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SIG Day 2010

SPDG Program Related Events

SIG Day  - The SPDG Program Area Meeting

This year's agenda provides participants an opportunity to join in on  two small group discussions focused on popular PLC topics. Facilitators will guide the conversations using critical questions and the 3-2-1 Reflection Process. To prepare for these conversations we ask that participants review the guiding questions for each topic.

Special thanks go to the following planning committee members who met regularly this spring to develop agenda: Anne Davin (CA); Denise Andreski (FL/MD); Hollie Filce (MS); Jeanna Mullins MSRRC; Jennifer Coffey, OSEP; Jon Dyson (RI); Michael Ferguson (VT); Michele Bloodworth (NM); Pat Gonzalez, OSEP; Susan Bailey Anderson (MT) and Susan Davis (NC).

 

Monday July 19, SIG DAY AGENDA  [2:30-5:00pm ] Download Agenda [WORD]

2:30-3:00       2010 SPDG Program Overview

Jennifer Coffey, Ph.D., OSEP Project Officer and SPDG Program Lead
Audrey Desjarlais, Signetwork Coordinator

SPDG Program Overview PPT
Key Resources Handout

3:00-3:45      3-2-1 Small Group Discussions ROUND ONE

Download Topical Discussion Questions  (includes rounds 1 & 2)

1. Coaching
Facilitator(s): Susan Davis, NC
Leading for Reading: An Introductory Guide for K-3 Reading Coaches PDF. Chapter 1 – Defining the K-3 Coaching process. Center on Instruction [Oct. 2008]
Coaching: A Strategy for Developing Instructional Capacity (PDF format, ~730kb)  In this paper, Barbara Neufeld and Dana Roper describe what coaching is, what coaches do, the kinds of supports that coaches need, and the potential benefits to both educators and students. The paper is co-published by the Annenberg Institute and the Aspen Institute Program on Education. A print copy of this report can be ordered via the web site of the Annenberg Institute

2. Collaboration with Institutes of Higher Education
Facilitator(s): Jeanna Mullins, MSRRC

4.Capacity Building & Restructuring
Facilitator(s): Marty Smith, MN

5. Multi-Tiered Models of Intervention
Facilitator(s): Dianna Carrizales, OR

Tiered Interventions in High Schools: Using Prelimenary 'Lessons Learned' to Guide Ongoing Discussion May 2010. Developed by National Center on Response to Intervention, National High School Center, and Center on Instructions. May 2010.This document provides brief snapshots of how eight schools across the country implemented tiered interventions, including the essential components of RTI.

High School Contextual Factors That Affect Tiered Intervention Implementation [Pages 10-13 of the above document]

6. Scaling Up & Comprehensive Professional Development Approaches
Facilitator(s): Susan Bailey-Anderson, MT

7. Scaling Up & Comprehensive Professional Development Approaches
Facilitator(s): Kerry Haag, KS

8. Collaboration with Partners
Facilitator(s): Beth Steenwyk, MI

9. Technology - Beginner Level
Facilitator(s): Wilma Jozwiak, NY; and Audrey Desjarlais, Signetwork

Webography - An annotated list of resources covering web-based collaboration books, articles, and tools; information on electronic collaboratives, presentations and tutorials; and informatoin on how to keep up on technology.

10. Participatory Elements of Evaluation
Facilitator(s): Carlos Romero, NM

11.  & 12. Evaluation: Measuring Collaboration [Two Tables]
Facilitator(s): Pattie Noonan, MO; Denise Andreski, FL, MD, PA Related Journal Articles and Resources:
Frey B.B., Lohmeier, J.H., Lee S.W., and Tollefson N. (2006).

