SEDL Monthly
AN E-BULLETIN OF SEDL  //  DECEMBER 2014

SEDL An Affiliate of AIRSEDL Joins Forces with AIR
We are excited to announce that we will join the American Institutes for Research (AIR) effective January 1, 2015. The combined organizations will have new and enhanced capabilities, for example, around disability research as well as an increased ability to conduct large-scale randomized control trials and provide technical assistance to diverse populations across a broader geographic area. Learn more about the merger.

 
Gifted Education Programs

FREE RESOURCES

Policies and Practices for Identifying and Supporting Underrepresented Students in Gifted Education Programs

In the past few years, there has been growing concern among educators, researchers, and policymakers regarding underrepresented students in gifted and talented education programs. A recent Information Request from SEDL’s Southeast Comprehensive Center focuses on policies and practices for identifying and supporting these students.

REL Southwest Bridge Event

Implementing a Data Literate Culture at the School and Teacher Levels

This Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest webinar examined how to use data effectively in the rural school setting for continuous improvement at the school, classroom, and student levels. An archive of the webinar is now available on the REL Southwest website.

Effective Media Outreach Strategies

Effective Media Outreach Strategies

Hosted by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR), this online conference focused on using various forms of media to expand the reach and use of disability-oriented research findings. Journalists and other experts representing traditional media, social media, and special focus media outlets shared their perspectives. The conference recordings and handouts are now archived on the KTDRR website.


SEDL in the News

SEDL IN THE NEWS

The Afterschool Training Toolkit, developed by the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning, was mentioned in the St. Peter Herald. The article describes how the toolkit’s list of best practices informed the program structure and the homework environment.


Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family–School Partnerships
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a family engagement resource that SEDL developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, was profiled in Reading Online Today.

 


SEDL headquarters

CAREERS AT SEDL

SEDL has an opening for an accounting assistant at our Austin, Texas, office. For more information and to apply for this job, visit the careers section of our website.

 

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