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11th Annual Summer Leadership Academy

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Lee S. Dreyfus University Center
3rd Floor
1015 Reserve St
Stevens Point, WI  54481 - Directions


Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)

ASCA National Model Implementation and Academic and Career Planning (ACP's)

Registration | Sponsor | Session DetailsGraduate Credit


Registration Fees - 

Early bird special until May 31st, 2017: WSCA Member $55; Non-member $65

WSCA Member: $65 - after May 31st rate                                                
Non-Member: $75  - after May 31st rate     
Grad Student Member: $40

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One Graduate Credit will be offered through Viterbo University for $200.00- For anyone registering for the workshop, there is an opportunity to earn one graduate credit through Viterbo University.  The credit course will begin at 8:15 the morning of the workshop to provide time for course registration and explanation of requirements. Course participants will meet following the workshop to complete some of the onsite responsibilities and review the procedures for follow up assignments. Course payment and registration are separate from the workshop registration.  For additional information or to reserve a place in the course, contact Stacy Eslick at stacye@wscaweb.org

If you would like to learn about sponsorship opportunities for WSCA’s Summer Academy, please contact Aria Krieser, Professional Development Chair, for more information at: krieseam@hudson.k12.wi.us.

WSCA would like to extend a big THANK YOU to our sponsors of the 11th Anniversary Summer Leadership Academy - UW Stevens Point and ASVAB Career Exploration Program.

UW Stevens Point, part of the University of Wisconsin System, is a leading four-year comprehensive institution located in scenic Central Wisconsin. Approximately 8,600 students are enrolled with a student faculty ratio of 20:1 in the classroom. While primarily serving undergraduates through a variety of baccalaureate programs, UW-Stevens Point also offers several master's level graduate programs and an applied doctoral degree (Au.D.) in audiology. The 406-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities and the Schmeeckle Nature Reserve. The university has a strong focus on sustainability initiatives and has been named one of the nation’s green universities by The Princeton Review. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit www.uwsp.edu for more information about UW-Stevens Point.


ASVAB Career Exploration Program
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive, Career Exploration program, intended for use with students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, as well as students in post-secondary schools. The Program provides tools, including the test battery and interest inventory, to help high school and post-secondary students across the nation learn more about career exploration and planning. Results of the aptitude test and the interest inventory enable students to evaluate their skills, estimate performance in academic and vocational endeavors, and identify potentially satisfying careers. These results are integrated with work values to help students identify and prioritize possible career choices. Students are encouraged to consider their own work-related values and other important personal preferences as they explore the world of work and learn career exploration skills that will benefit them throughout their work lives
 
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LECET works to identify new and emerging markets and position LIUNA and its signatory contractors to capitalize on those opportunities. It is one of the three funds that make up LIUNA’s Tri-Funds, organizations uniquely established to assist in expanding LIUNA’s market share. LECET, the LIUNA Training and Education Fund (LIUNA Training), and the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) develop the marketing, training, and health and safety programs that give LIUNA a competitive edge.
LECET is governed by a board of Labor and Management Trustees. LECET’s network consists of one national office and 38 affiliates throughout the United States and Canada, all of which deliver services to LIUNA and signatory contractors at the national, regional, district council and local union levels. Visit www.lecet.org for more information.
Session A Details:

Title:  “Practical Application of the ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors to Your Existing School Counseling Program.” 

Presenter:  Mark Kuranz is a past-president of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA), worked 34 years as a teacher and school counselor at J. I. Case High School in Racine, WI. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, and a lead RAMP and ASCA model trainer.  Mark is an experience presenter and trainer and he has presented at the national, state and district levels. He is described as a quiet leader who enjoys telling stories to illustrate his points.  He counts himself among the lucky to have practiced as a professional school counselor for over twenty years.  ASCA awarded Mark the Mary E. Gehrke Life Time Achievement Award in 2004.  He has been happily married for 38 years and is the father of three children.

Summary:  The "ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student" describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students need to achieve academic success, college and career readiness and social/emotional development.
The 35 mindset and behavior standards identify and prioritize the specific attitudes, knowledge and skills students should be able to demonstrate as a result of a school counseling program. School counselors use the standards to assess student growth and development, guide the development of strategies and activities and create a program that helps students achieve their highest potential. 

This workshop helps school counselors to:

  • Operationalize the standards
  • Select competencies that align with classroom lessons, small groups and activities addressing student developmental needs
  • Develop program goals that align with standards
  • Align with the school’s vision and mission. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Transition to the Mindsets and Behaviors
  • Create school program goals that reflect the mindsets and behaviors
  • Discover the importance of student competencies aligned with state standards.
  • Focus on the ins and outs of writing useful competencies.
  • Learn how to navigate the student competencies database to find already-written competencies
 

Session B Details:

Title:  “Academic and Career Planning (ACP's) - ACP Crash Course” 

Presenter:  Gregg Curtis, DPI Education Consultant

Summary:  Are you a counselor from a district dragging their feet on Academic and Career Planning? Come to the “ACP Crash Course” at the WSCA Summer Academy. During this session you’ll get a thumbnail presentation of “what” ACP is and “why” it is being mandated. You will also hear strategies on how to begin gaining buy-in from your other school staff start and the implementation journey. If you haven’t done anything for ACP yet, the time is NOW!

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