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Thursday, March 14
 

11:10am

Session 8—Cultivating Kindness #nothingmore
Cultivating kindness in students through an intentional mentoring program that focuses on building relationships, love, empathy, and influence. Come see how to ignite your program to include more than orientations and transitions. This session is for new advisers, as well as, advisers that may need a little spark in their program.

Presenters
BC

Bryan Conrad

Area 7 Rep, Horizon Middle School
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Starla Fey

Athletic Director, Horizon Middle School
I have been teaching for six years, and I have spent all of those years teaching Language Arts and some Social Studies at Rochester Middle School. I am in my 3rd year as the Leadership teacher and ASB Advisor, so definitely still learning!


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Vista Field

11:10am

Session 8—Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
Two years ago WHS introduced Emotionally Intelligent Leadership into our leadership program in order to meet the growing needs of our young student leaders and student population as a whole. In addition to providing a framework for self-reflection for our students, the Emotionally Intelligent Leadership model has provided an effective compliment to other leadership models that have been a part of our program for years. This session will introduce the concept of emotional intelligence, introduce the EIL model, and discuss how we have integrated this model into our leadership classes and school-wide SEL lessons.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Stanczyk

Eric Stanczyk

Leadership Teacher/AWSL Camp Director, Washington High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Great Hall D

11:10am

Session 8—Melting the Ice
Low impact- low threat meeting starters that establish a metaphor for the purpose of the gathering; followed by evaluation tools that serve to give unique input to be used for planning  future activities. Participant will have access to all the PowerPoint presentations and evaluation document samples for their future use.

Presenters
avatar for Marty Fortin

Marty Fortin

Administrator, Association of Washington Student Leaders
This is my 40th WACA conference.


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B

11:10am

Session 8—Practical Ways to Apply an Equity Focus to your Leadership Classroom & Activities Program
Topics include:
1) an activity to help your students begin to analyze equity in their leadership and activities program,
2) tools to help students plan and evaluate projects with an equity lens and
3) how to begin Race & Equity Forums for student talk in your school.

Presenters
avatar for Johanna Phillips

Johanna Phillips

Activities Coordinator, Shorecrest HighSchool
I am really interested in transforming our student leadership mindset to include thinking about race & equity in our work as activity coordinators and leadership teachers. I am excited to be collaborating on the AWSL Equity Committee. Recently I have worked with my Leadership PLC... Read More →
avatar for Brett Vlahovich

Brett Vlahovich

Leadership Teacher, Shorecrest HighSchool


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room H

11:10am

Session 8—Student Leadership Triple Threat
Student leadership is and always has been about more than poster painting, spirit days, and event planning. We all know this to be true, but we have all been met with the challenge of justifying what we do and why it is important.  This session will introduce you to the new AWSL Goals and Objectives that are linked to Washington State's Social Emotional Learning Standards and AWSP's Leadership Framework Criteria. Student Leadership, state standards, AND the principal's framework...a powerful combo to offer support and validity to any leadership program.

Presenters
avatar for James Layman

James Layman

Program Specialist, Association of Washington Student Leaders
avatar for Megan Baxter

Megan Baxter

Leadership Teacher, Union High School
avatar for Anecia Grigsby

Anecia Grigsby

Administrator, Sammamish High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room C

1:35pm

Session 9—Brand Identity: Create a Style Guide for your School
The secret to school spirit is a clear Brand Identity! This hands-on session will have resources for advisors to create a style-guide to communicate colors, logos, fonts and more!

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Activities Coordinator, Chief Sealth International High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room B

1:35pm

Session 9—The Balanced Leader Program: A New Model for Managing Growth & Programming in Leadership Classes
How do you teach your classes to grow and develop as individual leaders while also managing the day-to-day business of leadership class as it functions within your building? The BLP is a framework, fully-adaptable to your building and students, which provides a way to structure purposeful growth as leadership opportunities occur in a student's real life. As leaders move independently through the four "challenge" phases of the BLP, they work together to plan their own leadership experiences and ultimately become a mentor to others in your building.

Presenters
JT

Jake Tyrrell

Steilacoom HS


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room F

1:35pm

Session 9—Winter Wishes Reimagined
Franklin Pierce High  School, like many other schools around the state, had for years put together  a "Winter Wishes" fundraiser and assembly for their students. In  2017 that changed. For the past two years instead of serving themselves, FPHS  has instead fund raised and blessed a local feeder elementary school with  gifts. So if you too have grown tired of the same ol' gift giving program,  come hear how your school might reimagine Winter Wishes.

