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2008 NCLB School Choice Leadership Summit. Best Practices to Help Districts and Providers Work Together To Produce Fabulous Results for our Students. Anke Toth, Carol Calfee, Penny Fendt Tuesday, June 24, 2008. ALOHA !!!. Overview. Why is collaboration important? Who needs to be involved?
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2008 NCLB School Choice Leadership Summit Best Practices to Help Districts and Providers Work Together To Produce Fabulous Results for our Students Anke Toth, Carol Calfee, Penny Fendt Tuesday, June 24, 2008
ALOHA!!! Overview • Why is collaboration important? • Who needs to be involved? • What can districts and providers do? • What are best practices related to collaborative activities in SES programs?
Goals of the Presentation Participants will: • Identify the benefits of collaboration • List key collaborative players • Describe meaningful collaborative activities • Share best practices • Learn some Hawaiian slang • Hula (optional) 3. Share isolated revelations!
START STEP ONE 1. Why a collaborative partnership is so important
Scenario WIKI WIKI! The monitoring team is coming to town, and they want to talk to at least 10 parents in at least 3 schools. What do you think they will discover? What should the districts and providers have done previously (during the last 6 months) – together – to prepare for the visit.
Why is Collaborative Partnership Between District and Providers so Important? • Understand the responsibilities • Facilitate parents’ understanding of the program • Enhance communications regarding students’ academic performance
Why is Collaborative Partnership Between District and Providers so Important? (cont.) • Provide academic intervention to students • Increase student participation and attendance YEAH, BRO!!! Pau Hana!
STEP TWO 2. Who needs to be involved START STEP ONE GO BACK TO STEP ONE
Akole maluna? From the bottom up….who are the people who need to be involved in Supplemental Educational Services?
Role of Districts in Building Collaborative Partnerships D A K I N E S H U C K A ! • Develop District/Provider Contract • Facilitate SLP meeting • Support tutor recruitment • Organize, facilitate, and promote provider fairs • Conduct observations
Districts Can Work With Providers to… • Introduce districts’ assessment system and local district curricula • Incorporate existing district-based services • Teach SINI status
Districts Can Work With Providers to…(cont.) • Train how to document students attendance, service delivery, and contact hours • Inform providers of policies for facility usage, teacher employment, and where confidential records kept • Teachers can consider working for SES providers
STEP THREE 3. What districts and providers can do STEP TWO GO BACK TO STEP TWO START STEP ONE
Role of Providers in Building Collaborative Partnerships • Hire tutors according to district policies • Attend provider fairs • Train staff about district policies • Schedule assessment meetings • Share student progress with district and parents
Providers Can Work With Staff to… • Become familiar with district’s assessment system and local district curricula • Coordinate program with existing district-based services • Understand SINI status
Providers Can Work With Staff to… (cont.) • Align program with students individual needs • Document students attendance, service delivery, and contact hours • Document student progress
4. Best practices STEP FOUR STEP THREE STEP TWO GO BACK TO STEP THREE START STEP ONE
Best practices • Explicit and transparent contracts • Establishing regular and effective communication channels with teachers, school and district administrators, and parents
Best Practices (cont.) • Using district forms • Creating school maps where tutoring takes place • Keeping classroom teachers “in the loop” – providing forms for interested teachers to become tutors
Best Practices (cont.) • Being value-added; taking a problem-solving approach in negotiating challenges • Sharing of assessment data and progress reports
Best Practices (cont.) • Assigning local site-facilitators • Attending SES promoting events • Updating contact information for students and staff
Best Practices (cont.) • Sharing resource notebook/handbook relevant to schools and training • Using district policy forms • Creating school maps where tutoring takes place
Best Practices (cont.) • Creating opportunities to observe tutoring sessions • Helping families gain access to resources • Providing surveys • Promoting local advisory committees
Wahine Safety Plan STUFF HAPPENS!! Tell us a tale….
Accident Reporting Weather/Emergency Information General Safety and Health Child Abuse Reporting Child Safety and Supervision Drug-Free Workplace Workmen’s Compensation Facilities/Equipment Usage Provider Use of Parent Notification System TRANSPORTATION Sample Safety Procedures
Forms • SES Provider Accident/Injury Form • SES Provider Emergency Contact Information Form • Release Form for an On-Site Program • Workmen’s Compensation • Safety Training Certification
Resources • Self-Assessment Checklist: http://www.fldoe.org/flbpso/doc/SelfAssessmentChecklistSES9-2007.doc • Technical Assistance Paper Related to the Contract:http://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-4959/k12-2008-46-tap.pdf • District Policy Forms:http://www.fldoe.org/flbpso/nclbchoice/ses/districtpolicyforms.asp
Contact Information Penny Fendt, Executive Director Sylvan Learning Center (850) 626-3533 email@example.com Carol Calfee, Director of Federal Programs Santa Rosa County District Schools (850) 983-5001 CalfeeC@mail.santarosa.k12.fl.us Anke Toth, Program Specialist Florida Department of Education (850)245-0752 Anke.Toth@fldoe.org
Yea! You made it to the goal. STEP THREE STEP FOUR STEP TWO START STEP ONE QUESTIONS ? ? ?