CALL FOR PRESENTERS

April 5-6, 2021

We are excited to announce that the MASCA Conference has gone virtual!

If you had already been selected to present for the previous dates you will be contacted by email.

This portal is now closed.

The deadline for submissions has passed.

The Massachusetts School Counselor Association is soliciting proposals for presentations promoting evidence-based programs in the domains of academic, career, and social/emotional development or highlighting the latest techniques and practices in school counseling. Presentations showcase proven programs, current research, or skills of value to counselors, pre-K to postsecondary as well as district personnel, graduate students and counselor educators.

Preference is given to sessions that relate directly to the work of school counselors, or to the implementation of the MA Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs. Also, presentations that pertain to these domains: Academic, Career, and/or Personal / Social – Social / Emotional Presentations, should include evidence that supports the impact of the program or service.  We are looking for presentations that will help build the capacity of Massachusetts school counselors to help our students be ready for the next step on their academic journey.

TARGETED AREAS MAY INCLUDE: 

Planning a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

  • Assessments and evaluations of counseling programs and individual components
  • Effective strategies to close achievement and opportunity gaps
  • Using data to deliver effecting counseling programs
  • Utilizing social media to market your counseling program
  • Managing your program with technology
  • Leadership Skills

Guidance Curriculum / School Counseling Core Curriculum

  • Prevention strategies for drop out, teen pregnancy, suicide and alcohol/drug abuse
  • Postsecondary awareness strategies for all grade levels

Individual Student Planning

  • Improving ACT and SAT scores
  • Effective counselor roles with RTI
  • Improving graduation rate
  • Reducing test anxiety

Responsive Services

  • Helping Transient Students (Foster, Migrant, Homeless, etc.)
  • Effective School Counselor intervention for student discipline issues

Student Support Services

  • Leading trainings for teachers and parents
  • Effective parent engagement strategies
  • Building community partnerships
  • Advocating to reduce systemic barriers to student success

OTHER NOTES:

  • Any pre-conference events that are planned will take place on Monday, April 5th. This call for presenters is seeking proposals for the learning break out sessions that will take place on the conference day, Tuesday, April 6th only.
  • Proposals are only accepted through completion of this electronic form.
  • There may be no more than three (3) presenters (one lead presenter and two co-presenters) for any session. All communication with presenters will take place via the Lead Presenter email address provided on the registration form.
  • Presenters may submit more than one proposal for consideration.
  • Presenters who intend to sell and/or promote a product as a central element of their presentation are encouraged to explore the Sponsors and Exhibitors information. Only if space permits may these programs be considered. If a program of this nature is accepted, it does not mean that MASCA endorses the product.
  • Please plan your proposal based on a program session of approximately 50 minutes.
  • Acceptance of a proposal does not mean that MASCA endorses the content.
  • If your session is offered in support of a commercial product or service, clearly indicate the product/service on the session proposal form.

Must Submit Your Vitae/Resume: In addition to filling out and submitting the form below, applicants are REQUIRED to submit a PDF of their vitae or resume, which includes their degree, educational training, certifications and licenses. 

MASCA will convene a committee to review and select Conference sessions. You will be contacted by NCYI, the organization managing this conference, to let you know if your proposal is accepted.  We carefully consider all proposals in an effort to share successes in issues facing today’s youth.

Deadline for Submission is: November 25, 2020

Notice regarding proposal acceptance will be sent via e-mail by mid-December.

All communications regarding your breakout session will come to you directly, and you will be responsible for sharing it with a co-presenter (if any).

PRESENTER CONFERENCE REGISTRATION RATES:

Breakout Session Presenters (up to one Lead Presenter and two Co-Presenters per breakout session) for the MAIN Conference: $40

If your session is approved, the Lead Presenter will be emailed a link to the special Registration Portal for Approved Presenters. Please note: All communications regarding your breakout session will come to the Lead Presenter directly, and will be responsible for sharing it with a co-presenter (if any).

 

For more information or questions, please contact Chris Daugherty at cdaugherty@ncyi.org.

This portal is now closed.

The deadline for submissions has passed.