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In the second webinar, the presenters will focus on the nature of trusting partnerships among professionals and families. They will describe six research-based partnership principles, and emphasize the practices that professionals and families should demonstrate when implementing the principles. Tools for measuring partnerships and family engagement will also be discussed.
Guest presenters will include staff from the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement and members of the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI)'s Family Outcomes Cross-state Learning Collaborative.
Session 1: Getting to the Bottom Line of Family Engagement is available to watch if you missed it!
The Learning Lab on Coaching for Practice Change provides a remote learning opportunity to explore how coaching can be supported by states and used within programs to improve implementation of evidence-based practices. The Learning Lab will provide information, resources, implementation approaches, and thoughtful discussions with experts and colleagues. Register for the series and attend one or all of the topical events and discussion groups.
The Learning Lab will consist of four on-line sessions between May and September of 2017. Each session will cover a key aspect or topic of coaching and will be divided into two parts. Part 1 will cover information and knowledge development of the topic area and Part 2 will be dedicated to in-depth follow-up discussion of issues and strategies.
Sign-ups for this series will begin in April.
All sessions will be held from 3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT.
Supporting Participation for all Children: Essential Features of High Quality Inclusion
This webinar focuses on supporting participation of children with disabilities in high quality inclusive environments through understanding:
This session was presented as a part of the ECDTL Series of High Quality Inclusion.
A National Picture: Indicator C4 Family Data for FFY 2014
Participants learn more about the national FFY 2014-2015 Part C Indicator 4 family data. ECTA Center staff presents trends in the data as well as overviews of states' survey methodology, including survey type, distribution and return methods, and scoring. This webinar also discusses the family outcomes data quality profiles, which provide an individualized analysis of a state's data compared to national data, survey approach information, trends over time within the state, response rate, and descriptive information you provided on representativeness of the data. These profiles were distributed to state Part C Coordinators prior to the webinar.
A National Picture: Child Outcomes for FFY 2014-15
ECTA and DaSy Center staff along with several Part C and 619 state staff present the national child outcomes data for FFY 2014-2015 and discuss state specific variation. National child outcomes data trends are shared to explore what is behind the national numbers. The State Child Outcomes Data Quality Profiles, which provide an individualized analysis of a state's data compared to national data, trends over time within the state, and criteria for inclusion in the national analysis, have been distributed to state Part C and 619 coordinators and are reviewed. State presenters representing different approaches to collecting child outcomes data discuss insights and efforts in their state related to child outcomes data quality. Key resources are also highlighted.
DaSy and ECTA Frameworks Self-Assessment Comparison Tool
Pay for Success (PFS): An Innovative Funding Structure in Early Childhood
This 2016 national webinar introduces Pay for Success (PFS), an innovative funding model used to address complex social problems. In a typical PFS Financing model, private investors finance the cost of operating a promising or proven social program that has the potential to save the government money in the long term. Over 40 PFS projects are currently being implemented or planned nationwide to address critical needs in the areas of health, justice, labor, and early education.
Assessing Impact of Infrastructure Improvements
This national webinar hosted by NCSI, ECTA, and DaSy, for state Part B and Part C staff focused on strategies for assessing the impact of SSIP infrastructure improvements.
Representatives from two state departments of education and two state Part C programs will participate in a "virtual state panel" and share their experiences with implementing infrastructure changes as well as their approaches to assessing the impact of those changes on their SSIP improvement strategies and ultimately, their SIMR.
|March - April 2016||
Early Childhood Training Modules from the IRIS Center
Validity of the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process Data: An Overview of Findings from the ENHANCE Project
Are you interested in learning more about the validity of the data from the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process? Join this webinar to hear an overview of final results from the ENHANCE project. Four studies conducted in eight states provided information about the implementation and validity of COS information for accountability and program improvement. Results are drawn from a provider survey, coding of videos of the COS process, a study examining relationships between the COS and assessment tool scores, and examination of statewide and national population data. Participants will learn about the findings and implications for states using the COS process.
State of the States on Systemic Improvement Planning: A National Overview of Phase I SSIPs
Are you interested in finding out what other Part C and 619 programs are addressing in their SSIPs? This webinar provided a national overview of the results of states' Phase I data and infrastructure analyses e.g. type of data analyzed, infrastructure strengths and challenges, state SIMRs, types of improvement strategies, and information on states' theory of action) and how stakeholders were involved.
A number of resources were shared that summarized the results of the Phase I SSIPs and visually depicted what states are working on similar things.
A National Picture: Indicator C4 Family Data for FFY 2013
ECTA Center staff presented the recently analyzed national Indicator C4 family data for 2013-2014 including, survey approaches and scoring, trends over time, and more!
Using Surveys to Understand How the Child Outcomes Summary Process is Being Implemented in Local Programs
This webinar addresses the use of surveys to learn how local programs are implementing the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process. Information from surveys can be useful for understanding data quality issues and planning improvement strategies. A representative from Idaho Part C describes the state's experience with surveys and lessons learned. Several examples of surveys about implementation of the COS process are shared.
Performance Checklists for Facilitating Practitioner Use of DEC Recommended Practices
ECTA Center was charged with assisting the DEC and DEC Commissioners to revise the DEC Recommended Practices and with developing products that would promote the use of the Recommended Practices, and with providing intensive TA to assist states in implementing the Recommended Practices. Our DEC Recommended Practices (RP) products are intended to illustrate the manner in which different RPs can be used by practitioners and parents and to assist professional development and program improvement efforts. This presentation introduces our products to date, with emphasis on the Performance Checklists.
A National Picture: Child Outcomes for FFY 2013-14
ECTA Center staff presented the recently analyzed national child outcomes data for 2013-2014 including completeness of the data and pattern checking to explore what is behind the national numbers. States had access to their child outcomes data quality profiles sent to Part C and 619 coordinators in advance of the webinar which included an individualized analysis of a state's data compared to national data, trends over time within the state, and criteria for inclusion in the national analysis. In addition, states learned about updated resources including national graphing templates, ITCA eligibility category comparison template and more.
|September - October 2015||
Use of Fiscal Data Webinar Series
System Framework: Self Assessment Webinar
The ECTA/DaSy Framework Self-Assessment, an Excel-based tool that provides a structure for state Part C and Section 619/Preschool programs to evaluate their state systems and set priorities for improvement.
DaSy and ECTA Center staff demonstrate how this tool: produces a profile across quality indicators in each system component (and for the data system, subcomponents); provides states a current snapshot to help them prioritize improvement efforts; and generates a set of scores for states to measure progress over multiple points in time.
Offering our Best to Children and Families: Program-Wide Implementation of Recommended Practices
Family Assessment Webinars (Series of Two)
ECTA System Framework: A Tool for Building High-Quality State Part C and Section 619 Systems
SSIP Webinars (Series of Two)
|October 2014-Summer 2015|
ASD in Young Children: Prevalence and Earlier Identification
National Child Outcomes Data 2012-2013
DEC Recommended Practices are Here!
Family Outcomes Community of Practice
Spotlight on States: Using the High-Quality, Functional Outcome and Goal Training Package