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National Meeting: 2016 National Meeting. Market Place Presentations

 

Session: Market Place

College and Career Competency Framework: Translating Research for Multiple Audiences

We can likely agree that intra and interpersonal skills such as self-regulation, self-efficacy, networking and empathy are important for success in-school and post-school, but do you know research-based strategies for improving these competencies in middle and high schools? The College and Career Competency (CCC) Framework (Gaumer Erickson and Noonan, 2012) provides a framework to systematically teach intra and interpersonal competencies with an MTSS, embedding instruction and guided practice in core content and school-wide. Through establishing a strong core of social and emotional competency instruction, we work to support all students in developing these critical competencies. During this session, you will learn about the Framework, in addition to the CCC Wheel, Teacher Guides, Padlets, Questionnaires, and Family Guides to illustrate the development of a common vernacular and development of user-friendly, quality materials with similar information translating for a variety of users. Professional development on the CCC Framework is provided through the SPDG-funded Vermont virtual academy, and on-site professional development is provided through the State Departments of Education in Missouri, Arizona, and Kansas.

Presenters:           Pattie Noonan, PD Provider, VT

                              Amy Gaumer Erickson, PD Provider, VT  

Strand:                  Systems Alignment, Communication and Marketing

System Level:       State

Material Links:     Presentation Slides

                            College and Career Competency Training Framework

Colorado MTSS

This presentation will describe the upcoming Colorado State Personnel Development Grant, entitled Colorado Multi-Tiered System of Supports (CO-MTSS), which will work to integrate evidence-based practice, implementation science, and enabling contexts. We will describe Colorado’s novel vision of MTSS, our 5 essential components, and the 5 major goals of the project in an effort to improve outcomes for all students in Colorado, including those with disabilities.     

Presenters:            Scott Ross, PhD, BCBA-D; Director, Office of Learning Supports, Colorado                                           Department of Education            

Strand:                  Systems Alignment

System Level:       State, Regional, District, Building

Show Me Alignment

The Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education has been working to align a number of projects/initiatives as well as data systems to support effective PD and data-bused decision-making at all levels.  This session will share information about the alignment process and the programs/initiatives/systems being aligned.  Tools and resources will be shared.

Presenters:           Pam Williams, Coordinator, Special Education Services, Missouri                                                    Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

                              Ginger Henry, Director, Special Education Effective Practices, Missouri                                           Department of Elementary & Secondary Education       

Strand:                  Systems Alignment

System Level:       State

Material Links:     Presentation Slides

                               Implementation Graphic

                               MO-MTSS Graphic

                               MTSS Learn Dash Flowchart

                               MTSS Project Plan

                               Statewide Systems of Support

Virtual Coaching: Reflections and Lessons Learned

This presentation will focus on lessons learned from implementation of online coaching in 2015-2016, including reflections on what went well and how the process is being improved for the 2016-2017 year. Coaching in the Idaho SPDG is offered across mediums: face-to-face, phone, and online (virtual). Given the need to reach rural target districts and decrease travel costs and time for coaches, Idaho is in its second year of shifting more and more of the coaching services to a virtual model.

Presenters:           Alayna Gee, MEd, SPDG Director, Idaho

                              Cari Murphy, PhD, SPDG Evaluator, Idaho           

Strand:                  Coaching, Systems Alignment, Working with Administrators/Leadership

System Level:       State, Ditrict, Building

Monitoring Implementation and Impact of Process (Systems) Coaching

Ohio's structure/tools for monitoring development, implementation, and impact of process coaching will be shared and discussed, as well as, a summary of statewide results and how these were used to inform professional learning opportunities.

