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2014 National Meeting: Market Place Presentations

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                                   SESSION ONE:  3:30 – 4:00

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Parent-Teacher Partnerships Informing System Improvements [OH]

Ohio’s Parent-Teacher Partnerships bring together parents of students with disabilities and teachers to learn about effective partnering practices and to provide input for systemic improvement for SPDG districts.  SPDG districts host a series of meetings led by parent & teacher co-facilitators for parents and teachers to discuss key areas and principles for effective home-school partnerships and share their experiences and ideas for school improvement.  The collective input of the group is shared with District Leadership Teams via a locally established communication loop.  This feedback process is sustained over the school year and informs the continuous improvement process in each pilot SPDG district.   

Presenter:           

Barbara Boone, Ph.D., Program Director, Ohio State University, SPDG
     Parent-Teacher Partnerships Coordinator, Ohio

Target Audience: District, building, regional support personnel

System Level:       Regional, district, building

Materials:

Presentation

Parent-Teacher Partnership Model: Learning Together

 

Room: Academy Hall

Moderator: Corinne Weidenthal

 

Incorporating Video Observations in e-Mentoring [KS]

The Kansas Early Career Special Educator Mentoring Initiative collaborates with the New Teacher Center to provide virtual mentoring for educators in their first three years in special education teaching positions. In 2013, video observations of classroom instruction were added to the e-mentoring process through the use of the iPad Mini, Swivl (a “personal cameraman” that tracks the teacher), and Torsh (a secure video sharing app). This session will provide an overview of the observation requirements, process, and outcomes, as well as a demonstration of the technology.

Presenters:          

Julie Wilson, Kansas eMentoring Coordinator, Greenbush Resource
     Center
Amy Gaumer Erickson, Kansas SPDG Evaluator, University of Kansas
Susan Sipe, Kansas TASN Coordination Team, Keystone Learning Services

Target Audience:       State department coordinators, professional development providers, evaluators

System Level:       All levels: state, regional, district, building

Materials:

Presentation

 

Room: Vista A&B

Moderator: Tina Diamond

 

Making Teaching and Learning Visible [MO]

The Missouri SPDG has supported the statewide initiative, Collaborative Work.  With an emphasis on improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities, the Missouri Collaborative Work initiative has embraced the visible learning approach in the statewide system of support. Through the SPDG, professional development materials and methods centered on Visible Learning have been developed, clear implementation expectations set, and a data system for tracking impact and fidelity has been put into place. 

The primary message of Visible Learning is “Know Thy Impact” (Hattie, 2013). Making teaching and learning visible is about educators becoming keenly aware of the impact of their teaching on student learning, teaching students to become keenly aware of their own learning, and forming an educator-student relationship fostering ongoing feedback and assessment of/for learning. 

Presenters:               

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

Target Audience:     Regional consultants providing professional development

System Level:           Classroom-level teaching/learning practices

Materials:

Presentation

 

Room: Balcony B

Moderator: David Guardino

 

Overview of the Oklahoma Tiered Intervention System of Support (OTISS) Intervention Modules [OK]

The OTISS Intervention Modules are designed to assist teachers in selecting interventions linked to assessment results obtained from the OTISS Assessment Modules.

These intervention modules contain:

  •  intervention descriptions,
  •  directions for implementation,
  •  intervention protocols/integrity forms,
  •  some intervention materials, and
  •  video descriptions with an example of the intervention.

Presenters:               

Gary Duhon, Professor, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma
Christa Knight, SPDG Director, Oklahoma State Department of Education,
      Oklahoma

Target Audience:     SPDG directors and staff; as well as site-based or external coaches.

System Level:           State, regional, district, building

 

Materials:

Presentation

 

Room: Balcony C

Moderator:  Susan Weigert

 

Data Visualization For Resource Allocation [TN]

The presentation examines post-needs assessment data visualization tools developed for the TN SPDG that were used to as a resource for state personnel in their coaching and technical assistance with regional professional development providers and LEAs. The presentation discusses the advantages of data visualization for effectively using large amounts of data. Such tools can be an important and efficient asset during the resource allocation decision-making process.

Presenters:                Nathan Travis, Ed S, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Tennessee
David McKay, MAT, Program Evaluator, Tennessee SPDG

Target Audience: SEAs and POs

System Level:           State, regional, and district

Materials:

Presentation

 

Room: Balcony D

Moderator: Shedeh Hajghassemali

 

Dashboards for District-Level Problem Solving [MI]

The MiBLSi Database includes District dashboards that aggregate school-level information for use during problem-solving sessions. The dashboards are designed to streamline data collection and analysis so that teams can spend more time developing meaningful plans to identify celebrations and address areas of need. The dashboards were built to align with a specific set of data analysis questions and action planning steps to help districts continuously improve implementation of MTSS to get improved student outcomes.

