Jill Cook, ASCA assistant director, speaks with new author Tim Federle. Tim’s debut novel, "Better Nate Than Ever," is about a small-town kid who crashes an audition for "E.T.: The Musical" and is published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. Tim talks about his journey from dancer to author and how his high school counselor helped him out along the way.
Join Carol Krause from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to learn about the prevalence and impact of teen prescription drug abuse and what school counselors can do to address the issue.
Join ASCA for a conversation with our Ethics Committee chair, Carolyn Stone, Ed.D. Dr. Stone discusses confidentiality issues and how to navigate the process when an administrator asks for confidential information about students, what to do it subpoenaed and how to practice as an ethical school counselor every day.
Manzo Elementary School counselor Moses Thompson shares what it takes to build and maintain a community garden at a school – and how it can be fertile ground for a school counseling program.
Join 2012 School Counselor of the Year finalist Anne Ogilvy and Jill Cook, ASCA assistant director, for a conversation about Anne’s career as an elementary school counselor and programs that have been successful at her school including the WATCH DOGS program and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
Join ASCA’s executive director Kwok-Sze Wong, Ed.D., for a conversation with Stacey Bess, an ASCA Annual Conference keynote speaker. Bessy offers insights from her experiences teaching homeless children at The School with No Name. By modeling and showing courage, self-worth and love, Stacey discovered that all children are reachable and teachable.
Join ASCA’s Executive Director, Dr. Richard Wong, and award-winning education advocate, Jamie Vollmer, as they talk about The Great Conversation, a public engagement strategy that improves the community understanding of the challenges facing students and today’s schools and improves community trust in the educational system to make the necessary changes so all students can be successful. Hear more from Jamie Vollmer at the ASCA Annual Conference, June 23–26, 2012, Minneapolis, Minn.
A conversation with Shelley Klaas, a counselor at Neil Armstrong Elementary School in Bettendorf, Iowa. Klaas has been a school counselor for 27 years and was a finalist for the 2012 ASCA School Counselor of the Year. Klaas and Jill Cook, ASCA assistant director, discuss some of the innovative programs Klaas has been involved in over the years, including Backpacks for Snacks, the community review team and the certified assistance dog program.
Andre Norman is an inspirational speaker specializing in motivation and leadership. His perseverance helped him survive an abusive father, illiteracy, gangs and prison. He now spends his time working with schools, teachers, parents, communities and students and all those who are struggling to overcome challenges. Learn more about his journey, and come participate in his featured pre-conference workshop at the ASCA Annual Conference (www.schoolcounselor.org/minneapolis) on June 23, 2012 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.