From Alignment to Action: Nevada’s Work to Expand Developmentally Appropriate Kindergarten Practices
This brief describes the Nevada Department of Education’s (NDE) efforts over the last several years to align and strengthen its system of supports for early childhood learning and development through grade 3.
Achieving a Shared Statewide Vision for Kindergarten in Hawai‘i
This brief describes the process the state education leaders in the OCID used to review and align the state agency’s vision for kindergarten with existing policy and developmentally appropriate practice while incorporating cultural elements.
Joyful Literacy in the Early Grades
In this archived webinar, Dr. Sandra Leu Bonanno shares new WestEd resources that provide guidance for implementing culturally affirming and evidence-based early literacy instruction that prioritizes joy and creativity.
Participatory Systems Change for Equity: An Inquiry Guide for Child-, Youth-, and Family-Serving Agencies
System leaders can use this guide to help facilitate participatory systems change. The guide features elements of participatory systems change that institutions and organizations can apply depending on local context and locally defined goals.
Reading for Understanding: How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms, 3rd Edition
The latest iteration of the landmark book in the field of adolescent literacy, Reading for Understanding, contains strategies for boosting the reading independence of middle, secondary, and college students.$34.95
Understanding School Climate: An Overview of School Climate Domains
A positive school climate fosters healthy interactions and promotes the equitable well-being of students, staff, families, and the school community. This brief defines school climate, identifies its domains, and provides recommendations for assessing school climate.
Identifying Connections Between Science Learning and Mathematics Education
This brief supports efforts to integrate mathematics and science in education by highlighting the benefits of integration. It also provides examples of what integrated instruction looks like in practice, a set of strategies for promoting this integration, and identifies challenges to integration.
Critical Race English Education
In this archived webinar, WestEd’s Dr. Lamar Johnson describes how Critical Race English Education (CREE) promotes the (re)imagining of literacy education for all students.
Student Centered School Improvement: Identifying Systemic Changes Essential for Success
Inspired by conversations with students, families, and education leaders, this book bridges research, emerging solutions, and original thinking to guide readers on improving school systems to build a better future for students.
Culturally Sustaining English Language Development in Grades 6-12
In this archived webinar, Dr. Christine Snyder demonstrates how teachers can design and implement a truly comprehensive approach to ELD, which includes integrated and designated ELD, that will benefit all students.
Braiding Funds to Support an Effective and Diverse Educator Workforce
This brief is intended to support education leaders in California with coordinating—or braiding—state funds, federal funds, and specialized grants to build and support an effective, diverse educator workforce.
The Education Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know®
In The Education Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know®, nationally recognized education authority David Kirp and WestEd's Improvement Specialist, Kevin Macpherson, provide a balanced, accessible overview of the key policy and practice issues in pre K–12 education today.$18.95
Pivoting an In-Person Multiplatform Science Program to a Virtual Program During a Pandemic: Lessons Learned
This article, co-authored by WestEd and published by Children, Youth and Environments, discusses two evaluation studies of a multi-platform science learning program.
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