Jobs for the Future produces resources and toolkits for state policymakers and local education leaders. The national nonprofit has released several briefs related to work-based learning. Below, you will find links to three documents, each with a short description.
Work-Based Learning with Small Business (November 2018): The brief provides specific examples of how district leaders could engage the business community. The document explores the benefits of offering early postsecondary opportunities to high school students.
Work-Based Learning System Development Guide (2017): JFF produced a set of resources for districts interested in developing and implementing work-based learning strategies, including self-assessment and learning goals tools, workforce portfolios, and experiences inventory.
Not As Hard As You Think (2015): The document describes strategies for engaging high school students in work-based learning opportunities by presenting case studies from the manufacturing and healthcare sectors.
A September 2019 brief published by the American Institutes for Research provides three insights about the state of academic and postsecondary advisement in high schools:
I recently came across a blog post that synthesized the evidence for social-emotional learning interventions very well.
The post narrates how research on the benefits of SEL contributed to greater interest among educators and policymakers on how to integrate SEL and academic approaches.
Studies of interest include a 2012 meta-analysis of 75 studies and a 2015 study that estimated a 11 to 1 return on investment for six different SEL interventions.
The 2012 research brief from the National Endowment of the Arts analyzes data from four longitudinal databases regarding the effect of arts engagement on students' future education and labor market outcomes.
Researchers conclude that disadvantaged children and youth with high arts engagement are more likely to score better on different academic and behavioral metrics than their peers. Also, their analysis indicates that programs that engage at-risk students in the arts could narrow achievement levels between low and high-SES youth.
Senate Study Committee on the Financial Efficiency Star Rating
We are excited to announce that a new DLI Dashboard is available and has been linked to our Dual Language Immersion page at GaDOE. You can view the dashboard via this link.
Special thanks to our friends from Kennesaw State University for helping supply this useful tool for stakeholders wishing to locate these programs.
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Jessica L. Booth Fine Arts Program Specialist
Office of Curriculum and Instruction
Georgia Department of Education Suite 1754 Twin Towers East 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive Atlanta GA 30334 www.gadoe.org/fine-arts
Arts and SAT copy 2.pdf
Arts Education in the South Phase I - Full Report copy 2.pdf
Arts in State ESSA Plans 2017.docx
Critical-Evidence copy 2.pdf
The_arts_and_staying_in_school_nyc report 2009 copy 2.pdf
ESSA Valuable Resources.docx
Great webinar - ESSA Title Funding Examples and explanations.pdf
Dr. Sally Creel of Cobb County Schools has developed an excellent resource on connecting with organizations for partnerships in your STEM/STEAM initiatives.
Please click HERE for the presentation and associated resources.
Overview of the measures developed by the winner's of this year's SEL Assessment Design Challenge. We hope you'll take some time to watch the recording. Recording: https://measuringsel.casel.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-08-23-10.01-Winners-Showcase_-2nd-SEL-Assessment-Design-Challenge.mp4 PPT: https://measuringsel.casel.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Design-Challenge-Webinar-Master-rev-2018.pptx For more information about the Assessment Work Group, visit measuringsel.casel.org. For more information about the Design Challenge, including blog posts by the Design Challenge winners, visit measuringsel.casel.org/design-challenge. Sincerely, The CASEL Team
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Web Address: CASEL
SEL Competencies CASEL 2017.pdf
Published by Committee for Children 8/1/2016
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikehX9o1JbI
Please be sure to visit GaDOE's Fine Arts page for a comprhensive list of resources.