I’m planning to attend the 2017 Council of Social Work Education Annual Program in Dallas. This is my fourth APM, and once again, I’m grateful for the opportunity to connect with and learn from colleagues across the spectrum of social work practice and education.
I’ll be participating in two presentations:
- “The licensure exam: development and evaluation of a synchronous group intervention.” (Sunday, October 22, 7:30 a.m.) Students in my program express anxiety over the pending licensing exam, as it impacts their ability to transition to professional engagement after graduating. I developed an entirely online, synchronous seminar that reviews and deconstructs test items provided by the ASWB as part of their group study package. While our school’s pass rates are high, I was interested in finding out of the sessions impacted students’ anxiety about the exam. Professor Carol Coohey and I will present on the intervention design and results from the study. ( 7:30 a.m….bring coffee.)
- “Pioneering the Grand Challenges on Social Media as Macro Practice.” (Saturday, October 21, 2:00 p.m.) This presentation is summarized in this blog post, on MacroSW.com. If you aren’t familiar with #MacroSW, check out the About page. Also, check out the topic for this Thursday’s chat here. If you are attending the conference in Dallas, follow both the #MacroSW and #APM17…we are planning to have a meetup to join in the Twitter chat at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central (Dallas is included in the Central Time zone…yes, I had to look it up).
I’ll be blogging throughout the conference, mostly as a way to capture the environment and overall experience. I can be found here and at @spcummings on Twitter.
October 12, 2017 #MacroSW chat on enacting sensible gun laws
via #MacroSW 10/12/17: Enacting Sensible Gun Laws — #MacroSW
By @TheMattSchwartz – Matthew L. Schwartz, #MacroSW Contributor Image: Ricardo Levins Morales The National Association of Social Workers’ slogan for its 2017 Social Work Month campaign was, “Social Workers Stand Up!” For me, this slogan highlighted the need to address the use of ableist language […]
via Ableism In Social Work: Working Toward Inclusion – Oct. 5, 2017 #MacroSW Chat — #MacroSW
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via Build your #MacroSW Toolbox with Community Tool Box – 9/28 at 9pm EST — #MacroSW
By Rachel L. West Barrack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was a game changer. It was the first time a political campaign had effectively leveraged social media. The September 14th chat will examine the role social media plays in political campaigns and how public officials use it to communicate with constituents. It will cover the platforms […]
via The Role of Social Media in Campaigns #MacroSW 9/14/17 9 PM EST — #MacroSW