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2019 SPDG National Meeting Breakout 15+15 Session 2

15 + 15
SPDG Caffeine from the Field
Served with Half and Half

Session 2

Using Outcome Harvesting Summative Evaluation Techniques

Outcome Harvesting is a method that enables evaluators, grant makers, and managers to identify, formulate, verify, and make sense of outcomes. Unlike some evaluation methods, Outcome Harvesting does not measure progress towards predetermined outcomes or objectives, but rather collects evidence of what has been achieved, and works backward to determine whether and how the project or intervention contributed to the change. Outcome Harvesting can be a useful monitoring and evaluation tool for the right situations including when outcomes, rather than activities, are the critical focus. For this reason, SPDG staff interested in measuring both intended and unintended outcomes would benefit from adding this tool to their toolbox before they complete their final project year.

Presenter:          Jason Torres Altman, Evaluator, TerraLuna Collaborative

System Level:    State

Individualized Learning Plan

High-quality selection practices include designing an Individualized Learning Plan that is based in part, on information gained from the selection process but is also based on the existing knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences of selected staff. The tool that will be shared is an Individualized Learning Plan. Its components would remain consistent; however, its contents would be individualized based on the needs of staff who will be supported by the plan.

Presenter:          Kim St. Martin, Ph.D., MIBLSI Assistant Director

System Level:    State

The Latest and Greatest: FREE Resources from the National Center on Intensive Intervention

This session will introduce you to 15 essential resources available from the National Center on Intensive Intervention. For each resource we will highlight the who, what, why, and how related to its use.

Presenter:           Teri A. Marx, Ph.D., American Institutes for Research
                             Tools and Resources

System Level:    State, Regional, District, Building

Using the RACI model to enhance follow through

The follow through on responsibilities for district team members has been inconsistent. To address this issue we are adapting the Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed (RACI template) to engender public acknowledgement of, and commitment to fulfill roles and responsibilities.

Presenter:          Peg Sullivan, Director, FL SPDG

System Level:    District

MTSS PBIS Advanced Tier External Evaluation

This session will focus on fidelity instruments created to externally evaluate MTSS PBIS Tier 2 and Tier 3 implementation. These instruments are based on the PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory instrument. The purpose of the instruments is to inform schools, project leadership, and evaluators on the fidelity of PBIS implementation of the advanced Tiers. The results are also used to determine Model Site status. Once identified, Model Sites host other schools from across the state to share systems and products.

Presenter:          Selina Merrell, M.S. Ed, Program Director

System Level:    Building/District

So You Finished Your Professional Learning Series. Now What?

In this session, we will review the AZSPDG Creating a Sustainability Plan tool which is used as school sites progress through the professional learning series and plan for sustainability. The tool supports building leadership teams in processing how they will continue their implementation of systems change to include ongoing professional learning for staff and parents, continued coaching supports, data collection efforts, action planning and communication protocols for teams.

Presenter:          Tracey Sridharan, Director AZ SPDG
                            Stacy Riccio, Project Coordinator AZ SPDG

System Level:    Building

Participant's Memo for Training Events

The Participant's Memo provides basic training information, funding sources, expectations & preparations for participation, content coverage, and an indepth narrative about the consultant's creditials, including a photo. The tool is provided to participants several weeks prior to the training event. 

Presenter:           Theresa Farmer, M.A., SPDG Director, Alabama

System Level:    State

Using EWS Data to Influence Change

The goal of The Middle School Success: The Path to Graduation (PA-SPDG) is to decrease risk factors that are related to dropout of students with EBD.  The grant focuses on evidence-based interventions that target academic, behavior and secondary transition supports. The purpose of this session is to share tools utilized to examine middle school Early Warning System data. These data inform an LEA's action plan that impacts student-level and systems-level change

Presenter:          Tracy Ficca, MEd,  Educational Consultant, Pennsylvania
                            Jacki Lyster, MEd,  Educational Consultant, Pennsylvania

System Level:    State, District, Building

Creating Time for Data-Driven Direct Instruction in Balanced Literacy Schools

Many schools utilize a balanced literacy approach with limited integration of data-driven, direct instruction.  This presentation will focus on the use of tools to bridge the gap for these schools through concrete assessment planning and master scheduling that enables them to prioritize more explicit instruction to address students’ skill needs.

Presenter:          Tatianna McBride, Ed.S., New Jersey Department of Education
                            Jessica Hammond, Ed.D., New Jersey Department of Education
                            Todd A. Glover, Ph.D., Rutgers University

System Level:    State, District, Building