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2016 School Counseling Camp

This event was held May 31–June 1, 2016 in Manhattan, Kansas

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2016 School Counseling Camp - Counselors Can! in the Little Apple

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Registration


1:00 – 1:15 p.m. – Welcome

Drs. Judy and Ken Hughey and Dean Debbie Mercer, KSU College of Education


1:15 – 2:00 p.m. – Opening Keynote

A New Vision for Kansas – New and Critical Roles for School Counselors

Dr. Randy Watson, Commissioner of Education

Dr. Randy Watson Bio

Dr. Randy Watson began serving as Kansas Commissioner of Education in July after being named to the position by the Kansas State Board of Education in November 2014. During his 34 years in education, Randy has been a classroom teacher at the high school and university levels and an administrator at the building and district levels. Most recently, he served for 10 years as Superintendent of McPherson Public Schools USD #418.

Randy holds a bachelor’s degree in history; a Master of Science degree in secondary administration, staff supervision and staff development, and building level certification; and a Doctorate of Education in secondary administration, school law, curriculum development and instructional leadership, and district level certification.

As the state’s chief education officer, Randy provides leadership to the Kansas State Department of Education in carrying out the policies and programs prescribed by the Kansas State Board of Education and in ensuring that oversight and support are provided to assist Kansas schools, educators, and students in achieving their goals.

With the input of more than 2,000 Kansans, the Kansas State Board of Education has set a new vision for Kansas education where “Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.” Kansans are demanding higher standards in academic skills, as well as employability and citizenship skills, and the need to move away from a “one-size-fits-all” system that relies exclusively on state assessments from No Child Left Behind. The new vision of education calls for a more student-focused system that provides support and resources for individual success and will require everyone to work together to make it a reality. Dr. Watson will discuss the critical roles school counselors have in contributing to the new vision for Kansas education and the “success of each student.


2:00 – 2:10 p.m. – Break


2:10 – 3:10 p.m. – Keynote

Making Hope Happen for Our Schools

Dr. Shane Lopez, Gallup Senior Scientist and author of Making Hope Happen

Dr. Shane Lopez Bio

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., author of Making Hope Happen, is the world’s leading researcher on hope. His mission is to teach people that investing in their future pays off today. Dr. Lopez is also one of the most vocal advocates of the psychological reform of America’s education system. He helps schools function less like impersonal factories and more like dynamic human development centers that enable students to achieve the meaningful futures they say they really want, including a good job and a happy family.

Dr. Lopez is a Gallup Senior Scientist and Research Director of the Clifton Strengths Institute. He is the chief architect of the Gallup Student Poll, a measure of hope, engagement and well-being that taps into the hearts and minds of U.S. public school students to determine what drives achievement. It is available at no cost to public schools or districts interested in using it to start a conversation about hope in their community. More than 4 million students have participated since its inception.

A prolific author, Dr. Lopez has published more than 100 articles and chapters, as well as 10 books. These include Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths, winner of the SAGE Press Book of the Year Award (with C.R. Snyder and Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti); The Handbook of Positive Psychology (with C.R. Snyder); Positive Psychological Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures (with C.R. Snyder); Positive Psychology: Exploring the Best in People; The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology; and The Psychology of Courage: Modern Research on an Ancient Virtue (with Cynthia Pury).

Hopeful children are more likely to go to school and do well academically. To put this in practical terms, a group of typical high-hope students score a letter grade better on a final exam than their low-hope peers. High-hope college students are more likely to graduate than their peers. Unfortunately, half of the children in an America lack hope. The good news is that hope can be taught. Psychologist and Gallup Senior Scientist Shane Lopez shares what he has learned from his study of 4,000,000 children and he will provide three strategies for raising hope. Finally, he will argue how that simple truth, investing in your future pays off today, could transform American families and education.


3:20 – 4:20 p.m. – Campsite Breakout Sessions

Campsite #1
Kansas MTSS: Counselors as Key Leaders and Change Agents

Colleen Riley, KSDE Director of Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services

This session will provide a brief overview of Kansas MTSS and the critical role that counselors can play as members of the district and school leadership teams.

