Hope you have all started this school year off with happy and healthy habits! I know that we all have great intentions with the start of every new school year, but sometimes we get side-tracked, right around October, when the IEPs and assessments really start to pile on. I really want you all to remember to take care of your own mental and physical health first and foremost; don't throw it all out the window like many of us so often do. Always put your own oxygen mask on first, so you can breath, as you do the same for all your students, staff, parents, and colleagues!
As OCASP president this year, I'm very excited for our upcoming workshops. Our Fall workshop will be on Assessing English Language Learners by Dr. Pedro Olvera. Our Winter workshop will be a new format, a full day student workshop where we will include resume help, mock interviews, and have speakers sharing good advice, tips and tricks as well. Our Spring workshop will feature the topic of Positive Psychology/Well Being presented by Dr. Griffiths. All very hot topics in our field right now, so I hope you can all make it.
Something new we will be hosting this year will be happy hour events after each of our workshops. This will be a time to socialize, relax, network, chit chat and just be merry with our fellow OCASP members and school psychs. So definitely come join us and expand your circle of support. Details to follow.
This year, just like in past years, OCASP wants to promote great learning opportunities to help us continue to improve our professional practice; and for the overall betterment of the field of education. We are all advocates for our students and the more we are happy, healthy, and have the most current training in our profession, the more our students will benefit now, and for years to come.
Hope you all have a wonderful school year and hope to meet you soon at an upcoming workshop!
Dr. Tajara Ross, President OCASP
SAVE THE DATE December 5th, A Workshop to be held in Huntington Beach. A great topic, Nondiscriminatory Assessment of English Language Learners by Dr. Pedro Olvera. Remember, members attend at a discounted rate! Join Today. A social will follow the workshop. Details to follow...
Renew your CASP membership!
Renew your membership today for further professional development information and discounts on the convention! Here is the link: http://www.casponline.org/
Take care and welcome back to another year!
Libby Barnish, EdS., LEP
Region 9 Board Member CASP