Tuesday June 12, 2012, PDI Indy, Panel Presentation
Research for the people? Innovations in bringing research to practice and policy.
How do we bring research to practice and policy? Kyle wants to get the data out of the air and into the hands of folks who need to use it.
Research needs to be translated to make it accessible
Research need NOT be watered down, must retain accuracy & credibility
Need to have a wide range of delivery vehicles for said information
She is the author of Screen Time
How much crossover do we have?
What is the role of the 20+ page policy report?
What is the role of twitter? Linkdin?
We know so much but we are not using it
Our culture is living under the illusion that what matters is solely mastery of content.
What do we do with all the info we have?
Do I have a copy of 21st Century Skills
6C’s a dynamic model of renewable learning
is it learning VIA play? Or learning VS. play?
Direct instruction vs playful learning
It’s the Capulets and Montagues of early education!
Warring factions or compatible approaches
Need preschool curric delivered via free play and guided play
(re-read Mandate for Playful Learning)
it’s not play vs learning
it’s learning VIA play
So why are we moving backwards?
How do we reach the public – who is presently bamboozled by the marketplace???
How can we spread the message of what IS best for kids and for the future?
Take the science of learning out of the lab!
Huge gap between what we know and what we do
The learning industry (ed videos, ed toys, tutor shops, etc.) is winning over the learning sciences
So they developed the Ultimate Block Party
And recently “soft launched”
Translating the SCIENCE into appealing articles that will be appreciated by the masses!
NAEYC publishing staff
Talking about TYC
Taking meaty content and translate it for that audience
Who is TYC audience?
New to field
Need practical info
Don’t have a lot of time to read
Talking about Young Children
Relevant for all ECE 0-8
1/3 practical info
peer (blind) reviewed journal
Talking about Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research in ECE
Peer reviewed, online journal
Research of ece teachers who are often underrepresented as authors
Teacher research articles
Teacher research initiatives
For the teacher educator
Definitions of what is teacher research?
LINK to teacher research articles» http://www.naeyc.org/publications/vop/articles
NOTE TO SELF: start paying attention to NAEYC “trend briefs”