Presenters
BZ

Bryan Zagar

Leadership Teacher, Franklin Pierce High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room E

3:10pm

Session 10—Award Winning Culture: Creating a Student-Led Leadership Podcast
Learn how to develop student empowerment through a LEADERSHIP PODCAST. In this session, you will gain first hand knowledge from inception to production of the creation of an epic new platform. Two educators from an AWARD WINNING CULTURE (2018 ASCD Whole Child Award for Washington and 2018 Global Class Act Award for Kindness) guide you through the process and forever shatter the ceiling on student voice.

Presenters
avatar for Hans Appel

Hans Appel

Other, Enterprise Middle School
Hans Appel has worked as a counselor in the Richland School District for the past 18 years and at Enterprise Middle School since it opened. He’s passionate about school culture, servant leadership, and kindness. In 2018, EMS was awarded the ASCD Whole Child Award for the State... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Appel

Jennifer Appel

Innovation Coach, Enterprise Middle School
Hans & Jennifer Appel are a dynamic duo of educational fire fueled by an uber passion for school culture! Their energy, enthusiasm, and epic brand of intentionality have led to the following school-wide awards: the ASCD Whole Child Award, Global Class Act Award, and PBIS Film Festival... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

3:10pm

Session 10—Kindness Rocks
Are you looking for a way to express your creativity while doing something great in your community to spread kindness? Trying to come up new ideas for Care Week? This session is for you! Come find out the basics of rock painting, get some great ideas for all artistic levels, and paint some rocks to take home.

Presenters
CS

Crystal Stengele

Leadership Teacher, Kamiak High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room F

3:10pm

Session 10—Listen, Learn, Communcate!
Having Face to Face conversations is so pivotal for today's youth.  With screen time at an all time high (and not going away) now is the time to develop and restore the life skill of "real" conversations.  Being confident to have difficult conversations and truly knowing how to listen will help today's youth now and in the future!

Presenters
avatar for Matt Crevin

Matt Crevin

Talk Shop
Having Face to Face conversations is so pivotal for todays youth. With screen time at an all time high (and not going away) now is the time to develop and restore the life skill of "real" conversations. Being confident to have difficult conversations and truly knowing how to listen... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room E

3:10pm

Session 10—Show me the DATA!
Attendees will discover methods to justify their programs and budgets by gaining insights into student engagement data. Hear from experts on collecting and understanding data from school activities, events, interventions and PBIS. Also learn how to incentivize and reward students for their participation.

Presenters
avatar for Greg Hroch

Greg Hroch

Co-Owner, Sales Director, 5-Star Students
avatar for John Miller

John Miller

ASB Adviser, Orting High School
I have been at OHS for 19 years and this is my 10th year as the ASB advisor. Please ask me about our great Homecoming Extravaganza, Winter Wishes, Rock, Paper, Scissors Championship of the Known World, and our student engagement tracker (5 Star)..


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room G

3:10pm

Session 10—The Greatest Mixers on Earth
Come one, come all...learn to pull off the greatest mixers on earth. Come learn fun ways to mix, mingle and move. You can't help but leave with some cool ideas to implement and a smile on your face.

Presenters
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Lana Yenne

WACA Middle School Level Rep, Yelm Middle School
LR

Laurel Robillard

WACA Past President, Yelm Middle School


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Great Hall D

3:10pm

Session 10—Would Maslow Win Most "Spirited"?
In a quest to deepen my understanding of Maslow's Hierarchy and its application to school climate, culture, and student activities; I came across a concept that radically changed my "Why?" Learn about this idea, the impact on students, and the importance of focusing on event/activities that promote true belonging not "school spirit".

Presenters
avatar for Megan Baxter

Megan Baxter

Leadership Teacher, Union High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room C

4:10pm

Session 11— "Speaking with a Passion: A Youth Advocacy Workshop”
Teens are stronger than we think and capable of more than we can imagine.  The students in Parkland, FL demonstrated that using strong emotion to fuel eloquent and effective presentations over the past year.  Young people vary wildly in terms of their public speaking ability, so this workshop aims to discuss the basics of public speaking and youth advocacy.  The goal is to empower students to speak out to make change in their community.  Participants will have a chance to stand up and speak out on a topic they’re passionate about whether it’s serious or silly.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Bellace

Matt Bellace

Speaker/Psychologist/Comedian, Matt Bellace, PhD Presentations, LLC


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room D