Leadership

Quick-Click Tour: EDC's New Resources

Mon, 09/18/2017

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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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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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EDC Joins Partners in Launching Career Academy Leaders Collaborative Fellowship

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On August 24 to 26, EDC joined its partners, the National Career Academy Coalition, University of Florida Lastinger Center, and School Reform Initiative, in Miami, Florida in launching a new, year-long Fellowship—the Career Academy Leaders Collaborative (CALC)—for career academy educators from across the United States. The four organizations, all national leaders in college and career preparation innovation, have co-designed and are delivering this powerful new professional learning opportunity.

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Supporting Early Career STEM Education Researchers

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Catherine McCulloch leads national initiatives focused on bridging STEM research and practice to improve outcomes for students. She is the Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) and STEM Smart, and a member of EDC’s Interactive STEM R+P Collaboratory team. In this post, Catherine discusses the need to better prepare and support early career STEM education researchers. Since its launch in 2008, CADRE has worked to meet this need through the CADRE Fellows Program and by publishing a wide array of resources. This post spotlights a comprehensive new resource, the CADRE Early Career Guide: Tips for Early Career STEM Education Researchers, that presents great advice on how to become a successful researcher in the field of STEM education that experienced NSF investigators have shared with CADRE Fellows. The guide also provides a close-up look at the CADRE Fellows Program.

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Dimensions of Dosage: Evaluation Brief for TIF Grantees

Sat, 10/01/2016

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Jessica Bailey, Karen Shakman, Dana Ansel, Sara Greller

This brief provides Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grantees with an overview of dosage and the importance of carefully measuring dosage when determining the outcomes of an intervention. Dosage refers to the quantity or amount of an intervention, such as the number of hours teachers spend with a teacher leader, and can be an important element of program implementation, often influencing the intervention's impact.

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10 pp.

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A Primer for Continuous Improvement in Schools and Districts

Wed, 02/01/2017

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This brief orients educational practitioners to the continuous improvement process and how it can work in educational settings. The brief provides an overview and includes references and resources that school and district leaders may find helpful as they seek to integrate continuous improvement cycles into their work to improve teaching and learning.

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17pp.

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Harnessing Principal Power

This story spotlights EDC's Cheryl King who, with the support of The Wallace Foundation, works to strengthen principal preparation and training programs nationwide: "In short, there’s a connection between principals who know how to support effective teaching and learning in their schools and high-performing teachers and students. 'The importance of principal preparation in turning around chronically low-performing schools cannot be overstated,' says King. But preparing principals who are ready to address the complex challenges facing these schools is a serious challenge. Traditional courses with a primary focus on scholarship and theory are simply not enough. Effective principals report the need for clinically supervised internships that allow them to grapple with real problems, in real schools."

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EDC Newsroom

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Tue, 02/07/2017

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Providing Effective Written Feedback

Sun, 01/01/2017

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Jacqueline Zweig, Karen Shakman, Jessica Bailey, Leah Levine, Jerome Doherty

Co-authored by EDC researchers and staff from the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Office of Human Capital, this article published in Principal Leadership discusses their collaborative work to develop an Evaluative Feedback Rubric to assess the quality of the written feedback that evaluators provide to teachers who have been identified as needing improvement. Across the country, new educator evaluation policies require more rigorous evaluations of teachers.

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4 pp

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What Did Teaching Teach You?

Former teachers and current EDC staff members Kirsten Peterson, Rebecca Lewis, Tony Streit, and several others share what they learned in their classroom that they bring to their current work as instructional designers, project leaders, and professional developers.

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EDC Newsroom

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Wed, 10/05/2016

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