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2014 ASPP and Penn State University Fall Conference

The Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania and Penn State University are again teaming to bring to you a great lineup for the 2014 Fall Conference. This year's conference will take place on October 22nd and 23rd at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center In State College. For more informaiton, please visit the Event


ASPP School Psychologist of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Doug DellaToffalo on being selected as the 2013 School Psychologist of the Year!


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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 (mferchalk@norleb.k12.pa.us) or (717) 865-5424(717) 865-5424.


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Promoting Best Practices

Professional Development

"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." 

Despite the recent moratorium for Act 48 credits, ASPP will continue to provide professional development to meet Act 48 requirements. ASPP is encouraging our colleagues to continue to pursue and attain CPD because it is uncertain as to when the system will be reinstated. NSCP requirements are still active and we do not want to have anyone put their certification in jeopardy by putting CPD on hiatus.  
 
Research Opportunities

In support of transferring research into best practices, ASPP is offering a service to both researchers and practitioners.  We invite researchers to post the information about your project and how school psychologists in PA may be able to assist in your study. We also encourage our members to visit the Research Opportunities on the Professional Resources page to explore the postings by researchers of surveys, advertisements for data collection sites, etc.

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ASPP views this as a great opportunity to promote best practices and hope that we all take advantage of these opportunities!