July 29, 2011

In this Issue:

  1. Five New Research Briefs on Young Dual Language Learners
      Source: Center for Early Care and Education Research -Dual Language Learners - July 22, 2011
  2. Guide to Building Cross-Sector Professional Development Systems in Early Childhood
      Source: National Professional Development Center on Inclusion - July 28, 2011
  3. Tots 'n Tech Newsletter: SMART Boards = Independence for Young Learners
      Source: Tots 'n Tech Research Institute - Retrieved July 29, 2011
  4. New "CELLpops" - Daily Routines for Parents and for the Classroom
      Source: Center for Early Literacy Learning - July 26, 2011
  5. Systems for Reviewing Educational Data, including Special Education Information: Four State Approaches
      Source: Project Forum - July 22, 2011

1. Five New Research Briefs on Young Dual Language Learners

Source: Center for Early Care and Education Research -Dual Language Learners - July 22, 2011

On July 22, 2011, the Center for Early Care and Education Research - Dual Language Learners (CECER-DLL) released the following five new research briefs:

  • Evaluating Early Care and Education Practices for Dual Language Learners: A Critical Review of the Research
  • Early Care and Education Measures: A Critical Review of the Research Related to Dual Language Learners
  • Language and Literacy Development in Dual Language Learners: A Critical Review of the Research
  • Social-Emotional Development in Dual Language Learners: A Critical Review of the Research
  • Factors Associated with Development of Dual Language Learners: Results from a Secondary Analysis of the ECLS-B

These and related briefs are available online at http://cecerdll.fpg.unc.edu/document-library

2. Guide to Building Cross-Sector Professional Development Systems in Early Childhood

Source: National Professional Development Center on Inclusion - July 28, 2011

The National Professional Development Center on Inclusion (NPDCI) has just released a new edition of The Big Picture Planning Guide: Building Cross-Sector Professional Development Systems in Early Childhood (July, 2011 - 3rd ed.). The guide was developed to support a cross-sector, state-level planning process that leads to a single, integrated, professional development system across all early childhood sectors. It can be accessed online at http://npdci.fpg.unc.edu/sites/npdci.fpg.unc.edu/files/resources/NPDCI-Big-Picture-Planning-Guide-3rd-edition-7-2011_0.pdf

3. Tots 'n Tech Newsletter: SMART Boards = Independence for Young Learners

Source: Tots 'n Tech Research Institute - Retrieved July 29, 2011

The Tots 'n Tech Research Institute's August 2011 newsletter is now available online. It contains information about SMART Boards and how preschool children with and without disabilities can benefit from them. This issue and previous issues of the Tots 'n Tech newsletter are available online at http://tnt.asu.edu/home/news

4. New "CELLpops" - Daily Routines for Parents and for the Classroom

Source: Center for Early Literacy Learning - July 26, 2011

The Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) has released two new "CELLpops" for infants. CELLpops are interactive web versions of CELL mini-posters that can be used to promote early literacy learning. Daily Routines (For Parents) and Daily Routines (For the Classroom) include ideas for parents and teachers to use every day during routine activities to increase young children's early literacy learning opportunities. They are available at http://www.earlyliteracylearning.org/ta_cell_pop1.php.

CELL is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Research to Practice Division and is a major initiative of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at the Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute.

5. Systems for Reviewing Educational Data, including Special Education Information: Four State Approaches

Source: Project Forum - July 22, 2011

A new policy analysis from Project Forum at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education looks at four statewide, longitudinal data systems (KY, MO, NY, VA); how the data is used; how the states ensure quality data; and the benefits and challenges of developing these data systems. The systems are expected to integrate data related to special education, English language learners, early childhood, and more. Systems for Reviewing Educational Data, including Special Education Information: Four State Approaches (July 2011), by Paula Burdette, is available online at http://projectforum.org/docs/SystemsforReviewingEducationalDataIncludingSpecialEdInfo-FourStateApproaches.pdf