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Mathias Debi, O'Connor Susan, Logan Monica, 11 April, 2018
This webinar discusses strategies for creating a successful plan to engage out-of-school time programs in quality improvement systems. Presenters share experiences from their involvement in a Peer Learning Community that consisted of 23 state cross-…
Mathias Debi, Fisher-Dahms Cecelia, Neville-Morgan Sarah, Guerrero Kathleen, Murphy Krista, 23 May, 2017
This webinar examines the progression of California's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), focusing on system functions. Topics include state and local collaboration, fiscal strategies, alignment of standards, and effective communication.
Mathias Debi, Iruka Iheoma U., Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), Tarrant Kate, Dichter Harriet, 23 March, 2017
This webinar introduces a suite of resources related to quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS): (1) Tool for a Cross-Sector QRIS; (2) Finance and QRIS; (3) Toward Coherence: State Approaches to Integrating Pre-K in QRIS; and (4)…
Mathias Debi, Capito Jeanna, Hughes Cheryl, Larsen Helga Yuan, Barberis Dawn Angela, 21 March, 2017
This webinar discusses Head Start programs' participation in quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). Presenters include Head Start program staff who share their perspectives and collaboration models, which involve alignment of standards (…
Winton Pamela J., Eile Julia Martin, Parikshak Sangeeta, Kavulic Christy L., November, 2016
This webinar focuses on access as a feature of high-quality inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs. Presenters address federal policy (including Head Start policies) regarding referral, screening, evaluation, and…
Mathias Debi, Ponder Karen, 05 October, 2016
This webinar discusses the functions of an early childhood learning system using the quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) framework. It then examines the operation of these functions across sectors such as Head Start, child care, pre-…
Mathias Debi, Faria Ann-Marie, 27 June, 2016
This webinar provides a summary of findings from a recently released Regional Education Laboratory (REL) Midwest report, based on the following research questions: (1). How did the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge process influence REL…
Mathias Debi, Enboden Karen, Tackett Colin, Riehl Nicole, 20 April, 2016
This webinar describes upgrades to the information technology behind Colorado's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), contrasting past and present systems. Panelists discuss implementation of an integrated approach to data collection by…
Mathias Debi, Ball Peggy, Russell Meredith, Scott Tamara, Clark Jim, 30 March, 2016
This webinar explores the challenges and opportunities involved in changing job functions of state agency staff, contractors, and partners as quality rating improvement systems (QRIS) are implemented. Presenters from Oregon share their experiences,…
Mathias Debi, Squires James H., 24 February, 2016
This webinar examines ways in which one can identify high quality, evidenced-based early care and education research both in general and within the realm of building quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). Selected QRIS issues are addressed…
Mathias Debi, Melton Robyn Lopez, Aldrich Patrick, Eastman Kate, 27 January, 2016
This webinar provides an overview of Oregon's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) and the way in which continuous quality improvement (CQI) is integrated throughout the state's portfolio system. Focus is on feedback data and its role in…
Mathias Debi, Dichter Harriet, Schilder Diane, Iruka Iheoma U., 15 December, 2015
This webinar provides discussion on theories of change and practice models for building quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), based on a survey of stakeholders from states and localities involved in QRIS design and implementation.…
Mathias Debi, Daily Sarah, Michael Lauren Rae, Simms Sarah, 29 September, 2015
This webinar discusses national trends regarding QRIS indicators of curriculum use and assessment practice in early care and education programs. Challenges and strategies associated with curriculum and assessment documentation are examined, along…
Mathias Debi, Tolan Terry, Campanini Tracey, Sirinides Philip, 23 September, 2015
This webinar provides a discussion of QRIS implementation in two states, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Key QRIS leaders present their state's accomplishments, along with challenges and opportunities experienced along the way.
Mathias Debi, Baker Myriam L., Tuffiash Michael, Butters Sheri, 18 August, 2015
This webinar examines ways in which quality rating improvement systems (QRIS) data can be used to improve workforce development and early childhood education programs, in addition to supporting research, evaluation, and assessment. Presenters from…