Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes
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DEC RPs: Meet the aRPy Ambassadors!

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2016 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference - August 15-17, 2016, New Orleans, LA - Sponsored by DaSy, in collaboration with ECTA, IDC and NCSI

2016 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference

The 2016 Conference on Improving Data, Improving Outcomes conference website has many of the presentations and handouts you may have missed at the conference!

Thanks for joining us in New Orleans!

(Updated September 1, 2016)

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System Framework: New Resources

Previously announced:

(September 1, 2016)

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2016 National Inclusion Webinar Series: Catch up on anything you missed!

Recordings and resources are available from this series' sessions:

(updated May 9, 2016)

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SSIP Phase III Process Guide Available

This SSIP Phase III Considerations and Resource Guide includes key considerations and resources to support states in implementing the SSIP and evaluating implementation progress and outcomes.

Resources supporting SSIP Phase I and Phase II are still available on our SSIP topical page.

(Septmeber 7, 2016)

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Reaching Potentials through Recommended Practices Observation Scales

These tools were developed to provide coaches with a rubric for assessing the implementation of a sub-set of the DEC Recommended Practices that were identified as being most proximally related to child engagement in the learning opportunities provided by a caregiver or classroom teacher. These tools might be used by other programs who are interested in this set of the DEC Recommended Practices or might inspire the development of a similarly structured tool that focuses on a different set of practices.

(August 1, 2016)

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A message from the ECTA Center's Director

ECTA Center values our clients' expertise and for over forty years has provided TA in small groups for clients with similar needs and interests to develop and share strategies and solutions for shared issues.

ECTA Center supports Learning Communities, Topic Cohorts, and soon, a new cross-state group of aRPy's Ambassadors. Megan Vinh's presentation from this year's OSEP Leadership conference gives a great overview of Cross-State Learning Opportunities available:

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Director
ECTA Center

 

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Who We Are

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Lynne Kahn
Co-Director
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Betsy Ayankoya
Associate Director
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hille
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Joan Danaher
Associate Director
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Christina Kasprzak
Co-Director
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Debbie Cate
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Matt Coy
Social Research Assistant
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Cathy Festa
Project Assistant
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Kathi Gillaspy
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Sue Goode
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Peggy Hensley
Project Assistant
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Neil Batson
Business Services Coordinator
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Cherie Hipps
Applications Programmer
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Joicey Hurth
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Elizabeth Jones
Evaluation Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Alex Lazara
Applications Analyst
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Anne Lucas
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Jackie Marshall
Data Systems Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Katy McCullough
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Mary Peters
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Lynda Pletcher
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Sharon Ringwalt
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Evelyn Shaw
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Kathy Whaley
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Allison Jones
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
 
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Denise Binder
University of South Florida
 
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Erin Barton
UC-Denver
 
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Glen Dunlap
University of South Florida
 
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Judy Swett
PACER Center
 
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Kaki Roberts
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
 
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Phil Strain
UC-Denver
 
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Dale Epstein
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
 
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Carol Trivette
Puckett Institute
 
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Barbara Smith
UC-Denver
 
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Lise Fox
University of South Florida
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Carl J. Dunst
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
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Davon Embler
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
 
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Myrna Veguilla
University of South Florida
 
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Kathleen Hebbeler
SRI International
 
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Robert Kraus
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
 

What We Do

  • Overview to the ECTA Center
  • The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs to improve state early intervention and early childhood special education service systems, increase the implementation of effective practices, and enhance the outcomes of these programs for young children and their families.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email: ectacenter@unc.edu

The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P120002 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

  • FPG Child Development Institute
  • OSEP's TA&D Network:IDEAs that Work