2020 U.S. Department of Education Title I, Part D Conference Agenda

2020 U.S. Department of Education Title I, Part D Conference Agenda

2020 U.S. Department of Education Title I, Part D  Coordinators Conference Agenda

 

 

 

Virtual Conference | August 24-28, 2020

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Pre-Conference Sessions: Thursday, August 20

12:30–2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

New Coordinators Orientation and Pre-Conference Session

This session is for new Title I, Part D coordinators who have been in their position for up to 18 months. During the session, new coordinators will receive an overview of Title I, Part D from the National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC). ND Coordinators also will learn about their key roles and responsibilities in administering Title I, Part D, with a focus on (1) program planning and funding; (2) data collection and reporting; and (3) the use of Title I, Part D funds. The new coordinators will have access to a panel of seasoned coordinators who will attend the session and lend their expertise. As part of the session, new coordinators will be able to meet and network with other new colleagues, the NDTAC Technical Assistance Team, and staff from the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Facilitator: David Blumenthal, NDTAC
  • Panelists:
    • Pat Frost, Nebraska Department of Education
    • Colin Usher, Nevada Department of Education
    • Dottie Wodraska, NDTAC
2:30–3:00 p.m. EDT 

Break

3:00–5:00 p.m. EDT

Seasoned Coordinators Pre-Conference Session

This strategizing session is for experienced Title I, Part D coordinators who have been in their position for at least 18 months and will focus on integrated approaches to the administration of Title I, Part D aimed at continuous quality improvement. Coordinators from Tennessee and Wisconsin will share key components of their respective continuous quality improvement efforts. NDTAC will facilitate semi-structured, peer-to-peer discussions focused on data-driven continuous programmatic quality improvement, related topics and post-pandemic implications. ED staff will also join the conversation.

  • Facilitator: Rob Mayo, NDTAC
  • Presenters:
    • Dan Froemel, Tennessee Department of Education
    • Kyle Peaden, Wisconsin Department of Education

Day 1: Monday, August 24

12:30–1:00 p.m. EDT

Conference Welcome

ED's Title I, Part D program team and NDTAC will formally greet conference attendees and recognize members of the conference planning committee. NDTAC will provide an overview of the virtual conference platform, highlighting features and functionality.

  • Presenters:
    • Jasmine Akinsipe, Program Officer, Office of Elementary & Secondary Education (OESE), ED
    • Libby Witt, Education Program Specialist, OESE, ED
    • Simon Gonsoulin, Project Director, NDTAC
    • David Osher, Principal Investigator, NDTAC
1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT

Keynote Presentation: Rodney Robinson

Rodney Robinson was named the 2019 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief States Schools’ Officers. He is a former teacher at the Virgie Binford Education Center in 2015, a school inside Richmond (VA) Juvenile Detention Center. Mr. Robinson is an accomplished speaker and advocate for economic equity to ensure all students have the resources they need to be successful in life. His presentation will focus on his work and lifelong passion for serving underprivileged and underrepresented populations in America.

  • Facilitator: Simon Gonsoulin, Project Director, NDTAC
  • Presenter: Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year
2:00–2:30 p.m EDT

Break

2:30–4:00 p.m. EDT

Federal Panel

ED's Title I, Part D program team will address coordinators to discuss various topics, including supporting successful transitions and reentry for youth who are N or D, priorities for ED in the next year, and monitoring updates.
Moderator: Simon Gonsoulin, NDTAC

  • Presenters:
    • Jasmine Akinsipe, Program Officer, OESE, ED
    • Libby Witt, Education Program Specialist, OESE, ED
4:00–5:00 p.m. EDT

Plenary I: Data Collection and Quality

ED staff will discuss the Consolidated State Performance Report data collection process, focusing on common data quality issues, the Business Rules Single Inventory, file specifications, and overcoming challenges to collecting after-exit data.

  • Presenters:
    • Jasmine Akinsipe, Program Officer, OESE, ED
    • Libby Witt, Education Program Specialist, OESE, ED

Day 2: Wednesday, August 26

12:30–1:00 p.m. EDT

Call to Order and Day 2 Welcome

  • Presenters:
    • Simon Gonsoulin, Project Director, NDTAC
    • Jasmine Akinsipe, Program Officer, Office of Elementary & Secondary Education, ED
1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT

Plenary II: Fiscal Issues, Annual Count and Facility Eligibility

ED staff will provide an overview of Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 and 2 allocations, including the State administrative reservation to administer Title I, Part D. Other topics will include an overview of the annual count process, including which facilities are included in the count.

