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This section contains an archive of webinars conducted by the Center as well as the former Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center. Note: These webinars were recorded with third party service providers. To view these webinars, a plugin download may be required.

  • 4th Annual SC3 Regional Advisory Board Meeting (September 29, 2016)

    The SC3 Regional Advisory Board structure and purpose are designated in legislation (Section 203, Title II of the Educational Technical Assistance Act).  The role of the SC3 Regional Advisory Board is to advise the Center on regional technical assistance (TA) needs and initiatives.

    The SC3 Regional Advisory Board is composed of educational and community stakeholders from each state the region (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma) plus each state's Chief State School Officer (CSSO). Convening a regional advisory board is part of the legislation in the design of the comprehensive centers.  Members are appointed by each state's CSSO in consultation with the Governor. The Regional Advisory Board meets annually to provide feedback and guidance for SC3 Technical Assistance services and regional work plan. Additional representatives from partner organizations who have supported SC3 with collaborative technical assistance initiatives may also attend, as will SC3 staff members. 

    The Center provides high quality TA initiatives ultimately promoting progress toward student academic achievement.  Highlighted recommendations from the advisory board over the past have been in such areas as closing the achievement gap, school improvement, leadership, high school reform, innovations in education, and English language learners. 

    This year the focus topic for the meeting is Changing Rules, Changing Roles, and focuses on the changes in curriculum content, educator effectiveness, and state accountability and assessment brought about by the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

     

  • 4th Annual C3 Regional Advisory Board Meeting (September 28, 2016)

    The C3 Regional Advisory Board (RAB) structure and purpose were designated in legislation (Section 203, Title II of the Educational Technical Assistance Act).  The role of the C3 Regional Advisory Board is to advise the Center on regional technical assistance (TA) initiatives and needs.

    The C3 RAB is composed of educational and community stakeholders from each state in the region (Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri) plus the Chief State School Officer (CSSO) from each state. Convening a regional advisory board is part of the legislation in the design of the comprehensive centers.  Members are appointed by each state's CSSO in consultation with the Governor. The Regional Advisory Board meets annually to provide feedback and guidance on C3 Technical Assistance services and regional work plan. Additional representatives from partner organizations who have supported C3 with collaborative technical assistance initiatives may attend, as will C3 staff members.  

    The Center provides high quality TA and promote initiatives promoting progress toward student academic achievement.  Highlighted recommendations from the advisory board over the past have been in such areas as closing the achievement gap, school improvement, leadership, high school reform, innovations in education, and English language learners.

    This year the focus topic for the meeting is Changing Rules, Changing Roles, and focuses on the changes in curriculum content, educator effectiveness, and state accountability and assessment brought about by the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

     

  • 4th Annual C3/SC3 Regional Advisory Boards Pre-meeting Materials (September 13, 2016)

    In preparation for the 4th Annual C3 and SC3 Regional Advisory Board meetings, which will be conducted in a virtual format, a packet of informational materials is available to RAB members and participants to assist them in gaining a working knowledge of the specific ESSA topics to be discussed during the meeting.

  • 3rd Annual C3/SC3 Regional Advisory Boards Meeting (September 22, 2015)

    The 3rd annual C3/SC3 Regional Advisory Boards (RAB) Meeting was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 22-23, 2015. The role of the C3 and SC3 Advisory Boards is to guide the Centers' regional technical assistance (TA) initiatives. The RAB is composed of educational and community stakeholders from each state in the C3 region (Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri) and SC3 region (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma). The RAB structure and purpose were designated in legislation (Section 203, Title II of the Educational Technical Assistance Act (ETAA).

    Convening a regional advisory board is part of the legislation in the design of the comprehensive centers, since members are appointed by each state's governor and Chief State School Officer (CSSO). The Regional Advisory Boards meet annually to provide feedback and guidance for C3/SC3 Technical Assistance services and regional work plan. Additional representatives from partner organizations who have supported C3 and SC3 with collaborative technical assistance initiatives will be part of the attendees, as will C3 and SC3 staff members. As members, they provide input on strategies for monitoring and addressing the educational needs of the region.

    The Centers provide high quality TA and support initiatives promoting progress toward student academic achievement. Highlighted recommendations from the advisory board over the past have been in such areas as closing the achievement gap, school improvement, leadership, high school reform, innovations in education, and English language learners. This year the focus topic for the meeting was Cultivating Equity and Inclusion in a Diverse Educational World.

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  • 2nd Annual C3/SC3 Regional Advisory Boards Meeting (August 07, 2014)

    The 2nd Annual C3/SC3 Regional Advisory Boards Meeting was held in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 7-8, 2014.

