VSCA 2018 Conference

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Pre-Conference Learning Sessions include additional opportunities for more professional development. The sessions generally cover more in-depth information and allow more opportunity for discussion. These sessions are not included in the conference registration fee. Sessions are at a minimal fee. Space is limited for all sessions. Interested participants are encouraged to register early.

All Pre-Conference sessions are being held at the same time, so you may only choose one session to attend.

Reeves, Melissa

Helping Traumatized Students and Those Who Experience Grief, Loss, and Mourning

Dr. Melissa Reeves

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Melissa Reeves, Ph.D., NCSP, LPC served as the 2016-2017 President of the National Association of School Psychologists. She is currently an Associate Professor at Winthrop University, SC in the psychology department and school psychology graduate program. Dr. Reeves is a nationally certified school psychologist, licensed special education teacher, licensed professional counselor, and former district coordinator of social/emotional/behavioral services. She has over 20 years’ experience working in public schools and a private school, in addition to providing mental health services in day and residential treatment settings. Dr. Reeves is a co-author of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention curriculum, former Chair of the NASP School Safety and Crisis Response Committee which provides consultation and support to school districts across the country after large scale crisis events including school shootings and natural disasters. She travels both nationally and internationally training professionals in the areas of crisis prevention through recovery, threat and suicide assessment, the impact of trauma and PTSD on academic achievement, and cognitive behavior therapy in the school setting.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Melissa as she presents, Helping Traumatized Students and Those Who Experience Grief, Loss, and Mourning. This workshop is designed to enhance participants’ existing knowledge base about trauma, grief, loss, and mourning. Participants will increase their levels of comfort in dealing with trauma and grief, better understand the differences between normal and complicated grieving, and learn intervention strategies to address both. Participants will achieve a better understanding of factors that influence grief and mourning, and develop specialized skills for helping children and adolescents cope more successfully with these intensely felt emotions.

Dean, Amie

Behavior Interventions that Work

Amie Dean

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Amie Dean, M.Ed., B.A. has worked in education for 21 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 21 years experience as an educator and 10 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 THIS SESSION: Join Amie as she presents, Behavior Interventions that Work. Counselors and Educators throughout the country are facing questions they never thought they would have to ask. “Why are students giving up so easily?” “Why can’t I get them to comply?” This session is designed to provide counselors, teachers, and administrators with research based strategies to employ immediately to create a positive school climate. These are practical, hands-on strategies to use with students who have suffered trauma, have behavior challenges, or just need positive interactions to motivate them to put forth increased effort AND develop self belief.

Empathy is a Verb: Lessons for Learning Real Success in the Digital Age

Michele Borba

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | During the 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening Session

 

SPEAKER BIO:  Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting, child and bullying expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s empathy, social-emotional intelligence and character, and reduce peer cruelty. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has presented keynotes throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South Pacific and served as a consultant to hundreds of schools and corporations, including the Pentagon and 18 US Army bases in Europe and the Asian-Pacific. Her proposal: “Ending School Violence and Bullying” (SB1667) was signed into California law in 2002. She offers realistic, research-based advice culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.

Dr. Borba is a frequent NBC contributor who has appeared 140 times live on the TODAY show and countless other shows including: three Dateline specials, Dr. Phil, and many others. She has also been featured in TIME, Washington Post, Newsweek, People, U.S. News & World Report, New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Globe and Mail. She’s a media spokesperson for numerous corporations, and a consultant to McDonalds and Disney.

Borba is the award-winning author of 24 books translated into 14 languages including Nobody Likes Me, No More Misbehavin,’ Don’t Give Me that Attitude!, Building Moral Intelligence, 12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know, Parents Do Make A Difference, The Big Book of Parenting Solutions, The 6 Rs of Bullying Prevention, and UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About Me World.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Educator Award (presented by the National Council of Self-Esteem) and the National Child Safety Award of 2016 by Child Safety Network.

Dr. Borba is a former classroom teacher with a wide range of teaching experience, including work in a private practice with children with learning, and emotional disabilities She received a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. in Learning Disabilities and B.A. from the University of Santa Clara, and earned a Life Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. She lives in Palm Springs, California with her husband and has three grown sons.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Empathy is often sidelined as a “soft skill.” In Dr. Borba’s presentation, Empathy is a Verb, she will offer hard evidence that empathy is one of the most important skills that 21st Century learners will need to thrive in a complex, global, and digitally-driven world, and why it must become an educational and societal priority. She will share ways that educators around the globe have weaved empathy-building practices into existing lessons and helped students to develop empathic mindsets in a test-driven culture. Dr. Borba will provide practical ways to creative, positive outcomes by cultivating empathy in your school. She will share her decade long journey to discover how to optimize human potential. Surprisingly, it was children from Canada to Rwanda (and numerous places in between) who offered the best ideas to cultivate empathy. The best news: if applying these simple strategies together we can revolutionize not only our schools and homes, but also society…and build the best investment for our future: human capital.

