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.
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.
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.
This presentation describes multiple issues impacting birth through third grade inclusion, provides clarity on alignment, continuity, and transitions as they pertain to inclusion, and suggests actions for influencing policy and practice for birth through third grade inclusive services. It concludes with resources available from national technical assistance centers and institutes. Jim Squires presented with Sharon Ritchie (UNC – Chapel Hill) and Beth Rouse (University of Kentucky) at the 2013 National Inclusion Institute.
This document provides assistance in developing a tool to assist with cross walking with the Common Core Math and English Language Arts with this state’s kindergarten ½ day program to transition with the Common Core State Standards.
This webinar provides an overview of New England and Islands Regional Education Laboratory (NEI-REL) and CEELO, highlights national trends and issues for consideration for implementation, shares best practices related to implementing statewide initiatives, and discusses implementing early learning and development standards in Connecticut.