Presenters:           Susan Wilson, Process Coaching Lead, Ohio

Strand:                  Coaching

System Level:        State

Materials Links:     Presentation Slides

         Monitoring Ohio Coaching Services

Wyoming MTSS Implementation Checklist for Literacy & Behavior

The Wyoming MTSS team has developed an MTSS Implementation Checklist for Literacy and Behavior. The purpose of the checklist is to determine the extent to which school personnel are implementing the core features of school-wide MTSS for both literacy and behavior. District- and building-level teams utilize the checklist at interim points during the year. The checklist is part of a process that encourages discussion and provides guidance and next steps surrounding the four essential components

Presenters:           Jennifer Hiler, SPDG Project Director, WY

                              Bart Lyman, MTSS State Coach, WY

                              Suzy Wagner, Data Driven Enterprises, WY

                              Amy Lance, Data Driven Enterprises, WY

Strand:                  Coaching, Systems Alignment, Working with Administrators/Leadership

System Level:             State

Systems Level Coaching in Utah

Presenters will share the systems coaching model developed in Utah.  The model includes knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for successful coaching.  The presenters will also address the evaluation of coaching by sharing Utah’s Coaching Self-Assessment and Survey of coaches and coaching logs.  We will discuss the barriers and facilitators that we have identified.

Presenters:           Heidi Mucha, PhD, UMTSS Evaluator, Utah

                              Ellie Young, PhD, UMTSS State Team Member and Researcher, Utah

Strand:                  Coaching

System Level:       State, District

Material Links:     DIT-Feedback

                             Survey of Systems Coaches

                             UMTSS Systems Coach Self-Assessment

                        UMTSS Systems Coaching Model

A Statewide Common Formative Assessment System

Missouri has developed learning packages for educators on Common Formative Assessment (CFA) and using the CFA data to drive instructional decision making.  Through a better understanding of this data collection process and the quantification of this assessment data, educators have been trained to use cycles of measurement and assessment to demonstrate what students have learned.  Coaches across the state work with school teams to verify the data cycles are being implemented with fidelity. Lastly, Missouri has developed a system of sharing these data cycle results between the school, their regional professional development center, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Presenters:           Ronda Jenson, Director of Research, University of Missouri, Kansas City

                              Carla Williams, Research Associate, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Strand:                  Coaching, Systems Alignment

System Level:                         State

Teacher Learning Hub: Online Professional Development

Come see how Montana’s MTSS uses the Moodle platform to reach out to all 37 schools in the grant as well as deliver online professional development to teachers all across the state, host online professional learning communities and hold meeting information.  This saves schools districts money and minimizes the time teachers are away from the classroom. We have over 3,500 registered users, reached 275 schools and issued near 10,000 renewal units in one year!

Presenters:           Jessica Bryant, MEd, Online Professional Learning Coordinator, Montana

Strand:                  Coaching, Systems Alignment, Communications and Marketing, Working with                               Administrators/Leadership, Family Engagement

System Level:             State, Regional, District, Building

A statewide Coaching Competency Practice Profile

This presentation will reveal Wisconsin’s proposal for a statewide coaching competency practice profile. This practice profile describes the essential functions that allow a coaching service delivery model to be teachable, learnable, and doable in typical human service settings. It consist of measurable and/or observable, behaviorally based indicators for each essential function and promotes consistency across practitioners at the level of actual service delivery.

Presenters:           Debra Ahrens, SPDG Director, Wisconsin

                              Rachel Fregien, SPDG Coordinator, Wisconsin    

Strand:                  Coaching

System Level:             State, Regional, District, Building

Leveraging Online Modalities to Support Implementation

Face-to face training, while essential, is of limited value in that participation occurs at one moment in time, with one group of individuals and teams.  Online training modules offer a way to supplement trainings and provide far-reaching support to schools in an efficient manner. Attendees will learn how the RIMTSS project is developing and using online modules to effectively support teams at all levels of training and implementation.

