Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ASCA Conference Live Streaming: Don't Miss the Conference Even if You Can't Be There!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014



This is my first ASCA conference and I am really excited to meet all the counselors who have inspired me over the last two years.  Unfortunately, many counselors cannot attend the ASCA conference for various reasons (i.e. economic, transportation, life issues, etc.) so ASCA has made it possible for non attendees to live stream certain conference sessions. In fact, ASCA will allow non attendees to access the recordings even when the conference is over!!  

Here are the two options:

$199-View all three and a half days of conference sessions.

$99-View one day of conference sessions.



Conference Schedule for Live Streaming

Sunday, June 29
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
RAMP CAMP Pre-conference Workshop
All Practice Levels
Intermediate, Advanced
0.6 CEUs/6 Contact Hours
Make the ASCA Annual Conference your summer camp by attending RAMP CAMP, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of applying for the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) award. Your camp counselors will help you scout out tips and suggestions about how to approach the process and how to submit your RAMP application through the online submission portal. Take your school counseling program to the next level by attending RAMP CAMP.
Tammi Mackeben, Coordinator of Guidance and Counseling, Socorro Independent School District, El Paso, Texas; Karen Griffith, Ph.D., School Counselor (retired), Lilburn, Ga.

5-6:30 p.m.
Opening Keynote
Pat WilliamsBuilding Champions of Character

0.15 CEUs/1.5 Contact Hours
In this perceptive and practical speech, Pat Williams shares the key steps needed to go from dreaming to achieving – and how you can help your students turn into the champions they're meant to be. He'll share his blueprint for working and living a life full of passion, energy, imagination and creativity and give you tips on how to infuse students with the desire to be their best, while staying true to their values and integrity. (Note: The keynote is only available live; not as part of the archived webstream after the conference.)

Monday, June 30

9–10:15 a.m.
Brand and Market Your School Counseling Program
All Practice Levels
All Experience Levels
0.125 CEUs/1.25 Contact Hours
You have a solid program, but is it lacking a hook? Regardless of how great your program is, you still need to sell it to stakeholders. By thoroughly analyzing trends in the school, it is possible to develop a succinct and memorable phrase, word, graphic or gimmick addressing a clear need of your students or community that can easily be remembered and associated with your school counseling services. Learn to develop branding and marketing strategies for your program. Discover how to get started and what free and efficient tools can help. Address options for communicating your brand to stakeholders.
Jeremy Goldman, School Counseling Department Chair, Pikesville High School, Baltimore, Md.; Jeffrey Ream, School Counselor, North Tahoe High School, North Tahoe, Calif.

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Prevent Bullying by Saying Hi
All Practice Levels
All Experience Levels
0.125 CEUs/1.25 Contact Hours
The BIONIC Prevent Bullying by Just Saying Hi program empowers bystanders to create a more caring climate in their school. Enhance your current bully prevention efforts by equipping your entire campus with the tools and desire to look out for each other and create a better school. Learn about the BIONIC Team program for new students, sick and hospitalized students, students and staff who lose loved ones and other schools/communities experiencing tragedy. Examine the steps to add the Prevent Bullying by Just Saying Hi program to your current bully prevention program, and get resources to implement the program at your school.
Sandy Austin, School Counselor, Green Mountain High School, Lakewood, Colo.

1:30–4:30 p.m.
Implications of Recent Court Rulings
All Practice Levels
All Experience Levels
0.3 CEUs/3 Contact Hours
Legal entanglements are considerably lessened when school counselors practice within the standard of care as established by courts. Discuss recent court rulings involving bullying, educational records, case notes, child abuse, social media, sexually active students, suicide and academic advising. Gain confidence in your ability to avoid legal entanglements. Increase your knowledge of the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors, federal and state laws and court rulings. Learn about a decision-making model to help you adhere to legal practice.
Carolyn Stone, Ed.D., Professor, University of North Florida

Tuesday, July 1


10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 




10:45 a.m.–12 p.m.
The School Counselor as a Leader for Improving School Climate
All Practice Levels
All Experience Levels
0.125 CEUs/1.25 Contact Hours
When it comes to fostering a positive school climate, no one person can do it alone. Learn steps to foster teamwork, collaboration and effective communication among school staff. Address the relationship between staff culture and student achievement/engagement. Walk away with resources and manipulatives you can adapt for your school.
Jennifer Curry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University; Christopher Belser, School Counselor, Kenilworth Science & Technology Charter School, Baton Rouge, La.; Emeric Imre Csazar, Ph.D., Assessment Specialist and Instructor, Louisiana State University

1:30–4:30 p.m.
Data-Driven Decision Making and Evidence-Based Programming
All Practice Levels
All Experience Levels
0.3 CEUs/3 Contact Hours
Are you thinking about applying for Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) status? Learn practical strategies for achieving RAMP through data-driven decision making, creating program goals, identifying and implementing evidence-based interventions and creating an infrastructure for school counseling program evaluation. Examine the RAMP rubric and evaluation process. Practice applying the data-driven decision-making process, choosing and organizing evidence-based interventions and evaluating your program. Discover how to develop a school counseling program beliefs statement, mission statement and vision statement. Learn to connect program beliefs, mission and vision with the school counseling program goals, evidence-based interventions and program evaluation.
Brett Zyromski, Ph.D., School Counseling Program Director, Northern Kentucky University
Wednesday, July 2

9–10:15 a.m.
When Social Networking Comes to School
All Practice Levels
All Experience Levels
0.125 CEUs/1.25 Contact Hours
#SocialMedia. Our students are part of the digital generation. It is our responsibility to not only understand online safety but also understand how social media affects our schools. Address social media concerns for students and the profession. Gain skills and tools to use when addressing social media influences with students. Learn about your personal digital thumbprint and be able to identify at least one way to improve it. Walk away with resources for online safety and at least one intervention to implement at your school.
Barb Wilson, Ph.D., School Counselor, Hall County School System, Gainesville, Ga.

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Closing Keynote
Rosalind Wiseman, Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends & the New Rules of Boy World
0.15 CEUs/1.5 Contact Hours
Rosalind Wiseman gives insights into what matters most to boys – their friendships, girls and their relationships with adults. Discover what's really going on between boys and girls and why they can be so reluctant to ask adults for help. Learn how boys' and girls' social group dynamics influence their interactions and get step-by-step advice on how to teach young people to treat each other with dignity. Wiseman provides a roadmap for educators, parents and communities to reach boys and help them grow into the best sons, brothers, friends, students, athletes and boyfriends they can be. (Note: The keynote is only available live; not as part of the archived webstream after the conference.)


Future ASCA Conference dates and cities:
June 28–July 1, 2015
Phoenix, Ariz.
July 9–12, 2016
New Orleans, La.
July 8–11, 2017
Denver, Colo.
July 14–17, 2018
Los Angeles, Calif.
June 29–July 2, 2019
Boston, Mass.
June 27–30, 2020
Seattle, Wash.