2017-2018 R.O.C.K. Bullying Prevention Summit

Keller, Texas
Saturday, October 21, 2017
The 2017-2018 R.O.C.K. Bullying Prevention Summit will kick off with a keynote presentation from Richard Guerry, author of multiple cyber safety books and featured national and international speaker. Participants will gain insightful knowledge on preventing cyberbullying, irresponsible use of technology, poor social media behaviors and much, much more. 3 additional participant choice sessions will be offered during the remainder of the day. Please follow the link

http://online.anyflip.com/zgzm/jnbq/#p=1 to find out more detailed information on the concurrent sessions. See you October 21st!

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Key Note - Cyberbullying/Cybersafety - Richard Guerry (132 remaining)  (details)
Keeping You and Your Family Safe On-Line.  What Every Person Should Know!!!
Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (Central Time)
Location: Event Center


High School Student Panel (89 remaining)  (details)

The R.O.C.K. student panel will include high school students and intervention counselors.  Students will share their perspectives on bullying and harassment, including their experiences with being bullied, seeing people bullied, strategies for handling a bully, the importance of the bystander

Facilitated by Danny Ross. Danny L. Ross is founder and principal therapist at DLR Counseling Group, an Arlington, Texas based agency that provides personalized counseling services for individuals, couples, and families.  He is also the intervention counselor at Keller High School in Keller Independent School District.  Danny’s commitment to the wellbeing of children and families spans almost twenty years in a myriad of professional settings.  From his tenure as an elementary school music teacher in Florida, to his work as an interventionist at All Church Home for Children, to his current work as a therapist, Danny’s service is characterized by authenticity, compassion and expertise.

He is a lifelong learner with a broad academic background and specialized training in his field.  Danny holds a B.A. in music and sociology and a M.Ed. in Counselor Education.  He also holds several certifications and licensures: elementary teaching certification with ESL endorsement, PK-12 school counseling certification, licensed professional counselor (LPC), and National certified counselor, (NCC).

Danny is frequently called upon to share his knowledge as a workshop facilitator and guest lecturer. Regardless of the role he occupies, his mission is to equip, empower, and educate.  

Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Central Time)
Location: Event Center

Creating a Bully Free Classroom using Morning Meetings (23 remaining)  (details)

Morning Meeting is so much more than an opening huddle or a quick classroom chat to start the day.   Morning Meeting begins with 8 basic lessons which set the tone for this intentional time. Through the use of personality identification, role playing, and problem solving lessons, students learn very early on how to communicate, collaborate, and accept one another.

Morning Meeting then evolves to include community/team building games, read-alouds and videos specific to character traits and classroom needs, and even activities geared toward being mindful.  When students are able learn in a classroom where they feel accepted for who they are and are able to start their day in a positive and purposeful way there is no limit to their academic and social emotional success!

Session presented by Samantha Cobb and Kelli Palmer whom currently teach 3rd grade at Ridgeview Elementary School. Both teachers have been educating and molding young learners for a total of 17 years of combined experience. They are passionate about starting each day with a Morning Meeting and getting to experience all of the benefits that come with it!

Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Central Time)
Location: The Tank

Supporting Students at Home - How to Empower Your Child (10 remaining)  (details)
Presented by Michelle Price and Becca Fleming
Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Central Time)
Location: D111

Getting Real About Mean Girl Behavior (8 remaining)  (details)

Working through mean girl issues without losing your cool or your confidence!  Let’s get real about why some girls turn to “mean girl behavior” to take away our worth. In this interactive presentation, we will break mean girl behavior down to its smallest parts, examine it, be honest it, and learn how to stop mean girls in their tracks.

 

Presented by Heather Stark.  Heather Stark is the founder of the nonprofit Gracefully Strong and owner of Grace and Grit Box. She worked as a School Counselor and Special Education Teacher in the state of Texas from 2000-2015. She received her Masters of Education in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from The University of North Texas. She is trained in Crisis Management and she has won awards and grants during her time serving school districts. Mrs. Stark has been asked to speak to women and teenagers about her journey through Anorexia and Bulimia. She has been featured in in: Living Aledo, 360 West, Fort Worth Business, Fort Worth, Parker County Living, and Parker County Today, for the work she is doing with girls in Tarrant and Parker Counties. Heather has two children Isabella and Rafe. She credits her husband, Lanham Stark, for saving her spirit and starting her out on this journey of female empowerment.

Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Central Time)
Location: D108

R-Word: Spread the Word (26 remaining)  (details)

It is time weSpread the Word to End the Word” and build awareness for society to stop and think about its’ use of the R-word. Use of that R-word, “retard” or “retarded,” is hurtful and painful and whether intended or not, is a form of bullying. Most people don’t think of this word as hate speech, but that’s exactly what it feels like to millions of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and friends. Up to three percent of the world’s population have intellectual disabilities - that’s almost 200 million people around the world. It’s one of the largest disability populations in the world, perhaps you know someone?  Come find out how you make a difference in creating a more accepting world for people with intellectual disabilities and all those people that may appear different, but have unique gifts and talents to share with the world.

Keller ISD’s Executive Director of Special Education, Dr. Gena Koster, is passionate about the inclusion of students with special needs as well as the intentional establishment of school culture that provides safe and inclusive environments that promote acceptance of individual differences.  Over a 22 year career in public school education, she has been a Special Education teacher, a coach, a lead teacher and school principal, as well as having devoted the last 10 years to Special Education district level administration.  Dr. Koster is an alumni of Oklahoma State University with a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership.

Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Central Time)
Location: B203

Pre-K-12 Counseling Panel (92 remaining)  (details)

The counseling panel will include Keller ISD counselors from Early Childhood to High School.  They will share what bullying looks like at each level and how to support children who are bullied.  They will also discuss how to effectively partner with the school to help prevent and address bullying behavior

Facilitator - Shannon Jenkins is currently the Coordinator for Elementary Counseling in Keller ISD.  Prior to this, she was a campus Counselor at Liberty Elementary and Whitley Road Elementary. This begins her 20th year in Education, and 16th as a Counselor in Keller.  Her undergraduate degree is in Family and Child studies with a Minor in Child Development from Louisiana Tech University.  She holds a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University.   

*Early Childhood - Lyndsi Moore is the counselor at Keller Early Learning Center North where she serves our district’s youngest students and their families. This is her 4th year as a school counselor and 8th year in education. Prior to working for KISD, she taught 1st grade in Arlington. Lyndsi earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) and masters of education in school counseling from DBU.

*Elem - Michelle Price  

*Intermediate/ Middle School Intervention - Robin Barr is an intervention counselor who serves three schools in the district from grades 5-8.  The middle years are crucial in helping students  make sense of their complex worlds and learn to deal with circumstances that are beyond their control—hormones, cliques, peer conflict, fitting in, family circumstances, etc.  Robin has been an intervention counselor for 4 years, a campus counselor in Keller for 18 years and is in her 27th year in education.  She taught 5th grade for 2 years in Odessa, TX at her former elementary, and finished up her teaching career in Irving teaching 5th grade for 7 additional years.  Robin received her Bachelor’s in Education from McMurry University and her Master’s degree in Counseling from University of North Texas. 

*Intermediate - Lauren Brown received her undergraduate education at Baylor University.  Mrs. Brown received her graduate education from Dallas Baptist University.  She has been in education for 15 years and has been a counselor for 5 years.

*Middle School- Natalie Johnson received her undergraduate education from Texas A&M and majored in Psychology with a minor in Sociology.  She currently possesses her secondary teaching certification for Psychology and Earth Science.  Her graduate education was at Texas Wesleyan and she holds Masters of Science in School Counseling.  She has completed her hours for LPC and is currently waiting her certificate. She has taught middle School Science for 9 years in Mansfield and Cleburne ISD and has been a middle school counselor for 6 in Keller at Trinity Springs MS

*High school- Melanie Maine is in her fifth year as the intervention counselor at Central HS. She was a middle school counselor for 7 years and taught 10 years before counseling. She received her bachelors and Master’s degree at University of North Texas. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.

Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Central Time)
Location: Event Center

Bullying 101: Policies and Procedures (46 remaining)  (details)

Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of what bullying really is under Texas law.  We’ll talk about the legal definition and aspects of the law that may surprise you.

