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Preschool effects: What the research does and does not say
Weyer, Matt; Lipsey, Mark W.; Phillips, Deborah A.; et al., 24 May, 2017
Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures

This webinar discusses consensus statements from researchers regarding preschool effects in terms of fadeout, long-term achievement, and return on investment, based on the recent policy brief published by the Brookings Institution.

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Effective components of successful early learning-to-kindergarten transitions
Helsel, Fiona; Riley-Ayers, Shannon; Guynes, Ericka; et al., 14 October, 2016
Portland, OR: Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest

This webinar discusses key elements of an early learning-to-kindergarten transition which include leadership, aligned early learning, and family and community engagement. Presenters from New Jersey and Oregon highlight initiatives and specific transition strategies involved in their state's efforts to smooth the seam between preschool and third grade.

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Preschool to kindergarten: Successfully navigating the transition
Caverly, Sarah L.; Veit-Edrington, Jody; Caspe, Margaret; et al., 02 August, 2016
Austin, TX: Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest

This webinar examines the research on the transition to kindergarten and considers transition practices that districts are implementing. Focus is on family engagement and the relational roles of families, schools, and communities.

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Using assessments to improve transitions to kindergarten
Helsel, Fiona; Martella, Jana; Jones, Jacqueline; et al., 19 November, 2014
Portland, OR: Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest

This webinar discusses the integration of kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) into a comprehensive data system, as well as the potential use of KEA data to inform teaching practices. Presenters from North Carolina and Nevada share how their states are designing KEAs as part of a comprehensive B-3 assessment system.

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Effective teaching in early childhood education
Greninger, Elizabeth; Rous, Beth, 18 September, 2014
Rockville, MD: Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic

This webinar examines practices and strategies related to continuity and alignment, both concurrent continuity between the multiple environments in which children are educated at different times of the day/week, and sequential continuity issues such as the transition to preschool and kindergarten. Assessment and curriculum issues are addressed. Additionally, a professional development curriculum, CONNECT, is introduced. This free resource combines evidence-based practice and teacher research and offers web-based modules and video examples, along with online forums for peer discussion.

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