September 11-13, 2024
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa
Lexington, KY

September 11-13, 2024
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa
Lexington, KY

Join us for the KSCA Conference
September 11-13, 2024
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
30+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
Register to Attend
Engaging Breakout Sessions
Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Register to Attend
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Join us for the KSCA Conference
September 11-13, 2024
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
30+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
Register to Attend
Engaging Breakout Sessions
Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Register to Attend
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Join us for the KSCA Conference
September 11-13, 2024
Register to Attend
Dynamic Speakers
Gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Featured Speakers
30+ Exhibitors
Meet with exhibitors to get valuable resources and information for your school.
Register to Attend
Network and be Refreshed
Get a much needed break and find encouragement from hundreds of school counselors across the state.
Register to Attend
Engaging Breakout Sessions
Multiple breakout sessions available to gain insights, inspiration, and effective plans of action.
Register to Attend
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Don't miss Kentucky's premier conference for school counselors!

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Thanks for joining us for the 2023 Lone Star State School Counselor Association Conference!​

We hope to see you next year!

SAVE THE DATE!

Details to come.

SPONSORED BY

Learn more about our Sponsors

DialCare is a virtual and telephonic counseling service. You can give your students ages 11 and older access to mental health assistance no matter where they are. Members can use their phone, tablet or computer for sessions with mental health professionals from the comfort of their home or on the go. Let our mental health professionals help give you peace of mind. For more information contact Becca Bean, Senior Vice President at beccab@dialcare.com.
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QuaverReady is an online program designed to help all students succeed in school. It includes an evidence-based social and emotional learning curriculum and intervention and behavioral resources. For more information contact Eric Wormsbaker at (629) 702-7388 or EricWormsbaker@QuaverEd.com.

SchooLinks is a modern college and career readiness platform that supports districts’ implementation of a comprehensive curriculum and framework to prepare students for the post-secondary pathway of their choice.  Containing more than eighty interactive student experiences from interest discoveries, academic planning, and soft skill development – SchooLinks offers internship matching, career mentorship, industry partner management, and more to help districts support holistic postsecondary readiness. Our unified solution supports Kentucky’s initiatives for improved student outcomes and postsecondary readiness. 

For more information, please contact Mike Sandridge at msandridge@schoolinks.com

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Innovation Guide

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Xello is an engaging, online program that helps K-12 students define their future goals and transform their aspirations into actionable plans for success. 

It helps them build self-knowledge, explore their options, create a plan, and develop the skills needed to thrive in the world of work.

For more information please contact Amanda Molinaro, Territory Manager at amandam@xello.world

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SPEAKERS

We have many dynamic speakers who will be speaking at the conference. Check back soon!

More speakers will be presenting at the conference. Check back soon!

Keynote Speakers

Bryan Pearlman

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Opening Keynote Session 
September 12, 2024| 8:30 a.m.

“Maslow Before Bloom” is a hashtag that Dr. Bryan Pearlman has been using for years on social media. It is also the title of his second book, released in May 2020. In this engaging and interactive presentation, Dr. Pearlman shares his own personal struggles as a student and his successes as a teacher, school administrator, and now as a mental health therapist. He infuses many real-world case studies, stories, strategies, evidence-based practices, and out of the box ideas for helping all students (and staff) to be successful in school and life. Dr. Pearlman’s message will make participants laugh, cry, and feel.

 


 

Dr. Bryan Pearlman is a former school administrator, a mental health therapist, PD leader, keynote speaker, and adjunct professor of education psychology. He is the author of three books: Maslow Before Bloom: Basic Human Needs Before Academics, Whatever It Takes For All Students To Succeed In School and Life, and From Struggles To Successes: A Handbook For Parents & Educators. Dr. Pearlman is also the co-founder and board member of the mental health non-profit DSMHW.org. His expertise is helping all children to succeed, challenging behaviors, trauma, school improvement, mental health, and self-care. Dr. Pearlman has presented to over 100,000 people in the past few years. He is regularly asked to provide keynote addresses, featured presentations, and trainings for state, regional and national organizations.

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Pre-Conference Speakers

Heather Bushelman

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Gina Crabtree

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Allison Roeser

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Pre-Conference Learning Session 
September 11, 2024| 2:00 p.m.

Comprehensive school counseling is a true show everyday for school counselors.  How do we balance all three domains (SEL, academic, and CCR) while also ensuring students receive MTSS for tiers 1, 2 and 3? This session will show how to become the ringmaster of your counseling program by interweaving and balancing all three domains for direct services including large and small group, and individual counseling.  Indirect service options will also be modeled on how school counselors can advocate for their students within each domain.  The ASCA documents will be referenced to help school counselors at all levels (K-12) to proactively plan and be data-driven for their MTSS for tiers 1, 2 and 3 as part of their larger school and districtwide plan.  All evidence-based strategies and tools will be easy to implement as school counselors return to their settings, so bring your popcorn to enjoy how to effectively implement the greatest show on earth!

Pre-Conference Learning Session 
September 11, 2024| 2:00 p.m.

Are you feeling like your spinning plates when it comes to PBIS and behavior management? In this session attendees will explore Tier 1, 2 and 3 behavior management strategies for grades K-12.  Take an in depth look at several Tier 1, 2 and 3 behavior interventions that are common among many schools/districts.  Participants will leave the session with practical strategies that can be implemented quickly, and systems  for measuring fidelity of the interventions.  

