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what to expect from kinvolved's data driven leadership summit

What to expect from Kinvolved’s Data Driven Leadership Summit

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Kinvolved’s Data Driven Leadership Summit is quickly approaching! The event will occur on Friday, October 20th, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Kinvolved’s Headquarters in downtown Manhattan. In this final week leading up to the summit, we’re focusing on how to ensure that attendees leave the summit with new ideas to consider and practical ways to use data to improve educational outcomes for NYC students.

The summit will feature an opening session on data driven leadership, a policy and practice breakout session, and a KiNVO bootcamp breakout session. Read on for information on the major takeaways you can expect from each session!

Data Driven Leadership Overview: Using Data to Catalyze Growth of our NYC Youth

Participants in this session will garner research, policy, practices, and resources incorporating early warning indicator (attendance, behavior, and course performance) data. Participants may take learnings back to their respective organizations, implement, and experience a positive influence on student performance.

After an opening message from Kinvolved CEO, Miriam Altman, this session will feature a keynote presentation from Dr. Douglas Ready of Columbia Teachers College, and  case study presentations with a Q&A on solutions to improve student attendance and behavior. The panel will feature school leaders from Move This World and Kinvolved partner schools.

Policy Breakout: Using Early Warning Indicator Data to Inform Leadership Decisions

Participants will come away with a broad understanding of research, policies in effect and in planning, and specific practices on the ground that are working to empower leadership with early warning indicator (EWI) data to inform decisions that positively impact NYC students.

This session will feature presentations by Ms. Karoline Alexander, Community School Director,  at CS 154 Harriet Tubman Learning Center; Mr. Chris Caruso, Executive Director of Community Schools for the NYC DOE; Ms. Kecia Hayes, Director of Teachers College REACH (Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem); and Dr. Douglas Ready, Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy at Teachers College.

KiNVO Bootcamp: KiNVO Data Best Practices

Participants will walk away with a strong understanding of: (1) their schools’ NYC DOE attendance data and KiNVO data, and (2) KiNVO functionality. Participants will complete a personalized Action Plan, which will guide their school’s use of KiNVO during the 2017-2018 school year. Lastly, we will create Affinity Groups based upon grade level and District.

Kinvolved Summits align key community stakeholders around common goals and strategies to fight chronic absence. We are very excited to facilitate productive discussions around using early warning indicator data to catalyze growth for NYC youth at this summit.

This summit will bring together school-based teams, district leadership, community partners, and policy leaders from across the NYC community to exchange best practices and innovations that use data to improve attendance and performance outcomes for students and families. Move This World, FuelEducation, and JumpRope will co-sponsor the event.

For more information, visit https://datadrivenleadershipsummit.splashthat.com/.

 

Data driven leaders Summit

Kinvolved’s Data Driven Leadership Summit

By | Events, Summits

Kinvolved is excited to announce our upcoming summit, Data Driven Leadership. The event will occur on Friday, October 20th, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Kinvolved’s Headquarters.

Kinvolved Summits align key community stakeholders around common goals and strategies to fight chronic absence. At this summit, we cannot wait to facilitate productive discussions around using early warning indicator data to catalyze growth for NYC youth.

This summit will bring together school-based teams, district leadership, community partners, and policy leaders from across the NYC community to exchange best practices and innovations that use data to improve attendance and performance outcomes for students and families. Move This World, FuelEducation, and JumpRope will co-sponsor the event.

So, why focus on data? By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school. Research proves that if we utilize attendance, behavior, and course performance data to identify students in danger of dropping out, we can help them stay on track for graduation.

Knowing the way that attendance impacts educational attainment, Kinvolved aims to elevate attendance by including families in education. Kinvolved seeks to understand why students are chronically absent, how to efficiently identify these students, and how to more effectively engage family members in supporting these students to increase attendance and thus–improve academic outcomes and national graduation rates. Extensive research and impact assessments have demonstrated that these questions cannot be answered without tracking and analyzing thorough, meaningful data.

The qualitative data from our 2016-2017 Impact Assessment (for complete release in November) reveals that KiNVO users utilize their KiNVO attendance data to inform conversations with students and their families about attendance, and later, to inform attendance interventions when necessary. Many community school directors have successfully used KiNVO data to advance their attendance improvement plans.

One NYC community school director spoke to Kinvolved about the need for data to inform conversations with students and parents about attendance, and how they’re using KiNVO data at her school:

“We use KiNVO data to identify trends and find out what’s really going on with kids. Is there a particular class that students aren’t attending? Are they here in the morning but not the afternoon? Are they leaving for work? Once we understand the story that the data is telling, we can use the data to inform personalized KiNVO messages and conversations with parents about their children–which is much better than having the same scripted conversation with all parents about attendance.

But, before we contact parents, we must consider: ‘What is it with which we’re asking parents to help us?’ Having those personalized conversations builds better relationships with parents, and KiNVO data is enabling those conversations.”

The summit will feature a keynote by Dr. Douglas Ready on the status of school suspensions in NYC, and how they affect student performance; panel discussions by speakers including Chris Caruso, Kecia Hayes, and Karoline Alexander, who represent varied perspectives of the Community Schools movement; and structured networking that will allow fellow data driven leaders to pick each other’s brains and share the ways that they utilize data to improve outcomes at their respective schools.

For more insight on Kinvolved’s Summit Series, please check out the recaps of our previous NYC Attendance Summit and 2017 Summer Summit.

