Project: Year 7 2018–2019

South Carolina Early Childhood

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is working with the South Carolina Department of Education's early childhood staff to provide appropriate school readiness resources and services to early childhood stakeholders and program providers.

Technical Assistance Approach

SECC will assist SCDE with its efforts to develop a statewide comprehensive literacy plan, including guidance with the state’s multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) framework. 

Impact
  • Improved materials and assets for SCDE through the establishment of a statewide balanced literacy plan for birth–Grade 12
  • Increased knowledge and skills through alignment of statewide literacy needs, MTSS, and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements
  • Increased access to evidence-based practices, strategies, and resources
Project State(s)

Project Updates

Most Recent Update: 2019 | March

On March 8, Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) staff met with the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) Office of Early Learning and Literacy (OELL) staff to further plan and clarify key priorities for the Cohort 1 School Districts’ Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) training. On March 19, SECC staff supported SCDE OELL by conducting and facilitating MTSS training to Cohort 1 School Districts. During April, SECC staff will conduct monthly planning and thought-partnering meetings with SCDE OELL staff and will assist with planning virtual meetings and follow-up support and training on MTSS. During meetings with SCDE, OELL staff actively participated in designing training to support districts with MTSS implementation.

 

Previous Updates:

On March 8, Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) staff met with the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) Office of Early Learning and Literacy (OELL) staff to further plan and clarify key priorities for the Cohort 1 School Districts’ Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) training. On March 19, SECC staff supported SCDE OELL by conducting and facilitating MTSS training to Cohort 1 School Districts. During April, SECC staff will conduct monthly planning and thought-partnering meetings with SCDE OELL staff and will assist with planning virtual meetings and follow-up support and training on MTSS. During meetings with SCDE, OELL staff actively participated in designing training to support districts with MTSS implementation.

Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) staff met with the South Carolina Department of Education executive director of College and Career Readiness to discuss the scope of work for supporting the South Carolina Office of Early Learning & Literacy with providing professional development (PD) to districts on multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS).

In March, SECC will provide PD support to the Office of Early Learning and school districts on MTSS. 
 

This project is delayed. South Carolina is currently without a director of the Office of Early Learning and Literacy. Southeast Comprehensive Center staff are reaching out to South Carolina’s executive director to continue this work.

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) meeting with the South Carolina director of the Office of Early Learning & Literacy (OELL) was cancelled due to her resignation.

SECC staff will schedule a meeting with South Carolina’s deputy superintendent to revise the Year 7 Work Plan.

The South Carolina director of OELL resigned in December 2018. As a result, the meeting will be rescheduled to revise the work plan.

Staff from the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) completed the review of the South Carolina Comprehensive Literacy Plan by providing feedback, points to ponder, and evidence-based resources. SECC staff conducted a phone conference with the South Carolina director of early learning and literacy to discuss how SECC can support work group sessions.

During December, the team will revise the South Carolina work plan to reflect current technical assistance needs and support. SECC also will review alignment of South Carolina’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan and Continuous Improvement Plan.

After reviewing feedback, South Carolina is more focused on utilizing evidence-based practices and resources to support early literacy work.

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) South Carolina state liaison and SECC director met with the deputy superintendent of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations at the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) to finalize the Year 7 Work Plan. The Year 7 SECC activities will align with the priorities of the agency. SECC is in the process of reviewing and providing content-related feedback on the draft document SCDE provided to SECC.

During the month of November, the SCDE deputy superintendent of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations will follow up with the agency early childhood director regarding any additional support needed. SECC also will have a virtual meeting to deliver and discuss the feedback regarding the provided document. In addition, the SECC team will complete feedback on South Carolina’s Comprehensive Literacy Plan.

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) South Carolina state liaison and SECC director met with the deputy superintendent of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations at the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) to finalize the Year 7 Work Plan. The Year 7 SECC activities will align with the priorities of the agency. SECC is in the process of reviewing and providing content-related feedback on the draft document SCDE provided to SECC.

During the month of November, the SCDE deputy superintendent of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations will follow up with the agency early childhood director regarding any additional support needed. SECC also will have a virtual meeting to deliver and discuss the feedback regarding the provided document. In addition, the SECC team will complete feedback on South Carolina’s Comprehensive Literacy Plan.