Thursday, October 24, 2013

CHISCA Mix and Mingle

CHISCA Mix and Mingle
A Networking Event for Chicagoland School Counselors

Chicagoland School Counselors,

•The Chicago Chapter of the Illinois School Counselor Association (CHISCA) is excited to announce our first event of the school year. Based on your responses from a recent needs assessment, we will be hosting a Mix and Mingle networking event. School counselors, school counselor educators, and school counseling graduate students are cordially invited to participate. Meet school counselors at all levels and make connections in an informal and fun setting!

 Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 5-7pm

 O'Shaughnessy's Public House, 4557 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
  • O'Shaughnessy's has plenty of street parking and is within walking distance from the Montrose Brown Line stop.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

2013, Week 7, Autumn Q

The DuPage Regional Office of Education in partnership with Naperville School District 203 cordially invites you to attend a community event
Equity AND Excellence:
It takes the entire village to ensure all students are provided 21st century skills
Presenter: Edwin Lou Javius, EdD*
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Madison Junior High School
1000 River Oak Dr, Naperville
Enter Door #1, front parking lot
Examine key components of cultivating an Equity Driven system to close the opportunity gap in schools
Key strategies to effectively empower families and communities to partners with schools
Understand the power of culture and race and its impact on adults and student learning

Presenter: Edwin Lou Javius, EdD*
Advocating for students
and school equity
Dr.Javius has established a reputation of inspiring educators to incorporate Educational Equity in enhancing school transformation. The work of Dr. Javius has prompted educators to change the dialogue from achievement gap to closing the “Opportunity Gap.”
Dr. Javius has authored several articles on the topics of closing the achievement gap, race, and Culturally Conscious leadership.
A graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Javius holds a masters in Urban Leadership from Fresno Pacific University and a Doctorate in Urban School Leadership from the University of Southern California.

 Licensure Workshop

This Thursday, October 24th, DSCO will be hosting a Licensure Workshop. Dr. Tovar Murray will be facilitating the workshop. Please bring any questions or concerns regarding the licensure process (LPC, LCPC). The workshop will be held in the Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 324 at 3:30pm.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group
begins November 14, 2013
Join Dr. Kate Balestrieri and Ms. Rose Metivier, LCPC, NCC, for this 10-session DBT Skills group to learn skills that can help you:
  •  Recognize and repair unhealthy patterns in relationships.
  • Learn to manage intense or overwhelming feelings effectively.
  • Increase relaxation and focus on the present moment.
  • Reduce impulsive thinking and behaviors.