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WEBINAR OFFERINGS

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The AFT Share My Lesson is offering it’s virtual conference March 23, 2021-March 25, 2021.  All AFT members are eligible to register.  Some of these webinars would apply as Professional Development hours. Please use the link below for registration.  If you are unsure of whether or not the topic is applicable for PD hours, please contact the Professional Growth Chair at profgrowth@ncedonline.org

https://sharemylesson.com/vc2021?link_id=0&can_id=ae55b16be5c4d20adc844bb7b300437f&source=email-join-us-march-23-25-for-the-2021-virtual-conference&email_referrer=email_1081906&email_subject=join-us-march-23-25-for-the-2021-virtual-conference

******************************************************************************************************************he following webinars can be accessed by visiting the C-SEP website at:  https://www.csep.online/webinar.html

BEYOND THE SCORE: INTRODUCTION TO THE ECAD

 Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., Cheryl Neithercott, & Natalie Keck

Description:
Join us virtually with your favorite beverage to learn about the WJ IV Tests of Early Cognitive and Academic Development (ECAD). We will highlight the features and discuss possible uses. Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content). Please click on the link below and register:

Date(s):
Oct. 4, 2021 (12-1pm CST)
Nov. 1, 2021 (12-1pm CST)

 

BEYOND THE SCORE: INTRODUCTION TO THE BDI-3

 Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Natalie Keck, MA

Description:
Bring your favorite cup of coffee or tea and join us virtually for a brief overview of the NEW Battelle Developmental Inventory, Third Edition (BDI-3). This session will highlight the changes made to the battery (e.g., norms, test items, tests, etc.). Special attention will focus on changes made to each domain. Updated scoring and reporting features will also be highlighted. Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content). Please click on the link, choose a date, and register:

Date(s):
October 11, 2021 (12-1pm CST)

 

BEYOND THE SCORE: C-SEP: A BASIC INTRODUCTION

 Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D.

Description:
Thinking of using C-SEP but want to learn a little more about the model? This webinar is intended for the evaluator who has heard of C-SEP but does not have a strong understanding of the model. The webinar will provide a basic overview of C-SEP; highlighting its components and processes. If you are curious of what C-SEP involves, be sure to join me for this basic overview.

Date(s):
Oct. 12, 2021 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

BEYOND THE SCORE: INTRODUCTION TO THE WMLS III

 Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Cheryl Neithercott

Description:
Join us with your favorite beverage for a virtual presentation highlighting the Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey, Third Edition (WMLS III). We will highlight the features of the test and discuss ways it can fit into various assessments (e.g., dyslexia or dysgraphia evaluations). Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content). Please click on the link, choose a date, and register:

Date(s):
Oct. 18, 2021 (12-1pm CST)

BEYOND THE SCORE: LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT: AN INTEGRAL PART OF C-SEP

Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Johnnie Pettigrew, Ph.D.

Description:
Language plays a key role in academic performance and should be considered when assessing student’s strengths and weaknesses. The C-SEP model requires a student’s language be assessed either informally or formally. It is vital that language be ruled out as a primary cause of struggle for every student. When language is found to be a concern, the evaluator must investigate its impact on the student’s learning.

Date(s):
Oct. 21, 2021 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

 

BEYOND THE SCORE: BEST USES OF AVAILABLE RESOURCES: FOCUSING IN ON EXISTING DATA

Presenter(s): Georgene Moon, M.Ed.

Description:
This session focuses on efficiency and documentation when conducting an assessment. The presenter will discuss the use of data that has already been gathered by your referral team or by you as part of your assessment. Worksheets for gathering data will be introduced/reviewed and possible uses of this data in your reports will also be discussed. In addition, a case study using these work sheets will be shared and discussed.

Date(s):
Oct. 22, 2021 (12-1pm CST)

 

BEYOND THE SCORE: ASSESSMENT OF EARLY LITERACY AND MATHEMATICS USING THE BATTELLE EARLY ACADEMIC SURVEY (BEAS)

Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Cheryl Neithercott, BA

Description:
Bring your favorite cup of coffee or tea and join us virtually for a brief overview of the NEW Battelle Early Academic Survey (BEAS). This session will introduce the newest member of the Battelle family. Presenters will highlight the domains/subdomains, uses, standardization of the battery, and its digital components. Additionally, a conversation regarding the multiple uses will be discussed. Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content). Please click on the link, choose a date, and register:

Date(s):
October 25, 2021 (12-12:45 pm CST)

 

BEYOND THE SCORE: PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT: WHAT IT IS & HOW TO DEFEND AND GROW IT

Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Georgene Moon, M.Ed.

Description:
During this session, we will define and highlight the role professional judgment plays in the assessment process. The presenters will provide recommendations for defending your professional judgment and ways of expanding it.

Date(s):
Oct. 29, 2021 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

BEYOND THE SCORE: DEFENDING THE SPLIT: USING YOUR DATA

Presenter(s): Georgene Moon, M.Ed. &, Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D.

Description:
When using C-SEP, we do not fear the split, we just need to be able to explain it! This session focuses on using data already gathered as part of your report and previously introduced in Best Uses of Available Resources. As the number of referrals continues to grow, we need to make better use of our time analyzing data we already have rather than having to schedule further testing when a student’s scores in a cognitive or academic area of concern indicate a significant split. Too often we look to administer additional tests when we already have the formal or informal data we need. In this session you will gain a better understanding of task analysis and what it looks like so that additional testing does not have to be completed.

Date(s):
Nov. 12, 2021 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

BEYOND THE SCORE: DEFENDING THE DNQ’S: BEST PRACTICES TO ENSURE YOU’RE READY

Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D.

