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Attendee Registration for the 2015 VTSCA Annual Fall Conference: The Art & Science of School Counseling

  • 24 Sep 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Killington Grand Resort, Killington, Vermont


  • A professional who is not currently a member of VTSCA.
  • A licensed school counselor or affiliate counselor who is a current paid member of VTSCA.

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The 2015 Vermont School Counselor Association's

 Annual Fall Conference

The Art & Science of School Counseling

Thursday September 24th 

Killington Grand Resort, Killington, VT

8:00: Registration

8:45: Welcome

9:00: Opening Activity with Dr. Anthony Quintiliani

10:00-10:15: Break

10:15-11:15: Morning Presentation:

  The Art & Science of School Counseling Presented by: Karen Griffith, Academic Professional at the University of Georgia 

In this age of accountability, it is important that school counselors understand the data of their settings as well as how to employ data to drive their programs. Data can reveal opportunity and achievement gaps, identify specific needs of students, and provide evidence of effective interventions and student change. Knowing how to report the data in meaningful and understandable ways cements the importance of the counselor in the school. The use of data defines why counselors intervene, demonstrates how well the interventions work, and aligns the counselors with the ultimate mission of the school. Counselors using data? Yes!

11:15-12:30: Lunch & Networking

12:30- 1:45: Breakout Workshops

1:45-2:00: Break

2:00-2:30: Afternoon Presentation:

Conflict Resolution in the Classroom Presented by Bryan Branon, American Bar Association Fellow and Margaret Evans, MVU School Counselor

2:30-3:15: Breakout workshops

3:15: Closing Remarks & Certificates

12:30-1:45 Breakout Sessions will include:

Elementary Level:

DIVERSITY: Accepting Differences/Understanding Assumptions Presented by: Vicki Nelson, School Counselor, Charlotte Central School 

This lively workshop will empower participants to look at their own practices around diversity. The presentation also illustrates a powerful teaching strategy to foster student understanding about how, the assumptions we make of others, impact our world. Concrete tools such as lesson plans, videos, and online resources will be available.

All Levels:

Advanced Mindfulness in Schools Presented by: Dr. Anthony Quintiliani

Building Resiliency in Students Presented by: Karen Griffith, Academic Professional at the University of Georgia

Ethical School Counseling in Small-Town Settings Presented by: Bill Scarlett, School Counselor, Central Elementary School in Bellows Falls

Establishing yourself as an ethical school counselor in a small town can be tough.  This presentation will examine the challenges to maintaining an ethical program, along with best practices for aligning yourself with ASCA's Ethical Standards for School Counselors.  We will address typical issues in the small-town setting and walk through case examples and how to best handle them

High School Level:

Intro to College Studies, Dual Enrollment and Early College; Creating Pathways to College Presented by: Laurie Berryman, VSAC Gear Up Manager

This panel discussion will involve school counselors, VSAC Outreach counselors and folks from CCV’s ICS classes and the AOE talking about recruiting and supporting students in both Dual Enrollment and Early College programs.

2:30-3:15 Breakout Sessions will include:

All Levels:

Action Planning Data Collection for Your School Counseling Program Presented by: Karen Griffith, Academic Professional at the University of Georgia

Becoming a RAMP School Presented by: Champlain Valley Union High School Counselors

Middle & High School Level:

Creating and Tracking PLPs for any Grade through Naviance Presented by: Andrew Brown, VSAC Career & Education Outreach Manager

Bring your own device and get hands-on tips for creating a PLP as well as tracking completion of a PLP at an individual student, grade, or school level all within Naviance.

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