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2015 MASP Fall Conference

  • October 12, 2015
  • 8:00 AM
  • October 13, 2015
  • 4:30 PM
  • Columbia, MO

Registration

  • Current member of MASP
  • Current member of MASP
    (If you are staying at the Hampton, it is within walking distance of the conference and a parking pass may not be necessary. You must register by September 19th, in order to receive a parking pass. All registrations past this date will be unable to obtain parking passes.)
  • Not a student or current MASP member
  • Not a student or current MASP member
    (If you are staying at the Hampton, it is within walking distance of the conference and a parking pass may not be necessary. You must register by September 19th, in order to receive a parking pass. All registrations past this date will be unable to obtain parking passes.)
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  • Currently enrolled student and MASP Member
    (If you are staying at the Hampton, it is within walking distance of the conference and a parking pass may not be necessary. You must register by September 19th, in order to receive a parking pass. All registrations past this date will be unable to obtain parking passes.)
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  • Currently enrolled student but not a MASP member (Student membership only $20! Save $5 by joining! If you are staying at the Hampton, it is within walking distance of the conference and a parking pass may not be necessary. You must register by September 19th, in order to receive a parking pass. All registrations past this date will be unable to obtain parking passes.)

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Missouri Association of School Psychologists

2015 Fall Conference

October 12th and 13th, 2015


University of Missouri, Columbia (MU)

Memorial Student Union

518 Hitt St.

Columbia, MO 65211

In cooperation with:

MU Student Affiliates of School Psychology (SASP)


Conference Theme: The Future of School Psychology


Featuring:

Dr. Matthew K. Burns

Keynote: “Data to the Rescue”


About the Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Matthew K. Burns is the Associate Dean for Research for the College of Education and a Professor of School Psychology at the University of Missouri. He has published over 150 articles and book chapters in national publications, and has co-authored or co-edited 12 books. He is also the Editor of School Psychology Review and Past Editor of Assessment for Effective Intervention. Dr. Burns is one of the leading researchers regarding the use of assessment data to determine individual or small-group interventions, and has published extensively on response to intervention, academic interventions, and facilitating problem-solving teams. Moreover, Matt is a highly sought national presenter and has conducted RTI trainings in dozens of states. As a former practitioner and special education supervisor, Matt has implemented, supervised, researched, and consulted about RTI for approximately 20 years.

Keynote Topic 

(Monday, October 12, 2015):

Data to the Rescue: Using Assessment Data to Identify Intervention for Students with Reading and Math Difficulties in a Response to Intervention Model 

(8:30 am - 4:15 pm)

Presented by: Dr. Matthew K. Burns

School psychologists are the experts in collecting and analyzing data in most schools. However, school personnel often struggle to use data to make decisions about instruction and intervention design. This interactive session will discuss how to present data to teachers so that they will use them in their decision making, and it will present a system to analyze data for intervention design. This session will place an emphasis on tiered supports for math, including screening, identifying interventions, and implementing intensive interventions which focuses specifically on interventions implemented in Tier 3.

Learning Objectives:

  • identify purposes of assessment and align data to that purpose;
  • be active participants in school-based professional learning communities;
  • use data to identify appropriate reading and math interventions for large groups, small groups, and individual students
  • differentiate procedural and conceptual understanding and discuss their role in math proficiency;
  • assess conceptual understanding; and
  • implement an appropriate math intervention for large groups, small groups, and individual students.


Break-Out Sessions 

(Tuesday, October 13, 2015):

AM Sessions:

1. Orientation to Trauma Sensitive School (TSS) Practices and Resilient Schools
(9:00 am-12:15 pm)
Presented by: Molly Ticknor, MA, ATR, LPC
Trauma Informed Care is a best practice for working with people in all facets of our communities, given the high prevalence of trauma throughout our systems, urban, rural, or suburban. Teachers, all levels of leadership, administrative staff, nurses, child care providers, social workers, and volunteers will greatly benefit from the experience of being trained to promote Safety, Trustworthiness, Choice, Collaboration, and Empowerment to build a culture of personal and professional Resilience within themselves and those they serve. This session is ideal for those who would like a basic understanding of how trauma impacts all systems and learning, especially the brain, and develop awareness of the local and national TSS movement. As psychologists working in schools; it is imperative that we deliver our therapeutic and educational interventions in a trauma informed manner. 
Learning Objectives:
  • increase awareness of trauma informed care and trauma sensitive school practices
  • learn how to develop a trauma sensitive schools culture
  • gain an understanding of how to begin building resilience within ourselves and others
  • promote mindfulness and self-care practices
  • utilize brain-based strategies to strengthen self-regulation
 
