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Developing a sustainable training plan to help kindergarten teachers understand and support students’ development

By Joni Wackwitz | October 9, 2018

REL Midwest and the Illinois State Board of Education are building on the success of their KIDS Data Use workshops with new train-the-trainer workshops in October and November 2018.

 

Resource roundup: The transition to kindergarten

By Marguerite Huber | October 9, 2018

Learn more about kindergarten entry assessments and what it means to be school ready with resources from across the REL network.

 

Video: Kindergarten entry assessments

July 25, 2018

This video discusses the need for kindergarten entry assessments, provides an overview of what kindergarten entry assessments are, and explains the uses and benefits of kindergarten entry assessments.

 

Building a coordinated data system to support early childhood education

Cora Goldston | July 5, 2018

REL Midwest is supporting state efforts to coordinate early childhood data to inform multiagency research projects. Learn about challenges and takeaways from building a connected data system.

 

How to tackle early childhood data coordination challenges by sharing lessons learned across state lines

Meredith Lukow | June 22, 2018

At a recent REL Midwest webinar, early childhood stakeholders reviewed in depth Wisconsin’s process for developing a coordinated data system and learned lessons to apply in their own states.

 

Coordinating early childhood state data

Marguerite Huber | April 23, 2018

REL Midwest’s Early Childhood Education Alliance came together to share and discuss the process of creating an early childhood coordinated state data system.

 

Resource roundup: Early childhood education

Meredith Lukow | April 23, 2018

Looking for research on early childhood education? Check out these recent early childhood resources on the transition to kindergarten, kindergarten entry assessments, program quality, the workforce, and literacy.

 

Let’s talk about an important benefit of the research alliance structure

Emily Kirkwood | April 23, 2018

A Q&A with three Midwest Early Childhood Education Research Alliance members explores the relationships that they have built through the partnership and how these connections might impact their work.

 

Assessing kindergarten children’s knowledge and skills

Joni Wackwitz | April 23, 2018

REL Midwest is conducting a study to analyze the results of the first statewide Kindergarten Individual Development Survey in Illinois. The findings will provide a snapshot of Illinois children’s knowledge, skills, and behaviors at kindergarten entry.

 

Helping kindergarten teachers understand their students and tailor instruction

Cora Goldston | April 23, 2018

Learn how REL Midwest is training teachers on using data from a kindergarten entry assessment to observe and develop students’ individual knowledge and skills.

 

Ask A REL resource roundup

Marguerite Huber | March 22, 2018

Look no further than the Ask A REL reference desk for your education research questions. Check out this compilation of our most recent Ask A REL responses across a variety of topics.

 

Alliance member snapshot: Kim Nelson of the Midwest Early Childhood Education Research Alliance

February 20, 2018

This video provides an overview of the Midwest Early Childhood Education Research Alliance and its important work in Illinois, as described by alliance member Kim Nelson.

 

Top 7 facts about REL Midwest in 2017

Meredith Lukow | November 20, 2017

For a by-the-numbers overview of the year, check out these top facts you should know about Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest’s work in 2017.

 

Education research resource roundup

Emily Kirkwood | November 8, 2017

In case you missed them, we compiled a list of REL Midwest reports and other resources that were published in 2017.

 

Meet the alliance member: Kimberly Nelson

Emily Loney | March 27, 2017

Kimberly Nelson is a member of MECERA and serves as the executive director of early childhood for the Rockford (IL) Public School District. Nelson supervises...

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