ASPP/PSU Fall Conference - Call for Proposals
You are invited to participate in the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania/Penn State University Fall Conference, to be held October 24th and 25th, 2013 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College.
We encourage you to submit a proposal to share your knowledge, expertise, and experience. As the need for psychological services in our schools continues to grow, our own requirements for professional development and support increase. Assist your colleagues. Take time to improve your skills and those of your colleagues by presenting.
We look forward to receiving your proposal for a presentation, postmarked by April 1, 2013. Mark your calendar for what promises to be an excellent learning experience and an opportunity for Pennsylvania school psychologists to learn from and support one another.
Visit the Events Calendar to review the proposal submission guidelines
We here at ASPP would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all those involved in the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut. Our thoughts are with you and our hearts go out to you during this terrible time.
For more information, please visit the School Safety and Crisis Resources webpage on the NASP website
School Psychologist of the Year
Congratulations to Dr. Robert Rosenthal who was selected as this year's School Psychologist of the Year. Read all about Rob in the Winter issue of InSight!
Election results are in!
President -Julia Szarko
Secretary -Elizabeth Mason
Northwest Delegate (IU's 4-6, 27-28) -Douglas Della Toffalo
Northcentral Delegate (IU's 9, 10, 16-17) -Megan Hutchinson
Northeast Delegate (IU's 14, 18-21, and 29) -Ginny Kelbish
ASPP/PSU Fall Conference a Success!
Thank you to all of the conference presenters and attendees for making this years ASPP/PSU Fall conference a success! We look forward to seeing you all at the ASPP/PSU Fall Conference 2013 on October 17 &18th!
Topics of Interest
To better serve the ASPP membership and meet the needs of school psychologists around the state, you are invited to participate in a brief Topics of Interest Survey (10-15 minutes). This brief ten question survey is being conducted in order to solicit feedback pertaining to topics that you are interested in learning more about. In addition, you will be given space to offer suggestions for presentations that are of interest and importance to you. The more information you provide, the better ASPP can serve you. Thank you.
Join ASPP on Facebook
If you haven't already, please join ASPP on Facebook. We are trying to develop a great community of school psychologists to share questions, concerns, and to network.
As a service to our members, ASPP posts employment notices in the Members Section. When available, job openings within the state will be posted here. Employers wishing to post an opening may do so, free of charge, by contacting, Matt Ferchalk, Web Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (717) 865-5424.
Explore ASPP's site!
Take the time to join us and make our organization one of the strongest professional groups in Pennsylvania.
"Requirements under Act 45 and 48 that mandate professional development for teachers and administrators are suspended until June 30, 2013. Professional educators may take professional development courses, which will count toward compliance with Act 48, but they are not required to do so. The five-year window for completing these courses will also be suspended and educators will have the same amount of time to complete Act 45 and 48 requirements after the moratorium. Requirements are not suspended for candidates for appointment as a district superintendent, assistant superintendant or AVTS director; they must complete the required Pennsylvania School Leadership Standards program under Section 1217."
ASPP views this as a great opportunity to promote best practices and hope that we all take advantage of these opportunities!