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Portland, OR - February 15-16, 2011

Online Coaching/Training Communications Tool

The Wyoming SPDG has developed an online communications tool that allows Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) staff to contact and track communications with school principals and coaches re trainings, resources, and on-site visits and to collect evaluation information from the schools participating in the SPDG process. The site also allows school principals and coaches to contact WDE and request technical assistance (TA). The site is an efficient way for communicating with individual and multiple schools, for referring TA requests to the proper staff person, and for collecting evaluation feedback from those schools who have received TA.

Target audience: Anyone who has a coaching component to their program(s)

Presenters: Susan Shipley, Project Director, and Susan Wagner , Evaluator, Wyoming SPDG

Online/iPad data collection tools

Measuring implementation and fidelity of implementation; challenges and solutions for data collection and data management using web-based tools including a new iPad tool. To view the app to to the Apple App store under "training and coaching log." Anyone can download the free app but you have to have an account on our system to sync data. Otherwise, the data just stays on your iPad. Please feel free to contact Carlos directly for more information: romero@apexeducation.org

Target Audience
: Implementers and Evaluators

Presenter:
Carlos Romero, Evaluator, New Mexico

RtI Implementation Survey and a Braiding School Initiative Data Audit Tool

Montana will present two tools - RtI Implementation Survey and a Braiding School Initiative Data Audit Tool. The Implementation Survey has been used in identifying where schools and districts are in the process of scaling up RtI in their local areas. Data from the first two years of use may be available. As Montana starts the Braiding of RtI and PBIS, the Data Audit Tool has been designed to assist local sites in reviewing and discussing data in the areas of academic achievement, discipline and special education placement over a three year period.

Jazzed, Razzed or Indifferent? Examining the Outcomes of the RTI Implementation Survey An evaluation conducted on the state-wide RTI initiative [PDF, 2/2011]

Montana's District Data Audit Tool [PDF, 2/2011]. As Montana starts the Braiding of RtI and PBIS, the Data Audit Tool has been designed to assist local sites in reviewing and discussing data in the areas of academic achievement, discipline and special education placement over a three year period.

Montana's RtI Implementation Survey. [PDF, 9/2010] Montana's RtI Implementation Survey has been used in identifying where schools and districts are in the process of scaling up RtI in their local areas.

Target Audience: Participants who have identified RtI or PBIS as one of their SPDG Goals

Presenter:
Susan Bailey Anderson, Director & Nikki Sandve, Project Coordinator, Montana

Program Guide and Implementation Rubric evaluation tools

California SPDG Evaluators Li Walter and Alan Wood will present their Program Guide and Implementation Rubric evaluation tools. This poster session follows up teleconference presentations on January 11 and 12 with an opportunity for in depth discussion of the tools, the process of generating them, and some of the tricks that went into creating an auto-charting electronic version of the Rubric.The tools have a particular focus on adolescent literacy intervention and positive behavior supports.

Early Reading Interventions Academy [ERIA]: A Pathway Towards RtI Program Guide PDF [July 2010, CalStat]. This 16-page booklet, explicitly addresses both implementation and intervention practices to guide  the design of a site-based program.

Early Reading Interventions Academy Implementation (ERIA) Rubric - EXCEL [July 2010, CalStat]. This is  interactive excel template is used by school teams to record their implementation level for 10 key elements. After entering their data teams can generate reports.

     Here is a graphic view of the template: PDF ERIA Implementation Rubric.

Building Effective Schools Together (BEST) through Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) Implementation Rubric EXCEL [July 2010, CalStat]. This interactive excel template is used by school teams to record their implementation level for 10 key elements. After entering their data teams can generate reports.


Target Audience:
Directors and evaluators, as these tools have a role in both program implementation and evaluation.

Presenters: Li Walter and Alan Wood, Evaluators, California SPDG

Electronic Newsletter

Utah is using an electronic newsletter to provide a flow of information to educators. We are scouring the state and country and share with our readers the latest, most useful information and research-evidenced practices (especially SPDG practices!) that will make a positive influence on students with special needs. Examples will be shared with information on how to create similar resources in your state.

Here is the website link to show an example: http://essentialeducator.org/

We have a general interest focus on the home page. There are also a number of categories, two that the SPDG contributes: 1) PBIS and Multi tiered system of Supports (RTI), and 2) Coaching and Induction. Educators can subscribe to one or more of the e-newsletters.

Target Audience:
Project staff who want to provide information to stakeholders on a frequent basis.

