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REL Midwest Videos

Integrating play into literacy instruction: Strategies for your classroom

May 13, 2020

This video shows how to implement research-based literacy practices from the What Works Clearinghouse through play-based learning.

 

Healthy students = strong learners

February 5, 2020

This documentary, produced in partnership with WVIZ/PBS ideastream, highlights efforts across Ohio to improve the health and academic outcomes of students in public schools through expanding access to health care.

 

Supporting students with disabilities to become college- and career-ready: Lessons learned

January 30, 2020

Watch a video summary of a recent in-person event, co-hosted by REL Midwest and the Minnesota Department of Education, on effective strategies to help students with disabilities become college- and career-ready.

 

Heartbeat of the community: Recruiting and retaining teachers in rural schools

December 2, 2019

This documentary, produced in partnership with Detroit Public Television, is about the research on teacher recruitment and retention, specifically in rural Michigan, and the actions that state and local education leaders are taking to recruit and retain teachers.

 

High hopes and higher education: Honoring Black students’ aspirations

October 28, 2019

This REL Midwest documentary, produced in partnership with Wisconsin Public Television, explores evidence-based interventions taking place in high schools and colleges in Wisconsin that are associated with increased college access for black students.

 

Findings from our postsecondary pathways report

October 28, 2019

This video explains the key findings from REL Midwest’s study of the education and employment pathways taken by Minnesota high school graduates.

 

Understanding the ESSA tiers of evidence

September 19, 2019

This video explains the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) evidence standards and how they affect school and district leaders’ selection of school-improvement interventions.

 

Kindergarten: Where play and learning can meet

December 6, 2018

This documentary, produced in partnership with WTTW Channel 11, explores the advantages associated with a play-based approach in kindergarten and features stories of how two Illinois school districts—Valley View School District 365U and Elgin Area School District U-46—made the transition to play-based learning.

 

Making it: Latino students’ pathways to college

November 15, 2018

This documentary, produced in partnership with Detroit Public Television, shares evidence-based practices to support Latino students on their pathways to postsecondary education.

 

Ready for the future: Career preparation in rural communities

October 18, 2018

In partnership with Twin Cities Public Television, REL Midwest created a documentary about the unique challenges facing rural communities in Minnesota as students explore and prepare for careers.

 

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.

 

Supporting Black students’ excellence

June 22, 2018

This video highlights strategies teachers and administrators in Wisconsin’s Racine Unified School District are implementing to improve educational outcomes for Black students.

 

Alliance member snapshot: Leah Breen of the Midwest Alliance to Improve Teacher Preparation

February 20, 2018

This video provides an overview of the Midwest Alliance to Improve Teacher Preparation and its important work in Michigan, as described by alliance member Leah Breen.

 

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.

 

Research alliances: Structures for collaboration

February 26, 2018

REL Midwest is committed to using research in education. Our video highlights the role practitioners play in driving REL Midwest research activities and describes our research alliance structure.

 

Learning upgrade: Technology in Iowa schools

December 21, 2017

REL Midwest produced an informational video with Iowa Public Television that covers research-based strategies for the successful use of education technology.

 

State of teacher preparation: Research and stories from early years in the classroom

November 30, 2017

In partnership with Detroit Public Television, REL Midwest created a 30-minute, documentary-style public television program that covers evidence-based best practices for new teacher preparation and support.

 

Developing a collaborative research agenda

November 29, 2017

REL Midwest works closely with our partners to develop long-term research agendas. This video provides an overview of this research agenda-setting process and shares tips for how you, too, can develop a collaborative research agenda.

 

Learning English: Diverse students in American classrooms

October 2, 2017

In partnership with WVIZ/PBS ideastream, REL Midwest created a 30-minute, documentary-style public television program that presents the research on academic supports for English learner students.

 

What is REL Midwest?

August 16, 2017

Check out this video to learn all about what we do. REL Midwest does applied research and technical assistance to help our partners meet their goals and improve education for all students.