ISCA/ICAN Webinar Series
The Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA) and ICAN provide comprehensive training for Iowa school counselors on a variety of topics throughout the year. Registration is open to current ISCA members.
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Presented by Steve Irvin and Mary Joan Dougherty, Student Success Advisors - ICAN
Career and college readiness can be tricky, especially when career and college are looked at as two separate choices and not an aligned progression of a student’s future exploration. Helping students understand their options for life after high school and helping them navigate their way to the choice that’s right for them can be daunting. There’s so much information available that it can be hard for students to know where to start or what information should weigh in their decisions. Understanding the links between their career assessment results and how they prepare and ultimately selection their education or training path can make a tremendous difference for students in terms of what they pursue, how long it takes to complete, and how much they will ultimately spend on their future. In this session we will go through different ways to help students align their assessment results with future options and discuss the different opportunities each pathway can provide in terms of career opportunities, as well as education and training at all levels.
Presented by Terese Jurgensen, Iowa Department of Education
The State of Iowa prohibits bullying/harassment in Iowa Code 280.28. However, In some cases, bullying overlaps with discriminatory harassment which is covered under federal civil rights laws. A school that fails to respond appropriately to harassment of students based on a protected class may be violating one or more civil rights laws enforced by the Department of Education and the Department of Justice.
The webinar will be broken down into three sections:
Definition of Bullying in Iowa Code 280.28
Presented by Kinzee Bryte, Elementary School Counselor at ADM Community Schools.
In today's webinar, 2019 Elementary School Counselor of the Year Kinzee Bryte will share her experiences as the ISCA Elementary SCOY, including tips with the application process. She'll also highlight successes within her program and share ideas and approaches that have led to positive outcomes for her school and her students.
Because finances can be a barrier to Iowans who would like to continue education after high school, the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship is designed to work with other state and federal programs to completely cover the cost of tuition toward a certificate, diploma, or associate degree in a high-need field. Recipients are also eligible for mentoring support to ensure their college success.
Presented by Amanda DeWulf, Secondary School Counselor at Maquoketa Community Schools.
In today's webinar, 2019 High School Counselor of the Year Amanda DeWulf will share her experiences as the ISCA Secondary SCOY, including tips with the application process. She'll also highlight successes within her program and share ideas and approaches that have led to positive outcomes for her school and her students.
Presented by Sarah Majoros, Elementary School Counselor at Des Moines Public Schools
Completing the RAMP application can be time consuming and overwhelming! During this webinar, we will discuss some steps you can take to find time to not only implement a comprehensive school counseling program but also complete the RAMP application without getting lost in the paperwork!
Presented by Sheryl Cline, ISCA President and Secondary School Counselor at Linn-Mar High School
ISCA President and recent RAMP applicant, Sheryl Cline, will share ways to collect and report data using the 3rd and 4th editions of the ASCA Model. Participants will learn how to use templates in the 3rd edition and how they have changed in the 4th edition. Participants will learn how to use Excel and Google Drive for presenting and sharing data with stakeholders. Data examples will include data planning; core curriculum, small group, and closing the gap process (participant), perception (Mindsets and Behaviors), and outcomes data; and use of time analysis/calendar.