Webinar: How to Use Color to Unlock Students’ Thoughts & Perceptions (K-6)

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What You Will Learn

Some students do not find it easy to communicate their real inner perceptions, thoughts and feelings. Students may “shut down” and “clam up.” What you think might be a productive interaction turns into a challenging endeavor to obtain ANY information from the student.

Color-based counseling activities provide powerful methods for helping in these situations.  Color has been known to have positive psychological and therapeutic effects. It has been used to understand underlying emotional language and evoke specific mood or feelings since ancient Egypt. As early as the year 980, color has been used as a tool in alternative medicine to help treat disease. Today, an understanding of the psychological effects of color is widely used in business, hospitals and correction institutions. When counseling children, color-based methods can enhance the effectiveness of the interaction.  For example, using simple directive and non-directive coloring-based activities, students can feel less threatened and more able to communicate their unfiltered inner experiences, thoughts and feelings.

In this insightful and creative 90-minute webinar, Anthony Pearson (elementary school counselor, child therapist and author), will guide participants through different ways to use fun color-based activities designed to facilitate avenues of more meaningful dialogue with students. He will provide several key insights and recommendations for using these kinds of activities in different situations in one-on-one counseling, in groups and in the classroom.

Types of Color-Based Activities Discussed Include:

  • Emotive Designs
  • Scene Finishing
  • Color the Feeling Faces (& Places)
  • Show Where the Feeling Is
  • The Magic Mirrors
  • Graph/Chart My Feelings

You Will Learn:

  • Benefits of using color-based activities in counseling children.
  • Do’s and don’ts of using visual arts as a therapeutic tool in various counseling situations.
  • Current best practices in using color in counseling.
  • Insights and tips for using six types of color-based counseling activity types with children.
  • Applications for implementing color-based activities in individual sessions.
  • Key strategies to harness the power of these activities in classroom and/or small group lessons.
  • How to use art activities to help prompt dialogue and personal discovery.

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.


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March 26, 2015
11:30 am Eastern Time

Single-User — $49
Grade Levels: K-6

March 26, 2015
11:30 am Eastern Time

Site License — $295
Grade Levels: K-6

March 26, 2015
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Single-User — $49
Grade Levels: K-6

March 26, 2015
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Site License — $295
Grade Levels: K-6

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Anthony Pearson, Ed.S.
About the Presenter

Anthony Pearson, Ed.S. LPC, is the author ofGuidance with Good Measure, Baby Bear Eats the Night and co-author of the new book with CD,Counseling With Color: Creative Activities for Helping Children Explore Their Feelings and Perceptions. He has been an elementary school counselor in Cobb County, Georgia and also works with children and families in private practice for over 10 years.  Anthony’s focus is on finding creative and fun methods to help children reach their greatest potential. Anthony has been named a finalist for Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselor Association.

Vaughn Baker: “3 OUT” Decision-Making for Intruder Response

via NextGen School Safety Conference.

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NextGen School Safety Conference Keynoter Vaughn Baker trains educators to act as “true first responders.”  Even if law enforcement arrives quickly, often it is too late to avoid tragedy.  He teaches a “3 OUT” decision-making model for educators responding to intruders.

Watch Vaughn Baker explain the “3 OUT” Decision-Making Model.

Vaughn is president of Strategos International and has trained thousands of educators how to be prepared for a potential incident.  A former SWAT team member who won a number of awards, he will present a keynote session entitled When Lockdown Fails: Active Shooter Response for School Personnel.  He will also present a breakout session, Behavior Pattern Recognition for School Violence, during the main conference.

At the NextGen School Safety Conference, school safety coordinators, school resource officers, principals, heads of school, superintendents, board members, student services directors, risk management directors, loss control coordinators, transportation directors, health services coordinators, school nurses and human resources personnel will come together to focus on all aspects of improving the physical safety of students and educators.

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE: 

Larry Wilson
Internationally Known Critical Error Reduction Authority
Vaughn Baker
School Safety & Intruder Response Expert
Major Loyd Stewart
Safety Partnerships Innovator, Commander Polk County (FL) Safe Schools
Dr. Shaheen Shariff
Socio-Legal Authority on Use of Social Media by Youth
Rick Shaw
Threat Assessment Expert

EARLY REGISTRATION – $325
(til Mar. 31st, 2015)
Regular Registration $425

As part of the Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta, NextGen School Safety attendees will enjoy access to all Summit sessions including the following General Session speakers:

Dr. Harry Wong &
Dr. Rosemary Wong
Internationally Acclaimed Authors/Presenters
Dr. Ned Hallowell
Psychiatrist, Bestselling Author & Learning Differences Expert
Molly Barker
Founder, Girls on the Run International

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Proposals for presentations are now being accepted.  Please submit the proposal form online, or fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form to keli@accutrain.com. The deadline for program proposals is April 15, 2015.

