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August 2, 2022

REL Southeast Director’s Email—August, 2022

An update from one of the RELs – no K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning items in this one.

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Dr. Nicole Patton TerryREL Southeast

Director’s Email

August 2022

Greetings from the REL Southeast,

Preparing children for school involves much more than making sure they’ve had a restful night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast, though these things are important. School readiness also accounts for their cognitive, social, and emotional development which is strongly influenced by their families and through their interactions with others. As students across our region take their first steps on their academic journey, the REL Southeast would like to offer resources designed to help families, schools, and communities support these young learners. We hope you find these materials useful, and as always, thank you for helping to improve educational outcomes for every student in our region.

With gratitude,

Dr. Nicole Patton Terry
Director, REL Southeast

Infographics on School Readiness

The following infographics present several effective, evidence-based resources that focus on how families, schools, and communities can help ensure children have the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in primary school.

Preparing a School-Ready Child

The Ready Child: An Important Component of Preparing a School-Ready Child

The Ready School: An Important Component of Preparing a School-Ready Child

The Ready Family: An Important Component of Preparing a School-Ready Child

The Ready Community: An Important Component of Preparing a School-Ready Child

Preparing a School Ready Child: The Ready Child and The Ready School

Preparing a School Ready Child: The Ready Child and The Ready School

This video provides information pertaining to school readiness in general, as well as the ready child and the ready school, both critical components of school readiness. The video contains a brief description of each area, topics pertaining to each area, and resources designed to support each topic.

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Preparing for the New School Year: Three Ways to Ease Transitions for Young Learners

The transition to kindergarten or first grade involves substantial changes that can be emotionally unsettling for young kids. However, efforts to support children’s positive transition can strengthen early success and academic achievement. This blog post from the REL Mid-Atlantic identifies three ways that states, districts, and schools can promote successful early grade transitions.

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July 21, 2022

July Changing Schools | newsletter

These resources may be of interest to some readers.

July 2, 2022

REL Southeast Director’s Email—July, 2022

This is the third update from one of the RELs in as many days.  Once again with no specific K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning items included.

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Dr. Nicole Patton TerryREL Southeast

Director’s Email

July 2022

Greetings from the REL Southeast,

A critical key to success in the workplace is ensuring students are broadly prepared to move from school to their career. Career readiness is the foundational framework on which this successful transition is made. This month we would like to offer several resources curated by Dr. Kevin Smith, Training, Coaching, and Technical Support Lead and the Florida College and Career Readiness Partnership Lead for the REL Southeast. These resources were designed to help educators understand career readiness and how educators can best prepare students to enter the workforce.

Workforce development continues as students move into careers. Therefore, the team at REL Southeast is also working to help leaders develop our teaching workforce.  For example, we invite you to read our recent blog post regarding the implementation of the Professional Learning Community: Emergent Literacy in South Carolina, a project designed to support the upskilling of early childhood educators in our region. We also invite you to explore Integrated Reading Foundations: A Tool for College Instructors of Pre-Service Teachers, a tool designed to build pre-service teachers’ knowledge of evidence-based strategies for early reading instruction.

We hope you find these products informative and insightful. As always, thank you for helping to improve educational outcomes for every student in our region.

With gratitude,

Dr. Nicole Patton Terry
Director, REL Southeast

Infographics on Career Readiness

Infographics on Career Readiness

The following infographics, created by the REL Southeast Florida Career Readiness Research Alliance, present several effective, evidence-based practices for career counseling that focus on how educators can help with teaching for career readiness and implementation of career-focused programs.

Preparing a Career-Ready Student

Career Readiness: How Do We Counsel?

Career Readiness: Building School/Career Networks

Career Readiness: Preparing the Student

Supporting and Measuring Career Readiness

Supporting and Measuring Career Readiness—Hot Topics, Common Challenges, and Practical Resources

This document shares takeaways from a convening of experts on supporting and measuring career readiness. At the convening, researchers identified four hot topics in career readiness that educators and researchers are exploring across the nation. The document provides an overview of each hot topic, a summary of common challenges, and a list of practical resources that may be useful to educators and researchers grappling with the issue in their own work.

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Career Readiness in Secondary Schools

Self-study Guide for Career Readiness in Secondary Schools

This self-study guide provides state and local education agencies and schools with a tool to assess implementation of career readiness practices across a district or secondary school and to plan improvements. It is arranged by implementation areas that have been found to be important to career readiness efforts based on a review of the literature and discussions with stakeholders. Each area includes guiding questions for discussion, potential sources of evidence, and a rating scale for self-assessment of implementation. This process of ongoing discussion, evidence use, and self-assessment can help states, districts, and secondary schools improve the effectiveness of career readiness practices.

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The South Carolina Partnership to Implement Professional Learning Community: Emergent Literacy

The South Carolina Partnership to Implement Professional Learning Community: Emergent Literacy (PLC-EL)

The REL Southeast is partnering with the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) to investigate the implementation of the Professional Learning Community: Emergent Literacy and discover its impact on teacher practice and child outcomes. Discover the projects origins in our latest blog post, part of a new series that explores our research-to-practice partnerships.

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June 23, 2022

Changing Schools | June newsletter

Several items related to remote and distance learning in this newsletter.

June 11, 2022

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