NJSCA 2018 Conference

SAVE THE DATE!

October 11-12, 2018
Pines Manor – Edison, NJ

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Universal Technical Institute (UTI)

Mixed Messages: The Changing Face of Discipline

Dan St. Romain

Friday, October 12 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

 

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 Mixed Messages: The Changing Face of Discipline. Toto, you’re not in Kansas anymore! Times have changed a great deal in the home, school and society over the past few decades, and changes have had a dramatic impact on student behaviors. In this interactive session, participants will examine these factors and discuss implications for educators at all levels as a result.

Positive Behavior Principles

Dan St. Romain

Thursday, October 11 | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

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, Positive Behavior Principles, 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.

Mentor Certification: A requirement to receive this certification is to attend the Breakout Sessions lead by David Nash, George Scott and Tim Conway.

Emerging Legal Issues for School Counselors

David Nash

Friday, October 12

 

SPEAKER BIO: DAVID NASH, ESQ. currently serves as Director of LEGAL ONE (Law, Ethics, Governance for All Leaders, including an Overview of New and Emerging issues) at the Foundation for Educational Administration. LEGAL ONE is an innovative program that provides school law professional development for school leaders and other educators. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Nash served as legal counsel for the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association. In that role, Mr. Nash provided legal assistance to NJPSA members for legal issues arising out of the performance of their duties. Mr. Nash also served as Assistant Director of Government Relations for NJPSA from 1994 to 2003. He currently teaches graduate level school law courses at Ramapo College and has previously taught at Rutgers University and New Jersey City University. Mr. Nash received his B.A. from Rutgers University and graduated with High Honors from Rutgers Law School in 2003. While at Rutgers Law School he served as an editor for the Rutgers Law Review. His prior civic involvement includes six years’ service as a member of the Old Bridge Board of Education, including two years as board president, and service on the Board of Trustees for both Healing the Children New Jersey and Advocates for Children of New Jersey.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Mr. Nash as he presents Emerging Legal Issues for School Counselors. This session will review a range of emerging legal issues that all school counselors should be familiar with, including:

  • New guidance from the NJDOE on addressing the needs of transgender students;
  • Recently signed legislation limiting the use of physical restraint and seclusion;
  • Revised regulations on addressing harassment, intimidation and bullying;
  • The latest developments related to student confidentiality and information gathered by school counselors;
  • The role of the school counselor in identifying and responding to potential threats of harm; and
  • Recent case law relevant to the role of the school counselor.

Interpretation Drives Intervention: How Counselors Understand Student Behavior

George Scott

Friday, October 12

 

SPEAKER BIO: GEORGE SCOTT EDS, LMFT is a Family Therapist, practicing at the Center for Counseling Services in Mercer County, NJ. He is a former adjunct instructor in the Counselor Education Department at the College of New Jersey as well as the former Director of Student Services in the South Brunswick School District. George is also the State-wide Resource Coordinator for the Traumatic Loss Coalition, supporting the work of County Coalitions throughout NJ. He is well known as a presenter at numerous state-wide conferences and professional development programs. With a strong belief in the ability of children and families to heal from emotional hurt, George has focused his work on helping parents, professional educators and other adults understand their work in that healing.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Mr. Scott as he presents Interpretation Drives Intervention: How Counselors Understand Student Behavior. Understanding and addressing student behavior may be the biggest challenge to teachers and administrators at all grade levels. What is the message behind the behavior? What are the students trying to say? How can counselors serve as interpreters? This conversation will focus on the School Counselor’s role in intervening with students and their teachers.

RAMP Up Your School Counseling Program

Timothy Conway

Friday, October 12

 

SPEAKER BIO: Tim Conway is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Montclair State University, and holds master’s degrees in Counseling and Educational Leadership. He is Director of School Counseling for Lakeland Regional School District, a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) in Wanaque, NJ. In addition to his role as Director of School Counseling, Tim has been an adjunct professor at Caldwell University and Passaic County Community College. Tim has served as a RAMP reviewer, consultant, guest speaker and provider of a number of workshops across the state on school counselor observation, evaluation, program goals, student growth objectives, and RAMP. Tim Conway is Past President for NJ School Counselor Association, President of the Passaic County NJ Directors of School Counseling, and currently the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA) Professional Development Chair. Tim has authored or co-authored the NJ School Counselor Evaluation model, NJ School Counselor Mentor Program (pilot with NJDOE), and the New School Counselor guide. Tim is certified as a teacher of psychology, substance awareness counselor, school counselor, director of school counseling, principal and superintendent.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join Timothy Conway for RAMP Up Your School Counseling Program. Have you wondered if your school counseling program is meeting the needs of its students? Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) is a national award, which signifies that your school counseling program is achieving at the highest level to provide academic, college/career, and social/emotional development for students. Attendees will learn the components of RAMP & support resources, and how to assess, analyze, and present data to administration.

