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March 2017

Newsletter

  • Lauren Peterson and Nate Winegardner Present at Southern Oregon OAEYC Winter Conference
  • WOU Giving Day


February 2017

Newsletter

  • Child Development Center Adds SMART Reading Program
  • TRI Welcomes Mike Bicknell


January 2017

Newsletter

  • Carol Dennis
  • Amy Parker
  • Podcasts at TRI


December 2016

Newsletter

  • Building Effective Programs - Resources from the Oregon Deafblind Project
  • A Conversation with Gary Glasenapp
  • Happy Holidays!


November 2016

Newsletter

  • Three More Years for WOU Campus Sexual Assault Program
  • Closing the Achievement Gap Through STEM Education
  • DEC - Communicating and Connecting, Reflections by Amy Parker


October 2016

Newsletter

  • TRI's Child Development Center Creates an Environment to Thrive
  • Introducing the TRI Podcast
  • Study of Qigong Massage on School-Age Children with Autism Shows Promising Results

October Update

  • Providing Vital Support and Access to Individuals with Deaf-Blindness
  • TRI's Serra Acar Appointed as DEC Recommended Practices Ambassador for Oregon
  • TRI Staff Members Present at DEC's 32nd Annual International Conference


September 2016

Newsletter

  • A Profile in Caring - TRI's Tom Udell Recognized for His Life's Work in Early Childhood Education
  • TRI's Center on Early Learning Hosts Dr. Chris Amirault
  • TRI's Serra Acar Appointed DEC Recommended Practices Ambassador for Oregon

Mid-Month Update

  • How to Use Sign Language Interpreters Effectively
  • The Great Importance of a Little Pronoun
  • Teachers and Grant Writing - What's the Connection


August 2016

Newsletter

  • Study of Executive Function in Babies Goes International
  • Center on Early Learning Staff Reflect on the 2016 QRIS National Meeting
  • TRI's Bonnie Morihara and Child Development Center Alum Win Gold in Oregon Special Olympics
  • Needs Assessment Survey of Oregon's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations Seeks Input

Mid-Month Update

  • Study Shows Massage Helps Children with Autism
  • TRI Creates Mobile App for PSU Program Conference
  • TRI-CDC Summer Camp Offers Insight into 2016-2017 Preschool Program


July 2016

Newsletter

  • Preparing Early Childhood Educators for Inclusion
  • TRI's Tom Udell Honored by the Oregon Early Learning Council
  • Welcome to TRI - Carey Gilbert and Annie Friedman


June 2016

Newsletter

  • In Praise of Mistakes - Uncovering the Creativity in Mathematics
  • Doris Cancel-Tirado Named Abby's House Woman of the Year
  • Accessing the Dream - Preparing Deaf-Blind Youth for a Self-Determined Life

Mid-Month Update

  • Attention - Its Importance in Making Connections
  • Teachers and Grant Writing - What's the Connection?
  • TRI's Center on Early Learning to Present at 2016 QRIS National Meeting


May 2016

Newsletter

  • What it Means to be Kindergarten Ready
  • TRI's Robyn Lopez Melton Part of State and National Conversations about Early Childhood Education
  • TRI Hosts After-School Programs from Around the State

Mid-Month Update

  • The Great Importance of a Little Pronoun
  • The Intersection of Oregon's QRIS and the Oregon Association of ESDs
  • TRI's Patricia Blasco Presents on Executive Function at International Conference in Stockholm


April 2016

Newsletter

  • WOU Research Project Helps to Grow Pipeline of Minority Researchers
  • Education Evaluation Center Improves Retention of WOU Students
  • A STEM Adventure at the TRI-CDC Summer Camp
  • Executive Function and Social Emotional Development: Understanding the Relationship.
  • TRI Challenge to Walk Across America Welcomes All Ability Levels


March 2016

Newsletter

  • Life Experiences Inspire Crucial Research into Health Disparities for Latino Children
  • TRI's Serra Acar Collaborates with Early Childhood Researchers from Around the World
  • TRI Staff Present at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI) 2016
  • TRI Presents at 18th National Symposium on Teacher Induction
  • WOU Hits the Capitol on University Day

