November 2-4, 2022
Embassy Suites Resort & Convention Center
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW Concord, NC

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November 2-4, 2022
Embassy Suites Resort & Convention Center
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW Concord, NC

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Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

We look forward to having you join us at the North Carolina School Counselor Association Conference!

Thursday, November 3, 2022

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Breakout Session 1

All Students Matter- Supporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Lead Presenter: Camille Poe

Special Education comes in many forms. Students with intellectual disabilities vary in look, size, and intellect. Many students with intellectual disabilities can have a successful school experience with great support from their community, family, and most importantly their school. School counselors play an imperative part in their SEL & transition opportunities. Learn more on how you can truly use inclusion to ensure that ALL students are presented with the same opportunities for success.

ACT Sponsor Session

Lead Presenter: TBA

More details to come!

Boys to Men: Creating Effective Boy Groups

Lead Presenter: Brittany Glover

There is a significant drop between the number of boys that start 9th grade and the number of boys that graduate from 12th grade and statistics show that 93.1% of people imprisoned are male, particularly minority boys. We must intervene and provide supports to boys prior to high school. In this session, attendees will be provided with “ready to go” resources to implement successful boy groups that will also include additional resources for working with African American and Latinx boys.

Career Week-A Cause for Celebration!

Lead Presenter: Ashley Price

Career Week in an elementary school can be fun, but planning for it can be overwhelming! This session will provide elementary school counselors will activities, ideas, organizational tips and tricks for planning the best Career Week ever. How-to’s for virtual, in-person, or a combination Career Week will be included!

Ensuring High School Graduation – Transcript Audit Procedures and Knowledge for High School Counselors

Lead Presenter: Kristy Newitt

HS counselors are tasked with the responsibility of students graduating on time. This is a task that goes beyond direct services and advisement counseling. It is necessary to know graduation requirements, understand the course scheduling process, promotion/retention, etc. This session will help HS counselors create a process for transcript audits and provide resources that will help keep the “administrative” tasks organized and not overwhelming. Time to take your time back for the students!

*EVERYBODY CLAP YOUR HANDS*: A Black History Month Initiative!

Lead Presenter: Quinandria Lee

Let’s move past our schools having an annual isolated Black History Month program on February 28 and create an interactive program that celebrates Black history and culture consistently throughout the month of February. In this session, you will be given the tools to build a BHM initiative that allows space for all students to celebrate Black history, culture, music, dance and food through weekly activities and student-led discussions. You will have your students saying, “this was lit!”

Got Data? Impact Equity and Access for All Students

Lead Presenter: Sejal Foxx

Use data to support your roles as leaders and advocates. Learn how to use data to create strategic and systemic change that focuses on equity and access for all students.

There is a Leader in You, Emerge!

Lead Presenter: Brittany Raines

Whether you are a graduate student, first year counselor, or a veteran, there is a place for you within NCSCA! In addition to learning about the Emerging Leader program, counselors will have the opportunity to explore various pathways to get involved with NCSCA.

Helping Traumatized Students and Those Who Experience Grief, Loss, and Mourning

Lead Presenter: Melissa Reeves

This workshop is designed to enhance participants’ existing knowledge base about trauma, grief, loss, and mourning.
Participants will increase their levels of comfort in dealing with trauma and grief, better understand the differences
between normal and complicated grieving, and learn intervention strategies to address both. Participants will achieve a
better understanding of factors that influence grief and mourning, and develop specialized skills for helping children and
adolescents cope more successfully with these intensely felt emotions.

Motivating Challenging Students

Lead Presenter: Amie Dean

Like many of you, I have had classes, and often students, which led me to think, “How will I make it this year?” I have
spent my career as a classroom teacher searching for and learning which strategies work with students. My only criteria:
positive and practical! This session is designed for teachers who believe that every student has a gift to offer the world.
We have to find ways to help them realize it.

MTSS and School Counseling: How Do They Fit Together

Lead Presenter: Emily Goodman-Scott

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.

