November 16, 2020
We are excited to announce that the MSCA Conference has gone virtual!
If you had already registered for the onsite event you will be contacted by email.
Monday, Nov. 16
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Recorded session also available after the event
Social and Emotional Learning with Career Development to Prepare College and Career Ready Students
SPEAKER BIO: Leigh Bagwell most recently served as the Director of School Counseling Services at the Tennessee Department of Education. She has led transformational work in school counseling throughout the state through the revision of the school counseling model and standards, the creation of a regional peersupport network, and the launch of a dedicated communications channel for counselors, supervisors and administrators. As a school counseling leader, her mission is to provide school counselors with the training and resources needed to deliver high quality, student driven, data informed comprehensive school counseling programs to all students. She believes counselors and school leaders need to work together more deliberately. This collaboration is critical to ensure that all students have access to the opportunities and supports they need to successfully move through their elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education into their chosen career.
In addition to her work in Tennessee, Leigh has shared her experiences and knowledge with school counselors and school counseling leaders in Georgia, Texas, Kentucky and Iowa as well as working with the American School Counselor Association. After teaching school counseling graduate students at Middle Tennessee State University, Leigh was inspired to pursue counselor education. She is currently working on her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Tennessee. Her experience includes working as a school counselor and school counselor supervisor in both suburban and urban school districts.
ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Leigh as she presents Social and Emotional Learning with Career Development to Prepare College and Career Ready Students. When preparing students for success in postsecondary education and the workforce it is important that they have academic and content knowledge and training. College and career readiness begins with early exposure and awareness to a broad range of career fields and employability skills. It also includes helping students connect what they are learning in the classroom to their dreams and future career goals. Another important component of college and career readiness is social and emotional development. Self-awareness, self-management and interpersonal skills are critical to students’ transition to postsecondary and the workforce.
College and career readiness continues to focus on the development and refinement of both academic and social emotional skills. It also broadens the scope from just knowing about different careers to exploring the high demand opportunities in their communities, aligning personal interests and aptitudes to career fields, and identifying specific pathways to move successfully from secondary to postsecondary to the workforce. These skills will not only prepare them for success in the workplace, but also success in both secondary and postsecondary education.
Because school counseling programs integrate academic preparation, social and emotional development with college and career readiness, school counselors are uniquely positioned to lead this important work. It begins by ensuring that school counselors have strategies and practices that will deepen their students’ understanding of the world of work and connect it to their school and life experiences. School counselors will increase their capacity to provide high quality school counseling services and support students as they move along their chosen pathways to and through secondary and postsecondary education and on to the workforce.
Monday, Nov. 16
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Recorded session also available after the event
15-Minute Counseling Techniques that Work: What You Didn’t Learn in Grad School
SPEAKER BIO: Allison Edwards LPC, RPT is an affiliate professor in the Human Development Counseling department at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Why Smart Kids Worry, Worry Says What?, and Marcy Is Having All the Feels. Allison received her graduate degree in Counseling from Vanderbilt University and is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Registered Play Therapist. Allison has over 20 years experience working as a school teacher, school counselor, child/adolescent psychotherapist, and educational consultant to schools throughout the country.
Allison travels both nationally and internationally training professionals in the areas of empowering anxious children in the classroom, managing the emotional needs of students, recognizing the social/emotional needs of gifted students, and sharing how educators can talk to parents about student anxiety. Allison helps school leaders understand how social/emotional differences can be supported in their neurologically diverse student populations, and provides consultation and staff development on how to effectively improve emotion regulation in the classroom.
ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Allison for her session titled 15-Minute Counseling Techniques that Work: What You Didn’t Learn in Grad School. Feel like you don’t have enough time to do counseling? Participants will learn 15 counseling techniques that can be implemented in less than 15 minutes from when a student walks into your office. The program can be suited to elementary, middle, or high school counselors (or a combination of all) and participants will not only learn the strategies but will be doing them alongside Allison as she teaches how to implement them. Get out your Play-Doh! This hands-on, experiential program will revolutionize your counseling department and help kids leave feeling empowered.
Allison will also be presenting a live breakout session.
Approaching Anxiety: How (and When!) Educators Can Intervene
ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Allison for her breakout session titled, Approaching Anxiety: How (and When!) Educators Can Intervene. Anxiety is the #1 mental health disorder in the country and affects nearly 30% of students. Each day students walk into classrooms with upset stomachs, sweaty palms and minds spinning with fear-based thoughts. Learn how to recognize anxiety in children, how to support anxiety in neurologically diverse classrooms, and how to talk to parents about student anxiety. Educators will leave the session with confidence to identify issues to address inside the classroom and how to work with outside professionals to help anxious children begin to thrive.
MSCA Online offers live and recorded sessions!
Keynotes and selected breakout sessions will be presented live for you to watch on November 16, 2020. About one week following the conference, the recorded live sessions will be available to watch if missed on the 16th. Plus, more than 20 prerecorded breakout sessions covering multiple topics will also be available. All Keynote and breakout sessions will be available to view until December 31st.
Monday, November 16, 2020
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Welcome and Keynote Session – Leigh Bagwell
9:45 am – 10:45 am
Breakout Session 1
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Breakout Session 2
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Lunch on your own
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Keynote Session – Allison Edwards
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Breakout Session 3
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Breakout Session 4
Adjourn and wrap up general session with MSCA
State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH)
MSCA provides ten (10) State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) for conference attendance, some of which will include the mandatory college readiness and career development hours required by the state. This link will help to acquaint you with the requirements. More details will be provided.
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 Michigan School Counselor Association Online Conference!
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