- National Association of School Psychologists
- Association of Educational Therapists
- National Council on Measurement in Education
- American Psychological Association
- School Psychology Tools
The wonderful world of technology is making it easier than ever for educational psychologists to engage in professional development. Staying current in the latest developments of the field, conducting research for a challenging case, and even networking with colleagues from across the globe are all at your fingertips. These five online resources could be career changing for all educational psychologists.
National Association of School Psychologists
Becoming a member of the National Association of School Psychologists is one of the best career moves you will ever make. Their website is chock full of journal publications and other resources, opportunities to register for a wide variety of professional development events, assistance with obtaining and maintaining certification, the latest news in educational psychology research and policy, and opportunities to network with fellow educational psychologists. They also offer member discounts for many services and resources.
Association of Educational Therapists
Educational psychologists who specialize in therapy would be wise to bookmark the website for the Association of Educational Therapists (AET). The AET is a professional organization dedicated to the professional development of psychologists and the positive education of parents and educators. The website offers a wide variety of readings and resources. Membership includes invitation to attend both local and nationwide events throughout the year, which are great opportunities to deepen your knowledge and connect with fellow educational psychologists.
National Council on Measurement in Education
One of the primary goals within educational psychology is to establish and maintain quality measurements for assessing student psychological well being, social skills, and academic achievement. If this is an area that you are either particularly interested in or feel the need to brush up on, visit the website for the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). The site offers a large digital library, online discussion boards, and information about attending conferences and other professional development events.
American Psychological Association
Educational psychology is an integral part of the wider psychology field. It is therefore crucial that educational psychologists stay up to date on the latest trends and findings in psychology in general. The best way to do this is by frequently visiting the website for the American Psychological Association (APA), as well as the page for APA Division 15 – Educational Psychology. Maintaining active participation in the APA is a sure way to stay current on your unique role within the psychological community and achieve leadership status within your field.
School Psychology Tools
In this busy day and age, you are not always in front of a computer when you need resources. This is especially true of school psychologists, who often spend their days bouncing from one location to another. Luckily…there’s an APP for that! School Psychology Tools is an app that offers one convenient place to log observations, generate reports, manage all your cases, and look up evidence-based information.
Conferences and other live events are both exciting and incredibly invaluable in terms of professional development. Thanks to these five online resources, you can continue to develop skills, gain knowledge, access resources, and even connect with fellow educational psychologists all year round. You can access them all from the comfort of your home, the convenience of your office, and everywhere in between.