Resources for Families and Educators | May 2020

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Resources for Families and Educators

With the disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing to daily life, educators and caregivers face new challenges. We’ve added a section to our Student Behavior Blog dedicated to sharing practical information and tools to help support children, families, and educators navigate their “new normal”. 

Check back frequently as we will be adding resources daily.

Visit the COVID-19 Resources page on our Student Behavior Blog

The Latest News

Supporting Postsecondary Transitions During COVID-19

Join REL Appalachia at SRI International and our partners on May 14, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT for a virtual chat on strategies and considerations for supporting students in preparing for postsecondary transitions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Register here.

Adopting Open Educational Resources Can Help Students

As colleges adjust to potential expanded distance learning in the fall, students in open educational resource (OER) courses may benefit from being able to access their course materials online. Learn more about the encouraging results of our study of OER in this EdSurge article.

Science, Engineering, and ‘The Cat in the Hat’

Listen to SRI’s Dr. Todd Grindal on The University of Pennsylvania’s “Research Minutes: Educational Research & Policy Podcast” as he discusses his recent study with EDC researchers on the importance of children having access to media resources focused on critical science and engineering concepts.

In a recent blog post New Coordination Hub Research Brief: Evidence-Based Strategies for Broadening Participation in STEM the NSF INCLUDES National Network shares promising practices for broadening participation among racial/ethnic minorities in STEM.

DaSy Co-Director Dr. Kathleen Hebbeler published Assessment: Recommended Practices for Young Children and Families as part of the DEC’s Recommended Practices Monograph Series No. 7. Purchase your copy.

In the recent post-EdTech with Impact – A better path forward on SRI’s The Dish, Jim Vanides, and Dr. Phil Vahey share insights on tapping into how people learn in development of education technology.

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