Proceedings from a Working Meeting on School Readiness Research: Guiding the Synthesis of Early Childhood Research. Meeting Agenda

12/15/2009

Agenda
Tuesday, October 21
8:30 - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 - 9:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Martha Moorehouse, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Mary Bruce Webb, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Anne Wolf, Abt Associates Inc.
Jane Knitzer, National Center for Children in Poverty
9:30 - 11:45 am Examining Children's School Readiness Outcomes: Effects of Enhancements to Early Childhood Programs
Moderator: Barbara Goodson, Abt Associates Inc.
Presenters: Carolyn Layzer, Abt Associates Inc.
Approaches to promoting children's school readiness: A review of federally-funded research initiatives aimed at improving young children's language and literacy skills in early education and care settings. Paper written by Linda Caswell and Yeqin He

C. Cybele Raver, New York University
Promoting children's socioemotional development in contexts of early educational intervention and care: A review of the impact of federally-funded research initiatives on young children's school readiness

Herbert Ginsburg, Teachers College, Columbia University and Margaret Clements, Education Development Center, Inc.
School Readiness and Early Childhood Education: What Can We Learn from Federal Investments in Research on Mathematics Programs? Paper written by Herb Ginsburg, Ashley Lewis, and Margaret Clements

Respondent: Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Teachers College, Columbia University
11:45 - 1:30 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 - 3:00 pm Perspectives on Using Research to Improve Programs
Moderator: Deborah Leong, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Presenters: Beth Rous, University of Kentucky
Graciela Italiano-Thomas, Consultant
Thomas Schultz, Council of Chief State School Officers
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 5:00 pm Strategies for Professional Development of the Early Childhood Workforce: What are we Learning from Research?
Moderator: Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Presenter: Lisa Klein, Hestia Advising
A Synthesis of Federally-Funded Studies on School Readiness: What Are We Learning About Professional Development? Paper written by Lisa Klein and Deanna Gomby
Respondents: Bob Pianta, University of Virginia
Kathryn Tout, Child Trends
Wednesday, October 22
8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome and Plan for the Day
8:45 - 11:00 am Approaches to Measuring and Narrowing the School Readiness Gap
Moderator: Stephanie M. Jones, Harvard University
Presenter: Jean Layzer, Belmont Research Associates
Closing the Gap in the School Readiness of Low-Income Children
Respondents: John Love, Mathematica Policy Research
Peg Burchinal, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
11:00 - 11:15 am Break
11:15 - 12:15 pm Synthesis of Themes and Next Steps
Moderator: Martha Moorehouse, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Presenter: Marty Zaslow, Child Trends
12:15 - 12:30 pm Final Remarks
  Anne Wolf, Abt Associates Inc.
Jane Knitzer, National Center for Children in Poverty

 

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