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Monday, May 14, 2012

Advancing School Counseling through Advocacy



SAVE THE DATE
Advancing School Counseling
through Advocacy

 
Summer Drive-In Conference
for School Counselors

 
June 29th, 2012
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

 
Universal Technical Institute
2202 West Taft Vineland Road, Orlando, Florida
(407) 240-2422

FREE for Members
$45 for Non-Members


 

Sponsored by:




8:30 - 9:00Registration & continental breakfast juice, coffee & pastries; provided by UTI
9:00 - 9:15Welcome from UTI President and FSCA President
9:15 - 11:15SESSION A: DRS. JANSON & MAXIS: “Advocacy through School Counseling Advisory Councils”
11:15 - 12:45UTI Walking Tour & LUNCH provided by UTI
12:45 - 3:00 SESSION B: DR. ISAACS: “Advocacy Basics: Releasing Your Inner Advocate”

SESSION INFORMATION:
·         SESSION A: “ADVOCACY THROUGH SCHOOL COUNSELING ADVISORY COUNCILS”
The ASCA National Model recommends that school counselors create an advisory council to help guide their school counseling program.  Importantly, advisory councils can also be conceived and constructed in order to empower parents and community members who may be more effective student advocates than school staff. Despite the powerful potential advisory councils hold as an essential advocacy tool, very few school counselors have initiated this process in their school.  In this session, we'll explore school counseling advisory councils, school counselors’ perspectives of them, how they can be effective, and some practical tips on getting started.
 
·         SESSION B:  “ADVOCACY BASICS: RELEASING YOUR INNER ADVOCATE”
This workshop focuses on advocacy, where school counselor leadership, data driven decisions, social justice, professional identity, and professional empowerment come together.  FSCA has become a driving force for reform efforts at the school, district and state level using data and leadership strategies that help advance professional and policy agendas.  By providing a background in recent public policy actions and definitions of advocacy, counselors will learn how to frame advocacy agendas and implement their actions at the school, community and state legislative level.  Practical advice and tips will be provided.