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

Cracker Barrels Agenda

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Less formal discussion sessions which promote participant engagement and collaborative learning, intended to get early feedback on new products or tools, facilitate a conversation around critical issues, or begin to frame new research or policy directions.

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Monday, September 8

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM: CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS: ROUND 1

Where Do They Go? Capturing Accurate Part C Exiting Data (Cracker Barrel)
Room: St. Claude
Session ID: CB08
Presenters:
  • Haidee Bernstein (DaSy, IDC);
  • Karen Finello (IDC);
  • Luis Romero (IDC);
  • Jim Henson (IDC)
Framework:
  • DaSy Framework - Data Use;
  • DaSy Framework - System Design and Development

This session will explore challenges seen by states and local regions in capturing Part C Exiting reasons accurately. The Part C Exiting workgroup has been developing a tool to assist with these challenges. This session is designed to be interactive drawing on the experiences of new and seasoned data managers. Here is your chance to roll up your sleeves and enhance this tool!

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS: ROUND 2

Professional Development for the IFSP Process: The Universal EI Curriculum (Cracker Barrel)
Room: Maurepas
Session ID: CB01
Presenters:
  • Naomi Younggren (AE Part C Coordinator);
  • Sarah Nichols (IL Part C PD);
  • Lynda Pletcher (ECTA)
Framework:
  • ECTA Framework - Personnel/Workforce

Come and learn about the development of a universal online early intervention curriculum of evidence-based practices that can be used as a training tool or family resource for anyone in the nation. The curriculum is being developed collaboratively by a sub group of the Early Intervention Early Childhood Professional Development Community of Practice (EI-EC PD CoP). We will introduce the first module and discuss next steps and ideas for its use.

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4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Using the Child and Family Outcomes Analysis Tools (Cracker Barrel)
Room: Conde
Session ID: CB04
Presenters:
  • Siobhan Colgan (DaSy, IDC);
  • Abby Winer (DaSy, ECTA)
Framework:
  • DaSy Framework - Data Use;
  • ECO Framework - Analysis

This informal session will involve a discussion of the data analysis tools developed by the outcomes team at ECTA and the ECO Center. Presenters will demonstrate the use of tools for broad and drill down analysis, graphing your state and local outcomes data, and excel calculators for APR calculations. Both child and family outcomes data tools will be presented. Ideas for new data tools needed by states are also welcomed.

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Tuesday, September 9

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS: ROUND 3

State Part C Considerations for Using Outcome Data in Local Determinations (Cracker Barrel)
Room: St. Jerome
Session ID: CB07
Presenters:
  • Lisa Backer (MN Part C Data Manager, ECSE Supervisor);
  • Christine Robin Payne (RI Part C Data Manager);
  • Beth Tolley (VA Part C Team Leader);
  • Christy Scott (CO Part C Data Manager)
Facilitator: Sharon Walsh (DaSy, ECTA)
Framework:
  • DaSy Framework - Data Use;
  • ECO Framework - Using Data

Let's discuss Part C local determinations! Too much data? Too little data? What do the data tell us? ... Come and discuss the optional use of results performance data in state annual determinations of local agencies and programs. Federal requirements for state determinations will be briefly reviewed and several states will share current practices in their determinations process. Participants will discuss future opportunities to use results data in determinations as a part of Results Driven Accountability.

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1:45 PM - 3:15 PM: CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS: ROUND 4

Privacy Collaboration! The Latest Resources from DaSy, PTAC, and IDC (Cracker Barrel)
Room: St. Jerome
Session ID: CB03
Presenters:
  • Baron Rodriguez (PTAC);
  • Jeff Sellers (IDC, DaSy);
  • Jennifer Tschantz (DaSy)
Framework:
  • DaSy Framework - Data Governance & Management

Representatives from PTAC, DaSy, and IDC will share how they are collaborating to address state questions around data sharing, privacy, and security. An overview of new resources recently developed by these TA Centers will be provided. A discussion will be facilitated about the types of data privacy issues states are grappling with and the kind of resources that could be useful. This is an opportunity to help shape future data privacy resources these centers develop!

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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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