of Live Sessions
via Internet from Indianapolis
|Thursday, September 19, 2002|
|3:00-4:00||Thomas Kratochwill, Ph.D., Chair of the SSSP/Division 16 Task Force on Evidence-Based Interventions and distinguished researcher, will address research and practice integration.|
|Thursday, November 14, 2002|
|3:00-3:15||Orientation to overall conference mission, outline schedule, review use of electronic forum that will be used throughout the conference www.indiana.edu/~futures/|
Curtis, Ph.D., Former President of the National Association of
School Psychologists and noted researcher on professional issues
in school psychology. The goals of Dr. Curtis' presentation are
|4:15-5:00||Assemble in small groups. Small groups of 8-10 participants define and clarify the problem of shortages in school psychology, including causes, related factors, and effects. The discussion should incorporate the remarks of the speaker while broadly integrating how school psychologists, and shortages thereof, impact needs of children, families, and schools. The product of this session should be a clear specification of the school psychology shortage in the context of modern schools. For the remote sites, the discussion can use the national data to consider the local situation in surrounding school districts. A recorder for each group will take notes with a brief report subsequently posted in an electronic forum.|
|5:00-5:30||Break - except for the recorder who will use the time to post the group summary in the electronic forum.|
summaries will be available instantly from Indianapolis and all
remote groups. Literally seconds after the group recorder posts
the summary in the electronic forum, it will be there for all participants
to see. The half hour between 5:30 and 6:00 will be allocated to
review of summaries posted by the various small groups. The goal
of the session will be to analyze the perspectives contained in
the group summaries. It will provide each group an opportunity to
compare their views with others but also to enlarge their thinking
building on the insights of others. It will be an opportunity to
expand the thinking of the small group.
--Issues facing children, families, and schools in the modern era.
--Role changes for school psychologist in the context of less favorable psychologist to student ratios.
--Impacts of and solutions for the school psychology shortage in relation to dealing with needs of children and families and their schools.
The use of the electronic forum will allow goal-oriented, continuous, and engaged communication among groups. The energy from the discussions should continue into the dinner session, where informal conversations may follow-up content from all the previous sessions.
Sternberg, Ph.D., President of the American Psychological Association
and noted researcher on schools and education. The goals of Dr.
Sternberg's presentation are to:
|Friday, November 15, 2002|
Crockett, Ph.D., Former President of NASP. The goals of Dr. Crockett's
presentation are to:
|11:15-12:00||Small group focus sessions to discuss and further integrate the issues of children and their needs into groups' ideas on school psychology and the changing environment. The product of this session should build on the previous sessions, while recognizing the context of school psychologist shortages. Specific attention should b given to the definition and specification of school psychology in the context of critical issues facing children and their schools.|
|12:00-12:45||Lunch. Groups should be seated together and continue their discussion. During the lunch, workers (that is, we) will need to generate a cleaned-up set of information from the morning sessions to serve as the basis for the afternoon.|
Christenson, Ph.D. The goals of Dr. Christenson's presentation are
--outline critical issues that families face in relation to schools and children, with attention to the roles of parents in promoting education; and
--propose roles for school psychology, within constraints of the shortage, to address these issues
|1:40-2:15||Small group focus sessions to discuss and integrate further the issues of families, their needs, and their relations with schools into groups' ideas on school psychology and the changing environment. The product of this session should build on the previous sessions, to include definition and specification of school psychology in the context of critical issues facing children, families, and their schools.|
tailored to the needs of the local site This is a time for addressing
the most important issues that Integration session to generate a
final statement, with accompanying specification, of
--issues facing children, families, and schools in the modern era
--roles for school psychology in addressing these issueF9FD"> Presentation/consensus on issues to address. If we've done our work well, we should be able to time this session very closely so that the group(s) feel pretty good about having come to the meeting prepared, shared and discussed, and come to consensus. Along with the supporting reasoning and documents, this consensus becomes the central part of our fledgling agenda.
|5:00-9:00||Time may be assigned to activities specific to the needs of the remote site.|
|Saturday, November 16, 2002|
|9:00-10:00||Small groups review products developed on Thursday and Friday. Each group should evaluate and prioritize strategies to accomplish the missions they have concentrated on during the previous two days. Again, these should be relatively scholarly and, as much as possible, interactive in that one group may build on the work of another. The product of this session should be a reasoned draft from each group of steps/dimensions/strategies/initiatives to address issues.|
|10:00-11:00||Panel discussion: From Chaos Comes Resolution(s)|
|1:00-4:00||Time allocated for local collaborative planning. Identification of specific plans with carefully articulated steps for implementation|
|4:00-5:00||Summative statements, concluding comments, and operational steps for ensuring the practice of school psychology will meet the future needs of children.|
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