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MDE Title Programs Application Training

Following the Road to Continuous Improvement

Title I, II & III Applications Writing Training
(Hosted by MAASFEP)
June 24, 2015 8:00-3:30 p.m.    
General and Breakout Sessions

8:00-8:15 Registration


8:15-9:30 Director’s Update/Title I & II Applications Review (Ballroom)
This session will provide ESEA Title program updates which address current issues and topics relating to the development of federal education programs focusing on application development.
John Moorse, Director, Division of Student Support
 

9:45-10:45 Breakout Sessions

Using Data to Improve Title Application and Implementation (Ballroom)

Data can be used to increase the quality of your Title I Program.  Data use should begin with identification of student needs to delivering services to students to evaluating program effectiveness.  Capturing data use and plans for using data throughout the year are an important part of the Title I application process.  Getting started and maintaining effectiveness of data use will be discussed in the context of the Title I Application Needs Assessment and linked to other components of the Title II and Title III applications.

               Margaret Biggerstaff, Analytics and Assessment Consultant

 

Schoolwide Program Requirements for SY 2015-16 (Room B)
Participants will leave with a clear understanding of what is expected to satisfactorily complete “The Record and Schoolwide” section of the application.

            Noemi Treviño, Area Director, MDE

 Serving Homeless Students  (Room C)

Title I is required to provide supplemental services to homeless student residing in your school district attendance area.  A set aside must be included in your Title I budget to meet this federal requirement.

            Roberto Reyes, Homeless Education, MDE

Title III Application (Room D)

This session will provide an overview of federal and state EL legislation and how these inform the development and implementation of K-12 English language instructional programs in Minnesota. In addition, we’ll look at uses of Title III funds; application basics, consortium requirements, timelines and other Title III program requirements.

               Michael Bowlus, English Learner Education Specialist/Area Director, MDE

               Barbara Al Nouri, English Learner Education Specialist/Area Director, MDE

 

Serving Nonpublic’s Equitably  (Room E)

This session will provide a brief overview of the nonpublic requirements for Title I and Title II and address the component of the Title I and II SERVS application that pertain to serving nonpublic students, staff and families equitably.  

                Debra Landvik, Area Director, MDE

 

10:55-12:00 Breakout Sessions

 

SMART Goals: Effective Identification of Achievement Gaps (Ballroom)

Investigate MDE Data Reports and Analytics summary data to determine and prioritize student needs. This  hands-on (bring-your-own-computer) session uses templates to organize trends and consider different gap perspectives to efficiently identify achievement gaps required for the Title I Application: Comprehensive Needs Assessment. SMART goals for the application will be the ultimate outcome of the data analysis. (Advantageous to know username and password to access Secure Reports for school or district. PC computers, rather than ipads/tablets, provide best access to data reports).

            Margaret Biggerstaff, Assessment/Analytics Consultant

 

Schoolwide Program Requirements for SY 2015-16 (Room B)

Participants will leave with a clear understanding of what is expected to satisfactorily complete “The Record and Schoolwide” section of the application.  

            Noemi Treviño, Area Director, MDE

 

Serving Homeless Students (Room C)

Title I is required to provide supplemental services to homeless student residing in your school district attendance area.  A set aside must be included in your Title I budget to meet this federal requirement.

            Roberto Reyes, Homeless Education, MDE

 

Title III Application (Room D)

This session will provide an overview of federal and state EL legislation and how these inform the development and implementation of K-12 English language instructional programs in Minnesota. In addition, we’ll look at uses of Title III funds; application basics, consortium requirements, timelines and other Title III program requirements.

               Michael Bowlus, English Learner Education Specialist/Area Director, MDE

               Barbara Al Nouri, English Learner Education Specialist/Area Director, MDE

 

Serving Nonpublic’s Equitably  (Room E)

This session will provide a brief overview of the nonpublic requirements for Title I and Title II and address the component of the Title I and II SERVS application that pertain to serving nonpublic students, staff and families equitably.   

