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CEED's mission is to improve developmental outcomes for children through applied research, policy, and professional development.
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CEED Invites Applications For Seed Funding
The Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) announces a new seed funding initiative to further its mission to improve developmental outcomes of all young children. The initiative aims to establish new collaborations between UMN faculty and CEED researchers, particularly collaborations with a high probability of continuity. UMN faculty may apply for up to $10,000 of support; up to three awards will be made. Read more and download the RFP instructions.
- APPLICATION PROCESS STILL OPEN: As part of the Minnesota’s Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge funding, CEED is hosting Train the Trainer (TOT) opportunities on multiple training modules regarding Authentic Assessment. There is no cost for participating; however, trainers must meet training criteria, including level of education, major area of study, and experience with early childhood assessment and related topics. To participate, complete the Authentic Assessment Trainer Application.
- View related webinars on the Early Childhood Assessment Project. Questions? Contact Ann Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) Analysis of Reading Assessment Data in the NAZ (Fall 2014). Joseph A. Demers and Scott R. McConnell, University of Minnesota. This report presents information results of reading assessments NAZ-enrolled scholars completed between the fall of 2013 and fall of 2014. 6 pages | PDF version | Visit the project web page for more information | Visit Northside Achievement Zone
- Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) Internal Evaluation Report: Family Engagement (November 2014). Lynn M. Edwards, Laura M. Potter, Joseph A. Demers, and Scott R. McConnell, University of Minnesota. This report presents evaluation and documentation of Family Engagement, a NAZ Solution Plan that works toward the result: Parents will increase their belief, intention, skills, and commitment to support their child(ren)'s academic development and successful path to college.
45 pages | PDF version | Visit the project web page for more information | Visit Northside Achievement Zone
- CLASS™ Learning Modules: View (for free or for a fee with certificate) learning modules to assist in understanding CLASS™ concepts in Minnesota's quality initiatives.
Minnesota Framework for Universal Multicultural Instruction: Meeting the Needs of All Learners. This framework is intended to support professional development that embeds inclusive multicultural practice.