AIR Experts Presented at the 2018 Statewide ESSA Conference!

Miss an AIR presentation at the 2018 Statewide Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Conference?

Did you miss these breakout sessions featuring experts from American Institutes for Research (AIR). The sessions shared best practices with district and school leaders for implementation of the state’s ESSA plan in providing support under IL-EMPOWER. Below you find the presentations and handouts from the sessions!

To learn more about how AIR uses research and practice to meet the changing needs of district and school leaders, contact Dawn Dolby ddolby@air.org.

SESSION

ESSA Implementation: Leadership Development to Strengthen Equity and Excellence for All Students
Presenters: Terri Wilcox, Michael Czerniawski, and Char Cieply, Illinois Center for School Improvement at AIR

One of the most important factors associated with highly effective schools is insightful and capable building leaders. This presentation shares insights based on AIR’s scan of states’ ESSA plans across the nation and experience in providing support to building leaders through collaborative coaching to develop and sustain highly effective strategies, procedures, and protocols to ensure success for all students in their buildings.

Presentation: ESSA Implementation: Leadership Development to Strengthen Equity and Excellence for All Students

Handout: IL CSI @AIR 2018 Summary of State Accountability Snapshots

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A Comprehensive Approach to Family and Community Engagement for School Support
Presenters: Lacy Wood, AIR and Sophie Green, Opportunity Institute

This discussion will include local community voices in an analysis of how meaningful stakeholder engagement can bring families and community members together with state-level stakeholders and local education agencies to inform and enrich school improvement efforts

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Using Data for Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of Evidence-Based Strategies Within ESSA
Presenters: Marcia Driver, Trent Eisenbarth, Lynn Carter, and Christy Brinkley, Illinois Center for School Improvement at AIR

Choosing and implementing evidence-based strategies is important; however, it is not enough. Schools must determine whether chosen strategies are delivering expected results. This interactive session explores the proven, flexible, and context-driven strategies districts can use to plan, implement, and progress monitor evidence-based strategies required by ESSA. Practical steps to identify gaps, uncover root causes, and implement evidence-based strategies as well as how to monitor progress to determine whether the strategies are working will be discussed. Examples from real districts utilizing practical strategies and tools are shared.

Presentation: Using Data for Planning, Implementation, and Monitoring of Evidence-Based Strategies Within ESSA

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Supporting and Enhancing Your Core Instruction With Evidence-Based Tier II and Tier III Math Interventions
Presenters: Nimisha Bhatt and Lisa Jones, Illinois Center for School Improvement at AIR

Designing and implementing a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) starts with aligned, coherent core instruction. This presentation provides guidance in selecting and implementing evidence-based Tier II and Tier III interventions in math that enhance and complement your core instruction, support math intervention specialists for pull-out instruction, and build effective tiered instruction for afterschool program supports. In addition, the tools in this presentation can be utilized to design and implement professional development for teachers.

Presentation: Supporting and Enhancing Your Core Instruction with Evidence-Based Tier II and Tier II Math Interventions

Handout:  Tiered Formulas Handout

Handout:  Math Interventions Note Taking Tool

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School Quality/Student Success Indicators in ESSA—Implementing Restorative Justice to Support Equity and Excellence for All Students
Presenters: Cheryl Patterson-Menckowski and Kevin Junk, Illinois Center for School Improvement at AIR; Spencer Byrd and Novella Harris, Meridian County Unit District 101

This session focuses on the critical issue of addressing School Quality/Student Success (SQSS) indicators required in the state’s ESSA plan. Utilizing restorative justice as a proven strategy for addressing school quality is the focus of the session. The presenters explore one district’s approach to using restorative justice and discuss how they made a real difference for their students through honest conversations, hard work, and strong partnerships.

Presentation: School Quality/Student Success Indicators in ESSA- Implementing Restorative Justice to Support Equity and Excellence for All Students

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