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Last year, we formed a new nonprofit with the help of the Rainin Foundation to support the work of Seeds of Learning. Today, we have a new name and website.
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Average Growth Students in SEEDS performed twice as well regardless of school or educational level of tutor/teacher The program had statistically significant and large effects across all five IGDI outcome measures of emergent literacy skills for 4- and 5-year-old students. As shown in Table 1. below, students’ letter sound fluency scores increased significantly from Fall...
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Michael Hall Virtual field trip and Giveaway On April 22nd, two lucky classrooms received a visit from children’s author, Michael Hall.  CARES for Learning teamed up with Michael Hall to bring an interactive virtual experience to two SEEDS of Learning classrooms. CARES hosted a social media contest for all SEEDS of Learning certified educators. Teachers...
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Photograph from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and Kidango Happy Teacher Appreciation Week We are so grateful for all of our SEEDS educators. The CARES for Learning team wants to express their gratitude for the SEEDS community through quotes and poetry. When asked about what they appreciate about the educators they get to work with, the...
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by Kenneth Rainin Foundation | Apr 19, 2021 | Education Blog SEEDS of Learning’s rigorous teacher development model increases early reading proficiency among students in Bay Area schools, a game-changer for countering systemic discrepancies and racial inequities after a year of remote learning   Oakland, CA — As schools begin reopening, teachers are facing an intensified challenge of...
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Counter-Narratives & Literacy SEEDS of Learning Coach Rebecca Nathan discusses the importance of counter-narratives and how literacy can be a tool in intentionally fostering counter-narratives for children. Sandy Pulles, Ph.D., and her husband, Brad Pulles, join the conversation to discuss their experience in creating counter-narratives for their daughter. Video Notes Brown Angels by Walter Dean Myers Baby...
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Alesha Martin and Rebecca Nathan are long-time SEEDS educators. In 2011, Rebecca Nathan began her SEEDS journey in Minnesota, where she began doing SEEDS coaching and training.  More recently, her SEEDS work has expanded to California and Miami and has included an equity focus lens. In 2014 Alesha Martin decided to pause and invest more...
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SEEDS at Sandcastle When asked to share a little bit about her history with SEEDS of Learning, long time SEEDS friend Wendy Jackson was overjoyed to share her success stories from implementing the SEEDS framework at her Child Care Center. Jackson is the Assistant Director of Sandcastle Child Care in Saint Paul, Minnesota. As a...
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2020 Impact Report Opening Letter from Director Dana Cilono, This year has been one of hardship and loss, but also of innovation and awakening. The pandemic forced us to rethink traditional education and professional learning and innovate how we combat racial inequities.  We’ve also learned that the SEEDS framework, rooted in relationships and capable of...
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Spotlighting Our Educators This year, SEEDS-CARES wanted to highlight one of the most impactful aspects in a child’s development – YOU, the teachers. We hope to spread the word on the importance of children’s literacy by spotlighting some of our SEEDS certified educators. This is what they had to say about education, SEEDS, and literacy!...
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