PEER Supports Bridgeport Early Childhood Social-Emotional Learning Initiative
In an effort to promote coordinated, high quality SEL programming and supports for the young children and families of Bridgeport, a number of local stakeholders came together in the summer of 2018 to launch the Bridgeport Early Childhood SEL Initiative (BECSELI). The initiative is led by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and PEER is contributing as an evaluation partner. Several of PEER’s member organizations serve on the BECSELI Steering Committee.
Strengthening the Early Childhood Continuum from Pre-K to Grade Three
The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has released a suite of PreK to kindergarten transition resources for schools and districts. These resources include The Early Childhood Landscape Analysis Tool for Connecticut Schools and Districts, Transitioning to Kindergarten: the Why, What, and How of this Important Milestone for Connecticut Students, and The Connecticut State Department of Education’s Evidence-Based Guide for Early Learning.
PEER releases study examining kindergarten entry skills in Connecticut
The Partnership for Early Education Research (PEER) has released a new brief entitled Assessing Kindergarten Entry Skills in Connecticut: The Kindergarten Entrance Inventory, 2010-2013. This brief describes a PEER study that examines the performance of kindergarten children across a variety of domains and explores whether there were any group differences or community differences in performance.
Understanding the student population: Connecticut’s English learner identification process
This two-part series on the use of data collection tools to understand and serve English learners emerged from PEER’s ongoing work on supporting young English learners. In Part 1, we focus on Connecticut and Federal guidance about identifying English learners.
The value of logic models in education
When educational organizations decide to implement a new strategy or program to support students, designing a logic model can help stakeholders to understand how they expect the new approach will improve outcomes. Although educational organizations often feel real pressure to jump into action, the development of a logic model can build a foundation for the successful implementation of new approaches and the evaluation of their success.
PEER releases its first research brief
PEER has released the first of three research briefs describing the work funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The brief focuses on assessment practices in school-based and center-based early childhood education classrooms in PEER communities.
Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine August 2020: "Focus: Medical Education"
As medical knowledge grows and evolves, so do the methods by which it is taught to the next generation of doctors and nurses. New technologies, methods, and perspectives offer exciting opportunities to improve medical education, whether in the traditional classroom setting or online via remote learning. Original cover design by Peter Harris.Source: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
As COVID-19 forces conferences online, scientists discover upsides of virtual format
Clinical fellow Jennifer Kwan organized a virtual session this month for the annual meeting of the American Physician Scientists Association, one of the first large conferences to go virtual.Source: Science Magazine
COVID-19: Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows Using Entrepreneurship, Law, and Research to Support the Fight
The following Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows are working to support patients, health care workers, and individuals most impacted by the crisis. Some are working in medicine and public health, while others are in science, law, and tech. All of them are immigrants and children of immigrants. We'll continue to update this list.Source: The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Recruiting the YSM Class of 2024
Each year we rely on your collective efforts during Second Look to recruit the most promising MD and MD-PhD students to Yale School of Medicine. We are writing to inform you that YSM Second Look 2020 will now be virtual—select events will be held online during the originally planned dates, March 26-27, 2020. We are also requesting your help with post-Second Look recruitment.
COVID-19 YSM Students
Just 10 days ago, in my first memo about our approach to COVID-19, I stated that students on clinical clerkships are an essential part of our caregiving teams. I, the clinical chairs, and your medical education leadership believe this to our core. Students track down data and identify the medical literature pertinent to the care of a patient, often educating attendings and residents alike. They may make discoveries in taking a history that others have overlooked. Over the years, medical students have cared for patients with communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, influenza, hepatitis, and HIV. Thus, it seemed plausible and important that our students should take care of patients infected with COVID-19.
"Introduction to Biomedical Data Science and Health Informatics" Summer Course, June 8-12, Will Be Online
A one-week online summer course to offer basic biomedical data science knowledge and health informatics skills. Each day will consist of office hours and labs. Lectures will be distributed in advance.