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2015-2016 ESEA Virtual Academy Archives
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Title I, Part A Basics:
- November 5, 2015 - Title I ensures all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Colorado receives more than $140 million each year to meet the needs of at-risk students in schools with high concentrations of poverty. Learn how the USDE and CDE allocate Title I funds to districts and BOCES and how the money is distributed to schools. Staff will present different types of Title I programs, options for services to students and the role of parent involvement, as well as evaluation and reporting requirements.
Title I, Part D Basics
- December 9, 2015 - This session will provide an overview of Title I-D, basic program requirements, administrative year-at-a-glance, and CDE supports. New directors in districts that do not have neglected or delinquent facility schools can forego this session as part of the New Directors Series. An overview of the data collection requirements for this program will be provided.
Title III, Part A Basics:
- November 24, 2015 - This session will provide an overview of Title III-A, basic program requirements, administrative year at a glance, and CDE supports. This session will also cover basic program requirements of the Immigrant Set-Aside.
Title VI, Part B Basics:
- December 7, 2015 - This session will provide an overview of Title VI-B, basic program requirements, administrative year-at-a-glance, and CDE supports. This session will also cover additional considerations for rural districts receiving Titles I, II, and/or III funds. Therefore this session is recommended for any rural districts whether or not they receive Title VI, Part B funds. New directors in urban and suburban districts will not need this session as part of the New Directors Series.
Consolidated Application Basics:
- January 12, 2016 - This session will provide an overview of how to prepare to apply for funds each year. Participants will gain an understanding of who should be involved in the planning for the use of funds, data sources needed to identify how to target funding to meet student needs. Resources for individual programs will be shared. Topics covered will include stakeholder consultation, evaluating prior years’ use of funds, basic submission requirements, timelines and due dates, review process, and the post-award revisions process.
Support, Technical Assistance, and Resources:
- January 20, 2015 - This session will provide an overview of the various resources and opportunities for support and technical assistance provided by the Federal Programs Unit.
2016/2017 Post Award Review:
- January 20, 2016 - This session will provide an oveiew of the post award revision of the consolidated application.
Title II, Part A Basics
- January 26, 2016 - This session will provide an overview of Title II-A, basic program requirements, administrative year-at-a-glance, and CDE supports.
- January 27, 2016 - This session will provide an overview of the basic fiscal requirements of the various ESEA programs. Participants will become familiar with budgetary and fiscal reporting processes, as well as the various CDE supports available for meeting these requirements.
Equitable Services to Non-Public Schools
- February 16, 2016 - This session will provide an overview of equitable services to non-public schools, including meaningful consultation, determination of funds, plan development, and parent involvement.
Title III and ESSA
- May 26, 2016- This session will provide an overview of Title III programs, as well as the changes and updates to Title III as a result of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in December 2015.
Promising Practices to Increase High School Graduation of English Learners:
- December 10, 2015 - Office of Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
High Achieving Schools Study Findings
- January 7, 2016 - Five schools were identified for a comprehensive study of how they are attaining higher academic achievement than other schools in the state for English Learners, students with disabilities, students experiencing poverty, and minority students. This session will provide an overview of the factors contributing to the schools’ higher academic achievement.
The CDE Standards and Indicators for Continuous School Improvement
- January 13, 2016 - This session will provide an overview of the CDE Standards and Indicators for Continuous School Improvement. Participants will also become familiar with the tools, resources, and supports available for self-assessing, planning, and implementing programs based on the standards.
Best Practices in Program Evaluation
- Thursday, February 4, 2016 - This session will provide an introduction to developing and conducting a program evaluation of local programs. Session topics will include developing a theory of action, logic model, and evaluation questions. Attendees will gain information about identifying appropriate data and analyses needed to address the evaluation questions.
- Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - This session will cover best practices in conducting needs assessments required for the various ESEA programs. Participants will also learn about tools and supports available from CDE that can aid in conducting an effective needs assessment.
English Learner Migrant Students
- Thursday, February 11, 2016
Promising Practices in Family and Community Partnerships
- Thursday, February 11, 2016 - This session will provide information about the research-base of family, school, and community partnerships for student learning. Participants will learn examples of promising partnership practices based on the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.
Recruitment and Retention of Excellent Teachers and Leaders
- Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - This session will give an overview of research based practices in the recruitment and retention of high quality teachers, principals, and other instructional leaders.
Instructional Support and Services for ELs with an IEP
- March 10, 2016 - Hosted by the Office of Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
Re-designation and Exit from ELD Service
- May 12, 2016- Hosted by the Office of Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
Addressing Human Capital Needs in Struggling Schools
- Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - This session will cover ESEA requirements for addressing human capital needs in struggling schools, including the Priority Performance Challenge Set-Aside in Title I and targeting Title II funds to Priority Improvement and Turnaround Schools. In addition to accountability-based program requirements, this session will also familiarize participants with tools and supports available for improving the capacity of all educators to meet the needs of all students in these struggling schools.
- December 2, 2015 - This session will provide an overview and instructions for completing reporting requirements related to the requirement that Title I schools receive services that are at least comparable to services in schools that do not receive Title I funds (Sec.1120A(c)(1)).
* Fictitious school data was used in this webinar
Statewide Evaluation of Title I, Part A Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Providers
- January 7, 2016 - This session will provide an overview of the findings from CDE’s evaluation of the effectiveness of SES programs and providers throughout the state. SES is a program wherein district Title I funds are set aside to provide tutoring to students at no expense to the student.
Title I Interchange
- May and June, 2016- This session will provide an overview and instructions for the Title Interchange system. This system is used to meet reporting requirements for Title I schools implementing Targeted Assistance programs.