Training/Professional Development

Innovations in Training and Technical Assistance for the Child Outcomes Measurement Process

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Grace Kelley (SERRC), Lisa Wasacz (MI 619 Coordinator), Pam Miller (MD Quality Assurance Specialist), Shannon Dunstan (ID 619 Coordinator), Megan Vinh (WRRC), Kathy Gillaspy (DaSy, ECO, ECTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session explored new and innovative methods for training and TA on child and family outcomes and related topics. Presenters demonstrated new products and discussed with participants how, why, and when to use them for maximum effect. Interactive activities helped participants experience the products' intended use. Information on how training on child and family outcomes fits with the bigger professional development system in their states was explored.

The Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Competency Check

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Naomi Younggren (DoD EDIS Program), Amy Nicholas (DaSy), Siobhan Colgan (DaSy, ECO), 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 COS Competency Check product. This resource offers a structured way to ensure staff completing the COS process have the basic knowledge and skills needed. Presenters demonstrated the resources developed and shared how the information may be accessed once it is complete. There was an opportunity to provide feedback on the use of the materials and how to support states' use of the resources.

Changing Practices, Changing Outcomes: Building State Capacity

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lise Fox (ECTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. ECTA will be providing intensive technical assistance to selected states to build the capacity of professionals and programs to implement recommended practices with fidelity. This session described the intensive TA process that supports states in establishing a cross-sector state team for implementation, establishing high fidelity demonstrations, and providing professional development that includes practice-based coaching.

National Webinar: The Early Childhood Personnel Center: Technical Assistance for the Development of Comprehensive Systems of Personnel Development

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Hosted by Mary Beth Bruder, Early Childhood Personnel Center, Director and Ann Mickelson, Early Childhood Personnel Center, Coordinator

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

The purpose of the Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) is to be a national resource to State Education Agencies (SEA), Lead Part C agencies, early care and education agencies, Institutes of Higher Education (IHE), and other professional development entities responsible for professional development of personnel providing early childhood intervention to infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities and their families. This webinar featured an overview of the center's activities and resources.

Preparing the Next Generation of Professionals to Use Child Outcomes Data to Improve Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathleen Hebbeler and Lynne Kahn

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

In this presentation, ECO staff talk about the three OSEP child outcomes, progress categories and summary statements; approaches to measuring the outcomes; data quality; and pre-service and in-service preparation.

ECO TA Cadre webinar: Illinois EI Training Program

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Susan Connor, Ted Burke, Sarah Nichols, and Chelsea Guillen from the IL Training Program

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This program shared progress on the development of an online resource on child development as part of the professional development materials for practitioners working with young children ages 0-3 with disabilities and their families. 

Working with Data Workshop Series: Comparison of State and Local Data

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Analyzing and Interpreting Child Outcomes Data
This is a series of narrated presentations with activities on using child outcomes data. The content and activities are based on a data workshop at the 2011 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Working with Data Workshop Series: Checking Data for Stability and Completeness

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This is the second in the series of data workshop activities. In this activity, we dig a little deeper into the quality of state data by reviewing statewide missing data and trend data across years in order to answer the following questions: Do we have enough data to trust the findings? Are the data stable?

Why Collect Outcomes Data? Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This activity provides background information for those new to outcomes measurement. Learners will:

  • understand the current requirements and the historical roots of federal accountability
  • understand the various purposes and uses of outcomes measurement

Why Collect Outcomes Data?

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This session provides background information for those new to outcomes measurement. The session provides an understanding of the historical roots of federal accountability, the current requirements, and the various purposes and uses of outcomes measurement.

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