WestEd at 2016 National Title I Conference

Adults in a Professional Development setting

Join WestEd at the National Title I Conference Thursday-Sunday, January 28-31, in Houston, TX.

Be sure to attend our session (details below) and visit booth #407 to learn about our services, research, and resources.

Session: Guidance and Tools to Maximize School Improvement Grants
Date: Friday, January 29, 2016
Time & Location: 1-2pm, General Assembly Theater B

School Improvement Grants (SIGs) seek to turn around chronically low-performing schools. In order to reach success, these turnaround efforts must be systemic, well planned, and sustainable.

Presenters will share a toolkit, developed by the Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, on key strategies to maximize opportunities around the recently re-regulated SIG guidelines.

WestEd’s Lenay Dunn and Carlas McCauley, and Sam Redding of the Academic Development Institute will share strategies, timelines, and approaches for state, district, and school leaders that contribute to successful SIG implementation.

Session: Aligning Initiatives to Maximize Positive Outcomes for All Learners
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016
Time & Location: 10:30-11:30am, Room 372

The National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) was developed to help state education agencies (SEAs) transform state infrastructures by scaling-up evidence-based strategies to improve learning outcomes for diverse learners, including students with disabilities. NCSI works with state departments of special education to integrate and align the focus on improving results for students with disabilities with the state’s overall school-improvement efforts.

This session is designed to assist SEAs and Lead Agencies in identifying potential leveraging opportunities across a coherent continuum of federally funded initiatives.

Presenters, including WestEd’s Jana Rosborough, Anne Louise Thompson, and Katherine Bradley-Black, will introduce tools for analyzing the state infrastructure and aligning identified areas of need with federal initiatives and other funding resources. Participants will leave with a toolbox of resources to engage various stakeholders within and across initiatives for improved outcomes for all learners.

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