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Events: Directors' Webinar (Directors' Webinar)

Topic: Implementation Driver Series: Selection

Date: Thursday, December 05, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Mountain / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Pacific

Presenters
Oklahoma: Christa Knight, M.Ed., Project Director, Oklahoma SPDG; Cheryl Huffman, M.Ed., Evaluator, Oklahoma SPDG
Missouri: Amy Gaumer Erickson, Ph.D., and Pattie Noonan, Ph.D., Evaluators, Missouri, Kansas and Oregon SPDGs, University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning; Pam Williams, Project Director, Missouri SPDG, and Coordinator of Services, Missouri Department of Education, Special Education

Facilitators
Jennifer Coffey, OSEP Project Officer
Audrey Desjarlais, Signetwork Coordinator

Location
Adobe Join Link: http://tadnet.adobeconnect.com/spdgdirectors/
Teleconference: 1-(877)-512-6886
Passcode : 16 16 32 27 75

Description/Other Details
For this session our invited Missouri and Oklahoma SPDG presenters will describe their selection driver process and how they are reporting on it within the SPDG Program Measures. In addition, because two of our presenters act as evaluators for two other states, when they present they will highlight the different ways Kansas and Oregon are approaching the selection process. Details for the session are provided below.

Materials/Resources

OTISS Fidelity Assessment (PDF, 2013)

"The OTISS Fidelity Assessment is a tool designed to assist sites desiring to implement OTISS to 1) identify at what stage of implementation of the model they are currently functioning, and 2) provide the groundwork for developing goals to remedy weaknesses impeding full implementation. A team representative of site personnel (administrative, instructional and support) should rate its site on each of the elements comprising the eight core components of the OTISS model. The element descriptors provide concrete representations of what each element looks like in practice at each of the implementation stages. Whenever possible, ratings should be based on concrete evidence or products associated with each element and not on verbal report. The comment sections provide an opportunity for sites to describe barriers, concerns, questions, etc. The completed assessment checklist will reflect a score for each element, a summary score for each core component and a total score for the model. The scoring guide beneath the assessment provides a mechanism to display these ratings and identify areas of strengths and weaknesses from which to develop goals."