Stand Tall Through it All: Maximizing School Relationships and Fostering a Positive Climate

Steven Bollar

Friday, October 12

 

SPEAKER BIO: Steve Bollar, a.k.a. Stand Tall Steve, is an educational thought leader, former Superintendent of Schools, principal, author and a school culture and motivation expert. He is known for his quick wit, creative thought, and humorous personality. Steve is the author of the school culture book Ideas, Ideas, Ideas! and is a contributing author in the book School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying One Classroom at a Time. Steve openly shares his knowledge, experiences and creativity with others. He currently speaks to students, staff and communities throughout the country about how to think differently about schools, education, and life.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Join “Stand Tall Steve” for Stand Tall Through it All: Maximizing School Relationships and Fostering a Positive Climate. The relationships within your school can make everything happen or not make everything happen. This session will focus on how to maximize relationships within your school to improve student and staff outcomes and foster a positive climate. Amazing concepts and ideas will be shared that will help you stand TALL and move your goals forward. You will leave this session Standing Tall ready to make a difference.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, October 11

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pre-Conference

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

President’s Reception

Friday, October 12

7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Registration / Information Center

7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Exhibits Open

7:45 am – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast available

8:45 am – 9:00 am

President’s Welcome

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Opening Keynote

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:30 am – 11:20 am

Concurrent Session I

11:20 am – 11:50 am

Exhibitor Break

11:50 am – 12:40 pm

Concurrent Session II

12:40 pm – 1:40 pm

Lunch and Door Prizes

1:40 pm – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Session III

Become an NJSCA Member!

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

NBCC Credit Information

New Jersey School Counselor Association, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2077.

Group Discount! Save $99 or More!

Take advantage of a Group Discount! Save $99 or more by registering 5 or more at one time. That’s one free registration for every four paid registrations! To take advantage of these savings download the Registration Form below, complete one for each person registering and bring it to the conference with your payment (20% off the total of all the registrations). Call us with questions!

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 2018 NJSCA Conference!

FULL Conference
(October 11-12)

EARLY REGISTRATION***
(by September 15, 2018)

Professional Member*: $134
Student Member*: $110
Retired Member*: $110
Non-Member**: $174

STANDARD REGISTRATION
(after September 15, 2018)

Professional Member*: $159
Student Member*: $135
Retired Member*: $135
Non-Member**: $199

Thursday Pre-Conference ONLY
(October 11)

EARLY REGISTRATION***
(by September 15, 2018)

Professional Member*: $35
Student Member*: $35
Retired Member*: $35
Non-Member: $50

STANDARD REGISTRATION
(after September 15, 2018)

Professional Member*: $50
Student Member*: $50
Retired Member*: $50

Non-Member: $65

Friday ONLY
(October 12)

EARLY REGISTRATION***
(by September 15, 2018)

Professional Member*: $99
Student Member*: $75
Retired Member*: $75
Non-Member**: $139

STANDARD REGISTRATION
(after September 15, 2018)

Professional Member*: $109
Student Member*: $85
Retired Member*:
$85

Non-Member**: $149

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

**If you register for the FULL Conference or the Friday ONLY as a Non-Member you will receive a complimentary NJSCA membership. Membership is not included in the Thursday ONLY Pre-Conference rate.

***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.  

 


Online registration is now closed. But we have room for you! Just come to the Conference with your purchase order, or credit card, check or cash and you can register on-site in just a couple minutes!

Please make your check or purchase order payable to:

National Center for Youth Issues
P.O. Box 22185
Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

QUESTIONS?? Contact NCYI at 866.318.6294 or email registrations@ncyi.org or bnickel@ncyi.org.

Please note: There will be no refunds after September 28, 2018. All cancellations before September 28, 2018 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. The association is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control, such as weather and school closings.

Along with other documents

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

HOST HOTEL:

Crowne Plaza

2055 E Lincoln Hwy
Edison, NJ 08817

 

All events of the Conference will be located in the Pines Manor and guest accommodations will be across the street at the Crowne Plaza. While the special rate for the room block has expired, there may be rooms available

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL: (732) 287-3500
  • RESERVE ONLINE: Reserve Online at www.ihg.com and search in “Edison, NJ.”  The Crowne Plaza should be the first option available.
NJSCA 2018 Crown Plaza Hotel