Professional Development opportunities
Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention
2013 Annual Conference
October 10, 2013 | 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Millennium Hotel Buffalo | 2040 Walden Avenue | Cheektowaga, NY
GUIDANCE EXPO 2013
October 21, 2013
Westchester County Center
The Guidance Expo is literally an exposition of guidance and counseling ideas and activities. It features a rich menu of over 40 professional seminars regarding issues and concerns that affect the elementary, middle, high school and college admission counselors. In addition, it brings together a large variety of exhibitors, consultants, model programs, exhibits of computer software, guidance books, materials and products, community agencies and college representatives. It is sponsored by the Westchester Putnam College Conferences, Inc. It is offered free. Pre-registration is required. Registration can be done online HERE
NYSASCD will offer a one day symposium on Tuesday, November 5th at Union College. It will address an issue that is critical in the United States, poverty and its effect on students’ ability to learn. Research has dramatically shown that children living in chronic poverty can have their ability to learn greatly affected.
· Dr. Janet Angelis Director, Know Your Schools~for NY Kids, University at Albany School of Education
· Mr. David Griffin, Director of Policy - ASCD (our national organization)
· Dr. Bruce Fraser, Executive Director, NYS Rural Schools
· Mary DeMasi, Director of Policy and Research, Council on Children and Families
· Dr. Marguerite Wyngarrd, Supt. Albany City Schools
(see registration note below) Registration Note – When you click on the registration link it will take you to the Capital Region BOCES – Events & Workshops page. Scroll down to the month of November where you will find the Poverty Symposium. When you click on, register online, it will take you to the site to register. If you are a NYSASCD member they will discount you after you enroll as they have the register file of our membership. NYSASCD members don’t have to do anything to receive that discount.
NYS Social Workers’ Annual Conference
Attached (Available HERE) you will find information on the New York State School Social Worker Association’s (NYSSSWA) annual conference, which will held in Latham, NY on November 14th and 15th this year. This conference should appeal to a wide range of mental health providers and is NOT limited to school social workers. We encourage ANY mental health providers to attend and as a professional courtesy, the NYSSSWA member rate is extended to other PPS disciplines when membership is held in their professional association! If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Lisa Bundrick (firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 686-9492 ext. 1018). If you would like to register, please complete the attached registration form by November 1st and return it to Alicia Backus (54 Kallen Ave., Schenectady, New York 12304) with your payment.
Please distribute this information widely to any and all mental health professionals you are in contact with. Again, this conference is not limited to school social workers.