2017 Orange County Counselor Symposium

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Featured Speakers​​:


​Delaine Eastin

Opening Keynote Speaker


Delaine Eastin is the former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction and a current candidate for Governor of California. She was elected Superintendent following eight years in the State Assembly and six years on the Union City, City Council. She chaired the Assembly Education Committee, where she authored and shaped legislation to reform California's public schools in order to make the state economically competitive. In 1994, Eastin was the first woman elected as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Her many accomplishments include class size reduction, adoption of Statewide standards in English language arts, math, science, & social studies, and establishing the California Education Technology Task Force to craft a statewide plan to increase student access to technology in the classroom. Eastin fought for increased parental involvement, better teacher training, arts education, and career technical education, and worked to create an overall safe and healthy school environment for every child regardless of race, gender or orientation. She has continued to serve on a number of boards that support the education, health and civic engagement of children from preschool to college and has a powerful message on the future of education and her plans to support students, schools, and communities.

​Trish Hatch, Ph.D.

Hatching Results
​Keynote Speaker​

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Trish Hatch, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School Counseling Program at San Diego State University (SDSU). Her best selling textbooks: The Use of Data in School Counseling (Hatch, 2014), the ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs (ASCA, 2003; 2005) and Evidence-Based Practice in School Counseling: Making a Difference with Data-Driven Practices (Dimmit, Carey & Hatch, 2007) are used throughout the world in professional development and preparation of school counselors.

Dr. Hatch is Executive Director and founder of the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL) and the President and CEO of Hatching Results® providing professional development and training to school districts throughout the country. She serves as a national consultant to The White House and the US Department of Education. She co-lead the "invitation only" White House Convening on School Counseling at San Diego State University.

A former school counselor, site and central office administrator, state association president and ASCA Vice President, Hatch has received multiple national awards including the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Administrator of the Year Award and their highest honor, the Mary Gehrke Lifetime Achievement Award. NACAC honored her with the  "Excellence in Education Award" previous awarded to the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and Senator Tom Harkin.

Terrance Stone​

Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy
Featured Presenter

cropped photo.pngTerrance L. Stone is Founder/President/ CEO of Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy and C.E.O. of Stone Consultants, International Gang Expert, Trainer and Speaker has served as a youth counselor and graduated Cal State LA for State Certified Gang Intervention Specialist, serves on Committees with the San Bernardino County Sheriff and San Bernardino City Chief of Police, Executive Board Member and Chair of the San Bernardino Countywide Gangs and Drugs Task Force, Past Board Member of the Southern California African American Chamber of Commerce, and San Bernardino Chapter NAACP, trained with San Bernardino City Police Department on the train the trainer course “Principled Policing” and also chosen by past Mayor of San Bernardino Pat Morris to join his office on the California Cities Gang Prevention Network. He is committed to steering young peo­ple away from the life that cost him much of his precious youth. In essence, Terrance is allowing his life mistakes to help others discover their personal worth and true-life purpose. Stone's change in heart, spir­it and action has resulted in his reaching over 35,000 at risk youth he is now CEO of Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy multiple locations in the Inland Empire and growing. Stone's sincere efforts have result­ed in his receiving multiple awards​.

Matt Coleman

Featured ​Presenter

Matt-Coleman-headshot-1-of-1-e1496965654472-250x250.jpgMatt has worked at every level of the secondary education system, from educational assistant to assistant superintendent. As assistant superintendent in Springfield Public Schools, he led and supported high school reform efforts that increased cohort graduation rates, decreased dropout rates, increased enrollment in advanced programs, and significantly reduced the disparities in achievement between different cultural groups. In 2014, Matt took on the role of Executive Director at EPIC in order to work alongside district and school leaders nationally to promote and support systemic secondary school change. Over the past two years, under Matt's leader​​ship, EPIC has established partnerships with over 75 schools and created networks of schools to support each other in strategic direction, thinking, and action. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a doctorate in education from the University of Oregon as well                                                       ​  as a master's degree in teaching from Lewis and Clark. 

                                                                               Day at a Glance

7:30 - 8:30 am​
Pacific Balroom I - III
8:30 - 10:00 am​
​Transition Time
10:00 - 10:10 am​
Breakout Session 1
​10:10 - 11:10 am
​Transition Time
11:10 - 11:20 am ​
Breakout Session 2
11:20 - 12:20 pm 
Pacific Ballroom I-III
12:20 - 1:20 pm​
​Transition Time
1:20 - 1:30 pm​
Breakout Session 3
1:30 - 2:30 pm​
Transition Time
2:30 - 2:40 pm​
Breakout Session 4
Pacific Ballroom I - III (K-12)
Emerald Bay II - III (Community College/Adult Ed)
2:40 - 3:30 pm

​                                                                    Session Topics at a Glance

Breakout Session 1 (10:10 am - 11:10 am)

Session Title
California Scale Up MTSS Statewide (SUMS) - Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Overview​
*Featured Presenter - Matt Coleman
Employability Skills for College and Career Success​
Let's Get Ready for College & Career! Strategies for Elementary & Middle School Counselors​
Maximizing Your Use of Aeries​
Powerful Tools and Strategies: Working Together Between K-12, Community College and beyond​
Suicide Prevention and the Warning Signs from the Early Years to Adult Students and How to Support your Students Around the Risks of Suicide​
​Undocumented Students: Current Stressors, Impact on Educational Success and Practical Tools for Supporting Them

Breakout Session 2 (11:20 am - 12:20 pm)

​Session Title
​Anyone can do it... Create Integrated Programs of Study to include Career Pathways and meet College and Career Indicators
​Human Trafficking: Victim Identification & Prevention
​Khan Academy: Supporting All Students K-12 and Beyond in College and Career Readiness
​Panel Presentation from our 9 Community Colleges
​School Counselors as Leaders within Multi-Tiered, MULTI-DOMAIN System of Supports
*Keynote Speaker - Trish Hatch
​The Resilient Mindful Counselor
​Why Do We Gang Bang? Heart and Mind of Yourh in Gangs or at Risk of Joining
*Featured Presenter - Terrance Stone

Breakout Session 3 (1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Session Title
Embracing Cultural Diversity and Humility​
​Enhancing Your Student-Focused Team Meetings
​Marijuana, Vaping and Opioids - A Guide for Counselors
​Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) at the Secondary School Level
*Featured Presenter - Matt Coleman
School Counselors: Legal Challenges and Considerations​
​The Common Application and All Its Tools: Supporing first year and Transfer College Students
The Role of School Counselors Within the New Accountability Systems​

Breakout Session 4 (2:40 pm - 3:30 pm)

Session Title
Putting it All Together​