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Feb. 15th Professional Development Descriptions

I Have a Plan - State Requirements

Nancy Ankeny will demonstrate how schools will use I Have a Plan Iowa to meet the requirements of the Iowa Code. This year 8th and 9th graders are expected to complete the appropriate Guideways. In 2010-2011, 8th, 9th, and 10th graders will complete their Guideways to continue the...

What Works K-12

What works? You tell us! Counselors will bring resources, material, and ideas used successfully in their programs. These resources will be shared and discussed with fellow collegues. Materals presented by peers could be implemented in either classroom, small group or individual settings and at any...

Bullying - On the Spot Interventions

Participants will know what bullying is and what it is not. Participants will learn how to and practice stopping bullying on the spot Participants will learn how to support the students who have been bullied Participants will learn how to address the student who bullies ...

I Have a Plan - ACT/College Prep

Nancy Ankeny from I Have a Plan Iowa will demonstrate how counselors can facilitate the use of the ACT prep curriculum on the I Have a Plan Iowa website.   Facilitated by Toni Morris and Nancy Ankeny

Elementary Career Update

Elementary grant counselors will present an update of projects and products coming from the implementation of the grant in four schools. Participants will learn about: The new career unit K-5 The Grant PLC focus and outcomes from 08-09 and 09-10 The data from both parent and student...

Documentation of Impact

Participants will be guided through the process of documentation necessary to show the impact of counseling in our comprehensive school counseling programs on our students. Each counselor in the district has been provided a binder and outline for required materials (essentially the RAMP-Recognized...

Closing the Gap with Small Group Counseling

Participants will learn how to identify gaps in students' attendance, behavior and/or achievement and measure the impact of small group counseling interventions designed to close those gaps. This session will specifically focus on one example of a small group counseling intervention proven to be...

More Than Sad

This session will be focused on suicide prevention efforts.  We will be viewing 2 DVD’s, one for use with students and one for use with staff and then processing appropriate use in schools.    It is geared for secondary level. Facilitated by Allison Cain

Keeping a Talking Circle on Race and the Achievement Gap for Your School Staff

   Participants will understand the role of relationships in closing the achievement gap Participants will be able to apply research-based resources to guide the Circle process Participants will be able to create measurement tool for Circle Overview of research on...

Counseling and the Brain

Participants will learn about basic brain chemistry as it pertains to mental health issues and learning.   Facilitated by Dr. Richard Newkirk


Session I (8:15-9:45)

I Have a Plan - State Requirements (8)

What Works K-12 (8)

Bullying - On the Spot (25)

Total votes: 41


Session II (10:00-11:30)

I Have a Plan - ACT/College Prep (7)

Elementary Career Update (13)

Documentation of Impact (19)

Total votes: 39


Session III (1:00-2:30)

Closing the Gap with Small Group Counseling (21)

More Than Sad (10)

What Works K-12 (4)

Total votes: 35