2020 ISPA Fall Virtual Conference

Registration - No additional registrations will be accepted for October 23rd.

Please join us for the first virtual fall conference, a joint learning venture with WSPA. The conference will have a virtual exhibit hall, moderated forums, attendee networking, and the first 500 registered members will recieve a FREE mask!

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Registration Cost

  ISPA/WSPA Member Student/Intern/Retiree NonMember
Single Day $90.00 $45.00 $120.00
Both Days $150.00 $75.00 $180.00


CPD Information

Upon verification that you have met the requirements for obtaining IBSE or IDFPR CPDU credit, ISPA will send your certificate to the email address on record through our conference registration system one week after the workshop date.
Requirements Include:
  1. Verification through PSAV electronic attendance record that you attended the entire session.
  2. Submission of the ISBE Evaluation forms.

Important Message:

Webinar evaluations for both the 16th and 23rd of October will remain available on the Conference Site until 5pm on Friday, October 30th.  Please be aware that as we work through this process and confirm attendance along with the extension of access to the evaluations, the release date to distribute documentation will be modified. All attendees meeting the requirements (attendance and survey/eval completion) will receive a separate PD certificate for each eligible webinar. 

Documentation of attendance certificates will be forwarded to the email address used for registration.  We anticipate that emailing of certificates will be completed  by November 9th.  Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or have not received your certificate at that time.  Should there be the need to further delay the anticipated release date, all attendees will be notified by email. 

Workshop Information

Presenter Bios
Friday, October 16, 2020
8:00am - 9:30am

Workshop 1: NASP Presidential Theme: Power of Possibility (1.5 CPD)
Presented by Wendy Price

10:00am - 11:30am

Workshop 2: EBI & Progress Monitoring in Remote Learning (1.5 CPD)
Presented by Matt Burns

11:30am - 12:30pm

Lunch (Discussion and Forum- State Issues & Guidance)

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) - Presented by Larry Fairbanks


Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) - Presented by Tim Peerenboom

This session will review recent updates to guidance and professional development resources provided by DPI in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting changes in the provision of public education, including but not limited to: Social Emotional Learning, Mental Health, teleservice, IEP services and comprehensive evaluation.  Additionally, policy and rule updates regarding School Psychologist licensing and Emotional Behavioral Disabilities will be discussed.

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Workshop 3: TeleAssessment: Whats available, reliable, ethical, & valid (1.5 CPD)
Presented by Kathleen Kroch

During COVID-19, school psychologists have been faced with the challenge of completing valid, comprehensive, diagnostic assessments when traditional methods are not an option. Traditional methods of testing have become nearly impossible due to social distancing requirements; therefore, alternate methods need to be considered. This workshop provides a structured framework to help make safe and valid test selection and interpretation decisions during a pandemic.

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Workshop 4: Comprehensive SEL During Remote/Hybrid Learning (1.5 CPD)
Presented by Andria Amador

Friday, October 23, 2020
8:00am - 9:30am

Workshop 1: Resilience Education Program (1.5 CPD)
Presented by Katie Eklund & Steve Kilgus

Internalizing problems are a major concern for youth. Research suggests internalizing problems impact up to 32% of all children and can be a major barrier to learning for youth in schools (Merikangas et al., 2010). To support students at risk for internalizing problems and prevent the development of mental health disorders, schools require Tier 2 interventions that specifically address the needs of children demonstrating early indicators of risk for internalizing concerns, such as depression or anxiety. The Resilience Education Program (REP) is an integrated Tier 2 intervention, which incorporates both (a) small group cognitive-behavioral instruction, through which students are taught key coping and problem-solving skills; (b) a modified Check-In/Check-Out (CICO) procedure where these skills prompted and reinforced; and (c) parent skills training. Attendees will be provided information regarding REP and given access to all intervention materials. Attendees will also learn important skills for effective implementation in upper elementary and middle school settings.

10:00am - 11:30am

 Workshop 2: Comprehnsive Mental Health in Schools (1.5 CPD)

Presented by Steve Brock

After having clarified the magnitude of the problem of mental illness among our nation’s school children, this session offer an explicit justification from providing comprehensive mental health services in the school setting. From these observations, school-based approaches to promoting mental wellness are discussed. These include the promotion of school safety and school connectedness and adoption of a multi-tiered system of support that includes the assertive promotion of mental wellness and prompt/effective responses to the challenges of mental illness.

11:30am - 12:30pm

Lunch (Open Discussion)

Social Justice: Open Discussion


NASP: Open Discussion

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Workshop 3: Ethics of Telehealth & Technology in Schools (1.5 CPD)
Presented by Dan Florell

2:30pm - 4:00 pm

 Workshop 4: FAPE in Virtual World (1.5 CPD)
Presented by Matt Bell

“The times they are a-changing.”  (Bob Dylan).  The current public health emergency due to COVID-19 has altered the learning environment and students with disabilities are increasingly being provided services and programming in virtual environments.  All the same rules still apply, Section 504, IDEA, FERPA, but how can districts ensure that students continue to receive a free appropriate public education in these new virtual worlds?  This presentation will provide some practical tips and guidance to help your district continue to provide students with disabilities the services they need in these changing times.