Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education Part 2!

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The Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education
is a four-part resource that brings together research, promising practices, and useful tools
and resources to guide educators in strengthening partnerships with families and community
members to support student learning. The toolkit defines family and community engagement
as an overarching approach to support family well-being, strong parent–child relationships,
and students’ ongoing learning and development. The primary audiences for this toolkit are
administrators, teachers, teacher leaders, and trainers in diverse schools and districts.
Part 2 is designed to tap into the strengths of families and community members and help families establish active roles in the school community in support of student learning.

 

View the Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education Part 2: Building a Cultural Bridge here: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/pacific/pdf/REL_2016151.pdf

Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education Part 1

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The Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Parents and Community as Partners in Education is designed to guide school staff in strengthening partnerships with families and community members to support student learning. The Regional Educational Laboratory for the Pacific (REL Pacific) developed the toolkit in response to a request from the Guam Alliance for Family and Community Engagement in Education, whose members include K-12 school staff and college faculty who work with K-12 schools. This toolkit offers an integrated approach to family and community engagement, bringing together research, promising practices, and a wide range of useful tools and resources with explanations and directions for using them. Each part can stand alone or be used in conjunction with the other parts for a more comprehensive approach to family and community engagement, depending on the varying needs of the staff and school community.

View the Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education: Part 1: Building an understanding of family and community engagement here: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?ProjectID=4509

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Research Funding Webinars!

IESThe Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will hold a series of webinars for those who are interested in Fiscal Year 2017 funding opportunities. The webinars, hosted by the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) and the National Center for Education Research (NCER), are free and will cover a wide variety of topics. For more information on the list of sessions and how to register, visit the IES funding webinars web page

 

Ed Sciences Funding Deadline is Jan 21st!

 

iesFunding Opportunity! Small Business Innovation Research program at the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences is taking solicitations until January 21st.

*Information from iES. Please visit: https://ies.ed.gov/sbir/2016solicitations.asp

ED/IES SBIR Fiscal Year 2016 Program Solicitation is Now Open

Through its annual competition, the Small Business Innovation Research program at the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences provides funding to firms and partners for the research and development, and evaluation of commercially viable education technology products.

On December 7, 2015, ED/IES SBIR released its Fiscal Year 2016 solicitation:

Fiscal Year 2015 “Phase I” Solicitation: Solicitation #ED-IES-16-R-0003, is a request for Phase I proposals for awards up to $150,000 for 6-months. These proposals are for the development of prototypes of education technology products to improve relevant student, teacher, or administrator outcomes in education and special education settings.

To access to the Phase I solicitation on the FBO.gov website, click here.

The submission deadline for all Phase I proposals is January 21, 2016, at 2 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

Please Note: ED/IES SBIR is not offering a Fast-Track (Phase I & II) program solicitation in FY 2016.

For more information about the Institute’s SBIR program, visit the program website by clicking here.

 

Annual Competition Rewards Commercially Viable Education Technology Products

iesFunding Opportunity! Small Business Innovation Research program at the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences is taking solicitations until January 21st.

*Information from iES. Please visit: https://ies.ed.gov/sbir/2016solicitations.asp

ED/IES SBIR Fiscal Year 2016 Program Solicitation is Now Open

Through its annual competition, the Small Business Innovation Research program at the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences provides funding to firms and partners for the research and development, and evaluation of commercially viable education technology products.

On December 7, 2015, ED/IES SBIR released its Fiscal Year 2016 solicitation:

Fiscal Year 2015 “Phase I” Solicitation: Solicitation #ED-IES-16-R-0003, is a request for Phase I proposals for awards up to $150,000 for 6-months. These proposals are for the development of prototypes of education technology products to improve relevant student, teacher, or administrator outcomes in education and special education settings.

To access to the Phase I solicitation on the FBO.gov website, click here.

The submission deadline for all Phase I proposals is January 21, 2016, at 2 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

Please Note: ED/IES SBIR is not offering a Fast-Track (Phase I & II) program solicitation in FY 2016.

