The 2017 ISCA Fall Conference will be held

October 5th and 6th at

South Junior High School

Boise, ID

Cultivating Resilience: Preparing Students to Overcome Failure & Adversity


This year we are happy to welcome presenters Dr. Terrell Strayhorn and Dr. Dori Hutchinson. Dr Strayhorn is a highly regarded researcher and respected theorist in the field of higher education with particular expertise concerning historically underserved student populations, racial and sexual minorities, and issues of student success in both general and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Dr. Strayhorn maintains an active and highly visible research agenda focusing on major policy issues in education: student access and achievement, equity and diversity, impact of college on students, and student learning and development. His popular tedx talk “Inalienable Rights: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Belonging” can be viewed here:
Dori S. Hutchinson, Sc.D. has worked at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University since 1984.  Besides serving as Director of Services, Dr. Hutchinson is an Associate Clinical Professor at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University.  Dr. Hutchinson sits on several community mental health center advisory boards both locally in Massachusetts and nationally. Dr. Hutchinson was the 2000 recipient of the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Association’s (IAPSRS) Early Career Research Award for her contributions on health issues for persons with serious psychiatric disabilities and the 2010 Armin Loeb recipient for her work in health promotion and recovery education for the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. 

Other breakout sessions to include:

  • Helping Your Teachers (and yourself) Write Better College Recommendation Letters.
  • Preparing Students for Post-Secondary Goals: Virtually Through VR.
  • A Deep Dive into Idaho Scholarships.
  • RAMP Reflections: Examining the impacts of pursuing RAMP at the elementary and junior high level. 
  • Successful School Transitions: Research and resources.
  • Sped Department Management 101: Google to the Rescue!
  • Marching Off The Map: Leading Generation Z
  • Learn more information on how to help educate families on all their post-secondary options.
  • Think Strength Pathways to Career and College through Idaho Digital Learning and Partners.
  • Using Google Forms to Organize Your Program.
  • Creating the Culture and Expectation of Dual Enrollment and Post-Secondary Education.
  • Navigating and Understanding the Idaho Career Ladder.


Register Today!


Remember that three people registering together can take advantage of a coupon code to get 20% off their registration! (Details on the Eventbrite site.)

A block of rooms have been reserved at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Boise Airport at 2613 S Vista Ave, Boise, ID for $89 per night.