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IEUC Midwest 2019 - Pre Conference Sessions

Full Day Session: Best Practices in Approaching MTSS

Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Learning Facilitator: Jaime Harris, Ed.S., NCSP

Full Day
Start Time: 8.45 am
End Time: 4:15 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $150
Limited to 40 participants

Session Type: Interactive

Session Pathway: Data Analysis & Reporting; MTSS (PBIS, RTI, Intervention)

Intended Audience: School Psychologists, MTSS Coordinators, School & District Leaders

Session Description

You may have learned best practices of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). Now, this session will focus on how you can actually implement these practices in a school setting. Attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • The basic components of MTSS including universal screening and measuring progress and fidelity
  • How these practices can be used to address the academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs at all tiers of support
  • Processes that have been used to support these practices in a systematic way to improve efficiency and effectiveness

These practices will also be discussed to ensure that all learners, including disadvantaged youth, can be identified and ensure supports are in place.

Prerequisites for the Session

None

Full Day Session: Advanced Custom Reporting

Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Learning Facilitator: Natalie Howell & Rick France

Full Day
Start Time: 8.45 am
End Time: 4:15 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $150
Limited to 40 participants

Session Type: Hands-On

Session Pathway: Data Analysis & Reporting

Intended Audience: Savvy administrator or instructional coach responsible for reporting data

Session Description

This session is designed to take you from 0-60 when it comes to custom reporting. We will give you tools that will allow you to find the data you need, create templates for later use, and generate some cool deliverables based on the information you are trying to communicate. This session will include advanced filters, advanced calculations, windows, translations, and charts.

Prerequisites for the Session

  • You need to have a stable nightly core data import and a good idea of which data sets live in your system. Examples include: State tests, MAP, DIBELS, F&P, ACT, SAT, etc.
  • Access to district-wide student rosters would be advantageous.
  • Have a report in mind! You will need to:
    • Know the question you are trying to answer with your report
    • Ensure that the data you need to answer the question currently resides in Illuminate

Data can be imported into Illuminate one of the following ways (Contact your System Admin prior to this session to get the data you need into Illuminate):

  1. State/Known Data Imports (e.g., PSAT/SAT, MSTEP, WIDA, etc.)
  2. Automation (e.g., attendance, transcripts, programs, NWEA, STAR, FAST, iReady)
  3. Spreadsheet data containing either state or local student IDs (e.g., Summary Assessment)

Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Learning Facilitators: Sara Shore & Kendall Hawkins

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 8:45 am
End Time: 11:45 am
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $75
Limited to 40 participants

Session Type: Interactive

Session Pathway: Assessment / DnA

Intended Audience: District and site leaders and teachers

Session Description
Building assessments can be a daunting task. In order for an assessment to truly impact learning, it must be of quality. Let us help you become more confident in the quality of your assessments. Join us for a hands-on, interactive, and conversation-filled session about enhancing and building quality classroom assessments. Working with our PD and assessment-building experts, you will learn our process for quality assessment design. This includes The "why’s" of assessment, scope and sequencing, building blueprints, identify learning targets, understanding item types, and the role of DOK. We will also share our own assessment review process. Whether you are in the mind to build new assessments or review what you already have, you’ll be sure to benefit from this!

Prerequisites for the Session

Note: Must have district-wide access to DnA (role of System Admin or District Admin or Test Admin) and access to an item bank.

Half Day AM Session: Beginning Custom Reporting

Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Learning Facilitators: Valerie Coffey & April Beasley

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 8:45 am
End Time: 11:45 am
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $75
Limited to 40 participants

Session Type: Hands-On, Interactive

Session Pathway: Data Analysis & Reporting

Intended Audience: District or Site leaders, TOSAs, and other instructional leaders who are familiar with basic navigation of Illuminate DnA or ISI

Session Description

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine this: It’s the beginning of a new year (or semester/trimester); Illuminate users click one button and instantly have access to multiple data points, all on the same page which allows them to make quick instructional or leadership decisions. Doesn’t this sound great? 

Come to this session to learn how to do this and more, including finding or filtering for groups of students who need intervention from existing pre-built reports, and then building custom reports (e.g., spreadsheet-formatted reports) from other data sets currently in your system. We will also be featuring how to build a custom report from Search 2.0 or a duplicate report, how to use filters and sorting, how to add basic calculations, report sharing, and devote time to discover where data resides in your Illuminate instance*.  Walk away with at least one custom report template that you can share with your users to launch their inquiry. 

*Note: this session will not include form letters & labels, advanced filters, advanced calculations, grouping, window columns, or translations. This session will not cover importing NEW data into the system so please verify with your team that the data you need for your report has been imported into the system.

Prerequisites for the Session

  • Familiarity with basic navigation in Illuminate
  • Your district needs to have a stable nightly data import into Illuminate.

