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Webinars

Staying up-to-date on the latest assessment developments is what sets you apart—and helps set your students and clients up for success. PAR’s informative webinars are listed below.

October 2020

Title: Introduction to PARiConnect—For New Users

Date: 10/21/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Daniel McFadden, MBA

Description: A real-time tour of PARiConnect, including tips for new users and demonstration of the different administration options. Perfect for new users just getting started. In this session, you will:

  • Learn how to purchase and manage your inventory
  • Understand how to assign assessments by email or in-office
  • Learn how to generate and save reports

Registration link: Register here

Qual level required for attendees: A


Title: PARiConnect Advanced Tips and Tricks—For Experienced Users

Date: 10/22/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Daniel McFadden, MBA

Description: A real-time tour of some of the lesser-known features of PARiConnect, including tips and tricks to help save you time. Designed for users who are already comfortable with the platform, but would like to know more!

  • Learn about the resources currently available
  • Discover time-saving shortcuts and other inside information
  • Understand various settings and options

Registration link: Register here

Qual level required for attendees: A


Title: PAI Plus Training Webinar

Date: 10/29/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Sierra Iwanicki, PhD, and Kevin Lauer, PhD

Description: Join us to learn more about the Personality Assessment Inventory and the updates that are now available in the PAI Plus.

  • Development and overview of the PAI
  • Goals for PAI Plus and new features
  • Live Q&A

Registration link: Register here

Qual level required for attendees: C

November 2020

Title: Digital and Remote Assessments

Date: 11/5/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Sierra Iwanicki, PhD, and Melissa E. Milanak, PhD

Description: Each session will discuss:

  • How to use digital and remote assessments while retaining integrity and security
  • Potential concerns when administering tests via telehealth technologies
  • The performance of paper-and-pencil vs. digital/remote administration of various instruments
  • The benefits of using PARiConnect, our online administration platform
  • And much more!

Registration link: Register here

Qual level required for attendees: S


Title: FAW Administration and Scoring Tips

Date: Wed., 11/11, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Sue Trujillo, MS

Description: Join us while we review the new Feifer Assessment of Writing (FAW) and FAW Administration and Scoring Guide! There will be a live Q&A after the presentation. Topics covered in this session include:

  • Highlights of each section of the FAW Administration and Scoring Guide
  • How to score writing samples for the Executive Working Memory, Expository Writing, and Story Mapping subtests
  • A review of the nuances of scoring the Motor Planning Subtest

Registration link: Register here

Qual level required for attendees: S

Past Webinars

Title: PAI Plus Training Webinar

Date: 8/6/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Sierra Iwanicki, PhD, and Kevin Lauer, PhD

Description: Join us to learn more about the Personality Assessment Inventory and the updates that are coming in the soon-to-be released PAI Plus.

Registration link: Visit partrainingportal.com and log in or create an account to view the presentation.


Title: Trauma and COVID-19: What School Professionals Can Do to Help

Date: 8/13/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Carrie Champ Morera, PsyD, NCSP, LP, and Terri Sisson, EdS

Description: Join us for a timely webinar discussing trauma and COVID-19 and what school professionals can do to help. When children are able to return to the classroom, they, teachers, and school professionals will be facing an unprecedented situation. This webinar seeks to prepare school staff by providing a brief history of trauma, a review of the effects of quarantine on children, and a discussion of what issues staff can expect when children return to school.

Registration link: Visit partrainingportal.com and log in or create an account to view the presentation.


Title: What We Need to Know from Intelligence Tests and How Best to Obtain it: The RIAS-2, Intelligence, and its Assessment

Date: 8/17/2020 10 a.m.–1 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, and Carrie Champ Morera, PsyD, NCSP, LP

Description: A FREE webinar and live Q&A with RIAS-2/RIST-2 coauthor Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, on intelligence testing, equivalency studies, and how best to utilize the RIAS-2/RIST-2 remote and digital options!

After completing this workshop, learners should be able to:

  • Understand the concept of g and its relationship to profile analysis of IQ subscales
  • Define the constructs assessed by the RIAS-2
  • Describe the RIAS-2 development, standardization, and scaling processes
  • Administer and score the RIAS-2 accurately
  • Interpret RIAS-2 scores
  • Understand the importance of complex memory as a component of intellectual assessment and prediction of academic achievement

Registration link: Visit partrainingportal.com and log in or create an account to view the presentation.


