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									                                                         2012 ISCA Conference
                                                         Session Descriptions

10 Strategies Proven to Inspire Even the Most Difficult Students
How do you engage your most challenging students? This session will provide 10 strategies that have proven
to build relationships, grab attention, and inspire students in K-12 schools, mental health, and correctional
organizations worldwide. Learn to speak the language of today’s youth using relevant multimedia, physical
activities, and visual metaphors.
                                         Christian Moore, WhyTry Organization
                                 Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                         WORKSHOP FRIDAY 8AM-10:30AM

A School Wide Intervention Plan: A Successful Journey: College and Career Readiness
This program is unique because it involves all staff and students, in a school wide plan that promotes college
and career readiness. In most public high schools, career education is the responsibility of the CTE
department. All other high school departments often do not see the importance of incorporating career and
college readiness into their core academic classrooms. The goal is to show you why it’s important.
                                      Pamela Gabbard, Engaged (CareerCruising)
                            Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/New Audience Level
                                           THURSDAY 10:00AM – 11:00AM

ASCA Town Hall Meeting
Be involved in this informal gathering of information from Indiana school counselors.
                                                  Julie Baumgart –
                                 Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                       WORKSHOP Thursday 2:15PM – 4:45PM

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Consideration of Characteristics, Challenges and Strengths in
Proactively Planning for Academic, Functional, and Behavioral Skills
The core characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) result in a number of common challenges and
related strengths while lending tremendous insight into the typical learning styles of students with ASD. During
this workshop, we will discuss such challenges, strengths, and learning styles in relationship to their impact
upon academic and functional performance as well as behavioral challenges or tendencies. Consideration of
both proactive planning and proactive behavioral strategies will be emphasized and demonstrated as a
correlate of the concepts of Universal Design for Learning.
                      Tiffany Neal and Julie Rusyniak, HANDS in Autism Program & Resource Center
                                  Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                        WORKSHOP FRIDAY 12:45PM – 3:00PM

Autism: I Have Autism, Can You Help Me?
Most recent data shows children in the U.S. are being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the
rate of 1 in 88. Autism is known as the new epidemic in the U.S. Some may be severely impaired in academic
and social areas to the point they may need a specialized school or special-needs classroom, but many others
may exhibit a particular area of specialty, or may be high-functioning without severe cognitive, behavioral and
social impairment. School counselors and teachers may see a growing number of children with high-
functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) in their schools
and classrooms.
We will focus on what we can do for these children as their school counselor, and how we can communicate
with them and guide them to maximize the benefits of school education.
                                       Adrian Kim and Brandie Oliver, Butler University
                                    Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                               FRIDAY 9:30AM – 10:30AM

Bridging the Gap of At-Risk Students
This presentation will include video clips of at-risk students talking about their experiences with guidance
counselors. You will learn characteristics of at-risk youth and 5 strategies that will help this population become
successful. There will be interactive guidance lessons and personal examples of what has been successful in
bridging the gap of at-risk students. Attendees will take home a CD of career/guidance lessons and resources
for at-risk students.
                              Katie Burton and Kara Larkin, Clark Pleasant Academy-Whiteland
                         Intended Audience/Audience Experience – Middle School-Secondary/All Levels
                                             THURSDAY 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Character Education Across the Curriculum
Seeming to have diminished in today’s culture, positive character education is now critically needed in schools.
Educators will learn in this session the best practices for integrating character education throughout the
curriculum, the positive effect of character education on academic achievement, and how to deal with
potentially controversial issues surrounding community-wide character education plans. Attendees will gain
creative, immediately usable ides for infusing character education in their schools and communities.
                                             Rebecca Thrush, Assist Education
                               Intended Audience/Audience Experience – Elementary/All Levels
                                             THURSDAY 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Community Partnerships: Establishing a School Counseling Training Clinic
The presenters (professors, school teachers, and current school counselors-in-training) will share their
experiences with establishing a counseling training clinic in a brand new alternative school in a suburban
Indiana community. Although the new school was developed to serve over 100 students, many of whom were
experiencing significant academic, social, emotional, and legal difficulties, no counseling services were set up
on-site. We will discuss how this community need was identified, the process of connecting with school
leaders, the details of establishing a working practicum site at the school, and how this project reflects the
value of community engagement that is the mission of our college. Successes, challenges, and future
directions will be discussed. In addition, the unique restorative family conferencing that is being utilized in the
school setting to promote student and family growth will be highlighted. Attendees will engage in dialogue and
discussion regarding their experiences and ideas for enhancing clinical training opportunities for student
counselors while serving the needs of local communities.
       Kerrie Fineran, Amy Nitza, Julia Miller, Jennifer Johnson, Kendra Morris – Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne
                                   Jeff Studebaker, East Allen county Schools-New Haven
                        Intended Audience/Audience Experience – Middle School-Secondary/All Levels
                                                   FRIDAY 8:00AM – 9:00AM

