Improving Data, Improving Outcomes (IDIO) 2020 Virtual Convening

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IDIO 2020: Data Leadership in the Age of COVID-19 was designed for Part C and 619 Coordinators, Part C and Part B Data Managers, and parent leaders working on improving systems, programs, and practices; data and data systems; and outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families. The sessions helped participants increase their knowledge and skills related to the collection, analysis, and use of data to support children and families, including during disruptions such as COVID-19, and building the organizational capacity to support the implementation of evidence-based practices, including during disruptions such as COVID-19.

Meeting Agenda

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Monday October 19

Opening Plenary

Opening Plenary: Information and Inquiry in LeadershipOpening Plenary: Information and Inquiry in Leadership

This presentation focuses on the role of data systems that align states, districts, and principal preparation programs in supporting school leaders who use information effectively for informed, collaborative decision-making in leadership practice. In particular, practices in leadership for early learning, especially young children with disabilities, are an ongoing challenge for ...
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Opening Plenary: A Mother’s View: My Experience Raising a Son with Special Education NeedsOpening Plenary: A Mother’s View: My Experience Raising a Son with Special Education Needs

Judy Woodruff speaks about raising her oldest son, who was born with Spina Bifida, and who was presented with some learning challenges as he navigated K – 12. She also talks about his college experience. (Presentation available soon) Keynote Speaker Judy Woodruff Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour Back to IDIO 2020 Agenda
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Role-Alike Sessions

What You Need to Know: Part C IDEA Data Reporting and Monitoring UpdatesWhat You Need to Know: Part C IDEA Data Reporting and Monitoring Updates

Part C Coordinators are invited to join OSEP staff to hear updates related to the Part C SPP/APR, including the SSIP, as well as the launch of Differentiated Monitoring and Support (DMS) 2.0. OSEP will share information related to the FFY 2019 and FFY 2020 SPP/APR submissions will provide a ...
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What I Wish I Knew Then: Lessons Learned Designing and Managing State Data SystemsWhat I Wish I Knew Then: Lessons Learned Designing and Managing State Data Systems

Thinking about improving your data system? Considering replacing it? Join and contribute to a discussion with former data managers as they share lessons they’ve learned. They’ve learned a thing or two based on their own state experience and their technical assistance with dozens of states. From using paper to using ...
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Change is a Given: New Requirements for Reporting Educational Environments for PreschoolersChange is a Given: New Requirements for Reporting Educational Environments for Preschoolers

In this session, facilitated by IDC and ECTA staff, we will present information and have a discussion of the changes to the 618 Child Find data collection for preschool educational environments. Educational environments for children ages 3–5 will now require a count of children who are 3 through 5 ...
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Essential Participation of Family Leaders and Shared Leadership in Part C and 619 ProgramsEssential Participation of Family Leaders and Shared Leadership in Part C and 619 Programs

Calling all Part C and 619 Family Leaders! It takes teamwork to build effective state and local systems for young children with disabilities. You are an essential member of those teams, working in partnership with the other players. In this session, we will explore what effective teams look like and ...
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Tuesday October 20

Concurrent Sessions, Block A

Part C Data During COVID-19: Navigating the Next Six Months TogetherPart C Data During COVID-19: Navigating the Next Six Months Together

Given the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, states have many challenges and questions about the collection, reporting, interpretation, and use of their Part C data. In this session, we will focus on supporting Part C leaders with addressing the next 6 months of federal and state data requirements. This ...
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Race Equity and Leadership: Working to Strengthen Our Leadership and Build More Equitable SystemsRace Equity and Leadership: Working to Strengthen Our Leadership and Build More Equitable Systems

At this pivotal opportunity in history, we need strong leaders who are willing to ask tough questions, challenge the status quo, and call out biases and structural oppression. How can you become that kind of leader? This session is designed to inspire and support state Part C and Section 619 ...
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State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP): Where Do We Go From Here?State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP): Where Do We Go From Here?

Considering SSIP modifications due to COVID-19? Planning statewide scale-up or thinking about how to sustain infrastructure and practice improvements proposed in your SSIP? Considering a new State Identified Measurable Result (SIMR) or implementing different evidence-based practices? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join this interactive session to ...
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Using the Preschool Development Grants (PDG) to Build Inclusive SystemsUsing the Preschool Development Grants (PDG) to Build Inclusive Systems

The Preschool Development Grants (PDG) present an opportunity for states to build more coordinated, inclusive state systems to better address the needs of all young children and their families including those with disabilities. Come learn about how Part C and Part B 619 state agencies are contributing to the PDG ...
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Building A Culture of Data Use: You TOO Can Become a Data Leader!Building A Culture of Data Use: You TOO Can Become a Data Leader!

