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ADAPT: After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools

ADAPT is a project that is being conducted at the University of Minnesota with the support of the Minnesota National Guard and Reserves. We strive to learn about family resilience and to develop tools to support resilience among military families as they cope with the stress of deployment and reintegration.

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CYCLES: Teachers Discovering Climate Change from a Native Perspective

CYCLES addresses the need for Global Climate Change Education (GCCE) with a focus on Native perspectives. CYCLES is a three-year innovative professional development program for teachers (grades 5-12) focused on teaching climate change science that is native friendly, place-based, holistic and interdisciplinary, technologically rich, and incorporates NASA data, models, and simulations. The research employs a formative evaluation study to provide evidences of the impact of the course on participant teachers’ perceptions, conceptual knowledge and their pedagogical practices of climate change.  It also aims at students learning of scientific knowledge of climate change and improvement of their socio cultural awareness of climate change as a benefit of teacher learning.

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PRESS: Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites

Aimed at preparing all students to read by third grade, PRESS is a comprehensive approach to early literacy developed by the Minnesota Center for Reading Research (MCRR) in partnership with Minneapolis Schools, Minnesota Reading Corps, and the Target Corporation. Driven by research-based approaches to literacy, PRESS incorporates quality core instruction, data-driven instructional decisions and interventions, expanded support for English Language Learners, and meaningful professional development to support systemic change. University researchers will also investigate the effectiveness of these strategies to influence literacy objectives nationwide.

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