NCSCA Government Relations Update / Advocacy 101

Lead Presenter: Tim Hardin

Join us as we discuss the latest happenings around the North Carolina General Assembly, updates related to our lobbying efforts, and tips / tricks on effective advocacy at the local, state, and national levels. Email any questions to governmentrelations@ncschoolcounselor.org

Racial Identity Perception Among Elementary Students of Color & Its Impact on Academic Self-Efficacy

Lead Presenter: Taryne Mingo

School counselors need to be aware of all factors that contribute to a students’ academic development. Through the use of an “expressive arts” counseling technique using crayons and a self-portrait activity, children of color as young as six years of age explored sensitive topics, like racial identity perception, from a safe and familiar platform. Presenters will share qual. study results of 28 interviews with children of color and how school counselors can support their academic self-efficacy.

Selling SEL

Lead Presenter: Carrie Jackson

We all know Social Emotional Learning is important, but I often hear teachers say they do not have time to implement it into their day. This session will help you sell your school staff on SEL and how everyone can easily teach it every day. Learn how I collaborated with my school’s media specialist and enrichment team to incorporate SEL into these fun activities as well. Participants will receive access to SEL lessons and activities organized by the five competencies.

Supporting Families of LGBTQ Students: An Evidence-Based Approach

Lead Presenter: Tracey Gardner

As the number of students identifying as LGBTQ in our elementary, middle, and high schools increases exponentially, school counselors must employ evidence-based strategies to support families. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, among other researchers, indicates that children are identifying as LGBTQ at much earlier ages. Meanwhile, many families have never heard of terms like transgender. School counselors can help families support students by increasing awareness.

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Students in the Face of Family Opposition

Lead Presenter: Jonathan Ricks

Supporting LGBTQIA+ students can be challenging when parents/guardians oppose educators’ efforts to provide affirming care for their students. We will discuss how school counselors can use leadership, advocacy, collaboration and systemic change to respond to this opposition. In this session, participants will learn best practices in generating buy-in, offering support, navigating legal/ethical issues and pushing back as needed to generate positive outcomes for LGBTQIA+ students.

There is a Leader in You, Emerge!

Lead Presenter: Brittany Raines

Whether you are a graduate student, first year counselor, or a veteran, there is a place for you within NCSCA! In addition to learning about the Emerging Leader program, counselors will have the opportunity to explore various pathways to get involved with NCSCA.

UTI Sponsor Session

Lead Presenter: TBA

More details to come!

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Breakout Session 2

Building a Queen (or King!): A Holistic Small Group Approach

Lead Presenter: Quinandria Lee

A comprehensive small group approach that integrates small group counseling, community service and peer-to-peer mentoring. This session aims to empower and provide the blueprint for educators to build a small group program that has shown to increase student’s resiliency, self-awareness, leadership and communication skills.

Building Connections and Community: SEL Morning Meetings

Lead Presenter: Su-Lin Banks

Struggling with how to implement school-wide SEL with limited instructional time and resources?  Morning Meetings give students the ability to start their day with a routine-based transition focused on social interaction and opportunities to share with their teacher and peers in a safe and inclusive classroom environment.   In this session,  you will learn how SEL Morning Meetings can support your school’s Tier 1 SEL goals and how to create your school’s Morning Meetings using a variety of free resources.

Closing the Achievement Gap Through Embracing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Lead Presenter: Kathi Smith

How a small Title I school in Eastern NC is closing the achievement gap by empowering students through embracing Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity. Programs that invite the community to come in and provide strong role models such as “Game Day with Guys,” where gentlemen from the community are invited in to play board games with male students, and “Painting and Pearls with Girls,” where ladies from the community are invited to paint with female students are incorporated to empower students.

Creative Counseling Strategies for Building Self-Regulation in Students

Lead Presenter: Meredith Draughn

Our students’ ability to self-regulate their actions & emotions has decreased significantly in the digital age of instant gratification. As counselors, helping students build self-regulation is crucial regardless of age, as having the skills to recognize & control their body & mind will increase future opportunities for success. Join us to learn specific strategies within an MTSS framework that can be immediately implemented to help students!

It Takes Two: Collaborating to Support Students with Intensive Needs

Lead Presenter: Sejal Foxx

School Counselors are ethically required to support all students career, social-educational, and postsecondary needs. However, as recommended by ASCA, we must also recognize our limitations when working with students who have special needs. Thus, it is imperative we practice effective collaboration. In this session, participants will learn how to effectively partner with special education teachers to develop evidence-based interventions aimed to support students with intensive needs.

