The Next Steps 2022 Summer Webinar Series is an initiative of the Ad Hoc Committee to Plan Next Steps to Redesign Entry-Level Education for Speech-Language Pathologists which was charged by the ASHA Board of Directors with advancing discussion and planning to redesign entry-level education for speech-language pathologists, including determination of:
The goal of the webinar series is to communicate what ASHA is working on, to solicit input from stakeholders about their perceptions, and to gather ideas and reactions from stakeholders about how entry-level education and lifelong learning for SLPs can be improved.
Webinar attendees (and viewers who access the webinar presentations asynchronously) are being asked to respond to a survey uniquely created for each webinar so that perceptions and ideas can be gathered from stakeholders. Those attending the webinar in real-time will also have an opportunity to join a breakout group discussion that will be recorded and transcribed so that ideas can be collected, and qualitative analyses can be performed.
Two Next Steps webinars on a single topic will be held every Tuesday in June and July (except July 5): the “early” webinar will run from 2:30–4 p.m. PST/5:30–7 p.m. EST and the “later” from 5:30–7 p.m. PST/8:30–10 p.m. EST.
Space is limited so please register in advance.
Please bring your ideas as the committee is keenly interested in finding innovative solutions to some of our longstanding problems!
June 7 - Future of Learning, Work, and Teaching
How can the science of learning and the need to prepare students to work in a diverse society with strong "21st Century" skills inform the future of entry-level education for SLPs?
June 14 - Competency-Based Education
How can competency-based education improve the development and assessment of SLP-specific clinical competencies and other "21st Century" competencies, such as critical thinking and cultural competence?
June 21 – Alternative Educational Models
How can the educational model for preparing SLPs be approached differently to better prepare students for entry-level practice, lifelong learning, and the future of work?
June 28 - Faculty Growth and Sufficiency
How can the professoriate be increased to ensure that there is sufficient faculty capacity to successfully educate speech-language pathology students who are ready to begin working across the full scope of practice and lifespan?
July 12 - Clinical Experiential Learning
How can clinical experiential learning be improved to better prepare speech-language pathology students who are ready to begin working across the full scope of practice and lifespan?
July 19 - Faculty Development
How can faculty prepare to better align their teaching and their program with the future of learning, work, and teaching and with evolving trends in the way education is delivered and speech-language pathology is practiced?
July 26 - Student Diversity
How can a greater diversity of backgrounds, race and ethnicity, and gender identity be brought into and retained in the profession?