Counseling Boys and Young Men: What School Counselors Need to Know
Boys and young men comprise one of the most “at risk” groups in our society today. The explosion of
technology, changes in family structure, influence of the media, unstable economy, and shifting demographics
have all created greater pressures on a vulnerable group already overwhelmed with stress and insecurity. For
school counselors, working with this population can be frustrating as males often have difficulty recognizing
and expressing their emotions. This workshop will address some of the issues and challenges unique to
counseling boys and young men and provide strategies that school counselors might employ to assist them.
                                         Bonnie Colon, Purdue University Calumet
                               Intended Audience/Audience Experience – Elementary/All Levels
                                         WORKSHOP FRIDAY 12:45PM – 3:00PM
Counseling In A Crunch
Attendees will hear about several programs created to meet the increasing student needs as time and money
have become less available. In our school district, as with many others, mandated instruction time has meant
fewer opportunities to work with students. Simply saying ‘I can’t find the time’ is not an option. I decided I
needed to look at my own counseling program with a solution focused attitude. I will explain how I have
developed programs to meet multiple student needs in less time. The result of my changes are more
meaningful relationships with an increasing number of students through programs such as Camp Care A Lot,
Healing Through the Arts, Let’s Get Organized, Homework Club, STAR Shops, and Counseling Convos, to
name a few.
                                             Lisa Eck, Arlington Elementary
                              Intended Audience/Audience Experience – Elementary/All Levels
                                            THURSDAY 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Counselor Educator Level Sharing
Counselor sharing session.                      FRIDAY 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Cyberbullying: Understand, Document and Counteract
Lacking clear understanding of appropriate procedures one must follow in addressing Cyberbullying, educators
may feel lost about how to document and report Cyberbullying. This presentation is led by a professor of
computer forensics and Internet Security and will focus on understanding Cyberbullying and the various
electronic media used. Attendees will also learn specific pro-cyber-respect behaviors educators can teach
students to use in their social media communications. Based in research-proven Positive Psychology
principles, these skills not only reduce Cyberbullying but simultaneously increase students’ optimism and
resilience. Attendees will learn skills they may easily integrate across all areas of the curriculum.
                                   Brian Lockrey and Rebecca Thrush, Assist Education
                                   Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                              THURSDAY 2:15PM – 3:15PM