Helping Traumatized Students and Those Who Experience Grief, Loss, and Mourning

Lead Presenter: Melissa Reeves

This workshop is designed to enhance participants’ existing knowledge base about trauma, grief, loss, and mourning.
Participants will increase their levels of comfort in dealing with trauma and grief, better understand the differences
between normal and complicated grieving, and learn intervention strategies to address both. Participants will achieve a
better understanding of factors that influence grief and mourning, and develop specialized skills for helping children and
adolescents cope more successfully with these intensely felt emotions.

Improving NCSCA Membership Through Member Feedback

Lead Presenter: Taryne Mingo

The purpose of this meeting is to understand the desired needs of professional school counselors in the state of North Carolina from their professional organization, NCSCA. Through focus groups, the primary investigator, Dr. Taryne Mingo, will use member feedback to understand the needs of members during the annual NCSCA conference. Incentives will be offered to attendees. Confidential results will be shared with NCSCA Executive Board members to improve NCSCA membership opportunities.

Making Your Program Shine with the NC School Counseling Diamond Award

Lead Presenter: Cynthia Floyd

Research tells us that student outcomes tend to be better in schools with comprehensive school counseling programs. To support and recognize exemplary school counseling programs, the NC Department of Public Instruction and NC School Counselor Association collaborated with ASCA to create the NC School Counseling Diamond Award. Join the co-chairs of the NC School Counseling Diamond Award Committee in this session to learn more details about this award, how to apply, and how it leads to ASCA RAMP.

Motivating Challenging Students

Lead Presenter: Amie Dean

Like many of you, I have had classes, and often students, which led me to think, “How will I make it this year?” I have
spent my career as a classroom teacher searching for and learning which strategies work with students. My only criteria:
positive and practical! This session is designed for teachers who believe that every student has a gift to offer the world.

MTSS and School Counseling: How Do They Fit Together

Lead Presenter: Emily Goodman-Scott

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.

Ready-to-Go 5th Grade Career Exploration Unit

Lead Presenter: Whitney McCoy

You will leave this session armed with an 8-10 week unit aimed at opening eyes and doors for your 5th graders. These lessons focus on the exploration of self (motivation, values, attitudes), exploration of “real life” for adults, and career exploration. This structure is an awesome way to collaborate with your 5th-grade teachers (Social Studies/Writing) or go it alone! Some “packaged” programs will be shared with free alternatives if you don’t have a budget.

School Counseling 101 “Keeping it 100”

Lead Presenter: Rotisha Hall

Do you ever wonder what your duties suppose to be and how to advocate for your position? Are you new to this profession and need ideas how to be effective in the profession and what you should/shouldn’t be doing in the profession? This session will help you define your role as a school counselor and how your role makes an impact when collaborating and working with students, their families and colleagues. This session will also help you define your leadership skills and your why/purpose.

Supporting our EL Learners with SEL in the Elementary Setting

Lead Presenter: Fallon Moretz

In this session you will gain some effective tools that you can use in the elementary setting that will aid in overcoming barriers in supporting EL students with social emotional learning. We will discuss practices that will enhance your individual counseling, classroom and group lessons. We will provide you with resources as well as examples that you can take back to your school and use.

Targeted Small Groups that Work

Lead Presenter: Frieda Miller

Data-driven activities are non-negotiable in the School Counseling world. In this session, we will show you have to have successful targeted small groups in high school using data from your school improvement plan to yield student success. These strategies can be used at all levels.

Working at the Intersection of Privilege and Oppression

Lead Presenter: Jesse Pitt

While the COVID pandemic amplified our deep social inequities, injustice issues continue to erupt across our country. Intersectionality is a reflective framework used to better understand how these complex dynamics impact our school communities. This session provides thoughtful discussion and activities using intersectionality as a tool for understanding. Participants will learn a common language and framework to sort out the many layers of privilege and oppression at work in our communities.

XELLO Sponsor Session

Lead Presenter: TBA

More details to come!

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 3

College Funding Coach Sponsor Session

Lead Presenter: TBA

More details to come!

A Different Take on Data – What’s Really Driving Your Counseling Program?