Presenter:
Bruce Schroeder, Project Director, and other members of the Utah SPDG team

Instructional Consultation Teams Model and Innovation Adoption Readiness Model [IARM]

Jane and Ed will provide an overview and context of the featured documents below with an emphasis on the I Instructional Consultation Team (ICT) Sustainability Framework. This framework was developed by the IC Leadership Team and implemented with district leadership teams last December. The Framework was intended to serve as a District Planning Tool, guiding the development of prioritized needs, actions and resources relative to Sustaining Effective Instruction through IC Teams. The Implementation Drivers along with the Aligned Services Model were the primary resources utilized and embedded in the overall framework including the components of Sustainability Considerations and Key Indicators. The IC Teams model overview, a well as the PowerPoint and samples of evaluation data used at the December presentation will also be available.

ICT Sustainability Framework. This matrix was developed through the collaborative efforts of: Dr. Todd Gravois, ICAT Resources; Dr. Gene Hall, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Dr. Ed Caffarella, State University of New York at Cortland, and Marva Cleven, Rorie Fitzpatrick, and Jane Splean, Nevada Department of Education.

Training in Instructional Consultation, Assessment and Teaming Overview [PDF, 2007]. Todd Gravois, Edward Gicklin, and Sylvia Rosenfield.

Training in Instructional Consultation, Assessment and Teaming (PPT).
Todd Gravois, Edward Gicklin, and Sylvia Rosenfield.

Aligned Service Delivery System: The Need for Teacher Guided, Goal Directed Service Delivery. Todd Gravois, Ph.D.
Innovation Adoption Readiness Model (IARM).

Target Audience: Appropriate for Directors and/or Evaluators

Presenter:
Jane Splean, Director, and Ed Caffarella, Evaluator, Nevada SPDG
 

Literacy Project  Tools

Scaling Up Evidence-Based Practices Exploration Tool: Assessing Usability of Evidence-based Programs, Practices, or Educational Frameworks Evidence-Based Practices -  This tool is to assist LEA staff in determining if practices they are considering are evidence-based. This has a much broader use and has been developed by our department as part of its partnership with SISEP and is used for PBIS, RTI, literacy, other curricular areas.

Evidence-based High Growth Tool - This tool is used by LEA staff to determine to different levels of support that are needed to successfully implement an evidence-based practice. Again this has much broader applicability than literacy.

Program Mapping Tool - This tool is one that was specially developed for the SPDG aligned literacy project which brings together general and special educators in an LEA as they look comprehensively at their literacy curricula and determine whether they offer a complete continuum of curricula to address all of the literacy needs of all learners, including those with severe disabilities. This tool is used with a PLC of LEAs in our aligned literacy project.

Target Audience: Directors or Coordinators. Evaluators may also be interested, since the tools could assist them in evaluating the implementation of projects at the LEA or SEA level.

Presenter: Marty Smith, Project Director, Minnesota

21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

This Act requires the FCC to establish an advisory committee on video accessibility. I will review the four workgroups charged with addressing technical implementation of the law: Internet protocol based closed captioning; Pass-through of closed captioning and video description; Emergency Information; and Accessibility of user-interfaces. The presentation will also include a brief review of additional legislation concerning Accessible Technology.

Target Audience: Directors & Evaluators

Presenter: David Merves, Evaluator, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Mississippi

Resources:

http://www.nationaltechcenter.org/index.php/2011/01/26/larry-goldberg-named-co-chair-of-fccs-video-programming-and-access-advisory-committee-vpaac/

http://www.nationaltechcenter.org/documents/conf09/policy_perspective_notes.pdf

Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee: http://www.fcc.gov/cib/dro/VPAAC/

Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology- COAT: http://www.coataccess.org/

What the new law does for us- http://www.coataccess.org/node/9776

 

Washington, DC - February 3-4, 2011

Methods & Instrumentation implementing multi-tiered literacy and behavior models

The presentation will highlight the methods and instrumentation employed by NH’s SPDG Leadership Team and evaluators to capture the extent to which the intervention is being implemented with a high degree of fidelity. The primary outcome of the NH RESPONDS initiative is to develop and implement a multi-tiered, braided literacy and behavior support program which result in improved student outcomes in five demonstration school districts across NH. The intent is for the demonstration schools to have a highly developed integrated 3-tier system of literacy and behavior support at the end of the grant period that is aligned to school improvement efforts and supported by district leadership activities.

