Improving Data, Improving Outcomes - September 8 - 10, 2014 - JW Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA

ECTA Framework - Accountability & Quality Improvement

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Monday, September 8

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Round 1

INSPIRE ACTION to Improve Outcomes

Room: Ile de France III

Session ID: S88

Presenters:
  • Lisa Backer (MN Part C Data Manager, ECSE Supervisor);
  • Kara Tempel (MN Part C Coordinator);
  • Jennifer Moses (MN 619 Coordinator);
  • Michelle Dockter (MN Part C PD Coordinator)
Framework:
  • DaSy Framework - Data Use;
  • ECTA Framework - Accountability & Quality Improvement

How can you inspire action in local programs to increase access to high quality services for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities? Learn about one state's approach. Minnesota has developed a comprehensive theory of action to improve child outcomes. This approach incorporates results and compliance indicators, evidence-based practices, and the science of implementation as part of the SSIP infrastructure analysis. This session will explore what has been done to date and direction for the future.

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Tuesday, September 9

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Round 3

Least Restrictive Environment: Current State Challenges and Solutions

Room: Rosalie/St. Claude

Session ID: S93

Presenters:
  • Barbara Smith (ECTA);
  • Debbie Cate (ECTA, IDC)
Framework:
  • ECTA Framework - Accountability & Quality Improvement

A recent national survey of 619 Coordinators and over 150 other stakeholders provides information about the current challenges to serving young children in regular EC programs and solutions to those challenges. Session participants will discuss those challenges and solutions and share successful strategies of providing inclusive environments for young children.

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1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Round 4

Theory of Action: Telling your SSIP Story

Room: Ile de France III

Session ID: S96

Presenters:
  • Arlene Russell (NCRRC)
Framework:
  • DaSy Framework - Data Use;
  • ECTA Framework - Accountability & Quality Improvement

Are you interested in understanding more about Theory of Action? This session will help define what a Theory of Action is, what it might look like, and how it can help you tell the story of your State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). Participants will discuss how to use information gathered throughout Phase I of the SSIP process to build their Theory of Action in a way that helps convey their overall approach to improving results.

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Round 5

Discussion on 0-5 SSIP (Cracker Barrel)

Room: St. Jerome

Session ID: CB06

Presenters:
  • Lisa Backer (MN Part C Data Manager, ECSE Supervisor)
Framework:
  • ECTA Framework - Accountability & Quality Improvement

Join colleagues from states who are (or who may be) writing an SSIP with a focus the encompasses Part C and Part B/Section 619. This informal discussion will include the potential why, the hows and the whats of a 0-5 SSIP. Participants will be asked to contemplate forming a 0-5 SSIP "support group".

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Including IFSPs and IEPs in Web-based Data Systems: Key Considerations and Lessons Learned

Room: Orleans

Session ID: S38

Presenters:
  • Bob Morris (WA Part C Data Manager);
  • Dee Gethmann (IA 619 Coordinator);
  • Meghan Wolfe (IA Dept. of Public Health);
  • Brian Morrison (MD Part C Coordinator);
  • Pam Miller (MD Quality Assurance Specialist)
Facilitator: Kathy Gillaspy (DaSy, ECTA)
Framework:
  • DaSy Framework - Sustainability;
  • DaSy Framework - System Design and Development;
  • ECTA Framework - Accountability & Quality Improvement

Is your state considering including your IFSP or IEP into a web-based data system? In this session, three states will share their experiences developing and maintaining a web-based data system that includes their state IFSP and/or IEP. In addition to hearing about challenges, successes, resources, and lessons learned from the work, you will have an opportunity to ask presenters about their work and the strategies they used to support successful use of a web-based IFSP or IEP.

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Ready for Phase II? Effective Strategic Planning

Room: Ile de France III

Session ID: S68

Presenters:
  • Grace Kelley (SERRC);
  • Taletha Derrington (DaSy);
  • Christina Kasprzak (DaSy, ECTA);
  • Anne Lucas (ECTA, WRRC)
Framework:
  • DaSy Framework - Data Use;
  • ECTA Framework - Accountability & Quality Improvement

Developing an effective systemic improvement plan is critical for ensuring improved results for children and families. This session will highlight the criteria of a high quality systemic improvement plan to be developed in Phase II of the SSIP. It will also provide an opportunity for discussion about what supports and resources states need to prepare for Phase II.

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