Join the school psychologist network to explore together. As many of our schools are moving in and out of remote learning, our evaluation process and timelines are still legally required. The School Psychologist Network is a collaborative opportunity among school psychologists from within NSSED and it’s member districts to share and discuss what providing services, conducting evaluations, and meeting other needs within their schools looks like.
The Network will Kick Off with a formal presentation by Mandi Croft-Petoskey, Ed.D., NCSP, ABSNP (see details below). While there may not be formal presentations in the ongoing sessions, instead they are times for School Psychologists to meet and explore what they are doing with their work.
The School Psychologist Network Kick-Off is an opportunity to learn from Mandi Croft-Petoskey, Ed.D., NCSP, ABSNP. The purpose of this presentation is to review best practices in remote evaluation. The presentation will review guidelines set forth from NASP, APA and various test publishers along with current research and equivalent studies. Participants will learn how to approach remote evaluation via conducting a demands analysis and items to consider when adjusting informed consent and report statements. Finally, participants will learn how to conduct remote evaluation utilizing Q-Global Digital Test Kit Library and the Zoom technology platform. After the presentation, there will be a brief opportunity for Q and A’s with Mandi and time to engage with each other around the new content.
Presenter Information: Mandi Croft-Petoskey, Ed.D., NCSP, ABSNP is an Illinois licensed and nationally certified School Psychologist. Dr. Croft earned a doctoral degree in School Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology as well as an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, following receipt of her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2018, Dr. Croft earned a Diplomate in School Neuropsychology from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. With experience working as a school psychologist, Dr. Croft has conducted hundreds of neuropsychological psychoeducational evaluations, developed and implemented academic and behavioral interventions, made educational placement determinations, and provided consulting services with parents, teachers, and school personnel. Additionally, she has worked extensively with individuals with diverse needs, including children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, low-incidence disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Croft takes a multidisciplinary approach to assessment and intervention, utilizing the most current evidence based practices in the fields of neuropsychology and education.
A native of Chicago, Dr. Croft has deep connections in the community and was honored to receive the Illinois State Board of Education’s ‘Those Who Excel Award’ in 2015. Additionally, she is an active member of the National Association of School Psychologists and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Croft is the founder of Neuro Educational Specialists and spearheads initiatives with both private individuals and multiple school districts to integrate neuropsychological and educational principles of assessment and intervention with children and adolescents to foster optimal learning and adaptive behavior. Passionate about raising awareness and empowering all learners, Dr. Croft also delivers professional development presentations to families, educators, and professional associations.
Attendance is based on your virtual signature in and out of the Zoom Chat in the session. Failure to provide a virtual signature in and out will result in no credit.
Participants are expected to attend the entire session to earn credit.
Participants must complete an electronic course evaluation within two weeks of the session date to be sent a certificate.
Accommodations, questions and complaints can be directed to: ProfessionalLearning@nssed.org
COST INFORMATION: Workshop fee waived for NSSED employees, Member District* employees, and parents of students in our member districts. For individual participants who do not meet the above criteria, this course participation fee is $75.00.
All Registration or material fees will be billed directly to the school district that employs the participant after the session is complete or the first session in a series is complete. Individuals are asked to not bring payment to the session.
Cancellations: There is no cancellation fee, though we ask for advanced notice to open the spot for another person. NSSED reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to low enrollment. Please contact our Professional Learning Department, firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from the class.
Refunds: NSSED does not charge prior to the start of the course.
*Member Districts include: Northbrook 27, Northbrook 28, Sunset Ridge 29, Glenview/Northbrook 30, West Northfield 31, Glenview 34, Glencoe 35, Winnetka 36, Kenilworth 38, Lake Bluff 65, Lake Forest 67, Bannockburn 106, Deerfield 109, North Shore 112, Township HS 113, Lake Forest 115, New Trier 203, Glenbrook 225.
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