Developing Multicultural Counseling Competency in School Counselor Trainees
Indiana school counselors will find themselves working with an increasingly diverse student population. In
order to effectively work with diverse students, counselor educators need to feel confident that school
counselor trainees are multi-culturally competent. Developing multicultural counseling competencies in
counselor trainees is a topic that has received increased attention in the counseling training literature.
However, multicultural counseling competency development appears to be more widely discussed in the
literature competency. Typically it takes one of two forms: the single-course approach and the infusion
approach. The multicultural course approach focuses on the development of the multicultural competency
through introduction to theory and the literature in multicultural counseling. The infusion approach attempts to
integrate a multicultural perspective into numerous courses taught by several faculty members. The infusion
approach is believed to offer counselor trainees greater opportunities in a variety of contexts. This
presentation will explore the impact of an international immersion experience on the multicultural competency
development of school counselor trainees. We hope to answer the question of the impact of the multicultural
course approach with a cultural immersion component in our approach to multicultural competency
              Charlene Alexander, Alicia Harlow, Kathleen Niegocki and Scott Bischoff - Ball State University
                                  Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                      WORKSHOP THURSDAY 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Do You Know Web 2.0? How to Use FREE Tools to Collaborate and Communicate!
Web 2.0, QR Codes, Prezi, Apps, Skype & Doodle…These words don’t come from a foreign language, they
are free Web 2.0 Tools that you can use to communicate and collaborate with colleagues, parents and
students. Come learn how to use a variety of free Web 2.0 tools to make everyday tasks, presentation and
communication easier and more time efficient. Practical application for these tools will be discussed and
participants will be encouraged to brainstorm other ways to use the tools. Bring your iPad, laptop or
smartphone as we explore these tools together. You will leave this session with knowledge and resources
that you can use at work the next day.
                                          Kim Hendrick, Indiana Online Academy
                                   Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                         WORKSHOP FRIDAY 8:00AM – 10:30AM
Dual Credit: Indiana’s Gateway to College and Career Readiness
Dual credit is a key ingredient of the College and Career Readiness standards established by the Indiana
Department of Education to determine levels of performance expected for students and schools. Ivy Tech
Community College is the leading provider of dual credit, partnering with over 300 high schools and career
centers in every corner of the state. This session will focus on recent changes in dual credit programming
which will increase opportunities for students and schools leading to positive outcomes on College and Career
Readiness goals.
                                      Dr. John Newby, Ivy Tech Community College
                                 Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                            THURSDAY 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Elementary Level Counselor Sharing
Elementary counselor sharing session.       FRIDAY 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Ethical Challenges for School Counselors in the Age of Technology
The explosion of technology in our society has brought both positive and challenging changes for students and
for the school personnel who work with them. This session will explore a number of these challenges, how the
ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors can be applied to them, and what the responsibilities are for
school counselors in educating students, teachers, and parents.
                                       Bonnie Colon, Purdue University Calumet
                                 Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                              FRIDAY 8:00AM – 9:00AM

Ethical Practices for School Services Personnel
This session will provide a survey of ethics, policy rules, and laws concerning privacy, confidentiality and
privilege in school counseling practice.
                                      Mark Friedmeyer, University of Saint Francis
                                 Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                             FRIDAY 12:45AM – 1:45PM

Find the College Fit: Start Early, Plan Purposefully, Succeed in Higher Ed
This workshop uses research and practical application to assist in successful selection, planning, and college
completion. We will share steps for each grade level to address: The College Selection Process; The
importance of getting a good fit; Availability of resources; Media created concerns in the college selection
process; Hollinger’s Model of the college choice; Hossler/Gallagher Model; and most basically, The Four Year
Model. A Multimodal Model for small or large group psychotherapy will assist students in their
phenomenological perspectives. Interaction and discussion will add to the presentation and handouts will be
                          Judith Justice and James Rosenberger – Indiana Wesleyan University
                              Intended Audience/Audience Experience –Secondary/All Levels
                                       WORKSHOP THURSDAY 2:15PM – 4:45pm

Harrison College Is Revolutionizing Online Learning – “KnowU” Will Change How Online
Students Learn and Interact
The number of online educational programs has doubled over the past two years, but mainstream higher
education has driven few innovations in the way online students are taught. The current U.S. online education
model mimics traditional on-campus courses. At Harrison College, we have found that 87% of our on-campus
students in one quarter return for the next quarter and 80% for our online students. Recent research among
community colleges corroborates these results. No matter where students attend college, their online
experience is essentially similar.
“KnowU” from Harrison College, is a new academic venture where online students will learn in an interactive,
graphic-rich environment allowing them to connect with one another in a social network setting that includes
the ability to import their personal Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. Uses sophisticated analytical
engines to suggest resources based on the students’ academic, personal and career needs. Also connects
students to full 24/7 support, based on their preferences and situations. Online students will benefit from a
stronger sense of belonging to a community as well.
                                 Jason Konesco and Dennis Trinkle – Harrison College
                                 Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                             FRIDAY 9:30AM – 10:30AM
High School Level Counselor Sharing
High School counselor sharing session.         FRIDAY 2:00PM – 3:00PM

