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  • Working Together TEACH Session Slides

    Written on July 10, 2015
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  • The Social Side of Education Brochure

    Written on July 9, 2015
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  • Lessons from AFT Labor-Management Collaboration Case Studies

    Written on July 9, 2015
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  • Video: Let's Talk

    Written on March 27, 2015

    This 5-minute video, a part of the Institute’s Let’s Talk initiative, explains how children’s knowledge and language develop in tandem, forming the foundation for all subsequent learning, and what parents and caregivers can do to help.

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  • Let’s Talk Foundations: Oral Language Development I

    Written on March 26, 2015

    Oral language—listening and talking—is the primary means by which young children learn about and interact with the world. This training module for early childhood educators offers simple but powerful ideas to support young children build the skills, knowledge, vocabulary, and attitudes that can help prepare them for future academic learning across the content areas. Here, we offer excerpted materials for a workshop on supporting English language learners.

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  • The Social Side of Teaching Speaker Slides

    Written on March 17, 2015

    These slides summarize research by Susan Moore Johnson, Carrie R. Leana, and John P. Papay suggesting that teacher quality is as much as about the capacities of individuals as it is about the socio-cultural context where teachers and students do their work. 

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  • Let's Talk PD: Early Literacy Development

    Written on March 8, 2015

    This module for early childhood educators presents an overview of research on the foundations for literacy and how they may be enhanced in early childhood, including applied information to help guide instructional improvement. The materials are designed to be presented as an intensive one-day seminar or can be broken into separate workshops covering the areas of print and book awareness, phonological awareness, letter knowledge and early word recognition, and written expression and curriculum integration. This excerpt includes materials for a professional development workshop on phonological awareness.

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  • Social Side of Education Resources

    Written on March 8, 2015

    Relationships, trust, collaboration and social capital are key to educational improvement. Learn more about the social side perspective through these resources.

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  • Let’s Talk PD: Early Mathematics Development

    Written on March 7, 2015

    This training module for early childhood educators provides an overview of the research and standards on age-appropriate mathematics development, including practical takeaway materials to help assist in instructional. The most important early childhood mathematical foundations are addressed, including numerical sense and problem solving, building math vocabulary, using math manipulatives, and curriculum integration. The materials may be presented as a very intensive one-day session or broken into separate workshops. This excerpt contains materials for a workshop on curriculum integration.

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  • Let’s Talk PD: Early Science Development

    Written on March 6, 2015

    This module for early childhood educators provides research-based information on early science development in the three key areas of physical science, life science, and earth science, along with applied information for improving instruction in each area. These materials can be implemented as an intensive, day-long professional development seminar or broken up into a series of workshops. This excerpt contains materials for a workshop on life science.

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