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2019 WCASS Spring Conference
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 8:00 AM CDT 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.

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
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.

WCASS Spring Topics
This is a listing of the session titles that have been approved by the WCASS Professional Development Committee for the Spring Conference scheduled for May 1-3, 2019 at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center connected to the Wilderness Resort. NOTE THE ROOM BLOCK for WCASS is MARCH 30, 2019. Make your room reservation now.
• Mental Health Supports in a Tiered Approach
• Options for Licensure for Special Education Personnel
• Clinton Community School Districts School-Based Mental Health Counseling Implementation Framework
• Supports for At-Risk Students at all Levels
• Developing Leadership Skills
• Prior Written Notice: Sword and Shield
• FBA/BIP: When and How do They Come into Play
• Setting Expectations and Supporting the Effectiveness of Paraprofessionals
• How to work with principals to avoid due process
• Employment Contracts for School Personnel
• Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change
• How to positively influence your legislators
• Provision of Health Services- Field Trip Best Practices
• When Difficult Students Meet Difficult Teachers
• Design Thinking- A New Approach to MTSS
• Mental Health Referral Pathways: Where to Begin
• Info on the new Wisconsin Threat Assessment

In addition, our Leadership Academy, Wednesday, with be led by Amy Scheel-Jones, MS Ed who will focus on building student resiliency and prevention of youth suicide.

Our Thursday keynote session will be a panel of experienced directors and parent advocates discussing mediation, how to prevent and how to have positive results.

Our Friday morning general session workshop will be led by Amanda Goodenough from UW La Crosse. Her focus will be understanding cultural humility with practical application. An excerpt from her description includes
“On a small scale, cultural humility can enhance communication, foster trust, deepen connections, and improve outcomes when interacting across difference. In the bigger picture, it's a process that can radically transform organizations. In this experiential workshop, participants will engage in self-work, gain a deeper understanding of individual and group membership, develop skills to recognize and disrupt microaggressions, and practice cultural humility along the way. “

A detailed program will be available after we have confirmation of all presentation scheduled times.