Webinars & Meetings
2020 Annual Directors’ Meeting
The 2020 New Directors’ Orientation and Annual Directors’ Meeting took place on March 2-4, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Presentations and handouts from the various sessions are available for download below.
RESULTS Website Walkthrough
This session offers a walkthrough of the RESULTS website.
Presenters: RTI International
MEP Continuous Improvement Cycle: Key Resources
This session reviews the three key elements of a MEP continuous improvement cycle and how they work together. This session also reviews existing resources on RESULTS, including: Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) toolkit, Service Delivery Plan (SDP) toolkit, Evaluation toolkit, and webinars.
Presenters: Lisa Gillette, Patricia Meyertholen, and Christopher D. Hill, OME
Migrant Education Program (MEP) Eligibility 101
This session is meant to help improve understanding of the basic requirements for determining and documenting MEP eligibility and the required quality controls for the proper identification and recruitment of eligible migratory children.
Presenter: Sarah Martinez, OME
Records Transfer and the Migrant Student Information Exchange
This session provides a basic overview regarding the need for intrastate and interstate coordination in the Migrant Education Program (MEP), discusses student record transfer and MSIX, and explains key elements of MSIX and how to access the system.
Presenters: Preeti Choudhary and Patricia Meyertholen, OME
Migrant Education Program (MEP) Fiscal Requirements
This session explores how MEP funds are allocated to State educational agencies (SEAs); how SEAs may use MEP funds for program administration; what factors an SEA must take into account in determining the amount of subgrants and options available to the SEA for carryover funds; and key considerations for determining whether an activity or service is an allowable use of MEP funds.
Presenter: Sarah Martinez, OME
Presenter: Lisa Gillette, OME
Effective Collaboration with Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
This session focuses on how various program grantees have initiated and fostered effective cross-program partnerships/collaboration. This session's objective is to highlight realistic, actionable ideas that can be adopted by participants.
Presenter: Patricia Meyertholen, OME
- Effective Collaboration with Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
Identification and Recruitment (ID&R) Strategies from States with Increases in Migratory Children
This panel discussion session includes States whose migratory child population has increased at least 10% since 2014-15. Panelists and participants discuss specific practices, strategies, and/or circumstances that have contributed to those increases.
Presenter: Patricia Meyertholen, OME
This session provides a review of ESSA’s evidence definitions, how the Department’s resources can support State Directors with their MEP and tips and tools for planning your MEP evaluation.
Presenters: Victoria Hammer and Richard Wilson, Office of Evidence-Based Policy; Christopher D. Hill, OME
This session will provide a basic overview of the requirements for providing equitable services to children enrolled in private schools, and how these requirements apply to the MEP.
Presenters: Jenay Morrisey, Office of Nonpublic Education (ONPE) and Josie Skinner, Office of General Counsel (OGC)
MEP Summer Programs: A Panel Discussion
This interactive panel discussion is focused on how States implement MEP-funded summer programs. Topics may include how States have defined services for their program/sub-grantees and whether States have established different criteria for programs operated during the summer; how services are documented; and how States measure the results of services provided.
Presenters: Israel Jose Cortez, GA; Angela Branz-Spall, MT; Veronica Maria Gallardo, WA; and Christopher D. Hill, OME
Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) Profiles and Dashboards
During this session, presenters will share the current version of the MSIX National MEP Profile. Discussion will revolve around enhancing State Profiles into dashboards available to State MEP Directors on an ongoing basis.
Presenters: Deloitte MSIX Team, Preeti Choudhary and Patricia Meyertholen, OME
Resources Café: Federally Funded Resources to Inform MEP Services
This interactive session will spotlight various Federally funded resources that might be used to inform the design and implementation of MEP services. Participants will have the opportunity to circulate among the various rooms/tables to speak directly with contacts for each program/resource. The objective is for participants to develop a better understanding of the available resources as they might be applied to the MEP and establish a point of contact for post-ADM follow-up as needed. The Resources Café included:
- English Learner Family Toolkit and Other Resources from the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)
Presenter: Melissa Escalante
English Learner Family Toolkit and Other Resources from the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)
- National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
Presenters: Bryan Thurmond and Christina Dukes
National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
- National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments and the Readiness and Emergency Management Technical Assistance Center
Presenters: Earl Myers and Madeline Sullivan
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments and the Readiness and Emergency Management Technical Assistance Center
- Program and Grantee Support Services (PGSS) Technical Assistance Centers
Presenter: Danielle Smith
Program and Grantee Support Services (PGSS) Technical Assistance Centers
- Youth for Youth (Y4Y) Online Professional Learning and Technical Assistance for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)
Presenter: Sean Grobe
Online Professional Learning and Technical Assistance for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)
The objectives of this meeting were:
- to facilitate opportunities for Directors to network and share promising practices and resources;
- to provide Directors with information pertinent to the State administration and operation of the Migrant Education Program (MEP);
- to promote understanding of, and coordination with, other U.S. Department of Education (ED) initiatives and programs; and
- to provide Directors and Office of Migrant Education (OME) personnel with opportunities to coordinate on issues important to the successful design and implementation of programs and services that benefit migratory children.