This session is presented by Amanda Bigbee who has been the in-house attorney for Keller ISD since 2008. She worked in private practice at law firms for 6 years before making her way in-house here in the District. Amanda also serves the City of Keller on the Planning & Zoning Commission (which is as exciting as it sounds) and is an adjunct professor at TCU where she teaches education law courses. Amanda did both her undergraduate and law school work at Baylor University (Sic ‘em, Bears!). Amanda is painfully in love with her nearly 4 year old nephew, Keaton, and has managed to keep an orchid alive for 8 months, which may be her most impressive accomplishment. Amanda is an avid reader, movie watcher, and board game player.  Amanda actively supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with fundraising and awareness events. Amanda loves to travel and recently embarked upon a whirlwind adventure for her 40th birthday in which she traveled to three cities to experience 40 different things she loves (her favorite of those being a marvelous time watching Hamilton in Chicago with her sister). Amanda could not love working for the incredible people in Keller ISD more and feels fortunate to call this community home.

Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Central Time)
Location: The Tank

How to Address Bullying Through Restorative Practices (17 remaining)  (details)

This presentation on restorative practices discusses how to build a school culture that promotes relationships and community.  Strong relationships among all stakeholders are the foundation for preventing bullying and harassment in our schools.  Come join us for a conversation on ways to implement restorative practices as a relational approach to building school climate and addressing behavior that fosters belonging, social engagement, and meaningful accountability.

This session is presented by Mara Betancourt and Ivy Foss. Mara Betancourt is an Assistant Principal at Freedom Elementary in Keller ISD. She has 12 years of experience in education. She has worked at the elementary, intermediate and higher education levels. Mara received her master’s degree from University of Texas at Arlington and her undergraduate from Universidad de las Américas in Mexico City. She has completed the Restorative Discipline Coordinator Training through the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue. Dr. Ivy Foss is the Assistant Principal at the Keller Learning Center.  Ivy Foss has been in KISD for 8 years and education for 16 years. Currently, she is the assistant principal at New Direction High School and oversees the district’s DAEP.  She has recently completed her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas with a focus on discipline practices in the state of Texas.

Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Central Time)
Location: B203

Getting Real About Mean Behavior (Repeat Session) (14 remaining)  (details)

 

Working through mean girl issues without losing your cool or your confidence!  Let’s get real about why some girls turn to “mean girl behavior” to take away our worth. In this interactive presentation, we will break mean girl behavior down to its smallest parts, examine it, be honest it, and learn how to stop mean girls in their tracks.

 

Presented by Heather Stark.  Heather Stark is the founder of the nonprofit Gracefully Strong and owner of Grace and Grit Box. She worked as a School Counselor and Special Education Teacher in the state of Texas from 2000-2015. She received her Masters of Education in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from The University of North Texas. She is trained in Crisis Management and she has won awards and grants during her time serving school districts. Mrs. Stark has been asked to speak to women and teenagers about her journey through Anorexia and Bulimia. She has been featured in in: Living Aledo, 360 West, Fort Worth Business, Fort Worth, Parker County Living, and Parker County Today, for the work she is doing with girls in Tarrant and Parker Counties. Heather has two children Isabella and Rafe. She credits her husband, Lanham Stark, for saving her spirit and starting her out on this journey of female empowerment.

This session is a repeat session.

Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Central Time)
Location: D108

Teaching Children to Care (14 remaining)  (details)

Kids today seem like they don’t care!” Learning to empathize is a skill just like learning to read or how to build something, it has to be taught. But how do parents teach empathy in a world that seems uncaring? This session is designed to increase parents’ understanding of the concept of empathy and how to develop it in their children.

This session is presented by Jessica Seidel, IMH-E®, M.S., N.C.C, LPC-Intern, from the Parenting Group.  Jessica Seidel is the new Family Life Education Program Director for the Parenting Center. She first joined the agency in January 2013 as a Counseling Intern from Texas Woman’s University. In June 2013, she transitioned to a part-time Family Life Educator working with children in the Nurturing Parenting classes. Then in August 2014 Jessica became our full- time Family Life Educator working with parents at the agency and in the community. Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Texas at Arlington and her Masters of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. She is currently enjoying the challenges of first time motherhood with her daughter and looks forward to her parenting adventures with her husband and two Basset hounds.

 

Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Central Time)
Location: D111


Extra-curricular Panel (97 remaining)  (details)

This session will focus on building a positive culture on teams and organizations, building leadership capacity with students.  Additionally, the panel will help identify what bullying and harassment can look like in extra-curricular activities as well as effective strategies on addressing bullying/harassment behavior.  The panel will also discuss proactive strategies for building a strong culture.  Attendees will be able to turn in questions that could be addressed towards the panel.

