Providing Technical Assistance

We've created this page to help you in your work providing Technical Assistance. Find the latest on TA effectiveness from your various funders, colleagues and audiences.

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How States Access TA from ED-funded Centers

This document presents the results from a focus group with SPDG grantees about how they access technical assistance (TA) from centers funded by the US Department of Education. Find out how they learn about TA opportunities and what would make it easier for them to connect with TA centers. Also see what they would like TA centers to know about their states.

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Posted Winter 2015

Kansas SEA Webinar "Aligning TA to the Needs of Our Customers"

Colleen Riley and Kerry Haag from the Kansas SEA discuss their expectations when requesting TA from an outside provider, as well as the factors they consider when providing TA to their own customers.

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Posted Winter 2014

Massachusetts SEA Webinar "When Mission and TA Connect: Leveraging Resources to Improve Outcomes for Students"

This webinar highlight how the Massachusetts SEA uses technical assistance to further its goals, and in doing so, also extends the reach of the TA providers.

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Posted Winter 2014

CIPP Webinar "How Do We Evaluate Technical Assistance?"

Listen as a panel of experts from CIPP provide an overview of the evaluation literature for technical assistance (TA) including concrete examples of how to measure the fidelity of a TA project.  You can also download the Center to Improve Project Performance (CIPP) Evaluating Technical Assistance Bibliography.  This document includes references to the literature related to evaluating technical assistance that was reviewed in preparation for the Evaluating Technical Assistance Webinar.

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Posted Fall 2014

2014 Project Director’s TA&D Session Summary: TA TakeAways

TACC consolidated the notes from the July 2014 OSEP Project Directors' Conference TA&D Program session, highlighting a few brief TA takeaways generated from the participants’ discussions. Each TA section contains resources (12 new resources on web sites, webinars, and staff coaching). Have a look!

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Posted Fall 2014

Learn What Your Peers Are Doing in Intensive TA Focus Group Results

Learn how your peers define intensive TA (partnership agreements, time and resources, etc.) and how they select Intensive TA recipients, the challenges they encounter (factoring in ‘readiness’, deciding on the length of time), and their overall recommendations moving forward.

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Posted Fall 2014

OSEP Accessibility Guidance: 508 Compliance Resource Lists

Access these resources for guidance on meeting the Federal Government's standards for accessibility for websites, media or literature.

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Posted Fall 2014

OSEP Conceptual Framework

OSEP has developed a project conceptual framework to articulate the underlying components that we envision for all TA&D projects.

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Posted Fall 2012