Many thanks to all of our presenters, TA centers, the DaSy center, and our core planning team led by Kathryn Morrison and Ruth Littlefield who kept everything running on time. We also thank all the Part C and 619 coordinators the data managers, and the parent leaders, for everything that you do every day.
Laurie VanderPloeg leads OSEP in the work to improve the outcomes of children with disabilities and families through the funding of the IDEA Part B formula grants as well as the IDEA discretionary programs by issuing idea determinations and most recently by addressing questions and meeting the needs of our stakeholders around the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are in a crucial moment when there is a confluence of events, including the COVID pandemic and the social uprisings related to structural racial injustice, that are elevating the importance of a deeper understanding of equity and its relation to the ultimate goals of improving outcomes for children and their families.
In this session, we will provide information on how to analyze Family Outcomes data to identify program improvement opportunities for addressing response rate representativeness and equity. We will describe an example of a self-assessment tool adapted using the Family Outcomes Measurement System Framework that some states are currently using to examine Family Outcomes representativeness and equity.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states continue to provide Part C and 619 services online or via a hybrid model of remote and in-person. For programs that have moved to in-person, access is often limited to only children and staff. As a result, challenges have emerged in determining the best ways to provide practice-based coaching to support practitioners with the implementation of evidence-based practices.
Data visualization is a powerful tool to report many types of data, including qualitative data. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local Part C and 619 programs have had to think creatively and strategically about how to provide services to children and families in a virtual environment due to in-person restrictions and school closures.
Join a panel of state leaders who will share their roles in the development and pilot of the Part C and Part B/619 Leadership Initiative sponsored by the Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC). Strengthening the knowledge and skills of the Part C and Part B 619 coordinators leads to enhanced effectiveness and retention of these critical state system leaders.
What is data leadership? How do data leaders create and sustain a culture of data use? How do we know what to focus on and if we’re doing it right? Join this interactive session to explore these questions and learn about strategies and resources for developing a culture where data are used for continuous improvement as part of day-to-day operations.