National Meeting: 2017 SPDG National Mtg: Consultancy Protocol

Missouri's District-level Initiative: Scaling up without Spinning Out

Missouri scaled up the SPDG initiative from building-level to district-level. The dilemma is scaling up the Missouri Model Districts initiative while maintaining communication among the statewide system of support, as well as fidelity to the goals of the initiative.

Presenter:            Sarah Marten
                              Ronda Jenson
                              Ginger Henry


Developing an Integrated Communications Plan

Learning Targets: How to develop an Integrated Communications Plan. How to turn school leaders into experts. How to use data to drive communications

Presenter:             Carole Carr, Communications and Visibility Specialist,
                                             Georgia Department of Education
                               Karen Suddeth, SPDG Project Director -
                                             Georgia's Tiered System of Supports for Students
                                             Georgia Department of Education

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Georgia's Tiered System of Supports for Students Integrated Communications Plan


Scaffolding Districts from Enrollment through Exploration

Florida SPDG's current process for guiding districts to develop a District Implementation Team (DIT) and conduct the exploration stage of implementation seems to overwhelm some of them. How do we provide enough scaffolding to support them in effective exploration while being sensitive to their limited time and resources?

Presenter:                Janice Creneti, Assistant Project Manager, Strategic Instruction Model, Florida
                                  Kimberly Swan, Learning and Development Project Facilitator: Check & Connect, Florida


Oh The Issues with Fidelity!

Due to the low staff numbers in small districts, the fidelity tools and practices currently in place have become burdensome to our LEA partners. We are seeking input about alternative feasible measures of fidelity we could adopt for a project of this size.

Presenter:             Paula Crawford, Ed.D.
                               Beth Gilchrist, M.Ed.
                               Melanie, Sharpe, M.Ed.


Translating DBDM Skills to District and State Decision Making

State and district teams are faced with complex problems that require a systems-view that involves leveraging different perspectives and the use of various tools flexibly. Essential to a good data-based decision making culture for teams is the application of a problem identification and problem analysis process. When a problem, such as low implementation of PBIS at many sites is analyzed adequately by a district or state team, a plan of action can become immediately transparent. However, to adequately analyze data at a state or district level, data sources and analytic frames can be quite difference from those used at a school level. The dilemma is how to build the capacity of district and state leaders, who may have been excellent at analyzing student or classroom challenges, to translate those skills to a higher systems level.

Presenter:             Andrew Schaper, Ph.D., MTSS Research & Evaluation Coordinator, Colorado
                               Sean Taylor, MTSS Specialist, Colorado


Aligning Systems & Ensuring Access to Intensive Support

How do you speak about the relationship between multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and special education? What does that mean for an individual child with a disability in practice? In this session, the presenter addresses the question of how MTSS and special education services are structured to ensure that students with disabilities are able to access supports aligned with their needs, including the most intensive intervention.

Presenter:             Teri Marx, Senior Researcher, National Center on Intensive Intervention


Liberating Progress Monitoring Outcome Data

Progress monitoring, while offering the data most sensitive to specific interventions, is generally the most difficult data to obtain and analyze. Schools, and even teachers within the same schools, may use different tools. Data collection schedules vary across teachers and schools. How do we best capture, analyze, and report on progress monitoring data?

Presenter:              Brent Garrett, SPDG Evaluator - Garrett Consulting, LLC
                               Jocelyn Cooledge, SPDG Evaluator - Center Street Consulting