Title: Introduction to PARiConnect—For New Users

Date: 8/19/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Daniel McFadden, MBA

Description: A real-time tour of PARiConnect, including tips for new users and demonstration of the different administration options. Perfect for new users just getting started.

Registration link: Visit partrainingportal.com and log in or create an account to view the presentation.


Title: PARiConnect Advanced Tips and Tricks—For Experienced Users

Date: 8/20/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Daniel McFadden, MBA

Description: A real-time tour of some of the lesser-known features of PARiConnect, including tips and tricks to help save you time. Designed for users who are already comfortable with the platform, but would like to know more!

Registration link: Visit partrainingportal.com and log in or create an account to view the presentation.


Title: Digital and Remote Assessments

Date: 9/3/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Sierra Iwanicki, PhD, and Melissa E. Milanak, PhD

Description: Each session will discuss:

  • How to use digital and remote assessments while retaining integrity and security
  • Potential concerns when administering tests via telehealth technologies
  • The performance of paper-and-pencil vs. digital/remote administration of various instruments
  • The benefits of using PARiConnect, our online administration platform
  • And much more!

Registration link: Visit partrainingportal.com and log in or create an account to view the presentation.


Title: PAI Plus Training Webinar

Date: 9/24/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Sierra Iwanicki, PhD, and Kevin Lauer, PhD

Description: Join us to learn more about the Personality Assessment Inventory and the updates that are now available in the PAI Plus.

  • Development and overview of the PAI
  • Goals for PAI Plus and new features
  • Live Q&A

Registration link: Visit partrainingportal.com and log in or create an account to view the presentation.


Title: Introduction to PARiConnect—For New Users

Date: 9/30/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Daniel McFadden, MBA

Description: A real-time tour of PARiConnect, including tips for new users and demonstration of the different administration options. Perfect for new users just getting started. In this session, you will:

  • Learn how to purchase and manage your inventory
  • Understand how to assign assessments by email or in-office
  • Learn how to generate and save reports

Registration link: Visit partrainingportal.com and log in or create an account to view the presentation.


Title: RIAS-2 Remote Administration

Date: 9/30/2020 2–3 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Terri Sisson, EdS

Description: Join us and learn about using the RIAS-2 for remote assessment. In this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the difference between Remote and In-Person e-administration
  • Understand the equivalency of the RIAS-2 when administered face-to-face and remotely
  • Learn administration needs by subtest as well as general administration guidelines
  • Understand how to give the RIAS-2 remotely using videoconferencing software and the whiteboard feature

Registration link: Visit partrainingportal.com and log in or create an account to view the presentation.

Title: Digital and Remote Assessments

Date: 10/1/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Sierra Iwanicki, PhD, and Melissa E. Milanak, PhD

Description: Each session will discuss:

  • How to use digital and remote assessments while retaining integrity and security
  • Potential concerns when administering tests via telehealth technologies
  • The performance of paper-and-pencil vs. digital/remote administration of various instruments
  • The benefits of using PARiConnect, our online administration platform
  • And much more!

Registration link: Register here

Qual level required for attendees: S


Title: PARiConnect Advanced Tips and Tricks—For Experienced Users

Date: 10/2/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Daniel McFadden, MBA

Description: A real-time tour of some of the lesser-known features of PARiConnect, including tips and tricks to help save you time. Designed for users who are already comfortable with the platform, but would like to know more! In this session, you will:

  • Learn about the resources currently available
  • Discover time-saving shortcuts and other inside information
  • Understand various settings and options

Registration link: Register here

Qual level required for attendees: A


Title: Best Practices in Teleassessment

Date: 10/14/2020 11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

Presenter(s): Carrie Champ Morera, PsyD, NCSP, LP, and A. Jordan Wright, PhD, ABAP

Description: Earn 1 hour of NASP CPD credit* at a FREE webinar and live Q&A with Dr. Jordan Wright. He will review and provide insight on teleassessment. After attending this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn best practices in teleassessment, including how to set up the environment, prepare for subtest administration, and complete a demand analysis
  • Understand what equivalency testing means and how it is important in remote test selection
  • Apply general recommendations in the field on remote assessment
  • Understand ethics and considerations when using remote assessment, including how to interpret data
  • Obtain tips for teleassessment, using the RIAS-2 Remote as an example

Participants wishing to receive NASP continuing professional development credit must attend the entire webinar and complete the post-webinar evaluation form. PAR is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to provide continuing education for psychologists. PAR maintains responsibility for the program and its content. PAR’s NASP APS Provider Number is 1051.

Registration link: Register here

Qual level required for attendees: S