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 ...
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What It Takes for Practice Change: Evidence-Based Practices for Social-Emotional OutcomesWhat It Takes for Practice Change: Evidence-Based Practices for Social-Emotional Outcomes

The improvement of social and emotional outcomes for young children depends on practitioners using evidence-based practices in the support of families and the instruction of young children. Join this session to discuss what it takes to improve and sustain practice implementation with a focus on social-emotional practices. We will discuss ...
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Concurrent Sessions, Block B

The Power of Data Linking: Increasing Your Capacity to Use DataThe Power of Data Linking: Increasing Your Capacity to Use Data

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, data linking has never been more urgent. Fortunately, technologies and administrative supports make linking feasible for Part C/619 data leaders. Participants will learn about the many considerations and benefits associated with internal agency data linking and agency-to-agency data linking. Come learn and chat with state ...
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Leadership: Purpose with PassionLeadership: Purpose with Passion

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 ...
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Unlocking the Power of Qualitative Data with Data VisualizationUnlocking the Power of Qualitative Data with Data Visualization

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 ...
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System Supports for Virtual CoachingSystem Supports for Virtual Coaching

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 ...
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Using Part C Family Outcomes Data to Examine Equity and RepresentativenessUsing Part C Family Outcomes Data to Examine Equity and Representativeness

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 ...
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Using Child Outcomes Data to Understand EquityUsing Child Outcomes Data to Understand Equity

In this session, participants will explore a hypothetical state scenario where they will examine child outcomes data disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and other factors. Participants will work with each other and TA providers to propose the critical questions that they want to ask and develop analysis plans and an action ...
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Wednesday October 21

Concurrent Sessions, Block B

The Power of Data Linking: Increasing Your Capacity to Use DataThe Power of Data Linking: Increasing Your Capacity to Use Data

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, data linking has never been more urgent. Fortunately, technologies and administrative supports make linking feasible for Part C/619 data leaders. Participants will learn about the many considerations and benefits associated with internal agency data linking and agency-to-agency data linking. Come learn and chat with state ...
Read more

Leadership: Purpose with PassionLeadership: Purpose with Passion

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 ...
Read more

Unlocking the Power of Qualitative Data with Data VisualizationUnlocking the Power of Qualitative Data with Data Visualization

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 ...
Read more

System Supports for Virtual CoachingSystem Supports for Virtual Coaching

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 ...
Read more

Using Part C Family Outcomes Data to Examine Equity and RepresentativenessUsing Part C Family Outcomes Data to Examine Equity and Representativeness

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 ...
Read more

Using Child Outcomes Data to Understand EquityUsing Child Outcomes Data to Understand Equity

In this session, participants will explore a hypothetical state scenario where they will examine child outcomes data disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and other factors. Participants will work with each other and TA providers to propose the critical questions that they want to ask and develop analysis plans and an action ...
Read more

Concurrent Sessions, Block A

Part C Data During COVID-19: Navigating the Next Six Months TogetherPart C Data During COVID-19: Navigating the Next Six Months Together

Given the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, states have many challenges and questions about the collection, reporting, interpretation, and use of their Part C data. In this session, we will focus on supporting Part C leaders with addressing the next 6 months of federal and state data requirements. This ...
Read more

Race Equity and Leadership: Working to Strengthen Our Leadership and Build More Equitable SystemsRace Equity and Leadership: Working to Strengthen Our Leadership and Build More Equitable Systems

At this pivotal opportunity in history, we need strong leaders who are willing to ask tough questions, challenge the status quo, and call out biases and structural oppression. How can you become that kind of leader? This session is designed to inspire and support state Part C and Section 619 ...
Read more

State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP): Where Do We Go From Here?State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP): Where Do We Go From Here?

Considering SSIP modifications due to COVID-19? Planning statewide scale-up or thinking about how to sustain infrastructure and practice improvements proposed in your SSIP? Considering a new State Identified Measurable Result (SIMR) or implementing different evidence-based practices? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join this interactive session to ...
Read more

Using the Preschool Development Grants (PDG) to Build Inclusive SystemsUsing the Preschool Development Grants (PDG) to Build Inclusive Systems

The Preschool Development Grants (PDG) present an opportunity for states to build more coordinated, inclusive state systems to better address the needs of all young children and their families including those with disabilities. Come learn about how Part C and Part B 619 state agencies are contributing to the PDG ...
Read more

Building A Culture of Data Use: You TOO Can Become a Data Leader!Building A Culture of Data Use: You TOO Can Become a Data Leader!

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 ...
Read more

What It Takes for Practice Change: Evidence-Based Practices for Social-Emotional OutcomesWhat It Takes for Practice Change: Evidence-Based Practices for Social-Emotional Outcomes

The improvement of social and emotional outcomes for young children depends on practitioners using evidence-based practices in the support of families and the instruction of young children. Join this session to discuss what it takes to improve and sustain practice implementation with a focus on social-emotional practices. We will discuss ...
Read more

Thursday October 22

Closing Plenary

Closing Plenary: Responding to the Moment: Harnessing Data to Promote EquityClosing Plenary: Responding to the Moment: Harnessing Data to Promote Equity

Responding to the Moment: Harnessing Data to Promote Equity 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 ...
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Sponsors

IDIO 2020 was sponsored by DaSy, in collaboration with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance ( ECTA) Center, the Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC), and the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI).

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