Presentation handouts (PDF)

Campsite #2
Forward Thinking: Student Success through an Individual Plan of Study

Jay Scott, KSDE Assistant Director, Career and Technical Education
Kathleen Mercer, KBOR/KSDE Career Pathways Coordinator

An Individual Plan of Study (IPS) for every Kansas student beginning in the middle grades is one of the State BOE's student success outcomes that will drive our new vision of leading the world in the success of each student. This breakout session will focus on best practices in both IPS products (software systems) and IPS processes that schools can implement to lead students down their own unique path toward career success. Specific topics will be the creation of a state-preferred IPS vendor list and the different career advising models Kansas schools are implementing. Come and learn how you can improve your students' readiness for life after high school graduation!

Campsite #3
Embracing Your Diversity

Alicia Jackson, Olathe North High School Counselor, USD #233 Olathe

The session will focus on how counselors from Olathe North High School have embraced the diverse student population in their building. Successful programs and practices will be shared for you to use and adapt to your unique population. Local and online resources that have been used at North will also be shared. Time will be provided to share experiences and resources.

Presentation handouts (PDF)

Campsite #4
It Takes a Village

Becky Ottinger, Joshua Center Founder and Executive Director

The Joshua Center was started in 1996 to help kids, families and teachers living and working with children with Tourette and OCD. In 2000, kids with High Functioning Autism were also served. As a former teacher, Becky Ottinger felt strongly about helping education professionals. Joshua Center programs and services are changing the lives of children and young adults on a daily basis. There is no greater joy than helping young people succeed. The session will include sharing the ME and My World Social Skills Games and Curriculum, center services, the annual camp and the new Employment, Technology, Transition program (ETT) for young adults.

Presentation handout (PDF)

Campsite #5
The Role and Involvement of Professional Educators with State Legislators and the Challenges Ahead for Public Education

Rep. Tom Phillips (R) and Sen. Tom Hawk (D), Kansas legislators

In Kansas the constitution provides for a state board of education, which shall have general supervision of public schools, educational institutions and all the educational interests of the state. Most recently legislative committees are producing bills on student privacy, suicide prevention, obscenity, common core and vouchers in Kansas. All of these measures raise the question of the value and function of public education in a democratic society, as well as the proper delegation of roles between the state board of education and legislators. Counselors and professional educators are often caught in the dilemma of maintaining neutrality, advocation for their profession, and being politically active. Current Kansas Legislators, Rep. Tom Phillips (R) and Sen. Tom Hawk (D), will discuss some of the ways educators can interact with and influence state policy and eventual law.

Campsite #6
Inside Out: Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Rebeca Chow, Assistant Professor and Play Therapy Certificate Program and Play Therapy Center Coordinator, MidAmerica Nazarene University

The prevalence of children impacted by trauma is evident in every classroom. The lived-experience of these students challenges their ability to engage in classroom, follow directions, comply with the school code of conduct, and develop relationships. This workshop session will focus on the powerful impact of trauma on the developing brain and experiential techniques that will assist school counselors to best engage students.

Presentation handouts (PDF)

Campsite #7
Teach Leadership Skills to Elementary Students While Increasing School Morale

Tara Walrod, Sunrise Point Elementary, Blue Valley School District

This session will help school counselors implement a 5th grade leadership initiative that will teach leadership skills, team build, and motivate students. Participants will learn how to connect students to staff, other students, and truly feel part of the building decision-making process. Participants can learn step by step how to implement “jobs/committees” of students that are meaningful and teach leadership skills. This program meets counselor career standards, builds social skills, increases academic motivation, incorporates community service, and advocates for the school counseling program. Participants will also get a few ideas for guidance lessons, assemblies, videos, themes, and ways to connect students of different ages throughout the building.

Presentation handouts (PDF)


4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Reception and Fair, Movies, Representatives and Resources

Hosted by KSU College of Education and KSU Student Life


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

8:00 – 8:15 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions


8:15 – 9:15 a.m. – Keynote

Youth Suicide: The Silent Epidemic

Clark Flatt, President of Jason Flatt Foundation, Inc.

Clark Flatt Bio

Clark Flatt earned a B.S. in Business from Tennessee Technological University and a Master of Divinity in Education/Counseling from Vanderbilt University. The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) was founded in October of 1997 after the tragic death of Clark’s youngest son, Jason, age 16, to the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide. JFI is one of the nation’s leading non-profits addressing the national health problem of youth suicide. JFI National Network provides programs for all 50 states and in 2015 provided one or more of programs to approximately 3 million individuals.

