September 30 - October 1, 2024
Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center
Norman, OK

September 30 – October 1, 2024
Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center
Norman, OK

Join us for the OSCA Conference
September 30 - October 1, 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 OSCA Conference
September 30 - October 1, 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 OSCA Conference
September 30 - October 1, 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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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

College Board reaches more than 7 million students a year, helping them navigate the path from high school to college and career. Our not-for-profit membership organization was founded more than 120 years ago. We pioneered programs like the SAT® and AP® to expand opportunities for students and help them develop the skills they need. Our BigFuture® program helps students plan for college, pay for college, and explore careers. 

For more information contact Willette Guinhawa-Ho, Director, State and District Partnerships at (512) 721-1805 or  wguinhawaho@collegeboard.org.

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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, Senior Vice President at beccab@dialcare.com.
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Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) is the largest provider of private, not-for-profit, residential childcare in the state. OBHC serves more than 200 at-risk children and families on our four campus locations across Oklahoma. OBHC exists to show and share the love of Christ to children and their families. The mission of Hope Pregnancy Center is to help young men and women have hope and choose life in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy. 

For more information contact Diane Glennie at (405) 309-2826 diane.glennie@obhc.org.

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ROX trains female school counselors & educators to deliver evidence-based programs to girls in grades 5-12. The ROX Program for Girls is a co-curricular experience with a 20-lesson curriculum that has been proven effective with more than 40,000 girls since 2006. Curricula focus on: Girl drama & bullying, healthy relationships, social media, body image, stress and coping. 90% of participants report that ROX is the thing they like best about School. Partner with us to empower your girls with ROX! 

For more information, please contact Nancy Willis, Program Director  at (614) 783-1058  and nancywillis@rulingourexperiences.com

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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 Oklahoma’s initiatives for improved student outcomes and postsecondary readiness.   

For more information, please contact Adam Frillman at adam@schoolinks.com

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SPEAKERS

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

Keynote Speakers

Dan St. Romain

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Ashley Wright

Wright, Ashley

Keynote Session 
September 30, 2024| 10:00 a.m.

When you throw a stone into a pond, sometimes it simply sinks—“plop”. However, if thrown just right, the rock skips. Instead of the singular “plop”, the skipping rock reaches more water, leaving ripples on the surface – and this energy changes the entire pond. As educators, we throw the stone. In this dynamic opening session, educators will learn simple ways we create ripples in the school setting that positively impact the students we serve.

 


 

Dan St. Romain is a national independent educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators and parents working with children at all developmental levels. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on discipline, understanding the best ways to provide support given the challenges posed in today’s society. 

After receiving his master’s degree in education, Dan worked in both private residential and public school settings, as well as at the Region 20 Education Service Center in San Antonio, Texas. His work as a selfcontained behavior unit teacher, educational diagnostician, behavior consultant, and director of a learning resource center has afforded him experience at all levels, in both general and special education settings. Dan is now enjoying semi-retirement after having worked in the school system for the past 30 years.

Dan’s overwhelming strength is his skill as a presenter. Although his sessions are exceedingly interactive, his greatest asset lies in his ability to offer participants rich insight into the connectedness between educational practices and student behavior. He is the author of Lessons from LaRoux: How Needs Shape Behavior in Developing Brains, Teach Skills and Break Habits: Growth Mindsets for Better Behavior in the Classroom, Positive Behavior Principles: Shifting Perspectives and Aligning Practices in Schools, and several resources for teaching social skills, featuring his chameleon, Juan Pablo.

Dan will also be presenting two breakout sessions.

Keynote Session 
October 1, 2024| 8:30 a.m.

Are you an educator feeling stuck in a rut? Do you yearn for a sense of purpose in your work? “Passion. Purpose. Position” – a call to action for educators to unleash their unique gifts and transform their communities. Join Ashley for an inspiring keynote session where you’ll discover how to harness your passion, find your purpose, and position yourself as a change agent in education.

When you identify your strengths and align them with your goals, you’ll truly discover the impact you can have in your school and beyond, and leave a legacy with every individual you encounter. Become transformed and motivated to make a difference in the lives of your students, staff, and community.

 


 

Born and raised in Houston, TX, Ashley Wright has been an educator for the past 14 years, and a certified school counselor and licensed professional counselor for the past 5 years. Her experience as an elementary classroom teacher helped her to realize students were having endless challenges that dealt with home, school, and peers. She later decided to become a school counselor in order to fully serve and connect with students campus-wide and in her community. This move enabled her to reach more students with social-emotional support and strategies/tools to enhance their resilience and relationships.

Recently recognized as the 2022 American School Counselor of the Year Finalist and 2021 Texas School Counselor of the Year, Ashley continues as a national speaker and advocate of the profession to teach students and educators to accept diversity, increase self-esteem, build character and maintain resilience. It is her divine belief that “Every human being has the unlimited potential to make positive change in one’s life.”

Ashley will also be presenting two breakout sessions.

Click the session to title to learn more

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

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:
September 27, 2024

Become a Member

Please visit the OSCA website and become a member or renew your annual membership. Please contact OSCA 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 (modeled from ASCA) you can customize to support your efforts to attend the 2024 OSCA Conference!

OSCA Conference
September 30 - October 1

Professional Member*

$180

Student Member*

$150

Non-Member

$220

Save $15 if you register by August 31st!**

*Your OSCA membership must be good through October 1, 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.

Please Note: If we are forced to cancel the OSCA 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 30, 2024. All cancellations before August 30, 2024 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 may change. The OSCA 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

Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center

2501 Conference Drive
Norman, OK 73069

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Reservation information coming soon.

All events of the conference will be located at the Embassy Suites. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at a special conference rate of $122 plus tax, while rooms are available, using the group code “A02”. The price includes full, cook-to-order breakfast and evening Manager’s Reception. This rate is valid through September 8, 2024.

You can also book a room by calling (800) EMBASSY. Press #1 for Reservations. Please be sure to mention the “A02” group code.

Oklahoma School Counselor Association Conference October 2-3, 2022 Embassy Suites Hotel exterior

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!

Come Learn and Play!

Looking for something to do with your free time? If looking for some retail therapy check out shopping area adjacent to the hotel, with wonderful places like Homegoods, The White Barn Candle Company, and DSW. You can sit back and relax at the many restaurants, such as Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Longhorn Steakhouse and Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, along with others. There is tons to do around Norman, so you can learn 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!

CONTACT INFORMATION

866.318.6294

Fax 423.899.4547

registrations@ncyi.org

National Center for Youth Issues
ATTN: OK-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 OSCA directly with all membership questions.

Sponsors receive attendee contact information.