Facilitating Strategic Technical Assistance Toolkit
The Facilitating Strategic Technical Assistance Partnerships Toolkit is a resource for regional comprehensive centers working closely with state departments of education. Toolkit resources are designed to help comprehensive centers facilitate meaningful interactions between state education agency (SEA) leaders and their technical assistance partners. Toolkit materials offer guidance for facilitating meetings between the state and its technical assistance providers, highlight an example of a technical assistance alignment repository, and provide sample processes for action planning throughout the life of the project.
Learn more about the Facilitating Strategic Technical Assistance Partnerships Toolkit by viewing our introductory web presentation, which describes each resource in the toolkit and highlights how you might customize the material for use in your unique context.
The toolkit, developed by the Great Lakes Comprehensive Center, is divided into modules by topic. The PowerPoint models below consist of slide presentations, handouts, facilitators’ notes, and supplemental materials that provide supplemental information about facilitating conversations between technical assistance providers and state leaders.
Contains 6 hours of content for facilitating an initial meeting between an SEA and its technical assistance partners.
Features a case study of how the Michigan Department of Education developed a technical assistance repository that systematically organizes information about technical assistance providers working in the department.
Contains 6 hours of content for facilitating a follow-up meeting between the SEA and its technical assistance partners.
Contains approximately 3 hours of content for a meeting of SEA staff who want to develop internal processes for soliciting technical assistance services.