Promoting Professional Collaboration Through Remote School Psychologist Professional Learning Communities

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,10
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 9: Issues in School Psychology, Education, and Supervision

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. attendees will learn about the application of professional learning communities to a sample of school psychologists.
  2. attendees will explore future directions for research on professional learning communities for professional development in school psychology.
  3. attendees will learn about the history and evidence of professional learning communities as a method of peer supervision, professional consultation and collaboration, as well as embedded professional development.

Description

This presentation will review literature on professional learning communities (PLCs) and present a pilot study of a remote PLC designed to provide professional development and foster professional connection. The goals, development, and content of PLCs will be discussed as well as data regarding participant experiences and perceptions of effectiveness. Attendees will learn the value of PLCs for school psychologists and how they can start a PLC in their area.

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Presenter(s)

Carolyn H. Hall, Boston Public Schools
Madeline R. Berkowitz, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Andrew J. Koerner, PhD, Northampton Public Schools
Elizabeth Walton-Stanforth, Consultant

Contributor(s)

Amanda M. Marcotte, PhD

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