2. It’s Important to Talk about Race: What School Psychologists have learned from Ferguson and Beyond (9:00am-12:15pm)
Presented by: Dr. Michael Bahr, Jill Johnson, Nicole Jones, Ashley Link, and Paul Brown
This workshop will focus on the importance of understanding and discussing race in our schools and our communities. The broader topic of enhancing culturally-competent practice will provide a framework for workshop discussion and interactive activities. The workshop will incorporate content from Diversity in Development and Learning (Domain 8 of the NASP Practice Model), the NASP Principles for Professional Ethics (2010), and the presenters’ work in the schools of Ferguson, Missouri.
Learning Objectives: 
  • increase awareness of cultural competence
  • increase knowledge and understanding of cultural competence
  • improve skills in the area of cultural competence

3. BASC-3 
(9:00am-12:15pm)
Presented by: Dr. Anne-Marie Kimbell
With the growing number of children and young adults at risk for mental health problems, we must remain vigilant in identifying students who are at risk, so that early intervention may be offered to avoid crisis.  Implementation of the Behavior Assessment System for Children – Third Edition (BASC-3), alone or in conjunction with other tools, helps schools to build capacity for implementing a sustainable, school-wide, multi-tiered program to support social and emotional well-being.  Specifically, the BASC-3 helps by improving the quality, accessibility, and usefulness of the data collected.  Using the BASC-3 model, data collection and data-based decision making is improved, by using the multidimensional, evidence-based, reliable practices for measuring the characteristics often associated with mental health and behavioral needs and strengths.  The system is supported by intervention and outcomes monitoring associated with a coordinated effort to implement a multi-tiered behavioral framework. During our session, we will focus on some of the key revisions included in the BASC-3, such as the development of a customizable flex monitoring tool that provides users with a bank of tested (i.e., psychometrically sound) items that may be pooled and used with a specific representative sample to create norms for the customized group.    The bottom line – participants attending this session will leave with an understanding of how some of the essential changes in the BASC-3 will help them assess and manage behavioral and emotional strengths and needs to achieve better overall outcomes for children. 
Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to describe how the BASC-3 helps them in identifying students at risk for behavioral and emotional problems;
  • Participants will discuss the importance of incorporating the perspectives of parents, teachers, and students when evaluating behavior and mental health.
  • Participants will be able to articulate how the use of the BASC-3 system can help them monitor an individual’s progress following intervention at any level.


PM Sessions:
4. Beyond CBM: Behavior Assessment Options for Measuring a Child’s Response to Intervention
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
Presented by: Dr. T. Chris Riley-Tillman
As school wide problem solving models such as Response to Intervention become more commonly implemented in school the need for a variety of formative assessment methods is quickly increasing.  It is typical to hear a teacher or administrator correctly comment, “Curriculum Based Measurement can’t use used for all topics”!  One area where there is a particular dearth in options is formative behavior assessment.  This is concerning in that behavior problems is one of the most commonly cited reasons for teacher frustration.  This workshop will outline the core features of problem solving assessment to outline the many options for collecting data in the schools to fuel an RTI model. This workshop will focus specifically to help participants to consider a range of behavior assessment options with a specific focus on the use of Direct Behavior Ratings (commonly known as Daily Behavior report Cards) for screening and progress monitoring purposes.  DBR are a flexible and feasible method of formative behavior assessment with an extensive supportive research based.  The workshop will focus on training participants to rate accurately using DBR, and how to use the method and outcome data in their daily practice to monitor a child response to behavioral interventions.
Learning Objectives:
  • obtain a strong understanding the core elements of problem solving assessment.
  • learn the key issues when selecting an assessment approach for a specific case.
  • learn about a variety of behavior assessment options with specific focus on Direct Behavior Rating.
  • have access to assessment resources to use after the workshop.

