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September 10, 2016

Research & Evaluation | Formative Assessment | English Learners

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Monthly highlights of WestEd’s research, resources, services, and events to help all learners succeed in school and career.

R&D Alert Online

TEACHERS & LEADERSFormative Assessment Course Helps Educators Transform Teaching and Learning

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.

Research & Evaluation

AGENCY INITIATIVEResearch & Evaluation: New Feature Highlights Extensive Knowledge Base

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 to learn from a wide variety of studies, reports, news, and more.

English Language Learners

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 Learning

PROFESSIONAL LEARNINGUpcoming Webinars: English Language Learners, Literacy, and Supporting Reenrollees

Register for these professional learning opportunities.

Early Childhood Development & Learning

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 & Leaders

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-Being

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!

WestEd Celebrates 50 Years

AGENCY NEWSWestEd Celebrates 50 Years

In the 1960s, WestEd developed the “I See Sam” reading series, which helped more than three million children learn how to read. Learn more WestEd historical milestones and view our WestEd at 50 video.

Resource Spotlight

Resource Spotlight

Summer 2016 Best Sellers and Top Downloads: English Language Learners, Literacy, Assessment, Leadership

Check out this summer’s best sellers and top downloads, with education topics ranging from improving English learner academic achievement to mentoring new teachers.

Featured Initiative

California Comprehensive Center

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.

WestEd at Events

WestEd at Events

Join us at national and local events. Browse our up-to-date calendar!

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