Measuring Collaboration Among Grant Partners. American Journal of Evaluation 2006; 27; 383

 

3:55-4:40    3-2-1 Small Group Discussions  ROUND TWO

1. Coaching
Facilitator: Lynn Bailey, NC
Leading for Reading: An Introductory Guide for K-3 Reading Coaches PDF. Chapter 1 – Defining the K-3 Coaching process. Center on Instruction [Oct. 2008]
Coaching: A Strategy for Developing Instructional Capacity (PDF format, ~730kb)  In this paper, Barbara Neufeld and Dana Roper describe what coaching is, what coaches do, the kinds of supports that coaches need, and the potential benefits to both educators and students. The paper is co-published by the Annenberg Institute and the Aspen Institute Program on Education. A print copy of this report can be ordered via the web site of the Annenberg Institute.

2. Collaboration with Institutes of Higher Education
Facilitator: Matt Guigno, NY

3. Leadership Development
Facilitator: Janet Sloand, PA

4. Capacity Building and Restructuring
Facilitator: Leslie Pyper, WA

5. Multi-Tiered Models of Intervention
Facilitator: Brent Garrett, KY, TN, NH, MS

6. Scaling Up and Comprehensive PD Approaches
Facilitator: Nikki Sandve, MT

7. Scaling Up and Comprehensive PD Approaches
Facilitator: Pam Williams, MO

8. Collaboration with Partners
Facilitator: Lori Romano, FL

9. Technology – Questions to Consider
Facilitator: David Merves, NH, FL, VT, MS
Webography - An annotated list of resources covering web-based collaboration books, articles, and tools; information on electronic collaboratives, presentations and tutorials; and informatoin on how to keep up on technology.

10. Secondary Literacy
Facilitator: Jeanna Mullins, MSRRC

11. Family Engagement
Facilitator: Hollie Filce, MS

12. RtI
Facilitator: Kathy Cox, IL

 

4:40-5:00   Large Group Report Out

 

Monday, July 19 - SPDG Poster Sessions [ 6:00pm - 8:00pm ]
Title: Training, professional development, and technical assistance: Using an innovative technology to address a critical issue.

Presenters: John A. Green, Kansas SPDG Coordinator, Lori Romano, Florida SPDG Director, and Audrey Desjarlais, Signetwork Coordinator

Description: Audrey will describe the evaluation results of implementing the SPDG technology initiative for one year. The purpose of the initiative was assist SPDG projects to effectively and efficiently use technology to communicate, collaborate, and provide technical assistance and professional development. Lori Romano will provide a demonstration of how Florida is using Wikis to enhance communication and resource sharing on a regional level, and John Green will demonstrate Kansas SPDG’s Secondlife teacher recruitment fair site.

Download PPT SPDG Technology Initiative Results After One year of implementation  [2009-2010]

Guidelines for Hosting Successful Webinars

 

Tuesday, July 20– SPDG Implementation Conversations Early Bird Session [7:30am-8:30am]
Location: McKinley Room

Facilitator: Jennifer Coffey, OSEP

Topic: We’ll continue our discussion from May focused on selecting the appropriate effective practices with the right implementation supports at all levels. 

 

Tuesday, July 20  -  SPDG Evaluators’ Affinity Session [5:15-6:15pm]
Location: McKinley Room

Facilitator: Pat Mueller (NH, MS)

Presenters: Pattie Noonan (MO) and Carlos Romero (NM)

Topic:  Using a systems thinking approach to Evaluation

Description: Pattie & Carlos will begin by presenting what they are doing in their respective states, specifically using the ‘think block’ process. Then Pat Mueller will facilitate a conversation with the group at large. For the last ten minutes Audrey will request feedback from participants on topics to address on Evaluator’s topical events over the next 6 months, and to determine the preferred structure. Do individuals prefer presenter-only with Q&A sessions, or facilitated discussions focused on an article and guiding questions, similar to what was done for measuring collaboration discussion on SIG Day.

Session Materials: Link to the Think and Thrive website: http://biz.thinkandthrive.com/
 
Tiuesday, July 20 - SIG Night [6:30-8:00pm]

SIG Night is an annual event for SPDG project personnel, partners and friends to join up for a little socializing at a nearby restaurant. This year we’ll be honoring Wlima Jozwiak, New York’s SPDG Coordinator, who is retiring this summer.

Location: Ireland’s Four Fields; 3412 Connecticut Ave. NW, Metro Station: Cleveland Park