Review of Teaching & Learning in Social Work Blog Posts for 2016
The end of a year is a natural time for reflection, and this year I offer a review of all the posts that appeared on Teaching & Learning in Social Work Education during 2016. My goal for this blog is to write or publish at least two posts a month, which happened more months than not. I also recruited other social work educators to write about their own experiences in the classroom or with scholarship, and also write about about all of my presentations, either at conferences or as a part of a workshop. This year, I published a total of 25 blog posts, representing work with numerous collaborators and good colleagues. Below is a list of this year’s post grouped around the topics of assignments, projects, guest educator posts, and conference presentations.
Assignments: These blog posts provide information, how-to tips, and ideas about different types of technology-based assignments for the social work classroom:
– Job Shadowing on Twitter with Joy Jones on 1/8/16
– Tweet, Tweet!: Using Live Twitter Chats in Social Work on Education with Dr. Jimmy Young on 1/29/16
– Using #MacroSW in the Classroom with the @OfficialMacroSW Partners on 3/14/16
– Using Pinterest in Undergraduate Social Work Education – #BPDTX16 with Dr. Lisa Baker on 3/31/16
– Revised Technology-Based Learning Task List for Social Work Education with Drs. Melanie Sage and Nancy J. Smyth on 6/13/16
Projects: These posts describe new projects that I started or worked on during 2016.
Social Media Toolkit for Social Work Field Educators with Allison Curington – The ultimate goal of this toolkit will be to provide social work field educators with the tools and resources to help students assess, develop, and maintain an online identity for professional purposes. It is a work in progress and these two posts describe our initial efforts:
#SWVirtualpal with Amanda Taylor – The purpose of the #SWVirtualpal hashtag is to create professional connections between social work students, practitioners, and academics across the planet. In these two posts, we describe how you can begin using the hashtag:
Responding to the NASW Draft Technology Standards (with too many colleagues to name) – These two post provide information on the initial set of revised technology standards for social work practice developed in 2016:
Learning Wheels with Amanda Taylor and Deborah Kellsey – The Learning Wheel is a collaborative tool that can be used in the classroom or as part of a conference to curate ideas, communication practices and other information. This post describes how I worked with Amanda and Deborah on a learning wheel for a local conference:
Guest Educators’ Posts: These posts focus on technology in the social work classroom, specifically how to best incorporate social media into an assignment and how to introduce the importance of being proficient with technology as a social work with students.
Conference Presentations: I attended four national conferences this year for a grand total of ten presentations. Topics ranged from teaching with technology to incorporating experiential learning experiences into social work curriculum through service learning, simulation and interprofessional collaboration.
- Social Media and Technology Basics for the Social Work Educator with Drs. Stephen Baldridge & Jimmy Young on 3/30/16– #BPDTX16
- Using Pinterest in Undergraduate Social Work Education – #BPDTX16 with Dr. Lisa Baker on 3/31/16
- Service Learning Labs: Integrating experiential learning across a BSW Curriculum – #BPDTX16 with Dr. Scott Batey on 4/2/16
- Review of #BPDTX16 on 4/9/16
- #SWDE2016 Incorporating Digital & Social Technologies into Social Work Education with Drs. Melanie Sage and Nancy J. Smyth on 4/13/16
- #SWDE2016 Teaching & Learning Professional Social Work Skills w/ Twitter with Dr. Jimmy Young on 4/14/16:
- Review of #SWDE2016 on 5/2/16
- #ESCUNO2016 Annual Conference – 10/12/16 with Dr. Erica Rinker
- #ESCUNO2016 Annual Conference – 10/11/16 with Drs. Laura Debiasi and Sallie Shipman
- #APM16 Day 2 – Learning about Poverty through Interprofessional Simulations with Ms. Allyson Varley on 11/4/16
- #APM16 Day 3 -Incorporating Digital & Social Technologies into Social Work Education Drs. Melanie Sage, Jonthan Singer and Nancy J. Smyth on 11/5/16
- #APM16 Day 4 – A Toolkit for Social and Digital Media Policies in Field Education with Ms. Allison Curington on 11/6/16
That’s it for 2016. Please send me a tweet (@laurelhitchcock) or submit a comment this post if you have an idea for this website. Happy New Year!