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Downer Jason T., Williford Amanda P., Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Vitiello Virginia E., Bouza Johayra, Reilly Shannon, Lhospital Ann, September, 2018
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Consultation to teachers can be an effective intervention for reducing young children's challenging behaviors within the classroom, yet there is a need for more efficient approaches that provide data-driven, video-based support to enhance and expand…
Pianta Robert C., Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., Burchinal Margaret, Williford Amanda P., LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, Howes Carollee, La Paro Karen M., Scott-Little Catherine, November/December 2017
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Research Findings: Effects on children's school readiness were evaluated for 2 interventions focused on improving teacher-student interactions (coursework, coaching) implemented sequentially across 2 years. Teachers from public prekindergarten…
Williford Amanda P., Carter Lauren M., Maier Michelle F., Hamre Bridget K., Cash Anne H., Pianta Robert C., Downer Jason T., January-March 2017
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This study built on prior research regarding the effectiveness of the National Center for Research in Early Childhood Education (NCRECE) course by exploring the individual course components. Core aspects of course engagement and performance were…
LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, DeCoster Jamie, Cabell Sonia Q., Pianta Robert C., Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., Hatfield Bridget E., Larsen Ross A. A. (Ross Allen Andrew), Burchinal Margaret, Howes Carollee, La Paro Karen M., Scott-Little Catherine, Roberts Amy M., Q3 2016
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Preschool teachers were randomly assigned to participate in two professional development interventions over two phases, both designed to improve their interactions with children: the NCRECE college course (N = 169) and MyTeachingPartner video-based…
Roberts Amy M., LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, DeCoster Jamie, Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., Williford Amanda P., Pianta Robert C., November, 2015
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With research findings indicating positive associations between teacher-child interaction quality and children's development and learning, many professional development efforts now focus on improving the ways in which teachers interact with children…
Pianta Robert C., DeCoster Jamie, Cabell Sonia Q., Burchinal Margaret, Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, Williford Amanda P., Howes Carollee, Q4 2014
Reports & Papers
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The present study examined the pattern of associations over time between the quality of observed interactions and exposure to features of an effective coaching model for 170 preschool teachers enrolled in a study investigating professional…
Pianta Robert C., Burchinal Margaret, Jamil Faiza M., Sabol Terri J., Grimm Kevin J., Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, Howes Carollee, Q2 2014
Reports & Papers
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The present study examined the pattern of association(s) over time between (a) knowledge of and observational skills in identifying teacher-child interactions, and (b) observed behavior in the domain of instructional interaction for 405 preschool…
Downer Jason T., 2013
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A discussion of the roles of coaching and intervention fidelity data in supporting successful program implementation
Hamre Bridget K., Pianta Robert C., Burchinal Margaret, Field Samuel, LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, Downer Jason T., Howes Carollee, La Paro Karen M., Scott-Little Catherine, February, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Among 440 early childhood teachers, half were randomly assigned to take a 14-week course on effective teacher-child interactions. This course used the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) as the basis to organize, describe, and demonstrate…
Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., Jamil Faiza M., Pianta Robert C., 2012
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A description of the concept of intentional teaching and examples of its use in professional development programs targeting improvement in teachers' daily interactions with children
Pianta Robert C., Hamre Bridget K., Downer Jason T., 2011
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Arguments for the improvement of the quality of early childhood education and care through the alignment of measurable professional development goals for educators with developmental goals for children
Downer Jason T., Pianta Robert C., Fan Xitao, Hamre Bridget K., Mashburn Andrew J., Justice Laura M., 2011
Reports & Papers
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As early education grows in the United States, in-service professional development in key instructional and interaction skills is a core component of capacity building in early childhood education. In this article, we describe results from an…
Mashburn Andrew J., Downer Jason T., Hamre Bridget K., Justice Laura M., Pianta Robert C., October, 2010
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MyTeachingPartner (MTP) is a teacher professional development program designed to improve the quality of teacher-child interactions in pre-kindergarten classrooms and children's language and literacy development. The program includes language/…
Hamre Bridget K., Justice Laura M., Pianta Robert C., Kilday Carolyn R., Sweeney Beverly, Downer Jason T., Leach Allison, Q3 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of association between the degree of variability in dosage, adherence, and quality of delivery of a supplemental literacy and language development classroom curriculum and children's growth in language and literacy skills across the…
Downer Jason T., LoCasale-Crouch Jennifer, Hamre Bridget K., Pianta Robert C., May, 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An exploration of teacher characteristics associated with higher participation in and responsiveness to the MyTeachingPartner Consultancy (MTP) professional development approach, based on a sample of 62 prekindergarten teachers from 21 school…