Presenters are required to register for the conference – discounts apply for on-time registrations. Additional information is available on the proposal form or you may call us at 800-251-6805.

The Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta combines the NextGen School Safety Conference, the School Discipline Conference, the Girl Bullying Conference, the Wired Differently Conference and the Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference.  Attendees register for the conference of their choice but have access to all other Summit sessions on a space-available basis.  Other featured presenters include:

Baruti Kafele
Urban Principal, School Turnaround Specialist
Carol McCloud
Bestselling Author, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Trevor Romain
Author, Illustrator & Host of The Trevor Romain Show
Larry Thompson
Creator Responsibility-Centered Discipline
Deb Gano
CEO/Publisher of BYOU Magazine, National Self-Esteem Expert & Speaker
Mike Paget
International Speaker, Author & Educational Consultant
Dr. Debra Leach
Author, Educator & ASD Expert
Joree Rosenblatt
Creator, The Fundamentals of Mindfulness

PRE-CONFERENCE DAY IS JUNE 28TH!  REGISTER HERE

Presenter: Rick Shaw
Title: Student Liabilities: Addressing Your Biggest Threat (to Your Students, Reputation & Bottom Line) 

Presenters: Sam Stecher & Mark Johnson
Title: Mission Monday: A Plan to Make Your Classroom, Your School and Community a Better Place One Week at a Time

Presenter: Mike Paget
Title: 5 Keys for Working with Students with “Acting Out” and “Acting In” Disorders 

Presenter: Brad Chapin
Title: Self-Regulation Training: A Framework for Success

Presenter: Kip Jones
Title: wRAPping Character Around The heARTS of Right Brain Students

Presenter: Carolyn Strong
Title: Black Girl Blues: Strategies to Combat Intra-racial Bullying

Presenter: Brian Mendler
Title: Motivating and Managing Hard to Reach, Uninterested and Disruptive Students

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Dr. Shaheen Shariff: Helping Digital Natives Define the Line

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Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Keynote Presenter Dr. Shaheen Shariff directs ongoing research at McGill University pertaining to cyberbullying among students.

Watch Dr. Shariff compare traditional bullying and cyberbullying.

As Principal Investigator and Director of Define the Line projects at McGill University, Dr. Shariff points out that while today’s students are “digital natives,” they may not fully comprehend the risks related to their online activities.

Watch Dr. Shariff discuss the far-reaching impact of destructive social media use.

Author of several books and numerous journal articles, Dr. Shariff will present a keynote session entitled Sexting and Cyberbullying: Defining the Line for Digitally Empowered Kids and Young Adults.  She will also present a breakout session entitled Defining the Lines: Legacy Issues Relating to Sexting during the main conference.

For the past 8 years, the Girl Bullying Conference has brought focus to the problem of relational aggression among girls. Quite naturally, many of the field-tested interventions presented at the conference encourage friendship, sisterhood and building other types of supportive relationships – hence the added emphasis on female empowerment.

Now in its 9th year, the Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference will be more accessible – with locations in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Niagara Falls.  This unique gathering will help counselors, principals, teachers, social workers and other professionals understand the latest research and field-tested strategies designed to address relational aggression and build positive, supportive relationships among girls.

KEYNOTE PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

Molly Barker
Founder, Girls on the Run International

LAS VEGAS | ATLANTA

Barbara Coloroso
Best-Selling Author & International Speaker

NIAGARA FALLS

Dr. Shaheen Shariff
Author, Educator & Cyberbullying Expert

LAS VEGAS | ATLANTA | NIAGARA FALLS

Tracie Berry-McGhee
Therapist, Speaker & Author

LAS VEGAS

Deb Gano

CEO/Publisher of BYOU Magazine, National Self-Esteem Expert & Speaker

ATLANTA | NIAGARA FALLS


Early Bird Registration $325
(til Mar. 31st)

Regular Registration $425

FEATURED TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Keys to Transforming Aggressive Young People
  • How Gender Differences in the Brain Relate to Bullying
  • Proactive Prevention Strategies
  • Empowering Bystanders to Become Interveners
  • Elementary School Girl Bullying Programs
  • Field-Tested Girl Empowerment Programs
  • What Works with Middle Schoolers
  • Using Multimedia & Drama to Prevent Bullying
  • Girls with Disabilities Facing Bullying
  • Effective Disciplinary Approaches
  • Legal Perspectives on Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Research-Based Approaches
  • And Much More!

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference events in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Niagara Falls.

Please submit the proposal form online, or fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form tokeli@accutrain.com.