I Need to Know How Many Kids’ Names?
This session is about growing your counseling program to meet all of your students’ needs. It is important that
we counselors have a relationship with each child in our school. We are looked upon to not only understand
the needs but also do something about them. This session includes discussions about planning, organization,
creativity, technology, and enthusiasm related to being a successful school counselor!
                                           Sarah Altman, Sycamore Elementary
                                   Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                               FRIDAY 9:30AM – 10:30AM
Impact Counseling
Good counseling produces effective outcomes, requiring the counselor to have knowledge of the subject
matter. To be effective, that material must be presented using methods that acknowledge and respect all
learning styles and levels of attention. “Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me
and I will understand.” This presentation will focus on ways to acquire strategies to enhance school
standardized test scores, practice proven techniques and activities for making more in-depth teacher/student
connections, use new experiential tools to directly apply to individual teaching situations and much more!
                                         Carl Olson, EnergizerOlson Presentations
                                   Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                             THURSDAY 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Indiana Career Explorer Overview
Indiana Career Explorer has been available through the state since the beginning of 2011. The state of Indiana has seen
encouraging results in usage of the assessments and the ability to track progress with the accompanying database. Join us
as we provide a more in depth overview of the system and delve deeper into the system’s capabilities for students, adults,
parents and counselors. We’ll thoroughly highlight the structure of the system and how students and adults are encouraged
to navigate through it step by step. We’ll talk about the Administrative Database Management System (ADMS) and its
reporting skills in regards to assessments, usage and education plans. We’ll provide additional information on how to
monitor progress and exploration for each student and how the ADMS data supports that. We’ll talk about some
enhancements that have been made in the past year and our handouts will provide instructions and tips for easy reference.
                                                 Connie Shank, Kuder, Inc.
                         Intended Audience/Audience Experience – Middle School-Secondary/All Levels
                                             THURSDAY 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Keynote – Energize Your Counseling Environment/Breakfast
Carl believes the counselor’s role is vital to the students, parents and the educational system as a whole. In
order to better fulfill the role, we need to acquire and develop methods to strengthen our personal connections
with the students, staff and parents we work with. The goal of this presentation will be to add tools to increase
connections and to improve the presentations we give. This is a hands-on-fast-paced and inspirational look at
this system that will leave you with many practical examples to use in your classroom. Be ready to laugh, learn
and enjoy the experiential process.
                                         Carl Olson, EnergizerOlson Presentations
                                   Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                              THURSDAY 8:00AM – 9:30AM
Learning for ALL Learners
We will discuss strategies for all learners in the area of Math, Reading, and Writing. In particular, how the brain
for a student with special needs works. We will also have some time to discuss the area of autism as well as
briefly work on the behavior pieces of the brain.
                                         Theresa Knipstein-Meyer, Butler University
                                   Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                               FRIDAY 9:30AM – 10:30AM

Middle School Level Counselor Sharing
Middle School counselor sharing session.         FRIDAY 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Motivating and Organizing the Unmotivated and Unorganized
Students from chaotic households frequently perform below their ability and counselors are expected to “fix
them”. Learn how to help students identify their missing habits, develop the inner dialogue necessary to
acquire the habits, and compassionately return ownership to someone at home. This program has helped to
improve families’ lives.
                                        Ellen Shrager, Teacher Voice Publishing
                       Intended Audience/Audience Experience – Middle School-Secondary/All Levels
                                              FRIDAY 9:30AM – 10:30AM

Motivational Interviewing for Academic Improvement Among Secondary Schools
Motivational Interviewing is rapidly growing as popular treatment across a wide spectrum of identified issues
(e.g., treatment of addiction, medication compliance, juvenile corrections, and training/dietary compliance);
however, its application to academic settings thus far has been limited. It may be a cost-effective, easy to
implement intervention that could transform students’ success through its client-centered, directive
methodology which enhances intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. The role
and measurements of motivation, as well as techniques and applications of Motivational Interviewing will be
                                      Christina Banker, Indiana Wesleyan University
                              Intended Audience/Audience Experience –Secondary/All Levels
                                              THURSDAY 3:45PM – 4:45PM

