Below are short descriptions of the products that are currenty available, and links to their website pages. Please note that these links will take you to a specific page on a new website.
Centerscope - Centerscope articles provide detailed information about the conceptual and operational framework used to guide RTC activities. Articles also describe the history of evidence-based practice, evidence-based strategies for dissemination and utilization, and the results of field tests that have been conducted by Research and Training Center staff.
Bridges - Bridges are practice-centered research syntheses and studies of topics related to early childhood development. The syntheses involve systematic analysis and integration of small bodies of research that have investigated the same or similar practices leading to the same or similar outcomes.
Bottomlines - Bottomlines are one- to two-page summaries of the RTC's practice-based research syntheses and studies. Bottomlines describe the practice that constitutes the focus of analysis and inform the reader about the extent to which available research evidence supports the practice. These summaries, written in a user-friendly, newspaper article format, are designed for practitioners and parents.
Solutions Practice Guides - Solutions Practice Guides are principles, a series of steps, or a description of phases that can be implemented to achieve a similar effect to that described in the research synthesis or study. Solutions may be developed in the form of a user-friendly brochure, video, or PowerPoint presentation in which the relationship between characteristics of the practice and the results that can be expected is carefully explained.
If It Fits - If It Fits is an idea-packed resource for evidence-based fun! Each two-page issue of this newsletter focuses on easy steps and creative ideas parents and practitioners can use right away to implement a particular early childhood practice recommended by the RTC.
Cornerpieces - Cornerpiece brochures clearly describe and illustrate the characteristics of an important, evidence-based, early childhood intervention or practice. They offer a colorful, appealing, how-to presentation of a practice and are a handy way to share practice-based information with families and professionals. They are most effective when printed in color on two sides of legal-sized, white paper, 28-pound weight or greater, and folded into a tri-fold brochure.
Children's Learning Opportunities Reports - Available in both web-based and downloadable/printable PDF format.
CELLpapers - CELLpapers are articles that provide background information about the conceptual frameworks used to guide Center for Early Literacy Learning activities and the results of evaluation and research studies conducted by CELL staff.
CELLreviews - CELLreviews are practice-based research syntheses of early communication, language, and literacy development. These syntheses involve systematic analysis and integration of small bodies of research that have investigated the same or similar practices having the same or similar outcomes.
CELLnotes - CELLnotes are one- to two-page summaries of the findings from practice-based research syntheses. These summaries, written in a user-friendly format, are designed specifically for practitioners and parents.
CELLpractices - CELLpractices include descriptions of the methods, steps, or procedures for promoting adoption and use of evidence-based literacy learning practices by practitioners, parents, and other caregivers.
CELLtools - CELLtools include descriptions of methods and strategies that can be implemented to achieve an effect similar to that reported in a particular research synthesis. CELLtools include user-friendly brochures, newsletters, DVDs, and PowerPoint presentations where the relationship between characteristics of the practice and the results that can be expected is carefully explained.
Everyday Child Language Learning Reports - These reports include descriptions of The Center language intervention model and findings from research syntheses of the model practices.
Practical Evaluation Reports - Available in downloadable/printable PDF format.
Power of the Ordinary Video Slideshow - The Power of the Ordinary Slide Show uses documentary photography of young children's everyday lives to illuminate the positive things families, caregivers, and communities do each and every day to support young children's learning.
Power of the Ordinary Public Service Announcement - The Power of the Ordinary Public Service Announcement informs parents, early childhood professionals, and other community members about the value of everyday learning opportunites. The Public Service Announcement can be customized to tell the public that your program or community initiative is committed to the Power of the Ordinary.
Power of the Ordinary Posters - Be inspired by everyday learning opportunities with these 3 colorful 11" X 17" Power of the Ordinary Posters. Perfect for early childhood classrooms and childcare facilities.
Social Robots Research Reports - These reports include findings of studies conducted as part of this socially interactive robots research project.
Tracelines - Tracelines are Web-based articles about the conceptual and operational frameworks for guiding the conduct of TRACE activities. These electronic journal articles also include research findings from TRACE studies. Our Web-based journal articles present information on TRACE related practices, and provide a forum for advanced understanding of child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination practices.
Snapshots - Snapshots include findings from studies and profiles and analyses of state and local early intervention and preschool special education child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination data and practices, and findings from TRACE studies and investigations.
Milemarkers - Milemarkers are bibliographies of published papers and reports that are especially useful for understanding the purposes and functions of child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination practices. Milemarkers include sources of information from both early intervention and preschool special education as well as other fields of inquiry (e.g., social marketing) that inform the development and conduct of TRACE activities.
Cornerstones - Cornerstones are practice-based research syntheses on topics related to child find, early identification, referral, and eligibility determination. These syntheses involve systematic analysis and integration of small bodies of research that have investigated the same or similar practices leading to the same or similar outcomes. The preparation of the Cornerstones is done in a manner that establishes the way in which the particular characteristics or components of practices and models are related to specific outcomes.
Endpoints - Endpoints are nontechnical summaries of practice-based research syntheses. Endpoints describe the practice that constituted the focus of analysis and inform the reader about the extent to which available research evidence supports the use of the practice. These summaries, written in a user-friendly, newspaper article format, are designed for non-researchers, including practitioners and parents.
TRACE Practice Guides - TRACE Practice Guides include descriptions of methods and procedures for implementing evidence-based child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination practices.
Trailblazer Tool Kits - Trailblazer Tool Kits are collections of evidence-based practice guides focusing on one major category of TRACE activities (e.g., child find) and a particular set of practices within a major category (e.g., public awareness). Tool Kits are prepared in ways providing early intervention and preschool special education personnel different choices and options for improving child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination practices.
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