Register for our student homelessness training series.

In partnership with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Building Changes is excited to be offering a series of trainings for McKinney-Vento (MKV) Liaisons, school building staff, Building Points of Contact, and Community-Based Organizations across Washington State. Each training topic will be offered four times via Zoom through September 2023.

Clock hours are available! Please register using the links below or email Joey Heilman, Education Strategy Specialist at Building Changes, for more information.

Upcoming Trainings:

  • School/Housing Partnerships: Wednesday, May 4, 10am-12pm
    Work on local resource mapping, how schools can better identify and utilize community support, leveraging partner’s expertise, and how to work collaboratively.
    ALL ATTENDEES, please register through Zoom.
    For attendees seeking OSPI clock hours, please also register through pdEnroller.
  • Serving Specific Student Populations: Wednesday, May 11, 10am-12pm
    Participants will learn how to provide targeted engagement and supports to various populations.
    ALL ATTENDEES, please register through Zoom.
    For attendees seeking OSPI clock hours, please also register through pdEnroller.
  • Diversion Training: Date TBD
    Help identify creative ways to support families in solving their own housing crises through a strengths-based approach and systems perspective.
  • Capturing Data for MKV Storytelling: Date TBD
    Understand the importance of capturing both quantitative and qualitative data to tell the story of their pupil services and outcomes.

Training Recordings:

  • MKV Deeper Dive Into Practice
    Dive deeper into identified parts of the McKinney-Vento (MKV) mandate that are most challenging to achieve. Supplemental to OSPI’s annual training for districts.
  • Navigating the Housing System
    Learn about the role of housing authorities, low-income housing, coordinated entry, prioritization, and various types of housing support that exist in your local communities.
  • Navigating the School System
    Learn about how MKV students and families are identified, LEAs, staffing roles and mandates, goals and outcomes, and data sharing. (Target Audience: CBO Partners)

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