  • Presenters:
    • Todd Stephenson, Management and Program Analyst, OESE, ED
    • Libby Witt, Education Program Specialist, OESE, ED
2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT

Q&A with ED Office of General Counsel

In this session, ED staff and representatives of the Office of General Counsel (OGC) will provide responses to coordinators’ previously submitted questions and present opportunities for coordinators to provide their input as ED prepares to update the non-regulatory guidance (NRG) for Part D. The conversation will include brainstorming on topics to include in the NRG, from program monitoring to providing technical assistance and other topics of interests shared by Coordinators.

  • Presenters:
    • Mike Anderson, OGC, ED
    • Josie Skinner, OGC, ED
    • Jasmine Akinsipe, Program Officer, OESE, ED
    • Libby Witt, Education Program Specialist, OESE, ED
3:00-3:30 p.m. EDT

Break

3:20–4:25 p.m. EDT

Plenary III: Use of Funds to Support Successful Transition for N or D Youth

NDTAC TA State Liaison David Blumenthal will facilitate a panel featuring Francine Stromberg, the coordinator for the New Jersey Department of Education, and Rodney Jenkins, principal of Sojourn High School of Newark, New Jersey. During the presentation, the three will discuss how Title I, Part D funds may be used to support successful transition of youth who are N or D between correctional facilities and locally operated programs. Their discussion will focus on the transition reservation and NDTAC’s “Transition Toolkit 3.0.” The panel will highlight the role of a transition specialist at both the State and local levels. 

  • Facilitator: David Blumenthal, NDTAC
  • Panelists:
    • Francine Stromberg, New Jersey Department of Education
    • Rodney Jenkins, Principal, Sojourn High School, NJ
4:30–5:00 p.m. EDT

Breakout Discussion by ND Community

Coordinators will join a breakout room according to their ND community designation to discuss the role of transition specialists and other approaches to supporting successful transitions for youth who are N or D.

  • Facilitators: David Blumenthal, Rob Mayo, and Dottie Wodraska, NDTAC

Gold Community (David Blumenthal)

Salmon Community (Rob Mayo)

Teal Community (Dottie Wodraska)

Day 3: Friday, August 28

12:30–12:45 p.m. EDT

Call to Order and Day 3 Welcome

  • Presenters:
    • Simon Gonsoulin, Project Director, NDTAC
12:45–2:45 p.m. EDT

High Quality Statewide Data Systems Virtual Breakout

NDTAC TA Liaison David Blumenthal and Data Team Lead Jake Sokolsky will facilitate this virtual breakout session. Selected ND Coordinators will briefly present highlights of their States’ data systems in virtual breakout rooms. The breakout room discussions will focus on approaches to improving data collection by Subpart (1 or 2). Each breakout room will include an NDTAC staff member and a selected State ND Coordinator to share strategies and resources with peers.

  • Facilitators: Rob Mayo, David Blumenthal, Jake Sokolsky, and Joanne Carminucci, NDTAC
     
  • Subpart 1
    • Faciliators:
      • Rob Mayo, TA Liaison, NDTAC 
      • Jake Sokolsky, Data Team Lead, NDTAC 
    • Presenters:
      • Murray Meszaros, Utah State Board of Education
      • Ada Daniels, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Subpart 2
    • Facilitators:
      • David Blumenthal, TA Liaison, NDTAC 
      • Joanne Carminucci, Data Team, NDTAC 
    • Presenters:
      • Karen Auble, Ohio Department of Education
      • Dan Froemel, Tennessee Department of Education

2:45–3:15 p.m. EDT

Conference Wrap-Up and Reflections

  • Facilitator: Simon Gonsoulin, Project Director, NDTAC
  • Speakers:
    • Jasmine Akinsipe, Program Officer, OESE, ED
    • Libby Witt, Education Program Specialist, OESE, ED
    • David Osher, NDTAC

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