Training/Professional Development

Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference (2014)

Type: 
ECO Conference
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), along with the IDEA Data Center (IDC) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center, hosted the national meeting Improving Data, Improving Outcomes in New Orleans, LA on September 8 - 10, 2014. The meeting combined issues related to the development or enhancement of Part C, Section 619, and/or coordinated early childhood data systems; improvement of data quality; and the measurement and use of child and family outcomes data in order to make data informed decisions. National frameworks and products and states' experiences and resources for improving data systems and systems of services were highlighted.

Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference (2016)

Type: 
ECO Conference
Year: 
2016
Abstract: 
Who is sponsoring the meeting? The 2016 Conference on Improving Data, Improving Outcomes was sponsored by The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), in collaboration with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center, the IDEA Data Center (IDC), and the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) in New Orleans, LA on August 15-17 , 2016; with preconference activities beginning August 13. The meeting combined issues related to the development or enhancement of Part C, Section 619, and/or coordinated early childhood data systems; improvement of data quality; and the measurement and use of child and family outcomes data in order to make data informed decisions. National frameworks and products and states' experiences and resources for improving data systems and systems of services were highlighted.

Use of Data for Monitoring Part C and B 619

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Krista Scott (DC 619 Coordinator), Bruce Bull (DaSy), Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. How do we update and align monitoring processes to be data-driven, maintain general supervision responsibilities, monitor for compliance AND results, support local and state level improvement/TA efforts, balance the load against existing resources (AND maintain sanity)? Particpants came ready to study, share, scrutinize, strategize, and select some solutions to use in their state. This was a facilitated discussion format.

The K-12 Reform Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for Early Childhood Education

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Amanda Szekely (NGA), Albert Wat (NGA), Donna Spiker (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Recent state education reforms (e.g., Common Core, teacher evaluation, assessments) can challenge research-based early learning practices and policies. They also represent opportunities for early childhood and K-12 stakeholders to collaborate to improve policies and programs for young children from birth-3rd grade. National Governors Association staff shared how they are doing this with states, focusing on learning standards, educator effectiveness, and child assessments. Participants also discussed how special education perspectives can inform this work.

What Did You Say? Communication with Families about Child and Family Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Siobhan Colgan (ECO, DaSy), Barb Jackson (ECO), Darla Gundler (Early Intervention Family Alliance - EIFA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session offered participants an opportunity to learn about resources for communicating with families through multiple stages of their participation in Part C and 619 programs. Several resources were spotlighted, including a new ECO webpage and samples of family-produced digital stories. Discussion centered on resources needed to improve family participation in outcomes measurement, such as sharing child assessment and program data back with families, gathering meaningful family input, and more.

Spotlight on States: Using the High-Quality, Functional Outcome and Goal Training Package

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Sherry Franklin (NC Part C Coordinator), Phoebe Rinkel (KS Inservice Training System), Lynn Johnson (CT Part C Coordinator), Anne Lucas (ECTA, WRRC)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Do you want to improve your providers'/teachers' skills in developing high quality, functional IFSP outcomes or IEP goals? Are you interested in integrating child outcome measurement with developing high quality function IFSP outcomes or IEP goals? Find out how several states have used and adapted a training package developed by NECTAC, ECO, and WRRC to assist them in meeting these objectives.

Identifying Meaningful Differences between State and Local Summary Statement Values

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Cornelia Taylor (DaSy, ECO), Mary Beth LaSalle (NH TA Consultant), Ruth Littlefield (NH 619 Coordinator), Iandia Morgan (NV Part C), Marcia Boswell-Carney (KS Program Analyst)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. States compute two summary statements for their child outcomes data. The use of a confidence interval around these summary statements allows the state to rule out differences between the program and the state that are not statistically significant. In this session, a tool for computing these confidence intervals was presented. Three states described their use of confidence intervals for comparing state and local summary statement data.

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.

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.

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.

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