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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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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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Repeated Read Aloud It is no secret that children’s literacy is important, but supporting literacy learning is tricky. Educators have numerous ways of teaching their young pupils the essentials of reading. However, it is not always easy to make those literacy lessons stick. Until third grade, children are learning to read, and after third grade,...
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Science of Reading On November 4, Margaret Goldberg and Alanna Mednick shared their exploration of the art and science of reading on Amplify’s podcast titled Science of Reading. The host, Susan Lambert, Vice President of Elementary Literacy Instruction at Amplify Education, invites guests to join her in discussing the multi-faceted world of early reading. Last...
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myTeachstone Celebration “If this pandemic has taught me anything, it has taught me about heroes and warriors, who, in all adversity, stand up to serve,” Jolene Smith states in a passionate speech to the newly SEEDS-certified childcare providers. As the Chief Executive Officer of First 5 Santa Clara, Smith is honored with congratulating the new...
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Back to School It’s that time of year again – back to school season. This fall, returning to classes looks very different than in years prior. The typical back to school season met with excitement is now filled with concern. Whether that’s in-person classes, online learning, or a hybrid of the two, many students, parents,...
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