EDC will receive $6 million over the next four years to manage the National Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. Announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the new center was established to advance infant and early childhood mental health consultation.
EDC will introduce its new book, Making Sense of Algebra: Developing Students’ Mathematical Habits of Mind, published by Heinemann, at the following conferences: National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference.
Thousands of educators in the United States and around the world are tapping into online teaching resources created by EDC’s Success at the Core. To date, more than 20,000 Web users have registered for materials to help boost student math, science, and English language arts achievement.
EDC’s Eden Badertscher discusses a teacher professional development program, DEbT-M (Designing for Equity by Thinking in and about Mathematics), that seeks to develop positive student-teacher relationships to help every student learn math.
Most teens work by the time they graduate from high school. Although work can be a positive experience, it also has risks. Every year 100,000 teens are seriously injured on the job. To improve the safety of young workers, the center provides training for the staff of school and community-based job readiness and placement programs, preparing them to teach teens about occupational safety and health. The center also provides seminars, technical assistance, and resources to employers of youth and to other education and employment-related organizations serving youth.
Early childhood educators need training in subjects such as teaching strategies and responsive curriculum, and in Rhode Island, a new center managed by EDC is responding to that need. EDC’s Karen Pucciarelli discusses the center, which received its funding as part of the federal Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant.
A new study conducted by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), and SRI International found that the acquisition of essential early math skills, such as counting, recognizing numerals, recognizing shapes, and patterning, increased significantly among four- and five-year-old children from economically disadvantaged communities who participated in a 10-week PBS KIDS Transmedia Math Supplement initiative. Transmedia includes the use of familiar characters, settings, and stories across different media formats.
Educators who want to bring technology-infused Common Core lessons to struggling students and those with disabilities can turn to the new website PowerUp WHATWORKS. EDC staff are a part of the team that developed this innovative resource.
The South Sudan Teacher Education Program (SSTEP) is a three-year, nationwide program supported by the United States Agency for International Development that focuses on strengthening primary school education.