Capturing Fidelity of Implementation in NH RESPONDS State Personnel Development Grant. [PPT, 2/2011]

Target Audience: Evaulators & Directors

Presenter: Pat Mueller, Evaluator, New Hamphsire and Mississippi, and Coordinator, Vermont

New York S3TAIR Site Validation Protocol

S3TAIR Site Validation Protocol. The NY SPDG's (S3TAIR) [DOC, 2/2011] premise of professional development through partnerships is facilitated by identifying schools/districts with best practices in the areas of Literacy, Positive Behavioral Supports, and Special Education and pairing them with schools/districts that have been identified as in need of improvement or assistance. This dynamic tool has been utilized to: 1) Support the S3TAIR site validation teams in the identification of effective practice schools, and 2) Reflect, assess, and evaluate the current status of effective practice mentor schools and schools in need of improvement, termed “replication schools,” having been paired with a mentor school.

S3TAIR Replication School Protocol for Review of Current Practice Status [DOC, 2/2011].  This document provides an opportunity for S3TAIR Project Replication Schools to review the current status of the practice they will address through the Project. Based on the protocol used by Project site visit teams in determining the validity of nominated practices, the Replication School Protocol presents descriptions of elements of practices that have been determined through research to be correlated with successful implementation and maintenance of evidence based effective practices and in turn in positive outcomes for students with disabilities.

Target Audience: Evaulators & Directors

Presenter: Job Thomas, New York SPDG

IRIS Module—“High Quality Math Instruction: What Teachers Should Know"

The Module is an on-line tool designed to assist teachers in evaluating mathematics curricula and improving their classroom practices. It focuses on aligning teaching to national and state standards and using evidence based classroom practices. This module is the first in a series that is currently being developed and builds on previous modules for literacy that have been well-received. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/math/chalcycle.htm

Target Audience: SPDG Directors and Evaluators

Presenter: David McKay, Evaluation Coordinator, Tennessee SPDG

General and Special Education Teacher Self-Assessment Competency Tool

This presentation describes a tool and accompanying documents, developed with SPDG funds, that is available on the Maryland State Department of Education’s website. The tool is a resource all general and special education teachers use to self-assess their competency to teach students with disabilities. This tool was developed using the InTASC and CEC Standards and is especially helpful to mentors as they work with their mentees to design focused professional development plans.

Stages of Professional Development: A Resource For All Teachers Responsible for the Achievement of Students with Disabilities [DOC, Nov. 2009] Maryland State Department Of Education Division Of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.This document was developed in 2005-2006 to serve as a tool that could be used for self assessment and monitoring a teacher’s growth in implementing instructional practices that are effective with students with disabilities. In addition, the tool can also be used to assist mentors and teachers in the self assessment process and the creation of professional development plans.

Utilization Guide For the Stages of Professional Development [DOC, Nov. 2009, Maryland State Department Of Education Division Of Special Education/Early Intervention Services]. This guide was written to accompany the Stages of Professional Development document.  This tool will help you determine which stage best describes your professional development in the area of meeting the needs of students with disabilities regardless of years of experience or where you teach.

Self-Assessment Form: For the Stages of Professional Development
[DOC, Dec. 2009] Maryland State Department Of Education Division Of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

Target Audience: Directors of Teacher Retention and Professional Development

Presenter: Sharon West, SPDG Director, Maryland and Debi Gartland, Towson University

A Terms of Reference template, Readiness for Change Brief, developed by the SISEP

This session will provide an overview of the national State Readiness for Change Community of Practice, highlighting the functions and benefits for participating State Teams. This CoP provides an opportunity for select states to learn about the implementation science and explore their capacity for investing in the scaling up of an evidence-based practice or innovation.

Terms of Reference [DOC, 2010]. A Terms of Reference (ToR) process that has been utilized by the State Readiness Teams will be shared to offer a process for clarifying and documenting communication protocols and core features and functions of a newly established team. The ToR plays an important role in the PDSA cycle and can be applied to any project. A member of the NC State Implementation Team will share their process, vision and progress in this work that engages SEA staff from both general and special education.

Target Audience: SPDG Directors and Coordinators

Presenters: Jeanna Mullins, TA provider, MSRRC, Angie Cloninger, Region II Literacy Consultant, North Carolina

 

New Orleans, LA - February 8-9, 2011

Online survey management system and seamless survey data compiling software

Learn how Wisconsin is using a specially developed online Enumeration Survey software to seamlessly collect data from individual respondents' keystrokes-to-printer-ready data displays for the purpose of informing the extent of fidelity of implementation within individual special education personnel development grant (SPDG) project sites as well as across multiple SPDG project sites statewide. To learn more about this survey tool contact Jim Frasier at jfrasier@education.wisc.edu

Measuring Fidelity of Implementation Using Internet-Based Enumeration Survey Methodology. [Feb. 2009, Jim Frasier, Ph.D.]