  • C3 and SC3 2013 Regional Advisory Board Meeting (August 19, 2013)

    The first annual C3 and SC3 Regional Adivsory Board was hosted in Norman, Oklahoma August 19 and 20, 2013.

  • Cross-center Regional Indian Education Collaborative: Moving Research into Practice in Indian Country (June 03, 2015)

    The South Central Comprehensive Center is one of four Comprehensive Centers, including the North Central Comprehensive Center, Northwest Comprehensive Center, West Comprehensive Center, and Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, which receive additional funding to support Indian education as a priority. The Midwest Comprehensive Center also participated in this collaborative as a non-funded NACIE Center. These Centers met in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on June 3-4, 2015, to support collaboration among each Center's Indian Education Regional Advisory Committees. The convening was hosted by the South Central Comprehensive Center at the Oklahoma History Center. This convening serves as a follow-up to a previous meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, where two areas of focus (teacher/leader effectiveness and turning around low-performing schools) were identified as high priorities for the collaborative work. This convening continued to build on the work in each region to promote changes in the educational system at all levels (state education agency (SEA), local education agency (LEA), and school) as centers work to scale-up and sustain innovative and research-based practices supporting American Indian student achievement. Approximately 50 participants from across the western U.S. gathered to share information, discuss potential collaboration, and common concerns for their American Indian students. The Centers worked together to plan and organize this convening and engaged Regional Advisory Committees, ED/SEA/Comprehensive Center/Indian and tribal education staff members, practitioners, researchers, SEA Indian Education Directors, elected tribal leaders, institutions of higher education professors, Indian Education consultants, and partners in rich discussions about what is working and how to make a difference in the lives of American Indian students to close the achievement gap.

  • Turning Around Low Performing Schools with Significant American Indian Student Populations (April 06, 2015)

    The South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3), Anadarko Public Schools (APS), and University of Virginia Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education (UVA-PLE) hosted a webinar about "Turning Around Low Performing Schools with Significant American Indian Student Populations" on Monday, April 6, 2015. APS presented about its successful experience in turning around low performing schools with significant populations of American Indian students. Unique roles of Indian Education Coordinators in supporting turnaround of schools with significant populations of American Indian students was also discussed, along with similar and different approaches used in other schools in Indian Country. The goals of this webinar were to increase knowledge of key components in school turnaround work, understand the impact of the role of Indian Education Coordinators in supporting school turnaround, and understand how to apply the key components of turnaround in a school or district with a significant population of American Indian students, as well as all other groups of students. This webinar is a part of the Cross-center Indian Education Collaborative.

  • "Tribal Education Departments and State Education Agencies: Partnerships Impacting Native Education" Webinar (April 25, 2013)

    SC3 is collaborating with National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Research, Data, and Policy Director Dawn Mackety, Northern Michigan University's Martin Reinhardt, and Tribal Education Departments National Assembly (TEDNA) Executive Director Quinton RomanNose to address issues related to the role of tribal education departments in partnership with state education agencies (SEAs) in light of the State and Tribal Educational Partnership (STEP) Pilot Project currently being implemented in Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, and Oklahoma. This webinar is part of a series of Indian education webinars designed to increase awareness of issues related to the academic success of American Indian students in the SC3 region. "Tribal Education Departments and State Education Agencies: Partnerships Impacting Native Education" was presented on Wednesday, April 25, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. CT.

  • Tribal Education & FERPA (May 17, 2011)

    The sound for this webinar has been compromised.

  • Tribal Education, Elementary & Secondary Education Act (March 03, 2011)
  • Valuing Equity and Diversity Seminar (October 21, 2014)

    C3 and SC3 planned and delivered a day and a half seminar to invited state leadership focused on valuing equity and diversity in public education.  The purpose of the seminar was to develop a better understanding of the compeling national interest in equity and diversity and its importance in public education at state and local levels. The seminar featured keynote speaker, Dr. Paul Gorski, a leading national expert in equity and diversity issues in education from the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. Content experts from the Midwest Equity Assistance Center, and the South Central Collaborative for Equity presented current trends and issues, facilitated follow-up discussions, and participated in a panel discussion with follow-up intra- and inter-states discussions.

    Donna Richardson, Paul Gorski, and Belinda Biscoe Boni
    Donna Richardson, Paul Gorski, and Belinda Biscoe Boni

  • Equity Leadership Conference (3 - Kansas City Area) (June 02, 2016)

    The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DESE's) Office of Educator Quality continues efforts to address the challenges of educator equity effectively.  One of the state's goals is to provide an effective educator to every student in the state.

    The Central Comprehensive Center (C3), in partnership with DESE, the Midwest Equity Assistance Center (MEAC) and the Penn Valley Metropolitan Community College, is hosting an Equity Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, that will provide an opportunity for dialogue between and among stakeholders in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area to identify equity issues and seeking solutions to the educator equity gap in Kansas City schools.