Starting a Movement: Taking Students To and Through The BAR

Ken Williams

Friday, October 19, 2018 | During the 12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Luncheon Session

 

SPEAKER BIO: Kenneth C. Williams shares his experience and expertise as a recognized trainer, speaker, coach, and consultant in education and leadership. He is the chief visionary officer of Unfold the Soul, a company dedicated to helping make the school you have, the school you want. Skilled in joining the why of our work to the how of our work, Ken is an expert at helping schools build capacity in the collective commitments required of learning for all cultures. He is a distinguished teacher, mentor, public speaker, and school leader. Ken is a contributing author to The Collaborative Administrator (Solution Tree Press, 2009), the author of both Essentials For Principals: Creating Physical and Emotional Security in Schools (Solution Tree Press/NAESP, 2012), and Starting A Movement, Building Culture From The Inside-Out in PLC’s (Solution Tree Press 2015).

ABOUT THIS SESSION: During Ken’s engaging and provocative keynote, Starting a Movement: Taking Students To and Through The BAR, Ken will help you discover how to quiet the noise and focus on the handful of high leverage collective commitments that will help you build a culture of learning for all. Learn how to LIVE your posters, and really deliver on the promise education should offer every student. This session is not for the faint of heart…or for defenders of the status quo. For all others, get ready for a transformational experience.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

This Summit will conclude before 2:00 p.m., so you can attend both the VaDOE Summit and a Pre-Conference session.

For more information please email Joe Wharff at joseph.wharff@doe.virginia.gov.

More information to come!

Atif Qarni will bring greetings and an update from the Virginia Department of Education

Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | During the 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening Session

 

SPEAKER BIO: Prior to his appointment as Governor Northam’s Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni taught at Beville Middle School in Prince William County, leading courses in civics, economics, U.S History, and mathematics. He also served as a GED Night School Instructor. In 2016, Atif was recognized as the Dale City Teacher of the Year.

In addition to his work as an educator, Atif is a former Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps, and was deployed to Iraq in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has also served at the state level, having been appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Small Business Commission in 2013.

Secretary Qarni holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology from George Washington University as well as a Master’s in History and teaching license from George Mason University.

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration / Information Center Open

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Sessions

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

“Meet and “Greet” Welcome Reception (Embassy Suites Manager’s Reception)

Thursday, October 18, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration / Information Center Open

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (available in the Exhibit area)

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Session with Featured Speakers –
Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education, VaDOE
Keynote Speaker – Michele Borba

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Transition Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Breakout Session #1

11:05 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors

11:35 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Breakout Session #2

12:25 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.

Box Lunch (available in the Exhibit area)

12:25 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.

Special Breakout Session: Universal Screening Focus Groups

1:25 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Breakout Session #3

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Break with Exhibitors

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Graduate Student Career Cafe

2:45 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Breakout Session #4

3:35 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Transition Break

3:50 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Breakout Session #5

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

AdVAntage (RAMP cohort) Meet and Greet

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Social
(Embassy Suites Manager’s Reception)

Friday, October 19, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration / Information Center Open

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (available in the Exhibit area)

8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Breakout Session #6

9:20 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.

Transition Break

9:35 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Breakout Session #7

10:25 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Morning Break & Exhibit Area – Last Chance!

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Breakout Session #8

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Transition Break

12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Awards Luncheon & Closing Keynote Speaker – Ken Williams

Become a VSCA Member!

You can save $60 on your conference registration by becoming a member of the VSCA for only $40 annually!

Before registering for the conference, please visit the VSCA website and become a member or renew your annual membership to save. Under the membership menu, click the “JOIN” link…or, you can now join when you register for the conference. Membership runs for one year from date of joining or renewal.
Current members: Please make sure that your membership is good through October 19, 2018. If you choose to bundle your membership with conference registration, then another year will be added to your current membership.
New members: If you choose to bundle your membership with your conference registration, your membership will last one year from the date you submit payment. If you choose to join by visiting www.vsca.org and then pay for your conference registration separately, your membership will begin the date you submit payment.

