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Christensen, Claire; Hoisington, Cindy; Vahey, Phil; Hupert, Naomi; Pasnik, Shelley – Education Development Center, Inc., 2019
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and SRI International conducted an independent study of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) KIDS "Play & Learn Science" app, which includes in-app and direct hands-on science explorations for children ages 3 to 6 and their parents. This study explored the impact of the PBS KIDS "Play…
Descriptors: Play, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Young Children
Jacobson, David – Education Development Center, Inc., 2019
This study examines "First 10 Schools and Communities"--coordinated efforts to improve teaching, learning, and care during the first decade of children's lives. First 10 initiatives take two basic forms. First 10 School Hubs are anchored by a single elementary school, which provides direct support to families and collaborates with nearby…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Educational Improvement, Young Children
Grindal, Todd; Silander, Megan; Gerard, Sarah; Maxon, Tiffany; Garcia, Elisa; Hupert, Naomi; Vahey, Phil; Pasnik, Shelley – Education Development Center, Inc., 2019
This study's goal was to understand the extent to which providing access to media resources focused on critical science and engineering concepts can help children living in low-income households learn. The resources examined were from the PBS KIDS multi-platform property "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!" Researchers found that…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Educational Television, Childrens Literature, Video Games
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)
Silander, Megan; Grindal, Todd; Hupert, Naomi; Garcia, Elisa; Anderson, Kea; Vahey, Philip; Pasnik, Shelley – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
This report presents the results of a first-of-its-kind national survey of parents, who were asked about the types of early science educational activities they do with their young children. It also includes a follow-up qualitative study, focused on low-income families, which sought to illuminate parents' survey responses. The purpose of the study…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Parent Surveys, Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers
Shakman, Karen; Foster, Brandon; Khanani, Noman; Marcus, Jill; Cox, Josh – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
Student-centered learning encompasses four overlapping and complementary principles (JFF, 2014): competency-based progression, personalization, flexibility in where and when learning takes place, and facilitation of key skills and dispositions such as agency and ownership. To date, few studies have attempted to quantitatively characterize…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement, Outcomes of Education
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
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