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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 .

ECEC Evaluation: What Can We Learn From the Past?


July 1, 2014 AssessmentOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

Presentation by Steve Barnett at  The Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years in Amsterdam .

Research and Use of Evaluation to Influence ECEC Policy


June 1, 2014 AssessmentGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

Presentation by Steve Barnett at  The Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years in Amsterdam .

Early Childhood Education for the Future


April 15, 2014

This panel presentation was part of the Early Childhood Education for the Future Symposium  (March 2013) was co-sponsored by: the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Resource Center: Early Childhood Professional Development, & Loyola University School of Law Education Law and Policy Institute. Presenters: – Milagros Nores , Assistant Research Professor, National Institute for Early Education Research –…

An Assessment Primer:  What is effective assessment in the early childhood classroom?


April 1, 2014 Assessment

NIEER Research Professor Shannon Riley-Ayers presented at the San Antonio Association for the Education of Young Children (SAAEYC) on the question policymakers should ask regarding formative assessment. Dr. Riley-Ayers also discussed the Early Learning Scale , an assessment tool developed by NIEER and The Center: Resources for Teaching & Learning in conjunction with Lakeshore Learning.

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

Beyond Biology: Using Gardens to Grow Early Physics and Engineering Thinking, Skills, and Understanding


December 1, 2013

Does it Hold Water Handout


December 1, 2013

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…