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2014 National Meeting: 10 & 10 Tool Sharing Sessions

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SESSION ONE:  8:45 – 9:05

LOCATION

Observation Checklist for High-Quality Professional Development Training
(HQPD Checklist)

The HQPD Checklist is utilized by many SPDG projects to ensure that trainings are of high quality and address adult learning principles. This session will provide an overview of ways in which the checklist is used for coaching trainers and monitoring the quality of trainings, as well as data visualization examples for sharing the results. Finally, participants will discuss strategies for improving elements that are commonly not observed at trainings.

Presenters:        

Amy Gaumer Erickson, Assistant Research Professor, University of Kansas
    (Evaluator for KS, OR, MO)                     

Pattie Noonan, Associate Research Professor, University of Kansas
    (Evaluator for MO, OR, KS)

Target Audience:  Evaluators, professional development providers

System Level:         State, regional

Materials:

HQPD Checklist

HQPD Checklist Survey

 

Room:
Academy Hall

Moderator:
David Guardino

 

Professional Development Planning Guide for Culturally Responsive Practices: Equitable Classroom Practices Observation Checklist

The planning guide is a resource for planning professional development that builds on a five step process using guiding questions that focuses on meeting teachers’ learning needs in working with diverse learners. 

Equitable Classroom Practices Observation Checklist identifies 27 specific, observable teacher behaviors that reflect culturally responsive teaching through examples.  This tool can be used as self-reflection or by an external observer to become more aware of incorporating such practices. 

Presenters:        

Summer Stewart-Whitmore, Ph.D, Coordinator, Louisiana
Monica Ballay, M.Ed., Evaluator, Louisiana

Target Audience: Teachers, Administrators, and District Supervisors

System Level:         State, regional, and district

Materials:

Equitable Classroom Practices Observation Checklist

Professional Development Planning for Culturally Responsive Practices

Room:
Vista A&B

Moderator:
Tina Diamond

 

Student Data Triangulation Tool

The school-level student data triangulation tool (developed by Joe Stanley Smith Elementary, Carlsbad, NM) is used to support placement decisions for students in the multi-tiered system of supports. It is a form with data rules for progress monitoring, interventions and retention.

Presenter:               

Greg Frostad, MA, MA, MS, Education Administrator, New Mexico

Target Audience: Project Directors: School Administrators

System Level:         Building

Materials:

Student Triangular Data Sheet Grades 2 And 5

Room:
Vista C

Moderator:
Greg Knollman

 


Tools to Foster Effective District Implementation Teams

This session will include discussion and examples of performance assessment tools and data to use with district level implementation teams.

Rationale for the importance of using performance assessments to guide the work will also be shared.

Presenters:             

Cammy Lehr, Ph.D., Education Specialist, Minnesota DOE

 Eric Kloos, Supervisor, Special Education, Minnesota DOE

Target Audience:  Evaluators and TA providers

System Level:         District and Building

Materials:

District Implementation Calendar

Give & Get Table 

Room:
Balcony B

Moderator:
Grace Zamora Duran

 

National Center on Intensive Intervention Data-Based Individualization
Implementation Rubric

The National Center on Intensive Intervention’s DBI Implementation Rubric is intended to support monitoring of school-level implementation of data-based individualization (DBI). The rubric is based on the structure of the Response to Intervention Center’s Integrity Rubric (see www.rti4success.org) and aligned with the essential components of DBI and the infrastructure that is necessary for successful implementation in Grades K–6. It describes levels of implementation on a 1–5 scale across DBI components. It is accompanied by guiding questions that may be used for a self-assessment or structured interview of a school’s DBI leadership team.

Presenter:          

Rebecca Zumeta, Ph.D., Deputy Director, National Center on Intensive
    Intervention, American Institutes for Research

Target Audience:       School teams, TA providers, evaluators

System Level:     Building

Materials:

DBI Implementation Interview

DBI Implementation Rubric

Room:
Balcony C

Moderator:
Shedeh Hajghassemali

 

 

Creating Useful and Used Training Evaluations

This session will provide examples of quality pre/post questions for training evaluations, formative items that address how well trainings have met adult learning needs, and a one-page tool for communicating results from training evaluations. Examples of using this tool to communicate project outcome data will also be shared.

Presenter:          

Brent Garrett, Evaluator for VT, NH, DE, MS

Target Audience:       Evaluators, professional development providers

System Level:     All

Materials:

Standards-Based IEPs Introductory Training Evaluation Summary

Next Steps NH Extended Learning Opportunities Evaluation Fact Sheet

Prevent-Teach-Reinforce Fact Sheet

Room:
Balcony D

Moderator:
Corinne Weidenthal

 

TAP-IT Protocol

TAP-IT stands for Team Analyze Plan Implement Track. This protocol takes implementation teams (IT) at the state, district, and school/classroom levels through a guided process that helps them analyze data, plan actions, implement those actions, and track them.