Description:
More and more referrals are resulting in DNQs. This session will highlight best practices for evaluators who are required to defend their DNQs

Date(s):
Nov. 19, 2021 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

There is also a Facebook page C-SEP Beyond the Score which an Educational Diagnostician can join.  This will give you information on upcoming PDs as well.  

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RIVERSIDE PUBLISHING WEBINARS can be accessed at the following link:

https://info.riversideinsights.com/events

Just as Beyond the Score, past webinars can be accessed to view.  Topics include: Dysgraphia, RTI, Maximizing Identification while Minimizing Time, Importance of Early Childhood Academic Skills, and Remote Testing & ELL Students

 

Disclaimer: We have permission to repost Professional Development opportunities on our website. We want to be sure to state that NCED does not promote any one company, methodology, assessment tool/battery, or theory, we are simply providing an opportunity for professional growth which may be of interest to you.   

PD INFORMATION

Professional Development Requirements

The NCED Code of Ethics describes an Educational Diagnostician as a “professional holding an advanced degree with qualifications necessary to select, administer, interpret, and report results of educational assessment procedures for purposes of individual eligibility, program and intervention planning, and progress  monitoring” (p. 1).  Continuing education, growth, and development for NCED certificate holders should revolve around current practices to ensure a professional quality of practice.

 

Guidelines

NCED holders must earn and document 150 clock hours of professional development activities within a five-year cycle.

PD hours will be submitted electronically at the NCED web site,  http://www.ncedonline.org.

All required PD hours must be submitted no later than June 30th after the five-year cycle concludes.

All PD submissions are subject to audit by the NCED Board of Directors.  Renewal documentation should be maintained electronically on a CD/DVD or other electronic format that can be submitted to the Board upon request.

  • Upon completion of the audit, the NCED Board of Directors shall notify NCED Holders who have accumulated the required PD hours of the satisfactory completion of this requirement.
  • Following the audit, any certificate holder who has not satisfied the requirements shall be notified they have 30 calendar days to respond and be in compliance.
  • Failure to be in compliance within 60 days of the NCED Board’s notice will result in revocation of the certificate and removal of the individual’s name from the National Registry (By-Laws 14 B)
  • Individuals who have an extraordinary reason for not completing the hours in the required timeframe should notify the NCED Board Chair and Professional Growth Chair in writing with the reason for a request for an extension before June 30th of the year the PD hours are due. The NCED Board will review the request and notify the NCED holder of the decision.

    Professional development is limited to only those that directly relate to the practice of educational assessment, as described in the NCED Code of Ethics cited above.

    Professional development is divided into six (6) areas of activities to encourage breadth of professional growth and development as provided below. The 150 clock hours must reflect a minimum of three (3) areas of professional development activities.  All PD activities must focus on educational assessment procedures for the purposes of individual eligibility, program and intervention planning, and progress monitoring. 

     

    AREA 1: Professional Meetings

    •    Conferences

    •    Workshops and seminars

    •    Online webinars and training modules

    •    Attending or Providing Professional development sessions

    Example(s) of Documentation

    •    Certificate of attendance

    •    Conference handouts/program

    •    Conference registration receipt

    •    transcripts documenting PD hours

    AREA 2: Collaborative Study

    •    Study groups

    •    Case discussion groups

    •    Journal clubs

    •    Book discussion groups

    Example(s) of Documentation

    •    Summary (1 paragraph) of material studied, including discussion topics and names and contact information of attendees

    AREA 3: Independent Study

    •    Videos, DVDs

    •    Audiotapes, CDs

    •    Books, monographs, journals

    Example(s) of Documentation

    •    Record of running time of video/audio- presentation or study time, photocopy of title page of material studied, and a 5 – 7 sentence summary

    AREA 4: Teaching, Research, Development

    •    Presentations and professional meetings

    •    Academic courses (Max. 30 CEU hours per 3 hour course no duplication)

    •    Web sites (Max. 25 hours; 5 hrs./page)

    •    Manuscripts, articles (Max. 30 CEDU hrs. – during a 5 year submission cycle)

    •    Books, grants

    •    Assessment/intervention products

    Example(s) of Documentation

    •    Presentation handout

    •    Course outline/syllabus

    •    Copies of Web site content

    •    Copies of manuscripts/proposals

    •    Copies of published works, letter of acceptance

    •    Copyright/patent letter of product

    AREA 5: Graduate Coursework

    •    Graduate-level courses (Max. course clock hours)

    Example(s) of Documentation

    •    Transcripts of coursework

    AREA 6: Professional Consults

    •    Mentoring (Max. 45 hours – during a 5 year submission cycle)

    •    Program evaluations/review (Max. 45 hrs. – during a 5 year submission cycle)

    •    Program development (Max. 45 hrs. – over a 5 year submission cycle)

    •    Recognition of leadership roles

    §    To enhance and promote high standards of practice for Educational Diagnosticians

    §    NCED Holders can earn PD hours for time spent on Executive Boards of State Associations (TEDA, LEDA, NJALC) or on Executive Boards of National Associations (NCED, CEC, CEDS) (Max. 45 hours – over a 5 year period)

    Example(s) of Documentation

    •    Verification of mentoring placement and dates/hours (those in which the mentor does not recieve compensation for or is not included in member’s job description)

    •    Copy of evaluation/review report

    •    Copy of development report

    •    Documentation of service to board from copy of newsletter, letterhead, or other form of published verification

     

     

    NOTE: PD hours must directly relate to the practice of educational assessment, as described in the NCED Code of Ethics.

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