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ESEA Virtual Networking Meeting

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The ESEA Program team within the Federal Programs Unit will offer a series of virtual work sessions covering topics related to the requirements and the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), as well as flexibilities afforded under ESSA that can help support current local needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual work sessions are intended to provide updates that may impact the Local Education Agency’s (LEA) administration of programs funded under the ESSA, as well as provide time and opportunity for discussion and networking between LEAs.

Virtual Work Session Dates 

2021-2022 Virtual Regional Network Meeting Dates:

Federal Programs Overview

Federal Programs Overview for new Directors and Federal Programs staff responsible for ESEA programs. The Federal Programs Team will provide a review of the ESEA Programs, grant requirements, and the grant cycle.

PowerPoint | Recorded Webinar | Questions and Answers (DOC)


Fall Training- Using Data to Inform Comparability and EDT

This training will discuss the HR data reported by local education agencies (LEAs) to CDE, and how that data is used to inform calculations for Title I, Part A Comparability and Equitable Distribution of Teachers (EDT) analyses.

November 16, 2020

PowerPoint | Recorded Webinar


Equitable Distribution of Teachers (EDT) Training Series, Session #2: Interpreting EDT Data Workshop

This training will guide LEAs through reading and then interpreting their annual EDT data from CDE. LEAs will then draw actionable conclusions about how equitably minority students and students of poverty are being served in their schools.

Target Audience: LEAs with 1,000+ students and more than 1 school per grade span (district leadership, HR, hiring managers, principals).

January 25, 2022

PowerPoint | Recorded Webinar

Winter Training- Consolidating Funds Schoolwide, Title III, and Monitoring
The February Virtual Network Meeting will cover three topics: Consolidating Funds Schoolwide, Title III, and Monitoring. Participants are welcome to attend all three sessions or join the Zoom meeting for one or more sessions at the times indicated in the session descriptions below. Participants should register and use the same Zoom link for all three sessions. 
Date: Feb 15, 2022
Consolidating Funds Schoolwide
This training will discuss how to consolidate ESEA funds schoolwide, how they can support LEA efforts, and how to meet requirements after selecting this flexibility. Target Audience: Federal Programs staff including fiscal partners, LEA staff that complete the Consolidated Application, and ESEA grant managers that have schoolwide programs.
Title III
This training will discuss the definitions and allowable activities under core instruction vs intervention vs supplemental instruction within Title III. Target Audience: English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners specialists. 
This training will provide an overview of current monitoring processes for both ESEA and ESSER monitoring. Target Audience: Federal Programs staff from all LEAs, with a focus on those being monitored in 22-23.


Equitable Distribution of Teachers (EDT) Training Series, Session #3: Implementing Changes Using EDT Data Workship

This training will provide LEAs with a range of strategies that can be implemented to positively impact an LEA’s equitable distribution of teachers.

PowerPoint | Recorded Webinar


Spring Training- 2022-2023 Consolidated Application Training

The Spring RNM was a Virtual Training designed to support Local Education Agencies (LEA) in completing the 2022-2023 Consolidated Application for ESEA Funds. The RNM provided an overview of the application and highlighted changes from the previous year's application.

April 12, 2022

PowerPoint | Recorded Webinar


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