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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…

Supports for Preschool STEM Learners and the Teachers Who Teach Them (slides)


December 1, 2013

Young Hispanic Children: Early Learning Needs and Opportunities


September 1, 2013 AccessAssessmentUniversal and Targeted

NIEER Director Dr. Steven Barnett was a panelist at the National Summit on Hispanic Early Learning, hosted by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, on September 18, 2013 at Miami-Dade College. This presentation is a complement to the discussion on the disparities in pre-K access and quality for young Hispanic learners, as…

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…

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…

The State of Preschool 2012: State Preschool Yearbook Press Conference


April 1, 2013 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local

Remarks and presentation by NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett at the release of The State of Preschool 2012: State Preschool Yearbook in Washington, DC. The state of preschool in America is a state of emergency, devastated by the Great Recession and the failure of our leaders to prioritize early educational opportunity.