Target Audience: Evaluators & Directors

Presenter: Jim Fraiser, Evaluator, Wisconsin SPDG

On-line Professional Development Center Facilitated Training [PPT]

“Taking the Distance out of Learning through on-line Professional Development PPT," provides a facilitated on-line center which was designed using a district wide needs analysis, current best practices and education reform measures. The purpose of the center is to serve the development needs, and improve the learning of children taught by K-12 teachers of special needs children.

Target Audience: Special education and general education teachers of Special Needs Children.

Presenters: Dr. Beverly L. Downing, Chair School of Education and Principal Investigator, Ms. Renee Scott, Division of Next Generation Professionals, and Ms. Saundra Birch, Technology Specialist for the project

MTSS brief: School-wide Behavioral Support within the Kansas MTSS Framework

The brief describes the way in which schools can align and integrate existing behavioral programs or strategies within the MTSS framework to provide academic and behavioral support to students

Target Audience: SPDG staff, evaluators and professionals in the field working directly with schools to support both teachers and students

Presenter: Kerry Haag, Director, Kansas SPDG

MTSS Self-Correcting Feedback Loop

This graphic represents the manner in which the collaborative teams, the building leadership team, and the district leadership team communicate in order to continually make refinements to the system based on the collection of data, analysis of results, and adjustments made to positively influence student learning and achievement.
The MTSS Framework (Level-by-level)

Target Audience: SPDG staff, evaluators and professionals in the field working directly with schools to support both teachers and students

Presenter: Kerry Haag, Director, Kansas SPDG

MTSS Framework (Level-by-level)

  • Leadership-Professional Development-Empowering Culture
  • Curriculum-Assessment-Instruction
  • Core-Supplemental-Intensive

Target Audience: SPDG staff, evaluators and professionals in the field working directly with schools to support both teachers and students

Presenter: Kerry Haag, Director, Kansas SPDG

Family Facilitator Core Competencies [DRAFT PDF, 2011]

The Louisiana SPDG will present the DRAFT version of Family Facilitator Core Competencies, which were designed to specify the basic skills and knowledge base required for the role of LaSIG Family Facilitator. These competencies are intended to build the knowledge and skills of Family Facilitators to facilitate meaningful family, school, and community engagement.

Target Audience: SPDG Directors

Presenters: Melanie Lemoine, Director, and Monica Ballay, Evaluator, Louisiana SPDG

Methods & Instrumentation implementing multi-tiered literacy and behavior models

The presentation will highlight the methods and instrumentation employed by NH’s SPDG Leadership Team and evaluators to capture the extent to which the intervention is being implemented with a high degree of fidelity. The primary outcome of the NH RESPONDS initiative is to develop and implement a multi-tiered, braided literacy and behavior support program which result in improved student outcomes in five demonstration school districts across NH. The intent is for the demonstration schools to have a highly developed integrated 3-tier system of literacy and behavior support at the end of the grant period that is aligned to school improvement efforts and supported by district leadership activities.

Capturing Fidelity of Implementation in NH RESPONDS State Personnel Development Grant. [PPT, 2/2011]

Target Audience: Evaulators & Directors

Presenter: Pat Mueller, Evaluator, New Hamphsire and Mississippi, and Coordinator, Vermont

21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

This Act requires the FCC to establish an advisory committee on video accessibility. I will review the four workgroups charged with addressing technical implementation of the law: Internet protocol based closed captioning; Pass-through of closed captioning and video description; Emergency Information; and Accessibility of user-interfaces. The presentation will also include a brief review of additional legislation concerning Accessible Technology.

Target Audience: Directors & Evaluators

Presenter: David Merves, Evaluator, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Mississippi

Resources:

http://www.nationaltechcenter.org/index.php/2011/01/26/larry-goldberg-named-co-chair-of-fccs-video-programming-and-access-advisory-committee-vpaac/

http://www.nationaltechcenter.org/documents/conf09/policy_perspective_notes.pdf

Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee: http://www.fcc.gov/cib/dro/VPAAC/

Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology- COAT: http://www.coataccess.org/

What the new law does for us- http://www.coataccess.org/node/9776