Tag Archives: System

Building Evidence-Based State Early Childhood Systems: A Marriage of Developmental Science and Policy

Conference: 2017 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting Date: April 2017 Presenters: Donna Spiker & Kathleen Hebbeler This poster addresses how developmental science can contribute to evidence-based policy making through the collection of systematic information about the quality of exosystem influences on children and their caregivers. Specifically, this poster describes a system […]

Building High-Quality Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Programs

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Megan Vinh, & Grace Kelley This presentation gives an overview of the ECTA System Framework, including it’s purpose, intended audience, and structure. The System Framework is designed to support state […]

Supporting Young Children with Disabilities

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The Fall 2016 issue of The Future of Children journal focuses on education from prekindergarten to third grade and features an article by DaSy co-Directors Kathy Hebbeler and Donna Spiker. “Supporting Young Children with Disabilities” reviews effective ways to support development and learning among young children with disabilities, including language and social skills interventions, preschool […]

ECTA/DaSy System Framework Self-Assessment Comparison Tool

This webinar introduces the framework self-assessment comparison tool which can be used to compare quality indicators and elements of quality across one or more system components/sub-components over two or three points in time. Presenters share information on using the tool, as well as a live demo. Presented by Robin Nelson (DaSy Center) in June 2016 […]

Coaching System Change: What? Me!

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Presenters: Grace Kelley (DaSy, ECTA, NCSI) & Kim Hartsell (DaSy) This session discusses what it takes to be a leader in coaching systemic change efforts. Leading systemic change requires systems thinking, organizational management, content knowledge, and the ability to keep calm and carry on. In order to achieve the desired improvements, leaders often find themselves […]

Building System Capacity to Implement Evidence Based Practices

Conference: OSEP Project Directors Date: August 2016 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Kathy Hebbeler, Donna Spiker, & Megan Vinh This presentation describes a systems framework and self-assessment used to assist EI/ECSE programs in assessing current systems, planning for improvement, and measuring changeover time. State examples illustrate use and increased system capacity. Link to Presentation

Promoting State Systemic Change in Early Childhood: New Tools

Conference: Administration for Children and Families National Research Conference on Early Childhood Date: July 2016 Presenters: Debbie Cate, Kathleen Hebbeler, Christina Kasprzak, Grace Kelley, Katy McCullough, Abby Schachner, Donna Spiker, & Sharon Walsh This 2016 poster symposium describes the systems framework and self-assessment tools that were developed to support early intervention and early childhood special […]

DaSy Data System Framework for Developing and Enhancing a High-Quality State Data System

Conference: OSEP Leadership Date: July 2015 Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler (DaSy), Bruce Bull (DaSy), & Karie Taylor (AZ Part C Coordinator) This presentation demonstrates the DaSy Data System Framework and Self-Assessment, resources created to assist Part C and Section 619 state staff in developing and enhancing high-quality state data systems and in improving the quality of […]

Tools for SSIP Evaluation: System Framework and Benchmarks of Quality

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Conference: IDC Interactive Institutes on High-Quality Data & the SSIP Date: Spring 2015 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Megan Vinh, Anne Lucas, Jill Lammert, & Sharon Walsh This presentation provides practical suggestions and guidance to help states begin their evaluation work. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and use tools for (1) building their evaluation […]

ECTA/DaSy System Framework Self-Assessment Demonstration

This 2015 webinar demonstrates 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 staff demonstrate how this tool: produces a profile across quality indicators in each system component (and for the data […]