Lead Presenter: Meredith Draughn

W. Edwards Demings said, “In God we trust. All others must bring data.” It’s been a buzzword for years, but school counselors have often been expected to keep data without really knowing how or why. In a different take on data, find out how you can transform your data into an invaluable tool to easily drive your school counseling program, serve your students in each domain, and effortlessly share out what you ACTUALLY do all day to stakeholders.

Hitting A Home Run Within Your School Counseling Program: Tips on Reducing Behavioral Issues

Lead Presenter: Dreana Holloway

Is your school counseling program in need of a knock out the park small group program that reduces behavioral issues within the classroom? Well batter up because you are about to experience a live small group session that will be a home run for your school counseling program. In this session, you will understand integral components to include in your small group, identify various incentive programs, and evaluate the perceptions and outcomes of students and teachers to advocate for your program.

Lead the Way: Culturally Responsive Core SEL & Behavior

Lead Presenter: Rebecca Atkins

New year, new you. More than ever schools are looking to counselors to lead core SEL and behavior practices in a MTSS framework. Leave with a team based to-do list to implement a schoolwide plan to proactively include Social Emotional Learning aligned with CASEL competencies and behavior support for all students. We will include best practices for creating a culturally responsive learning environment that supports all students. While the counselor can’t do it alone, you can lead the way!

Mirrors & Windows Book Club: Using Bibliotherapy to Build Cultural Competence

Lead Presenter: Jennifer Stimpson

Our innovative Book Club challenges staff to reflect on their own identity and biases, and also deepens their understanding of racially and ethnically diverse students. Book Club participants read selected children’s books about race and ethnicity, and attend discussion sessions to explore insights from the books and how the books could be used with students. In this conference session, we will share implementation steps, tools, and results data. Then we will explore at least one book together.

Navigating Mental Health Services in North Carolina

Lead Presenter: Lindsay Weathers

MCO, CFT, PRTF…oh my! While we all know that the need for mental health supports and services for our students and their families is at an all-time high currently, it can sometimes be difficult to develop a confidence in understanding what mental health services look like within North Carolina when you work within a school. This session will go over the need-to-know information regarding mental health services within our state, the local entities that oversee these services, and more.

Practical Strategies for Helping Students Develop Resilience

Lead Presenter: Christian Moore

How do you help students bounce back from what they have been through? From trauma, isolation, and poverty, to mental health challenges, our students have faced many obstacles over the last two years. Come see a formula to help you guide students through the challenges that destroy motivation and make it difficult to find success.

Responding to the Unique Needs of First-Generation College Students

Lead Presenter: William Friedrich

Entering college can be a stressful transition that involves academic, emotional, and social adjustments and can be especially challenging for first-generation college students (FGCS). This session will provide the results from a qualitative research study that focused on FGCS who experienced success in college. Specific factors that contributed to these students’ success and practical applications for school counselors to implement with first-generation college students will be included.

SafeZone- LGBTQ+ Awareness and Ally Training

Lead Presenter: Lauren Anderson

We work with LGBTQ+ students every day, but we may not fully understand them and their journeys. This session will help participants ease into thinking about LGBTQ+ identity, people, and experiences from their own perspective through various activities and discussion. We will also work through scenarios specific to school counseling together and have ample time for Q&A.

Self Care: Take a Moment to Breathe

Lead Presenter: Cassandra Miller

As counselors, we can preach about mental health all day long, but do we ever take the time necessary to practice self-care ourselves? Answer honestly. This presentation incorporates different ideas about how to incorporate self care into our daily lives and reset us to avoid burnout.

Self-Efficacy and Cultural Competence of School Counselors Supporting Students Impacted by Homelessness

Lead Presenter: Ami Camp

The number of students experiencing homelessness over the past three years has increased to more than 1.5 million. Homelessness is multifaceted and often intersects other social issues and identities (National Coalition for the Homeless, 2021). The support and cultural competence of school counselors is essential. This presentation addresses results from a qualitative study examining the self-efficacy and cultural competence of school counselors supporting students impacted by homelessness.

Sponsor Session

Lead Presenter: TBA

More details to come!

Supporting Undocumented Students & Mixed-Status Families in the College Application Process

Lead Presenter: Alice Dolbow

Each year, an estimated 3,000 undocumented students graduate from NC high schools. Additionally, 8% of all children in NC are U.S. Citizens with undocumented parents. In order to provide culturally competent advising for 1st & 2nd generation immigrant students, it is essential to understand the challenges they face in the college process. This session will provide practical tips while discussing FAFSA, RDS, undocu-friendly options, affirming language, and how to deconstruct harmful narratives.

