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2020 IEUC West Pre-Conference Sessions

Full Day Session: eCPower User: Going Deeper into smartFORMS

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Learning Facilitator: Jim McIntosh

Full Day
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 4:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $225

Session Type: Hands-On, Presentation/Demo, eduCLIMBER Focused

Session Pathway: eduCLIMBER / MTSS / Whole Child / Navigation (guided practice)
Intended Audience: Administrators / Instructional Coaches / Content Coordinators / Program Coordinators

Session Description

This session will provide a hands-on deep dive into all the background and tools you need to build dynamic and engaging smartFORMS, individualized to meet student needs for your whole district. smartFORMS integrate with other powerful eduCLIMBER features (custom reports, charts and tables, meetings, interventions, tags, and thresholds) to drive your processes to support, monitor, and improve student progress. Bring your own forms, we’ll build them together!

Prerequisites for the Session

Prior to the session, participants should have eduCLIMBER navigational experience and eduCLIMBER permission to Create Forms Templates.

Full Day Session: Best Practices in Approaching MTSS

Location: Anaheim Marriott

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

Full Day
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 4:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $225

Session Type: Hands-On

Session Pathway: Data Analysis & Reporting; MTSS

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

Half Day AM Session: Custom Reporting for Instructional Leaders

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Learning Facilitators: Bill Storm & Julie Ziegler

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 12:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $125

Session Type: Hands-On

Session Pathway: Data Analysis & Reporting

Intended Audience: Site principals, 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 the creation of report templates, performance bands, simple filtering, calculations, report sharing, and devote time to discover where data resides in your Illuminate instance and to build your own reports with assistance. (Note: this session will not include advanced filters, advanced calculations, windows, or translations.)

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

Note: If you have access to assessment data not currently residing in Illuminate (such as NWEA, F&P, BPST, iReady, 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: Data Coaching to Drive Learning Outcomes

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Learning Facilitators: Jill Albracht, Kate Pechacek, Mark Adato

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 4:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $125

Session Type: Presentation / Demo Session & Hands-On

Session Pathway: Data Analysis & Reporting; Assessment

Intended Audience: Site and District 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

None

NEW! Half Day AM Session: Analyzing Behavior Data in eduCLIMBER and Determining Next Steps

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Learning Facilitator: Kristin Rockwell

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 12:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $125

Session Type: Presentation / Demo, Hands-On

Session Pathway: MTSS, Behavior, Whole Child, eduCLIMBER

Intended Audience: Interventionist, Specialist, Administrator

Session Description

Determining appropriate next steps for students who need support in learning appropriate behavior in various settings can be a challenge. However, when you ask the right questions, the right solution can be formed. This session will explore what questions to ask to guide you to where the problem lies while learning how to navigate behavior incidents in eduCLIMBER. Then, we will walk through creating precision-problem statements to address the issue. Once a behavior precision problem statement is formed, we will analyze the next steps at the Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels. Overviews of other features will also be shared. One of which will include behavior interventions in eduCLIMBER. Individuals who attend this session should have access to their district’s eduCLIMBER system and have behavior data (major, minor, etc.) visible/uploaded into the system. Other individuals interested in seeing what eduCLIMBER has to offer in regards to incidents and behavior interventions are also welcome to join.

Prerequisites for the Session

Behavior data uploaded into eduCLIMBER, access to eduCLIMBER, familiarity with PBIS

Half Day PM Session: Advanced Custom Reporting for Instructional Leaders

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Learning Facilitators: Natalie Howell & Rick France

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 1:00 pm 
End Time: 4:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $125

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, or translations.

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 site-wide student roster 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:

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

Half Day AM Session: Enhancing and Building Quality Assessments

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Learning Facilitators: Jeremy O’Neil, Sara Shore

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 9:00 am 
End Time: 12:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $125

Session Type: Presentation / Demo Session & Hands-On

Session Pathway: Assessment / DnA, Assessment / IO, Assessment / SC

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

Come with your assessments, blueprints, and/or your scope and sequence.

Half Day AM Session: Spelling and Secondary Students: How can what we know about spelling development directly impact vocabulary and writing instruction in upper grades?

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Learning Facilitator: Aggie Craft, Ed.S.

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 9:00 am 
End Time: 12:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $125

Session Type: Presentation / Professional Development

Session Pathway: MTSS / Whole Child / Content Literacy

Intended Audience: Secondary Teachers / Administrators / Instructional Coaches / Content Coordinators

Session Description

Often spelling instruction stops after elementary school when students are still in need of instruction. This session will highlight how an educator’s understanding of spelling development directly supports and can be reinforced during vocabulary and writing instruction. Participants will learn the stages of spelling development, gain insight to how this knowledge can be applied during instruction across all content area vocabulary and writing instruction.

Prerequisites for the Session

None

Note: Not product-specific.

Half Day PM Session: Middle School Practices that Build Communities of Readers and Writers

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Learning Facilitator: Aggie Craft, Ed.S.