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 VSCA Conference!

Pre-Conference Sessions
(October 17th)

Choose one session.

SESSION 1: 
Helping Traumatized Students
Dr. Melissa Reeves

SESSION 2: 
Behavior Interventions that Work
Amie Dean

STANDARD REGISTRATION

Professional Member*: $50
Student / Retiree / Emeritus Member*: $40
Non-Member: $75

Full Conference
(October 18th-19th)

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

Professional Member*
– Conference: $150
– With Membership**: $190

Student / Retiree / Emeritus Member*
– Conference: $100
– With Membership**: $120

Non-Member
– Conference: $210

STANDARD REGISTRATION
(between Sept. 16 – Oct. 12, 2018)

Professional Member*
– Conference: $170

With Membership**: $210

Student / Retiree / Emeritus Member*
– Conference: $120
– With Membership**: $140

Non-Member
– Conference: $230

ONSITE REGISTRATION
(after October 12, 2018)

Professional Member*
– Conference: $190
– With Membership**: $230

Student / Retiree / Emeritus Member*
– Conference: $140
– With Membership**: $160

Non-Member
– Conference: $250

One-Day ONLY – Thursday OR Friday
(October 18th OR 19th)

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

Thursday Only
– Conference: $110
– With Membership**: $150

Friday Only
– Conference: $110
– With Membership**: $150

STANDARD REGISTRATION
(between Sept 16 – Oct 12, 2018)

Thursday Only
– Conference: $130
– With Membership**: $170

Friday Only
– Conference: $130
– With Membership**: $170

ONSITE REGISTRATION
(after October 12, 2018)

Thursday Only
– Conference: $150
– With Membership**: $190

Friday Only
– Conference: $150
– With Membership**: $190

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

**To take advantage of the discounted Member prices, renew your membership on the VSCA website or bundle your membership with your conference registration. Professional Members are $40 annually and Student/Retired Emeritus Members are $20 annually.

**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.  


 

Five Easy Ways to Register!!!

  1. ONLINE: Use the online form below to register online and pay with a CREDIT CARD.
  2. SCAN & EMAIL: registrations@ncyi.org – (Download the Registration Form below)
  3. FAX: (423) 899-4547 (Download the Registration Form below)
  4. TOLL FREE NUMBER: (866) 318-6294
  5. MAIL: National Center for Youth Issues, ATTN: VSCA Conference, PO Box 22185 Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185 (Download the Registration Form below)

Please make your check or purchase order payable to: National Center for Youth Issues
Mail the check or purchase order and Registration Form to the address above.

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

 

REGISTER ONLINE          PRINT REGISTRATION FORM

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

HOST HOTEL:

Embassy Suites and Hampton Road Convention Center

1700 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

 

The Embassy Suites, the Conference’s host hotel, has a conference rate of $127 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by September 26, 2018, while rooms are available. The price includes full, cook-to-order breakfast and evening Manager’s Reception.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL:  (757) 827-8200 or (800) 362-2779. Please be sure to tell the hotel that your group / convention code if “VSC”.
  • REGISTER ONLINE:  Go to the Embassy Suites website
VSCA 2018 Embassy Hotel

OVERFLOW HOTEL:

Marriott Courtyard

1917 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

 

The Marriott Courtyard is directly across the street and within easy walking distance of the Embassy Suites and Hampton Roads Convention Center. The Marriott Courtyard has a conference rate of $119 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by September 25, 2018, while rooms are available. The price includes a free breakfast for two people per room, per night.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL:  (800) 321-2211. Please be sure to tell the hotel that you are with the Virginia School Counselor Association room block.
  • REGISTER ONLINE:  Go to the Marriott Courtyard website

In the evening, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Click the images to see the things to do around the beautiful Embassy Suites.

Visit the Peninsula Town Center, less than a mile from the Embassy Suites!

At the Town Center, enjoy shopping at the Loft, Yankee Candle, Sephora, Forever 21, Barnes & Noble, and many more!.

You can sit back and relax at the many restaurants at the Town Center, such as Abuelo’s, Avenue Blue, Outback and My Pi, along with others.

The Peninsula Town Center has a premium movie theater with leather recliners and gourmet food, so you can finally watch that movie you have been wanting to see.

We hope this conference will educate and equip you to do your job well, and we also hope you will take advantage of the wonderful ways you can relax and be refreshed!