April 4-5, 2022
Boston Marriott
2345 Commonwealth Ave. Newton, MA 02466

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April 4-5, 2022
Boston Marriott
2345 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466

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Call for Presenters

CALL FOR PRESENTERS

Submit your proposal for the MASCA Conference!

The Massachusetts School Counselor Association is soliciting proposals for presentations promoting evidence-based programs in the domains of academic, career, and social/emotional development or highlighting the latest techniques and practices in school counseling. Presentations showcase proven programs, current research, or skills of value to counselors, pre-K to postsecondary as well as district personnel, graduate students and counselor educators. MASCA is committed to providing programming that fosters inclusion, diversity, equity , and access, and we welcome session proposals that address these topics.

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DECISION PROCESS

DECISION PROCESS

Please note, all sessions are 60 minutes in length.

This year’s theme is No Limits MVPS (Membership, Voice, Purpose, Students). We are soliciting proposals for presentations promoting evidence-based programs in the domains of academic, career, and social/emotional development and/or highlighting the latest techniques and practices in school counseling. Presentations should showcase proven programs, current research, or skills of value to counselors, pre-K to postsecondary as well as district personnel, graduate students and counselor educators. NCSCA looks forward to providing sessions that foster diversity, equity, inclusion and access for all students. Proposals of a political, marketing or for-profit nature will NOT be accepted.

Targeted Areas

Planning a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

  • Assessments and evaluations of counseling programs and individual components
  • Effective strategies to close achievement and opportunity gaps
  • Using data to deliver effecting counseling programs
  • Utilizing social media to market your counseling program
  • Managing your program with technology
  • Leadership Skills

 

Guidance Curriculum / School Counseling Core Curriculum

  • Prevention strategies for drop out, teen pregnancy, suicide and alcohol/drug abuse
  • Postsecondary awareness strategies for all grade levels

 

Individual Student Planning

  • Improving ACT and SAT scores
  • Effective counselor roles with RTI
  • Improving graduation rate
  • Reducing test anxiety

Responsive Services

  • Helping Transient Students (Foster, Migrant, Homeless, etc.)
  • Effective School Counselor intervention for student discipline issues

 

Student Support Services

  • Leading trainings for teachers and parents
  • Effective parent engagement strategies
  • Building community partnerships
  • Advocating to reduce systemic barriers to student success

 

Social Emotional Learning

  • Mental Health Literacy
  • Implementing SEL in Schools
  • SEL support as Multi Tiered System of Support (MTSS)
  • Trauma Informed Practice

Must Submit Your Vitae/Resume: In addition to filling out and submitting the form below, Lead Presenters are REQUIRED to submit a PDF of their vitae or resume, which includes their degree, educational training, certifications and licenses. 

Deadline for Submission: May 15, 2022

Notice regarding proposal acceptance will be sent via e-mail by the end of July.

The Lead Presenter will receive all communications regarding your breakout session and will be responsible for sharing it with co-presenters, if any.

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IF YOUR PROPOSAL IS ACCEPTED

IF YOUR PROPOSAL IS ACCEPTED

Presenter Instructions

  • HANDOUTS: A QR code will be used for attendees to gain access to session handouts. Please provide a file/s to presenters@ncyi.org by August 15, 2022 with your session title as the file name. You are welcome to provide physical copies of your handouts to attendees at your own expense. The rooms will be set for 40-60 participants. By agreeing to be a breakout session presenter, you are agreeing to submit your presentation to NCSCA to upload to the website for conference participates to refer back to after the conference. If you are approved as a presenter, you will be notified of how and by when to submit the outline.
  • HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Presenters must make their own hotel reservations and are responsible for all other travel expenses.
  • CO-PRESENTERS: All communications regarding your breakout session will come to the Lead Presenter directly, and will be responsible for sharing it with a Co-Presenter (if any). Also note the rate structure for Co-Presenters. If a Co-Presenter is not added at the time of the CFP submission, one cannot be added in the future.
  • WI-FI: The hotel is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet that is complimentary for presenters only. We highly recommend designing your session so that you will not need internet access, since it can be slow or unreliable.
  • AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT: All meeting rooms will be arranged theater style. Please note that the conference will provide a screen, A/V cart and power supply at no charge to you. However, the conference will not be able to provide any other A/V equipment. You are responsible for providing your own LCD Projector, laptop and dongle/appropriate adapter, if needed for your presentation. If your presentation requires sound for a video or sound effect please make the necessary plan to provide that equipment on your own. If you need additional audio visual equipment, please contact the hotel. Any arrangements you make with the hotel will be at your own expense.
For more information or questions, please contact presenters@ncyi.org.

LEAD PRESENTERS GET A FREE REGISRATION TO THE MAIN CONFERENCE!

Main Conference | November 2-4

Lead Presenter Rate

$0

All co-presenters may register at the standard attendee registration rate.

Pre-Conference | November 2

Member* $35

Non-Member $90

*To qualify for member rates your membership must be good through November 4, 2022. Renew your membership if not current, or if becoming a member for the first time, go to the NCSCA Website BEFORE registering.

The discounted presenter rate can only be used for the lead presenter. All co-presenters may register at the standard attendee registration rate. If your session is approved, the Lead Presenter will be emailed a link to the exclusive registration portal for approved lead presenters.

If your Co-Presenter(s), if any, plans to present the breakout session and then leave, there will be no registration fee. By not registering, they will not be given a name badge, program manual or tote bag, and will not be able to participate in any other sessions or meal functions at the conference.

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL

This portal is now closed.

The deadline for submissions has passed.

CONTACT INFORMATION

866.318.6294

Fax 423.899.4547

presenters@ncyi.org

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

The Lead Presenter will receive all communications regarding your breakout session and will be responsible for sharing it with co-presenters, if any.