Each year, the UND Department of Communication & Sciences Disorders partners with Minnesota State University Moorhead to offer a spring symposium.
UND/MSUM Spring Symposium
April 7th and 8th, 2022
Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND
Light refreshments will be served. No outside food or beverages permitted.
Express Suites ($65.95)
4040 11th Ave. S.
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone (701) 757-7000
Mention UND-MSUM Symposium
Canad Inns ($86.40)
1000 South 42nd Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone (701) 772-8404
Mention Group ID#: 20791
Registration will open February 1st.
- $245 for attendees
- $50 for students
Separate registration required for one graduate professional development credit, for an additional $50.
Event Credit Registration
Effective SLP Practice for 21st Century Learners has been approved for Graduate Professional Development credit through the University of North Dakota and is available for online credit registration. Credit registrations are not complete until payment is received.
- UND Session ID: 22.1305, April 7-8, 2022
- Learning Event Opened: January 18, 2022
- Learning Event Credit Registration will close: April 15, 2022
- Click on the name of the Learning Event
- Choose Available Session
- If the learning event offers multiple choices for credit, please scroll down to find the amount credits you are applying for.
- If a coupon code is required, please type in the code. (Do not copy/paste the code.)
- Click Register.
- Either Continue Shopping or Sign In.
- Sign In or Create a Profile
- If you are a returning customer, Sign In.
- If you are a new customer, Create Profile.
There is a $25 late fee after the course has closed for registration.
S/U and Letter grading option.
All grades for Graduate Professional Development Credit are recorded on an official transcript at the University of North Dakota. You will receive an email confirmation of your learning event completion and instructions for ordering transcripts. For questions or concerns regarding the status of your grade, please contact the Office of Extended Learning at 701-777-0488 or email educators@UND.edu.
- A preliminary roster will be emailed approximately two weeks before the end of the learning event. This roster will provide you with a list of educators who have registered for credit. Please remind educators who have not signed up for credit to register as soon as possible.
- A final grade sheet and roster will be emailed to you from educators@UND.edu at the end of the credit registration period. Instructions for the return of the grade sheet will be included in the email.
Thursday, April 7
On Thursday, April 7th, Amy Zamzo, OT and Heidi Kalina, SLP will be presenting on Understanding 21st Century Learners and Strategies to Teach Them. The latest research in child development shows that many children who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills” -the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Children of the 21st century bring many challenging behaviors to the table for parents, teachers, and professionals.
- Amy Zamzo is an Occupational Therapist and Autism Consultant that has spent her 20-year career empowering and guiding children, parents and other professionals. She is dedicated to providing the necessary strategies, supports, and compassion needed to help all individuals be the best possible version of themselves. Her goal is to help all her clients become happy, independent, contributing members of society.
- Heidi Kalina is a Speech-Language Pathologist and has worked in public schools since 1998. During her career, she has provided services to children from birth to 21 years of age. She has seen the rewards of fostering independence in students with communication disorders and is excited to share these successes and strategies.
Friday, April 8
On Friday, April 8th, the conference attendees will choose one session for the morning and one for the afternoon. Dr. Sarah Robinson will speak on the teaching of vocabulary through her two presentations. In the morning session, the title of the presentation is Core Vocabulary: Not Just for AAC Users, followed by the afternoon session entitled Beyond tier II vocabulary: Which Words to Teach and How.
- Dr. Sarah Robinson is a faculty member at the University of North Dakota Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. She has been a professor at the university for over 13 years. A focus of her interest and research is the acquisition of child language and literacy skills.
- The alternative choice for Friday morning or afternoon is to participate in a Literacy Make-and-Take session with the staff from the Anne Carlsen Center. All of the participants will be making therapy materials that are related to specific literacy selections, visual schedules, core vocabulary boards, and more.
Sponsored by the Faculties of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Dakota and the Department of Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences at Minnesota State University-Moorhead.