The deadline for program proposals is February 28, 2015.

Presenters are required to register for the conference – discounts apply for on-time registrations. Additional information is available on the registration form or you may call us at 800-251-6805.

COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS SUMMIT

The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference is part of the Innovative Schools Summit in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Niagara Falls. Girl Bullying Conference attendees enjoy access to all Summit keynote presenters and breakout sessions on a space-available basis.

LAS VEGAS
June 22-24, 2015
ATLANTA
June 29-July 1, 2015
NIAGARA FALLS
July 15-17, 2015
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
Wired Differently Conference Wired Differently Conference Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Teaching Conference Innovative
Counseling Strategies Conference
Innovative School Safety Conference
LAS VEGAS FEATURED PRESENTERS
Alfie Kohn

Author, Lecturer on Education, Parenting and Human Behavior

Fredi Lajvardi

S.T.E.M. Educator, Inspiration for Spare Parts Movie

Rafe Esquith

Master Teacher Motivator, Author of Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire!

ATLANTA FEATURED PRESENTERS
Dr. Harry Wong &
Dr. Rosemary Wong

Internationally Acclaimed Authors/Presenters

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run International

Dr. Ned Hallowell

Psychiatrist, Bestselling Author, Learning Differences Expert

NIAGARA FALLS FEATURED PRESENTERS
Dr. Harry Wong &
Dr. Rosemary Wong

Internationally Acclaimed Authors/Presenters

Barbara Coloroso

Best-Selling Author & International Speaker

Mike Paget

International Speaker, Author &
Educational Consultant

Dont’ miss out on PRE-CONFERENCE day! Register here.

Las Vegas Pre-Conferences Sessions:

Presenter: Dave Derpak
Title: Transforming School Climate: Simple Strategies with Tremendous Impact

Presenter: Stephanie Plain Potter
Title: The English Equation: It All Adds Up Like 1 + 2=3

Presenter: Jacque Wisnauskas
Title: Understanding POV: The Gateway to Reaching and Teaching the Aspie

Presenter: Steph Jensen
Title: UnTangled: What Educators Can Do When Sugar, Spice& Everything Nice Becomes Smart, Tart & Falling Apart

Presenter: Dr.Maglisceau
Title: To Be Announced

Atlanta Pre-Conference Sessions:

Presenters: Sam Stecher & Mark Johnson
Title: Mission Monday: A Plan to Make Your Classroom, Your School and Community a Better Place One Week at a Time

Presenter: Carolyn Strong
Title: Black Girl Blues: Strategies to Combat Intra-racial Bullying

Presenter: Rick Shaw
Title: Your Biggest Threat (to Your Students, Reputation & Bottom Line) Exposed: Your Threat Assessment Capabilities

Presenter: Kip Jones
Title: wRAPping Character Around The heARTS of Right Brain Students

Presenter: Brad Chapin
Title: Self-Regulation Training: A Framework for Success

Niagara Falls Pre-Conference Sessions:

Presenter:  Larry Thompson
Title: A Fresh Approach to Handling Challenging Discipline Situations: Essential Skill-Based Strategies

Presenter: Richard Guerry
Title: Public & Permanent: A Guideline to Promote Responsible Use of Technology & Prevent Digital Abuse

Presenter: Brad Chapin
Title: Self-Regulation Training: A Framework for Success

Dr. Deb Leach on ASD Students: “Stop the mad dash for the door – – or fill the vending machine?”

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Wired Differently Conference Keynoter Dr. Deb Leach says understanding the function underlying a problem behavior is crucial to creating an effective intervention.  A specialist in Applied Behavior Analysis, Dr. Leach says an educator can often discover why a student is demonstrating a problem behavior simply by asking him or her.  But when a student has under-developed communication skills, an educator may need to use other methods of discovery.

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Dr. Deb. Leach

Dr. Leach relays a story told to her by an autism specialist.  A teacher was concerned because a student with autism kept dashing out of the classroom.  The teacher had “tried everything” to stop the behavior – with no success.

So the autism specialist asked, “Where is he trying to go?” (What a smart question!)  The teacher replied, “I have no idea.  We just get him as soon as possible and bring him back to the classroom.  The autism specialist recommended following the student to see where he was going to be able to determine the function for the running away behavior.  It turns out that the student was running to get to the faculty lounge because he would see the man who refills the vending machines pulling into the school through the classroom window, and he wanted to get to the lounge to get a chance to see the man open up the machines and refill the products.  It was quickly determined that the student was not running to get attention or to avoid work: He was running to try to see something he found very interesting.

While the student was unable to tell why he was running out of the classroom verbally, he was able to show the teachers why he was running.  So the intervention was simple: Allow the student to go to the faculty lounge a few minutes before the vending machine operator was scheduled to arrive, and he would then receive some job training on refilling vending machines each time the operator came to the school.

