SEDL Monthly: An e-bulletin of SEDL / September 2012 /


New at SEDL
SEDL Wins Contract for New Disability and Rehabilitation Research Center
SEDL has been awarded a 5-year, $3.75 million federal grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to operate a new national project, the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The center will promote the use of relevant and high-quality disability and rehabilitation research. Read more.

SEDL in the News
Our publication A New Wave of Evidence continues to shape the conversation on family and community engagement in schools. SEDL was recently cited in articles in the Fairbanks, Alaska, Daily News-Miner; the Leesburg, Florida, Daily Commercial; and GoLocalWorcester.

We're Looking for Cancer Survivors to Complete a 15-Minute Survey
Have you ever been treated for cancer? If so, researchers from SEDL would like to invite you to take a survey. The purpose of the study is to document the employment-related needs of people with cancer. We will use our findings to help employers, healthcare providers, and other people with cancer to be more aware of cancer survivors’ employment-related needs and how to address them. All personal data collected from participants is confidential, and NO employers will be identified in published reports.

Please e-mail or call 1-800-476-6861 and ask for Kathleen Murphy. All participants are offered a Target gift card.

Join Our Study
Has your state adopted the Common Core State Standards? Schools or districts that join our effectiveness study will receive free reading or math materials aligned with the new standards. Learn more.

Visit SEDL's library of free resources on the SEDL website.

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Starting Young English Language Learners on the Road to Success
New Texas Home-Based Program for PreK Migrant Children

The Texas Comprehensive Center at SEDL assisted the Texas Education Agency in revising the curriculum for the Texas early childhood home-based program for migrant children. Stepping Stones: A Texas Migrant Early Childhood Program for 3- and 4-Year Olds is available for download free of charge. The program provides 100 lessons in English and Spanish that support migrant children's development. It also includes a manual with logistics, tips, research, forms, and tools to help coordinators and home educators to organize and implement the program. Home educators can receive training on the program from the state's 20 regional education service centers.

View the Stepping Stones website.

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Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
Effectively meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse population of students presents challenges for educators across the United States. A briefing paper from the Texas Comprehensive Center addresses some of the ways that educators can meet those needs.

Read the briefing paper.

FOCUS Technical Brief
Recently, there has been greater interest in how outputs from research result in beneficial impacts for society. FOCUS No. 34: "Tracking Evidence of Knowledge Use Through Knowledge Translation, Technology Transfer, and Commercial Transactions" discusses putting disability research into practice and commercial applications.

Read this issue of FOCUS.

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