Literacy

Quick-Click Tour: EDC's New Resources

Mon, 09/18/2017

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Staff

This "Quick-Click Tour" tour offers a fast way to explore over 100 of the new resources—including videos, articles, toolkits, online resources, books, reports, and briefs—that EDC produced in FY17. Videos can be viewed within this issuu document.

Explore EDC's new resources in this quick-click tour

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18 pp.

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Early Literacy Learning

Fri, 09/01/2017

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Kimberly Elliott, Jennifer Crandell

Strong literacy skills are crucial to all children's school readiness, school success, and lifelong learning. Across the U.S. and around the world, EDC supports families and teachers in building children’s early language and literacy skills. This brief spotlights some of our literacy-related studies, resources, and evidence-based programs.

Early Literacy

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4 pp.

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Young Learners and Technology

Fri, 09/01/2017

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Kimberly Elliott, Shelley Pasnik

EDC has found that digital resources, such as interactive mobile apps, online games with built-in assessments, and videos that tell compelling stories with a rich set of characters, can play productive roles in early teaching, learning, and health promotion. This fact sheet describes how we work with multi-sector partners to pioneer new ways to harness the power of digital tools to ensure all children and families thrive.

Young Learners and Technology

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Everyone's Worried About Fake News: What Can Teachers Do About It?

In this article, EDC experts Eliza Fabillar, Tony Streit, and Bill Tally share their insights on the crucial importance of teachers fostering students' media literacy, informed use of social media, and civil discourse: "Not only do teachers need to help their students understand the difference between real and fake news stories, but they need to guide them in learning how to consume, understand, and create media that is relevant to their lives...In a democratic society, it’s every teacher’s responsibility to educate their students on how to be citizens, and being able to make sense of media is a critical part of that education...We need to make media literacy instruction more nimble to better address the media environments in which young people are spending time. This means talking about social media and having real conversations about truth, ethics, and the responsibilities of digital citizenship..."

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EDC Newsroom

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Mon, 08/21/2017

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Something New For Baby To Chew On: Rocket Science And Quantum Physics

In this article, Education Development Center science expert and Wheelock College instructor Jeff Winokur weighs in on the important role that hands-on exploration plays in learning and literacy: "Connecting the books to the real world is the best thing parents can do," says Jeff Winokur. "It's important to give kids physical experiences and a chance to talk about them," says Winokur, who remembers learning to dislike science by reading about it.

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NPR

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Mon, 07/10/2017

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EDC and Crystal Bridges Launch New Online Scholar Program

Kirsten Peterson

With help from EDC, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has launched the Crystal Bridges Online Scholar Program, an all-expense-paid, four-week course for arts and humanities educators who work with learners in grades 9 and up. Applications for the first session in summer 2017 are due April 25. Applications for the second session in late summer/early fall 2017 are due June 30.

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What Did Teaching Teach You?

Former teachers and current EDC staff members Kirsten Peterson, Rebecca Lewis, Tony Streit, and several others share what they learned in their classroom that they bring to their current work as instructional designers, project leaders, and professional developers.

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EDC Newsroom

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Wed, 10/05/2016

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Join EDC at ICLDC 5

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03/02/2017
Honolulu, HI

Ruth Rouvier will present findings from her National Science Foundation-funded workshop, "Documentation and Child Learners: A Workshop to Examine the Broader Impacts of Endangered Language Documentation" at the 5th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation. The theme of this year's conference is "Vital Voices: Linking Language and Well-Being." Learn more and register for the conference.

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Early Literacy Learning at EDC

Mon, 09/26/2016

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Kimberly Elliott, Jennifer Crandell

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of some of EDC's work to ensure that all young children—and especially young children who live in low-income communities and are members of underrepresented groups—can access high-quality early literacy learning experiences that foster their school readiness and success. Features highlights from our research and evaluation, professional development, and instructional design initiatives.

EDC supports teachers and families in promoting children's early literacy

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In Support of Educators: Strategies that Work

Mon, 09/19/2016

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This collection of essays shares insights and strategies from EDC's work to support teachers' professional learning, as well as links to an array of EDC's resources for teachers.

In Support of Educators: Strategies That Work

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18 pp.

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