Association of School Psychologist of Pennsylvania & Pennsylvania State University
2016 Fall Conference
Once again, it is time to gather in State College, PA for professional growth and collegial sharing. This year we continue to offer a variety of workshops to meet the needs of professionals including school psychologists and many other related professionals. There are opportunities to gather and reconnect with colleagues and network with new ones. Events include the Robert G. Bernreuter lecture, Joseph French lecture, the FREE Annual Beef & Brew, and the ASPP/NASP Children’s Fund Raffle. In all, the Fall Conference is sure to be a valuable time of professional development and not to be missed!!
Getting Involved in PSEA
CONFERENCES: On August 3rd and 4th at the Ramada Hotel in State College, the Department of Pupil Services (DPS) branch of PSEA will host its 16th annual conference. Over 200 nurses, social workers, school counselors, dental hygienists, and school psychologists will pay $75 to earn up to 12 Act 48 credits along with fellow professionals who value the unique services that they provide for students. Historically, school psychologists have made up only 5% or less of that group.
UNION: How can you get involved in your union?
Attend one of the many conferences held by PSEA. The obvious ones are the DPS and special education conferences, but there many types of conferences offered by PSEA such as the summer leadership conference in Gettysburg.
You may also want to make a contact with your regional representative to find about local PSEA meetings events, make the representative aware of issues related to school psychology, or share good news events like school psychology awareness week.
DPS BOARD PARTICIPATION: There are currently three DPS board openings. Consider serving!
Like our fellow DPS professionals, compared to teachers, we often have a weak voice in the unions of our home districts. That is why we must join, find our voice, and offer our service or solutions to our local union leaders to attract attention to our role.
Interested in upcoming conferences, names of regional representatives, and openings on the DPS board? Check out the PSEA website to find out more!
Pennsylvania School Psychologist Evaluation Tool
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has issued information regarding the employee evaluation tools to be used for various on-teaching employees including school psychologists. A document (pdf) is available for download on the PDE website.
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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 (email@example.com).
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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!