School Psychologist Fall PLC

  • 22 Sep 2020
  • 01 Dec 2020
  • 4 sessions
  • 22 Sep 2020, 4:00 PM 5:30 PM (EDT)
  • 06 Oct 2020, 4:00 PM 5:30 PM (EDT)
  • 03 Nov 2020, 4:00 PM 5:30 PM (EST)
  • 01 Dec 2020, 4:00 PM 5:30 PM (EST)
  • Virtual PLC

Registration

Join a School Psychologist FALL Virtual PLC

Western MA Chapter Facilitated

As the school year begins, school psychologists have a range of concerns unique to their positions in the schools. As the fall progresses, it would be helpful to have a community of our peers to share those concerns and develop some ideas to help us manage during this unique year. The Western MA chapter members are again organizing an opportunity to address specific issues and concerns and share strategies with each other as the fall progresses.

The format will be a series of four virtual 1.5 hour meetings, with a specific focus for each meeting. The format will entail a brief introduction of the focus, dividing into breakout rooms for facilitated discussions, and returning to share ideas generated in those discussions. The current list of topics is: Session 1- Reentry and Navigating Our Current Roles; Session 2 - Direct Assessment Issues - Problem Solving In Person and Remote Testing Issues With Tools Such As the WISC, WJ, etc.; Session 3 - Additional Assessment Issues - Problem Solving Issues With Behavior Rating Scales, Observations, etc.; Session 4 - Eligibility Determination Issues. The topics or their order may change based on participant feedback. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Develop a personal plan for addressing issues of professional concern during the fall.
  • Plan for how to complete assessments under the current conditions.
  • Connect with other practitioners to discuss professional concerns and problem solve.

Facilitator

Andrew J. Koerner, PhD, NCSP

Andy Koerner is the chair of the Western MA Chapter of MSPA. He is a practicing school psychologist with 27 years of experience in the public schools, 10 years as a counselor and the last 17 years as a school psychologist. Andy currently works in an elementary school and has worked at all of the grade levels during his years in the public schools. The Western MA Chapter has 6 very active members and there are several MSPA members who have also volunteered to facilitate the small group discussions. 

This webinar is $90 for MSPA members ($45 for student members) and $150 for non-members ($75 for student non-members). It is not possible to sign up per session. 

Non-members (school psychologists and practitioners from related fields) are welcome to register as well.

Join MSPA to access all MSPA member benefits! Full, Transitional (first 3 years of practice) and Associate memberships (for non-school psychologists or practitioners from related fields) is available to support your professional needs.

You will be given the PDPs for the number of sessions you attend with 6 PDPs available to individuals who attend all four sessions.

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