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Effective Collaboration Between Migrant and Homeless State Education Programs Presented By Lisa Phillips, State Coordinator for NC [email protected] 2012 NAEHCY Conference

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Effective Collaboration Between Migrant and Homeless State Education Programs. Presented By Lisa Phillips, State Coordinator for NC [email protected] 2012 NAEHCY Conference. "We could learn a lot from crayons: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Page 1: Effective Collaboration  Between  Migrant and Homeless  State Education Programs

Effective Collaboration Between

Migrant and Homeless State Education Programs

Presented By Lisa Phillips, State Coordinator for NC

[email protected]

2012 NAEHCY Conference

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"We Could Learn..." Anonymous

"We could learn a lot from crayons:

some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others are

bright, some have weird names, but we have to learn to live in the

same box.”

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COLLABORATION IS…

• The act of working together on a joint project or a similar project.

• Working together to achieve a goal.

• A process where 2 or more people, groups or organizations work together for similar or the same goals.

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Activity!

So soon you ask????

Ask your neighbor to the right what collaboration looks like for them.

(2 minutes)

Be willing to share some other ideas with the group!

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EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION

TAKES TIME

TAKES SHARING OF RESPONSIBILITIES

TAKES RESPECT

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EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION

TAKES TIME

To build trustTo understand roles and responsibilitiesTo make decisions

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EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION CONTINUED…

TAKES SHARING OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Communicate regularlyEnsure each has the same information about the programsEstablish the same goals and objectivesProvide a positive vibe for program collaboration

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EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION CONTINUED…

TAKES RESPECT

No one has all the answersNeed to share the vision for collaboratingNeed to provide recognition to each otherNeed to evaluate yearly the collaboration initiative

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Why Collaborate?

To share resources

To share knowledge

To build consensus

To build relationships

To increase options

Increase flexibility in service delivery

Increase professional support

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What are the challenges in collaboration?

PLANPLAN

STAFF TURNOVER

TIME

RESPONSIBILITIES

RESPONSIBILITIES

LIMITED RESOURCES

LEADERSHIPLEADERSHIP

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Collaborative Efforts at the State Level(For Homeless and Migrant Education Programs)

• Attend trainings together – locally, state and Nationally• Conduct forums/ meetings together or at same location

during the same time • Provide training at one another’s meetings• Participate in subgrant process, focus groups, Parent

Advisory Panel, and other program projects• Collaborate on Feed The Children deliveries and other

donation events• Participate in State Team Meetings together – COP, Child

Welfare, Courts and Education, Language Access Policy • Discuss regularly one another’s program updates• NAEHCY, SOSY (Solutions for Out of School Youth) and

state program materials distributed to groups

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Local Collaborative Efforts(For Homeless Liaisons and Migrant Recruiters)

• Case reviews at the beginning and the end of each school year

• Conduct monthly meetings to discuss cases and ensure no doubling of services are being provided to students

• Conduct camp and home visits together• Train staff and the community together• Host family nights at local schools, shelters, and camps

together• Review student records together (attendance, grades,

behavior)• Attend teacher – parent conferences for families that both

divisions serve• Provide a quarterly newsletter to school district staff• Provide joint documentation to administration in buildings

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Continued… Local Collaborative Efforts

• Attend conferences and share information received (state forums, regional meetings, OME, NAEHCY)

• Collaborate together with meeting the needs of community agencies (meetings, events, information)

• Develop a summer work schedule between the two programs

• Work with other LEAs or school districts• Discuss and resolve enrollment issues• Review system policies to make sure barriers do

not exist for your students• Apply together for funding• Work with your state office for additional support

for your programs

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What does collaboration look like inHenderson County Schools, NC

www.hendersoncountypublicschools.org

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EFFECTIVELY COLLABORATION WITH YOUR STATE

(For LEAs to work with Homeless and Migrant Education Programs)

•Know who your State Coordinator and Migrant Consultant are and where they are located

•Learn where migrant programs are located in or near your districts

•Understand how migrant programs are established in LEAs and who are migrant students

•Review your state department’s website for each program regularly to learn about New or revised policies Procedures Programs Learning opportunities Collaborative events

•Request training opportunities by your State Coordinator or Migrant Consultant /recruiters

•Host meetings for State Coordinators and Migrant Consultants

•Invite State Coordinators and Migrant Consultants or recruiters to your meetings, forums and community fairs

•Attend webinars by the state office and national partners (NCHE,OME)

•Participate in events hosted by your state support team

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FUNDING IDEASLOCAL

•Meet yearly to determine the needs of homeless students and what resources can be shared•Apply for local, state, and business grants together•Work together in requesting donations and services from the community

– Needy children’s fund– Emergency fund – Special needs funds (power,

food, first month rent fund, etc.)

– Transportation– Dental, medical – home repair

•Conduct local donation drives and other service projects together

– Feed The Children donations– Community fund raiser events– School supply drive– Community fairs

STATE

•Quarterly conferences between the State Coordinator and Migrant Education Consultant to determine how to share resources and meet the needs of LEAs, HLs, and Migrant Recruiters•Offer joint mini-grant opportunities to school districts •Conduct state, regional or local donation projects together

– Feed The Children– Fill the Bus

•Combine a percentage of resources for special needs or projects to conduct in the state

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What does collaboration look like for you in your

Homeless and Migrant Education Programs?

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Let’s have a ball!

Best PracticesFunding

ChallengesIdeas

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Directions!1. Keep the ball moving!

2. When you hear the horn...stop!

3. If the ball lands in your hands then it is your turn! YES….it will be your turn!

4. Answer the question closest to your left thumb.

5. If you cannot answer the question, move 1 question to the left.

6. Audience can add to answers.

7. When you hear the horn, throw the ball!

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Conclusion

Activity report out

Take away from training

Other

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Thank you!!!