First Presenter's Institution

Georgia Department of Education

Second Presenter's Institution

Georgia Quality LLC

Third Presenter's Institution

Georgia Department of Education

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Session 7 (Ballroom E)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

The use of data to drive instruction has been a crucial part of education for the past several decades. It has become common practice among educational practitioners to use data for the purposes of assess student learning, teacher performance, and school performance for a cycle of continuance improvement. Now, with the increase of out-of-school support being provided to student’s, after-school programs must be intentional in using data to drive the support they provide to students through their program as a support to the day-school learning environment. Afterschool programs should use data to set program goals and expected outcomes, provide guidance for best practices to use with students and staff, to assist with recruitment, retention, supervision of the program, and to create a process for continuance improvement which will support regular school day efforts in closing the achievement gap for students who are at risk.

Brief Program Description

Join us for a ride on the Data Train where you will STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN to what your data is telling you and use the information to develop a process of continuous improvement in your after-school program to be an effective co-collaborator of closing the achievement gap. This workshop will provide information and strategies to be used in K – 12.

  1. Participants will learn the importance of data analysis in afterschool.
  2. Participants will learn how to work with regular day school professionals in determining what data sources to use.
  3. Participants will be able to analyze sample data and develop an action plan.
  4. Participants will develop a process of continuous improvement which utilizes student data.

Summary

The workshop will utilize an opening engaging activity to energize the session. Through out the workshop, presenters will use connecting, brainstorming, practical application, and action planning with the participants to keep them connected to the topic and provide them with a take-away from the session.

Evidence

According to a MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert in August of 2014 which discussed the use of data in afterschool programs, they stated,

It is an indicator, or indicators, that programs can use to improve their understanding of how well their offerings are being implement and what their impact is. It allows programs to identify what their strengths are and where changes need to be made. (p. 1 – 2)

Afterschool program that collect data then have the opportunity to review and analyze their data, which in turn can help a program determine if it is carrying out activities and services in the way that was intended…Additionally, data collection and analysis can help demonstrate to their community, potential funders, and policy makers that they are making a difference in their students lives. (p. 2)

In this workshop, participants will discuss best practices in data analysis which will include, working with school to determine which sources of data should be analyzed, how to use data analysis for program improvement, recruitment, retention, supervision, and evaluation, as well as set data goals for their own programs and develop their own process of continuous improvement.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to explain the importance of using data for continuous improvement; how to collaborate with the day school to determine which data measures to use and understand how to develop a process of continuous improvement utilizing data.

As also stated in the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Alert from August 2014,

Therefore, it is critical that programs have a clear and focused set of goals, gather and synthesize data that are connected to those goals, and implement a continuous improvement cycle that uses the data in order to build on lessons learned and ensure that they are providing their students with the supports they need. (p. 7).

Participants will leave the session having connected the dots to data-based decision making.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Simone Danielson has over 20 years of working with youth. She has a Master’s in Education. She has conducted numerous professional development sessions locally and nationally on how to improve mathematics instruction, creating an engaging classroom during the regular school day and during outside of the regular school day time. She was a National Board‐Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Mathematics and currently serves as an Education Research and Evaluation Specialist with the Georgia Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program with Region 2 (the metropolitan Atlanta area). When she is not working, Simone enjoys spending time with her husband and children, roller skating, and reading.

Jeff Barnett received a Bachelor’s degree in art education from South Carolina State University. He received a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University. Jeff Barnett taught art at the high school level for eighteen years. Jeff Barnett has worked with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program as an enrichment teacher, site coordinator and program director. Currently, Jeff Barnett is the Education Research and Evaluation Specialist for the Georgia Department of Education’s 21st Century community Learning Centers Program for Region 1.

Jeffrey L. Harris is an Expert Trainer, Adult Educator, and Motivational Speaker with over 30 years of hands-on experience. He is a decorated Military service member serving our country in the United States Army as a Non-Commissioned and a Commissioned Officer. As an entrepreneur and businessman, he currently serves as Owner and President of Georgia Quality Technical Assistance, Consultation, and Training Advisors and Executive Director with the John Maxwell Team. Mr. Harris is also the founder and Chief Education Officer of the 501c3 Non-profit, Curtis – Harris Education Foundation. He is a Past Board Member for the Georgia Association on Young Children and Past President of National Football League’s All-Pro Dads - Atlanta Chapter. He is an active member and participant in the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers After Schools programs in the State of Georgia

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 2:45 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 4:00 PM

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Mar 5th, 2:45 PM Mar 5th, 4:00 PM

STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR DATA IS TELLING YOU!

Session 7 (Ballroom E)

Join us for a ride on the Data Train where you will STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN to what your data is telling you and use the information to develop a process of continuous improvement in your after-school program to be an effective co-collaborator of closing the achievement gap. This workshop will provide information and strategies to be used in K – 12.

  1. Participants will learn the importance of data analysis in afterschool.
  2. Participants will learn how to work with regular day school professionals in determining what data sources to use.
  3. Participants will be able to analyze sample data and develop an action plan.
  4. Participants will develop a process of continuous improvement which utilizes student data.