Resources

The Resources section is where you can search the resources provided by all 20 Centers in the CC Network. These resources are developed and maintained by the Centers, and they are available to everyone. Search by a keyword or phrase, or browse by a topic to find resources you may be interested in.

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Academies for Learning Advancement: Research and Practitioner Perspectives

2021 Tools/Toolkit

Advancement academies (sometimes known as “vacation” academies) are a promising approach for learning recovery, a way to focus intensely on the learning needs of small groups of students.  This collection of short videos and other materials explains the features of successful academies, reports on research about the impact of academies on student achievement, and describes ways to adapt the academies to address interrupted learning caused by the pandemic.

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Addressing Educator Workforce Shortages: A State Comparison Brief

2021 Publication

The Region 12 Comprehensive Center conducted a scan to explore the innovative programs, policies, and practices that state education agencies and other education entities are using to mitigate educator staffing challenges. The report highlights common and promising practices used to address educator shortages, examines how key states are tackling shortages specifically in the context of COVID-19, and provides a state-by-state crosswalk of efforts to recognize, address, and mitigate educator shortages by region. Used collectively with workforce data and local context considerations, the strategies and resources can help Colorado and other state education stakeholders develop comprehensive approaches to addressing educator shortages.

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COVID-19 Recovery and the Strategic Use of Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

2021 Tools/Toolkit

This virtual workshop was co-sponsored by Region 2, 13, and 15 Regional Comprehensive Centers in collaboration with the National Comprehensive Network. Attended by state agency agencies from across the country, the workshop was designed to discuss the implications of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, assist state education agencies (SEA) in strategic planning with featured examples of states' approaches, and provide opportunities for state specific and cross-state planning and discussion. A discussion/planning tool is provided for SEA use.

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Education Stories from the Field

2021 Tools/Toolkit

The National Comprehensive Center has launched Education Stories from the Field, providing inside, frontline, real-time insights and lessons on how state and local education leaders have responded to the pandemic. 

A building timeline illustrates how  leaders in four states—Missouri, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming—are setting priorities, making decisions, working with partners, and providing support for district and school leaders during this time of educational upheaval and innovation. As the pandemic, and our recovery from it, is ongoing, so are these stories. Check back for updates as the National Center documents how the approaches these states, and the districts within them, continue to unfold.

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Evidence-based Literacy Instruction within Remote and Blended/Hybrid Learning Environments

2021 Video

This professional development package shares information from an expert roundtable event held at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. The event showcased evidence-based guidance to state policymakers and educators about remote and hybrid learning in literacy. The package includes short videos, researchers’ answers to question posed by participants, and links to training resources.

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Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Adolescent Literacy

2020 Tools/Toolkit

In partnership with the Idaho State Department of Education (ISDE), the Region 17 Comprehensive Center developed this toolkit to help instructional leaders deliver consistent, effective training to teachers across Idaho on evidence-based strategies for improving literacy in grades 4-8. The toolkit is based on four recommendations in the practice guide from the Institute of Education Sciences. For each recommendation, there is a facilitator’s guide, PowerPoint presentation, and handouts.

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Literacy Leads, Setting Follows – Advice for Grades 1-3 Literacy Leaders in Disrupted Environments

2021 Tools/Toolkit

This guide is the first in a series of online multimedia resources that provide advice for literacy leadership teams. In addition to information about instructional priorities, the guide includes suggestions for planning efficient use of instructional time, relieving the burden on teachers, centralizing support for parents and engaging community resources. Links to evidence-based resources are provided throughout the text.

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Tracking the Utility and Usefulness of ESSA School-by-School Expenditure Data

2021 Tools/Toolkit

Covering all 50 states and DC, this interactive tracker measures whether states are meeting four ESSA requirements as well as other benchmarks to ensure school spending data are complete, useful, and usable. It also notes where  accuracy or accessibility can be improved. The tracker will be updated regularly as states resolve data concerns and add useful features.

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Trauma-Informed Practices Resource List Dashboard

2021 Tools/Toolkit

This dashboard contains curated collections of resources in four Trauma-Informed Practices topics: Distance Learning, Addressing Grief, Historical Trauma and Self-Care for Educators. The collections will be updated regularly.

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