Professional Development

The Path Forward for the Early Education Workforce: National Policies and Examples from Vermont

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10/19/2017
Free Online Event

From 3:00 to 4:30 PM ET, state policymakers engaged in early childhood education policy, child care center leaders, and district leaders overseeing early childhood programs are invited to participate in a free webinar co-presented by Clare Irwin, Brandon Foster, and colleagues that will  introduce participants to The Early Childhood Workforce Index, which provides the first comprehensive look at early childhood workforce issues and policies in each state. Co-author Dr.

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Planning for High-Quality Evaluation of Professional Development

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10/11/2017
Free Online Event

From 3:00 to 4:30 PM ET, district leaders are invited to participate in a free webinar co-presented by Katrina Bledsoe and Candace Bocala of the REL Northeast and Islands that will build participants’ understanding of how to plan for and execute high-quality program evaluations of educator professional development. Many local education agencies lack the capacity to evaluate their own professional development initiatives.

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A Close-Up Look at the State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning with Technology

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Wendy Martin advances knowledge of how key aspects of education programs influence impact and participant experience. She specializes in leading formative research and collaborative co-design projects that deepen understanding of how to design effective educational technologies and integrate them into educational environments to enhance students' learning. Currently, Wendy is conducting an evaluation of the CS4All initiative in New York City with colleagues at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Wendy is also a staff member on the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL) led by SRI and EDC. In this post, she discusses an October 2017 publication, "Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning with Technology" that she co-edited and co-authored.

Wendy Martin

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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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MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2017 Annual Technology Conference

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10/25/2017
Foxborough, MA

From 11:30 to 12:25 p.m., Kirsten Peterson and Matt Holloway from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will present the session "Online Professional Development: Foundations for Inclusive Practice" at the 2017 Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.) Annual Technology Conference. Learn more and register for this event

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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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4 pp.

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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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Early Childhood at EDC

Fri, 06/16/2017

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This brief describes EDC's deep commitment to ensuring that all young children have the support they need during the critical early childhood window of time. In the brief, we share what it takes to improve the quality of early childhood services and describe some of the efforts that we are leading across the U.S. and around the world to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families.

Early Childhood brief

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8 pp.

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Early STEM Learning at EDC

Fri, 06/16/2017

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Education Development Center

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 STEM learning experiences that foster their school readiness and success. Features highlights from our research and evaluation, professional development, and instructional design initiatives.

Early STEM learning at EDC

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4 pp

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