NCAA/NAIA Eligibility: Empowering the Parent to Take Control
Budgets are being cut, the issue of NCAA (formerly Clearinghouse) and NAIA eligibility remains. Learn how to
empower the parent and the student athlete to manage their NCAA core course and NAIA academic process
starting in the freshman year. New NCAA rules concerning higher academic standards and online credit
recovery are making the tracking of NCAA core courses earlier. Getting an early start is just that much more
                                         Dan Eassa,
                              Intended Audience/Audience Experience –Secondary/All Levels
                                             THURSDAY 2:15PM – 3:15PM

Opening Classroom Doors: Aligning Counseling and Teaching Standards in a 5th Grade
Career Unit
In order to meet the challenges of current trends in education, professional school counselors need to involve
all stakeholders when developing and implementing programs to promote student success. By aligning
Indiana Student Standards for Guidance with the Indiana Academic Standards, professional school counselors
and classroom educators can collaborate to support the academic achievement of all students. Doing so in a
practical, applied curriculum will encourage classroom educators to open the door to classroom guidance,
especially in light of changing educational standards.
                                      Jennifer Conti, Royerton/Desoto Elementary
                               Kevin Young and Rebecca Hammons, Ball State University
                      Intended Audience/Audience Experience – Elementary-Middle School /All Levels
                                              FRIDAY 12:45PM – 1:45PM

Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution with Secondary Students
Helping students learn how to resolve problems peacefully is of great concern among teenagers who are in the
developmental process of defining idiosyncratic values towards conflict. Conflict resolution has been identified
as a precursor to adult violence and has been linked with poor academic performance. Those who experience
violence in schools can form unhealthy expectations for dating relationships and interpersonal relationships in
general. Scientific literature supports the need for prevention programming based on developmental and
social-ecological theory (Wolfe & Jaffe,1999) to address violence and conflict resolution skills. The Peace
Learning Center of Indianapolis inspires and empowers people to live peacefully with the goal of promoting
healthy learning, workplace and community environments. The Peace Learning Center establishes safe and
common ways to address differences and also promotes processes to build community and foster healthy
communication for children, teens, parents and professionals. One such program is the Help Increase the
Peace Program or (HIPP). HIPP is designed to foster an integrated approach to peace building and conflict
resolution. Started in 1997 in Eagle Creek Park, Peace Learning Center has reached more than 140,000
people locally and internationally. In order to engage youth, HIPP uses various developmentally appropriate
lesson plans that incorporate games, the arts, discussion, and role playing.
   Charlene Alexander, Brittanie Mosbaugh, Xiaochun Zhu, Brittney Williams, Shannon Doody, Heather Powell – Ball State
                                   Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                        WORKSHOP THURSDAY 2:15PM – 4:45PM

