WestEd E-Bulletin
WestEd E-Bulletin

Monthly highlights of WestEd's research, resources, services, and events to help all learners succeed in school and career.

R&D Alert Online

TEACHERS & LEADERS Leading the Leaders: Standards Strengthen Principals' Practice

In an ever-changing education landscape, administrators need guidance on how best to serve communities with multifaceted needs. California’s standards for education leaders and the recently updated companion resource, Moving Leadership Standards Into Everyday Work: Descriptions of Practice, describe what effective leadership requires. Read the latest R&D Alert Online article.


SCHOOLS, DISTRICTS, & STATE EDUCATION SYSTEMS WestEd in New York: Improving Education Through Research, Development, and Services

WestEd has partnered with New York education agencies since 2003, providing high-quality professional development for educators and leaders, expert consulting and technical assistance, and rigorous research and evaluation.

Visit the WestEd in New York web page.

HEALTH, SAFETY, & WELL-BEING School Climate Improvement: New Toolkit and Research Report

The School Climate Improvement Toolkit helps educators develop an effective plan for implementing and monitoring school climate improvement efforts. And a new research report examines the impact of student learning circles on student perceptions of school climate and their own academic skills. Download both resources.

COLLEGE & CAREER Expanding Access to College Courses — Effective Practices for College and Career Readiness: Webinar, April 6

Many high schools are implementing various models to increase the number of their students taking college courses and earning college credit.

Register for this webinar to learn how to implement successful high school college programs, including early and middle college high schools. Thursday, April 6.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS Identifying, Classifying, and Supporting English Learners: New Guidance and Research

The recently published Home Language Survey Data Quality Self-Assessment helps districts and states improve the quality of data collected through home language surveys and more accurately identify potential English learner students.

Also, a new research report looks at how academic achievement and progress vary among English learner students. Download both resources. 

LITERACY Reading Apprenticeship: Literacy Professional Learning Opportunities

Reading Apprenticeship offers tools and strategies to educators that help students in middle school through college develop academic literacy in all subject areas while building their knowledge, collaborative skills, persistence, and confidence. Register for these upcoming professional learning opportunities.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING Success for All Learners: Register for Professional Learning Opportunities

Now is the time to register for WestEd's upcoming professional learning opportunities, designed to increase the success of all learners. We offer a variety of opportunities for teachers, teacher educators, and administrators, ranging from how to engage English learners in rigorous instruction, to a weeklong summer camp for science educators, to understanding infant and toddler learning and development.

Visit our professional learning page to learn more and register.

Agency News Join WestEd at AERA and NCME 2017

Join WestEd at the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) and National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Annual Meetings, April 27-May 1, in San Antonio, TX.

Check out our presentations, visit our booth, and attend our reception on Sunday, April 30. Visit our AERA and NCME page.

Resource Spotlight

Resource Spotlight

Leading Professional Learning — Building Capacity for Sustained Practice, A Simulation Game for Educators:
20% Discount

Leading Professional Learning is an innovative and engaging simulation board game designed to help educators understand what is required to plan and carry out effective professional learning that meets the needs of both teachers and students. Order a copy of this research-based and field-tested resource for your school and/or district.

Featured Initiative

Data for Decisions Initiative at WestEd: Helping Education Practitioners, Researchers, and Policymakers Use Data for Effective Decision-Making

The Data for Decisions Initiative at WestEd provides resources to educators, policymakers, and researchers to help them increase their understanding and capacity around the growing field of data-driven decision-making. The Initiative:

  • Promotes awareness around technical assistance and professional development
  • Organizes and supports collaboration and convenings
  • Disseminates new and important research in the field
  • Provides resources, materials, and assessments for data use and data literacy

Visit the Data for Decisions at WestEd website to learn more.

WestEd at Events

WestEd at Events

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