For more information about the Institute’s SBIR program, visit the program website by clicking here.

Funding Opportunity! Small Business Innovation Research program at the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences

iesFunding Opportunity! Small Business Innovation Research program at the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences is taking solicitations until January 21st.

*Information from iES. Please visit: https://ies.ed.gov/sbir/2016solicitations.asp

ED/IES SBIR Fiscal Year 2016 Program Solicitation is Now Open

Through its annual competition, the Small Business Innovation Research program at the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences provides funding to firms and partners for the research and development, and evaluation of commercially viable education technology products.

On December 7, 2015, ED/IES SBIR released its Fiscal Year 2016 solicitation:

Fiscal Year 2015 “Phase I” Solicitation: Solicitation #ED-IES-16-R-0003, is a request for Phase I proposals for awards up to $150,000 for 6-months. These proposals are for the development of prototypes of education technology products to improve relevant student, teacher, or administrator outcomes in education and special education settings.

To access to the Phase I solicitation on the FBO.gov website, click here.

The submission deadline for all Phase I proposals is January 21, 2016, at 2 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

Please Note: ED/IES SBIR is not offering a Fast-Track (Phase I & II) program solicitation in FY 2016.

For more information about the Institute’s SBIR program, visit the program website by clicking here.

IES Announces New FY 2014 Research Training Grants

The Institute of Education Sciences and the National Center for Education Research awarded eight new research training grants under the Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences (CFDA 83.305B). The Institute of Education Sciences competed three training topics in FY 2014 under the Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences: Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in the Education Sciences, Methods Training for Education Researchers, and Training in Education Research Use and Practice. Total spending for these awards over five years is approximately $22 million. The research training grants are:

Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in the Education Sciences

Stanford University Predoctoral Training Program in Quantitative Education Policy Analysis Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Sean Reardon

The New York University (NYU) Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in Education Sciences New York University, Pamela Morris

Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences Northwestern University, Diane Schanzenbach

Virginia Education Sciences Training (VEST) program Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, Robert Pianta

The University of Chicago Predoctoral Training Program in the Education Sciences The University of Chicago, Stephen Raudenbush

Methods Training for Education Researchers

Proposal to Conduct Annual Workshops on Better Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis Northwestern University, Thomas Cook

Methods Training for Research Using Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis Teachers College, Columbia University, Henry Levin

Training in Education Research Use and Practice

Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness (MICCR): Creating Working Alliances among Researchers, Policy Makers and Education Officials Trustees of Boston University, V. Scott Solberg

Identifying At-Risk Readers: Two New REL Reports Provide Insights

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Two new reports from Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast at the University of Florida focus on methods for identifying at-risk readers and the schools that are “beating the odds” in teaching them. These reports are part of the REL’s work with their “Improving Literacy” Research Alliance. Beating the Odds: Finding Schools Exceeding Achievement Expectations with High-Risk Students This report describes a method for identifying Florida public elementary schools that were “beating the odds” in reading achievement among high-risk students. In 2013, these schools had 14–29 percent fewer students scoring at the lowest achievement level than predicted based on student prior performance and other characteristics. The analysis also found that about 70 percent of the schools beating the odds had above-average percentages of Black students and economically disadvantaged students. Read this reportUsing Evidence-based Decision Trees Instead of Formulas to Identify At-risk Readers This report compares two methods for identifying students at-risk for reading difficulties: classification and regression tree (CART) and logistic regression. The authors find that the CART results are consistent with those from logistic regression on all measures of classification accuracy while using fewer or the same number of variables. In addition, authors argue that findings from the CART method are easier to communicate, which enables parents, teachers, principals, and school district leaders to better understand how a student is predicted to be at risk for reading difficulty. Read this report

******* The Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) build the capacity of educators to use data and research to improve student outcomes. Each REL responds to needs identified in its region and makes learning opportunities and other resources available to educators throughout the United States. To receive regular updates on REL work, including more reports like this, follow NCEE on Twitter: @IES_NCEE.

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