Powerful Collaboration for Student Success: College Acceleration High School
In partnership with ACT, Crown Point High School (CPHS) has effectively applied data from powerful tools and
instruments to accelerate college readiness for all of its students. Every 8th grade student is assessed for
college readiness and on essential academic behaviors using ACT’s EXPLORE®, ENGAGE®, and 21st
century skills rubrics. Analyses of this data assist faculty and staff in identifying the strengths and needs of
individual students and help toward facilitating a strong and positive transition into high school. Students are
placed in targeted interventions that have produced significant results. These interventions include “Engage,” a
unique summer program; Read 180; and power skills mini-courses introduced in the freshman year. The
academic course-based teams at CPHS use ACT’s 10th grade PLAN® data to accelerate students into more
rigorous courses that lead them to demonstrate college performance proficiencies on Advanced Placement
Examinations. Unique assessments are used to place students in dual credit courses through a partnership
with Indiana University Northwest, Purdue University-Calumet, and Ivy Tech Community College. Take away
materials will be made available to help attendees and others to more effectively identify, place, and serve both
the academic and affective needs of all of their students.
                                                    Rick Bryant, ACT
                             Mark Gianfermi, Deb Cuffia, Kim Swan – Crown Point High School
                        Intended Audience/Audience Experience – Middle School-Secondary/All Levels
                                                FRIDAY 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Preparing for the Profession and Beyond
This interactive session will help prepare graduate students for the next step of entering the profession. We
will discuss resume writing, cover letters, interview questions, and interview skills. We will also begin to
examine your life journey to help discover and highlight your personal assets to propel your job search.
                                    Brandie Oliver and Angela Lupton, Butler University
                              Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/New Audience Level
                                       WORKSHOP THURSDAY 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Redesigning School Counseling: Perspectives from an Elementary School Counselor
This session will focus on the process as well as the challenges and benefits of completing and
submitting the Redesigning School Counseling portfolio for Marengo Elementary School to the
Indiana Department of Education for Gold Star recognition. While challenging, Redesigning School
Counseling provides tools to enable school counselors to develop a data driven and accountable
school counseling program to enable students to make appropriate choices in areas that promote
high academic achievement.
                                        David Campbell, Marengo Elementary School
                                         Megan Smith, Milltown Elementary School
                                   Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                             THURSDAY 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Response to Intervention: The Role of a School Counselor
After a brief explanation of the Response to Intervention framework, this guided discussion will focus on the
role of a school counselor in the RTI process. Participants will be encouraged to share how implementation of
RTI has reshaped their roles within school settings. Bring your questions and let’s problem-solve together.
                                              Kelli Esteves, Butler University
                                   Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                                FRIDAY 12:45PM – 1:45PM
Self-Care as a Stress Intervention for Adolescents
There are 5 key self-care strategies—sleep, hygiene, exercise, social support, emotion regulation, and
mindfulness—that have been shown to reduce stress levels in the general population. But what does the
literature say about these self-care strategies as a stress reducer in adolescents? And just what is self-care?
This poster is an exploration of the self-care literature as it relates to adolescents, first demonstrating stress’s
impact on academic achievement, then explaining key concepts of self-care and the different strategies,
reviewing how self-care can help in stress reduction, and finally concluding with a proposed approach to small
group intervention.
                                            Kevin Young, Ball State University
                        Intended Audience/Audience Experience – Middle School-Secondary/All Levels
                                               FRIDAY 9:30AM – 10:30AM

Serving the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students (LGBT) and Their
Working with LGBT students and their families often proves to be a challenging experience due to the stigma
associated with a non-heterosexual orientation and the lack of information available to guide assessments and
interventions specific to this population. LGBT students present an array of special needs when seeking the
help of school counselors, with many students feeling alienated and misunderstood by their parents, peers,
teachers, and school administrators.
This workshop will discuss: a) the multiple issues faced by LGBT students; b) those concerns experienced by
their parents, and c) several approaches that school counselors can take when interacting with this at-risk
population. Participants will hear from a parent about her experiences of having an LGBT child, and from a
social work researcher who has developed a new instrument (COPLAG) designed to assess parents’ concerns
about having gay or lesbian children. Additionally, participants will experience a simulation of LGBT student’s
coming out experiences so that counselors may gain a greater understanding of the roles homophobia and
heterosexism play within the institutions of family, work, religion, and education.
                                          Cynthia Conley, Ball State University
                                           Annette Gross, Indianapolis PFLAG
                                  Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                       WORKSHOP THURSDAY 2:15PM – 4:45PM

Small Group Counseling in the School Setting
Using a number of hands-on activities, I will present practical ideas for creating a small group for any topic that
is effective and enjoyable.
                                               Laura Samide, Avon Schools
                                 Intended Audience/Audience Experience – Elementary/New
                                              THURSDAY 3:45PM – 4:45PM

Social Media and the School Counselor – What Novices Can Learn
School Counselors who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with social media will learn how to create an account
on both Twitter and Pinterest, navigate the two sites, and understand how it can be utilized for professional
growth. Suggestions for school counseling blogs to follow will also be provided.
                                       Kelly Johnson, Goshen Community Schools
                                  Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                               FRIDAY 9:30AM – 10:30AM

