Here’s another #jsgroupie Susan Robbins with SW Rockstar @socworkpodcast #2014APM
Live from #2014APM! CSWE’s Tech in Social Work as Told in Tweets
by Pat Shelly @UBSSW
I recently had the pleasure of attending the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 60th Annual Program Meeting (APM) – one of the largest conferences for social work educators. (CSWE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education – BSW and MSW – in the U.S., and sets the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) for all social work schools).
At the APM, there are 40 tracks which attendees can follow throughout the four days of events. Track topics range from Addictions, African Americans and the African Diaspora, or International Issues to Technology in Social Work, Values and Ethics, or Violence Against Women and Their Children.
Dr. Jimmy Young presenting in SW and social media. @JimmySW #2014APM pic.twitter.com/l1LlpwBJio
This post is an idiosyncratic report on the “Technology in Social Work” track at the conference, using selected tweets from #2014APM archive compiled by Jonathan Singer (founder of the Social Work Podcast and often referred to as a “social work rock star”). All images and tweets are from this archive.
Rock Star status of Jonathan Singer duly noted by our own Dean of the School of Social Work.
While today’s post is longer than most, the knowledge gleaned from this conference requires due consideration.
May the following 2 dozen tweets engage you!
Reminder: Official APM hashtag is #2014APM
The 2014 APM was held October 23-26 in Tampa, Florida:
#2014APM not too shabby, Tampa.
I’ll be here @CSocialWorkEd #2014APM for 4 days – soaking up #SocialMedia tips – and noshing @UBSSW famous Chicken Wing Reception!
Meeting our professional development goals can be downright enjoyable at times.
Varieties of #2014APM Tweets
Breaking news was shared:
Big news for social work in PA! We will have BSW licensure. Signed into law yesterday! http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0807 … #2014APM
Or pertinent social media events:
Since this is a big week for social work educators, this Sunday we will have a #2014APM themed Twitter Chat. Trust me, don’t miss it.
Often there was a shout out to colleagues:
I adore my #2014APM techie social work people! @njsmyth @laurelhitchcock @socworkpodcast @JimmySW @lauranissen @samteixeira10 + thx!
Some great quotes:
No feminist by nature of being a feminist does anything by herself. It is the work of the collective us. -Dr. Noel Busch-Armendariz #2014APM
Michael Spencer: Successful revolution is a reconciliation w/ yesterday’s enemies after the social change This is truly a new society. #2014APM
Or very good advice:
Public service announcement-if you have to reduce the font to 12pt on your PowerPoint, you might have too much text #2014APM
May all conference presenters take this to heart!
The Best Tweets Informed Me
The ones I find most interesting captured content or offered information. This is from the opening ceremony:
We prepare 100,000 students and 40,000 #socialwork graduates each yr who will change the world – Darla Coffey #CSWE Pres. #2014APM
Resources are shared:
Read Affilia’s first Distinguished Feminist Scholarship winner free! #2014APM http://ow.ly/Dgwpa
And of course, there are many many photos:
Technology in Social Work
Here are my selected tweets that reflect some of the Tech in SW track:
Great think tank ab SWK ethics & tech this AM! More questions than answers. We need more convos ab competent SWK tech skills. #2014APM
Starting with Engaging Students in Online Learning #2014APM http://buff.ly/1DCgCk7 now in room 10
Twitter chat lingo. #2014APM @becky_anthony @laurelhitchcock @njsmyth
Are there ethical/competency issues with social workers NOT understanding social media? #2014APM @njsmyth @laurelhitchcock
@socialworkstevo Yes! Our clients & communities are using it so SWKers need to at least know about social media. njsmyth #2014APM
Those of us at Lilly Hall @SmithCollege are following @CSWE #2014APM via @twitter ! It’s almost like being in Tampa–minus the sunshine!2:02 PM – 24 Oct 2014 Northampton, MA, United States
Great roundtable on Twitter today by @becky_anthony & @bobbielle! I walked away w/ some great ideas & new colleagues. #2014APM
This next session was the most pertinent presentation for me (and they had one of the spiffiest-looking tweets!), as our school is in the process of developing a comprehensive social media policy for all our members: students, field educators, faculty and staff.
I look forward to seeing an article authored by Karpman and Drisko on “best social media policies for schools of social work”:
Social work schools & social media policies? Profs. Karpman & Drisko have it covered. 8:30am 10/25 #2014APM http://ow.ly/i/7l9FE
Great discussions of technology in SW education at the #CSWE #2014APM. So many exciting developments from such creative educators!
Come see my son present today at #2014APM. He’s 3rd gen social worker, bsw student! 1:45 mtg rm 12.
I require all of my students to have a public Twitter account and participate in chats. #2014APM #CSWEsm
You can use Twitter to connect students and profs all in similar courses ( i.e. Intro to Social Work) all over the world. #2014APM #CSWESM
I’ve been off my twitter game-running all around at #2014APM
The very last events of #2014APM included the Technology in Social Work Track gathering:
Catching the last part of the technology and social work track mtg (after the human rights committee I just left)–28 people!
Here is Dean Smyth’s last Tampa photo:
And many thanks to our archivist:
Jonathan Singer @socworkpodcast ·
Did you miss
#2014APM Council on #SocialWork Ed conference? I’ve archived the tweets for you! https://storify.com/socworkpodcast/council-on-social-work-education … @SocialWorkEd @2014APM
Was this overview of the conference through a social media lens helpful? Did the tweets help you with what’s current in the field of technology in social work? Tell us your thoughts!
Reblogged this on Stuck on Social Work and commented:
Twitter is becoming an amazing tool for social work and other mental health practitioners (myself included). This is a great example of how it can be used.
Thanks, Sean, Twitter is certainly versatile – And thank you for the reblog!