            Debra Landvik, Area Director, MDE

 

1:00-2:00 Breakout Sessions

 

Understanding Students’ Needs in Reading and Math (Ballroom)

This session will explore additional considerations for understanding local level student achievement, fidelity of implementation and perception data with regards to reading and math as part of the needs assessment process (Application sections 1.1.1-1.1.9)

                  Susan Wygant, Mathematics Specialist, MDE and Cory Stai, Reading Specialist, MDE

 

Monitoring Update (Room B)

This session will clarify the relationship of Title IA and Title IIA application questions to compliance requirements being monitored, the most frequent areas of noncompliance, how to comply and keep records to demonstrate compliance, and the evolving system for monitoring and technical assistance.

        Sally Gordon, Title I Compliance Monitor, MDE and Wayne Kuklinski, Compliance Monitor, MDE

 

Family Engagement (Room C)

This session will provide a brief overview of the parent involvement requirements for Title I and address the components of the Title I SERVS application that pertain engaging families and how to address the narrative and budget requirements.

            Debra Landvik, Area Director, MDE

 

Improvement and Accountability (Room D)

This session will continue the discussion of “Following the Road to Ongoing Improvement” and Accountability under Minnesota’s (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver.  Current Multiple Measurements Rating (MMR) components and timeline information will be discussed.

                John Moorse, Director, Division of Student Support and Stephanie Graff, ESEA Policy, MDE

 

Technical Assistance and Application Development (Room E)

This will be a hands-on session for districts to work on their applications.

Please bring a) your computer, b) Comprehensive Needs Assessment completed so that questions relating to that can be answered, c) questions that you have outlined ahead of time to be addressed, and d) UFARS manual and/or the shortened coding UFARS coding sheet

Please be aware that you will probably not be able to complete the entire grant during this work session, so prioritize what you want to have addressed so that you can continue the work later you get back in your district. Audience: first time working with applications or those needing a refresher    

Rosie Dehli, Area Director, MDE    

 

2:15–3:15 Breakout Session

Looking for Root Cause (Ballroom)

Go beyond symptoms to find the root cause of student learning needs to refine your Title I application: Comprehensive Needs Assessment as well as strengthen the evaluation of the effectiveness of your Title I program. This hands-on (bring-your-own-computer) session will suggest data analysis strategies beyond MDE website summary reports to focus improvement of student learning. Student level data, including

growth data, from state accountability tests will extend understanding of system effectiveness. This session also will discuss the use of OLPA data to help improvement efforts for accelerating learning for low performing students.

            Margaret Biggerstaff, Assessment/Analytics Consultant

 

Monitoring Update (Room B)

This session will clarify the relationship of Title IA and Title IIA application questions to compliance requirements being monitored, the most frequent areas of noncompliance, how to comply and keep records to demonstrate compliance, and the evolving system for monitoring and technical assistance.

        Sally Gordon, Title I Compliance Monitor, MDE and Wayne Kuklinski, Compliance Monitor, MDE

 

Family Engagement (Room C)

This session will provide a brief overview of the parent involvement requirements for Title I and address the components of the Title I SERVS application that pertain engaging families and how to address the narrative and budget requirements.

Debra Landvik, Area Director, MDE               

 

Improvement and Accountability (Room D)

This session will continue the discussion of “Following the Road to Ongoing Improvement” and Accountability under Minnesota’s (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver.  Current Multiple Measurements Rating (MMR) components and timeline information will be discussed.

                John Moorse, Director, Division of Student Support and Stephanie Graff, ESEA Policy, MDE

 

Application Development Technical Assistance (Room E)

A time to ask specific application development questions and work on your applications.  Bring your student data and computer.  This session will be an informal come and go as needed session.

Rosie Dehli, Area Director, MDE

 

3:15-3:30 Time for Questions (Ballroom)

A come and go as needed for participants to visit with the Director, Consultants and Area Directors about district issues/concerns on such topics as:

  •           Mathematics and Reading Standards and Benchmarks
  •             RCI and Schoolwide Programs
  •             Improvement and Accountability
  •             Homeless Requirements
  •             Family Engagement
  •             Monitoring
  •           Application Development