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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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2019-2020 Webinar Schedule

Understanding the Link: Career Pathways and Education/Training Preparation

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:30 PM 

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.

Bullying, Harassment & the Law

WEDNESDAY, January 22, 2022 - 3:30 PM 

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

  • Definition of Bullying
  • Definition & Characteristics of Conflict & how it differs from bullying
  • Definition of Harassment
  • Definition of Hostile School Environment

Defining Federal Laws that may Intersect with a Complaint
  • Title IV and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • The role of the School Counselor
  • Working with parent/caregiver(s) of the student who is the alleged bully and also the parent/caregiver(s) of the alleged target/victim
  • Questions from Listeners

Counselor of the Year Series: Kinzee Bryte - 2019 Elementary School Counselor of the Year

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10 am 

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.

Understanding Future Ready Iowa's Last Dollar Scholarship

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10 AM 

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.

Counselor of the Year Series: Amanda DeWulf - 2019 High School Counselor of the Year

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:15 PM 

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.

Finding Time to RAMP

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 3:15 pm

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!

Data in the ASCA Model Editions 3 & 4 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:30 PM - Register

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.

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