Michigan Occupational Therapy Association


MiOTA - MOTEC Fieldwork Educator Days

MOTEC 2020 Fieldwork Educator Days ImageEvery year MOTEC provides free Fieldwork Educator Days at different locations in Michigan. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all sessions will be held virtually in 2020. Each day is the same program with content related to various fieldwork topics.

Participants receive a certificate for 6 free contact hours of continuing education credit. In January of each year, MOTEC develops new content for the annual program.
November 2020 MOTEC Fieldwork Educator Days Sessions

Administrative Updates
Participants will discuss the local, state, and national impact of COVID-19 on occupational therapy education and practice. Updates will be provided on:  ACOTE standards, the national fieldwork crisis, AOTA education sessions for practitioners, and MiOTA's efforts to keep practitioners informed during the pandemic.

New AOTA Level II Fieldwork Performance Evaluation: Online Platform Introduction
Participants will learn how to access and use the new online-AOTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluation for Level II Fieldwork. An overview of the electronic Formstack platform (screen shots and video demonstration), item descriptions, scoring, and how to save and submit the midterm and final evaluation to the academic program will be provided. Most academic programs will transition to the new online evaluation by January 2021. 

Fieldwork Nuts & Bolts
OT and OTA fieldwork students are the future of our profession. Any clinician, regardless of level of experience, can supervise a Level I Fieldwork student, and practitioners with one year of experience since initial NBCOT certification can supervise Level II Fieldwork students. This session will discuss the benefits of being a fieldwork educator and the tools needed to establish and run a fieldwork program in any type of practice setting.

Collaborative Models
Participants will discuss the benefits of various creative supervision models to address the fieldwork crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic: working with more than one student at time, sharing a student between two part-time OTs, and splitting a student between two areas of practice or two sites. Structuring at two week, 10 week, and 14 week Level II Fieldwork rotation will also be outlined.

Exploring Fieldwork Experiences in Telehealth
As COVID19 has impacted the traditional delivery of occupational therapy services, telehealth has become more popular.  This session will briefly review the current status of telehealth in terms of regulations, reimbursement, platform options, and practice considerations.  We will then focus in on practical ways to integrate students to the telehealth experience.  Whether you are currently practicing telehealth or interested in exploring how it might be used as a future adjunct to your face-to-face therapy, please join us for this timely collaborative discussion.

Benefits of Hosting a Capstone Student
This presentation will identify the doctoral capstone purpose and components, delineate the capstone team member roles, compare and contrast fieldwork to capstone experiences and highlight the benefits to the capstone host site. Several doctoral capstone experience examples will be explored and anticipate time lines will be discussed. Representatives from the three OTD programs in Michigan including Western Michigan University, Concordia University - Ann Arbor, and University of Michigan - Flint will share information about each of their curriculum's research, leadership and capstone preparation-focused coursework. The session will conclude with networking and brainstorming of potential capstone ideas.
MOTEC thanks you for your interest in fieldwork and capstone education!

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