  • Equity Leadership Conference (2 - Cape Girardeau) (March 09, 2016)

    The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DESE's) Office of Educator Quality continues efforts to address the challenges of educator equity effectively.  One of the state's goals is to provide an effective educator to every student in the state.

    DESE, in partnership with the Central Comprehensive Center (C3) and the Midwest Equity Assistance Center (MEAC), is hosting an Equity Leadership Meeting in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, that will provide an opportunity for dialog between and among stakeholders in Southern Missouri. Key concepts for this meeting include the following:

    • Equitable access to excellent educators
    • Recruitment and retention of highly qualified educators
    • Strengths and needs of rural educators, students, parents, and community
    • Best practices to address issues and trends

    Participants will leave this meeting with a better understanding of the following:

    • Perspectives in educational equity in Southern Missouri
    • Strategies to improve equitable access to excellent educators for all Missouri students
    • Causes and strategies impacting education to include environmental factors, institutional issues, and workforce issues
    • Relevant and effective preparation of teachers and leaders
    • Strategies for recruitment and retention of highly qualified teachers and leaders
    • Options for ongoing professional development and support to current educators in the field
  • C3/SC3/GTL Center Equity Plan Webinar 1 (December 18, 2014)

    C3, SC3, and GTL Center hosted a webinar on Thursday, December 18, 2014, "State Plans to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators." States learned about resources for the 2015 Educator Equity Plan. Webinar content included a presentation by the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders with an overview of the guidance from the U. S. Department of Education. For more resources go to www.gtlcenter.org.

  • C3/SC3 ESSA State Plan State Sharing (February 16, 2017)

    C3 and SC3 are hosting an opportunity for state teams developing Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plans to share their successes, challenges, and possible solutions with one another as a peer learning community.

  • SC3 Equity Plan State Sharing (January 20, 2017)

    SC3 is hosting an opportunity for state teams implementing Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Plans to share their successes, challenges, and possible solutions with one another as a peer learning community.  States from both the C3 and SC3 regions are invited to participate, along with guests from Content Centers, Equity Assistance Centers, and other providers from the National Technical Assistance Network.

  • SC3 Webinar MTSS for Success: Kansas' Integrated Framework (October 27, 2016)

    This 30-minute webinar will provide an overview of the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) Integrated Framework.  The Kansas MTSS Integrated Framework combines academic, social, and behavioral supports. As part of this integrated approach, screening and assessment systems are utilized to support early detection efforts across the early childhood through college and career ready continuum, as well as providing accurate assessment of student performance over time. 

    This webinar is especially for SEA staff members who work directly with PK-12 Educators – teachers, administrators, counselors, etc. - with responsibilities or an interest in ways to support children and youth using an integrated academic, social, and behavioral framework.  Also welcomed and encouraged to join the webinar are those who support educators at institutes of higher education responsible for educator preparation.

  • Joint Content and Regional Comprehensive Centers Planning Meeting (Year 5) (July 20, 2016)

    Back by popular demand, the Building State Capacity and Productivity Center, with its co-sponsors, the Central and South Central Comprehensive Centers at the University of Oklahoma, invite all Content and Regional Comprehensive Center staff members to register and participate in a collaborative professional learning and planning opportunity to maximize and integrate services for Year 5. The meeting is scheduled for July 20-22, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  • SC3/C3 ESSA Transition for SEAs Webinar (June 27, 2016)

    Do you have questions about transitioning to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)?

    SEA teams are invited to participate in the following webinar

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):  The Old, the New, and the Decision Points for State Education Agencies (SEAs)

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CT / 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. MT

    Presentation by Julia Martin of Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

    sponsored by the Central and South Central Comprehensive Centers (C3 and SC3) at the University of Oklahoma (OU)

    serving Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri (C3), and Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma (SC3)

    Presenter Experience

    • Brustein & Manasevit is a nationally known law firm with expertise in federal education law.
    • Attorney Julia Martin has been the Legislative Director for Brustein & Manasevit since 2011, has presented to thousands of educators on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and has maintained relationships with members of Congress and the U.S. Department of Education throughout reauthorization.

    Webinar Outline

    • Presentation of some of the finer points of ESSA
    • Questions and answers
    • Opportunity to discuss decision points with other SEA leaders and staff members

    Intended Audience

    • SEA leadership
    • SEA staff members working in any area impacted by ESSA
  • SC3/C3 College and Career Readiness Data webinar (May 16, 2016)
    Are students in your state graduating college and career ready?  How do you know?
     
