Literacy

EDC's Interdisciplinary Science and Literacy Resources

Sun, 02/12/2017

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Education Development Center

EDC designs curricula and instructional resources that help teachers weave effective literacy instruction into rich science explorations and investigations. Our literacy-infused science materials have been published by Redleaf Press, LAB-AIDS, Carolina Biological Supply, and Heinemann. View the following resources to learn more:

Essentials of Science and Literacy

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PBS Spotlights EDC Research Findings

In this new feature article on the PBS website, "America's Largest Classroom, the Nation's Largest Stage and a Trusted Window to the World," and in a related infographic, PBS spotlights findings from EDC's Impact Study of PBS LearningMedia.

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Mon, 01/25/2016

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Quick-Click Tour of LTD FY15 Resources

Sat, 10/03/2015

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This "Quick-Click Tour" presents some of the online and print resources that the Learning and Teaching Division at EDC produced from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

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Tuning In To Adult Literacy

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Noah Goodman brings a background in bilingual education and communications to his work for EDC’s Center for Children & Technology. Noah contributes to R&D that advances knowledge of the role that technology can play in enhancing learning and teaching—including helping educators foster learners’ literacy skills, from prekindergarten through adulthood. He also plays a key role in building and sustaining online communities of learners. Currently, Noah is the Director of Teacher Outreach for Zoom In!—a new, free online resource that supports history teachers in engaging students in investigating compelling historical questions and helps teachers build students’ academic reading and writing skills.In this post, written in celebration of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2015 (September 21-26), Noah spotlights TV411.ORG—EDC’s free online resource for adults and adult educators.

Noah Goodman brings a background in bilingual education and communications to his work for EDC’s Center for Children & Technology. Noah contributes to R&D that advances knowledge of the role that technology can play in enhancing learning and teaching—including helping educators foster learners’ literacy skills, from prekindergarten through adulthood. He also plays a key role in building and sustaining online communities of learners.

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EDC to Lead Studies of Next Phase of CPB and PBS Ready To Learn-Funded Initiative

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As part of a new, multi-million dollar Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and improvement, EDC will lead the program of research on the next phase of the CPB's and PBS’ innovative media initiative to support the learning needs of children in low-income communities.

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Assessing the Impact of Digital Media on Learning and Teaching

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Elizabeth Pierson is a highly experienced researcher and evaluator. In her work for EDC’s Center for Children & Technology, she has contributed to multiple studies that provide new insights into effective STEM education and the role of technology in supporting 21st century school and system reform in the U.S. and around the world. Most recently, she managed an impact study in which EDC investigated how teachers are using PBS LearningMedia digital resources and what impacts the usage is having in classrooms. In this post, Elizabeth shares findings from this impact study that she presented at the 2015 International Society for Technology in Education conference.

Elizabeth Pierson is a highly experienced researcher and evaluator. In her work for EDC’s Center for Children & Technology, she has contributed to multiple studies that provide new insights into effective STEM education and the role of technology in supporting 21st century school and system reform in the U.S. and around the world.

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Supporting English Learners in Preschool Classrooms

Sat, 08/01/2015

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The number of children in pre-K to twelfth grade U.S. classrooms who speak languages other than English at home has risen by 60% over the past ten years. This article details the implementation and evaluation of a professional development intervention program in language and literacy for early childhood teachers. The intervention was designed to build teachers’ capacity to promote the language and literacy development and learning of young English learners (ELs) in their classrooms.

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Zoom In

Thu, 07/23/2015

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Education Development Center, Inc.

Zoom In is a free, research-based online tool that helps students learn U.S. history while strengthening their literacy skills. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Zoom In was developed by EDC in collaboration with history educators at the American Social History Project, literacy experts, and media designers and with input from teachers and students nationwide. Zoom In complements the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, which emphasize the building of literacy skills across disciplines.

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