Webinars - Iowa College Access Network - ICAN


ICAN provides informational webinars to assist you as you help students plan for and pursue their education goals. Current offerings include the webinars below.

Iowa School Counselor Webinar Series

The Iowa School Counselor Webinar Series provides comprehensive training for Iowa school counselors hosted by:

  • Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN)
  • Iowa School Counselors Association (ISCA)

Upcoming Webinars

After the FAFSA – A Counselor Guide to Award Letters
Presented by John Holland - Student Success Advsior - Iowa College Access Network (ICAN)

Mar 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Register Today: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7387958765154707459

Completing the FAFSA is an important step for students in the college-going process, but what happens after they hit submit? What are the next steps? In this webinar we will explain the pieces of an award letter, how packages are put together, and how to compare one award package to another. We will also discuss award letter comparison tools and the importance of creating a college budget.

ISCA/ICAN Webinar Series: Resilience 
Presented by Bengu Telkinap - Counselor Educator - Drake University

April 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Register Today: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6028134460833742593

Over the years, the interest in studies examining human strengths, virtues, and well-being has increased with the positive psychology movement. Resilience is an important for understanding how our students strive and bounce back when they are faced adversities. Resilience research examines individuals' ability to cope with stressful and traumatic life conditions and their ability to recover and return to the previous level of functioning. This webinar will present definition of resilience, risk and protective factors, measurement and simple yet effective strategies for counselors to promote resilience in their students.

1. Learn about resilience and related concepts
2. Learn about risk and protective factors
3. Strategies to promote resilience

ISCA/ICAN Webinar Series: Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ+ Youth
Presented by Dr. Amney Harper – Associate Professor – University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

May 7, 2018 at 3:30 PM
Register Today: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8119982820910816002

This webinar will explore basic LGBTQ+ identities, pronouns, and appropriate language. Additionally participants will learn about specific risks and outcomes for LGBTQ+ Youth in schools. The session will explore some of the ethical and legal implications for providing services for LGBTQ+ youth. Lastly, some action steps will be explored and time for questions and answers will be provided.

Completed Webinars

The following webinars are available for download.

Title Video Materials
Organizing a Stress Mangaement/Self-Care Awareness Day View PowerPoint
Mediation Resource
Four-Legged Counselors: Bringing Therapy Dogs into Schools View  
Character is our Superpower View PowerPoint
IASFAA High School Counselor Training: Avoiding Common Mistakes Made on the FAFSA View PowerPoint
MAP: Free Online Career Information System for Iowa School Districts View N/A
Minute Meetings with a Tech Twist View PowerPoint
Helping Students and Parents with that Nasty FSA ID View PowerPoint
FSA ID Help Sheet
Your Life Iowa: The Future of Youth Interaction with Crisis Services in Iowa View PowerPoint
Stepping Outside the Counseling Box and Making a Difference! View PowerPoint
Article Link
Positive Psychology in Schools View PowerPoint
Handout 1
Handout 2
RAMP Process: Becoming a Recognized ASCA Model Program View PowerPoint
FAFSA Season is Almost Here - Prior Prior in Action View PowerPoint
FSA ID Cheat Sheet
FSA ID Info Sheet
Three Steps to Building a College Going Culture in Your School View PowerPoint
Simple Steps for Students' Mental Health View PowerPoint
Prior-Prior Year: Financial Aid Changes You Need to Know View PowerPoint
Resources for Leveraging the Counselor-Principle Relationship to Impact College & Career Readiness View Dropbox
Advocacy, Advocacy, and More Advocacy! View N/A
Iowa's Intermediary Networks View PowerPoint
IASFAA's School Counselor Webinar Series: FAFSA on the Web View N/A
IASFAA's School Counselor Webinar Series: The Financial Aid Process View N/A
IASFAA's School Counselor Webinar Series: State Update View N/A
Navigating Mental Health Issues as a School Counselor View N/A
Organizing and Collaborating in the World of Google View N/A
Stepping Up for School Counselor Advocacy: How to Implement Advocacy in Your Program Every Day View N/A
Implementing a Growth Mindset Culture in Your School View Lesson Plans
How Twitter Can Help You in School Counseling View N/A
Managing the Aftermath of BMI Measurements in Schools View N/A
Paper No More! Using Livebinders! View N/A
New Counselor Resources View N/A

 * To see the PowerPoint presentation of this webinar (without sound), please download the PDF materials.

For more information, e-mail Brittania Morey or call (515) 402-4208.

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer.

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