Each student will schedule a video conference with the instructor. You may schedule this via Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangout, or a modality of your choice (depending on the options available to your instructor) that includes both video and audio. The conference will be approximately 15 minutes. This conference allows you to begin building the skills you will need in using supervision during your future field experiences and throughout your social work career.
Students are to create an agenda and resume for the meeting. Students should consider the following items in their agenda:
Your educational goals
Your strengths and challenges
Your motivation for pursuing social work as a profession
Your motivation for pursuing education in an online format
Any questions or clarification you have on class assignments
Your educational style
Your preferred mode of communication
3 ways the instructor can support you in achieving your goals
Anything else you feel will contribute to your learning!
Hereâ€™s a little bit about me that might be helpful
I believe the social work profession will give me the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and work towards hispanic children, families and multidimensional collaborative change. My goal of working in this field is to empower, advocate, motivate, connect, and encourage resilience. To challenge stereotypes and avoid fallacies. As well as fighting discrimination, oppression and injustice, no matter the form. In this field, I get to be a voice for all who cannot advocate for themselves. Making this world a better place one person at a time, is worth it. My main goal is to be a certified clinical social worker
My inspiration to study to become a social worker stemmed from my experience working as a substitute teacher and paraprofessional. Observing, addressing and helping children deal with the problems they encountered on a daily basis, such as bullying, parental abuse or lack of support, developed a desire to reach out and provide guidance, support and assistance. On December 2018, I got my Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Special Education. After a year of full-time work at Brownsville BISD, I realized that a social worker could make a significant positive impact and a difference in the lives of children. It made me realize that there are many intrinsic, unnoticed or undervalued gifts that many of us take for granted, such as parental involvement, assistance, caring and friendship.
I look forward to the online courses that will give me tools and prepare me for professional practice in culturally diverse settings and valuable skills that I can use to better the entire community I am part of .