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  • 1.  Suggestions for final seminar

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hi all,
    We are wrapping up our final field seminar and I'm wondering what types of activities you do in your last seminar?  I want to do the normal processing of their field and program experience.  However, I was also thinking of some fun activities we could do for some possible prizes?

    Thank you in advance

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    Penny McQuinn
    Field Director/Lecturer
    SUNY Plattsburgh
    Plattsburgh NY
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  • 2.  RE: Suggestions for final seminar

    Posted 5 days ago
    Hi,

    I have done 2 different activities that have gone over really well with my field students.  My go to one does require you to take a class photo. I typically do this during SW month and post it on our school social media page. Then for the last class I will print enough copies of the photo for each students to get their own, making sure to leave a large white boarder around the photo. I then have them write their names on the top and then pass out markers and have the students do a round robin asking them to write a strength for each classmate.  In the end everyone walks away with a nice picture with uplifting comments.  They are often surprised by what their classmates write and it leads to nice closing conversation about self care and strengths.

    The other option is one that I did when we had been online due to COVID.  I did a virtual award ceremony. I recognized each student in class for a strength I saw in them and even sent them certificates.  I tried to make it fun with an interactive PP and would describe the award and the winner and the class would be calling out who they thought the winner would be.

    Hope this helps!
    Sarah

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    Sarah Brown
    Director of Field and Professional Education
    Monmouth University School of Social Work
    Long Branch NJ
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  • 3.  RE: Suggestions for final seminar

    Posted 5 days ago
    I my field seminar class, I had each student write an affirmation note for each person in the class.  I provided index cards for the students to write on.  I thought it would be a short activity, but it lasted for over an hour.  The students enjoyed this activity.

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    Cynthia Peters
    Manager of Field Education
    Arizona State University School of Social Work
    Phoenix AZ
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