 

The panel will be facilitated by Mr. Bob Dejonge, Keller ISD Athetic Director, and made up of the following:

TCHS - Cheer -Alisha Fickle

CHS Swim – Christin Jau

CHS Basketball – Gerald Sledge

TCHS Softball – Laura Moore

TCHS Show Choir – Amy Fambrough

KHS - Band -Mark  MGahey

Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: Event Center

Cyberbullying: The Case of Michelle Carter (31 remaining)  (details)

This summer the law in Texas regarding cyberbullying changed.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about what cyberbullying is and is not under David’s Law and when the school can discipline a student for cyberbullying behavior.  This session will also explore some recent headlines regarding criminal cyberbullying behavior.

This session is presented by Amanda Bigbee who has been the in-house attorney for Keller ISD since 2008. She worked in private practice at law firms for 6 years before making her way in-house here in the District. Amanda also serves the City of Keller on the Planning & Zoning Commission (which is as exciting as it sounds) and is an adjunct professor at TCU where she teaches education law courses. Amanda did both her undergraduate and law school work at Baylor University (Sic ‘em, Bears!). Amanda is painfully in love with her nearly 4 year old nephew, Keaton, and has managed to keep an orchid alive for 8 months, which may be her most impressive accomplishment. Amanda is an avid reader, movie watcher, and board game player.  Amanda actively supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with fundraising and awareness events. Amanda loves to travel and recently embarked upon a whirlwind adventure for her 40th birthday in which she traveled to three cities to experience 40 different things she loves (her favorite of those being a marvelous time watching Hamilton in Chicago with her sister). Amanda could not love working for the incredible people in Keller ISD more and feels fortunate to call this community home.

Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: The Tank

Raising Supporting and Caring Children (14 remaining)  (details)

According to a 2016 NCES study, more than 1 out of every 5 students report being bullied. Parents are influential in deterring the bullying that their children are exposed to. But what if the bully is your child? What do you say when your child witnesses bullying? In this presentation, parents will learn: 1) how to identify if your child is a bully and how to address it, and 2) the important role of bystanders in preventing bullying and what you can teach your child to help stop bullying. Join the discussion with a local child and family therapist and learn very practical ways to raise and support caring children.

This session will be presented by Diana Bigham, MA, LMFT-S, RPT-S, a licensed marriage and family therapist supervisor and registered play therapist supervisor with over 10 years of experience. She has experience working with at-risk youth and victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and neglect. She also has served as an adjunct faculty member at Hardin-Simmons University and Texas Women's University. In addition, Diana coordinates Redefine LLC, a collaborative group of talented independent private practitioners in Keller whose common passion is to help people pursue wholeness through strategic sessions.  Diana specializes in developing practical strategies with individuals to create a more fulfilling life through personal development and growth, as well as improving relationships through effective communication. She strives to provide quality services that she would want for her own family: thorough, outcome-driven, and with integrity

Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: B203

Relational Aggression (21 remaining)  (details)

Salvaging Sisterhood:  A workshop based around issues that surround Relational Aggression.  Relational Aggression can be defined as negative behaviors that focus on damaging an individual’s social connections within the peer group; any act that actively excludes a person from making or maintaining friendships or being integrated into the peer group. (Examples: spreading rumors, exclusion, social isolation, gossiping, eye rolling, purposefully pitting friends against one another, using sarcasm at another’s expense, reveling secrets of friends, and embellishing rumors.)

 

The workshop provides activities designed to help girls:

  • Identify peer aggression and the roles in a bullying situation.
  • Establish confidence in self that is non-comparative.
  • Assess the importance of bystanders in a bullying situation.
  • Identify emotions in the self and others.
  • Distinguish between norms and rules.
  • Determine positive qualities of friendship and leadership.
  • Identify cyberbullying.
  • Demonstrate positive online communication strategies.
This session will be presented by Abbie Harriman who is in her fourth year serving as an elementary counselor and eleventh year as an educator.  Abbie received a bachelor of arts in psychology from Pepperdine University and her masters of education in school counseling from Lamar University.  Abbie also directs theatre at Central High School after school.  Currently, Abbie serves as the counselor at Eagle Ridge Elementary in Keller.  
Add to calendarSaturday, October 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: D111


 

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