Maryland School Counselor Association Conference

March 20-21, 2022

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
100 Heron Blvd, US-50
Cambridge, MD 21613

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

SPONSORED BY

The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters consists of 41,000 of the most skilled and highly trained construction workers in Delaware, The District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and West Virginia. Apprenticeships are conducted by specialty experts in several carpentry trades at state-of-the-art training facilities in our region. For more information please contact Christopher Cohn, Event Coordinator, via email or at 732-803-9881.

With RV sales increasing and more and more Americans taking to the road to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, skilled RV technicians are in high demand. The RV Technical Institute’s hands-on training and instruction, created by top RV industry experts, provides the experience and expertise needed by manufacturers, dealerships and repair shops nationwide.

For more information please contact Curt Hemmeler, Executive Director, via email or at 800.664.0154..

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The Sheet Metal Workers’ Apprenticeship is a combination of classroom work and on-the-job training. The apprenticeship teaches skills that are technically and professionally oriented. Therefore, the prospect for a rewarding, good paying career is very good. New apprentice classes start every three (3) months. Applications are taken Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Applicants will be notified of schedule test dates.

The Sheet Metal Workers’ Apprenticeship is a five-year training program which includes the following:

  1. 40 hours per week on-the-job instruction
  2. One day every two weeks classroom instruction.
Sheppard Pratt is the largest private, nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, developmental disability, special education, and social services in the country. A nationwide resource, Sheppard Pratt provides services across a comprehensive continuum of care, spanning both hospital- and community-based resources. For more information please contact Kelli Lillard, Director of National Outreach, via email.
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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, via email or at 812.454.9197.

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Since our founding in 1909, Milton Hershey School has helped children break the cycle of poverty. We are a place where students can be their greatest selves, meeting their potential with life-changing opportunity. MHS thrives as a cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for more than 2,100 boys and girls from families of lower income across the U.S. Students receive an excellent education, nurturing home life, college and career readiness support, and comprehensive health and wellness care, including medical and dental services, food, and clothing.
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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 via email.
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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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The College Funding Coach® was founded in 2002 to help families better understand the complex strategies for saving and paying for college, making higher education more affordable. Through our free comprehensive educational workshop, Little-known Secrets of Paying for College, The College Funding Coach® team has helped thousands of elementary, middle and high school families save and pay for college without going broke! During this time of uncertainty, significant changes to the FAFSA, and lingering questions, The College Funding Coach has an unwavering focus on adding value for the parents, counselors, friends, and families we know and meet. For more information please contact Andrea Ashton via email or at 703.430.0789.
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Since 1970, Howard Community College has been the preferred college choice for students and families in Howard County, one of the most vibrant counties in Maryland. A public community college, HCC offers associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development and continuing education classes, that are built around in-demand careers. HCC prepares graduates for transfer to four-year colleges and universities or for the workforce. No matter where you’re going in life, you can get there from HCC.

For more information contact Chelsea Durbin, Director of Admissions via email or at 443.518.3099

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The National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) was established in 1996 to support
activities, displays, and artifact acquisition for the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM).
Its mission has broadened to include a robust cyber education program. Many are
unaware and uninformed about the negative consequences of their actions in the digital
world. Additionally, there is a critical shortage of professionals to fill cyber-related job openings. To fulfill these needs, the NCF sponsored the development of cybersecurity curriculum guidelines and resources for students and teachers that help them understand cyber threats and connect educators with the resources, tools, and professional development to teach cybersecurity.

 

Harmony SEL is a social and emotional learning program for Pre-K-6 grade students, accessible online and at no cost. Harmony fosters knowledge, skills, and attitudes boys and girls need to develop healthy identities, create meaningful relationships, and engage productively by providing SEL learning resources, tools, and strategies.

For more information please contact Larryelle Phillips, Strategic Accounts Advisor, via email.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The Hill We Climb: A Journey Toward Justice and Equity in Counseling

Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

Sunday, March 20th | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy is in her sixth year as Dean of the School of Education at American University. Previous to this role, she served as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (central administration) and Vice Dean of Academic Affairs (in the School of Education) at Johns Hopkins University. Also at Johns Hopkins, she was an associate professor at the University of Maryland College Park and Director of the School Counseling Program at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Professional colleagues have recognized her with many awards for outstanding multicultural/diversity research, excellence in teaching, and exemplar service. She served as a Faculty Lilly Fellow at the University of Maryland and in 2016, she was selected as an American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow for her significant contributions in scientific achievement and teaching. While at Johns Hopkins she developed and implemented the $25M Faculty Diversity Initiative and is the founder of three signature initiatives: AU’s Summer Institute on Education, Equity and Justice (SIEEJ), the Center for Postsecondary Readiness and Success, and the AU Teacher Pipeline Project, a partnership with the District of Columbia Public Schools and Friendship Charter Schools. The second edition to her book, School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap: A Social Justice Framework for Success will be available this fall.

Because of her expertise in college advising and counseling, Dr. Holcomb-McCoy was selected to participate as a consultant to the Obama Administration’s Reach Higher Initiative. In July 2014, she was one of the plenary speakers at the White House’s Summit on Higher Education held at Harvard University.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Cheryl as she presents The Hill We Climb: A Journey Toward Justice and Equity in Counseling. Over the last couple of years, two enduring pandemics—COVID-19 and racial injustice–have impacted the education landscape and the emotional fabric of our country. From “Zoom fatigue” to racialized stress, the pandemics have required school counselors to address mounting numbers of traumatized students and longstanding issues of racial and educational injustice. Dr. Holcomb-McCoy will inspire counselors with a solid call to action. Climbing the hill of racial justice is steep; but school counselors can get to the top by acting with courage, love, and determination.

