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OSPA 2023 Virtual Spring Conference
Bridging the Gap between Theory & Practice;
Equitable & Inclusive Classrooms for All Students
April 26-28 via Zoom
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Ethics session with Erich Merkle, Ph.D.
Thursday, April 27, 2023
AM Session: Exploring Inclusion, Integration, Segregation, De-Tracking, & Heterogeneous Classrooms
Sam Coleman, Chief Academic Off icer, Lynchburg City Schools, VA
This session will build upon the learning from OSPA's April 2022 Conference with Dr. Elise Frattura and the Integrated Comprehensive System for Equity Framework and Process. Mr. Coleman will share his work in a Wisconsin school district and discuss next steps for school psychologist, understanding that equity is never about a single hero scenario.
PM Session: Blazing a Trail: One School’s Journey to Ignite Multi-Tiered Change
Mark Gallagher, Ed.S., Director of Continuous Improvement, Marysville Exempted Village School District, Ohio.
Discover tools and strategies for designing and implementing robust, student centric multi-tiered systems of support. Marysville's journey to rich MTSS encompasses the systems change process, core programming, prevention, assessment, intervention, standards continua, and community partnerships.
Discuss the process and timeline a district uses to establish a unif ied vision and mutual path forward to equitable multi-tiered program delivery.
Friday, April 28, 2023
Ducks & Lions: Trauma Sensitive Resources Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools
Dr. Melissa Sadin
This session will cover the prevalence of childhood trauma, the three realms of ACEs and the intersection of cultural competence. Childhood trauma affects neurobiology and influences earning and social-emotional growth. Attendees will leave with plans to address the learning and behavioral challenges resulting from trauma using mindfulness practices, resiliency development and executive function support. The session will also cover strategies for writing trauma-informed IEPs and improving educator knowledge.