School Counselor Workshop

The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities will host our 2020 School Counselor Workshop on Friday, February 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ball State University Alumni Center, located in Muncie, Indiana.

The cost of the workshop is $50 which includes lunch, parking, and .5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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Registration closes on Friday, January 24, 2020. A School Purchase Order or payment in full is due no later than Friday, January 31, 2020.

All cancelations MUST be submitted in writing. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, January 31, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at . We look forward to having you attend!

Agenda and Presenters
9:30 – 9:50 a.m.Check-in and Networking (Light Refreshments)
9:50 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Vickie Barton
Executive Director
The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities

Dr. Barton first came to the Academy in its inaugural year, 1990, as the Coordinator of Guidance. Since arriving on Ball State University’s campus, she has completed her Doctoral work in Adult and Higher Education, focusing on Birth Order and the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI), as well as Gifted Children.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Test and Academic Anxiety
Dr. Jerrell Cassady
Department Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology
Teachers College, Ball State University

Dr. Cassady is Chair of the Department and Professor of Psychology and has been at Ball State since 1999. His areas of expertise include test anxiety, human learning, teacher education, and research design.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Responding to Death by Suicide in Schools: Postvention for Educators
Dr. Mindy Wallpe
Assistant Director of Mental Health and Support Services
The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities

Dr. Wallpe is the Assistant Director of Mental Health and Support Services at the Indiana Academy. In this position, she serves at the primary in-house therapist and strives to promote the emotional well-being of all Indiana Academy Students. Dr. Wallpe is a licensed psychologist and joined the Indiana Academy in January 2017.
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.Lunch
Buffet will include make-your-own sandwiches with a variety of deli meats, cheeses, breads, toppings, and condiments; home-style soup with crackers; salad with your choice of toppings and dressings; assorted cookies; and drinks. (Please let us know if you have any specific dietary needs when registering.)

Culturally Responsive School Counselor and Principal Collaboration: Essential Elements
Dr. Kendra Lowery
Assistant Dean of School Engagement
Teachers College, Ball State University

Dr. Lowery spent 17 years in P-12 schools as a teacher and administrator before joining Ball State in 2016. Dr. Lowery is an Assistant Professor who teaches in the principal preparation (MAE) and education specialist (EdS)/doctoral (EdD) programs. She also serves as the Director of the EdS/EdD Program.
1:15 p.m.Giveaways and Prizes – Happy National School Counseling Week!
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.Graduation Pathways: Pitfalls and Common Misconceptions
Ben Carter
Director of Workforce and Innovation
Indiana Department of Education

Mr. Carter is the Department of Education’s lead on graduation pathways, work-based learning, and career coaching and navigation. Prior to coming to the department, Mr. Carter led career education in Indianapolis Public Schools as the Career and Technical Education Director. He also spent time as a work-based learning coordinator in Warren Township, and secondary math teacher in Indianapolis Public Schools.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.Gamification in the Classroom
Sarah Reason
High Ability Teacher
Muncie Community Schools

Ms. Reason studied Dual Elementary and Special Education at Ball State University, as well as participated in Ball State’s Honors College. She currently teaches a fourth/fifth grade class in Muncie School’s Expanded Learning Program for gifted and high ability students. She was also the recipient of the Indiana Academy Alumni of the Year Award in 2018.
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.Closing
Final Questions
with available speakers
*Ben Carter will be available for Q&A