EDC, SRI Find Children's Math Learning Improves with Home Use of PBS KIDS’ PEG + CAT

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For a decade, EDC's and SRI's summative evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education-funded Ready To Learn initiative has advanced knowledge of how "transmedia" resources—video, online games, tablet-based apps, and print activities—can enhance the school readiness of young children.

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EDC and GlassLab: New NSF-Funded Study on Digital Game-Based Formative Assessment

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With a new grant from the National Science Foundation, Principal Investigator (PI) Peggy Clements (at left) and co-PI Jim Diamond will collaborate with their partner GlassLab to advance the field’s knowledge of how to support middle school science teachers in interpreting and using digital game-based formative assessment data to enhance their students’ learning.

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Technology Can Aid Some Development, Decision-Making

This article cites findings from two of EDC's Ready To Learn studies in a comprehensive discussion of the benefits and potential challenges of using technology as a tool to enhance learning and teaching: "Recently, a study from the Education Development Center and the Congress-supported Ready To Learn Initiative reported a curriculum that included digital media could improve early literacy skills when there is a strong teacher and parental involvement. The study on younger children, the 4- and 5-year-olds, showed gains in letter recognition sounds that matched letters and gains in understanding basic concepts about stories...Another education study by the Education Department Center found children from low-income families are better prepared to succeed in kindergarten when their preschool teachers include education videos and games, courtesy of the Ready To Learn Initiative."

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The Hays Daily News

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Tue, 09/15/2015

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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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EDC Designs, Studies Program to Support Math Teachers in Improving Outcomes for English Learners

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With an award from the National Science Foundation, EDC is developing and studying a blended-learning professional development program that will address the critical need to support middle-grades mathematics teachers in enhancing English learners' mathematics learning and promoting their college and career readiness.

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