Sunday, January 6, 2013

2013 ASCA Conference Info

ASCA Annual Conference
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Is your New Year's resolution to work on your professional development? To learn more about your chosen profession and build your network of school counseling contacts? We're here to help! Attend the ASCA Annual Conference this summer to make your resolutions a reality. (Well, unless you resolved to lose weight. We can't help you with that. Although now that we think about it, you will get plenty of exercise walking around the convention center and exhibit hall. That should count, right?)
Start Your Learning Before the Conference Officially Starts
The conference officially kicks off on Sunday, June 30 with the opening general session at 5 p.m. But did you know there are a wealth of ways (many at no additional cost) you can start your learning first thing on Sunday?
Pre-conference workshops: Want to address a topic in a more in-depth manner than you can in the breakout sessions? Consider signing up for a half-day or full-day pre-conference workshop on June. 30. Additional fee applies. Learn more.
Foundations of Disaster Mental Health: Have you ever thought about becoming a mental health volunteer with the American Red Cross following disasters? You can take the first step in your training on June 30 at the conference. No additional fee, but pre-registration is required. E-mail to register. (Only available to registered conference attendees.)Learn more.
Careers Your Students Should Know About: The world is changing so fast that students today have options to specialize in careers that didn't even exist when we were in school. Learn about a number of careers you may not have considered for your students. No additional fee; no pre-registration required.Learn more.
Special Olympics Project Unify: Understanding and accepting all abilities can be an important party of a school's bully prevention program and imporove school climate and culture. Special Olympics Project UNIFY offers an array of education, sports and youth leadership programs and resources to help young people and educators develop school communities where everyone can be an agent of change. No additional fee, but pre-registration is required. E-mail to register. (Only available to registered conference attendees.) Learn more
View the Breakout Session Lineup
The ASCA Annual Conference provides approximately 100 breakout sessions covering a wide variety of topics. This year, we've made it easier than ever for you to select the sessions best for you to attend. We've identified sessions not only by elementary, middle and secondary level but also by topics such as advocacy, accountability, management, delivery and more. View the July 1July 2 and July 3 sessions.
Free Conference Registration Winner
Each year after the conference, we send out an online evaluation form to all attendees. And each year, we draw one lucky winner from those who completed the evaluation to win a free conference registration. The 2013 recipient is Sarah Cooley, from Columbia, Md. Congratulations, Sarah! Be sure to watch your e-mail after this year's conference for the link to the 2013 evaluation - and your chance to win. 
Thanks to our Conference Sponsors

Chestnut Hill College * The College Board - SAT * Human eSources * National Federation of Opticianary Schools * Prudential Spirit of Community Awards * Universal Technical Institute *Wentworth Institute of Technology 

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