rule of 1-2-7. Find out how to access and use the College Scorecard.

EVERFI: Are Your Students Future-Ready? Teaching SEL and College/Career Readiness Through Blended Learning (K-8)

Noah Doppelt

Senior Schools Manager, EVERFI

Domain: College and Career Readiness
Audience: High School
Level: All

Are your students equipped with the critical life skills they need to thrive beyond the classroom? Learn about and gain access to free digital resources that focus on financial literacy, college and career readiness, social emotional learning, mental wellness, bullying, substance abuse prevention, and more. The resources are student-driven, standards-aligned, and the assessments are automatically-graded – making them perfect for e-learning days, advisory, or any time!

Panel: School Counseling Virtual Supervision

TaRael Kee

ISCA President-Elect

Co-Presenters: Barbara Karpouzian, Heidi Truax, and Alexandra Novakovic

Domain: School Counseling Programs
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

During these unprecendented times, where many schools are following virtual and hybrid models for learning, school counseling educators and interns have had to modify their approach to supervision. In this session, we will hear from counselor educators and supervisors on how they are navigating these uncharted territories and ensuring that school counseling interns are given the best possible preparation for the field.

The Science of Stress: DIY Counselor Toolbox for Managing Student Stress

Jenny Franz

School Counselor, Downers Grove South High School

Domain: Mental Health
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

There is no perfect way to manage stress. Participants will review a simple scientific summary of the body’s response to stress and highlight some of the many tools we use as counselors to help manage student stress. A brief review of times when using mindfulness strategies may be appropriate and times when pulling from our virtual and actual “toolbox” might be just as helpful. Be prepared to fill your toolbox with lots of ideas and takeaways!

Universal Mental Health Screenings: The What’s, Why’s, and How’s

Kevin Kusy

School Counselor, IMSA

Domain: Mental Health
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

According to the CDC, 6.1 million children aged 2-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, 4.4 million with anxiety, and 1.9 million with depression. Because our schools play a pivotal role in the lives of children and families, early intervention and prevention within our schools makes logical sense. During this presentation, universal mental health screening will be discussed: what it is, why it is relevant, and how to implement it in your community.

12:00 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. | Lunch Break

12:55 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. | Breakout Sessions #5

Giving Voice to Students with Special Needs: The Role of School Counselors

Kellie Soendergaard

School Counselor, Jahn Elementary

Domain: Equity & Access
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

This workshop empowers counselors to have a role in closing the achievement and behavioral gap of students with special needs. Participants will learn how to examine SPED data and create interventions to foster a more positive, inclusive, and equitable educational environment for all. The focus will be on students with special needs, a population that is disproportionately comprised of African American males and historically marginalized.

Marijuana and the Illinois Student

Sarah Grippa

Marijuana Education Initiative

Domain: Mental Health
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

This dynamic presentation is designed to promote unbiased information that helps participants better understand adolescents’ concept of marijuana as well as the impacts marijuana has on our students. Relevant for counselors of elementary through high school-aged youth, the information in this presentation helps to navigate the unknown territory so many of our students are already comfortable with.

My Lines, My World: Using Ethnic Racial Identities to Tackle Colorblindness

Theodore Stripling

School Counselor, University of Chicago Laboratory High School

Domain: School Climate
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: Beginner Level

 

See color. Be the voice to support students seeing a diverse world. Research shows colorblind mindsets can be detrimental to all students. In this interactive workshop, participants will review current literature on the benefits of ethnic racial identity development, practice a gestalt-based activity to explore group racial identities, and discuss strategies to explore racial identities with students and support teachers talking about race.

Trauma-Informed Care Through an MTSS Lens

Pamela Nehrke

Graduate Student, DePaul University & Schaumburg High School

Domain: Mental Health
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

60% of Americans report 1 or more experiences of childhood adversity (Stillerman, 2018). School counselors need to be educated on evidence-based trauma informed practices in order to best serve students experiencing these adversities. Presenters will discuss trauma-informed practice that aligns with a comprehensive school counseling program through a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) lens, share case studies, and provide practical resources.

We’re RAMPing in the PANDEMIC!

Vince Walsh-Rock

ISCA Executive Director

Domain: School Counseling Programs
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

Thinking about learning more about the RAMP process? Maybe you and/or your team are already in process and would like to learn from a team that has received RAMP recognition twice? Join the RAMP Core Team from Downers Grove South High School for an information and question session. This is an essential session to support your and/or your school counselor team in the implementation of a comprehensive, developmental counseling program.

1:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Self-Care Activity

Self-Care Activity

Alyson Adams

Enjoy a moment for self-care! During these 10-minute self-care sessions, members will be able to learn a self-care strategy that they can use for themselves or use in their schools and communities. Get ready to relax and unwind!

2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. | Breakout Sessions #6

Educator Self-Care: The Trickle Down Effect

Gill McClean

Pure Edge, Inc.

Domain: Schoolwide Programs
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

As educators committed to the whole child, we must draw on our own social and emotional skills to support and develop our learners’ abilities to navigate daily life hassles and challenges at school. In this session, learn how stress and anxiety impact the body; impacting everyone in the learning environment. Experience research-validated strategies and hear about lessons learned when increasing community-wide social and emotional development.

Funding for School Counselors and Counseling Educator Programs

Sherri McLaughlin

School Counselor, Board Member, Jacksonville High School & Shultz Foundation

Domain: Schoolwide Programs
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

School Counselors and Counseling Educators will be shown how to complete a simple grant application to seek funding for: the Melanie Rawlins Research Grant, Merlin Shultz Professional Development Grant, Robert Nejedlo Social Emphasis Grant, and the Toni Tollerud School Counseling Grant. Each grant is unique and provides thousands of dollars to multiple recipients each year. Learn how to obtain the funding you need for your counseling programs.

Panel: Advocating for Racial Justice In Schools

Allyson Adams

ISCA President-Elect Elect

Co-Presenters: Diana Mondragon, Venisa Beasley-Green, Ruth Shannon, and Antoinette Rayburn

Domain: Equity and Access
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

Come to this panel discussion to learn directly from three ISCA Race & Equity Steering Committee members on how school counselors can advocate for racial justice in schools. Learn how to identify racist practices in schools and learn strategies to break down barriers for students and families. Committee members will also share updates on the ISCA Race & Equity steering committee.

Recession-Proof School Counseling: Strategies in Uncertain Times

Lisa DeGregorio

Director of Operations, Hatching Results

Co-presenter: Kirsten Perry, ISCA President

Domain: School Counseling Programs
Audience: All Grade Levels
Level: All Experience Levels

 

Come to this session to learn why is it important to “recession-proof” your school counseling program and how school counselors can prove their indispensability during this global crisis. Also, come learn strategies for how school counselors can support the social-emotional needs of students, staff, community members and selves during these unprecedented and uncertain times.

The Power of Peers: Peer-Driven Depression Awareness Resources for Schools

Ilana Sherman

Director of Education, Erika’s Lighthouse

Domain: Schoolwide Programs
Audience: Middle School & High School
Level: All Experience Levels

 

Erika’s Lighthouse provides schools with comprehensive peer-driven programs that educate students about teen depression & suicide – empowering them to take action, raise awareness, and reduce stigma – and encourages help–seeking behavior. This session will describe how utilizing the programs can have a positive impact on your students and school mental health culture. Participants will learn how to immediately access these free programs and resources.

2:55 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Transition Break

3:00 p.m. | Closing Speeches, ISCA Trivia, & ISCA Dance Party

Sponsored By

Closing Speeches, ISCA Trivia, & ISCA Dance Party

Kirsten Perry, ISCA President
TaRael Kee, ISCA President-Elect

 

During the closing speech session, members will hear closing remarks from ISCA president, Kirsten Perry, and ISCA president-elect, TaRael Kee. Members will also earn a chance to win some ISCA SWAG by playing an ISCA trivia game and have some fun with DJ YLS to get us up, dancing, and laughing! It will be sure to be a lot of fun! You won’t want to miss it!