2014 GW/NASP Public Policy Institute (PPI)
Supporting Student Resilience in the Family, School, and Community: Policy and Practice Directions for the Nation
The George Washington (GW) University Graduate School of Education and Human Development and the National Association of School Psychologists will partner again this year to offer a federal public policy institute. This interactive training will offer presentations by national leaders working in federal education and human service offices, Congress, research institutions, professional associations, and student development organizations. Interested participants may include graduate students, school psychologists, school counselors, teachers, principals, and others committed to promoting resilient successful students.
- Learn about how public policies are made and the changing federal role in education.
- Examine how student resilience can be supported in policy and practice.
- Understand how IDEA, ESEA/NCLB, emerging national policies, and current federal legislation promote student success.
- Learn how to develop grassroots advocacy campaigns to effectively influence legislation, administrative policy, and professional practices.
- Engage with national leaders and experience firsthand how legislation is created and advanced on Capitol Hill.
- Examine how school administrators, teachers, counselors, school psychologists and other stakeholders can more effectively collaborate to provide comprehensive student learning supports?
The 2014 GW/NASP Public Policy Institute (PPI) is being offered as a 3-day basic training and a 5-day advanced training. The 3-day basic training will focus on building the foundational knowledge of grassroots advocacy and federal education policy while the 5-day experience will also look more closely at the development of administrative policy and procedure and its impact on students and school organizational systems. Participants will gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative policy process through presentations made by nationally known experts and policy makers, a Capitol Hill experience visiting their elected officials and observing Congress in action, and through discussions and networking with education professionals and graduate students. Participants may earn NASP-approved continuing professional development (CPD) credit or GW graduate semester credit.
3-Day Basic Training — July 16–18, 2014
The 3-day training focuses on how federal and state education policy and grassroots advocacy shapes positive school climates and strengthens student resilience. Space is limited, so register early!
5-Day Advanced Training — July 16–18, 21–22, 2014
In addition to all of the offerings included in the 3-day training, 5-day training participants will explore the conference theme in greater depth by examining how administrative policy impacts student resilience and school climates. Additionally, through exploration and engagement in a mock community of practice, participants will utilize their knowledge of education policy and school systems to propose solutions to common problems of practice facing America's schools.
5-Day NASP Approved CPD participants will:
- Explore in greater depth the theme of the PPI and how it can be addressed in administrative school policy and practice.
- Receive up to 12 additional NASP Approved CPD credits (totaling approximately 27 CPDs for the 5 day experience) that can be applied to NCSP recertification or most school psychologist state certifications or educator licenses.
- Act as professional practice advisors to GW graduate semester credit participants as they develop and present their case study analysis projects and portfolios.
5-Day GW Semester Graduate Credit participants will:
- Earn prestigious George Washington University graduate semester credit that is typically accepted into an advanced graduate or doctoral program, used for pay scale advancement in most school districts, and/or applied to professional recertification and licensure requirements
- Participate in the full-5 day experience with the same campus study benefits as other GW graduate students.
- Participate fully in the culminating course experience that includes a case study analysis, team presentation and collaborative assessment.
- Participate in collaborative learning sessions with other graduate students from diverse backgrounds and courses of study.
- Have an opportunity to publish an article in the GW annual Federal Policy Institute journal related to the group public policy experience and culminating project.
Where will the 2014 PPI be held?
George Washington University
School of Media and Public Affairs Building, Room 310
805 21st St NW, Washington, DC
If you have general questions about PPI contact:
If you have questions specific to NASP leadership involvement in the PPI or questions specific to school psychologists’ participation, contact:
If you have questions about registering for the 5-day Advanced PPI for GW Graduate Semester Credit, contact: