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Monthly highlights of WestEd’s research, resources, services, and events to help all learners succeed in school and career.
An innovative digital learning course helped over 700 teachers learn to implement formative assessment practices that engage and support allstudents. Find out more in this new R&D Alert Online article.
Also, download the latest print edition of R&D Alert to learn how partnering with families can boost student learning.
WestEd draws on extraordinary expertise and five decades of experience to investigate significant issues in the fields of teaching and learning and human development.
Visit Research & Evaluation on WestEd.org to learn from a wide variety of studies, reports, news, and more.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERSLeading with Learning: Improving Teaching and Learning for English Learners
Leading with Learning provides school districts with comprehensive, systemic support for improving education outcomes for English learners. Visit the Leading with Learning website for more about this new initiative.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNINGUpcoming Webinars: English Language Learners, Literacy, and Supporting Reenrollees
Register for these professional learning opportunities.
- When an English Learner Struggles Academically: Telling the Difference Between Second Language Acquisition and a Possible Learning Disability, Tuesday, September 20, 3-4:30pm (PT)
- When Dropouts Return to School: How an Early Warning System Can Help Identify and Support Reenrollees, Tuesday, September 27, 10-11am (PT)
- Grappling with Text: Helping Secondary Teachers Support Deeper Reading in the Content Areas,Wednesday, September 28, 3:30-5pm (PT)
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT & LEARNINGIncluding Relationship-Based Care Practices in Infant-Toddler Care
Implementing relationship-based care policies and practices of primary caregiving and continuity of care provides the structure for infant/toddler care teachers to develop and maintain the most beneficial relationships for young children. Download this research brief to learn about strategies for promoting relationship-based infant and toddler care policies and practices.
TEACHERS & LEADERSSupporting Teachers and Administrators
From teacher mentorship to leadership development, WestEd develops quality practices, policies, and programs designed to build and support highly effective teachers and administrators.
Visit our Teachers & Leaders page to learn about WestEd services, research, and resources.
HEALTH, SAFETY, & WELL-BEINGViolence Prevention Research: Congressional Briefing, September 27
What does the best research say about the problem of violence and how to prevent it? The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University and the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center will bring together national experts to discuss violence prevention research and strategies. Learn more about this upcoming Congressional Briefing in Washington, DC. We hope you can join us!
California Comprehensive Center: Helping the California Department of Education Improve Teaching and Learning for All Students
The California Comprehensive Center works to increase the California Department of Education’s capacity to:
- Set and support expectations for high-quality schooling
- Identify and share research-based and promising practices
- Support high-quality local implementation of improvement strategies
Visit the California Comprehensive Center website for more information about this federally funded key initiative.
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