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:

  • ICAN
  • Iowa School Counselors Association (ISCA)

Upcoming Webinars

Personal Branding: How to Market Yourself, Your Program, and Your Role as School Counselor

September 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1700599634470037762

Your work may not always speak for itself, which is why your personal brand is key to helping others understand your value. There’s a lot of talk about the importance of advocating for your students, your program, and your proper role as school counselor. But sometimes it just feels a little too much like bragging or there’s so much happening that the self-value step is skipped. In this session we’ll talk about how to develop your personal brand, establish your identity in the workplace, and use data to advocate to your students, parents, faculty, administrators, and your state and local representatives.

ASCA Model Series: Using Google to RAMP Your Program

October 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3672559445235019522

Google provides many features you can use to assist you in collecting and compiling data for the RAMP Process. Attend this webinar to get ideas on how to create forms for perception data, manipulate spreadsheets to disaggregate your data, and share information with others in Google. Examples of forms, assessments, and other materials will be available for attendees.

ASCA Model Series: Nuts and Bolts of RAMP Applications

October 29, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5571126854709733379

If you are thinking about RAMP or currently working on your RAMP application, this webinar will walk you through the paperwork requirements for the RAMP application with examples and tips. We will discuss the details of the ASCA model forms and answer your questions.

A Day in the Life: Being an ISCA Board Member

November 14, 2018 at 4 pm

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3097304857051193090

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an ISCA board member? Have you ever thought about running for an ISCA position? Or maybe you aren't sure, but just want to get to know your board members a little better? In a few short weeks ISCA will open its annual elections for new members and we want to share our experiences with you and talk about the benefits and professional development that comes with being a board member. Take this opportunity to ask any question you've ever had about being on the board and hear feedback from those who have served.

ASCA Model Series: ASCA Position Statements

January 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3229030748105019907

Have you ever wondered about ASCA Position Statements? What are they? Why are they created? How can they be useful? Join us for this webinar to discuss the variety of ASCA Position Statements and discuss their value in your practice as a School Counselor.

Family Engagement for Student Success

January 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1961766631279982082

Academic, social, and emotional/behavioral outcomes for students are impacted by connections between parents and schools. Kate Boonstra, Family & Educator Partnership Coordinator with Heartland AEA, will share personal stories alongside findings from the research on family engagement. Tools and tips for establishing and maintaining partnerships with parents will be discussed.

Completed Webinars

The following webinars are available for download.

Title Video Materials
Chronic Absenteeism and Intervention Ideas for Attendance Issues View PowerPoint
Suicide at School: How you can help in the time of 13 Reasons Why View



Toolkit 1

Toolkit 2

Crisis Center Chat

Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ+ Youth View PowerPoint
Resilience View PowerPoint
Providing Service Opportunities for Students View PowerPoint
After the FAFSA – A Counselor Guide to Award Letters View PowerPoint
Financial Aid Guide
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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