Central Comprehensive Center

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The Central Comprehensive Center (C3) at the University of Oklahoma Outreach uses its High Impact Technical Assistance (HI-TA) Model to provide high quality technical assistance to Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri.  C3’s support focuses on key initiatives, aligns with the Content Centers, and builds the capacity of state education agencies to implement, scale-up, sustain key initiatives to lead and support their local education agencies in comprehensive educational reform to improve student outcomes.  

The HI-TA Model focuses on four critical roles:

  1. Building relationships and systems across organizations
  2. Facilitating critical thinking and problem solving
  3. Providing technical assistance based on best practices and evidence-based decision making
  4. Delivering information in response to priority needs  

The HI-TA Model incorporates capacity building elements to increase human, organization, structural, material, and political capacity resulting in positive high impact outcomes.

Director(s)
Donna Castle Richardson, Ed.D.
TA Providers email
drichardson@ou.edu
Regions Served
Southwest
States Served
Colorado
Kansas
Missouri
Level of Support
Intensive
Specialty Area
21st Century Skills
Career and Technical Education
Early Childhood Educators
Early Childhood Leadership
Education Leadership
Educator Effectiveness
Educator Preparation
Educator Retention
Equity
Evidence Based Practices
Family Engagement
Intensive Supports
Multi-tiered Systems of Support
Organizational Leadership
Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
Response to Intervention
School Climate
Social and Emotional Learning
System Alignment
Teacher Mentoring and Induction
Transitions (from grade to grade)
Other Specialty Areas: Strategic Communication; English Language Learners; Curriculum and Instruction; Arts Integration
Primary Audience
Administrators
State Education Agencies
Teachers
Services
Coaching
Consulting
Content Expertise
Convening Stakeholders
Facilitation
Research