Presenter:          

K. Lynne Mainzer, Ed. D., Deputy Director, Associate Professor, JHU-CTE,
    Maryland
Mark Trexler, M.Ed., Program Coordinator, JHU-CTE, Maryland
Marilyn Muirhead, Ed. D., SPDG Coordinator, MSDE, Maryland

Target Audience:       Implementation teams at the state, district and school/classroom levels

System Level:     State, district, school/classroom 

Materials:

Tapping Into Data

Room:
Balcony E

Moderator:
Susan Weigert

 

 
 

SESSION TWO:  9:10 – 9:30

LOCATION

Team Functioning Scale

While there has been considerable research on team effectiveness in business, military and healthcare environments, there is a relative scarcity of research that examines characteristics of effective teams within a school. This study focuses on facilitating improvement of school teams with the Team Functioning Scale (TFS), a 17-item scale designed to capture and evaluate overall functioning of a team implementing a school improvement process. The TFS is a reliable and valid scale that measures how individual team members observe team functioning and supports continual improvement in team structure, focus, meaningful communication and shared decision-making, ideally resulting in higher-functioning teams with increased potential for effectiveness. The TFS is sensitive and responsive to change over time, indicating potential as a mechanism for improving teaming practices.

Citation: Gaumer Erickson, A.S., Noonan, P.M., Supon Carter, K., McGurn, L., & Purifoy, E. (in press). The Team Functioning Scale: Evaluating and improving effectiveness of school teams. International Journal of Educational Research.

Presenters:        

Pattie Noonan, Associate Research Professor, University of Kansas
     (Evaluator for MO, OR, KS)

Amy Gaumer Erickson, Assistant Research Professor, University of Kansas
     (Evaluator for KS, OR, MO)

Target Audience:  Education improvement teams, evaluators, professional development providers

System Level:         Building

Materials:

The Team Functioning Scale: Evaluating and Improving Effectiveness of School Teams

Team Functioning Handout

Room:
Academy Hall

Moderator:
David Guardino

 

Observation of High Quality Training & Coaching

This packet contains 2 tools for observing and reporting high quality professional development.  One of the tools focuses on training events and the other tool focuses on coaching interactions.  Both tools are used by the Missouri SPDG as a data source as well as an artifact for structuring feedback to regional consultants providing professional development.

Presenters:             

Ronda Jenson, PhD, Director of Research—UMKC Institute for Human
       Development, MO SPDG consultant

Target Audience:  State Implementation Specialist, Regional Consultants

System Level:     Regional

Materials:

Observation of HQPD Training and Coaching Materials

Room:
Vista A&B

Moderator:
Tina Diamond

 

Institutions of Higher Education Technical Assistance Log

This tool is used to log a variety of activities related to Technical Assistance Coordinators (i.e., specific faculty at a university) providing support to fellow faculty in Colleges of Education related to the implementation of MTSS/RTI into their respective course content. The revised version of this tool also includes a built in self-assessment of coaching/technical assistance fidelity.

Presenter:         

Gary L. Cates, Ph.D., Evaluator, Illinois

Target Audience:       Evaluators and Technical Assistance Coordinators (i.e., coaches) to university faculty

System Level:     University program faculty in Teacher Preparation

Materials:

2013-2014 TA Log

2014-2015 TA Log

Room:
Vista C

Moderator:
Grace Zamora Duran

 

SSIP Infrastructure Analysis Tools

These tools can be used by state staff when completing the infrastructure analysis component of the State Systemic Improvement Plan.  Tools for completing the broad and in-depth analyses will be presented.  In addition, an initiative inventory will be shared to document currently existing state initiatives that can be leveraged in the SSIP.

Presenter:          

Kim Hartsell, SPDG Evaluator, Georgia

Target Audience:   State staff completing Phase I SSIP components

System Level:         State

Materials:

Part B; Infrastructure Analysis Template

Initiative Inventory for the SSIP

SWOT Analysis State Infrastructure

 

Room:
Balcony B

Moderator:
Greg Knollman

 

Massachusetts Tiered System of Supports (MTSS): Self-Assessment

A self-assessment accompanies the MTSS blueprint for schools/districts to use to assess current status in each of the core components in academic and non-academic domains. It helps schools and districts establish priorities, and is used to develop a coherent action plan tailored to meet the individual needs of schools or districts. The self-assessment is flexible enough so that it can be used repeatedly to monitor growth and adjust the action plan.

Presenter:          

Madeline Levine

Target Audience:       School and district teams

System Level:     School and district

Materials:

Massachusetts Tiered System of Supports, Presentation

District Standards and Indicators

Conditions for School Effectiveness

 

Room:
Balcony D

Moderator:
Shedeh Hajghassemali

 

Tier 2 Implementation and Fidelity Tools

These tools (Benchmarks of Quality, Benchmarks of Quality Scoring Guide, Evaluation) were developed to determine the fidelity of implementation of Tier 2 behavioral supports and services. The Tier 2 Benchmarks of Quality is a self-evaluation conducted by the school’s Tier 2 Team and the Tier 2 Evaluation Tool is an external evaluation conducted by grant staff to designate Tier 2 Model Site Status. These tools were adapted from the Tier 1 Benchmarks of Quality, the School Evaluation Tool and the Benchmarks for Advance Tiers created by the PBIS TA Center.

Presenter:          

Hollie Filce, PhD., Director, Mississippi
Selena Merrell, MS, Ed, State Coordinator, Mississippi

Target Audience:       School-based behavior teams and eternal coaches evaluating level and fidelity of implementation of Tier 2 behavioral supports and services

System Level:     District and building

Materials:

Tier 2 Evaluation Tool

Tier 2  Benchmarks of Quality

Tier 2 Benchmarks of Quality Scoring Guide

Room:
Balcony E

Moderator:
Terry Jackson