We look forward to seeing you on October 20th! RSVP here to join us!*

And, join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! #datadrivenleaders #KinvolvedSummitSeries

*Space is limited for this free event. As such, we ask that we limit attendance to up to two representatives per organization or school team.

 

inaugural Attendance Summit

Kinvolved’s Attendance Summit Recap

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On Friday, January 27, Kinvolved and South Bronx Rising Together (a joint Children’s Aid Society and Phipps Neighborhoods initiative) co-hosted the 2017 NYC Summit on Family Involvement to Elevate Attendance at Bronx Leadership Academy II High School.

The event brought together 130 school and district leaders, school attendance and family involvement teams, nonprofit partners, and policy and research advocates.

Beginning  with motivating remarks from our leadership of the event’s co-hosts, attendees then moved into three breakout sessions:

In-The-Trenches to Bird’s-Eye-View: Policy, Research, and Practice

A panel discussion on current research and policy work related to attendance improvement and increased family engagement in NYC schools. 

  • Michael Alcoff, NYCDOE Renewal High Schools Superintendent
  • Michelle Kim, Policy Associate, Office of the Public Advocate of the City of New York
  • Nicole Mader, Senior Policy Researcher, The Center for NYC Affairs

KiNVO by Kinvolved: Let’s Elevate Attendance Together

An open forum tailored for both current and prospective users on how KiNVO can improve school attendance.

  • 05M36 Margaret Douglas
  • 07X547 New Explorers High School
  • 09X412 Bronx High School of Business
  • 07X527 Bronx Leadership Academy II High School

South Bronx Rising Together: Going “All In On Attendance” in the Heart of the South Bronx

A workshop on data trends at individual schools in Community District 3 (the geographic zone for SBRT) and resources to kick-start attendance improvement efforts through the end of the year.

  • Abe Fernandez, Co- Director, South Bronx Rising Together, Director of Collective Impact, Children’s Aid Society
  • Leaders of  school and organization members

During sessions, participants exchanged best practices, engaged in lively discussion, developed solutions to tangible challenges, and networked with like-minded practitioners and experts. The event concluded with lunch and concluding remarks by Letitia James, Public Advocate of the City of New York.

A Brooklyn native, James shared her own story as a shy, bright child, who hid away in her books, and found a safe place in the stacks of her school’s library. She explained how easy it would have been to slip by, one in a family of eight children. She described how her second grade teacher changed her life by nurturing her promising qualities. She expressed her personal connection to the students in New York City’s schools, and called upon educators to find those with promise, and to bring out the best in them.

James discussed the work of her office to fight for children in homelessness and foster care. She charged that schools have a critical role in caring for these children by connecting them with community resources that can help them. She acknowledged that teachers might not have signed up to be social workers, but they are. With a few words, they can brighten a child’s day, and make sure they are cared for. She outlined the horrible increase in homelessness among New York City’s youth, up 22% just since the last school year.

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She asked everyone in the room to stand up, fight for, and protect our most vulnerable children. She implored that, as New Yorkers, we cannot separate immigrants from the rest of our community, because they are so vital and embedded. When we go back to our schools and communities, take forth these charges, and keep fighting for our students and families. It will be hard work, and it will take a long time to change, but by working together and coming together at occasions like this, we will make change.

This is our first annual NYC Summit. We aim to hold several smaller local events around the city throughout the year, in the effort to galvanize a movement of people who will elevate attendance by involving families in education. New York City has a special place for Kinvolved. It is our hometown, but we aim to bring this model to other urban centers across the country, and invite other communities to join our movement in their own local way.

View our summit photo library here here (use password: nycattendancesunmit if prompted).

To learn more about Kinvolved’s movement to elevate attendance by including families in education, or how to bring KiNVO to your school, contact us at hello@kinvolved.com.

To learn more about South Bronx Rising Together’s collective impact initiatives to improve education and economic opportunity in the South Bronx, contact us at info@risingtogether.org.

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2017 NYC Summit on Family Involvement to Elevate Attendance

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On Friday, January 27th, from 10am-1pm, Kinvolved and South Bronx Rising Together (a joint Children’s Aid Society and Phipps initiative) are co-hosting the 2017 NYC Summit on Family Involvement to Elevate Attendance at Bronx Leadership Academy II High School.

With 200 already confirmed attendees, and a keynote by the NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, the event will bring together school-based teams, superintendents, Community and Renewal Schools community-based organization partners, and policy and research leaders focused on increasing attendance and family involvement throughout the NYCDOE.

Additional speakers include:

  • Michael Alcoff, NYCDOE Renewal Schools Superintendent
  • Michelle Kim, Policy Associate, Office of the Public Advocate
  • Nicole Mader, Senior Research Fellow, Center for NYC Affairs
  • Peter Bergman, Assistant Professor of Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Attendees will be able to:

  • Share general best practices to elevate attendance and family involvement
  • Engage with/learn about South Bronx Rising Together and Kinvolved
  • Hear from leading local researchers and policy leaders Network over lunch with fellow leaders in these fields

Elevating attendance requires commitment, collaboration, and tailored approaches to the particular strengths and challenges of each school or community. With this event, we hope to increase awareness about the important role that school attendance plays in attaining academic success, and create family involvement strategies together as a community.  

 
To learn more about the event, or for press inquiries, contact hello@kinvolved.com.