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Ed-Talk: High Quality Pre-K: Taking the Road Less Travelled


September 16, 2016

NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett Ph.D. is among the scholars discussing cutting-edge research in The American Educational Research Association (AERA) “Ed-Talk” series. The “Ed-Talks” headlined AERA Knowledge Forum events promoting open, in-depth discussion of research on education and learning. The videos are accompanied by research fact sheets developed by the scholars providing findings and cumulative research.

Quality Pre-K An Investment in Equality and Growth


August 1, 2016
W. Steven Barnett

Over the last 25 years, hundreds of studies have produced evidence of the impacts of early education on learning and development.  Many of these have found long-term impacts on outcomes that include: achievement test scores, rates of special education and repeating grades because of failure, completion of secondary school and post-secondary education.  Long-term effects have…

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…

Project-based Learning


May 3, 2016 AccessUniversal and Targeted

Researchers and educators communicate prolifically about key elements of high-quality preschool. It is important that the high quality the field asks for in preschool is carried through to third grade, the upper end of the early childhood continuum. Read more.  The third and final video in this series demonstrates a pedagogical approach to integrating curricula.

NIEER Yearbook Orientation 2015


September 1, 2015 Quality and Curriculum

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


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,…

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…

Designing an Innovative Professional Development System to Support STEM Teaching for Dual Language Learners


July 1, 2014
Kimberly Brenneman and Alissa A. Lange

Assistant Research Professors Kimberly Brenneman and Alissa A. Lange presented a poster on their SciMath-DLL project at the National Head Start Research Conference .