The PI participated in the Joint Consortium Incentive Grant Dissemination Event on September 18 - 20, 2018, in Clearwater, Florida. The Identification and Recruitment Rapid Response Consortium, the Graduation and Outcomes for Success for Out-of-School Youth Consortium, and the Preschool Initiative Consortium joined together to present three days of networking, new resources and materials, and best practices in migrant education. Listed below are the PI presentations.
Binational Teacher Exchange and Early Childhood Education - presenters Tomas Mejia and Noemi Aguilar (Colorado)
Early Childhood Developmental Milestones presenter - Maggie Mendoza (Washington State)
Educating the Educator: Lesson Planning for Preschool Students presenters - Lysandra Alexander and Dámaso Albino (Pennsylvania)
Family Literacy Strategies presenters - Noemi Aguilar, Margarita Di Salvo (ESCORT - Research Foundation of SUNY)
Florida Pre-K Task Force presenters - Margarita Di Salvo , Carol Mayo and Marilia Carrasquillo (Florida)
Migrant Families Engage Through Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) for Preschool Students presenters - Marisela Trejo and Brandy Toole (Georgia)
Migrant Student Assessment presenters - Kurt Scheppman (MyIGDIs), Irene Chavolla (Idaho), Ian Yaffe (Maine)
Project Construct presenter - Janet Rhinehart (Missouri)
Using Stride Academy to Increase Reading and Math Skills in Mobile Students presenter - Jonathan Fernow (Oregon)
The PI State Steering Team (SST) and the Technical Support Team (TST) met on September 19-20, 2017. Below are the materials presented at this event.
TST Meeting (New Orleans, LA): September 19 (8:30-4:30) and September 20, 2017 (8:30-noon)
OWL Curriculum: Applying to Pennsylvania's Early Learners (PDF) - presented by Damaso Albino, Lysandra Alexander, and Eliana Jimenez
Maine MEP Field Test Resource Sharing (PDF) - presented by Ian Yaffe
Assessments, Screeners and Checklists (PDF) - presented by Laura Annunziata
The PI participated in several workshops at the 2017 National Migrant Education Conference held in Orlando, Florida on April 30 - May 3, 2017.
Workshop Presentation Description: Consortium Incentive Grants (CIG) are offered by the Office of Migrant Education (OME) in order to promote interstate coordination between migrant education programs throughout the country. In this session, the four current CIG projects, GOSOSY (OSY), IRRC (ID&R), MiraCORE (reading), and PI (early childhood) convened a panel of participating state directors, coordinators, and/or service providers who will highlighted how membership in the consortia have enhanced and improved services and ID&R activities in their states. Jointly, the CIG projects offer and represented a wealth of creative solutions that address challenges every state migrant education program confronts.
Workshop Presentation Description: Presenters shared materials and resources that are being developed/used by nine states involved in the PI Consortium. These materials were designed to enhance coordination and collaboration between the Migrant Education Program (MEP) and community/Local Education Agency (LEA) per-kindergarten (PK) service providers so that more migrant children receive high quality PK services.
Staff and parent surveys used to gather information about PK access issues;
State Preschool Initiative Town Hall meetings and outcomes; and
The Preschool Initiative "Essential Elements" document, a self-assessment rubric developed to evaluate and/or plan coordination and collaboration efforts.
Workshop Presentation Description: The Preschool Initiative Consortium presented a panel discussion on the purpose, function, and outcomes of their member state Town Hall meetings. Each member state conducted at least one Town Hall meeting bringing together school and community organizations. Educators, health and welfare agencies, parents, and a wide variety of other key stakeholders were convened to participate in an informed conversation about their services, experiences, and/or needs. Meetings resulted in enhanced state plans for improved communication, coordination, and collaboration across associations in order to maximize efforts and PK services for migrant children and their families.