KENTUCKY SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION

2021 CONFERENCE

September 15-17, 2021

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

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Thank you for attending the KSCA Conference. We hope to see you next year!

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Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Soldiers can get a college degree, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world and make bonds that last a lifetime all while serving part-time close to home. The Kentucky Army National Guard can also pay for students’ college tuition to KY State Colleges and Universities. Live Here. Serve Here. Learn Here.
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Hello! Thanks for checking out UPS! We offer an array of educational programs that cater to the need of your students post-secondary goals. With many of our programs including 100% tuition as well as Part-Time employment opportunities, and even our KY LOOP program offering a housing subsidy there is something for everyone! Please check out www.upsjobsky.com or www.metro-college.com for more specific program information, Thank you for your time!

For more information please contact Jeff Elder, Talent Acquisition Specialist, at jelder@ups.com or at 508.528.3143.

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The IKORCC is dedicated to providing training and opportunities for any person interested in a career in the Carpentry, Millwright or Floorcovering trades. Our 4-year apprenticeship program ends with a Journeyperson Card and an Associate’s Degree. Do your students participate in a CTE Carpentry or Welding program? They can take advantage of our blanket articulation agreement with the KDE, which allows for up to 1 year of previous credit in our Registered Apprenticeship Program at one of our 3 training centers that serve Kentucky. Check us out at www.ikorcctraining.com. We can’t wait to see you or meet you in September!

For more information please contact Hope Harp, Outreach Specialist, at hharp@ikorccjatf.org or at 502.889.1677.

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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, Assistant Vice President at beccab@dialcare.com.

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QuaverEd, a world leader in online curriculum development, is a Nashville-based provider of innovative education resources, including Social Emotional Learning, General Music, Full-Day Pre-K, Health, and more! Quaver’s comprehensive curricula uses the power of interactivity, humor, and music to engage today’s students. Professional Development and College programs are also available.

For more information please contact Eric Wormsbaker at ericwormsbaker@quavered.com or at 629.702.7388.

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The U.S. Army provides state-of-the-art training in a multitude of career fields from Culinary to Aviation to Medical and Engineering to name a few. Learn about free education resources the Army offers to students and teachers. Connect with the Education Services representative who can provide presentations on these resources, Army benefits, and college/financial aid information to you, your parents, or your school!

For more information contact Ms. Abigail Murdock, Education Services Specialist at abigail.l.murdock.civ@mail.mil or at 615.289.138.

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The College Funding Coach was founded in 2002, to teach parents how to EFFICIENTLY pay for college without destroying their retirement nest egg! The College Funding Coach is the only national organization that is brought into elementary, middle, and high schools in 25 different states, to teach parents how to pay for college without going broke! For almost 20 years, The College Funding Coach has worked with counselors and school administrators at elementary, middle, and high schools across the country, educating parents through our nationally acclaimed free parent workshop called “Little Known Secrets of Paying for College. With significant changes to the FAFSA, and the reduction of financial aid at many colleges and universities, The College Funding Coach has never been more needed for parents who are looking to reduced their out-of-pocket cost for their children’s college education.

For more information contact Demetrius Doss at ddoss@thecollegefundingcoach.org or at 703.340.6911.

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SCUTA is used by school counselors and school districts to develop a data-driven, evidence based school counseling program. It follows the ASCA National Model® recommendations and offers confidential, comprehensive documentation and use of time analysis system. It is an invaluable tool for School Counselors who want to do best practice, keep accurate records and develop a data driven school counseling program.
School Counselors using SCUTA, have the ability to clearly illustrate the nature of their work and school needs with supervisors and stakeholders.

For more information please contact Cathy.

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Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) has a mission to improve students’ access to postsecondary education. For over half a century, KHEAA has enhanced the educational opportunities available to Kentucky students by administering state financial aid programs and providing Kentuckians with services and information about higher education. KHEAA’s Outreach service is vital in fulfilling the agency’s mission and helping students and families plan, prepare and pay for college.

For more information please contact Kim Dolan, Director of Outreach Services, at kdolan@kheaa.com or at 502.759.1776.

