2009 NDTAC National Conference

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   Improving Educational Outcomes for All Students
   who are Neglected, Delinquent,
   or At-Risk of Academic Failure

   Washington, DC | June 22-24, 2009

Overview

The 2009 NDTAC National Conference was designed specifically for State Title I, Part D, Coordinators and key State and local representatives who work in the juvenile justice, education, or neglect systems. The conference was held Monday, June 22–Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at the Madison, A Loews Hotel, in Washington, DC. The hands-on conference provided information and interactive activities about perennial issues (e.g., student diversity, transition, and effective educational programming) that affect the education of youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at-risk of academic failure. The conference also addressed other topics such as data collection, Federal reporting, and program improvement. To accommodate varying program types, conference sessions addressed both long- and short-term care.

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Monday, June 22, 2009
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Opening Plenary Session: National Juvenile Justice Issues and Implications for Education

Presenters:  Andie Moss, President, The Moss Group, Inc.; John Tuell, Director, Child Welfare League of America, Juvenile Justice Systems Integration Initiative; and Nancy Gannon Hornberger, Executive Director, Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Moderator: Simon Gonsoulin, Project Director, NDTAC

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  • Presentations: Andie Moss | John Tuell | Nancy Gannon Hornberger
  • Notes
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. *Title I, Part D, Coordinators Workshop: ND Communities, Part I
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Opening Remarks: Gary Rutkin, Instructional Change Group Leader, U.S. Department of Education (SASA); John McLaughlin, Federal Program Manager, Title I, Part D, U.S. Department of Education; and Simon Gonsoulin, Project Director, NDTAC
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Effective Programs and Practices Providing Appropriate Services and Instruction to Youth in Secure Care

Presenters: Joseph Gagnon, Assistant Professor, University of Florida; Polly Maccini, Associate Professor, University of Maryland; and David Houchins, Associate Professor, Georgia State University.

Moderator: Terry Teichrow, Montana State Title I, Part D, Coordinator

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Student Diversity Effective Education Practices for English Language Learners and Immigrant and Culturally Diverse Students

Presenters: Carlos Rodriguez, Principal Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research; and John Hosp, Associate Professor, University of Iowa

Moderator: Lynne Kendall-Wilson, Federal Program Coordinator, Virginia Department of Education

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  • Presentations: Carlos Rodriguez | John Hosp
  • Notes
Transition Supporting Youth in Transition to Adulthood: Lessons Learned in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

Presenter: David Altschuler, Principal Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Moderator: Kathleen Sande, Washington State Title I, Part D, Coordinator

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  • Publication: Supporting Youth In Transition to Adulthood: Lessons Learned from Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch With Keynote: How Can We Improve Outcomes for Our Youth?

Presenter: David Osher, Vice President, American Institutes for Research, Education, Human Development, and the Workforce; and Principal Investigator, NDTAC

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  CEA Updates

Presenter: Steve Steurer, Executive Director, Correctional Education Association

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Effective Programs and Practices Improving Leadership Through Effective Professional Development

Presenters: Ted Price, Assistant Professor, University of West Virginia; and Tom O’Rourke, Educational Consultant

Moderator: Dottie Wodraska, Correctional Education Specialist, Director of Federal Education Grants Programs, Arizona Supreme Court

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Student Diversity Overrepresentation and Emerging Populations in Juvenile Justice

Presenters: Cassandra Villanueva, Director, National Council of La Raza, Latino Juvenile Justice Network; and David Osher, Vice President, American Institutes for Research, Education, Human Development, and the Workforce; and Principal Investigator, NDTAC

Moderator: Darryl Washington, Alabama State Title I, Part D, Coordinator

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Transition A Comprehensive Juvenile Justice System: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Presenter: Russell Carlino, Assistant Director, Allegheny County Juvenile Probation

Moderator: Marcia Calloway, Nevada State Title I, Part D, Coordinator

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3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Effective Programs and Practices Disseminating Title I, Part D, Data

Presenters: John McLaughlin, Federal Program Manager, Title I, Part D, U.S. Department of Education; Stephanie Lampron, Deputy Director, NDTAC; and Darryl Washington, Alabama State Title I, Part D, Coordinator

Moderator: Tarek Anandan, Expert Panelist, NDTAC

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Student Diversity

Effective Special Education Practices for Youth Who Come in Contact With the Juvenile Justice System

Presenters: Peter Leone, Professor, University of Maryland; and Ty Blackwell, Educational Quality Review Specialist, Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

Moderator: Jeff Breshears, California State Title I, Part D, Coordinator

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Transition Best Practice in Juvenile Justice Transition

Presenters: Karen Mann, Director, Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research, Florida State University; Kathleen Sande, Washington State Title I, Part D, Coordinator; and Trina Osher, President, Huff-Osher Consulting, Inc.

Moderator: Mindee O’Cummings, Task Leader, NDTAC

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  • Presentations: Karen Mann | Kathleen Sande | Trina Osher
  • Notes
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Keynote Address: Working With Youth Known to Multiple Systems of Care

Presenter: Shay Bilchik, Research Professor, Georgetown University; and Director, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and Systems Integration, Georgetown Public Policy Institute

Wrap-Up: David Osher, Vice President, American Institutes for Research, Education, Human Development, and the Workforce; and Principal Investigator, NDTAC; and John McLaughlin, Federal Program Manager, Title I, Part D, U.S. Department of Education

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  • Notes: Shay Bilchik
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Interactive Working Session: Action Plan Development

During this session Title I, Part D, Coordinators and their State team members developed an action plan that identifies next steps in taking their existing N&D program(s) to the next level and/or addressing a major pressing concern. The goal of this session was to have participants gather information and resources/tools from the 2 days of training around effective practices, student diversity, and transition and apply existing expertise, along with the coordinators’ knowledge of their programs, to assist teams in developing their action plan.

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  • State Action Plan Template
Title I, Part D, Coordinator Workshops
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. *Q & A Panel: John McLaughlin, Federal Program Manager, Title I, Part D, U.S. Department of Education; Aaron Young, Budget Analyst, U.S. Department of Education; and Bobbi Stettner-Eaton, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Education
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. *Discussing Program Improvement and Technical Assistance Products: Concurrent Breakout Session
  • Monitoring
  • Institutionwide Programs
  • LEA and Facility Relationships
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. *ND Communities, Part II: Planning and Next Steps

Wrap-Up: Simon Gonsoulin, Project Director, NDTAC

Closing Remarks: David Osher, Vice President, American Institutes for Research, Education, Human Development, and the Workforce; and Principal Investigator, NDTAC; and John McLaughlin, Federal Program Manager, Title I, Part D, U.S. Department of Education

*Sessions with an asterisk were exclusively for Title I, Part D, Coordinators.