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Supporting Children’s Learning: The Classroom Environment


May 5, 2016 Quality and CurriculumWorkforce

Researchers and educators communicate prolifically about key elements of high-quality preschool. Yet, we don’t highlight often enough the quality that is needed later in the spectrum of early childhood education.   Read more.  The first video in our three-part series focuses on setting up the classroom environment to support children’s learning.

Exploring Classroom Content through Instructional Strategies


May 4, 2016 Quality and CurriculumWorkforce

Researchers and educators communicate prolifically about key elements of high-quality preschool. It is important that the high quality the field seeks in preschool is carried through to third grade, the upper end of the early childhood continuum.  Read more.  The second video  in this three-part series explores classroom content through effective instructional strategies and emphasizes assessment and differentiated…

NIEER Yearbook Orientation 2015


September 1, 2015 Quality and Curriculum

Coaching Intervention for Kindergarten Teachers


September 1, 2015 Quality and Curriculum

For a recent Rutgers GSE Brown Bag Lecture, three researchers from one of the GSE’s special units, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), Alexandra Figueras-Daniel, Jorie Quinn, and Shannon Riley-Ayers presented their research on a proposed intervention for 17 volunteer kindergarten teachers to improve quality. In addition to coaching, the support included professional learning communities,…

Highlights of the 2014 Nieer State of Preschool Yearbook: P-3 policy in context


September 1, 2015 Quality and Curriculum

Incorporating Language Into Early Math Instruction: Using Research-Based, Developmentally Appropriate Strategies and Activities


November 1, 2014 Quality and Curriculum
Alissa Lange, Kimberly Brenneman, Jorie Quinn

This presentation from the NAEYC 2014 Annual Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas, discusses the value of incorporating language – both teacher and student – in early mathematics learning experiences.  This presentation, discusses the value of incorporating language – both teacher and student – in early mathematics learning experiences. It highlights the importance of starting with a…

Beyond biology: Using gardens to grow early physics and engineering thinking skills and understanding


December 1, 2013 Quality and CurriculumWorkforce

Drs. Kimberly Brenneman, Alissa Lange, and Jorie Quinn presented workshops at NAEYC’s Annual Conference on that modeled the design and implementation of high quality preschool science lessons. Their presentation and materials are posted here. Presentation Slides Handout

Supports for Preschool STEM Learners and the Teachers Who Teach Them


December 1, 2013 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum

At the recent STEM Smart Conference, NIEER Assistant Research Professor Kimberly Brenneman presented on the SciMath-DLL project, involves the design, development, and testing of a professional development model that integrates supports for dual language learners with high-quality math and science instruction. This session described the evidence that supports SciMath-DLL, engages participants in hands-on activities that illustrate…

Impacts of a Science and Math Professional Development Project for Pre-K Teachers of Dual-Language Learners


May 1, 2013 English Language LearnersQuality and CurriculumWorkforce

NIEER Assistant Research Professors Alissa Lange and Kimberly Brenneman presented a poster at the American Education Research Association’s annual conference in San Francisco. The poster, entitled “Impacts of a Science and Math Professional Development Project for Pre-K Teachers of Dual-Language Learners (DLLs),” summarized findings from the SciMath-DLL project’s first two years. This National Science Foundation-funded…

Promoting a Culture of Inclusion for Birth-Third Grade Systems within State and Local Education Agencies


May 1, 2013 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumSpecial EducationState & Local

With this presentation, NIEER Senior Fellow Jim Squires discussed the implications of a birth-third grade framework to support and advance fully inclusive services across state and local education systems. “Opening the Doors to Inclusion” was the theme of the 2013 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute sponsored by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute in…