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Registration open for College of Education's School Counseling Camp

Thursday, April 30, 2020


MANHATTAN — An award-winning educator and a national association's school counselor of the year are among two of the keynote presenters at the Kansas State University College of Education's annual School Counseling Camp. The event will be conducted virtually May 26-27 and registration is open.

Ken Hughey, chair of the department of special education, counseling and student affairs, said the conference has transitioned online because of COVID-19. The theme of this year's camp is Soaring to New Heights and the full agenda and registration details are available on the website, coe.k-state.edu/events/school-counseling-camp/index.html.

"This conference draws school counselors from across the Midwest, and we believed it was too important — especially this year — to not have this convening," Hughey said. "I am very proud of everyone who worked so hard to move this camp online."

This year's camp features four nationally recognized keynote speakers:

• Tara Brown, known as The Connection Coach, is an award-winning educator, author and speaker and will present "Embracing the Power of Your Leadership Footprint."

• Brian Coleman, 2019 American School Counselor Association's School Counselor of the Year and department chair at Jones Prep, will present "Embracing the Power of Unicorns."

• Carolyn Stone, professor of counselor education at the University of North Florida, will present "Legal Literacy and Ethical Practice in the Complex World of School."

• Shari Sevier, director of advocacy for the Missouri School Counselor Association, will present "I'll Lend You My Umbrella."

Breakout sessions include Mindsets/Resiliency: Two Keys to Unleashing the Potential of Our Youth; After the Hurts: Combining Theory, Practice and Play to Build Resilience; Building a Culture of Relationships; Designing Calming Rooms; Creating a Career Development Day with Data; How to Include Art and Creativity; and Re-imagining the School Counselor.

Written by

Patrice Scott