3 What is SWIFT?SWIFT is a national K-8 technical assistance center focused on providing academic and behavioral support for all students, including those with the most extensive needs.SWIFT partners with the whole school community in ways that positively transform the learning outcomes of all students.
4 Mission of SWIFTThe mission of the SWIFT Center is to assist districts and their schools to engage in a transformational process in concert with their families and communities to achieve equity and excellence for all students.
5 Team work School District Families Community Teachers Administrators District SupportSWIFT TA
6 From Silos to SWIFT SWIFT … Eliminates silos Bridges general and specialized educationCreates powerful learning opportunities for students and teachersPromotes active, engaged partnerships among families and community members.Jessica
8 Implementation Science Implementation Stages:Implementation Drivers:ExplorationInstallationInitial ImplementationFull ImplementationLeadershipTechnicalAdaptiveOrganizationSystems intervention, Facilitative Administration, Decision support Data SystemCompetencyCoaching, training and selection
9 Mission of SWIFTExcellence as determined by measurable student social and academic gains;Equity as defined by the measurable capacity of each school to deliver the intensity and range of supports to meet the needs of each student and extending to their family and community; and whereAll is defined as the measurable integrated active engagement of all students and their families in the learning process.
10 SWIFT-FIT Fidelity of Implementation Tool Research-quality assessmentMeasures extent to which school personnel is installing the core features of SWIFTCompleted by trained assessors on a single dayUsed as a research toolInterviews are conducted with various stakeholders; evidence sources are collected
11 SWIFT-FIA Fidelity Integrity Assessment Same conceptual structure as the SWIFT-FITProgress-monitoring measureCompleted as a self-assessment by a school leadership team about every 3 monthsResults intended to guide immediate next steps for promoting SWIFT implementation.
12 Continued Data Collection District Capacity Assessment:State Capacity Assessment:Administered 1X per yearIncludes full Administrative TeamsSuperintendentDirector of Student ServicesCurriculum DirectorOther as per districtAdministered 1X per yearIncludes members of DOE who have strongest understanding of the capacities of the state to support their schools and districts.
14 State Support and Scale Up SEA Team developmentSEA Leadership Team formationState Capacity AssessmentInterviewsCommunicationInfusing SWIFT within initiativesQuarterly meetingsStatewide PLI (annual: in district or statewide)Recruitment and scale up across districts
15 NH DOE Recruitment NH is bringing on 16 new schools per year “Development Sites”Application process for will begin in January 2014Joey Nichol will help schools and districts with applications and on-boardingNH SWIFT DOE Innovation Coach will be full time to assist Development SitesMaura Hart will assist with fidelity of process within Technical Assistance as well as overall messaging
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