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27th Annual Elementary School Counselor Conference

“School Counselors Are a Part of the Academic Achievement Equation”


Trevor Romain

The Nebraska School Counselor Association and Nebraska Dept. of Education Present the 27th Annual Elementary School Counselor Conference

Friday, March 28th, 3:30pm

Mallet Lodge at Platte River State Park, Louisville, Nebraska

Increasing Academic Performance through Listening Skills

8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

There are similarities with all kids facing adversity through poverty, missing/absent parents or even a terminal illness. The fact that they have faced very traumatic experiences, and in the case of today’s topic, fear and grieving, professionals need to know the signs to look for when a child needs help. During this conference you will discuss how to approach children when dealing with these topics. It is paramount to remember all children need safety and security to thrive in their academic lives. Never should this be taken for granted. You will learn to:

· Create a safe environment for kids to express openly and honestly

· Validate their feelings

· Talk to the kids in a truthful manner

Real Proven Strategies to Help Kids with Social & Emotional Issues

12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

You will learn to use:

· Humor in your conversations

· Shared experiences for connection

· Stories to capture their imagination

· Peer to peer communications

And finally, in order to do all of these things, you must take care of yourselves. You will talk about the things that made you become an educator/counselor in the first place. You will also talk about ways to treat yourself as the valuable person you are, so you can pass along your best to the kids with whom you work.

Trevor Romain is the creative mind and spirit behind The Trevor Romain Company. As a compelling children’s motivational speaker, best-selling author/illustrator, and award-winning video personality, Romain has traveled to schools nationwide, delivering his brand of inspirational, self-help messages to tens of thousands of children. Putting a human face to the need of social, emotional, and physical fitness, Romain uses his own childhood struggles, shared with humor and creative flair, to teach children ways to manage life’s ups and downs. Because Romain demonstrates such terrific rapport with students, educators have turned to Romain’s strategies to help students learn the rewards of self-management and higher academic achievement.

7:45 – 8:30 Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Shopping

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome

8:45 – 11:30 Trevor Romain

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch, Networking, Shopping

12:30 – 3:00 Trevor Romain

3:00 – 3:15 Wrap up and Evaluations

Details and fine print.


If your district is prepaying your registration and payment has not reached us by March 27, personal payment by registrant will be expected at the conference site on March 28.

Note: Only checks will be accepted for registration. NO BILLINGS TO SCHOOLS. NO CREDIT CARDS CAN BE USED FOR REGISTRATION.

About the Day…

The conference has been purposefully planned at a retreat center. Come in your blue jeans, sweats, or whatever clothing you find most comfortable.

Inclement Weather

Please listen to the radio/television for inclement weather updates. If the Omaha Metro Area schools are closed, the conference will be postponed.

Permits and Cabins

Your fee does not include the required park permit necessary for entering Platte River State Park. One-day passes must be

purchased for $5.00 at the park office or at our lodge site.

13 heated cabins (2 with a fireplace) that sleep 6 are available for rental that Thursday night only at a reduced rate of $77 or $84 with a fireplace. Please call Platte River State Park for reservations at 402-234-2217.

Children’s author, Julia Cook, will be present for your shopping needs!!

Register Early… We are limited to 105 participants.

Folkmanis puppets, specially selected children’s literature titles from Bookworm, and brain tools (such as waterwheels and ooze tubes) will be available for purchase at the conference. We will be accepting credit cards, checks, or cash for puppets, books, & brain tools.