Using Data for Strategic Scale Up
Effective scale up of SPDG initiatives within states involves effective use of data in planning and continuous improvement. This presentation demonstrates how data-based decisions are used for developing local capacity, implementation sustainability and scale up for a multi-tiered framework program that has been in place during the past eighteen years.
Presenter: Steve Goodman, Ph.D., MIBLSI Director, Michigan
Kim St. Martin, Ph.D., MIBLSI Assistant Director, Michigan
Julie Morrison, Ph.D., MIBLSI External Evaluator, Michigan
System Level: State
Arizona SPDG Coaching: A Gradual Release Model Enhancing Expertise!
This session will highlight the AZSPDG coaching framework and how the system creates sustainability in supporting the success of all teachers. Participants will receive a brief project overview and then dive into the coaching framework, protocols and support systems. What makes this coaching system exceptional? The voice of teachers throughout the process of action planning, data reflection and development of their unique individualized coaching plans. Come learn how to create a comprehensive coaching system that enhances expertise in meeting the needs of all teachers.
Indiana's Fidelity Data: Staying the Course
The Indiana SPDG has used an Implementation Science Framework to support five Indiana districts. This session will discuss the fidelity tools used after Year 1 of implementation and the resulting data.
Presenter: Sandi Cole, Ed.D., Project Director, Indiana
Pathway to Partnering with Parents:
How Collaboration with PTIs and CPRCs Led to a Statewide Parent Network
This session will provide an overview of the collaboration between three separately funded organizations (PTI, CPRC and PaTTAN) that came together to build a single Statewide Parent Network as part of the SPDG work. Maintaining the focus on our desired outcomes while following agreed upon guiding principles has had powerful impact. This presentation will offer the audience insight into how Pennsylvania developed a shared vision and built a framework for success. We will discuss the level of commitment, the partnering protocols, and outcomes.
Presenter: Shatarupa Podder, SPDG Project Director, Pennsylvania
Rebecca Fogle, SPDG Project Coordinator, Pennsylvania
Natalie Sokol, SPDG Project Co-Coordinator, Pennsylvania
System Level: State/Regional
Missouri Model Districts Step-by-Step Implementation Guide
Missouri will share how they developed the Missouri Model Districts (MMD) Step-by-Step Implementation Guide. The purpose of the Missouri Model Districts (MMD) Step-by-Step Guide is to provide direction and recommendations for how to successfully implement MMD work, especially at the district-level. The Step-by-Step is aligned with a blueprint, an implementation checklist, and an implementation practice profile for a bundle of practical, boots-on-the-ground information.
Presenter: Sarah Marten, Ph.D., Project Specialist, Missouri
Ronda Jenson, Ph.D., Project Director, Missouri
Ginger Henry, DESE Director
System Level: District
Scaling and the Functions of a Regional Implementation Team
The role and functions of a regional implementation team will be reviewed. The implications of their functions for scaling effective innovations statewide will be shared and discussed through the use of guiding questions. Participants will review and share examples of creating a regional structure within their state's local context.
Presenter: Caryn Ward
System Level: Regional
The Center to Improve Program and Project Performance (CIPP):
Providing tips and tools to support grantee performance
During this session, grantees will hear about what CIPP does and how the Center supports OSEP and grantees in improving performance. A member of the CIPP team will describe the Centers work with the SPDG program, provide recommendations for developing high-quality project performance measures, offer suggestions for improving annual performance reporting, and share useful resources.
Presenter: Shauna Harps, Ph.D., Senior Study Director, Maryland
System Level: State
Summative Survey of Teacher Perceptions of VTSS
During Spring 2018, school-level personnel were invited to participate in a Perceptions of VTSS Implementation 2013-18 survey to find out how, or if, VTSS has contributed to improving academic and behavioral outcomes for students (including students with disabilities) as well as how, or if, VTSS has influenced the participant in their educator role. The survey instrument and results will be shared. Participants will discuss the implications they perceive from the results as well as offer suggestions to improve the survey instrument.
Presenter: Sharon deFur, Ed.D., Virginia SPDG Evaluator
Amanda Working, Ph.D., Virginia SPDG Data Analyst
Steve Tonelson, Ed.D., Virginia SPDG Evaluator
System Level: State
Systems Approaches for Effective Partnering
The presenter will describe the evolution of Multi-Tiered Family, School, and Community Partnering (FSCP) within the CO-MTSS framework. In this session, the presenter will share promising practices for effective FSCP and considerations for applying tiered logic within FSCP systems and supports (e.g., through problem solving and communication tactics). Tools, resources, and key understandings used across state, district, and school-level applications include emphases on supporting dual capacity-building, connections to implementation science, and comprehensive structures aligned to standards. Examples of teaming within a prevention-based approach will be described.
Presenter: Kim Watchorn, Ed.S., MTSS Specialist, Colorado
System Level: Relevant across levels (can limit if conference presenters request)
|FSCP Guidance Article||FSCP Practice Profile||FSCP Survey|
|FSCP Survey Directions||FSCP Problem-Solving Protocol||FSCP Survey Score Calc|
|FSCP Staff Self-Reflection Tool|
Preschool Specially Designed Instruction and the DEC Recommended Practices
Presenters from Iowa's SPDG will share how we have used our Iowa SDI Framework to align with the DEC Recommended Practices in professional learning and coaching activities with teachers who support young children with disabilities in inclusive settings. Tools and resources used with teachers and coaches will be shared.
Presenter: Betsy Lin, M.Ed., Education Program Consultant, Iowa
Dee Gethmann, M.Ed., Part B-619 State Coordinator, Iowa
Parents Center and State Department Collaboration
Family engagement is crucial to the implementation of effective schoolwide initiatives and has been shown to improve student outcomes. To bridge the gap between home and school, the Oklahoma SPDG has partnered with the Oklahoma Parents Center in a variety of ways. This parternship has taken on many forms over the years, and continues to be a source of support for the goals of the SPDG and for parents and staff in SPDG-supported school sites.
Presenter: Bethan Langlois, M.Ed., Project Coordinator, Oklahoma
Sharon Coppedge Long, Executive Director, Oklahoma Parents Center
System Level: State
Alignment, Implementation, and Educational Excellence
Alignment improves the efficiency of the organization resulting in more sustainable implementation and better student outcomes. Features of alignment and steps for aligning initiatives and supporting systems will be discussed.
Presenter: Steve Goodman, Ph.D., SPDG Director, Michigan
Tips and Tools for Engaging Families from Diverse Cultures
This session will highlight PACER website tools developed through the SPDG grant. Training videos, research literature as well as practice guides and tools are offered for educators and school administrators to build effective home-school communication and promote meaningful family engagement.
Presenter: Loraine Jensen, SPDG Coordintor
System Level: State, Regional, District and Building
Using Practice Profiles to Support Continuous Improvement
The Missouri Model District staff has an online Self-Assessment Practice Profile administered at the district team level. Project staff will share their story about the development of these tools and related resources and reports. The team continues to work iteratively with evaluators and developers to create reporting mechanisms that can guide continuous improvement of the project at different levels through (a) reflection upon current implementation, (b) thoughtful discussion, (c) action planning for improvement, and (d) addressing challenges to implementation of practices. Having experienced the highs and lows, we can share what we have learned from our journey, recounting some potential pitfalls, and even highlighting mistakes that we have made along the way while sharing the floor with others for facilitated group think around shared issues.
Presenter: Sarah Marten, Director, Missouri
Will Faulkner, Flux RME, Evaluation support, Missouri
Jason Altman, TerraLuna Collaborative, Evaluation support, Missouri
System Level: State, District, Building