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2019 WCASS Spring Conference
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 8:00 AM CST to Friday, May 03, 2019
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Join your peers from around the state at the Wilderness Resort | Glacier Canyon Lodge in the WI Dells for the WCASS Spring Conference, May 1-3, 2019. Discover what's new in school mental health issues and solutions, legal updates from various attorneys, special education updates and innovations plus much more. With 20+ general and breakout sessions, and time for networking and learning from peers and exhibitors, you won't want to miss this opportunity.

Who Attends: Directors of Special Education and Pupil Services and Designees, District Administrators, Assistant Directors, Education Consultants, Principals, Program Support Teachers, School Psychologists etc.

Cost(s):
Wednesday PreCon - Leadership Academy $100 (includes breakfast and lunch) | 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Member Registration: Full Conference $350
Non-Member Registration: Full Conference $400
Full Conference | 3 or More from the Same District: $300
  ***At least one member of the team must be a WCASS Member | email Diane ([email protected]) to register
Friday Only: $100

 

Cancellation Policy:  Full refund of fees will be made on cancellations received 10 days prior to the start of the convention.
Following that date, a 40% administrative fee will be retained. There will be no refund for no-shows or cancellations during the event.

Hotel Information: Special hotel rate available at the Wilderness Resort | Glacier Canyon Lodge

Wilderness Resort | Glacier Canyon Lodge
45 Hillman Rd
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

In order to receive a discounted room in the block, please make sure to call Reservations at
+1 (800) 867-9453. Ask for the 2019 WCASS Conference at Glacier Canyon Lodge, Leader #689836
As of April 1, 2019 - Please note: An overflow block at the Wilderness Hotel has been established under room block #G51319.
You will have up until March 30
, 2019 to call to ensure that you receive the discounted block rate of $99.99.
After that date, reservations may be made based on space and rate availability.
 

Golf Information:  This year WCASS will not be hosting a formal golf event. 
Information below for the Wild Rock Golf Club for those who may be interested in arranging their own round.
Both options do include a cart.

  • Wild Rock – 9 holes w/ cart is $39/golfer
  • Woods Short Course – 9 holes w/cart is $20/golfer

Wild Rock Golf Club
856 Canyon Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 253-4653

Schedule at a Glance 

Wednesday, May 1
9 -11:30 AM | Sandstone 3 | PRE-CONFERENCE: Leadership Academy | Featuring: Amy Scheel-Jones, MS Ed (CCSI) -  From ACEs to Assets: Increasing Adult Capacity to Support Youth Development 
addt'l registration required
8:30 - 12:30 PM | Sandstone Corridor | Conference Registration 
12:20 - 12:30 PM | Sandstone 27 | Conference Welcome 
12:30 - 2 PM | KEYNOTE- Amy Scheel-Jones, MS Ed (CCSI) - Resilience trumps ACEs: Fostering Resilience to Improve Academic, Behavior, and Health Outcomes
                       Sponsored by: Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy s.c

2 - 2:15 PM | Corridor | Break 

2:15 - 3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions | Round One

  • Breakout 101 | Mental Health Supports in a Tiered Approach  (D. Roemer & C. Jacobson)
  • Breakout 102 | Licensure Considerations in Special Education (D. DeGuire)
  • Breakout 103 | FBA/BIP: When and how do they come into play?  (R. Stadler)
  • Breakout 104 | School-Based Mental Health Counseling Implementation Framework- Clinton Community School District  (M. Huettl & J. Gile)

3:15 - 3:30 PM | Corridor | Break 

3:30 - 4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions | Round Two

  • Breakout 201 | Supports for At-Risk Students at all Levels  (D. Roemer & J. Tanel)
  • Breakout 202 | Bright Future? The Current State of the Special Education Profession  (J. Heiden)
  • Breakout 203 | Prior Written Notice: Sword and Shield  (R. Stadler)
  • Breakout 204 | Setting Expectations and Supporting the Effectiveness of Paraprofessionals (C. Clarksen & D. Godfrey)

Thursday, May 2
7:30 - 8:30 AM | Sandstone 27 | Registration and Continental Breakfast 
                                                   Sponsored by: Kompas Care LLC

8:15 - 4:00 PM | Corridor | Exhibits Open 
8:15 - 8:30 AM | Sandstone 27 | Welcome 
8:30 - 10 AM | General SessionWSEMS Panel Discussion: 
               Parent Advocates and Directors Discuss How to Prepare for Mediation
                        Sponsored by: Oasys LLC
10 - 10:15 AM | Corridor | Visit the Exhibitors 

10:15 - 11:15 AM Concurrent Sessions | Round Three

  • Breakout 301 | Developing Mental Health Referral Pathways: Where to Begin (L. Krubsack)
  • Breakout 302 | Employment Contracts for School Personnel  (C. Wade)
  • Breakout 303 | Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change (T. Roy
  • Breakout 304 | How to Positively Influence your Legislators (J. Forester)

11:30 - 1 PM | Sandstone 27 | Lunch  | WCASS General Membership Meeting
1-2:00 PM | Sandstone 27 | General SessionWDPI Updates
2 - 2:15 PM | Corridor | Visit the Exhibitors | Break | Sponsored byGrand Canyon University

2:15 - 3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions | Round Four

  • Breakout 401 | Design Thinking - A New Approach to MTSS  (R. Johnson & D. Roemer)
  • Breakout 402 | Difficult Students Meet Difficult Teachers (G. Ruesch & A. Lefler )
  • Breakout 403 | Meeting the Health Needs of Students While on Field Trips  (L. Wilson)
  • Breakout 404 | Exploring the Rise of Anger and Aggression within Our Schools:  Effective Prevention and Intervention Efforts  (R. Van Acker)

3:15 - 3:30 PM | Corridor | Visit the Exhibitors | Break | Sponsored byGrand Canyon University

3:30 - 4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions | Round Five

  • Breakout 501 |  Hate-What to do When Mean Words and Actions Intersect with School Safety  (M. Gerbig, M. Yates-Wickus, L. Mueller)
  • Breakout 502 |  A Walk-Through of the Wisconsin Threat Assessment Protocol (G. Rehberg)
  • Breakout 503 |  The Data - Coaching Relationship: Using SHAPE and Coaching to Advance Your School Mental Health Services (E. Langteau, L. Lesselyong)
  • Breakout 504 |  Round Table: Discussion on Disproportionality

4:30-6 PM | Sandstone 456 | Social Networking Event Sponsored by: Davis & Kuelthau, s.c

Friday, May 3
7:30-8:30 AM | Full Breakfast 
8:25-8:30 AM | Sandstone 27 |  Announcements 
8:30-11:30 AM | Sandstone 27 | KEYNOTE: Workshop Cultural Humility: Moving Beyond Cultural Competence to Advance Equity & Social Justice
 (Amanda Goodenough | Dir of Campus Climate | Division of Diversity & Inclusion | UW La Crosse)
Noon | Adjourn