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PRE-CONFERENCE LEARNING SESSIONS

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Pre-Conference Learning Sessions are an additional opportunity for more professional development and CEU contact hours. The sessions generally cover more in-depth information and allows more opportunity for discussion. These sessions are not included in the conference registration fee and have a minimal fee. Space is limited. Interested participants are encouraged to register early. Sessions run concurrently, so only one may be chosen.

Cost to attend a Pre-Conference Session:

  • $50 Professional / Affiliate
  • $40 Graduate Student / Retiree / Emeritus

MTSS and School Counseling: How Do They Fit Together?

Emily Goodman-Scott

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Emily Goodman-Scott is an Associate Professor in Counselor Education and the School Counseling Coordinator at Old Dominion University, in Virginia. As a previous school counselor and special education teacher, Dr. Goodman-Scott has been in education for nearly 15 years. She was a 2018 recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 award for her region, is the former president/chair of the Virginia School Counselor Association, and enjoys speaking at national conferences, invited state association workshops, and school districts trainings. Dr. Goodman-Scott is the lead editor of the 2019 book A School Counselor’s Guide to Multitiered Systems of Support, and has co-authored the I Can series of children’s social stories.

 

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Is MTSS (PBIS/RTI) currently implemented in your school? Is your school considering implementation? Would you like to learn more? MTSS is widely implemented throughout the country and school counselors are often an integral part of implementation. Come to this session to discover the alignment between MTSS and Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (e.g., the ASCA National Model), gaining strategies to maximize your efforts. Work smarter, not harder. The presenter will share school-based examples for implementation and alignment. Presentations can be adapted to provide content on specific tiers, such as Tier 1 prevention.

Kentucky Framework of Best Practices for School Counselors

Damien Sweeney

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Damien Sweeney is the Program Coordinator for Comprehensive School Counseling at the Kentucky Department of Education. Dr. Sweeney is also a professor at the University of the Cumberlands. He was previously a Professional School Counselor at Seneca High School in Louisville, KY. Prior to that, Dr. Sweeney taught English at Male High School and Special Education at Fairdale High School in Jefferson County Public Schools.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Dr. Sweeney will introduce the new Kentucky Framework of Best Practices for School Counselors to participants. Participants will learn how to start creating and implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that aligns with state and national expectations for our roles.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

School Counseling in the Time of COVID-19

Emily Goodman-Scott

Thursday, September 16th | 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Emily Goodman-Scott is an Associate Professor in Counselor Education and the School Counseling Coordinator at Old Dominion University, in Virginia. As a previous school counselor and special education teacher, Dr. Goodman-Scott has been in education for nearly 15 years. She was a 2018 recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 award for her region, and served on the Virginia School Counselor Association board for 10 years, including most recently as Chair of the Board (2019-2020). She enjoys speaking at national conferences, invited state association workshops, and school districts trainings.

Dr. Goodman-Scott is the lead editor of the 2019 book A School Counselor’s Guide to Multi-tiered Systems of Support, and more recently an author of the 2020 book published by the American School Counselor Association, Making MTSS Work. She has co-authored the I Can series of children’s social stories.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: 2020 has been a challenging time across our country, and school counselors are navigating a new world of virtual school counseling, and students struggling with grief, loss, trauma, and social unrest. In this session, Dr. Goodman-Scott will provide strategies for school counselors using a trauma-informed, SEL lens, including both virtual and face-to-face modalities.

Resilience Can Be Taught: 4 Strategies to Build Resilience in Every Student

Christian Moore

Friday, September 17th | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Christian Moore is an internationally renowned speaker, social worker, and author of The Resilience Breakthrough. The WhyTry Program that he authored is used in 20,000 institutions worldwide and has proven to effectively teach the social and emotional skills needed to thrive in school and life.

ABOUT THE SESSION: Resilience is something we’re all born with. Learn about vital skills of resilience and 3 keys to creating a resilient climate. This engaging presentation will empower you to deliver these skills to students of any background and learning style, enabling them to thrive not only in school, but in life.

KSCA CHARITY

Rae Of Sunshine

Rae of Sunshine is a non-profit foundation [501(c) (3)]. The curly sunshine is a reminder of Taylor Rae, but our hope is that this sunshine will be a reminder that each of us can be a “rae” of sunshine in a world that is afraid to talk about mental health. They strive to promote positive acts of kindness, eliminate the stigma of mental health and increase access and resources to support social and emotional health.