The National Center for Systemic Improvement hosts webinars on a wide variety of topics. The sessions are recorded for playback at your convenience. If you are having trouble with any of the recording links, please contact Tanner Petry (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
2022 Thought Leader Conversation Series: Pursuing Equity at the Intersection of Language, Culture and Disability
- This free webinar series will focus on elevating equity in opportunity and achievement for students with disabilities or who may have disabilities and who are English learners.
- The series is aimed at SEA staff (within special education and beyond). NCSI also welcomes all interested stakeholders, including other state agency staff, representatives of parent and family organizations, LEA staff, state-level or national technical assistance or professional development providers, representatives from institutions of higher education, and other education stakeholders.
- Conversations are organized around NCSI’s four priority systems foundations: data literacy, stakeholder and family engagement, research informed practice, and systems coherence.
Session 1: Foundational Session (June 7 – 1:00pm-2:30pm EST)
Session 2: Data Literacy (July 27 – 1:00pm-2:30pm EST)
Session 3: Stakeholder and Family Engagement (September 7 – 1:00-2:30pm EST)
Session 4: Research-Informed Practice (October 19 – 1:00pm-2:30pm EST)
Session 5: Systems Coherence (November 30 – 1:00pm-2:30pm EST)
2020 Cross-State Learning Collaborative (CSLC) Fall Virtual Convening
November 17-19, 2020 – NCSI held a virtual conference to deepen cross-state relationships to support peer-networking, highlight existing work, and maximize shared learning. The group leveraged expertise and resources from NCSI, states, and others for content learning and implementation support in the areas of research-informed practice, systems coherence, data literacy, and stakeholder and family engagement. Issues were explored and potential solutions identified related to outcomes for students with disabilities in the context of current world conditions.
Opening Session November 17, 2020 – Harnessing Collective Impact for Improved Systems and Results
Closing Session November 19, 2020 – Creating a Culture of Care in Education
Strategic Resource Management in Response to COVID-19
NCSI presents a three-part webinar series sharing best practices for state special education agencies to make the best use of available resources during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Maintaining the provision of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) through the COVID-19 pandemic and related school closures has challenged many school systems. States are faced with balancing legal programmatic requirements and projected budget cuts. NCSI and invited experts will share information to help states make informed decisions amid current circumstances, ensuring leaders and staff are poised to support high-quality educational programming for students and families. Attendees will receive guidance on budget changes, how to direct the effective use of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding, strategies for comprehensive planning across programs, tips for leveraging education resources, and understanding of funding flexibilities.
Resource Planning for Students with Disabilities through the COVID-19 Pandemic: Balancing Legal Obligations and Available Resources to Maintain Student Progress
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 20, 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific – PowerPoint Slides (pdf) Link to Recording Chat Transcript
Blending and Braiding Funds to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on the Most Vulnerable Students
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 27, 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific – PowerPoint Slides (pdf), Link to Recording, Chat Transcript, Referenced Material: 2019 ESEA Conference – Leveraging Funds Presentation
Parentally Placed Private School Students with Disabilities
Archived on Thursday May 21, 2020
To meet the requirements of IDEA, every year each LEA must expend a proportionate share of federal IDEA funds on equitable services for parentally placed private school children with disabilities. This session reviews the responsibilities of SEAs for ensuring LEAs implement child find, timely and meaningful consultation with representatives of parentally placed private school children with disabilities, and the provision of equitable services. NCSI staff provide examples of how states meet these requirements, discuss questions and challenges with states, and review available resources and answers to frequently asked questions.
This session served as a continuation from the IDEA Fiscal Forum 2020 Virtual Edition.