Educator Resources

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Here are some of our favorite educator resources.

#MacroSW Syllabus

The #MacroSW Syllabus is an open source document created by #MacroSW Chat Partners that enables macro social work practitioners to share community practice resources. It is a free resource whose aim is to gather resources for students and professionals who are engaging in macro practice. Each section contains links to relevant #MacroSW chat archives compiled by #MacroSW chat partner Pat Shelly and University at Buffalo School of Social Work graduate assistants Emily Hammer (MSW ’18) and Corinne Fiegl (MSW expected in May 2020). We encourage you to share the 
syllabus link
 with other macro social workers via email, social networking account or through other forms of media. When sharing through social networking sites, such as twitter, please use the hashtag #MacroSW.

CSWE Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Macro Social Work Practice:
Council on Social Work Education (2015).  In addition to good descriptions of what macro practice is, the guide includes a competencies-based education framework, resources, readings, field and classroom exercises. Free.

#MacroSW Partners Provide Comments for Draft Technology Standards in Social Work Practice

Since we believe in leveraging technology in social work practice our comments on the draft technology standards, developed jointly by the National Association of Social Workers, Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and the Clinical Social Work Association, and accompanying Twitter chat to solicit collaboration about these standards is meant to shed light on the challenges and opportunities we face as social workers in using technology in many facets of our work. You’ll find here real-world experience and pointed critique in our feedback and discussion in the hope to improve this guidance for the profession.

Review our submitted comments and chat transcript.

Review the transcript from the July 20, 2017 chat about Technology Standard’s Impact in Social Work with Dr. Allan Barsky.

How to use #MacroSW in the Classroom

Using #MacroSW in the Classroom by Chat Partner Laurel Iverson Hitchcock

Hitchcock, L. & Young, J. (2016). Tweet, Tweet!: Using Live Twitter Chats in Social Work Education. Social Work Education, (35)

This article focuses on the use of Twitter and how it can be used to help students develop professional social work skills through live chats. An overview of the literature on Twitter in education is provided along with a discussion on New Media Literacies. A description of a live Twitter chat assignment with social work students is provided along with results from a survey assessing learning outcomes from the experience. Implications for social work education and suggestions for future research are also provided.


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