Conference Session

Promising Practices for Incorporating IDEA Birth-Five Programs in State Professional Development Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lisa Backer (MN ECSE Supervisor, Part C Data Manager), Nancy Vorobey (MD 619 Coordinator), Denise Mauzy (DaSy, ELCTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided information about a variety of approaches used by Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grantees to integrate IDEA programs in their professional development systems development. State presenters shared successes, lessons learned, and discuss ongoing challenges.

How Can Partnerships with Higher Education Help Your State Agency Use Early Childhood Data for Decision-Making?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Rob Fischer ( Ohio Education Research Center)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. States face many challenges in using existing data to inform action, but the potential pay-off is great. Successful collaborations in Ohio illustrate the value of partnering with universities in bringing together state and local data to answer key policy questions and inform programming. Drawing on experience with early childhood data in Cleveland, this session laid out the opportunities and challenges for states in pushing for more effective use of integrated data on young children.

Data Visualization: A Picture's Worth a Thousand Numbers

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Nick Ortiz (CO Results Matter), Alice Ridgway (CT Part C Data and Accountability Manager), Larry Edelman (University of Colorado School of Medicine), Robin Nelson (DaSy )

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This lively session explored the "why's, what's and how's" of visualizing data. Participants looked at different approaches that some states have used to display data in innovative and visually interesting ways as a means to better understand and communicate data. An accompanying resource handout shared no-cost, low-cost, and higher-end resources for data visualization. Interest in establishing a community of practice around data visualization was also explored.

Investing in High Quality Early Learning Opportunities for ALL Children

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Libby Doggett (Office of Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education), Michael Yudin (OSEP), Christina Kasprzak (ECTA, DaSy, EC

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference.

Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Michael Yudin, discussed OSEP's early childhood investments and the integration of IDEA Part C/619 throughout the Administration's vision to strengthen state efforts to raise the bar across early learning programs and to close the school readiness gap for all young children with disabilities.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, Libby Doggett, discussed the President's proposed Preschool for All, a new Early Head Start-child care initiative, and significant increases in funding for home visiting.

Co-Director of the ECTA Center and staff on the ECO Center, Christina Kasprzak, presented the national picture of Part C and Section 619 programs' 2011-12 child and family outcomes data and discuss trends over the last several years related to the quality of state data and the progress children are making while in early intervention and preschool special education.

All presenters discussed the important role data and accountability will play in maintaining and growing these important investments in early learning programs to improve outcomes for all infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children.

State Next Steps: Take It Back, Make a Difference

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Multiple TA Staff (CEDS, DaSy, SLDS, ECO, ECTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. In this closing session, colleagues discussed highlights from the conference, take-away messages and insights from sessions and workshops attended. Participants from each state were grouped with a facilitator from one of the TA Centers. Together they discussed possible next steps in applying conference content when returning home. Information about  state's possible next steps also help TA Centers plan their future state TA.

Creating a Culture of Data: Focus on People

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Elizabeth Dabney (Data Quality Campaign), Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN), Joy Markowitz (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided an overview of the Data Quality Campaign's 2012 document, "Focus on People to Change Data Culture," that presents national trends in states' progress on building and using state longitudinal data systems to improve outcomes for children and families. There was a facilitated discussion about how states can engage early childhood providers and parents in valuing and using high quality data.

Making Your Data Life Easier: Using Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Tools

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Missy Cochenour (DaSy, SLDS, CEDS), Haidee Bernstein (DaSy )

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This workshop combined general CEDS information with opportunities for hands-on learning. The workshop started with an overview that ensured that participants were knowledgeable in CEDS and how it can help early learning. It was followed by demonstrations and hands-on learning opportunities on two useful tools: Align and Connect. Presenters and resource people circulated and assisted users during the workshop.

Stakeholder Engagement: Dancing with the Data System Stars!

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Amy Nicholas (DaSy), Jeff Sellers (DaSy, SLDS)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Are you a stakeholder for a coordinated data system initiative in your state, or do you want to be? Are you, as a data stakeholder, learning to dance with the "stars?" In this session, presenters and participants talked about the role of Part C and 619 in the development of state-level coordinated data systems (e.g., Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems and State Longitudinal Data Systems). Facilitated discussion focused on participants' experiences in joining or being members of stakeholder groups.

Privacy and Confidentiality: TA Resources

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jennifer Tschantz (DaSy ), Baron Rodriguez (DaSy, SLDS, PTAC )

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided an overview of relevant resources for Privacy and Confidentiality for Part C and 619 programs as they integrate data systems.

The Interactive Guide to Implementing an Integrated Child & Family Outcomes and IFSP/IEP Process

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Megan Vinh (WRRC), Naomi Younggren (DoD EDIS Program), Kathi Gillaspy (DaSy, ECO, ECTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session highlighted the ECO Center's new Interactive Guide to Implementing an Integrated Child & Family Outcomes and IFSP/IEP Process. This resource uses the stages of implementation and offers a structured path towards implementing an integrated outcomes and IFSP/IEP process. Presenters demonstrated the resources developed and share how the information may be accessed.

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