Training/Professional Development

It's Essential, Not Just Icing on the Cake: Family Participation in State Outcomes Measurement Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Diana Colgrove (ICC Parent, MT Part C), Julie Lagos (ICC Parent, MI Part C), Michelle Lewis (Parent/PTI/ICC, NH Part C), Carolyn Stiles (NH Part C), Erica Swanson (MT Part C), Vanessa Winborne (MI Part C)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This session highlighted the parent-professional partnerships in three states and how those relationships have led to more successful child and family outcome measurement systems. Participants heard from the family perspective about how families have been and can be involved in state outcomes measurement systems. Following the presentations, time was devoted to discussing family involvement as a way to improve the overall OMS, increase family survey response rates, interpret SPP/APR data, plan SPP/APR improvement strategies, and ultimately improve outcomes for children and families.

Issues and Strategies for Including Families in the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) Process

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lisa Balivet (AK Part C) and Jan Skoby (NH Part C)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Two states shared information about how families were involved in the development of their child outcomes measurement systems. Each shared strategies they have used to inform and include families in the process of collecting data using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) process, as well as what they have learned so far from feedback and data about involving families in the process.

How to Explain the Numbers: Helping Staff, Parents, and Other Stakeholders Understand the Results of the NCSEAM Surveys for Part C (Indicator C4) and 619 (Indicator B8)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Batya Elbaum (NCSEAM) and Pamela Roush

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 OSEP National Early Childhood Conference. This presentation discussed how making good use of data requires a common understanding of what the data mean. It also provided participants with strategies for explaining the measures and percentages that come from the NCSEAM rating scales addressing Indicators C4 and B8.

ECO Learning Communities

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

ECO staff

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This early bird session presented information about the ECO TA Cadre, COSF Training Consortium, COSF Data Community of Practice, and FOS Data Community of Practice and offered the opportunity to network with colleagues who are participating in these communities.

Early Childhood Outcomes: Implications for Personnel Preparation and Professional Development

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI International; Robin Rooney, ECO at FPG/UNC; Beth Tolley, Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia; and Mary McLean, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 OSEP Project Directors' Conference. Consists of three parts:
1. The ECO Center overview of OSEP's early childhood outcomes work, and state and higher education perspectives on training needs.
2. Beth Tolley described the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia's outcomes training system and discussed lessons learned during the process of implementing the new system.
3. Mary McLean of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee discussed how to integrate the OSEP Outcomes Content and Competencies into Higher Education Curriculum.

Early Childhood Outcomes: Implications for Personnel Preparation and Professional Development

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI International; Robin Rooney, ECO at FPG/UNC; Beth Tolley, Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia; and Mary McLean, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 OSEP Project Directors' Conference. Consists of three parts:
1. The ECO Center overview of OSEP's early childhood outcomes work, and state and higher education perspectives on training needs.
2. Beth Tolley described the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia's outcomes training system and discussed lessons learned during the process of implementing the new system.
3. Mary McLean of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee discussed how to integrate the OSEP Outcomes Content and Competencies into Higher Education Curriculum.

Do You Have A Vacancy? Factors Affecting Personnel Shortages and Strategies for Successful Recruitment/Retention

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Sharon Ringwalt

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 OSEP National Early Childhood Conference. Personnel shortages can affect states' compliance with OSEP indicators related to timeliness of evaluations, assessments, and delivery of services. This session provided information gleaned from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA's) focused initiative on personnel issues in healthcare and education. Common barriers to successful recruitment and retention, as well as potential solutions to these barriers, were presented.

Creating a Culture of Using Data at the Local Level

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Erin Kinavey

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

In this session, Alaska Part C described their use of statewide analysis of patterns in their child outcomes data collected using the Child Outcomes Summary Form. They also described the process of building the capacity of their local programs to understand and use data.

Assuring the Quality of Child Assessment Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Cornelia Bruckner, Meredith Cathcart, and Patricia Salcedo (CA 619), and Susan Smith (CO 619)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Presenters discussed strategies and systems for assuring quality assessment data through training and TA, as well as data validation. Training and TA strategies include, for example, a consistent message to personnel through well-developed training modules and standards for trainers delivering professional development. For data validation, strategies include mechanisms in the data system to identify missing data and contradictory responses.

Accountability for Part C and 619 from a Family Perspective

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jan Moss (Director for Community Leadership and Advocacy, Center for Learning and Leadership, Univ Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, OUHSC College of Medicine)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Plenary session presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Discussed the background and implications of the requirements for measuring child and family outcomes, including a family's perspective on what is helpful.

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