Online Learning Program 2022-2023

Member Only Live and On-Demand Online Learning

WSCA's Online Learning Program 2022-2023

Online learning opportunities exclusively for WSCA members!

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Schedule of Events

This list will be continuously updated as new sessions are scheduled.

Dr. Carolyn Stone

Updated ASCA Ethical Standards

Date:  Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Time: 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Presenter(s): Dr. Carolyn Stone

Track/Type:  Leadership/Advocacy / Presentation

Description:The ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors specifies the obligation to the principles of ethical behavior necessary to maintain the high standards of integrity, leadership, and professionalism. The ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors, updated in 2022, were developed in consultation with state school counseling associations, school counselor educators, school counseling state and district leaders, and school counselors across the nation to clarify the norms, values, and beliefs of the profession. Learn about the updates to this document and how these updates affect your school counseling program.

Children's WI E-Learning

Helping Kids Make Smart Choices Around ATOD

Date:  Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presenter(s): Clay Anton

Track/Type:  Social Emotional Well-Being / Presentation

Description:In this online presentation, attendees will learn about how to deliver interactive, online programs that teach students age-appropriate facts about drugs, along with their effects on the body. Depending on the grade level, students also learn about analyzing influences, how to cope in stressful situations, how to set goals, and the difference between positive and negative risk-taking.

Dr. David Jacobi

School Refusal: Understanding How Anxiety and Depression Contribute to School Avoidance

Date:  Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Presenter(s): Dr. David Jacobi

Track/Type:  Social Emotional Well-Being / Presentation

Description:  In this 90-minute workshop we will identify several aspects of school refusal behavior and how anxiety and depression contribute to this problem. Topics include identifying school refusal behaviors, describing the reasons a child may avoid school, noting the potential consequences of missing school, describing how accommodations (including 504 and IEP plans) can both hurt and help, and understanding the role of parents and school personnel in helping to manage school avoidance behaviors. Time will be allotted at the end of the presentation for questions.

Dr. Justin Patchin

Words Wound: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying

Date:  Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Presenter(s): Dr. Justin Patchin

Track/Type:  Social Emotional Well-Being / Presentation

Description: This presentation will provide an overview of the ways that teens are using technology to harass, humiliate, and harm their peers. It will discuss numerous real-world examples of cyberbullying that will help to stress the seriousness of this problem. After attending the session, participants will be able to: (1) identify many of the online environments popular among adolescents today that are often used to participate in bullying, (2) implement several strategies for preventing and effectively responding to bullying in all of its forms, and (3) understand the importance of empowering students to be agents of change.

Julia Cook

I Need a Large Recharge

Date:  Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Presenter(s): Julia Cook

Track/Type:  Social Emotional Well-Being / Presentation

Description: According to the World Health Organization, the definition of mental wellness is living in a state of well-being in which people realize their own abilities, are capable of coping with the stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can make contributions to their community. When you work in the kid-building world…this is a tall order to maintain! In this interactive, fun-filled talk, Julia Cook identifies the key ingredients of mental wellness. She will also offer effective strategies for building and maintaining well-being. Walk away with tools that you can use for a lifetime of healthy!

Dr. Carolyn Strong

Educational Equity- Now What?

Date:  Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presenter(s): Dr. Carolyn Strong

Track/Type:  Equity / Presentation

Description: The last couple of years have placed a spotlight on the serious inequities that impact a number of our students. We’ve defined, identified and talked about equity…but now what? In this session we plan to identify tangible issues of inequity within your purview. The takeaway from this session is an equity action plan.

Stephen Sharp

Legal & Ethical Guidance for Engaging and Supporting Families

Date:  Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presenter(s): Stephen Sharp

Track/Type:  Ethics, Leadership/Advocacy / Presentation

Description: Supporting the healthy growth and development of students in schools is ever-present and ever-changing. Partnering with families in the education of the student is an ethical responsibility but not without changes. Through case study, legal analysis, and engaging discussion, a framework for engaging and supporting students and families will be highlighted. Participants will be able to identify at least two ethical standards as they pertain to family engagement, be able to list at least one key component of relevant federal education law, including but not limited to PPRA and FERPA, and identify key strategies in family engagement.


Children’s Mental Health – Elevate the Need

Date:  Thursday, April 13th, 2023

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presenter(s): Office of Children’s Mental Health

Track/Type:  Social Emotional Well-Being / Presentation

Description: The mental health needs of young people are greater than ever. With Mental Health Awareness Month approaching, the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health will share resources and data to use within your school community. Attend this session to access tangible resources to use with students and parents and a PowerPoint template with data outlining the urgency of child well-being in Wisconsin. We see the need every day in our schools – join us for more tools to make a difference.

Brian Juchems

Navigating District LGBTQ+ Policies to Support Students

Date:  Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Presenter(s): Brian Juchems

Track/Type:  Equity / Presentation

Description: Across Wisconsin, school counselors are being called upon to support trans and nonbinary students, oftentimes in a context where parents, school leaders, and the community aren’t on the same page. This workshop will briefly review and expand upon existing best practices/tools, provide an update on the current political landscape, and provide hands-on opportunities to prepare for challenging conversations with school leaders, families, and students. This workshop will provide a space for dialogue and to exchange experiences to increase the capacity to advocate for a safe and equitable learning experience for this student population.


How Children's WI Can Support Your Work In Schools with Free Mental and Emotional Health Programming on Cyberbullying

Date:  Friday, May 5th, 2023

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Presenter(s): Andrea Kirschbaum, Poynette High School, Clay Anton & Yetlanezi Ortega, Children’s Wisconsin

Track/Type:  Social/Emotional / Presentation

Description: In this webinar, counselors will learn more about Children’s Wisconsin e-Learning programs offered at no cost to Wisconsin Schools. New courses include Cyberbullying for 6-8th grade and for 9-12th grade. Andrea Kirschbaum, School Counselor from Poynette High School, will share her experience with the Cyberbullying 9-12th grade course and highlight her school’s efforts to deliver an awareness campaign supported by Children’s Wisconsin.

Fast Facts on Technical Colleges - CANCELLED

Date:  Thursday, May 18th, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presenter(s): Wisconsin Technical College System

Track/Type:  Academic & Career Readiness / Presentation

Description: Join us for updates on our Wisconsin Technical Colleges! Even if you are familiar with technical colleges, you are bound to learn something new. From student outcomes to new student services such as dorms, collegiate sports, and eSports, as well as unique programming including aeronautics, cybersecurity & forensic science, and well-paid apprenticeships- come learn how the Wisconsin Technical Colleges can work for your students!