Professional Development

Mathematical Thinking and Communication: Access for English Learners

Fri, 01/01/2016

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The authors of this book, published by Heinemann, share four principles for designing mathematics instruction that provide access to all students through challenging tasks, multimodal representations, development of mathematical communication, and repeated structured practice. Enhanced by an extensive online collection of companion professional development resources, this book highlights classroom-ready strategies and routines for fostering mathematics success in all students and helping them recognize their potential.

Helping teachers support English learners in math class

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160 pp.

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Early Childhood Teacher Education Policies: Research Review and State Trends

Fri, 04/01/2016

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This paper provides policymakers with a review of published research on early care and education (ECE) workforce education and credentials, as well as research on the current status of ECE wages, recruitment and retention challenges, and promising practices. It summarizes trends in state requirements regarding ECE teachers with bachelor’s degrees and specialized certification, licensure, or endorsements of pre-K teachers. Included are examples of state funding sources and strategies to increase the percentage of ECE teachers with bachelor’s degrees and ECE credentials.

Early childhood workforce status and professional development

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46 pp.

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2016 NSF STEM Video Showcase Spotlights Work to Broaden Participation in STEM

EDC fosters successful STEM learning from preschool through college

From May 17 to 23, nine videos by EDC researchers and instructional designers will be featured in the National Science Foundation's (NSF) 2016 STEM Video Showcase. View EDC's nine videos here.

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Early Childhood Teacher Education Policies

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05/05/2016
Free Online Event

From 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET, join featured presenter Diane Schilder for a free Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) webinar. Schilder, an EDC Principal Research Scientist, will share findings from her April 2016 report, Early Childhood Teacher Education Policies: Research Review and State Trends.

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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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Supporting STEM Success

Explore our new and ongoing STEM education initiatives

EDC helps educators foster the next generation of STEM innovators. Our STEM instructional designers, researchers, professional developers, and systems change specialists are advancing the field’s knowledge of effective STEM education, from preschool through college and in out-of-school time programs as well as schools.

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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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