Learning Table Archive

To find valuable tools such as research briefs, reports, articles, PowerPoint presentations and state examples for each learning table, choose a learning table and look under Resource Materials on each session page.

2016 State Policy Learning Table

In 2016, the BUILD Initiative and the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) entered Year 2 of the project to learn from and with state leaders how to effectively implement policy that promotes professional learning, positive teaching conditions, culturally relevant teaching practices and credentialing and licensing systems that promote effective early childhood teaching and learning for children from birth through 3rd grade.

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2015 State Policy Learning Table

The BUILD Initiative and the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) have embarked on an initiative to examine the ways that prominent policy levers, such as program quality standards, QRIS and teacher evaluation systems, promote effective early childhood teaching and learning. We know that these policies must be implemented at a sufficient scale and depth at the local level to promote effective teaching from birth through age 8. Through this Learning Table on State Policy and Supports to Promote Effective Teaching and Learning, six states participated in one in-person meeting and four interactive webinars facilitated by national experts. 

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2015 Dual Language Learners Learning Table

An English language development (ELD) approach recognizes the benefits of the strategic use and continued development of the home language to the acquisition of English during the preschool years. A new BUILD report that scanned early learning and development standards for preschool-aged children in 23 states showed that many states have moved toward this approach. Yet, the report also revealed that more work needs to be done to align an ELD approach within the components of the early learning system (e.g. assessment, workforce competencies, instructional guidance, etc.) in order to drive high quality services that will improve outcomes for young DLLs and their families.

In this Learning Table, state teams had an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the English Language Development approach, and work together to examine challenges and plan strategies to strengthen a particular component of their system. 

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