5. Orientation to Trauma Sensitive School (TSS) Practices and Resilient Schools
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
Presented by: Molly Ticknor, MA, ATR, LPC
Trauma Informed Care is a best practice for working with people in all facets of our communities, given the high prevalence of trauma throughout our systems, urban, rural, or suburban. Teachers, all levels of leadership, administrative staff, nurses, child care providers, social workers, and volunteers will greatly benefit from the experience of being trained to promote Safety, Trustworthiness, Choice, Collaboration, and Empowerment to build a culture of personal and professional Resilience within themselves and those they serve. This session is ideal for those who would like a basic understanding of how trauma impacts all systems and learning, especially the brain, and develop awareness of the local and national TSS movement. As psychologists working in schools; it is imperative that we deliver our therapeutic and educational interventions in a trauma informed manner. 
Learning Objectives:
  • increase awareness of trauma informed care and trauma sensitive school practices
  • learn how to develop a trauma sensitive schools culture
  • gain an understanding of how to begin building resilience within ourselves and others
  • promote mindfulness and self-care practices
  • utilize brain-based strategies to strengthen self-regulation

6. Ethics 
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
Presented by: 
Cheryl A. Offutt, Ph.D.
School psychologists are increasingly called to use best practices in problem-solving to address ethical and legal issues in practice.   This session will provide skills and strategies to build participant competency in using a problem-solving model to effectively understand and address practical ethical dilemmas. This session will include a brief overview of the problem-solving model, a guided discussion about the model, and opportunities to apply this model to case examples from the field through applied group work. Participants will gain theoretical and practical knowledge of new approaches to resolving ethical and legal dilemmas in practice that can inform action in the field.
Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn about a best practice problem-solving model to address ethical and legal issues in the field.
  • Participants will discuss opportunities and challenges to implementing the problem-solving model in practice.
  • Participants will gain practical skills by applying this model to case examples through small group work.


MASP 2015 Fall Conference Agenda

Monday

October 12, 2015

7:00am – 8:00am: Registration

8:00am – 8:15am: Welcome and Introductions: Scott Crooks, MASP President

8:15am – 9:45am: Dr. Matthew Burns – Data to the Rescue*

9:45am – 10:00am: Break

10:00am – 11:30am: Data to the Rescue* (continued)

11:30am – 12:00pm: Special Awards

12:00pm – 1:15pm: Lunch on your own

  • Please check out the student poster presentations, vendors, and other display tables during your lunch break

1:15pm – 2:45pm: Data to the Rescue* (continued)

2:45pm – 3:00pm: Break

3:00pm – 4:30pm: Data to the Rescue* (conclusion)

4:30pm: Wrap-up and Complete Conference Evaluation Form (Door Prize and Children’s Fund Raffle drawings will be held)

4:45pm – 6:45pm: MASP Happy Hour (with Presentation of Graduate Student Scholarships) Come relax, network, and make some new friends! Everyone is invited!

  • Location: The Heidelberg, 410 S. 9th St., Columbia, MO 65201


Tuesday

October 13, 2015

8:00am – 9:00am: Registration

8:00am – 9:00am: MASP Membership Meeting (all members encouraged to attend)

9:00am – 10:30pm: AM Breakout Session begins*

10:30am – 10:45am: Break

10:45am – 12:15pm: AM Breakout Session continues*

12:15pm – 1:15pm: Lunch on your own

1:15pm – 2:45pm: PM Breakout Session begins*

2:45pm – 3:00pm: Break

3:00pm – 4:30pm: PM Breakout Session continues*

4:30pm: Wrap-up and Complete Conference Evaluation Forms

* CPD credit may only be provided to participants who attend the entire session 



Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the following hotel:

Hampton Inn and Suites-Columbia at the University of Missouri

1225 Fellows Place Blvd.

Columbia, MO 65201

Rate $99.00 per night

Hotel rate includes a free hot breakfast, free parking, and free internet in every room.

For reservations call 573-214-2222.  Be sure to request the group rate for the Missouri Association of School Psychologists or use the group code of <ASP>. The special rate can only be guaranteed though 9/19/15. 


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