    Join C3 and SC3 for a webinar presentation, College and Career Readiness Data, to help you answer these questions.
     
    •  What: "College and Career Readiness Data: What Do We Know, How Do We Know It, and What Are We Doing About It?"
    •  When: Monday, May 16, 2016
    •  Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m. CDT
    •  Presenter: John Kraman, former Oklahoma State Department of Education Executive Director of Student Information Systems
    •  Sponsored by: The Central and South Central Comprehensive Centers (C3 and SC3) at the University of Oklahoma
  • Supporting Instruction and Formative Assessment for CCRS (January 13, 2016)

    The Central Comprehensive Center (C3) and South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) at the University of Oklahoma along with Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) at WestEd hosted a meeting entitled Supporting Instruction and Formative Assessment for College and Career Ready Standards, in Norman, Oklahoma on Jan. 13-14, 2016.  State education agency leadership/staff members responsible for assisting school districts’ efforts regarding standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, including specialists in content areas, English language learning, special education, and Indian education were invited to participate.  During the professional learning opportunity, participants increased their knowledge of formative assessment best practices, developed their awareness of resources that can help SEAs support systemic implementation of college and career ready instruction and formative assessment in districts, and built their readiness to sustain professional learning for college and career ready standards instruction and formative assessment.

     

  • Joint Center Planning Meeting (Year 4) (August 04, 2015)

    The Central and South Central Comprehensive Centers will be co-hosting the Joint Center Planning Meeting (Year 4) on August 4-5, 2015, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Building State Capacity and Productivity Center at Edvance Research, Inc., the Center on Innovations in Learning, and the Center on School Turnaround will use this meeting is to assist with the preparation of Year 4 plans, identify content initiatives to engage in jointly, and determine ways that Content and Regional Centers can enhance working together most effectively and productively. 

    Also, regional comprehensive centers (RCCs) will have the opportunity to take full advantage of the ideas, materials, and tools used to create and build state capacity.  This collaboration will make for an interesting and convenient meeting.  All Content and Comprehensive Center Directors/Co-Directors, as well as key staff and center liaisons are welcome to attend, as we all continue to plan for Year 4.

    Register for the meeting now here: https://registration.occe.ou.edu/reg/reg_p1_form.aspx?oc=10&ct=PART&eventid=7332

  • Strategic Communications: Navigating Policy and Politics in a Competing Information Environment (July 01, 2015)

    The Building State Capacity and Productivity Center, Central Comprehensive Center, Great Lakes Comprehensive Center, Midwest Comprehensive Center, Northwest Comprehensive Center, South Central Comprehensive Center, and Southeast Comprehensive Center are hosting a convening on Strategic Communications on July 1-2, 2015, in Denver Colorado.  The purposes of the convening are the following:

    • Frame the communication process as a critical strategy to accomplish agency priorities and major initiatives.
    • Share best practices regarding alignment of agency-wide communications processes to state education agency (SEA) strategic goals.
    • Connect SEA teams with national education, government, and private sector experts who can provide clear steps and facilitate discussions on how to create, implement, and institutionalize a strategic communications approach.
    • Provide tools for SEA leadership teams to use when developing and implementing strategic communications plans.
    • Identify technical assistance needs of SEA leadership teams in developing and implementing strategic communications plans, and in incorporating best practices into them. 

    Session Recordings

  • OSDE/SC3/CEELO/Oklahoma Pre-K Standards Revision Meeting (December 16, 2013)

    Oklahoma Pre-K Standards Revision Leadership Team plans to review and make decisions on revisions to Oklahoma Pre-K English Language Arts (ELA) and Math Standards, and discussed a communication plan for public comment period.

  • OSDE/SC3/CEELO/Oklahoma Pre-K Math Standards Revision Meeting (December 02, 2013)

    Oklahoma Pre-K Standards Revision Leadership Team plans to review and make decisions for revising the Oklahoma Pre-K Math Academic Standards.

  • OSDE/SC3/CEELO/Oklahoma Pre-K Standards Revision Leadership Team Meeting (November 19, 2013)

    Oklahoma Pre-K Standards Revision Leadership Team plans to review and make decisions for revising the Oklahoma Pre-K Academic Standards.

  • Oklahoma Early Childhood Stakeholders Pre-K Standards Planning Teleconference (October 14, 2013)

    The Oklahoma Pre-K Standards  Leadership Team plans to discuss progress on the standards review and draft a plan for the November kick-off meeting including date, location, and agenda. 

  • Inter-rater Reliability On-site Training for KSDE staff members (August 29, 2013)

    This training was presented by Dr. Stanley Rabinowitz of the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation to 12-15 Kansas State Department of Education staff members at the State Board of Education facility in Topeka, Kansas.