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2014 National Meeting: Poster Session

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Poster Topics and Presenters

Target Audience and Systems Level

Dealing with Project Change: Evaluator’s Perspective [SC]

The SC Gateways SPDG project has made significant changes since being funded in 2010. Adjustments made to the scope of work reflect changes in state needs and priorities. In addition, the project has had changes in state-level personnel, including the recent resignation of the second Project Director. In this presentation, the evaluators will share their experiences with the project’s transformation and discuss the impact of changes on project implementation and evaluation activities. Despite the changes, the SC Gateways project is effectively addressing its original project goals and objectives.

Presenter(s):    

Tammiee Dickenson, Ph.D, Evaluator, Office of Program Evaluation,
      University of South Carolina (USC)
Ashlee Lewis, Ph.D, Evaluator, Office of Program Evaluation, USC
John Payne, Director, Office of Special Education, South Carolina
      Department of Education

Materials:

Poster

Dealing with Project Change: An Evaluator’s Perspective

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Target Audience:

All

Systems Level:

State

 

Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) Self-Assessment [CT]

The Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) Self-Assessment is a tool used by CT’s SPDG to measure the level of implementation of SRBI (CT’s multi-tiered system of support) at the school level. Using a systems approach, the assessment contains 45 indicators across four general areas: (1) System of Instruction, (2) System of Assessment, (3) System of Decision Making, and (4) Leadership. This tool assists external coaches to prioritize and target school and district needs.  New district level reports and electronic version of tool will be shared that have improved the efficiency and reliability of process.

Presenter(s):    

Don Briere, Ph.D, Interim Project Director, CT
Michelle Lebrun-Griffin, Project Coordinator, CT
Rebecca Walker, External Evaluator, Glen Martin Associates, CT SPDG

Materials:

Poster

Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) Self-Assessment

SRBI Self-Assessment Protocol

Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) Assessment Report

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Target Audience:

School Leadership Teams, Technical Assistance Providers

Systems Level:

School, District

 

Improving Teaching & Learning through Missouri Collaborative Work [MO]

The Missouri State Personnel Development Grant is working to improve the consistency and quality of statewide professional development, with the development of training tools, structures, and processes designed to improve classroom-level teaching and learning practices. This poster depicts scope and sequence of professional development content and standardized structure of the training packages designed to support implementation with fidelity.

Presenter(s):    

Ronda Jenson, SPDG consultant, UMKC-Institute for Human Development,
      Director of Research
Pam Williams, SPDG Director, Missouri Department of Elementary &
      Secondary Education, Coordinator
Ginger Henry, Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education,
      Director of Effective Practices
Carla Williams, SPDG consultant, UMKC-Institute for Human Development,
      Research Associate

Materials:

Poster

Observation of HQPD Training and Coaching Materials

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Target Audience:

Regional Consultants

Systems Level:

Classroom

 

Oklahoma Tiered Intervention System of Support (OTISS) Website [OK]

The OTISS Web site provides support to schools in implementing OTISS with fidelity.  It contains resources and tools that assist schools in improving school climate, instructional quality, and student outcomes.

Presenter(s):    

Christa Knight, OK SPDG Project Director
Gary Duhon, Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University
Laura Riffel, Behavior Consultant, Kansas
Cheryl Leever Huffman, OK SPDG External Evaluator

 

Materials:

Poster

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Target Audience:

SPDG directors/staff /evaluators, site-based or external coaches attempting to guide and improve intervention implementation fidelity

Systems Level:

State, regional, district, building

EDU 2.0 [FL]

EDU 2.0 is a learning management system that Florida’s SPDG Strategic Instruction Model™ (SIM) Project has used to efficiently collect information, evaluation data and implementation evidence from teachers attending workshops.  The information is then easily shared with coaches who use individual teacher responses to differentiate the coaching activities. This tool also provides an efficient method of gathering grant evaluation data.

Presenter(s):    

Janice Creneti, B.A., B.S. Assistant SIM Project Manager, Florida
Cindy Medici, Ed.S., SIM Project Manager, Florida

Materials:

Poster

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Target Audience:

Project Managers, Professional Developers, Instructional Coaches, School and District Administrators

Systems Level:

State, district, building

Addressing Rural Personnel Shortages [OR]

Oregon is addressing a critical shortage of qualified speech-language pathologists in its P-12 system, caused mainly by the high percentage of school children living in rural communities as well as Oregon’s unique geographical landscape. Oregon has created partnerships with several universities to offer scholarships to students completing their Master’s degree in speech-language pathology in exchange for 2-5 year service agreements in our schools that demonstrate the most need. Oregon strives to support both traditional and non-traditional students with several “Grow Your Own” strategies that allow members of rural communities to remain in their community while completing the required coursework, allowing them to promptly begin serving their communities upon completion.

Presenter(s):    

Robin Shobe, MS CCC-SLP, Education Specialist II, Office of Learning-
      Student Services, Oregon Department of Education

Materials:

Poster

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Target Audience:

State SPDGs

Systems Level:

State

 

RTI Parent Involvement Survey [ID]

Parallel versions of a parent involvement survey for district RTI leadership teams and parents were developed in 2013 and used with leadership teams in 2014.  The 15-item survey uses a 5-point scale to indicate the frequency at which key aspects are observed in the district/school. Both hard copy and online formats of the surveys have been developed.

Presenter(s):    

Cindy Orr, SPDG Director, MTSS Coordinator, ID State DOE
Cari Murphy, SPDG Evaluator, Director, Idaho Training Clearinghouse &
      Data Coordinator, University of Idaho Ctr on Disabilities & Human
      Development

Materials:

Poster

Response to Intervention (RTI): Parent Involvement District Leadership Team Survey

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Target Audience:

SPDG Directors, District RTI Leadership Teams, SPDG Evaluators

Systems Level:

State, district

 

Introduction to UMTSS Handbook [UT]

This poster session will share Utah’s MTSS handbook. The handbook is intended to introduce MTSS concepts, outline project goals and activities, increase awareness of the UMTSS project, systematize information, cite current research, and refer readers to additional information.

Presenter(s):  

Ann-Michelle Neal, Ed.S, Utah SPDG
Melanie Harris, MS, Utah SPDG

Materials:

Poster

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Target Audience:

Administrators at the district or school level currently implementing MTSS

Systems Level:

State, district

Honeycomb for Home, Learner Profile [MD]

The “Honeycomb for Home” and Learner Profile allows a teacher to seamlessly include families in the instructional process.

The “Honeycomb for Home” requires students to share with family members what learning activities they participated in, as well as designates a “family team member” from each student home who signs off on the honeycomb. The following day, teachers review with students how family members reacted to the learning activities.

The Learner Profile is a questionnaire that students and their family team member fill out. It provides information about a student’s favorite subject, how they prefer to work (individually or in a group), how they learn best etc. There is also a section for the family team member to share their hopes and dreams for their student.

Presenter(s):   Marilyn Muirhead, Ed.D., MD SPDG Project Coordinator
Serene Peterson, Ed.D., MD SPDG Family Support Coordinator

Materials:

Poster

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Target Audience:

Teachers, students, and family

Systems Level:

Building