This session is designed for those who know assessment data resides in Illuminate from state and local sources, but want to know how to pull it together into actionable form

  • Access to site-wide student roster would be advantageous

Data can be imported into Illuminate one of the following ways (Contact your System Admin weeks prior to this session to get the data you need into Illuminate):

  • State/Known Data Imports (e.g., PSAT/SAT, MSTEP, WIDA, etc.)
  • Automation (e.g., attendance, transcripts, programs, NWEA, STAR, FAST, iReady)
  • Spreadsheet data containing either state or local student IDs (e.g., Summary Assessment)

Half Day AM Session: How eduCLIMBER supports and enhances your RtI system

Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Learning Facilitators: Stacey Daigle & Simon Miera

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 8:45 am
End Time: 11:45 am
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $75
Limited to 20 participants

Session Type: Interactive, Demo

Session Pathway: MTSS (PBIS, RTI, Intervention)

Intended Audience: Individuals interested in eduCLIMBER and/or those districts who currently use eduCLIMBER

Session Description

This session will provide districts a high-level overview of how districts can use eduCLIMBER to support the RtI system. By incorporating data visualization and analysis, meetings, interventions, collections, tags, thresholds, and smartFORMS (all features supported by eduCLIMBER), the RtI system will flow from one step to the next making the RtI system in the district one seamless process while promoting success and growth for all students. By the end of this session, attendees will be able to more easily implement the RtI process of identifying students of need, creating and implementing a plan, collecting data, analyzing progress, and making evidence-based decisions.

Prerequisites for the Session

  • Familiarity of the RtI process and/or an understanding of RtI concepts/guidelines
    • RtI process steps, data-meeting guiding questions, and data analysis
    • Various Tier 2 and Tier 3 academic interventions
    • Progress monitoring probes and reporting

Half Day PM Session: Data Coaching to Drive Learning Outcomes

Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Learning Facilitators: Kate Pechacek

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 1:15 pm 
End Time: 4:15 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $75
Limited to 40 participants

Session Type: Interactive & Hands-On

Session Pathway: Data Analysis & Reporting; Assessment

Intended Audience: Site Leaders, PLC Leaders, Data and/or Content Coaches

Session Description

Educators have access to more data than ever before, but utilizing data is still a struggle. Collaborate and learn with other school and district leaders about how to use assessment data to make powerful instructional decisions. Get hands-on practice analyzing assessment data from local interims and common formatives to drive learning outcomes and target instructional adjustments. Engage in guided assessment report analysis with demo data (or your own) and review data scenarios to practice coaching conversations.

Prerequisites for the Session

  • Watch the following webinars about the WOW and HOW of using assessment:
    • The WOW with Illuminate Online Testing
    • The HOW with Illuminate Online Testing

Half Day PM Session: Intermediate Custom Reporting

Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Learning Facilitators: Valerie Coffey & April Beasley

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 1:15 pm 
End Time: 4:15 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $75
Limited to 40 participants

Session Type: Hands-On, Interactive

Session Pathway: Data Analysis & Reporting

Intended Audience: District or Site leaders, TOSAs, and other instructional leaders who are familiar with basic navigation of Illuminate DnA or ISI

Session Description

Pick up from where you left off in the Beginning Custom Reporting session or jump into the mix to refresh your skills with a custom report you’ve already created. This session is intended for users that have mastered the basics (filters, sorting, performance bands, and basic calculations) and want to learn about more ways to take advantage of features built into custom reporting like: the creation of custom report templates for multiple scenarios, form letters & labels, grouping, creating a dynamic student profile widget, and charts.* Users will also have the opportunity to import or connect other data sources to their custom report (summary assessments & assessment views).  Walk away with custom report templates and charts built for multiple scenarios and user types.

*Note: this session will not include advanced filters, advanced calculations, grouping, window columns, or translations.

Prerequisites for the Session

  • Familiarity with basic navigation and data in Illuminate
  • Access to site-wide student roster would be advantageous
  • Attendance in the Beginning Custom Reporting session or a review of our Custom Report Webinar Series (Sessions 1, 2, 3)


NOTE: If you have access to assessment data not currently residing in Illuminate (such as Reading Levels, F&P, BPST, Student Survey Responses, etc.) and can bring it with you in .CSV format, we will describe the import process through Summary Assessment. Make sure all data sets include the student ID.

Half Day PM Session: What can eduCLIMBER do for you?

Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Learning Facilitators: Kellie Kilde & Jessica Arnold

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 1:15 pm 
End Time: 4:15 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $75
Limited to 21 participants

Session Type: Interactive, Demo

Session Pathway: MTSS (PBIS, RTI, Intervention)

Intended Audience: Individuals interested in eduCLIMBER and/or those districts who currently use eduCLIMBER

Session Description

Learn how eduCLIMBER can help you work smarter, not harder, through data visualization of DnA. We will then explore how eduCLIMBER’s additional features will help you take your district to the next level beyond viewing and reporting data. You will leave this session with an understanding of how this comprehensive platform can engage your staff members as they support your district initiatives and improve student outcomes.

Prerequisites for the Session

None