SEDL Monthly
A Call to Advance the Education Sciences Reform Act SEDL Insights on Teaching Mathematics

Mathematics instruction in the United States has historically focused on procedures, facts, and algorithms. Because of that focus, mathematics instruction, in essence, becomes lessons in arithmetic and efficiency. While there are promising changes occurring in mathematics instruction, we still need to help both teachers and students develop a more conceptual understanding of mathematics. The latest issue of SEDL Insights helps educators shift from having students memorize rules to facilitating a deeper understanding of mathematics concepts.

Bridge Event


REL Webinar: Our State Has an SLDS—Now What?

The Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest and the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast are cohosting a Bridge Event webinar titled Our State Has an SLDS—Now What? The webinar will explore issues and solutions related to the effective management and use of statewide longitudinal data systems. The webinar is scheduled for February 25, 2014, 2–3:30 p.m. (CT). The event is free and open to the public. Register for the webinar.

The Problem With Math is English: A Chat with the Author

In this webinar recording, author and SEDL program associate Concepcion “Como” Molina introduces his book, The Problem With Math Is English: A Language-Focused Approach to Helping All Students Develop a Deeper Understanding of Mathematics. The webinar highlights instructional strategies in the book that teachers can use to help students attain a deeper level of math knowledge.

SEEN Magazine


Addressing the Employment-Related Needs of Cancer Survivors” was recently published in Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. Co-authored by SEDL project director Kathleen Murphy, the article summarizes the findings from the pilot version of an online survey of cancer survivors. The authors analyze survey results to assess the effects of cancer on respondents’ employment status, levels of knowledge about supports to address their employment-related needs, and their preferred modes for receiving information. (Subscription required to access full text.)

Advance Healthcare Network for Speech and Hearin

An article in Iowa Living magazine on teacher effectiveness and the need for high-quality professional development cites one of SEDL’s resources on professional development for literacy instruction.

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SEDL has openings for education researchers in our Research and Evaluation department. We also have openings for field consultants and field consultant interviewers. These are temporary consultant positions also with our Research and Evaluation department. For more information and to apply for these jobs, visit the careers section of our website.

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