School Social Work Community Event

Come Share Resources & Problem-Solve on November 3

SSW Community of Practice: Fall 2015

Join other Oakland County School Social Workers in a day long opportunity to problem-solve challenges and share information and resources.

During this highly interactive day you will learn about:

  • Using technology to find resources,
  • The latest on Finding Evidenced Based Practices, and
  • Colleague-led projects.

Sitting in groups according to disability/challenge area and age level, each participant should plan to bring to share and explain:

  • An assessment instrument or tool,
  • An intervention idea,
  • A community resource, and
  • A practice challenge.

What people have said about this event:

  • An excellent use of our time and valuable tools for assessment and resources.
  • The day was relevant to my professional role.
  • I liked meeting school social workers from other districts and getting new ideas.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with others was great! I also appreciated your patience and help when I had questions.
  • I think that Special Education Directors need to understand how this can benefit staff morale, performance and (impact on) student growth.

We want you!

Do you have a new practice that you have shared with colleagues in your district? Maybe you've led a professional development workshop? Or perhaps started an innovative new program? Come share about on November 3!

A portion of the day will be allocated to SSWs sharing success stories and innovative approaches to practice.

Please contact Steve Whitmore at to discuss sharing.

SSW Community of Practice: Fall 2015

Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 8:30am

3179 Livernois Road

Troy, MI

Note: This event has also been referred to as "Stone Soup" or "Networking Event." Practice topics and questions to address during the day may be sent to Steve Whitmore, LMSW.
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This day will be faciltated by:

Steve Whitmore, LMSW

School Social Work Consultant

Professional Learning Unit

Oakland Schools Department of Special Education