SAVE-THE-DATE: October 22nd, 2021

MASP MTS PD Day: Inclusive Practices for Students who are Cognitively and Academically Low

On MTS PD Day, October 22nd, 2021, MASP will be hosting a full-day virtual Professional Development presentation focused on inclusive practices for students who are cognitively and academically low. This presentation is for school psychologists.

In the morning session, Steven R. Shaw, Ph.D., NCSP, will be presenting on inclusive supports for students who are low achieving. Steven is the director of the Resilience, Pediatric Psychology, and Neurogenetic Connections Lab, associate professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University, and editor of the Canadian Journal of School Psychology. Topics of this morning session will include educating and problem-solving, assessment, mental health counselling, and advocacy.

The afternoon session will begin with a summary of the upcoming document on Modified and Individualized Programming from Manitoba Education by Colleen Podaima and Cheryl Beaumont, student services consultants with Manitoba Education. Participants will have an opportunity for questions and answers. The second half of the afternoon will include opportunity for participants to meet virtually in small and large groups for facilitated discussion regarding the information presented and how inclusive education can and should look for students who are cognitively and/or academically low functioning in school divisions across the province.

Further information for this reasonably-priced presentation will be available soon with a link for registration.

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