Unapologetic: Centering Racial Equity in an Unjust World

Lead Presenter: Tomeka Ward-Satterfield

Despite our world’s best efforts to discriminate against a variety of people, race remains the single greatest predictor of disparate outcomes within schools and the community. Through data analysis and case studies, we will understand why racial equity must be the structure used to highlight any injustice within our school community. Participants will gain strategies to recognize and confront colleagues and institutional structures that seek to deprioritize racial equity.

Updates from the NC Department of Public Instruction

Lead Presenter: Kisha Bryant

Come meet your NCDPI school counseling consultant for NCDPI and hear about the latest developments at the state level that may impact your work. Learn more about recent changes and resources available to support you in removing barriers to learning and fostering student success and wellness.

What Documenting My Time and Using My Data Has Done for Me and Others

Lead Presenter: Tim Hardin

This session will illustrate: 1) why it is important to document your time; 2) how to effectively schedule your time; 3) how to work with your administrator/supervisor; 4) how to make your data do the talking and 5) real-world examples that improved school counseling programs.

Win Every Day: Trauma Informed Wellness Tools

Lead Presenter: Heather Winstead

Learn to apply evidence-based techniques used by military service members and families to address trauma, PTSD, brain injury, anxiety, and stress. A brief overview of current research on the biology of trauma and stress will be shared. Participants will learn breathing skills, meditation, mindfulness and yoga methods, and create a personalized plan to address anxiety and stress that can be used with students and staff for optimal performance.

A Year of Trauma: A Fatal School Shooting and Navigating the Road to Recovery

Lead Presenter: Corey Daniel

On September 1, 2021 a student brought a gun to Mount Tabor High School, shooting and killing another student, and setting off trauma that is still felt a year later. In the hours, days, weeks, and months that followed, students and staff alike faced an unimaginable amount of pain trying to find a new normal. Mt. Tabor School Counselors share their experiences from the year, ongoing support needed for students and staff, and what they’ve learned living through their year following a tragedy.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakout Session 4

Behavior Interventions: Counselor SOS

Lead Presenter: Kathryn Williams

It’s time to reframe how educators observe, analyze, and assist students in managing maladaptive behaviors in schools. Attendees will learn about trauma, brain development, and internal and external triggers that present unwanted behaviors. Attendees will also be equipped with tools to assist with a spectrum of behaviors. Tools that are provided are not a “sit, get, and forget”. The tools that are discussed are directly linked to restructuring cognitions while empowering students and educators!

Beyond Zoom: Using Technology to Provide Covid-Friendly Services

Lead Presenter: Jodie LaFollette

The pandemic has impacted how school counselors provide services to students. Learn about free technologies to connect students with resources, build relationships, and actively engage them in meaningful, pandemic-friendly ways. All strategies discussed can be used remotely and/or face-to-face. Strategies discussed include free interactive virtual games, manipulatives, and expressive arts activities for small group or individual counseling. (Geared primarily to elementary & middle school grade levels, but there could be some application to high school.)

Building Schoolwide Positivity and Student Leadership

Lead Presenter: Emily Smith

School safety and positivity starts with the way students and staff communicate with one another. Utilizing a “club” framework, school counselors can allow students to lead schoolwide activities that create positive social changes schoolwide. In this presentation, you will learn how to start your own club or group within the school and gain ideas for schoolwide activities to promote inclusiveness, non-violence, and empower students to be in various leadership positions.

Community Colleges: A Pathway to Success

Lead Presenter: Jena Bogovich

Community colleges are a great option for North Carolina students. In this interactive session, we will cover community college options ranging from short-term workforce pathways to degrees, including trades and university transfer. This presentation will allow high school counselors to feel better equipped to help their students as they consider their college options, applications, and overall academic success.

Creating a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

Lead Presenter: Meredith Draughn

Are you a current student or new to the profession? Do you ever find yourself asking “What should I start?” If so, this session is for you. Learn about the ins and outs of creating an ASCA-aligned Comprehensive School Counseling Program. Learn how to define, manage, deliver and assess a school counseling program with clear steps and processes in order to meet your school’s (or future school’s!) ever-changing needs.

