This month, we highlight SRI Education’s participation in recent, current, and upcoming conferences. We’re excited to share our work on topics ranging from artificial intelligence and STEM and computer science research to promoting students’ well-being and successful transitions and improving outcomes for students with disabilities.
SRI Education develops and evaluates the effectiveness of programs and tools that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to improve learning experiences and outcomes for PreK–16 students. These innovations are not intended to replace adults, but rather to strengthen the connections between children, adults, and learning content. Below, we highlight a range of projects underway.
The Inclusion in California Early Learning and Care study released a Data Snapshot Summarizing key findings on children ages 3 through 5 years with disabilities in subsidized care in California. The data are from the Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS) from 2015 to 2019.
SRI Education researchers investigate schoolwide, classroom, group-based, and individualized programs from preK through post-secondary that support children and educators who experience trauma and promote the use of evidence-based and effective strategies through dissemination and technical assistance.
Shari Golan is the President of SRI Education in Menlo Park, CA. Join us as she explains how SRI Education works to reduce barriers, optimize outcomes, and ensure educational equity for all children, youth, and families by conducting high-quality research and evaluation of education programs and interventions, supporting use of data and evidence through training, technical assistance, and dissemination, and developing tools that improve teaching and accelerate and deepen learning.
SRI and CCRC are partnering with Achieving the Dream, a national leader in championing evidence-based institutional improvement with a network of more than 300 colleges, and nine broad-access colleges to conduct research on how educational technology and instructional strategies can bolster students’ skills for managing their own learning.
SRI Education is at the forefront of integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and computer science education from preschool through 12th grade. We develop and evaluate innovative instructional materials and assessments, design and study professional development initiatives, and research STEM and CS learning in and out of school. We focus on equitable access to high-quality STEM learning resources and opportunities for students who are underrepresented in STEM education pathways and careers. This quarter’s newsletter highlights some of our STEM and CS work and new resources.
Molly of Denali is a popular new PBS KIDS series focused on informational text. You’ve probably seen studies showing that high-quality media can teach children new information. Two new studies from EDC and SRI Education tell us something more: Well-designed media can also teach children how to get information.
National attention is focused on the Biden administration’s $2 trillion proposal for infrastructure to support sustainable, broadly shared prosperity. A key question has arisen: What exactly counts as infrastructure? Is it only physical structures, such as roads, bridges, electric charging stations, and broadband? Or can it also encompass intangible foundations of a productive society, such as human capital and systems for providing care?