Professional Development Update
October 26, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Online | Paper
Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N. Yates Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Box Lunch Included
Early Bird: $10 discount (does not apply to student fee; ends September 30)
Fees: Member $65; Non-Member $75; Student Member $40
*On the day of the event, any unpaid registrants will be required to pay before entry.
Two Options to choose from:
Title: “Resiliency: Promoting Mental Health in the Schools”
Presenter: Tammy Scheidegger
Title: “Practical Application of the ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors to Your Existing School Counseling Program.”
Presenter: Mark Kuranz
For more information and to sign up for this day professional development opportunity go to here.
WSCA Professional Recognition and Scholarship Committee Update
Every year, WSCA awards four high school seniors and two graduate students with $1,000 scholarships! Our applications for scholarships are now open! Applications MUST be submitted by November 1, 2017 to be considered. Follow the links below for more information:
Career Cruising and Method Test Prep High School Scholarship. Click here
Mike Troy Graduate Scholarship. Click here
Additionally, WSCA want to recognize professionals in school counseling and education to honor all of the hard work and dedication put in to support and advocate for students. It is extremely important to us that we are able to recognize deserving professionals for these awards. It is a time to truly celebrate! Please consider nominating a hardworking individual, including yourself, for one of the following awards:
School Counselor of the Year
Mary Gehrke-McAllister Leadership
Supervisor of the Year
Friend of School Counseling
School Counseling Team
Research & Professional Writing
Jerome Henning Legislator Award
Please nominate someone by December 1st, 2017 by clicking here
WSCPAR Coordinator Update
Completing a WSCPAR
By Todd Hadler, WSCPAR Coordinator
It’s really an honor to represent the Wisconsin School Counselor Association as coordinator of the Wisconsin School Counseling Program Accountability Report (WSCPAR). The goal of this article is to help answer common questions about the WSCPAR.
What is a WSCPAR? The WSCPAR is a snapshot of your program that showcases your work. The WSCPAR highlights your school, your school counseling accomplishments, school counseling goals, and through the use of data, shows how students are different as a result of your school counseling efforts.
How do you start a WSCPAR? There’s no wrong way to start a WSCPAR. Some counselors work in a linear way and complete the document from start to finish, some work on a section of the document at a time, some do the easiest parts first and the more intense parts last or vice versa, and some look back at previous award winners to get ideas. It doesn’t really matter where you start but please pay close attention to the current rubric.
When is the due date? The electronic submission and mailing postmarked dates are October 15th, 2017. **Please note on the application that you must submit items both electronically and by mail.