Literacy

Endangered Language Workshop

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10/14/2016
10/13 and 10/14: Washington, DC

On October 13 and 14, EDC researcher Ruth Rouvier will lead an invitation-only National Science Foundation-funded workshop that will engage experts in language acquisition, early childhood development, linguistics, statistics, and public health in examining the impact of endangered language documentation on young children.

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Breaking Down Silos, Joining Forces in Education

Thu, 05/12/2016

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Claudia Rinaldi, Caroline Parker

This article, published in Language Magazine, describes the availability of programs to help young English learners become proficient in both the English language and in the content of all of their courses. Two such resources—the newly released English Learner Took Kit developed by the U.S.

farm silos

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Zoom In: Free Online Tool

18 lessons foster literacy skills in history class

EDC’s free, online Zoom In social studies resource helps students build literacy and historical thinking skills through “deep dives” into primary and secondary sources. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the tool’s 18 engaging lessons focus on key events in six National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) historical periods and support students’ close reading and evidence-based writing.

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New Report: Public Media's Role in Promoting Equitable Access to High-Quality Early Learning

Role of public media in promoting equitable access to high-quality early learnin

In an illuminating new report, EDC and SRI share progress and potential leverage points in using educational media and community engagement to enhance the school readiness and success of children living in low-income households. As the summative evaluation partner to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS, EDC and SRI have measured children’s learning outcomes under Ready To Learn (RTL) for a decade.

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The Impact of America’s Largest Classroom on Learning

Mon, 03/28/2016

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Findings from EDC studies are featured in this report by PBS

This report highlights three recent investigations into how PBS content influences learning, the effectiveness of PBS content in improving student achievement, and the readiness of PBS to connect with the next generation of educators and learners. The second section of the report presents results from an impact study conducted by EDC (led by PI Babette Moeller) that examined the impact of PBS LearningMedia content on student performance when integrated into curricula.

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24 pp.

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Article by EDC and SRI Staff Featured in Special Issue of Journal of Children and Media

Children and Media

EDC researchers and colleagues from SRI have published an article in a special commemorative issue of Journal of Children and Media that celebrates the publication’s 10-year anniversary.

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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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Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation Toolkits

Sat, 03/08/2008

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ELLCO Pre-K: Miriam W. Smith, Joanne P. Brady, Louisa Anastasopoulos
ELLCO K-3: Miriam W. Smith, Joanne P. Brady, Nancy Clark-Chiarelli

Published by Brookes, the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) Pre-K and K-3 toolkits are research-based instruments that enable teachers, leaders, and researchers to observe, assess, and enhance literacy instruction. Both toolkits support direct observation of classrooms and enable users to rate the quality of language and literacy instruction. In an era in which accountability is paramount, the ELLCO toolkits provide an effective way for all of those concerned with quality improvement to gauge progress and stay focused on improving literacy instruction.

Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation Toolkit

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