2011 SPDG Program Area Meeting: SIG Day

SIG Day - Monday, July 18 (2:30-5:00pm)

Location: Maryland AB

The 2011 OSEP Project Directors' Conference will be held July 18–20, 2011, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. To register or view the call for proposals page go to: https://www.osep-meeting.org/.

To view OSEP's video celebrating the 35th Anniversary of IDEA::http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUn6luZQaXE

SIG Day Presentation Files and Resources

SIG Day Agenda PDF

Program and Deparment Information (PPT) - Jennifer Coffey, Ph.D. SPDG Program Lead, and Audrey Desjarlais, Signetwork Coordinator

SPDG Projects and Parent Training and Information Center Survey Summary 2011 (PDF). This is a summary of the survey responses received from SPDG project Directors regarding the collaboration with PTIs.

2011 SPDG Performance Measures. This is the approved performance measurement list that is effective this year for 2007 grantees and beyond.

2011 SPDG Technology Initiative (PPT) - Audrey Desjarlais, Signetwork Coordinator.

Using iPads for Collecting Implementation and Fidelity of Implementation Data - Carlos Romero, Evaluator, New Mexico SPDG

SPDG Partnerships with the PTIs/CPRCs: Building Relationships and Using Effective Practicies.

The purpose of this networking session is to provide grantees and Regional Parent Technical Assistance representatives an opportunity to learn how other projects and parent organizations are collaborating with another, how they are contracting with one another, learn about effective parent engagement strategies, and share products and resources.

During the speed share session, we’ll ask half the group to remain seated while the other half travels from person to person. Participants will pair up with another state grantee or parent agency representative for five minutes to share information with another. Note cards will be provided to capture notes, and contact information for each speed share segment in case follow-up discussions are desired. We expect to have 6 speed share rounds.

Speed Share Discussion Items
- Introduce yourself (name, state, role).
- Identify the top 1-3 activities your state has been successful with parent engagement.
- Explore how your projects make use of contracts with parent organizations (PTIs/CPRCs).
- Describe the challenges you’ve experienced collaborating with one another.
- Explain how we can build relationships with PTIs and CPRCS. What are the effective practices?
- Describe what kinds of needs assessment you did to develop your collaborative contract and action plan.
- Share product or material links.
- Share strategies for Family Engagement Dissemination.

Communities of Practices: SPDG Day Presentation (PPT, 2011). Cynthia Glimpse, Technical Assistance Coordinator Center.

Formation of and Use of Communities of Practice in New Hampshire (PPT, 2011). Amy Jenks, Director, New Hampshire SPDG.

PLC Discussion: 3-2-1 Handout (DOC). This is the facilitation process participants will use for the PLC small group discussions. We'll ask for volunteers to act as facilitators and note-takers for each group. Note-takers will capture the 3 highlights, 2 questions, and 1 action for each group. The information collected will be used in upcoming PLC sessions.

PLC Topical Discussion Questions (DOC). This is a handout of guiding questions for each topic that was generated by participants to use as part of the 3-2-1 format.

Early Bird on Professional Development Systems - Tuesday, July 19 (7:30am-8:30am)

Location: Maryland A

Some SPDG projects have requested further discussion about professional development systems. Specifically, there is an interest in hearing about what systems look like in various states. If you would like to be part of this discussion, please be prepared to talk about your State's professional development system.

SIG Night - Tuesday, July 19 - (6:00-8:00pm)

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

SIG Night is an annual event for SPDG project personnel, partners and friends to join up for a little socializing at a nearby restaurant.