Keystones to Opportunity

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Keystones to Opportunity
Pennsylvania’s Vision for Sustainable
Growth in Reading Achievement
PAIU CC Update
March 14, 2013
Today’s Purpose and Goals
• Provide an update on KtO Year 1
work and accomplishments
• Preview Year 2
• Discuss IU opportunities for Year 2
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IU Points of Contact
• Any changes in the IU Point of Contact
for your IU should be sent to Cindy
Anderson.
• Should we provide this update to IU POCs
in a webinar format?
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Pennsylvania’s Literacy
Grant Goals
• Developing Tools and Processes ALL Local
Educational Agencies can Use
• Demystifying Literacy
• Aligning State Literacy Initiatives and Filling
Literacy Gaps
• Creating a Birth to Grade 12 Literacy Continuum
• Recognizing and Rewarding Success
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Year 1 Accomplishments
• Pennsylvania as a National Leader
• Sub-grant Competition
• Mapping Pennsylvania’s Literacy Landscape
• Baseline Literacy Training
• A Glimpse into the Literacy Classroom
• What our Sub-Grantees are Saying
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Pennsylvania as a
National Literacy Leader
• 35 States applied for Striving Readers discretionary
funds. Only 6 states were awarded funds (Texas,
Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada,
Georgia).
• Pennsylvania received the 2nd highest grant award in
Year 1 - $38,601,042.
• Pennsylvania was one of two states asked by the US
Department of Education to do a national webinar
highlighting elements of our project.
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Sub-grantee Competition
• Identifying those sub-grantees with the
greatest need AND the greatest capacity for
literacy improvement.
• Creating a rigorous and meaningful
application process.
• Modeling the use of data for decision-making.
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Applicant Demographics
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Mapping Pennsylvania’s Literacy
Landscape
Literacy Capacity by Statutory Area
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Mapping Pennsylvania’s Literacy
Landscape
Capacity Scores by Needs Assessment Component
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Mapping Pennsylvania’s Literacy
Landscape
Priority Areas by Sub-grantee
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Baseline Content Modules
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Using Data for Literacy Decision-Making
Universal Design for Learning
Building Blocks of Literacy
Transitions across the Literacy Continuum
Reading Apprenticeship
Literacy Design Collaborative
Family Engagement, Family Literacy
Navigating Content for English Language Learners
Supporting Students with Special Needs
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Baseline Content Modules
Purposes:
• Increase literacy achievement
• Develop common language across
grades/buildings
• Promote persistent and pervasive practices
• Baseline knowledge and skills to develop and
accelerate implementation of the local
comprehensive literacy plan
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Satisfaction with Baseline
Training
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Baseline Training Impact on
Practice
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A Glimpse into the Literacy Classroom
Early Childhood
• Space and Furnishings
• Personal Care Routines
• Language Reasoning
• Activities
• Interaction
• Program Structure
• Parents and Staff
K through Grade 12
• Higher-order Thinking
(HOT) Processes
• Engaged Learning (EL)
• Authentic Connections
(AC)
• Technology Use (TU)
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Early Childhood Snapshot
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Elementary Level Sample
The Classroom Environment
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SAS
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What our Sub-Grantees are Saying
We have had great
community support and
collaboration between our
school district and early
childcare providers. We have
had more teachers
participating in helping to
craft the local literacy plan!
We view the development of
the local comprehensive
literacy plan as a framework
that will guide the district for
years to come. This work is
allowing us to insert the
transition work being done on
the Common Core into the
LCLP so that a seamless
coordination will be done. The
initial results are looking
promising.
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What our Sub-Grantees are Saying
One of our greatest
accomplishments is the rich
discussion that’s taking
place thanks to KtO. KtO is
giving us the opportunity to
sit side by side at trainings &
committee meetings with
teachers & administrators
from different schools,
grade levels, content areas,
& SFA’s. Cross-training for
KtO is bringing us closer
together as a district.
Keystones to Opportunity is
not an outside initiative for the
Central Greene School District.
It is the basis of what we do.
Through KtO, the Central
Greene School District has
been provided with
opportunities, assistance,
direction and support that
would not otherwise be
available.
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Year 2 Continuation Grant
Eligible Applicants
Only the 56 LEAs who were awarded KtO funding in the spring
of 2012 may apply for funding.
The eGrant system is open and applications are due on April
30, 2013
PDE reserves the right to re-compete some or all of the KtO
funds in year 3 of the grant.
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Year 2 Continuation Grant
Grant Amount
• Sub-grantees will receive 13.86% less in each statutory
area.
• The eGrant page will automatically calculate funding based
on last year’s allocation.
• Funding cannot be shifted from one statutory area to
another.
• Less money may be requested; however, that will also
reduce the funding amount in future years.
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Year 2 Continuation Grant
Continuation Grant Components
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Project Information
Data Collection and Analysis (20 points)
Participation in Baseline Training (20 points)
Progress toward SMART Goals (10 points)
Local Comprehensive Literacy Plan (20 points)
Year 2 SMART Goals (10 points)
Assurances
Budget and Budget Narrative (20 points)
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Application Scoring Process
• Applications will be scored by PDE and the technical assistance
team
• Data collection information and training participation data will
be verified as part of the application scoring
• Your Local Comprehensive Literacy Plan will need to be
uploaded
• Rank application score will determine level 2 and/or level 3
monitoring priorities
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Year 2 Continuation Grant
Data Collection and Analysis
The purpose of this section is to determine whether:
• Sub-grantees reported baseline data for the same target
population identified in their Full Application
• Baseline data submission was complete and accurate
• Baseline data submission was completed on time and in
accordance with project guidance
• An opportunity to discuss any data collection issues that
may have impacted your performance in this area
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Year 2 Continuation Grant
Participation in Year 1 Training
The purpose of this section is to determine:
• Whether a significant number of teachers in your target
group attended the nine baseline training modules
• The number of target group teachers and others you
anticipate will attend the baseline training in year 2
• The number of target group individuals you expect to
participate in year 2 environmental trainings
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Year 2 Continuation Grant
Year 2 Training
H.E.A.T. training modules have been adapted to bring a greater
emphasis on the relationship between:
1. literacy and higher order thinking,
2. literacy and engaged learners,
3. literacy and authentic connections, and
4. literacy and technology use.
The 5th module is a literacy-focused adaptation of the H.E.A.T.
administrator training. This training will be offered in a blended
format with most of the instruction taking place online.
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Year 2 Continuation Grant
Baseline Content Modules - 75% of target group
teachers will be trained by September 30, 2014.
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Year 2 Continuation Grant
PDE’s expectation - a significant number of
teachers and administrators who have already
participated in baseline training will extend their
knowledge and skills by attending the
appropriate H.E.A.T. literacy trainings
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Year 2 Continuation Grant
Direction from the IU Executive Directors
Group Questions
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Thank You
Thank you for all your great work on behalf of
the Keystones to Opportunity Grant!
Opportunity is missed by most people because it
is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Jefferson
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