Mr. Flatt will share the story of his son Jason, and how Jason became a statistic of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide. To try and address the alarming statistics of youth suicide, The Jason Foundation was formed. The Jason Foundation, Inc. believes that education is the key to prevention. The Jason Foundation’s programs and services are in response to this belief. Mr. Flatt will share how counselors can be more familiar and address the warning signs associated with suicide, facts and statistics on suicide, and how to help at-risk youth. The Jason Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.


9:20 – 10:50 a.m. – Brunch and Keynote

Advocacy is Not a 4-Letter Word!

Julie Baumgart, Chair, ASCA Board of Directors

Julie Baumgart Bio

Julie Sharpe-Baumgart has served as a school counselor since receiving her Master’s Degree from Butler University in 2000. She has experience in urban, suburban, and rural settings at all levels. In addition to her role as counseling department chair at Western Boone Junior/Senior High, Baumgart also currently serves as the Government Relations Chair for the Indiana School Counselor Association and as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the American School Counselor Association. In her free time, she is Lay Leader in her church and an instructor/volunteer with American Red Cross in Disaster Mental Health and the Service to Armed Forces divisions.

It seems that school counselors and all educators are constantly under attack. Well-intentioned policy changes threaten the impact we can have on our students by robbing us of valuable resources. We would go to bat for a student without hesitation; yet when it comes to advocating for our programs and our profession, things often hold us back. Let’s talk about what advocacy looks like at the local, state, and national level and put some strategies into your toolbox to help you to engage more effectively in these critical conversations.


11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. – Campsite Breakout Sessions

Campsite #8
Planning for Success

Diann Faflick, Wichita Public Schools Career Facilitator

This presentation will highlight effective use of career development software in helping support Individual Plans of Study for your students. The presentation will be interactive to meet the needs of participants.

Campsite #9
Creative Counseling Techniques

Carolyn Roof, Stephens College Counselor Educator and Retired Mill Creek Elementary School Counselor and Coordinator of Elementary School Counselors for Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Missouri

Would you like some creative ideas on how to help students individually, in small groups or to liven up your large group counseling activities? Don't leave "any child behind." This workshop will offer creative ideas about how to make counseling fun as well as a learning experience. A variety of topics will be present. Join Carolyn and let her share with you practical strategies and creative solutions.

Presentation handouts (PDF)

Campsite #10
Elementary Classroom Lessons: A Few of My Favorite Things

Julie Baumgart, Western Boone Junior/Senior High School Counselor and Department Chair, Thorntown, Indiana; Chair, ASCA Board

Having spent several years at the Elementary level before moving to a Junior/Senior High setting, I find one of the things I miss the most is the frequency with which I could present classroom lessons. In this session, we'll discuss the importance of classroom activities and experience a few of my elementary school favorites over the years. Handouts will provide a list of low-cost/free materials and instructions for all lessons as well as a resource list!

Presentation handouts (PDF)

Campsite #11
Tools and Strategies for Explosive Children

Mindy Wells, Sunnyside Elementary, K-5th Grade School Counselor, USD #233 Olathe
Nadine Bailey, PreK-2nd Grade School Counselor, USD #367 Osawatomie

Cognitive behavior strategies teach students about behavior and social responsibility. The framework of this presentation will include Dr. Roos Greene's ALSUP; Winner's Social Behavior Mapping and ILAUGH Model; Mindwing's Critical Thinking Triangle; and Kuyper's Zone of Regulation.

Presentation handouts (PDF)

Campsite #12
A Counselor Toolkit: Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Teen Dating Violence

Dr. Christie Brungardt, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, Fort Hays State University, Co-Founder of Jana's Campaign
Dr. Curt Brungardt, Omer G. Voss Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies and Executive Director of CCL, Fort Hays State University, Co-Founder of Jana's Campaign
Kelly Simmons, K-12 School Counselor, Franklin, Nebraska Public Schools 

This session is presented by Jana's Campaign, a Kansas-based education and gender violence prevention organization. Their work with numerous secondary schools across the state will be shared, specifically focusing on key takeaways from secondary school counselors regarding their preparedness to prevent, recognize, and respond to teen dating violence. Within this session we will discuss, "red flags" of dating relationships, what counselors can do within their schools to prevent and respond, and what are some of the best practices already happening across the state.

