ERIC Number: ED423641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Office of Special Education Programs' Annual Technical Assistance and Dissemination Meeting (6th, Washington, DC, January 16-18, 1996).
Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Federal Resource Center for Special Education, Washington, DC.
This document presents the proceedings for the Office of Special Education Programs' 6th Annual Technical Assistance and Dissemination Meeting held on January 16-18, 1996, in Washington, DC. Conference discussions centered around changing expectations for local and state education agencies and technical assistance and dissemination (TA&D) activities as a result of the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and other changes in education policy; content areas of critical importance to TA&D projects and current activities in relation to information presented and shared; and future implications for TA&D systems and recommendations for new and/or additional collaborative activities. Recommendations from the conference focused on accessing and disseminating knowledge through technology, impact evaluation, and developing and marketing technical assistance and dissemination services and products. Specific recommendations included: (1) disseminate guidelines to the TA&D projects on accessible web page development; (2) develop a listserv for all TA&D projects; (3) plan for a technology training demonstration; (4) share information on the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA); (5) produce performance indicators consistent with GPRA that have the commitment of constituencies; (6) develop strategies for networking; (7) decide on sound marketing strategies; and (8) develop vignettes of technical assistance impact to demonstrate effectiveness. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination, Information Management, Information Networks, Information Technology, Information Utilization, Internet, Marketing, Program Evaluation, Shared Resources and Services, Technical Assistance, Training, World Wide Web
Web site: http://www.dssc.org/frc/document/taddoc6.htm
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Federal Resource Center for Special Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act