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.
Two Yale Students Begin Their Professional Development as Yale Ciencia Academy Fellows
Forty young science leaders will kick off their year as fellows of the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Career Development at an in-person meeting held to coincide with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Seattle (February 13-17, 2020).
Deadlines Announced for Oral Presentation and Poster Abstracts for 2020 Med Ed Day
“Med Ed Day at Yale,” on June 4, will include a keynote address, workshops, and graduation presentations, as well as oral presentations by Yale educators and a poster session, both focused on medical education research and innovation in education.
From Generation to Generation
“We learned about kindness by watching our coaches with patients. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you have made us better physicians.” Nathaniel Bachtel ’22 shared these thoughts at a December 5, 2019 gathering to recognize the 56 coaches and 104 Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students, who recently had completed their Medical Coach Experience (MCE) course prior to starting their clerkship year.
Balancing the curriculum
For most of its history, the School of Medicine was a place where young white men learned from older white men. Those days are gone. Black men and women trickled into the medical school in the middle of the 20th century. By the 1990s, women made up half of each medical school class and the presence of minority students was increasing.
"What is Our Lane?": Question Explored at 19th Annual Power Day
What is Our Lane? On November 22, 2019, over 250 Yale MD, Advanced Practice Nursing, and Physician Associate (PA) students grappled with this question in the context of activism in health care. The conversation marked the 19th annual Power Day, which provides an important forum for discussing the role of power in health care, and celebrates those who use it well.
Medical School Names Two Associate Deans to Lead Office of Student Research
Sarwat Chaudhry, MD, and Erica Herzog, MD, PhD, will lead the Office of Student Research (OSR) as associate deans, effective January 1, 2020. They will succeed John N. Forrest Jr, MD, professor of medicine, who has led OSR since it was established in 1986.
Yale Psychiatry to Launch Public Psychiatry Track
The Yale Department of Psychiatry is creating a new track for residents who are interested in the field of Public/Community Psychiatry, broadly defined as the treatment of individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders who receive services supported by public funds.
School of Medicine Hosts First Look Immersion Program to Increase Student Diversity
Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity (DICE) hosted ten premedical counselors and 19 students from six historically black colleges and universities and four University of Puerto Rico campuses for a First Look Immersion Weekend in October. DICE believes this outreach is important so that students who may not be considering YSM— either because they think they would not qualify for admission or would not fit in—seriously consider it.
YSM Team Studies Advocacy Curricula in Graduate Medical Education
Research demonstrates that about 80% of variation in health outcomes is determined by socioeconomic and environmental conditions–such as access to health care, affordable housing, and clean air - rather than direct clinical care. Should doctors therefore receive advocacy training during residency, to provide them with the skill set needed to influence the laws, policies, and programs that can cause or remedy such conditions?
Investigative Medicine Program: Next Information Session is Oct. 16
The Investigative Medicine Program is an innovative training program in clinical investigation for physicians that leads to a PhD degree in Investigative Medicine awarded from the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The next information session for potential applicants will be October 16, from 2 to 3 p.m, at TAC N205.