Child and Family Outcomes Measurement
BDI Users Group
Contact: Cornelia Taylorcornelia.firstname.lastname@example.org
ECTA has formed a group for interested individuals to share experiences using the Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI) for outcomes reporting. The group focuses on a variety of topics including quality assurance, data collection and analysis, and training and technical assistance. The group meets via conference call several times a year and in person, when possible, at national meetings. State Part C and Section 619 staff are invited to participate.
Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Learning Community
Contact: Kellen Reidkellen.email@example.com
The community is intended for state Part C and Part B 619 staff who work directly with collecting, analyzing, and using COS data. The goal of the community is to help participants promote /maintain practices that lead to high-quality COS data and the ability to use those data in meaningful ways. Participants learn from one another, share tools and resources, and explore issues together in a collegial environment. Web-based meetings are held on a quarterly basis and community members have access to an online space for ongoing collaboration.
Family Outcomes Data Community of Practice
Contact: Siobhan Colgansiobhan.firstname.lastname@example.org Register to Participate
The Family Outcomes Data Community of Practice allows individuals to share issues and resources related to family outcomes measurement, including analysis, data quality, and data use and dissemination. Specific topics will be prioritized by the members, and the calls will focus on state sharing and peer participation. The learning community is intended for Part C Coordinators, data managers, and other state staff who work directly with analyzing, interpreting, and sharing family survey data in their state.
TS GOLD Learning Community
Contact: Nicholas Ortiznicholas.email@example.com
This community offers a way for interested individuals to share experiences using the Teaching Strategies (TS) GOLD for outcomes reporting. The group focuses on a variety of topics including training assessors, procedural issues, reporting, and new features. The group meets monthly. States identify questions/issues to discuss each month and one state leads the discussion. States do not have to lead discussions to participate in the community.
Topical Learning Communities
aRPy Ambassador Program
Contact: Betsy Ayankoya and Allison Jonesbetsy.firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
The aRPy Ambassador Program brings awareness and support to the dissemination and use of the DEC Recommended Practices (RPs) and the Practice Improvement Tools. The partners contribute to the processes of selecting, preparing and supporting professionals from across the country who act as aRPy Ambassadors.
Building the Case for Expanding Medicaid and Private Insurance Funding for Early Intervention
Contact: Katy McCulloughkaty.firstname.lastname@example.org
ITCA, ECTA, DaSy and OSEP staff and consultants are requesting applications from IDEA Part C state systems to participate in a multi-state cohort aimed at expanding Medicaid and private insurance funding for early intervention.
The cohort will consist of five meetings in the Fall of 2020 on resources and strategies to build the case for expanding use of Medicaid and private insurance to support Part C systems and services. Content will include building a network of relationships, establishing state context, and conducting relevant data analyses to use in crafting a document demonstrating the need for expansion of Medicaid and/or private insurance. The target audience is Part C Coordinators, state staff and other identified key stakeholders. Participants will develop knowledge and skills related to crafting a document that will make a compelling argument for the expansion of Medicaid and/or private insurance to cover early intervention supports and services.
- Session 1: Getting Started and Building Relationships (September 29, 2020)
- Session 2: Establishing State Context (October 14, 2020)
- Session 3: Conducting Relevant Data Analysis (October 27, 2020)
- Session 4: Office Hours (November 9, 2020)
- Session 5: Sharing of State Plans (November 30, 2020)
All meetings will be held at 2:00-3:30 Eastern Time.
- Participants will attend each of the five sessions and contribute to peer learning.
- Participants will draft a plan/document making the case for the expansion of Medicaid and/or private insurance coverage for early intervention services in their state.
Applicants will be notified of their status by September 14, 2020.
If you are interested in participating, but the timing is not feasible for you or your state, please contact Katy McCullough: email@example.com
Dispute Resolution Learning Community
Contact: Sharon Walsh and Noëlla Bernalsharon.firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
A new learning community starting in fall 2018, co-led by CADRE and ECTA, this peer learning group for state Part C coordinators and staff allows participants to share experiences in addressing and resolving Part C disputes, both formal and informal. State-developed agenda topics might include: strategies for providing training for hearing officers and mediators; designing procedures, logs and forms for investigating complaints; options for collecting ongoing data on disputes; implications for general supervision and other topics as identified.
Early Childhood Inclusion
Contact: Kathy Whaleykathy.firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the community is to address and improve inclusive policies, practices and state leadership. It is open to coordinators, directors and staff from state level Part C, Section 619, PDG, and other early childhood programs and TA projects. The content for the calls is organized around the nine recommendations of the HHS and Department of Education joint Policy Statement on Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings. The community has focused on personnel/ workforce and professional development, policy development and implementation, reducing suspension and expulsion and will begin to address systems of support for social emotional development and early childhood mental health.
SSIP Social Emotional Community of Practice
Contact: Sara Thayersara.email@example.com
This community of practice is a collaboration between ECTA, DaSy, and NCSI to support and connect Part C and 619 states that have selected social emotional outcomes as their State Identified Measureable Result (SiMR) for their State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIPs). The Social Emotional CoP is coordinated with the NCSI-led Social Emotional Cross-State Learning Collaborative to ensure that content of the community of practice calls are relevant to all state members.