|Monday, September 17 - Tuesday, September 18|
9a.m. - 4p.m.
| || Effective Head Start Monitoring and Managing Outcomes || |
| || ||With the Office of Head Start’s new focus on School Readiness Goals and Re-competition, Head Start programs are under more pressure than ever to move beyond demonstrating compliance to having a stronger focus on positive outcomes. In fact, not establishing, measuring, and/or analyzing clear school readiness goals is one of the seven triggers that will place programs into re-competition. Furthermore, the Office of Head Start’s Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework also has an explicit focus on how family outcomes drive child outcomes. For Head Start programs, this means we must not only manage and measure how we are in compliance, but now we must also ensure our systems will track outcomes as well. How we do this and how we use this data to continuously improve the quality of our programs is one of the key challenges facing Head Start directors today. Ultimately, every director should be able to answer this question: what data does your team review on a regular basis to ensure that your programs are in compliance and have a major positive impact on children and families?|| |
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This 2-day training focus will provide attendees:
Don’t miss an opportunity to get exposed to some new approaches and ideas in areas that are especially critical to the successful operation of any Head Start program in this new era of re-competition.
- An understanding of the importance of using data to make decisions.
- Hands-on experience with sample monitoring and outcome measure tools and time to develop or revise your current tool.
- An advanced knowledge of the concept of managing by outcomes, and how it relates to the OHS’s new emphasis on school readiness goals and the parent and family engagement framework.
| ||Faculty:||Aaron Lieberman, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Acelero Learning, |
Barbara Montero, Vice President of Training & Technical Assistance, Acelero Learning
| ||Fee:||$275 - Member, $325 - Non Member|| |
|Monday, September 17 |
9a.m. - 4p.m.
Using Assessment Data to Improve Child Outcomes and Drive Program Planning
| || ||A program in possession of high-quality child assessment information is well positioned to make optimal strategic decisions related to child outcomes, program improvements, and staff development. In this session, participants will learn about the importance and nature of high-quality data, different ways to aggregate and present data in order to communicate effectively with different stakeholders, how to use data to inform decisions driven by programmatic objectives, and real-world strategies for helping teachers make the connection between curriculum and assessment.|| |
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Participants will be able to:
- understand Head Start performance standards and expectations related to child outcomes and program planning;
- use data to inform program planning;
- use data to improve instruction and child outcomes;
- examine and interpret different types of data and identify potential program scenarios; and
- develop a process for continuous program improvement.
| ||Faculty:|| Clarissa Martinez, Trainer, Teaching Strategies, Inc.|| |
| ||Fee: || $150 Member, $175 Non-Member|| |
|Tuesday, September 18 |
9a.m. - 4p.m.
| ||Advanced Briefing from Teachstone on CLASS|| |
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Data-based decision making is an essential component of the continuous quality improvement process. Grantees will spend the day emerged in CLASS data and will leave empowered to use their data to improve learning for students, celebrate accomplishments as a team, and advocate for programs in the community. The day will be segmented into three parts: 1) overview lecture on CLASS data and data-based decision making, 2) active learning case study discussion focused on implementing data based decision making within a grantee, and 3) facilitated review of local CLASS data.
Participants are asked to come in teams of at least two, as well as bring teacher and program level CLASS data.
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- Learn strategies for how to lead an efficient and effective data collection, analysis and reporting process
- Practice using data to inform classroom, program, and grantee level decisions
- Attendees will be presented strategies related to Teachstone's professional development supports and additional tools for utilization in their local program.
| ||Faculty: ||Rebecca Berlin, Director, Client Services at Teachstone|| |
| ||Fee:|| $150 Member, $175 Non-Member|| |