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King, Cheryl L. – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
This 10th edition toolkit was developed for use in states and districts taking part in Wallace Foundation-funded efforts to improve school leadership. It includes rubrics on candidate admissions, course content, pedagogy-andragogy, clinical practice, performance assessment, and graduate performance outcomes, and was designed to help principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Management Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Powell, A.; Nielsen, N.; Butler, M.; Buxton, C.; Johnson, O.; Ketterlin-Geller, L.; Stiles, J.; McCulloch, C. – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) mission of broadening opportunities for and expanding participation of groups, institutions, and geographic regions that are underrepresented in STEM disciplines is essential to the health and vitality of STEM endeavors and professions. Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) and other programs in NSF's…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Access to Education, Educational Research, Educational Theories
Levy, Abigail Jurist; Fields, Erica; DeLisi, Jacqueline; Winfield, Lukas; Louie, Josephine; Fitzhugh, Ginger – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
On June 25 and 26, 2018, 211 STEM education leaders, 176 of whom were representatives from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and several tribal territories, gathered in Washington, D.C. for the first State-Federal STEM Summit. On Day 2 of the Summit, these…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Strategic Planning, Educational Planning, Outcomes of Education
Fabillar, Eliza – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
Education Development Center's (EDC) systemic equity review framework helps education leaders take a deeper look at inequities in order to understand the complex systems that affect student performance. While equity audits have historically played a role in curriculum assessments and state accountability systems, achievement gaps by race and class…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Achievement Gap, Public Schools, Audits (Verification)
Malyn-Smith, Joyce; Blustein, David; Pillai, Sarita; Parker, Caroline E.; Gutowski, Ellen; Diamonti, A. J. – Education Development Center, Inc., 2017
The proliferation of new technologies has changed the way we live, learn, and work. The vision of the future includes a new machine age, where various technologies (sensors, communication, computation, and intelligence) will be embedded around, on, and in us; where humans will shape technology and technology will shape human interaction; and where…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technological Advancement, Futures (of Society), Innovation
Pasnik, S.; Llorente, C.; Hupert, N.; Moorthy, S. – Education Development Center, Inc., 2017
This 2-page brief presents 8 new directions drawn from the authors' report "Reflections on the Ready To Learn Initiative, 2010 to 2015" that educational media producers can take to better foster all children's school readiness and success. Since 2006, EDC and SRI have worked together on a series of efficacy studies and evaluations of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, School Readiness, Young Children
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; Moorthy, Savitha; Hupert, Naomi; Llorente, Carlin; Silander, Megan; Dominguez, Ximena – Education Development Center, Inc., 2015
The study presented here addresses the question of how time spent viewing and playing with PBS KIDS educational, non-commercial media at home, in family settings, can foster positive outcomes for children and parents/caregivers. The study focused on PEG+CAT, a first-generation transmedia program designed to promote children's mathematics and…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Mathematics Skills, Access to Education, Public Television
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