Strategic Technical Assistance Toolkit

Facilitating the Strategic Technical Assistance Partnerships 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.

Introductory Web Presentation

Toolkit Preview

Explore the following resources to preview a selection of resources from the toolkit.

  • Module 1: Strategic Technical Assistance Partnerships (slide presentation, facilitator guide)
  • Module 2: Building a Technical Assistance Repository (slide presentation)
  • Module 3: Convening Technical Assistance Providers (slide presentation)
  • Module 4: Developing State-Level Technical Assistance Processes (slide presentation)

Overview of the Toolkit Resources

The toolkit is divided into modules by topic. A module may consist of a slide presentation, handouts, facilitators’ notes, and supplemental materials that provide supplemental information about facilitating conversations between technical assistance providers and state leaders.

Module 1: Strategic Technical Assistance Partnerships

Slide presentation Materials

Strategic Technical Assistance Partnerships

Contains 6 hours of content for facilitating an initial meeting between an SEA and its technical assistance partners

Customizable slideshow presentation

Facilitators’ Guide

 

Module 2: Building a Technical Assistance Repository

Slide presentation Materials

Building a Technical Assistance Repository

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.

Slideshow presentation

 

Module 3: Convening Technical Assistance Providers

Slide presentation Materials

Convening Technical Assistance Providers

Contains 6 hours of content for facilitating a follow-up meeting between the SEA and its technical assistance partners

Customizable slideshow presentation

 

Module 4: Developing State-Level Technical Assistance Processes

Slide presentation Materials

Developing a Process: Selecting and Documenting Technical Assistance Services

Contains approximately 3 hours of content for a meeting of SEA staff who want to develop internal processes for soliciting technical assistance services

Customizable slideshow presentation

Sample questions to consider when soliciting approval for state-level technical assistance services

 

You may download toolkit materials below. Please provide your name and the name of the organization with which you are affiliated to receive access to the materials.

Module 1: Strategic Technical Assistance Partnerships

Module 2: Building a Technical Assistance Repository

Module 3: Convening Technical Assistance Providers

Module 4: Developing State-Level Technical Assistance Processes