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7 Your Presenter“bob”Spokane, WACYPQ Field Consultant
9 IntroductionsIntroduce yourself, your organization and share one YPQA concept that has really got you thinking and why.
10 Quality Construct: The Pyramid of Program Quality … and this research is in support of what is measured in the Youth PQA.The Youth PQA is designed to measure key developmental experiences within an afterschool setting.It is based around Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, where the bottom of the pyramid needs to be in place before the top can be reached.At the bottom of the Pyramid of Program Quality is safe environment. This includes both physical and emotional safety.Above that we have a supportive environment, which is mostly provided by the staff – do they plan sessions so that they’re at the right pace for youth? Do youth have an opportunity to build skills, and are they encouraged to do so despite mistakes? Are adults providing support for learning?Interaction looks at the relationships between youth and other youth and between the adults and youth.Engagement is different than what we typically think of when we hear the word engagement. Youth being involved in an activity, listening, participating – those are all wonderful things, and they are measured in the interaction and supportive environment domains of the pyramid. In the Youth PQA, there are 3 things that define engagement: Youth having opportunities to Plan what they’re doing, make choices about what they’re doing, and Reflect on what they’re doing. They’re at the top of the pyramid because all of the other domains below it set the stage for these to happen.
11 Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) The Youth PQA is just the first step in a larger cycle of improvement, which we call the Youth Program Quality Intervention. Today we’ll focus on the ASSESS phase. But after you conduct your assessment, the next step is to develop a plan for improvement based on the data, and then to carry out that plan to improve the quality of your program for kids.
12 Assess & Plan Timeline Date Event January 8th 8:30 am-4:30pm YPQA Basics WorkshopJanuary 31st 10 am-noonSelf Assessment Check in WebinarFebruary 15th 1-3 pmCheck in and Scores Reporter WebinarComplete Self AssessmentsScoring MeetingFriday, March 1stAll Self Assessment Data DueMarch 21st 9 am- 4 pmQuality CoachingMarch 22nd 9 am-3 pmPlanning with Data WorkshopApril 19thImprovement Plans Due
13 AssessmentThe PQA allows you to observe what actually goes on in your youth programs. How often do you have the time or energy to simply observe a program led by another staff? How often do you rely on what you think happens in your programs?
15 Team Training and Building Awareness Again???? What did you want staff to know about the PQA before you start assessing? What do you wish you had let staff know before assessing? st Timers??? What do you want staff to know about the PQA before you start assessing? What do you want to share with staff before assessing?
16 Data CollectionShare your data collection plan…. Any potential or perceived challenges?
17 Data Collection Tips Observation and Note-Taking Try to observe at least 30 minutes of programming.Try to observe more structured activitiesObserving a full program is best
18 The Consensus MeetingWhat are your goals for the consensus meeting? How will you support staff in showing up prepared for this meeting? (notes are aligned with items in tool)?
19 The Consensus Meeting Tips for a Successful Meeting: Break the meeting into two parts 1-2 hours eachHave food, breaks, energizersKeep in mind that you want helpful/objective information to guide improvement.
20 Entering Your DataGetting Scores Reporter logins
21 External Assessment External Assessors should be visiting. Any successes or challenges with scheduling external assessments?
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