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For Counselors Only Conference

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, State Department of Education and the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education is excited about partnering to host our annual For Counselors Only Conference on March 10, 2020 at the Hilton Garden Inn & Edmond Conference Center. For 16 years this free conference has provide our counselors the opportunity to connect and network with the Oklahoma school counseling communities. They take this day to focus on effective programs, professional advocacy and the tools they need to provide results showing the impact of school counseling programs.

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Hilton Garden Inn & Edmond Conference Center 8:30 - 9:00 Registration

Session held in Ballrooms

TimeBallroom 1Ballroom 2Ballroom 3ABBallroom 3C
10:30-11:20 One Trusted Adult
-Levi Patrick
-Shana Classen
Understanding 504: The School Counselor’s Role
-Dr. Claudia Otto
ICAP and Internships
-Michelle Wallace
-Meggan Wilson
Students with a Purpose
-Nikki Jolly
-Kelly Howell
11:30-12:20 Work-Based Learning Opportunities through CareerTech
Coachable Trauma-Informed Strategies
-Beth Whittle
What’s New in OKCareerGuide?
-AJ Crowell
Money Management and College Access Tools from OCAP
-Sara Lorenzen
-Letha Huddleston
30-minute Bonus Sessions
ACT Updates – Online Data Platform, Subject Area Testing Counselor Resources
-Tony Cortez
EVERFI – No-Cost digital learning programs for K12
-Wyjuana Montgomery
1:40-2:30 Behavioral Threat Assessment: Prevention vs. Prediction
-Cindy Swearingen
Oklahoma Marijuana Law
-Craig Williams
ICAP & Work-Based Learning: What’s the Connection?
-Chelsea Hunt
Oklahoma’s Promise-Closing Out the Year
-Carol Alexander
2:40-3:30 Work-Based Learning Perspectives from Oklahoma Industry Leaders
An Introduction to School-Based Crisis Response: Suicide and Self-Harm
-Dr.Erika Olinger
-Trisha Goga
The Trauma is Real: A Prison Perspective
-Dr. Jeana Ely
Safety through Policies and Procedures
-Julie Geddes
-Sharon Heatly

Session held in Meeting Rooms

TimeMeeting Room 1Meeting Room 2Meeting Room 3AMeeting Room 3BMeeting Room 3C
10:30-11:20 OKCareerGuide: Everything You Need to Know to get Started
-John Milroy
Implementing the ICAP Process
-Marissa Lightsey
Elementary Career Awareness-Kuder Galaxy
-Nathan Brubaker
Higher Education Policy Rundown: Admission, Concurrent, and Beyond
-Dr. Kyle Foster
Academic Counseling: So...What About This?
-Petra Woodard
11:30-12:20 Creating Students who lead through Teach and Lead Oklahoma
-Missy Foster
Counselor in the Mirror: A Reflection and Confession
-Valerie McMurry
Community Partnerships and Your District
-Michael Phillips
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child
-Shana Classen
Thanksgiving, Graduation, and Cultural Sensitivity
-Matt Higdon
30-minute Bonus Sessions
Gratitude Changes Everything
-Erin Nation-Ball
Be a Neighbor Oklahoma’s Community Connection Initiative
-Coady Andrews
Lion-Quest – Curriculum for bullying, suicide, substance abuse education for K-8
-Anthony Dowell
1:40-2:30 Sanford Harmony
-Janessa Bointy
OKCollegeStart: Click, Compare, Choose
-Theresa Shaklee
-Sarah Sanders
OSTP/CCRA Assessment Update
-Christy McCreary
Student Success It’s As Easy As T.L.C.
-Sean Buchanan
Attitude: Choose it or Lose it
-Jared Williams
2:40-3:30 Understanding High School and College Math Opportunities to Better Advise Students
-Dr. Rachel Bates
-Christine Koerner
Social Media Safety for Parents and Guardians
-Jason Weis
How to Get the MOST out of Concurrent Enrollment
-Kristy Hernandez
NCAA Eligibility
-Brady Newville
ASVAB Career Exploration: DOD Certification to Provide ASVAB CE at Your School
-Dr. Teresa Taylor


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