Pre-Conference Learning Session 
September 11, 2024| 2:00 p.m.

Circus acts and SEL have more in common than we might think. The courage it takes to catapult yourself in the air and do something magnificent is the same courage we need in the school environment. Using social-emotional learning with students and adults is a vital part of comprehensive school counseling. We know that SEL increases academic achievement, improves behavior and contributes to the overall sense of well-being for students and teachers. This engaging and interactive session will provide easy-to-implement SEL strategies that can be used in whole-group, small-group and individual settings. Strategies that can be used “in the moment” in addition to longer stand alone activities to support a variety of scenarios will be offered. Last but not least: because SEL starts with us, we will reflect and build upon your own personal SEL skills and practices in each of the five core competencies.

 


 

Allison Roeser, M.H.S.,PCC, is an education consultant, author and leadership coach.  She holds a Master of Health Science (MHS) degree from Johns Hopkins University and Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation. Ms. Roeser has almost two decades of experience working with leaders in education. Serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), a program that advocates for foster care youth in San Francisco, Allison is passionate about child welfare and social change. Previously, Allison served as Deputy Director at Westat, a research organization where she directed studies focused on health and education.  Allison is co-author of the book Social Emotional Learning Starts with Us: Empowering Teachers to Support Students and is co-founder of SEL&Beyond, an organization dedicated to providing SEL professional development and coaching for educators, parents and students.

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SCHEDULE

Tentative

The conference takes place on Sunday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 5. Check back soon for a detailed schedule!

SBEC and LPC Hours

15.5 SBEC CPE hours available (#902-466)

15.5 LPC CPE hours available (2740)

REGISTRATION

We are excited to have you join us!
Save the date! Registration will open soon.

Advanced Registration Deadline:
October 18, 2023

Become a Member

Please visit the KSCA website and become a member or renew your annual membership. For questions about KSCA membership please contact, Heather Wells at heather.wells@boyd.kyschools.us.

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 (modeled from ASCA) you can customize to support your efforts to attend the 2024 KSCA Conference!

To receive a conference T-shirt you must register by August 28, 2024.

Main Conference | September 12-13

Professional / Affiliate Member*

$205

Save $20 if you register by July 31!**

Student / Retiree / Emeritus Member*

$105

Save $20 if you register by July 31!**

Non-Member

$250

Onsite registration adds $30 to your rate, so register now! (Non-Member rate will not change.) Details on the registration form below.

Pre-Conference | September 11

Professional / Affiliate

$50

Student / Retiree / Emeritus

$40

*Your KSCA membership must be good through September 13, 2024 to qualify for these rates.

**To qualify for the early registration discount, 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.  

Online Registration has Closed

The online registration portal is now closed, but we will be accepting on-site registration at the event. Please bring the Registration Form (see below to download) with your method of payment to the conference.

To pay with a check or purchase order please download the registration form and send it in with your check or purchase order. Registrations cannot be processed without payment. Contact us with questions.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If we are forced to cancel the KSCA Conference because of a “force majeure” event, such as a government restriction on large gatherings that cover the intended size of the conference, then we will issue full refunds of the registrations. Otherwise, our normal cancellation policy will be upheld: There will be no refunds after August 11, 2024. All cancellations before August 11, 2024 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. The conference is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control such as weather or school closings. The sponsors of the conference receive registrant contact information.
On social distancing and other health and safety measures, the regulations/guidelines that apply to hotels and conference centers may change. The KSCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the conference.

REGISTER

Register online below using a credit card, or download the registration form and send it in with your payment.

To pay with a check or purchase order please download the registration form and send it in with your check or purchase order. Registrations cannot be processed without payment. Contact us with questions.

ACCOMMODATIONS

VENUE & HOST HOTEL

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

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Reservation information coming soon.

All events of the conference will be located at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $165 per night, plus tax. This rate is valid through August 19, 2024.

Please note that when reserving your stay you will be charged an additional $10.00 daily resort fee on top of the nightly rate of $165 plus taxes. However, this charge will be removed on site upon check out. Guests are not charged when making a reservation.

You can also book a room by calling (800) 228-9290 or (859) 231-5100. Be sure to mention the Kentucky School Counselor Association.

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

Come Learn and Play!

In the evening, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Visit the Hamburg Pavilion, just minutes away from the Marriott. You can sit back and relax at the many restaurants available, such as Logan’s Roadhouse, Tekka, and Old Chicago, along with others. Enjoy shopping at the White House / Black Market, DSW, Bath & Body Works, and many more! Click here to see all the fun you can have at the Hamburg Pavilion.

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!

CONTACT INFORMATION

866.318.6294

Fax 423.899.4547

registrations@ncyi.org

National Center for Youth Issues
ATTN: KY-SCA
P.O. Box 22185
Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

Make all checks and purchase orders payable to:
National Center for Youth Issues

The Attendee will receive an email confirmation to the email address provided when their registration is processed. (Make sure to check Junk/Spam folders.) Please allow ample time for processing.

Please contact KSCA directly with all membership questions.

Sponsors receive attendee contact information.

All intellectual property rights in and to the KSCA Annual Conference (“the Event”), the content and all materials distributed at or in connection with the Event are owned by the Kentucky School Counselor Association and/or the Event sponsors or speakers presenting written permission of Kentucky School Counselor Association or the presenting speaker.