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Parent Center Data Collection FAQs

Updated October 2018 In Part 1 of the data collection process, Parents Centers will use the data collection worksheet and accompanying definitions key to report: numbers of contacts with parents and professionals; an unduplicated count of parents served; demographic data on children (e.g., disability, race, ethnicity) and the primary language of parents; numbers of meetings attended by staff; and outreach […]

Webinar | Introduction to Tool Kits for Board Professional Development for Parent Centers

Nonprofit management is the topic about which Parent Centers across the country most often request technical assistance from their Regional Parent Technical Assistance Centers (RPTACs). This webinar presented an introduction to six (6) toolkits that were developed by and for RPTAC use during site visits to train Parent Center boards to help them meet their responsibilities.

On-Line Logic Model Development Application

Developed with funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, the ELM application takes the typical “how-to” guide to the next level, guiding users through a series of questions and providing opportunities to enter program resources, activities, outputs and outcomes. Once all program information is entered, users will be prompted to draw lines between each component, […]

Logic models: A tool for designing and monitoring program evaluations

This introduction to logic models as a tool for designing program evaluations defines the major components of non-profit programs—resources, activities, outputs, and short-, mid-, and long-term outcomes—and uses an example to demonstrate the relationships among them. Developed by the REL-Pacific, the brief is written for educators. However, it’s easily understandable and its content is relevant to parent […]

Parent and Family Engagement Provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act

(January 2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in identifying and using best practices in engaging families and establishing partnerships with the families they serve. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) serves as the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) which was last reauthorized in 2002 as the No Child […]

Interim Executive Directors: The Power In The Middle

(Published January, 2005) This paper explores the benefits and basics of using an interim executive director during a leadership transition. It also highlights some considerations that organizations should take into account when deciding whether or not to use an interim executive director. Find more information and to download the report go to: http://www.aecf.org/resources/interim-executive-directors/  

Building Leaderful Organizations: Succession Planning for Nonprofits

(Published January, 2008) This paper has two primary goals. First, it seeks to continue detoxifying the topic of nonprofit succession planning so that executives, boards, staff, and funders can take up these activities without unnecessary fear or concern. Second, it hopes to provide nonprofit boards and executive directors a framework for their own succession planning […]

Defining Your Design and Content Strategy

(Originally offered on 6/19/13) The following resource was funded through a 2013 supplement from OSEP to the Region 4 PTAC, to enhance Region 4 parent centers’ capacity surrounding their project websites. The archived information was provided to Region 4 parent centers through a partnership between Idealware and the Region 4 PTAC. A website needs content […]

Starting the Audit Process

(Originally offered on 5/29/13) The following resource was funded through a 2013 supplement from OSEP to the Region 4 PTAC, to enhance Region 4 parent centers’ capacity surrounding their project websites. The archived information was provided to Region 4 parent centers through a partnership between Idealware and the Region 4 PTAC. In this webinar you’ll […]

508 Compliance Resources

Does your website, media or literature meet the Federal Government’s standards for accessibility? Visit the IDEAs that Work site to find sources of information on 508 Compliance. It will help in making sure that groups’s website, media or literature meets the Federal Government’s standards for accessibility. Find the 508 Compliance Resources at: https://www.osepideasthatwork.org/resources-grantees/508-resources

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