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Adirondack School Counselors’ Association

April 7, 2017 Mini-Conference Registration Form

“School Counselors: Spring Into Action”

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark

State Route 9

Lake George, NY  12845

Complete this registration form PRIOR TO MARCH 28 and mail with registration fee to :

Registration Fees:

ASCA Member                   $35                       Non-member                     $50

Other NYSSCA Affiliate member  $35                        Amount enclosed: _________________

ASCA Conference registration (2)

Workshop I:        ____1.   Eyes Behind the Data – Carolyn Stone will demonstrate an easy approach to implementing an accountable school counseling program  to show how local school counselors

effectively impact student success and can report hard data to show how students are different because they have a school counselor.

____2.  RAMP Schools – an update from Shen staff on how they were approved as a RAMP School and how to proceed if you want to do the same.

____3.  Study Abroad in Scotland – Dr. Bob Clougherty from Glasgow Caledonian University will discuss what school counselors need to know to advise their students about international study.  Information will be provided about a summer program for school counselors at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland.

____4.  Therapy Pets in Schools – Lois Brownell and Lora Bacharach will explain how their trained therapy dogs have been used in  schools for the Tail Waggin Tutor program, where students read to the dogs to improve their reading skills.  Also used to reinforce social skills, increase self-esteem, and stress reduction for students.  In addition how the dogs are trained; how to get involved in the program.

Workshop  2:      ____5.  Updated Regs/ Guidance Plans – Gloria Jean from NYSSCA will update us on the status the proposed revised regulations pertaining to school counselors and guidance in schools, as well as tips on improving and implementing your guidance plan.

____ 6.  WAVE/RAVE and Bullying in Schools – Chris Castrio of Corinth and Topher Montville of Whitehall will present their anti-bullying programs currently in use.  The WAVE program (Working Against Violence Everywhere) is a program that incorporates the use of high school peer leaders working with middle school students on how to identify and prevent violence in our world and schools.

____7.  College for All? – Jerry Ellner, National Director of High School Development at UTI,  will present findings and analysis of labor market  trends and College Scoreboard data that challenges the myth that college degrees are the only path to the American Dream.

____8.  NCAA Update – an overview of changes in NCAA information and requirements and what school counselors need to know to help their student athletes.

The Conference program is as follows:

8:00-8:55             Registration and Hot Breakfast

9:05-10:00          Welcome, Introductions and Announcements

Keynote – Dr. Carolyn Stone: Legal and Ethical Update for School Counselors

10:00-10:15        Mid-morning break – refreshments

10:18-11:00        Workshop I

11:15-12:00        Workshop II

12:00-1:00          Sumptuous Hot Buffet – Kristen Shearer, NYSSCA President-Elect

1:15-2:00            Keynote #2 – The Osborne and Fredette Foundations

School Involvement and Participation

2:00-2:15             Afternoon break and refreshments

2:30-3:00             Grade Level Roundtables – A chance to discuss Issues with your colleagues

3:00                      Conclude, Certificates , and Evaluations




Don’t Let the Kids Have All the Fun


THREE (!) Locations This Summer

 Sponsored by NYSSCA

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
8:00AM – 4:00 PM

Hosted by: Binghamton University

 4400 Vestal Parkway

    Vestal, NY

Friday, August 5, 2016
8:00AM – 4:00 PM

Hosted by: Bryan & Statton Colleg

 200 Redtail Road

    Orchard Park, NY

Monday, August 8, 2016
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Hosted by: New York Institute of Technology

 26 W. 61st Street (west of Broadway) 11th Floor

    New York, NY

ONLINE Registration for All Camps

CAMP Counselor: Paul E. Barnes, Ph.D., NCSC, is a counselor educator at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and is the 2005 College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award recipient. A past president of the Nebraska School Counselor Association, he has taught solution-focused techniques to counselors, teachers, graduate students and mentors across the United States and has practiced solution-focused techniques with adolescents for more than nine years. He is a former high school teacher, middle and high school counselor and a supervisor of school counselor candidates.

NYSSBA Webinar available to NYSSCA Members:

On June 17th, 2015, the NYS School Boards Association hosted a webinar:  Big Changes for School Guidance Counseling – The Impact of NewRegulations, presented by Gloria Jean, NYSSCA President 2014-15.  During this webinar, Gloria provided an overview of the proposed NYSED Commissioner’s Regulation changes regarding Part 100.2(j) Guidance Programs as well as the American School Counselor Association National Model framework the revision is based on.

NYSSBA has generously provided a link to the archive of this webinar for NYSSCA members: 



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