Presenter:                 

Julie Morrison, Ph.D., External Evaluator, Michigan’s Integrated Behavior
      and Learning Support Initiative

Target Audience:       District Implementation Teams supporting implementation of MTSS

System Level:           District

Materials:

Presentation

 

Room: Balcony E

Moderator: Grace Zamora Duran

 

SESSION TWO:  4:15 – 4:45

Guidelines for Working with Third-Party Evaluators

The Guidelines for Working with Third-Party Evaluators is written to assist grantees and their OSEP Project Officers in planning for, finding and hiring, and working with third-party evaluators to design, implement, and complete a project evaluation. The document presents a discussion of the benefits, drawbacks, and limitations of using a third-party evaluator and practical guidelines for creating a third-party evaluation scope of work, developing a Request for Proposals, soliciting bids for and contracting with a third-party evaluator, and monitoring and managing the work of the third-party evaluator.

Presenter:               

Jill Lammert, Ph.D., Assistant Project Director, Center to Improve Project Performance, Westat

Target Audience:  OSEP grantees and their Project Officers

System Level:         Project Level

Materials:

Presentation

Guidelines for Working with Third-Party Evaluators

Guidelines, Evaluation Project Management Tools

 

Room:
Academy Hall

Moderator:
Jennifer Coffey

 

Intensive Intervention Fidelity Rubric [AIR]

The DBI fidelity rubric is intended to support monitoring of school-level implementation of data based individualization (DBI), the National Center on Intensive Intervention’s (NCII) approach to intensive intervention. The rubric is aligned with the essential components of DBI and the infrastructure that is necessary for successful implementation in Grades K–6 and describes levels of implementation on a 1–5 scale across identified components, systems features, data and decision-making, intervention, DBI process, and DBI evaluation. It is accompanied by guiding questions that may be used for a self-assessment or structured interview of a school’s leadership team.  During the spring of 2014, the DBI fidelity rubric was piloted within NCII intensive technical assistance sites to identify implementation strengths and challenges and plan future technical assistance.

Presenter:                 

Rebecca Zumeta, PhD, Deputy Director, National Center on Intensive
      Intervention, American Institutes for Research

Target Audience:       School and district level staff implementing intensive intervention.

System Level:           Building

Materials:

Presentation

DBI Implementation Interview

DBI Implementation Rubric

Room: Vista A&B

Moderator: Terry Jackson

 

Systems Coaching: A key component of implementation and sustainability [UT]

Coaching has been demonstrated in research and in practice to have a powerful impact on the implementation of practices. This presentation will outline Utah’s MTSS coaching model with an emphasis on systems coaching. The model includes training, self-assessment, and activity logs that have supported LEAs in their use of systems coaches in their implementation efforts.

Presenter:                 

Devin Healey, EdS, Director, Utah SPDG
Heidi Mucha, PhD, Evaluator, Utah SPDG

Target Audience:     Those implementing or beginning to implement a systems coaching model.

System Level:           State, District

Materials:

Presentation

UTMSS Coaches Self-Assessment

UTMSS Coaching Log

Room: Balcony B

Moderator: Gregory Knollman

 

SPDG Levels of Collaboration Instrument [TACC]

This draft instrument has been developed to measure the types and frequency of collaboration with partners in the provision of TA or PD. The assessment tool is based on Hogue’s and Frey’s collaboration measurement tools. We will discuss some of the current evaluation of collaboration currently being implemented in the TA&D world. The session is meant to be a conversation starter and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the draft tool at their tables and to add their own SPDG examples.

Presenter:                 

Amy Detgen, Project Director, Technical Assistance Coordination Center
      (TACC)

Debra Price-Ellingstad, Ed.D. | Senior Technical Advisor
      Technical Assistance Coordination Center (TACC)

David Merves, Evergreen Evaluation & Consulting, New Hampshire and
      Delaware, other TA&D projects

Target Audience:     SPDG Directors, evaluators and staff

System Level:            National (other SPDG grantees), State, Regional

Materials:

Presentation

SPDG Levels of Collaboration Instrument

 

Room: Balcony C

Moderator: David Guardino

 

Linking Implementation Data to the SPDG’s PD Worksheet [OK]

The Oklahoma Tiered Intervention System of Support (OTISS) is Oklahoma’s tiered intervention system of academic and behavioral supports. OTISS External Coaches utilize a set of tools in the OTISS Coaching Guide as their framework for guiding school teams in the implementation process. Data collected from these tools are reported monthly in state level OTISS Leadership Team meetings. Data from all sites are being aggregated and analyzed and the OK SPDG is in the process of exploring how to link data collected through this process to the SPDG’s Professional Development Worksheet. 

Presenters:               

Christa Knight, OK SPDG Project Director, Oklahoma
Gary Duhon, Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma
Cheryl Leever Huffman, OK SPDG External Evaluator, Oklahoma

Target Audience:     SPDG directors, staff and evaluators; as well as site-based or external coaches attempting to guide and improve intervention implementation fidelity.

System Level:           State, regional, district, building

Materials:

Presentation

 

Room: Balcony D

Moderator:
Corinne Weidenthal

 

Parents as Purveyors: Engaging Stakeholders for Sustainability [NC]

This session will describe how to engage families at all system levels, providing strategies for how to create knowledgeable consumers, who can then lead decision-makers to choices that result in sustainable programs. A toolkit for teachers on how to engage families, and an accompanying resource book, will also be shared.

Presenters:               

Connie Hawkins, Executive Director of the NC Exceptional Children’s
      Assistance Center

Target Audience:     SPDG Directors and staff

System Level:           State, school board, district, building

Materials:

Presentation

 

Room: Balcony E

Moderator:
Susan Weigert