Jennifer Medeiros

CCNetwork: Supporting Pathways to Multilingualism

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

The National Comprehensive Center, funded by the US Department of Education, partners with educational agencies to improve instructional quality, promote the use of evidence-based practices, and improve educational outcomes for all students.

SRI research finds mobile messaging helps parents increase family quality time

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

The sheer volume of parenting advice resources available—websites, books, magazine articles, shows, social media channels—have long demonstrated the need for information that parents and caregivers can use to raise happy, healthy children.

Characterizing Dual Language Learners’ Bilingual Skills in Head Start

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

SRI Education researchers are conducting secondary analyses of the nationally representative Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) to characterize dual language learners’ (DLLs) bilingual skills in preschool and associations with classroom quality, funded by a grant from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

National Comprehensive Center Multilingual Learner Work Group

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

As part of its work to support regional comprehensive centers, SRI leads the Multilingual Learner (ML) Work Group, which brings together staff from federally funded comprehensive centers who work with states around issues to support multilingual learners.

5 cosas que todos en las escuelas deberían saber acerca de la prevención del suicidio (5 Things that Everyone in Schools Should Know about Suicide Prevention)

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

Con el surgimiento de la pandemia de COVID-19, hemos visto un aumento significativo en los síntomas de problemas de salud mental entre los jóvenes en edad escolar.

For English Learner Students’ Reclassification, Effective Teachers Matter

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

Reclassification from English learner to English proficient is a crucial outcome for English learner (EL) students’ academic progress because it can open the door to more rigorous courses and lead to stronger academic outcomes.

Bilingual Education Research: How to connect in a culturally relevant way with Spanish speaking families

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

When I arrived in the United States, I was not quite eight, and did not know how to even say “hello” in English. All I knew was that education was my opportunity to live a better life, and that I had to learn English to access it.

A move towards multilingual: why this term is better than others [for now]

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

The language we use affects the way we perceive our world. Language can help create new understandings and expand our view of what exists and what is possible, and it also can limit our understanding. The terms we use to describe students who speak two or more languages or speak a language other than English at home, for example, impacts how we envision and develop programs and policies for those students.

Educare CA Silicon Valley Dual Language Initiative

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

The project provides Professional Learning Communities to early childhood providers focused on the integration of POLL strategies into Educare’s social-emotional supports for teacher practice efforts and Dual Language Coordinated Approach for Program and Classroom Practice Toolkit. Project Leaders: Maricela Morales Funder: Educare Years: 2020-2021

First 5 Dual Language Expansion Pilot Calaveras

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

The First 5 Dual Language Expansion Pilot project delivers early childcare provider professional development sessions to strengthen instructional strategies and community and family engagement sessions to provide strategies to support DLL children’s learning and development. The overarching focus of the DLL Pilot is to address cultural and linguistic responsiveness in family engagement, PD, and instructional … Continue reading First 5 Dual Language Expansion Pilot Calaveras

Mobile Messaging for Responsive Caregiving

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

The Mobile Messaging on Responsive Caregiving Study is evaluating the impact of two messaging programs on responsive caregiving practices and attitudes, knowledge, and confidence among caregivers of 18- to 36-month-old children.