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 1:00 pm 
End Time: 4:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $125

Session Type: Presentation / Professional Development

Session Pathway: MTSS / Whole Child / Content Literacy

Intended Audience: Secondary Teachers / Administrators / Instructional Coaches / Content Coordinators

Session Description

Delve into ways of creating a culture of readers and writers through common practices in the middle grades. Learn about and share data-driven practices, common strategies, and literacy activities that can be adopted school-wide to support reading and writing development across all content areas.

Prerequisites for the Session

None

Note: Not product-specific.

Half Day PM Session: eC Power User: Data Tools and Analytics for Leaders

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Learning Facilitator: Brian Green

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 1:00 pm 
End Time: 4:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $125

Session Type: Presentation / Professional Development

Session Pathway: eduCLIMBER

Intended Audience: Administrators / Instructional Coaches / Content Coordinators

Session Description

This session is intended for educational leaders.  Participants will use eduCLIMBER to analyze organizational data trends and gaps.  The information gleaned from data analysis can be used to develop strategic plans, building/program action plans, data protocol processes, PLC timelines, data conversation timeline, organizational best practices game-plan using eC.  During this session the following eduCLIMBER analytic tools will be discussed: Achievement Dashboard, Program Evaluation, Trendline Analytics, Scatter-Plot Analysis, Risk Factor, Thresholds, and more.

 

Prerequisites for the Session

Prior to the session, participants should have eduCLIMBER navigational experience and eduCLIMBER access to building/district level data.  Having Achievement Dashboard access is a plus, but not required.

Half Day AM Session: Advanced Learners with a Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Learning Facilitator: Stacey Daigle

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 9:00 am 
End Time: 12:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $125

Session Type: Presentation / Demo; Hands-On

Session Pathway: MTSS / Whole Child / SEL

Intended Audience: Individuals interested in using eduCLIMBER to support advanced learners and/or those districts who currently use eduCLIMBER and are looking to use it to support advanced learners

Session Description

This session will focus on advanced learners within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and will include topics such as: the process of identification, analysis of data, implementation of a plan, and evaluation of plan student growth; characteristics of advanced learners including English language learners and twice-exceptional learners; social-emotional supports; and instructional practices.

Prerequisites for the Session

  • Familiarity of the MTSS process and/or an understanding of MTSS concepts/guidelines
    • MTSS process steps, data-meeting guiding questions, and data analysis

Half Day PM Session: Elementary Report Cards

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Learning Facilitator: Nang Fang

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 1:00 pm 
End Time: 4:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $125

Session Type: Demo (Overview) / DnA (Data and Assessment Product) / ISI (Illuminate Student Information Product)

Session Pathway: Assessment & Grading / Data Analysis & Reporting / Innovating with Illuminate

Intended Audience: NEW User / Teacher (Elementary) / Specialist (Coach, Trainer) / Site Leader / System Administrator

Session Description

This session is intended for (new clients).  As a result of this session, attendees will get an overview of report cards and the different data they can have populated onto their report cards.

Prerequisites for the Session

None

Half Day PM Session: Learning How to Navigate the World of eduCLIMBER

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Learning Facilitator: Simon Miera

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 1:00 pm 
End Time: 4:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $125

Session Type: Demo (Overview) / Hands-On / eduCLIMBER Focused (eduCLIMBER Product)

Session Pathway: eduCLIMBER / Data Analysis & Reporting / MTSS (PBIS, RtI, Intervention)

Intended Audience: NEW User / District Leader / System Administrator

Session Description

This session is intended for audience to be able to navigate through the various tiles on the launchpad, find student data using the district tab and track and analyze data using the grade tab and by creating a data wall.  By the end of this session, the audience will be able to understand how to manage features of eduCLIMBER using the manage tab. This is session for district level staff.

Prerequisites for the Session

Behavior data uploaded into eduCLIMBER, access to eduCLIMBER and permissions to access the manage tab.

Half Day AM Session: How eduCLIMBER Supports MTSS

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Learning Facilitator: Kellie Kilde

Half Day AM Session
Start Time: 9:00 am 
End Time: 12:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost: $125

Session Type: Demo (Overview) / eduCLIMBER Focused (eduCLIMBER Product)

Session Pathway: eduCLIMBER / MTSS (PBIS, RtI, Intervention)

Intended Audience: NEW User / Specialist (psychologist, coach) / District Leader / System Administrator

Session Description

Learn how eduCLIMBER’s data visualization and intervention modules, along with its other advanced features of Thresholds, smartFORMS and Meetings will enable your district to create and sustain your MTSS program with ease. Training on how to configure each feature will not be provided. Rather, a high-level overview sharing how multiple features can be used with ease will be shared.

Prerequisites for the Session

This is a high-level overview of how eduCLIMBER supports a Multi-Tiered System of Support. Access to an eduCLIMBER platform is not required.