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FOTA Connect: Supporting student success in Fieldwork: Considerations for diverse students
Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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Register for July 17 FOTA CONNECT

Course Title: Supporting student success in Fieldwork: Considerations for diverse students

Course Level: Basic: Introductory Level

Course Speakers & Credentials: Nardia Aldridge, PhD, OTR/L; André Johnson, MOT, COTA/L; Nazarah Williams, MOT, OTR/L; Lakeisha Sanders-Woods, OTR/L

Abstract: Considering the current social and racial climate, it is important for AFWCs to understand the challenges diverse students face for fieldwork placement. Racial concerns with geographical location, accessibility, and cost of living need to be considered, as socioeconomic status and intersectionality of identities pose barriers and can further disadvantage students. This session will focus on reflective analysis of current practices, exploration, and the development of strategies.

 Objectives: 1. Participants will identify geographical, cultural, and safety factors that can impact student fieldwork performance. 2. Participants will discuss strategies to promote diverse students’ success. 3. Participants will create a network of support with whom they may connect to have difficult and courageous conversations about successful fieldwork placements for diverse students.

Course Outline::
I. Definine Diverse StudentsII. Discuss the Benefits of DiversityIII. Understanding the Challenges IV. Identifying Key Factors to Develop Resources for Student SuccessV. Collaborative ApproachesVI. Resources/Best Practices

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