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EDC Principal Research Scientist Leslie Goodyear Named AEA President

Leslie Goodyear

EDC principal research scientist Leslie Goodyear has been elected president of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), a 7,700-member association that unites evaluators from the U.S. and 60 countries in working to improve evaluation practices and methods and increase the use of evaluation in all fields of endeavor.

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Webinar: Continuous Improvement in Ed.

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10/04/2016
Free Online Event

From 2:00-3:30, district and school leaders interested in learning about continuous improvement are invited to join EDC researchers Sheila Rodriguez and Karen Shakman for the free REL Northeast & Islands at EDC webinar, "A Practical Approach to Continuous Education." During this webinar, participants will be introduced to the continuous improvement process and the tools that guide its implementation, and le

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Principal Leadership Is Key Factor in Teachers’ Satisfaction with Evaluation Systems

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Jessica Bailey specializes in measurement, evaluation, and assessment within the wider scope of her research and analytic support. Currently, she is providing research expertise for two REL Northeast & Islands research alliances—the Urban School Improvement Alliance and the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance. She is the principal investigator for a study on the role of teacher characteristics in educator evaluation. As a lead content developer for an assessment literacy project for the state of Illinois, Bailey helped create a series of online modules and in-person professional development on developing high-quality assessments in traditionally non-tested grades and subjects. She also acts as an evaluator, providing evaluation services relating to educator evaluation systems. In this blog post, Jessica describes a recent data analysis about teachers' self-reported views of their schools' professional climate and their satisfaction with their formal evaluation process.

Jessica Bailey

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Symposium Kicks Off to Study Math and Science Teacher Leadership

This article spotlights a three-day National Science Foundation-funded Math/Science Teacher Leadership Symposium presented by EDC, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, and the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation that convened leaders in math and science education and teacher leadership from across the nation: "The symposium is being held to identify and convey the key features of high-quality mathematics and science teacher leadership programs, in an effort to decrease fragmentation across mathematics and science education. The event will help develop recommendations for future practice and research in teacher leadership."

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The Colorado Springs Gazette

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Wed, 05/04/2016

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Summary of a Literature Review on Implementation, Systems Change, and Continuous Improvement

Mon, 10/26/2015

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EDC's integrated conceptual model for technical assistance—and our design and strategic plans for working with school districts to enhance student outcomes—is informed and guided by research on implementation, systems change, and continuous improvement. In this document, the author describes and summarizes a range of published sources that focus on these three interrelated topics. Pertinent systemic change frameworks and strategies that have grown out of multiple bodies of research are highlighted.

Summary of a Literature Review on Implementation, Systems Change, and Continuous Improvement Written by Eliza P. Fabillar Educational Development Center (EDC)

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41 pp.

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TDG 2016 Leadership Seminar

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03/19/2016
Portland, OR

June Mark, Johannah Nikula, and Deborah Schifter will present at this year's Teacher Development Group (TDG) 2016 Leadership Seminar on Mathematics Professional Development. Each year, a select group of "nationally-recognized leaders" are chosen to present based on their ability to inspire participants to think deeply about mathematics professional development in their workplaces. Learn more and register.

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Perspectives on the Impact of Pre-K Expansion

Sat, 01/01/2011

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Diane Schilder, Stephanie Kimura, Kimberly Elliott, Stephanie Curenton

Authored by staff from Education Development Center and the National Institute for Early Education Research, this brief looks at state policies and regulations regarding pre-K expansion that have the potential to positively impact child care quality and access for low-income working families. The brief describes findings from a multi-year, mixed methods study of the impact of state-funded pre-K expansion on the quality and supply of child care in New York and Ohio.

EDC works to improve the quality of early childhood education

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32 pp

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PowerUp What Works

Tue, 03/10/2015

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AIR, CAST, and Education Development Center's Power Up What Works Team (Judy Zorfass, Naomi Hupert, Eric Karnowski, Tina Bloom, Neil Schiavo, Kimberly Elliott)

AIR, CAST, and EDC developed this interactive professional learning environment that builds the capacity of teachersand leaders to use evidence-based practices, universal design for learning (UDL) principles, and technology to improve student engagement, motivation, and outcomes in mathematics and English language arts. The toolkit has a special focus on supporting educators in helping students—especially struggling students and those with disabilities—meet the Common Core State Standards.

Free Professional Development PowerUp What Works

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Success at the Core

Mon, 03/02/2015

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Education Development Center, Inc. and Vulcan Productions

Launched by EDC and Vulcan Productions in 2010 and now available on The Teaching Channel, Success at the Core (SaC) is a free professional development toolkit designed to help teams and teachers understand, embrace, and implement a vision of effective school leadership and teaching that prepares all students for success in college and careers.

Professional development and leadership development

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Buffington Honored as 2016 Richard H. Balomenos Lecturer

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Pam Buffington was selected to be the 2016 Richard H. Balomenos Lecturer by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE). For 28 years, one mathematics educator from New England who offers “the type of strong, and possibly controversial points of view that spark us to think carefully about the improvement of mathematics education” has been chosen to receive this honor each year.

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