This paper provides broad highlights from Roundtable sessions and lists resources identified by participants. The 2014 theme centered on improving the quality of teaching birth through grade three.
State education leaders and early learning policy makers are increasingly working together to coordinate fiscal and human resources to ensure children experience consistently high quality learning experiences before they enter school and into the elementary school years. Early childhood educators and K-3rd grade staff are working together to align standards, curriculum and assessment, as well as promote leadership and professional development, so that all have the skills and knowledge needed to support children’s learning across ages and grades.
This document summarizes what is known about principal licensing requirements and professional development in early childhood pedagogy and best practice, and provides selected state examples of professional development models for principals.
This presentation describes a birth through third grade framework and its benefits and offers examples of what it looks like in practice. It also discusses what promotes and hinders a birth through third grade framework and highlights the roles state agencies, programs, administrators, policymakers, providers, and parents can play. Jim Squires gave this presentation at the Mississippi Early Childhood Conference.
This presentation examines how states are approaching a comprehensive early learning system of standards and explores emerging tools to move state standards along a cohesive and high-quality continuum. CEELO’s Jana Martella and Tom Schultz, along with Albert Wat (National Governors Association) and Jim Lesko (ELC-TA) at the 2014 NAEYC Professional Development Institute.
This presentation demonstrates why a high quality preschool matters in an inclusive birth through third grade context. It explains what the 2013 NIEER State of Yearbook data tells readers and how the data can be used. It concludes with a list of additional resources. Jim Squires presented these slides at the National Inclusion Institute.
This presentation illustrates why improving birth through third grade is an urgent priority. Tom Schultz presented these slides at the Nevada Birth through Third Grade Policy and Practice Implementation Summit.
Understanding the Birth Through Third Grade Framework: Supporting Continuous and Sustained Learning for Every Child
This webinar demonstrates what a birth through third grade framework is and its benefits, implications on SEA and LEA policies and practices, shared the experiences of forward-thinking state leaders, and discussed how birth through third technical assistance can support states in shifting to birth through twelfth grade systems action. Presenters included Lori Connors-Tadros (CEELO/NIEER), Jim Squires (CEELO/NIEER), Clayton Burch (Office of Early Learning, West Virginia Department of Education), and Linda Sullivan-Dudzic (Bremerton School District, WA).
This presentation explains why improving early learning opportunities birth through third grade is an urgent priority, describes how young children are doing in birth through third grade, and explains what we know about birth through third grade pedagogy and practice. Tom Schultz gave this presentation at the Vermont Governor’s Early Childhood Summit Focus Group.
This presentation gives an overview of CEELO and resources it hosts on the CEELO website. It also includes information from the NIEER State of Preschool Yearbook on the Mid Atlantic Comprehensive Center region. Jana Martella and Megan Carolan gave this presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center Early Learning Round Table.
This presentation explores emerging trends in measuring child growth for teacher evaluation, differing state roles in teacher evaluation systems, and key policies in states. Jana Martella presented these slides at the National Governors Association Cross-State Policy Academy.
This talk presents evidence to drive Early High Start/Head Start through third grade collaborations and describes opportunities build skills in data-driven leadership. Tom Schultz gave this presentation to the 2nd National Birth to Five Leadership Institute.
Promoting a Culture of Inclusion for Birth-Third Grade Systems Within State and Local Education Agencies
This presentation describes the current state of an institutional culture of inclusion, identifies real and perceived barriers to achieving and institutional culture of inclusion, develops potential strategies to infuse a viral culture of inclusion, and suggests action steps and recommendations for technical assistance providers to state education agencies, local education agencies, and programs. Jim Squires gave this presentation at the 2013 National Inclusion Institute.