Giving Voice to the Homeless: Best Practices for Working with Our Homeless Population

Lead Presenter: Cherice Artis

Students experiencing homelessness can face many challenges, including higher levels of mobility and absenteeism. As a result, they are susceptible to mental health issues, lower reading and math scores, and they are less likely to aspire to postsecondary education. During this presentation, school counselors will share systemic supports to address the unique academic and emotional needs of this population.

The Integration of SEL into the MTSS Framework

Lead Presenter: Alexandra Armor

A case study of a DPS elementary school’s integration of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Framework. This presentation will cover the importance of building social emotional learning into academic intervention, and approaching SEL initiatives using MTSS processes. It will also include a school-wide structure and strategies to start building SEL into your school’s MTSS framework.

iPower: Students are Relevant Everyday, Everywhere!

Lead Presenter: Teresa Hicks

Participants will learn how to empower students to value and advocate for themselves in a meaningful, healthy, affirming and fun way using “I” statements while building and strengthening self-awareness and esteem. Participants will also learn how to help students avoid emotional triggers, using their authentic voices via role playing scenarios whether at home, school or elsewhere in the world. iPower helps students recognize they are superheroes. That they are enough. iPower is bullyproof!

Learning to be Virtual – Tech Tips from My 1st Year as a Virtual School Counselor

Lead Presenter: Connie Thompson

Being a school counselor is hard work and figuring out how to do that virtually required lots of help. The benefit was getting a chance to learn lots of technology tricks to help me connect with my students outside of the traditional classroom setting. Follow me as I share my experience and a few tricks of the trade I learned during my first year as a virtual school counselor.

Restorative Circles for the School Counseling Program

Lead Presenter: April Howard

Restorative Circles hold a strong value in creating a framework for healthy conversations among students and staff. Circles are a great way to create a safe space to discuss any topic and to restore relationships within the classroom and the school. Based on learning from IIRP and Restorative Practices, you will leave this presentation with a foundation to begin restorative circles for your own school counseling program in classrooms, small group counseling sessions, and with school staff.

Sponsor Session

Lead Presenter: TBA

More details to come!

Supporting the High School Counselor’s Comprehensive Counseling Program

Lead Presenter: Tomeka Ward-Satterfield

If your school/district wants to have more successful students, you must prioritize school counselors’ anility to create and implement comprehensive counseling program plans. At every level, the principal-counselor relationship can be a driving factor that either improves or impedes student outcomes. This presentation will share our district’s efforts to employ structures and supports that will enhance the principal’s ability to support the comprehensive high school counseling program plan.

They/Them/Their: Supporting Our Non-Binary Students

Lead Presenter: Nancy Matthews

Are you wondering how to make school a safe space for your non-binary students? Are you concerned you may unintentionally say or do something wrong? You are not alone! In this session, we will review current terms, inclusive language, and national and state laws/policies impacting non-binary students. We will also discuss challenges faced by our non-binary students and best practices for supporting them. The session will conclude with a Q&A with the presenters.

Updates from the NC Department of Public Instruction

Lead Presenter: Kisha Bryant

Come meet your NCDPI school counseling consultant for NCDPI and hear about the latest developments at the state level that may impact your work. Learn more about recent changes and resources available to support you in removing barriers to learning and fostering student success and wellness.

“What Do I Need This For?” Creating School Purpose Using Work Place Evaluations & “My First Resume!”

Lead Presenter: Maribeth Howe

Ever have a student say “What do I need to know this for”? How about using Work Related Performance Evaluations and Resume’s as a tool for student motivation!?! Implement a “My 1st Resume Workshop” for those without work experience or familiarity of their own strengths/aptitudes. Learn to guide students in building their resume with school based experiences, help them master top rated employability skills and increase student awareness of opportunities to grow as model employees!

Who Says School Can’t Be Fun? Creative Ways to Engage With Students!

Lead Presenter: Amy Cox

Glasser says it well: we have 5 fundamental needs: survival, belonging, power, freedom, and fun. How can we bring fun back into our buildings, for our students and staff? Through a person-centered and arts-integrated approach, you’ll learn tips and tricks to build relationships and breathe life into your buildings at a time when we are all stressed to the max. Engage with your inner child and let loose!

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