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Webinar Series
Making the Data Monster Dance: Self-Assessment for the 21st Century
October 13th - December 15th, 2015

When?

Each webinar in the series will take place on Tuesdays from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET.

What?

This is a six-part series of interactive, outcomes-focused webinars.

How to Participate

Early Bird pricing available through Friday, September 18th!

About the Self-Assessment for the 21st Century webinar series 

How do you feel about your self-assessment process? Is it useful to your program and informative to your community stakeholders? Is it well-aligned to helping you track progress on your five-year goals? In partnership with the National Head Start Association, Shine Early Learning is hosting a unique webinar series focused on self-assessment, goal setting, and making data work for you.

Making the Data Monster Dance: Self-Assessment for the 21st Century is a six-part series of interactive, outcomes-focused webinars. Each session is designed with clear learning objectives in mind, so you will walk away with actionable next steps to transform your work and the lives of children and families. The series will launch on Tuesday, October 13th with the first webinar:

 


 

Webinar 1: Introduction - What we used to believe, what we believe now

October 13th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

The evolution of self-assessment in a high-performing Head Start program; its turning points and reasons for growth. This session introduces the “big picture” of making the self-assessment process into a meaningful and high-impact tool in Head Start program design and management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the history of self assessment via OHS standards and expectations
  • Participants will be able to articulate the value of proactive, ongoing self-assessment (more than annually) over the course of the year

 


 

 

Webinar 2: Self-assessment and developing a culture of data

October 27th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

This session discusses creating the right organizational design and distributed data input systems, as well as effective use of reports / dashboards to develop a culture of data. Ongoing monitoring tools discuss include the MBI, MBI+, MBO and key dashboards.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to articulate the connection between ongoing compliance and outcomes monitoring / data collection to a more frequent and meaningful self-assessment process.
  • Participants will clearly understand the concept and value of data dashboards for both compliance and outcomes.

 


 

 

Webinar 3: Ongoing self-assessment and ShineStat

November 11th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Introducing ShineStat: a self-assessment system which takes the work that you have done so far in connecting your overall programmatic goals with the ongoing monitoring data that you have collected, and turning it into a meaningful, quarterly self-assessment process. This session provides an overview of ShineStat as well as implementation guidance – tactical advice on how to implement this approach in your program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the data collection and reporting dynamics involved in quarterly self-assessment
  • Participants will understand the physical implementation of creative, engaged and effective quarterly self-assessment sessions

 


 

 

Webinar 4: SASCIE Part I

November 24th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Meet SASCIE: The Self-Assessment System for Continuous Improvement and Evaluation. This is a rubric-driven programmatic self-assessment system – this session will introduce the organization, design, and basic implementation processes behind rubric-based evaluation for your program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the value of a rubric for evaluation and continuous program improvement
  • Participants will understand rubric design and development for major service areas (examples in ECE, family services, PDM)

 


 

 

Webinar 5: SASCIE Part II

December 8th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

In this session, we continue to discuss SASCIE – in particular, validation and ongoing improvement planning. This will also be our series wrap-up – to make sure the data monster is dancing for you!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the importance and dynamics of validation of rubric scores
  • Participants will understand the process for creating explicit action plans based on rubric scores
  • Participants will be able to synthesize the content in the series into an enhanced understanding of self-assessment setup, ongoing monitoring structures and alignment of regularly-tracked, quantifiable metrics with long-term program goals.

 


 

 

Webinar 6: Self-assessment, 5 year goals, and closing

December 15th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

This session will cover the art of linking five-year goal guidance with program use of data and self-assessment measures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the connection between self-assessment and five-year goal setting / tracking
  • Participants will be able to gauge whether individual objectives in line with five year goals are measurable and allow for clear baselines and targets to be established
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