I hope that you are all doing well and excited to start going through the process for this class. we still have a lot of unknowns as we get start this semester. Just know I will communicate with you what the plan is and be supportive of making sure that everybody can successful and have the most engaging learning activities we can. Just a reminder that we are meeting via zoom this week, the link on the main course page. Also, please remember that if you would like to receive these weekly emails somewhere else, you can email me or fill out the Google Form https://forms.gle/gnSt3nxqsfaTebg17
Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn
Week 02 for Theories of Practice II is all about understanding the format of the class, reviewing the syllabus, and generally getting started for the semester. Theories of Practice II premise is connecting philosophies of practice for working with therapeutic and task groups, as well as with families.
The agenda for this week is as follows:
- Initial activity
- Discuss class
- Review syllabus
You are encouraged to check out the 2022 Spring SOWK 487 Course Syllabus.
During many of the classes this semester, you will sometimes need things for our group activities. I generally provide these if we are in person, but if we aren’t will modify the activity so we can do it online. In general, as I have facilitated this class over the years, it has always been in person. For the first couple of weeks at least, we will be online only. It is my hope to be in person when we can. Because this is a groups class, it has always been my goal to provide you with activities that you could in the future implement with groups of your own. My intention is to try to adapt as many of these to an online format and then talk about how you could facilitate them in person. Each week in this email, if there are things you need, I will list them here. If you are unable to obtain any of the items, it is ok. They should not be expensive items, but I don’t want these activities to make anybody feel like it is a strain. Please do not worry if you do not get the items (or even forget), but I hope it is useful. This week, the only thing you need is
- Some M&M’s. Generally, any candies or items that are red, green, yellow, orange, brown, and blue. Furthermore, a partial package will serve our purpose.
The presentation slides can be viewed through Notist on my website, where you can download them and follow along during class. SOWK 487 Week 02 - Introduction to Theories of Practice II
A-01: Class Engagement and Attendance
- A-01: Class Attendance and Engagement Attend class
- Read the course syllabus and note any questions you might have