November 1-2, 2020

Thank you for attending our first ISCA Online! We hope to see you next year!



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EVERFI creates digital resources for schools that cover topics like financial literacy, social emotional learning, career exploration, mental health, substance abuse and more. The resources are all FREE due to state and national sponsors. The resources are student-driven, standards aligned and have assessments built in into them. For more information visit the EVERFI website or contact Ben Gwynne.

Intellispark is redefining how PreK-12 schools, students, and families work together to prepare successful, future-ready kids. Our easy-to-use tools help to improve communication and collaboration, enable an intentional focus on social-emotional development, and ensure every student is known, supported, and appreciated — creating the conditions for all students to thrive. For more information visit the INTELLISPARK website or contact Mary Docken via email or by phone, 706.397.8707.

The What Will They Learn?® project encourages colleges and universities to strengthen their general education programs and prepare students for rewarding careers, engaged citizenship, and meaningful community participation. The project evaluates over 1,100 general education programs annually so that high school counselors, students, and parents know, in advance, which institutions offer rigorous liberal arts-oriented general education programs alongside tuition, graduation, and cohort student default rates. For more information visit the What Will They Learn website or contact Zachary Rogers.

Dean, Amie


Part 1: Sunday, Nov. 1
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Part 2: Sunday, Nov. 1
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Limited rebroadcast dates to be announced

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.

Amie Dean will also be presenting live breakout sessions.


Sunday, Nov. 1
4:30 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.

Limited rebroadcast dates to be announced

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.


Monday, Nov. 2
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Limited rebroadcast dates to be announced

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.

Dan St. Romain will also be presenting live breakout sessions.

ISCA Online offers live and recorded sessions!

All keynote and breakout sessions will be presented live for you to watch during the dates of November 1-2, 2020. Keynote sessions will have limited rebroadcast availability, but breakout sessions will have unlimited rebroadcast availability. Breakout sessions will be available to view until December 31st.

Click below for a list of the breakout sessions that will be available. If you would like to read more detailed descriptions and see what time the live sessions will be presented, visit the Breakout Sessions Page.

Tentative Schedule

Sunday, November 1, 2020

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

President’s Welcome & Opening Keynote (Part 1)
Amie Dean

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. 


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Opening Keynote (Part 2)
Amie Dean

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Social Networking Activities by Region

2:15 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Live Breakout Sessions

3:10 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Self-Care Activity

3:20 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Live Breakout Sessions

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

ISCA 2020 Award Announcements & Afternoon Keynote
Brian Coleman

Monday, November 2, 2020

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Morning Virtual Yoga

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Morning Keynote
Dan St. Romain

9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.


9:55 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

Self-Care Activity

10:05 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Live Breakout Sessions

11:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Transition Break

11:05 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Live Breakout Sessions

12:00 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.

Lunch Break

12:55 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Live Breakout Sessions

1:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Self-Care Activity

2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Live Breakout Sessions

2:55 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Transition Break

3:00 p.m.

Closing Speeches, ISCA Trivia, & ISCA Dance Party


Conference attendees will receive credit for attending the whole conference. Details will be provided at the live event on November 1-2.

Registration has Closed

We hope you join us next year!

Supervisor Approval Letter

Do you need help justifying this conference to your Supervisor? Vying for a good funding source can be challenging sometimes. We have created a letter for you (Modeled from ASCA) to customize according to your needs to support your efforts to attend the 2020 ISCA Online Conference!

Current ISCA Member*


Non-Member Registration

(plus 1-Year ISCA Membership)


Current ISCA Member – Student / Retiree*


Non-Member Registration – Student / Retiree

(plus 1-Year ISCA Membership)


*Your ISCA membership must be good through November 2, 2020 to receive “Current ISCA Member” rates. 


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