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Moving FROM POCKETS OF INNOVATION TO SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

NCEA – Special Needs Conference

January 17 – 19, 2010

Anaheim, CA

Martin Scanlan

Marquette University


Goal

Cultivate integrated, inclusive systems of service delivery that comprehensively address students’ special needs in your Catholic school community

  • Students’ special needs

  • Your Catholic school community


Pockets of Innovation

Students’ special needs are frequently met through the innovative efforts and commitments of individuals

  • Within schools

  • Across systems of schools


Service delivery: From having a plethora of programs…

Who’s on first?

What’s on second?

I don’t know’s on third!

Resource Room Teacher

Paraprofessional Support / Aides

Math Coach

Speech and Language Pathologist

Special Education Teacher

School

Psychologist

Bilingual Resource Teacher

Home-School Liason

Title I teacher

Counselor

Physical / Occupational Therapist

Literacy Coach

Social Worker

School Nurse


…to being integrated

School –

Coordination of services

Classroom -

Early Interventions

Collaboration of specialists and general educators to promote effective service delivery within the most inclusive environment


What’s good about an integrated service delivery system?

School –

Coordination of services

Classroom –

Early interventions

  • Schools become less dependent on heroic individuals as the model becomes institutionalized

  • Individual schools have concrete exemplars

  • Schools are less isolated, more apt to work together


So what are best practices for my Catholic School Context?

  • Integrating Service Delivery into a system

  • Aligning with the Catholic school community

    • Grounded in Catholic identity and mission

    • Adapted to local context

    • Entrepreneurial


Are there exemplars?

  • Where are these best practices to meet students’ special needs in Catholic schools (and systems)?

    • Individual schools and classrooms

    • Archdiocese of St. Louis – Learning Consultant Model


So what do I do?

What will help me cultivate integrated, inclusive systems of service delivery to comprehensively address students’ special needs in my Catholic school community?

  • Strengthen relationships in horizontal, vertical, and diagonal directions

  • Promote diffusion of innovation


Relationships

  • Horizontally

    • Within schools

    • Across schools

  • Vertically

    • Within school

    • Within diocese

  • Diagonally

    • Across sectors

Where are these relationships strong?

Where are areas for growth?


Diffusion of Innovation

What’s an innovation?

What influences its diffusion?

  • Relative Advantage

  • Compatibility

  • Complexity

  • Trialability

  • Observability

  • Reinvention

What innovations in your school apply to meeting students’ special needs?

To what degree are these likely to diffuse?


Diffusion of Innovation

  • Social Context and Perceptions are Paramount

  • Innovations are Complex


Conclusions

  • Cultivating integrated, inclusive systems of service delivery throughout Catholic school communities

    • Best practices of service delivery for Catholic school communities

    • Relational dimensions

    • Diffusion of innovation

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  • Your role in leadership


Points of Discussion?

NCEA – Special Needs Conference

Martin Scanlan

[email protected]

Marquette University


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