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    • Fri, September 25, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Fri, August 27, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 23 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 440
    Register

    The 40th Annual LSPA Conference (Virtual 2020-2021)!

    "2020: We're Going Virtual!" 

    SESSION SPOTLIGHTS:

    • 20+ hours of NASP Approved CPDs
    • Using the NASP Excellence in School Psychological Services (ESPS): Andria Amador & Amber Boykin
    • Ethics and School Psychology: Laurie Klose 
    • Intensifying Academic Interventions: Robin Codding
    • Evidence Based Social Skills: Keith Radley & Evan Dart
    • Psychotherapy for Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Youth: Lee Purvis
    • History of School Psychology: Tom Fagan
    • Consumer-Friendly Reports: Kelli Henson
    • Cultural Competence: Anna Long 
    • Hot Topics in Special Education & Section 504 Law: Wayne Stewart

    LOG IN FIRST: Remember, you must be logged in to get a member rate. Membership dues are included with the full conference price.

    AFFILIATES: Friends of the field of school psychology. Affiliate members have limited privileges and access to meetings/minutes.

    SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS: Send nominations for School Psychologist of the Year award and the Will Bergeron Memorial Scholarship to Laura Maciaszek, Immediate Past- President. Deadline for nomination submission is October 30, 2020. 

    Event Contact: Brandon Wilks LSPA Conference Chair

    **REFUND POLICY: PLEASE READ PRIOR TO REGISTERING! Due to the online format and the extended 12 month time frame  of the virtual conference, the deadline for refunds is September 25, 2020. After September 25, 2020, NO refunds will be given.**

    • Sun, September 27, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Sun, November 01, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 497
    Register

    LSPA Virtual Book Club

    How to Be an Antiracist

    by: Ibram X. Kendi

    About the Q&A

    • INFO: Anyone interested in helping to promote social justice may participate. Participants should obtain the book ahead of time and plan to read selections each week over the course of five weeks.  Amber and Brandon will host and lead discussions based on proposed and book club generated questions.  Come enjoy a laid back discussion with others as we contemplate ourselves and grow in a safe environment with others interested in change.  All are welcome to share as much or as little about themselves, their experiences, and thoughts as they would like.   

    • TIME: Sundays at 7PM from September 27th-November 1st, 2020 
    • LOCATION: Online ZOOM Meeting, LINK & PASSWORD to be emailed to registrants after registration.

    About How to Be an Antiracist

    Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves.

    In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

    Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.

    Praise for How to Be an Antiracist

    “Ibram X. Kendi’s new book, How to Be an Antiracist, couldn’t come at a better time. . . . Kendi has gifted us with a book that is not only an essential instruction manual but also a memoir of the author’s own path from anti-black racism to anti-white racism and, finally, to antiracism. . . .  How to Be an Antiracist gives us a clear and compelling way to approach, as Kendi puts it in his introduction, ‘the basic struggle we’re all in, the struggle to be fully human and to see that others are fully human.’ ”—NPR

    “Kendi dissects why in a society where so few people consider themselves to be racist the divisions and inequalities of racism remain so prevalent. How to Be an Antiracist punctures the myths of a post-racial America, examining what racism really is—and what we should do about it.”Time

    About CPD

    LSPA is not offering CPD for this event. However, NASP allows for book studies to be used in Category H of Self Study in NCSP renewal

    Cancellation

    Due to the online nature of the event and the technology required to host, no refunds will be made.
    • Tue, September 29, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    All current Executive Council (EC) members, All Committee Chairs, Interested Current LSPA Members

    RE: SPECIAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING, Tuesday September 29, 2020 10:00-10:30 am.

    Zoom Meeting. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent via email to LSPA Members who register to attend. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of your reminder email message.

    This will be a special (additional) meeting of the Executive Council to discuss possible changes to the 2020 Annual LSPA Mini-Confernece due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19.

    Sincerely,

    Kimberly Sherman, PhD, President

    Louisiana School Psychological Association 

    Please contact me at president.lspa@gmail.com with any questions.

    Agenda

    LSPA Executive Council: 2nd Special Meeting of 2020 to Discuss Face-to-Face Conference Option during COVID-19 Pandemic

    9:55                  Welcome information posted on screen

    10:00                Welcome & Call to Order

    10:00 - 10:05 - COVID considerations (data, science, public health guidance, policy)

    10:05 - 10:10 - Conference Chair - Hotel & Contract Information; Registrant Numbers

    10:10 - 10:25 - Discussion open to all members

    10:25 - 10:30 - Vote on whether to move forward with face-to-face option

    10:30                Meeting Adjourns                             

    • Fri, November 06, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CST)
    • Doubletree by Hilton, 1521 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70503
    • 55
    Register

    November 6, 2020

    The 40th Annual LSPA Conference!

    "One Day Theme Title-COVID-19 Mini-Edition" 

    KEYNOTE: Teleassessment & Teletherapy Guidelines: Flint Smith

    PRESENTATIONS:

    • April Dunn Act Guidance, Bulletin 1903 Revision, Reevaluation Pilot: LDOE  
    • Necessary Components of Parent Training: George Hebert
    • Addressing Critical Shortage through a Pilot Program with Distance Learners: Nicholls State University 
    • COVID-19 Roundtables: Facilitated by Amber Boykin

    LOG IN FIRST: Remember, you must be logged in to get a member rate. Membership dues are included with the full conference price.

    AFFILIATES: Friends of the field of school psychology. Affiliate members have limited privileges and access to meetings/minutes.

    SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS: Send nominations for School Psychologist of the Year award and the Will Bergeron Memorial Scholarship to Laura Mcaciaszek, Immediate Past- President. Deadline for nomination submission is October 16, 2020. 

    Event Contact: Brandon Wilks LSPA Conference Chair

    HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  

    DoubleTree by Hilton

    1521 West Pinhook Road

    Lafayette,  Louisiana  70503

    (337) 235-6111 Phone 

    (337) 237-6313 Fax

    SPECIAL LSPA Negotiated Discount: Want to help LSPA? If you book your hotel room through Hilton and use the code "LSPA," the organization will get credit which helps to pay for speaker hotel rooms.  Guest rooms are $126 (Double) & $136 (King) per night when booked no later than October 6, 2020 using Code: LSPA. Book early to reserve your room. Book Early!  

    **REFUND POLICY: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, refund requests will be honored through the day of the conference.**

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