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Pasnik, Shelley; Llorente, Carlin; Hupert, Naomi; Moorthy, Savitha – Education Development Center, Inc., 2016
"Reflections on the Ready to Learn Initiative, 2010 to 2015," draws upon interviews with 26 prominent children's media researchers, producers, and thought leaders and a review of scholarly articles and reports to provide a big picture view of the status and future directions of children's media. In this illuminating report, EDC and SRI…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Media, Community Involvement, School Readiness
Education Development Center, Inc., 2016
In the domain of "Operations & Algebraic Thinking," Common Core State Standards indicate that in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, children should demonstrate and expand their ability to understand, represent, and solve problems using the operations of addition and subtraction, laying the foundation for operations using…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Algebra, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts
Education Development Center, Inc., 2016
In the domain of "Counting & Cardinality," Common Core State Standards indicate that by the time students leave kindergarten, they should know the names and sequence of number words up to 100, be able to count to determine the number of objects in a small set (up to 20), and make comparisons between small sets of objects (National…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Computation, Numeracy
Elliott, Kim; Juliuson, Jessica; Katz, Nevin; Parris, John – Education Development Center, Inc., 2016
Teachers' support of students, and the lasting effects of that support, is one of the most powerful factors in shaping a country's future. Their work is as complex and challenging as it is critical. Each student brings a wide range of ever-evolving needs and strengths. Each school and district has an ever-shifting landscape of priorities,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Online Courses, Career Readiness
Pasquale, Marian – Education Development Center, Inc., 2016
Mathematical problems and puzzles that require commitment and perseverance to solve can help foster deep mathematics understanding in students. In this brief, the author describes factors that influence productive struggle, shares four examples of how teachers often respond to their students' productive struggles, and offers four strategies to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Puzzles
Stiles, Jennifer; Louie, Jo – Education Development Center, Inc., 2016
Mobile tablets are becoming more prevalent in educational settings, but little is known about the impact of using technology-infused curricula in preschool classrooms. The research summarized in this brief suggests that well-designed tablet-based activities can indeed improve student learning outcomes at the preschool level. These positive…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Presser, Ashley Lewis; Busey, Amy – Education Development Center, Inc., 2016
This research brief describes the value of using mobile technologies in and out of elementary mathematics classrooms, and investigates the view that teachers may not be getting the guidance they need to best leverage those technologies. The authors explore three areas of concern: How can teachers use technology in developmentally appropriate ways…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
Stiles, Jennifer – Education Development Center, Inc., 2016
This research brief discusses the benefits of teachers using mathematical discourse--allowing students to explain, justify, and debate their individual techniques for solving math problems--to enhance learning. Using this strategy requires educators to discard traditional teacher-centered modes of instruction and adopt new student-centered modes…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Student Centered Learning, Vocabulary
Pasnik, Shelley; Llorente, Carlin – Education Development Center, Inc, 2012
Leaders of the CPB-PBS "Ready To Learn" Initiative understand the important role parents and caregivers play in ensuring young children's healthy development and academic learning. In order for young children, especially those living in traditionally underserved communities, to succeed at school and thrive outside of the classroom, educational…
Descriptors: Public Television, Educational Television, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Light, Daniel; Meade, Terri; Ferguson, Camille – Education Development Center, Inc, 2012
Scholastic, American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and UCLA have formed a unique Lead District Collaborative aimed at expanding leaders' knowledge, capacity, and implementation of comprehensive systems of learning supports. The Lead District Collaborative brings districts together to undertake the creation of comprehensive systems…
Descriptors: School Districts, Disadvantaged, Capacity Building, Elementary Secondary Education
Pasnik, Shelley; Llorente, Carlin – Education Development Center, Inc, 2012
The 2012 Preschool Pilot Study of PBS KIDS Transmedia Mathematics Content (Preschool Pilot) is an important part of the authors' multiyear "Ready To Learn" (RTL) summative evaluation initiative. Through this initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), it was the responsibility…
Descriptors: Public Television, Educational Television, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Pasnik, Shelley; Llorente, Carlin – Education Development Center, Inc, 2012
The CPB-PBS Ready To Learn initiative, funded by the U. S. Department of Education, brings engaging, high-quality media to young children who may be at risk for academic difficulties due to economic and social disadvantages. The initiative aims to deliver early mathematics and literacy resources on new and emerging digital platforms such as tablet…
Descriptors: Public Television, Educational Television, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Pasnik, Shelley; Llorente, Carlin – Education Development Center, Inc, 2012
Educators are well aware that in order to positively impact children's learning, media and technology must be integrated into the teaching and learning activities of instructional environments. In order to be a powerful catalyst for learning, media and technology resources must complement the learning goals, the instructional practices, and the…
Descriptors: Public Television, Educational Television, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Pasnik, Shelley; Llorente, Carlin – Education Development Center, Inc, 2012
The 2012 Transmedia Demonstration Stations program study is part of the multiyear CPB-PBS "Ready To Learn" summative evaluation initiative by Education Development Center, Inc., (EDC) and SRI International (SRI). Through a series of related studies, the authors are documenting, and, whenever possible, measuring the impact of PBS KIDS…
Descriptors: Public Television, Educational Television, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Presser, Ashley Lewis; Clements, Margaret; Ginsburg, Herbert; Ertle, Barbrina – Education Development Center, Inc, 2012
"Research Findings: Big Math for Little Kids" ("BMLK") is a mathematics curriculum designed for 4- and 5-year-old children. In this study, the curriculum was evaluated for effectiveness over two years, using a cluster-randomized controlled study. Over 750 children participated in the study and experienced either the…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Mathematics Curriculum, Control Groups, Mathematics Education
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