Campsite #13
Details Make the Difference

Mallory Jacobs, Whitson Elementary School Counselor, USD #501 Topeka
Dr. Jerri Kemble, Lawrence Public Schools, Assistant Superintendent of Education Programs and Technology

The collaboration between administration and counselors is so important. This session will help start your school year off on the right foot including leadership, professional relationships, and stakeholders.

Campsite #14
Trending with Technology

Kim Urenda, Blue Valley West High School Counselor, USD #384 Blue Valley

Technology is constantly changing and it is hard to keep up with. Come hear about some new tools and how you might adapt them to your school counseling program. We will review and talk about Kahoot, Edpuzzle, QR Codes, and Easely. We will review Padlet, Symbaloo, Animoto, Google Docs, Voki and Prezi.


12:20 – 1:20 p.m. – Campsite Breakout Sessions

Campsite #15
Elementary Classroom Lessons: A Few of My Favorite Things

Julie Baumgart, Western Boone Junior/Senior High School Counselor and Department Chair, Thorntown, Indiana; Chair, ASCA Board

Having spent several years at the Elementary level before moving to a Junior/Senior High setting, I find one of the things I miss the most is the frequency with which I could present classroom lessons. In this session, we'll discuss the importance of classroom activities and experience a few of my elementary school favorites over the years. Handouts will provide a list of low-cost/free materials and instructions for all lessons as well as a resource list!

Presentation handouts (PDF)

Campsite #16
Reflections for an Administrator Who Just Happens to be Gay

Monte Westfall, Lawrence Virtual School Assistant Principal

This session will offer reflections and thoughts from a teacher, and now administrator, on growing up gay, professional life as a member of the LGBT community, and the implications for our students today. Please bring your questions! This session will be informal with plenty of opportunity for interaction.

Campsite #17
A Counselor Toolkit: Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Teen Dating Violence

Dr. Christie Brungardt, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, Fort Hays State University, Co-Founder of Jana's Campaign
Dr. Curt Brungardt, Omer G. Voss Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies and Executive Director of CCL, Fort Hays State University, Co-Founder of Jana's Campaign
Kelly Simmons, K-12 School Counselor, Franklin, Nebraska Public Schools 

This session is presented by Jana's Campaign, a Kansas-based education and gender violence prevention organization. Their work with numerous secondary schools across the state will be shared, specifically focusing on key takeaways from secondary school counselors regarding their preparedness to prevent, recognize, and respond to teen dating violence. Within this session we will discuss, "red flags" of dating relationships, what counselors can do within their schools to prevent and respond, and what are some of the best practices already happening across the state.

Campsite #18
Adventure-Based Counseling

Kristin Wright, Lincoln Elementary School Counselor, USD #379 Clay County

Make your counseling lessons stick by infusing movement and physical challenges into your curriculum. Address school counseling standards and address students' self-concept with classroom and large group activities that incorporate movement and cooperation.

Presentation handouts (PDF)

Campsite #19
A Look at Restorative Practices in the School Setting and the Community

Sarah Lancaster, Lakewood Middle School Counselor, USD #305 Salina
Shawn Moreland, School Resource Officer, USD #305 Salina

Restorative practices help build, restore and repair relationships by fostering inclusion, community, accountability, and responsibility. Specifically, the use of circles impacts how students treat each other in the halls, on the bus, and in classrooms; how adults routinely treat each other; as well as the tone and quality of the interactions between adults and students. Restorative Practices in the community offer juveniles the opportunity to restore and repair relationships as an alternative to criminal prosecution. This session will provide a resource for school personnel to begin the process of implementing restorative practices in their buildings. In addition, this session will allow others to begin exploring how restorative practices could look in their community.

Campsite #20
Growing Through Grief: Helping Your School Cope with Loss and Finding the Courage to Move Forward

Chelcie Heitman, Middle School Counselor, USD #345 Seaman

This session will focus on one school district’s experience with grief and loss. You will hear their story from various perspectives, including that of a parent, student, and school counselor. This presentation will center around the life journey of one student and how her courage impacted the lives of many. We will also focus on how her family and school collaborated to give her a “normal” school experience. Valuable information will be shared on unique resources that outside agencies can provide for grieving schools/students. Please come to our session if you are interested in developing or enhancing your school counseling crisis plan. Our school and community has grown through grief. We are looking forward to sharing what we have learned and how we have helped our school/community move forward.

