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Iowa School Psychologists Association
2014 Spring Workshop Announced PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 23:10

When: Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:00-3:30

Where: Area Education Agency 267--Cedar Falls Office Conference Center 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls, IA  50613

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan Etscheidt, Profesor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Northern Iowa

Legal and Ethical "Hot" Topics in Special Education: In this session Dr. Etscheidt will discuss child find and current special education legal trends.  In addition, she will use her knowledge and experience to help participants improve their awareness of special education legal trends and how to avoid certain "pit falls" within child find practices.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

  • Ethical Guidelines for school practitioners with Dr. Kit Gerken, U of IA
  • Legal "Hot" Topics with Dr. Etscheidt, UNI
  • Future Advocacy for School Psychologists with Jeremy Ford, U of IA

This workshop is FREE for current ISPA members. Registration for the workshop is here.

For Professionals:

  1. Become a member
  2. Sign in.
  3. Register on the event page.


Current Members:
  1. Sign in
  2. Register on the event page

For Students:

  1. Become a student member of ISPA
  2. Sign in.
  3. Register on the event page


For educator/team or building rep.:

  1. Register Here


2013 Fall Workshop Announced PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 October 2013 02:44

ISPA Fall Workshop Announced - POSTPONED



Due to low enrollment numbers, the ISPA Fall workshop that was scheduled for this Friday, November 22, 2013 has been postponed until spring. The ISPA board decided to postpone the workshop due to costs and low numbers. At this time, the presenters are planning on speaking again in the spring and your registration fee will be carried over to that workshop.


ISPA's Fall Workshop features Dr. Susan Etscheidt, presenting Legal and Ethical “HOT” Topics in Special Education. The workshop will be held Friday, November 22, 2013 at 9AM-3:30PM with registration starting at 8:30AM at the AEA 267 Cedar Falls Office Conference Center. Further details and signup can be found here.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 23:12
Board Meeting 6/8/2013 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 May 2013 14:23

ISPA will hold a board meeting at the Johnston Public Library on 6/8/2013

2012 ISPA Fall Conference PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 September 2012 15:25



More Than Math:  Screening, Progress Monitoring, and Linking to Instruction


When: November 2, 2012, 8:30-3:15

Where: Ames AEA Office, 511 S. 17th St., Ames, IA 50010

Keynote Speaker: Anne Foegen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Iowa State University


Dr. Anne Foegen is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Education in the School of Education at Iowa State University. She has been working in the field of special education for more than 25 years including direct service to students with disabilities, teacher education, research, and dissemination of her work through regional, state, and national conferences, as well as through publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Foegen conducts research and provides professional development related to progress monitoring assessments in mathematics. Her work has spanned the early grades through high school. She is currently directing two research projects funded by the Institute of Education Sciences in the US Department of Education. One of these projects is designing and evaluating online professional development modules for teachers that provide instruction and ongoing support for the implementation of algebra progress monitoring. The other project is expanding research on existing algebra progress monitoring measures to develop measures that tap conceptual understanding and to refine existing measures focused on procedural skills in algebra.


Considerations for Choosing Mathematics Progress Monitoring Measures From K Through 12

This session will review examples of progress monitoring measures from kindergarten through high school. Discussion will include considerations for choosing measures, including content, evidence of technical adequacy and logistical concerns.  Pros and cons for selecting monitoring measures.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Please bring your own computer for these!):

  • Bringing Math RTI to Life:  Real Experiences within RTI Math Schools, Screening, Grouping, Designing, and Monitoring Math Interventions
  • Current and Relevant Math Strategies and Interventions
  • “Math Programs for Success in the Special Education Classroom”.  Topics presented EasyCBM lite, Khan Academy, IXL Learning, and Edmodo: math journals.

This workshop is FREE for current ISPA members. Registration for the workshop is located on the ISPA website:


  • It is $50 to register for the workshop and to become a member of ISPA. You can become a member here. After you become a member, you will have to log in and register for the event at the bottom of the page, here.
  • If you're a non-psych educator and would still like to attend the workshop without joining ISPA, you can sign up at the here.
  • Future webinars and workshops will be free if you become a member.
  • Registration starts at 8:30 with morning refreshments provided by ISPA.
  • Lunch will be on your own.


The workshop will conclude by 3:30 to allow for travel.


Ames Office 511 S. 17th St.,
Ames, IA 50010-8125

From Interstate 35:
Take the Ames/Iowa State exit and drive west on Highway 30. Take the South Duff/Highway 69 exit then turn right (north). At the first stoplight, turn left (west) onto South 16th Street. After K-Mart, there will be a sign on the left that says "Aspen Business Park." Turn left on Golden Aspen Drive. The AEA office is on the right side of the road before the T intersection.

From Highway 69:
After crossing under Highway 30, continue north to the stoplight at South 16th Street. Turn left (west) on South 16th Street. After K-Mart, there will be a sign on the left that says "Aspen Business Park." Turn left on Golden Aspen Drive. The AEA office is on the right side of the road before the T intersection.


Last Updated on Thursday, 01 November 2012 05:36
NASP Delegate Letter June 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 19:50

The school year is coming to an end, but things at NASP continue to be very busy. I am pleased to share the latest updates with you.

NASP has added new podcasts to the growing collection available at Check out the latest recordings on concussions, single case design in RTI, anxiety disorders in children, and much more!

You can get involved with other NASP members who share your areas of expertise or concern by joining one of the more than 20 Interest Group Communities including autism, neuropsychology, and behavioral school psychology. Join the discussion at to post a question or see what others are talking about.

This year's School Psychology Awareness Week, November 12-16, theme is 'Know Your Own Strengths. Discover them. Share them. Celebrate them.' The focus this year will remain on fun, strengths-based classroom, school-wide, and counseling activities. We will also offer the Gratitude Works, Student POWER Award, and Possibilities in Action Partners Award programs. Mark your calendar and watch for more updates.

For those preparing to take the Praxis II School Psychology exam, there will be a live 2-hour webinar that will help you prepare on June 19 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You'll learn about different sections of the exam, test-taking strategies, and various study tools, and you can ask questions directly to the test administrators. Register now at

NASP’s newest resource, 'Educating Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders,' will help you design effective interventions and assessments, incorporate family members into treatment, and evaluate practices to promote successful outcomes. Learn more at

Time is running out to submit a proposal for the NASP 2013 Annual Convention in Seattle. Visit today and submit your proposal by June 13, 2012.

Consider attending the Public Policy Institute, July 11-13 (3 days) or July 11-13 and 16-17 (5 days), in Washington, DC. The sessions will focus on professional advocacy and how both administrative and legislative policy is advanced. For more information, visit

The NASP 2012 Summer Conferences offer sessions delivered by national experts in the field and up to 18 hours of documented NASP- and APA-approved CPD. Choose between Denver, CO, July 9-11, or Minneapolis, MN, July 23-25. Register online at

It has been a pleasure serving as your NASP representative this year. I hope you continue to find your membership of great value.


Charlotte Wieck
NASP State Delegate - IA


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