To read the entire article, click here.

Dr. Leach will present a keynote session entitled “Using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports to Help Students Who are Wired Differently Succeed in Inclusive Classroom.” and will also present a breakout session during the main conference.

The Wired Differently Conference will focus on providing critical insights and best practices for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral conditions – including Asperger’s Syndrome, bipolar disorder, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder and more.  In addition to Deb Leach, other featured presenters include:

Author, therapist, internationally recognized expert on brain research and violence
Debbie Phelps
Author, motivational speaker, school administrator and mother of Olympian Michael Phelps
International speaker and consultant on students with emotional/behavioral challenges
Author, professional counselor and specialist in PTSD & trauma in youth.

This conference is intended for regular classroom teachers, special ed teachers, counselors, administrators and other educators in grades PK-12. Particular focus will be given to working with students in inclusive classroom settings.


Early Registration $325 (until 3/22/14)
Pre-Conference A:Climate Control: Setting the Conditions for Success with Students Who Experience Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Wellness Challenges

Presented by: Mike Paget

Wednesday, June 11
9:00 am – 12:00 pm


$50 Until 5/30/14
Pre-Conference B:Brain Development & Trauma: How Your Students and Children are Impacted by Everyday Experiences

Presented by:
Aaron Wiemeier

Wednesday, June 11
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


$50 Until 5/30/14

Tools and strategies will be featured for working with individuals and small groups – as well as in the classroom. Some of the most common types of disorders to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Anger Disorders

COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO THE 4TH ANNUAL 
INNOVATIVE COUNSELING CONFERENCE

Attendees at the Wired Differently Conference also receive complimentary access to the National Conference on Innovative Counseling Skills and Strategies, which will be co-located at the LVH Hotel.  Featured presenters include:

Trevor Romain
(Bestselling author of award-winning self-help books for children, motivational speaker and inspirational humorist)
Darlene Hunter
(Author, radio host and expert on life coaching)
Dr. Robert Bowman
(Author of The Magic Counselor and 201 Amazing Mind Bogglers and President of YouthLight Books)
Julia Cook
(National award-winning children’s book author and parenting expert)

Carol Todd: Way too hot but is anyone complaining???

So great to have had Carol Todd with us in Las Vegas!  Here she shares a few thoughts about some of the events at the 7th Annual National Conference on Girl Bullying and some of the great speakers including Richard Guerry, Barbara Coloroso and Director Lee Hirsch.

June 29 – Way too hot but is anyone complaining???.

Conference Puts Focus on Bullying Prevention

KTNV News covered the 2013 National Conference on Girl Bullying that was held in Las Vegas June 30 – July 2, 2013.

Many thanks to all of our presenters, exhibitors and especially each and every attendee!  We hope you the conference provided you with new and powerful information to apply in your school or setting.

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Wiemeier: How Trauma Memory Impacts Students with Various Diagnostic Conditions

According to Wired Differently Speaker Aaron Wiemeier, understanding the dynamics of brain development and how it can be impacted by traumatic experiences is fundamental to working with all children — especially students exhibiting a wide array of diagnostic conditions.

Watch author Aaron Wiemeier discuss the brain’s trauma memory mechanism.

Author of My Feelings Workbook, Aaron Wiemeier will present a breakout session entitled Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Integration: Unraveling the Mystery on Saturday, June 22.

The National Conference on Students Who Are Wired Differently, featuring keynote presenters Dr. Temple Grandin, Dan Habib and Mike Paget, will focus on providing critical insights and best practices for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral conditions. This conference is appropriate for regular classroom teachers, special education teachers, counselors, administrators and other professional educators in grades PK-12. Particular focus will be given to working with students in inclusive classroom settings.

Tools, strategies and recommendations will be featured for working individually, in small groups and in the classroom with these high-potential students who experience a wide array of diagnostic conditions including:

  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Anger Disorders

Featured presenters will include:

Dr. Temple Grandin Best-selling Author and Subject of the HBO Film, Temple Grandin
Dan Habib Creator of Including Samuel and Filmmaker in Residence at the University of New Hampshire
Mike Paget International Speaker, Author and Consultant on Students with Emotional/Behavioral Challenges
Dr. John Almarode International Trainer and Thought Leader on Educational Neuroscience
$400
Pre-Conference A: Developing Behavior Intervention Plans for Students with ASDPresented by: Dr. Deb Leach
Wednesday, June 19 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$65
Pre-Conference B: From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers: Wiring & Engaging Deep Thinking Brains!Presented by: Dr. John Almarode
Wednesday, June 19 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$65