Presentation handouts (PDF)

Campsite #21
Push, Pull, Win-Win… When Dealing with Behavior Issues and Power Struggles

Carolyn Roof, Stephens College Counselor Educator and Retired Mill Creek Elementary School Counselor and Coordinator of Elementary School Counselors for Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Missouri

This session is designed to help school counselors to understand behavior strategies and interventions to assist students in learning how to manage their own behavior. Related to the topic of behavior management, the school counselor’s role is unique. Specifically, concentration will be placed upon increasing knowledge of school setting, principles of management, strategies, interventions and understanding how to handle student behavior issues and power struggles as a school counselor. Participants will learn that when we accept that a child is the only one who can change his circumstance, we learn the skills to empower him to meet his needs in appropriate ways.

Presentation handouts (PDF)


1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Campsite Breakout Sessions

Campsite #22
Grafting a Positive Psychology Perspective on to Your School Counseling Practice

Dr. Dan Wilcox, Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs, Kansas State University

Positive psychology is the scientific study of what happens when things go right in life with individuals and institutions. While not abandoning what we know about how to intervene with human and organizational problems, the positive psychology perspective suggests that we focus as much on strength as on weakness, as much on building the best things in life as in repairing the worst, and as much on fulfilling the lives and practices of healthy people and organizations as on healing the wounds of the distressed and floundering. The aim of this session is to present the basics of positive psychology and the benefits of grafting this perspective on to your school counseling and personal development practices.

Presentation handouts (PDF)

Campsite #23
Create an iMovie with Your iPad: Jump Start Your Classroom Lessons

Marvalee Collins, Harmony Middle School Counselor, USD #229 Blue Valley
Dr. Mary Fry, Professor, MidAmerica Nazarene University

Technology in the 21st century provides opportunities for creative and innovative teaching. The iMovie app can be used to create a professional looking movie trailer that is personalized to fit your school-wide program or classroom lesson. Participants will learn the basic steps in making a movie trailer, discuss ways this could be incorporated into school lessons, and have an opportunity to practice these skills during the presentation. It is helpful if participants bring an iPad, but they can learn vicariously without one.

Presentation handouts (PDF)

Campsite #24
Counseling Students Without a Permanent Address

Dr. Jessica Lane, Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs, Kansas State University
Mallory Jacobs, Whitson Elementary School Counselor, USD #501 Topeka
Cassidy Bristol, McCarter Elementary School Counselor, USD #501 Topeka

We all have students that walk into our offices with tough situations. Come to our session and learn how to help students and families without a permanent address. Walk away with tools and resources to assist in bettering their school success.

Presentation handouts (PDF)

Campsite #25
Reflections for an Administrator Who Just Happens to be Gay

Monte Westfall, Lawrence Virtual School Assistant Principal

This session will offer reflections and thoughts from a teacher, and now administrator, on growing up gay, professional life as a member of the LGBT community, and the implications for our students today. Please bring your questions! This session will be informal with plenty of opportunity for interaction.

Campsite #26
Comprehensive Counseling as a Team

Cody Dickman, Tammy Kniffin, Belinda Tummons, and Melanie Kise, Wichita South High School Counselors

In this session you will learn step-by-step instructions on developing a comprehensive program, AND how we implement this at Wichita South High School. One item to remember - Team is KEY!

Campsite #27
How School Counseling Supports the New Vision of Education

Kent Reed, KSDE School Counseling Program Consultant

This session will introduce the New Vision of Education, as well as provide examples of how the Kansas Comprehensive School Counseling program supports it. The Kansas State Board of Education has set a new Vision for Kansas education where "Kansas leads the world in the success of each student."

Presentation handouts (PDF)

Campsite #28
Are You Following the ASCA Ethical Standards?

Dr. Bob Kircher, Assistant Professor, Emporia State University

In this session we will compare the current ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors with a revised draft that was released for comment in April 2016. The principles on which professional ethical codes in counseling are based will be reviewed, a model for making ethical and legal decisions will be discussed, and the model will be applied; the current and the proposed ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors will be used to wrestle with scenarios.

Sponsors:

K-State College of Education

Kansas State Department of Education

Kansas School Counselor Association


K-State School Counseling Facebook Page
K-State School Counseling Twitter Feed

Questions?

Dr. Judy Hughey
jhughey@k-state.edu


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