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Events: Directors' webinar (Webinar)

Topic: Stakeholder Engagement

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Mountain / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Pacific

Presenters
Stephanie Moss(GA PTI)

Kim Hartsell (GA SPDG Evaluator)

Lisa Yencarelli (Arizona Department of Education)

Beth Moore (Florida Department of Education)

Facilitators
Jennifer Coffey
John Lind

Materials/Resources

Kim Hartsell's (GA SPDG Evaluator) presentation

In recent years, there has been an increased focus on meaningfully engaging stakeholders in the design and implementation of activities directed toward improving outcomes for students with disabilities. This presenter will provide a national perspective on how states have successfully engaged stakeholders in activities such as the State Systemic Improvement Plans. Tools that support stakeholder engagement will be discussed and tips for selecting stakeholders will be shared.

Stephanie Moss' (GA PTI) presentation

Collaboration and data sharing between Georgia’s PTI and the Georgia Department of Education have been and continue to be critical to the success of joint initiatives. Learn more about how each organization is working to support ongoing efforts to educate families, to improve graduation rates and to sustain the positive momentum that is occurring in Georgia.

Lisa Yencarelli's (AZ DOE) presentation

An example of how Leading by Convening is successfully used in Arizona to authentically engage stakeholders and develop sustainable solutions. The Rules Committee Community of Practice was established in January 2014 to examine Arizona Special Education State Board 401 rules. To propose rules that are clear, instructive, and aligned to the IDEA, and to provide guidance for implementation. A description of how Arizona used the Leading by Convening blueprint and the tools that were most successful to reach our goal.

Beth Moore's (FL DOE) presentation

Stakeholder engagement is a priority for Florida’s educational system. This presentation will give a brief overview of how Florida’s State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG): Successful Graduates project is an example of the collaborative efforts involved in improving students with disabilities’ graduation rates.

Debra Price-Ellingstad's (FHI360 - TACC) presentation

This presentation will outline the reasoning behind a national, multi-year effort to engage stakeholders in the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Many lessons about stakeholder engagement were learned through this process. This presentation will highlight some of the lessons that are applicable for engaging stakeholders at state and local levels.