NCATE Initiative on Increasing the Application of Developmental Sciences Knowledge in Educator Preparation
James G. Cibulka, President of NCATE, starts the briefing on developmental sciences in educator preparation by describing the inception of the initiative.
Carol Ray, Principal, Asheville High School, Asheville, NC delivers a riveting presentation describing how she implemented the Comer School Development Program and dramatically increased student achievement and engagement at the schools which she has led.
Dr. James P. Comer, founder of the Yale Child Study Center School Development Program, discusses the program elements, how it started, and the results of program implementation.
Dr. Robert C. Pianta, Dean, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, explains the Panel's recommendations for educator preparation programs, the accrediting body, states, and federal agencies, and provides brief examples of gaps in application of the contemporary knowledge base of the developmental sciences in educator preparation and practice.
Ms. Sarah Brown Wessling, 2010 National Teacher of the Year, describes the strategies based on developmental principles she used to turn around a class of students that had failed English the previous year, among other strategies.
Dr. Jon Snyder, Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Bank Street College, further explains gaps in application of the knowledge base in preparation programs and then describes exemplar programs and their elements.
Dr. Arthur Greenberg, board member, Foundation for Child Development, summarizes the significance of the initiative to increase application of the knowledge base of the developmental sciences in educator preparation.
Kathleen Paliokas, program director, Education Workforce at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
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The Road Less Traveled: How the Developmental Sciences Can Prepare Educators to Improve Student Achievement (Adobe PDF)
Photos from NCATE's Press Briefing on its Initiative on Increasing the Application of Developmental Sciences Knowledge in Educator Preparation
Education Daily. 10/14/2010. "Panel: Train Teachers on Child Development." (Adobe PDF)
Education Week. 10/05/2010. "Panel Says Ed. Schools Overlook Developmental Science."
The Huffington Post. 10/22/2010. "It's the Development, Stupid."
Papers and Briefs
News Release: Panel Says Developmental Sciences are Given Short Shrift in Educator Preparation and School Reform
NCATE Developmental Panel List (Adobe PDF)
Final Report with Panel Recommendations: The Road Less Traveled: How the Developmental Sciences Can Help Educators Improve Student Achievement: Policy Recommendations (Adobe PDF)
Summary: Increasing the Application of Developmental Sciences Knowledge in Educator Preparation, Robert C. Pianta, Randy Hitz, and Blake West (Adobe PDF)
Summary: Principles and Exemplars for Integrating Developmental Sciences Knowledge into Educator Preparation, Jon Snyder and Ira Lit (Adobe PDF)
The Complete Commissioned Papers
Increasing the Application of Developmental Sciences Knowledge in Educator Preparation: Policy Issues and Recommendations, Robert C. Pianta, Randy Hitz, and Blake West (Adobe PDF)
Principles and Exemplars for Integrating Developmental Sciences Knowledge into Educator Preparation, Jon Snyder and Ira Lit (Adobe PDF)
Yale Child Study Center School Development Program: Impact of Systemic Reform: Academic Achievement for Selected Districts from the Dissemination Phase, James P. Comer and Christine Emmons (Adobe PDF)
Abstracts of Meta-Analysis Results of Developmentally-Oriented Programs (Adobe PDF)
Durlak, J.A., Weissberg, R. P., Dymnicki, A.B., Taylor, R.D., and Schellinger, K.B. The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions (Adobe PDF). In Child Development. February 2011. (82) 1. 405-432.
Examples of Comer Principles in Action Lead U.S. Senator to Say "I Want to Comerize the Senate"
Safe and Sound: An Educational Leaders’ Guide to Evidence-based SEL Programs (Adobe PDF). The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), based at the
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Briefs of the National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education
Learning How Much Quality is Necessary to Get Good Results for Children (Adobe PDF)
Readiness for School Involves an Array of Skills (Adobe PDF)
Expanding School Readiness Gains in Kindergarten (Adobe PDF)
Supporting Language and Literacy Development in Pre-School Classrooms Through Effective Teacher-Child Interactions (Adobe PDF)
Effects of a Web-Based Teacher Professional Development Program on Children's Development of Social Skills During Pre-K (Adobe PDF)