- Welcome & Introductions (New ND Coordinator James Popp, North Carolina)
- Updates from NDTAC: New resources on collaboration and National Title I, Part D Survey
- Reviewing Priorities for 2018-19
- Community Discussion: Communication with Subgrantees and Facilities
What interested you in joining the call today?
- Ken Krawchuk (PA): Spent a number of days this month monitoring N&D's and am interested in seeing how other states are handling this under ESSA.
- Karen Auble (OH): Preparing for federal monitoring, updates, outcome data
- Paula & Mary (NY): Does anyone have any transition roles and responsibilities for transition liaisons?
Welcome & Introductions:
- Welcome James Popp, new ND Coordinator for North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
- Introductions of call participants
- New attendee from OH, Sarah James, recently added to the TIPD team in OH
Updates from NDTAC:
- Issue brief (May 2018) on substance abuse and program highlights (i.e., profiles) released in August
- TIPD survey reminder. Most of Gold community already has completed
- Conference presentations. NDTAC available to present upon request.
Gold Community priorities 2018-19
- Based on your responses, the top priorities emerged:
- Use of Funds
- Evidence-based practices
Facilitator: Do these results resonate with you as the most important?
- Several respondents put "yes" in the chat box (Francine Stromberg, Karen Auble, Valerie Ashton-Thomas, Paula & Mary, Ken Krawchuk)
- Francine (NJ): Use of funds and transitions and evidence-based practices are all very important. Eval and monitoring go hand in hand and direct transitions and use of funds. They all interconnected.
- Valerie (MD): Evidence based practices are required under ESSA. We are trying to get clarification of evidence-based practices.
- Facilitator: Are resources or guidance from your state about evidence-based practices?
- Francine: Maybe not.
- Valerie Ashton-Thomas: Yes. We have had several trainings for staff. Guidelines have been provided.
- Facilitator: If you could add a priority, what would it be?
- Francine: I don't think I would add a priority. This list is reasonable and more than enough [content] for the next year.
- Valerie: All topics minus use of funds is a priority for MD
- Paula Monarch-Palmieri & Mary Russman (NY): Guidance for the ESSA law regarding N&D
- Karen Steinhaus (CA): Always seem to be going back to basics. What do we need to get into the CSPR? That is a constant need. I want to make sure pre- and post-testing is getting done. These are the top needs.
Communication strategies for capacity development
- Alvita Howard (FL): Development of their state webpage, including modules for new program staff. One of the districts recommended adding a link on the site to other grants they may be eligible for.
- Valerie: I facilitate two meetings annually. I have subgrantees to share and present on certain topics where they have shown best practices. I am looking into the process of online modules as another strategy.
- Karen Auble (Ohio): We are working on updating our website and grants manual to get more information to the field on TItle I-D. It has areas where TIPD is mentioned in statute and non-reg guidance (e.g., use of funds). Also updating the agency website to include TIPD to be under Federal portion and to include a section on vulnerable youth -- this is exciting and a new way to serve students. Also have had all LEAs identify an adjudicated youth liaison for their district.
- Facilitator: How do you structure these types of conversations with program staff (i.e., grounding the conversation in data)?
- Alvita: I try to do a bimonthly webinar, but also this year have started to have a "first Friday" meeting that has all subgrantees to discuss topics they want to address. Building these relationships is important.
- Jen Engberg & Adam Henning (OR): In Oregon we updated our website this summer and we are trying to make it easier for folks to understand what Title I-D is and what they need to do. We recently did a Title I-D refresher webinar, as well as a CDPR training. Both of these are on the website. In addition, we have built Title I-D into our Title I-A roadshow we are doing this fall.
- Facilitator: what does this look like?
- Jen: In the past has been just Federal programs, but this year we are more in concert with districts and school effectiveness teams. Updated comprehensive needs assessments and have 1-on-1 meetings to address needs.
- Facilitator: Does something stick out to you in these conversations?
- Jen: we have been able to answer questions about programs coming to specific areas and provide information about them (e.g., if qualifying for it).
- Facilitator: Is there an explanatory document that you've developed for this?
- Jen: TIPD basics PowerPoint (PPT) that is used for the webinar, but not a comprehensive cheat sheet.
- Facilitator: Do other states have similar examples of explanatory documents used?
- Ken: Every year we host a big symposium for LEAs, but this year we also had a PPT presentation and a folder of information. We also went on the road to regional meetings to present.
- Save the date coming up for Topical Call 3 on program evaluation (aimed for September). Open invitation for other staff in your program.
- Looking ahead: NDTAC continually considering additional ways to provide TA based on our conversations
*Please contact your TA liaison for the recording and slides.