STEM: Fueling Our Future
Are your students taking enough high level math, science, engineering and technology courses to compete in
the global workplace? The National STEM initiative encourages us to focus more emphasis on these subjects.
How can we do this? In this interactive workshop, learn how to incorporate more STEM into your high school
counseling curriculum and to provide your teachers with new, fun ideas that will help students see the
relationship between their courses and future career pathways. Participants will build circuit boards using
schematics and actually create a working fan and light model. In small teams they will also solve a problem
together to reinforce the real-life solutions and problem-solving essential to STEM.
                                       Janice Tkaczyk, Universal Technical Institute
                               Intended Audience/Audience Experience –Secondary/All Levels
                                               FRIDAY 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Student Success Services
Effectively preparing students for post-secondary education is a critical component to their success. In print, in
person, online and on the phone, Learn More Indiana helps students and families plan, prepare and pay for
college and career success. Learn More Indiana’s communication and community outreach efforts are
centered on three annual campaigns. This presentation will give participants an overview of Indiana initiatives
and resources that educators and school counselors can utilize to help foster academic success and post-
secondary attainment for all students.
                              Michelle Mitchell and Susan Tharp, ICHE-Learn More Indiana
                                 Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                            THURSDAY 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Successful Dialogues with Enabling Parents
Many parents have illusions about their children, the importance of grades versus learning and the need to
shelter children from consequences. By examining these illusions and practicing how to talk compassionately
and appropriately to parents, counselors can open parents’ minds to understandings that benefit students,
schools and parents.
                                        Ellen Shrager, Teacher Voice Publishing
                                 Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                               FRIDAY 8:00AM – 9:00AM

Suicide Postvention in Schools: Results of a National Study
The American School Counselor Association’s (2007) position on the school counselor’s role in a crisis
situation states that professional school counselors must be prepared to provide direct counseling services to
students during and after crisis situations. One specific type of crisis that may be encountered in the school
setting is the suicide of a student. The presenters will share the results of a national mixed method study on
the postvention practices of school counselors. First, a national survey was conducted in which school
counselors described any postvention plans that were in place in their schools, rated the importance of suicide
postvention plans, and evaluated training for school counselors in managing postvention activities. Secondly,
interviews were conducted with school counselors who had experienced student suicide in their schools in
order to gain their perspectives on the effectiveness of such plans. The results of this study will be presented
and educational resource lists will be available.
                       Kerrie Fineran and Heather Reynolds, Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne
                                  Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                               FRIDAY 12:45PM – 1:45PM

The Magic of Counseling
Counselors are truly magicians! In order for a magician to be effective, they have to be able to engage their
audience. They have to establish trust, make connections and inspire confidence. In this presentation, Carl
will use magic and magic concepts to give counselors ideas for use in the classroom and for enhancing their
presentations. Counselors have to deliver information to students, staff, parents and the community and in
doing so we must make an impact. Participants will leave with ideas and resources to go back to their work
setting and truly work magic.
                                       Carl Olson, EnergizerOlson Presentations
                                 Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                           THURSDAY 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Twenty-First Century Scholars Program
This presentation will provide participants an overview of the Twenty-First Century Scholars Program, including
enrollment qualifications, program guidelines, and policy updates.
                              Chris Entrom and Chad Crowe, Twenty-First Century Scholars
                       Intended Audience/Audience Experience – Middle School-Secondary/All Levels
                                           THURSDAY 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Using Humane Education to Support Student Learning & Growth
As we all know, student engagement is becoming more and more challenging as the expectations for student
performance get higher and higher…In a personal and professional search for engagement of their own, we
found ourselves nose to nose with over 100 adoptable dogs at the Indianapolis Animal Care and
Control…AKA: the city pound. This session will introduce participants to some of the COUNTLESS ways that
working with animals can bring learning to life for any student. Humane Education is about advancing human-
animal interdisciplinary scholarship by training current and future professionals to provide ethical and
sustainable leadership. You will learn about the journey we are taking with these currently homeless animals
and the connections being made by improving their lives through community and classroom education.
                                   Gina Woodward, Clark Pleasant Middle School
                                 Andrea Hughes, Indianapolis Animal Care & Control
                               Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                          THURSDAY 2:15PM – 3:15PM

What Schools Need to Know About Kids and Substance Abuse
Drug use among students is a growing and difficult issue. New opportunities to abuse chemicals seem to lurk
everywhere. As we try to nurture our students and help them grow into productive adults, the enemy of
substance use binds our abilities. We will discuss what you need to know.
                               Katherine Sadler, Indiana Prevention Resource Center
                               Intended Audience/Audience Experience – All/All Levels
                                            FRIDAY 2:00PM – 3:00PM

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