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Building Adaptive Expertise: Exploring Ways to Integrate Learning and Enhance Social Work Professional Development

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A joint presentation from the AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference with the University of Michigan's School of Social Work on using portfolios as a tool for integrative learning and professional development.

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Building Adaptive Expertise: Exploring Ways to Integrate Learning and Enhance Social Work Professional Development

  1. 1. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference Exploring Ways to Integrate Learning and Enhance Social Work Professional Development! Building Adaptive Expertise! •  Dr. Mary Ruffolo, Associate Professor! University of Michigan School of Social Work! •  Megan Sims-Fujita, LLMSW, Curriculum Coordinator ! University of Michigan School of Social Work! •  Moses Lee, CEO & Cofounder, Seelio; Faculty, University of Michigan!
  2. 2. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference Reasons to Build a Professional Portfolio! •  Integrates learning from different areas/domains of your life and tells a story. •  Helps identify values and beliefs and how these values and beliefs influence practice. •  Assists you in identifying key experiences (the skills used, the tasks implemented, the importance of the experience and the lessons learned.) •  Links to outcomes and evaluation of overall program. •  The important of partnership (Seelio and U-M connection). 2
  3. 3. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference What is Integrative Learning?! 3 Integrative learning is the process of making meaningful connections across disparate contexts. In social work, students are encouraged to integrate the knowledge developed in coursework, field work and beyond in order to articulate skills, values and goals for professional practice.
  4. 4. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference The Web-based Course! •  Design –  Webcasts, Captivate, Peer Learning Sessions Using Blue Jeans, Instructor Feedback •  Assignments •  Learning Outcomes 4
  5. 5. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference Organization of Key Learning Experiences! 5
  6. 6. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference Preparing a Professional Philosophy! This module is designed to help students: 1.  Identify key values and beliefs. 2.  Develop a philosophy that captures their professional approach. 6
  7. 7. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference Feedback Exercise! Once the student has a draft of their professional philosophy, Wordle enables them to represent it visually with a word cloud: 7
  8. 8. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference Program Outcomes! •  Competency-based model –  Competencies made up of multiple “practice behaviors” –  Linking Seelio e-portfolio to competencies and practice behaviors 8
  9. 9. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference Linking e-portfolio to Program Outcomes! 9
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  12. 12. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference Linking Seelio e-portfolio to Program Outcomes" 12
  13. 13. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference Program Outcomes! •  EXTERNALLY –  Accreditation •  Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) requirements for reaffirmation •  INTERNALLY –  Advisor feedback •  Ensure each student meets general program requirements •  INDIVIDUALLY –  Professional and personal development •  Integrated learning •  Development of key learning experiences and identities 13
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  17. 17. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference Preparing Students for Job Search & Interviews" •  Students begin reflecting and synthesizing early •  Seelio supports the “Student Lifecycle” 17 skill building & identification presentation of self career alignment & development
  18. 18. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference Preparing Students for Job Search & Interviews" 18 WITHSEELIO WITHOUTSEELIO SOURCE: 2014 Study of Seelio Student Members
  19. 19. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference Preparing Students for Job Search & Interviews" 19 Linked on a resume: Linked in an email: On a tablet, laptop, or mobile phone
  20. 20. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference You’re Invited to Join Seelio" •  Visit www.seelio.com •  Enter your email, choose a password and click “Get Started” 20
  21. 21. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference You’re Invited to Join Seelio" •  Complete the registration fields and click “Continue” – you can enter your alma matter! 21
  22. 22. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference You’re Invited to Join Seelio" •  In the welcome steps, you can complete your “About” section with information from our activity 22
  23. 23. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference Next Steps! •  More on development of e-portfolios as an outcome measure •  Expanding to entire student group and requiring professional e-portfolios •  Engaging field agencies in developing a field internship portfolios •  Other… 23
  24. 24. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference 24 Questions?
  25. 25. AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference •  Mary Ruffolo! –  mruffolo@umich.edu! •  Megan Sims-Fujita! –  megansf@umich.edu! •  Moses Lee! –  moses@seelio.com! 25 Contact Information"

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