Conference Session

Using Digital Video to Enhance Quality Practices and Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Larry Edelman

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Video is a powerful tool for documenting and reflecting on young children'€™s learning and development. This session explored how digital video is being used to increase the effectiveness of many activities in early intervention, preschool special education, and early care and education, including: observation, documentation, assessment, family education/support, self-reflection, reflective supervision, coaching, consultation, professional development, technical assistance, and research.

Using Digital Video to Enhance Authentic Assessment Practices and Improve Results for Young Children

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Larry Edelman, Patty Salcedo, and Nan Vendegna 

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. This session shared lessons learned by two statewide efforts that support early care and education providers' use of digital video to enhance authentic assessment practices and improve results for young children. The Results Matter Video Project, a part of the Colorado Department of Education's Office of Early Learning and the Desired Results access Project Video Initiative, funded by the California Department of Education's Special Education Division, described their respective projects and showed clips that illustrate how video is being used in the two states.

Using Data to Track and Promote Outcomes for Young Children with Disabilities

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Presented by Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the SAMI-CCPRC Institute on the Intersection of Research, Policy, and Practice. This presentation provided an overview of the function of the Early Childhood Outcome Center, outlined the three child outcomes required by OSEP, and presented the federal reporting requirements for young children with disabilities. Additionally, trends in approaches to measuring child outcomes for Part C and Part B (619) programs were discussed. 

Using Data for Program Improvement

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ann Bailey (RRCP MN), and Christina Kasprzak (NECTAC and ECO at UNC/FPG)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

In this session, presenters discussed the use of outcomes data to drive State and local program improvement. Participants reviewed and analyzed sample State data to develop a better understanding of State and local issues and determine what types of improvement activities a State might implement, including changing policies and guidance, and providing targeted training and TA.

Using COSF Implementation Surveys to Identify Improvement Activities

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lisa Backer (MN 619) and Kim Carlson (OH 619)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Surveys of providers and administrators can help States identify issues that may influence data quality and plan technical assistance and training activities. Examples from Minnesota and Ohio were presented, including content and methodology of their surveys, key findings, and how they utilized results to develop improvement activities.

Using a Statewide Evaluation Tool for Child Outcomes and Program Improvement

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Susan Evans and Terry Harrison (NJ Part C)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

The presenters described New Jersey's implementation of one statewide evaluation tool to answer Indicator 3 (Child Outcomes). The session also provided information and time for discussion regarding the achievements and challenges that have emerged with the collection and reporting of child outcome data.

Updates from OSEP and ECO

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Beth Caron, Julia Martin and Jennifer Tschantz (OSEP), and Lynne Kahn (ECO at UNC/FPG)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

A look at how children use skills in a meaningful way in everyday settings and situations in order to be successful participants in their homes with their families, in child care, in preschool or school programs, and in the community. Through discussion and practice, this session will provide information and examples to help professionals look at how children integrate skills across domains to achieve meaningful goals in their everyday life.

Understanding Child Development is Key to Quality Child Outcomes Measurement and to Planning Services

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jennifer Kaufman and Grace Kelly

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. In this session, presenters shared how key resources-presentations, videos, early learning guidelines, milestones documents, and training activities-can be used to help practitioners understand child development and functional outcomes for young children birth through five years.

Understanding and Using the Results from the NCSEAM Family Survey

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Batya Elbaum (NCSEAM)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This presentation discussed how to interpret the results from the NCSEAM Family survey and use the results for program planning and improvement.

Training Strategies and Resources for States Using the Child Outcomes Summary Form

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Anketell and Deb Daulton (PA Birth-5 TA), Chelsea Guillen (IL Part C), Saundra Harrington (VA Part C), and Mary Peters (WI 619)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Presenters described their state's efforts to train providers in the use of the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF). The discussion addressed the content and format of the training, how they are "rolling it out" statewide, issues they have faced, and lessons learned.

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