How Do You View the World? A Discussion of Diversity and Equity

Robert Jamison

Monday, March 21st | 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

SPEAKER BIO: Robert Jamison is currently the Coordinator of School Counseling Services at the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. He has numerous years of experience as a School Counselor and also as a School Counseling Department Chair. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia as well as his Master of Science in Education in School Counseling and his Education Specialist degrees from Old Dominion University. Mr. Jamison supports school counselors across the state of Virginia as a member of the Board of Directors for the Virginia School Counselor Association. And, he recently served on the Virginia Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, established by Governor McAuliffe in Executive Order 69. Mr. Jamison has spoken at numerous state and national conferences. Whether conducting professional development activities or supporting students and families, Mr. Jamison enjoys working and collaborating with all stakeholders.

ABOUT THIS SESSION: Join Robert as he presents How Do You View the World? A Discussion of Diversity and Equity. The goal of this introspective session is for participants to think about diversity and equity through a more expansive lens. The presenter will review common terms used in schools, classrooms and organizations and how these terms relate to our behaviors. The session will also review things to consider when working with staff and students, and personal stories related to these topics will be shared. Participants will be asked to participate in individual, small and large group activities throughout the presentation.

Robert will also be presenting a breakout session.

SCHEDULE

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Sunday, March 20, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration & Information Center Open

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Opening Keynote/Workshop Session
Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

President’s Reception

Monday, March 21, 2022

7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration & Information Center Open

7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

MSCA President’s Welcome and Keynote Address
Robert Jamison

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Break – Visit Exhibitors

9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Breakout Session 1

10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Break – Visit Exhibitors

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session 2

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Break – Visit Exhibitors

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Celebration Luncheon

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Break – Visit Exhibitors

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

1:50 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Break – Visit Exhibitors

2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Breakout Session 4

MSDE / CPD Credit Information

The Maryland School Counselor Association is working with the Maryland State Department of Education on ensuring that conference participants who accrue 8 hours of professional learning time related to the annual conference topics AND complete the conference evaluation are eligible to receive 1 MSDE / CPD credit. More details to come soon.

NBCC Contact Hours Information

Participants will also be able to earn up to 8 hours of National Board Certified Contact Hours.

REGISTRATION​

Registration Closed

Become a MSCA Member!

Please visit the MSCA website and become a member or renew your annual membership, or you can add your membership to your conference registration.

Please contact MSCA directly for all membership questions.

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 for you (Modeled from ASCA) to customize according to your needs to support your efforts to attend the 2022 MSCA Conference!

Conference

(March 20-21, 2022)

EARLY REGISTRATION**
(by January 31, 2022)

Professional Member*: $135
Student Member*: $75
Non-Member: $180

STANDARD REGISTRATION
(after January 31, 2022)

Professional Member*: $150
Student Member*: $85
Non-Member: $195

*Your MSCA membership must be good through March 21, 2022 to qualify for these rates. If you register as a member and your membership lapses before the conference, you will be asked to renew your membership. If you do not renew, you will be charged the difference between the member rate and non-member rate.

**To qualify for the Early Registration Rate, 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.  

REGISTRATIONS CAN NOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT PAYMENT. PLEASE SEND PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION FORM(S) TOGETHER.

Paying with a Credit Card?

Choose one of these options:

  • ONLINE
  • Scan and EMAIL Registration Form(s)
  • FAX Registration Form(s)
  • MAIL Registration Form(s)
  • PHONE

Paying with a Purchase Order?

Choose one of these options:

  • Scan and EMAIL PO with the Registration Form(s)
  • FAX PO with the Registration Form(s)
  • MAIL PO with the Registration Form(s)

*Purchase orders must be made payable to National Center for Youth Issues.


Paying with a Check?

  • MAIL check with the Registration Form(s)

*Checks must be made payable to National Center for Youth Issues.

EMAIL: registrations@ncyi.org

FAX: (423) 899-4547

PHONE: (866) 318-6294

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

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.

The sponsors of the conference receive registrant contact information.

Please Note: If we are forced to cancel the MSCA 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 February 20, 2022. All cancellations before February 20, 2022 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee. The association is not responsible for and cannot give refunds due to problems beyond its control, such as weather and school closings.
On social distancing and other health and safety measures, the regulations/guidelines that apply to hotels and conference centers are still unfolding and being developed. The MSCA Conference will conform to all necessary regulations/guidelines that are in place as of the date of the conference.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

HOST HOTEL:

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

100 Heron Blvd, US-50
Cambridge, MD 21613

All events of the Conference will be located at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate starting at $129 per night plus tax. This rate is valid through February 25, 2022.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL: (800) 233-1234. Please be sure to mention the Maryland School Counselor Association or use the code MCAA.
  • REGISTER ONLINE: Make reservations on the Hyatt website.
 

Come Learn and Play!

The Hyatt Regency in Chesapeake is on the Choptank River in Dorchester County. Savor regional specialties at Water’s Edge Grill located in the Hyatt, or visit many fine restaurants for fresh seafood and waterfront dining. If looking for some retail therapy check out the antique stores, boutiques, and country stores you will find nearby. Visit local landmarks like the Choptank River Lighthouse, or experience the local heritage by taking a historic tour or visiting the Harriet Tubman Byway. There is tons to do around Cambridge, so you can work and play!

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!