Presenters:           Ellen Reinhardt, MA/CAGS, MTSS Training and Technical Assistance                                               Provider, Rhode Island

                              Shannon Dowd-Eagle, Ph.D., Project Coordinator, Rhode Island

                              John Eagle, Ph.D., Project Coordinator, Rhode Island     

Strand:                  Coaching, Working with Administrators/Leadership, Communication and         Marketing, Family Engagement

System Level:       Disrict, Building

Material Links:        Presentation Slides

                               RI MTSS timeline

                               RI MTSS Module Review

Collaborating to Improve Preservice Training in Transition

Learn about an approach to improving how transition knowledge and skills are taught in preservice special education certification programs, part of the New Hampshire Department of Education Next Steps statewide transition initiative.  Transition competencies will be shared along with a continuous improvement process supported by web-accessible tools used for program review and action planning.  Keene State College and Plymouth State University teach transition differently, and use the same program improvement process.

Presenters:           Steve Bigaj, PhD, Assistant Dean, Keene State College, New Hampshire

Strand:                  Coaching, Systems Alignment

System Level:        State, District

Material Links:      Presentation Slides

                              NH Pre-Service Special Education Transition Survey-Pre

                              NSNH Transition Competencies for Preservice Special Education programs

                              TEMPLATE Implementation Levels Summary

                              TEMPLATE Action Plan

                              TEMPLATE Map of action plan to needs assessment results

                        TEMPLATE Transition Competency Needs Assessment

Family Engagement…NH Style

The Next Steps NH initiative (NH’s SPDG) recognizes the importance of authentically engaging parents as a part of improving secondary transitions.  Schools work as equal partners with families on Leadership Teams and engage families in the initial and on-going assessment of their family engagement practices related to secondary transition. This session will discuss the strategies that the NH Parent Information Center has developed for these purposes as well as the overall challenges and successes in achieving SPDG goals

Presenters:           Kimm Phillips MS, Project Director, Parent Information Center, NH      

Strand:                  Family Engagement

System Level:             State, District, Building

Material Links:       Presentation Slides

                             Workshop Brochure

                             Dual Capacity-Building Framework Graphic

       

Coaching Tools That Build Capacity

Presenters will share the systems coaching model developed in Utah.  The model includes knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for successful coaching.  The presenters will also address the evaluation of coaching by sharing Utah’s Coaching Self-Assessment and Survey of coaches and coaching logs.  We will discuss the barriers and facilitators that we have identified.

Presenters:           Natalie Sokol, PaTTAN Consultant, SPDG Project Lead, Pennsylvania    

Strand:                  Coaching

System Level:       State, District, Building

Material Links:     Presentation Slides

                             Classroom Characteristics Self Assessment Accessible

                             Coaching Fidelity Checklist Accessible

                             Coaching Plan Accessible

                             Instructional Observation Tool Accessible

                        PD Application Activity Summary Accessible

Marketing the Results of SPDG Initiatives

InfoGraphics and other marketing tools are useful tools to help celebrate successes internally and to market successes to internal and external partners, as well as potential funders. This session will provide examples of how to use results-based accountability findings to approach and acquire future partners and sponsors.

Presenters:           Brent Garrett, Ph.D., Evaluator, DE, NH, NV, VT

Strand:                  Communication and Marketing

System Level:       State, Regional, District, Building

Material Links:     Presentation Slides

                              DE SPDG - SPEACS Fact Sheet

                              MTSS Evaluation Brief

                              NSNH website status report

                              REACH MS 2011-15 ODR Fact Sheet

                              VT Project Search Qualitative Comments

                   VT VRI Fact Sheet

Linking Communication Protocols

In this Market Place presentation, we will explore how to develop and use a Linking Communication Protocol. We will describe the purpose, how it differs from other communication plans, and provide practical examples of how to develop and use a Linking Communication Protocol. The concept is broad and can be applied across any systems level and focus of work.

Presenters:           Anna Harms, Ph.D., MIBLSI Evaluation and Research Unit Coordinator, MI

                              Julie Q. Morrison, Ph.D., External Evaluator, Michigan and Ohio

Strand:                   Communication and Marketing

System Level: State, Regional, District, Building

Material Links:        Presentation Slides

                                  District Capacity Assessment

                                  District Implementation Team (DIT) Communication Plan