Mid-Month Update

  • Western's Sexual Assault Prevention Featured in Statesman Journal
  • Beta Stage for Electronic Portfolios for Interveners 
  • TRI's Christina Reagle Presents Grant Writing 101 at 4th Annual SPELL Conference
  • TRI's Child Development Center Focuses on Giving


February 2016

Newsletter
  • How Touch Informs Vision and Hearing
  • Life Experiences Inspire Crucial Research into Health Disparities for Latino Children
  • Healthy Masculinity Campus Athletics Project at WOU
  • TRI's Blasco, Acar, and Enright Published in the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities
  • TRI's Staff to Present at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI) 2016
  • TRI to Present at 18th National Symposium on Teacher Induction


January 2016

Newsletter

  • TRI's Research on Executive Function in Babies Born Low Birth Weight Gains International Attention
  • TRI Contributes to the Success of WOU Students
  • Serra Acar Elected to the Division for Early Childhood Executive Board
  • Oregon's QRIS to be Subject of National Webinar
  • Teachers and Grant Writing: What's the Connection?
  • Adventures at the Child Development Center


December 2015

Newsletter

  • Education Evaluation Center Helps Improve Retention of Students with Learning & Behavioral Challenges
  • From Our Archives: How to Use Sign Language Interpreters Effectively
  • Amy Parker to Present at 2015 TASH Conference
  • TRI Presents at Zero to Three National Training Institute
  • Adventures at the Child Development Center

Mid-Month Update

  • Season's Greetings from The Research Institute!


November 2015

Newsletter

  • TRI Adds Center for Health and Human Services
  • The Power of Connection
  • 2014 National Child Count of Children and Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind
  • Meeting Every Student's Needs: After-School Programs Making a Difference
  • Blazing New Trails in Transition: TRI Presents at Division on Career Development and Transition International Conference
  • Adventures at the Child Development Center

Mid-Month Update

  • A Successful Partnership to Meet the Needs of Culturally Diverse Students
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers Fall Conference: Meeting Every Student's Needs
  • Robyn Lopez Melton Presents at the NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo
  • Amy Parker to Present at 2015 TASH Conference
  • TRI Presents at Zero to Three National Training Institute


October 2015

Newsletter

  • Teaching Research Institute Becomes The Research Institute at Western Oregon University
  • Western Oregon University Assistant Professor Receives $100,000 Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • TRI Staff to Present at the 31st Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families — Division for Early Childhood
  • TRI's Pattie Johnson Presents at COSA Special Education Conference
  • Adventures at the Child Development Center

Mid-Month Update

  • Participation in Professional Association Crucial to Career Success
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers Fall Conference 2015 Begins November 19
  • National Center on Deaf-Blindness Director Linda McDowell Offers Thoughts Post-Summit
  • Vroom Expanding to Include 16 Sites in Oregon
  • Oregon Deafblind Project Hosts "Learning to Move, Moving to Learn: A Spatio-temporal Approach to Early O&M Skills"
  • TRI Presents at Division on Career Development and Transition International Conference


September 2015

Newsletter

  • WOU Conducts Research to Improve the Lives of Latino Adolescents
  • Let's Talk: Early Childhood Inclusion in Oregon
  • 2015 Center on Early Learning Fall Conference
  • TRI's Amber Ryerson to Present at Early Childhood Mental Health Conference in San Diego
  • Adventures at the Child Development Center

Mid-Month Update

  • What Do Cookies Have to Do with Safe Teen Drivers?
  • TRI's Pattie Johnson Presents at ODE/COSA Special Education Annual Conference
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Conference Addresses Effects of Childhood Trauma
  • TRI Gives Student Workers Real Work Experience
  • Project EF Continues to Recruit Infants for Study


August 2015

Newsletter

  • Western Oregon University Athletics to Play Leadership Role in Fostering Healthier, Safer Campus
  • TRI Research on QST Massage Presented at 2015 Autism CARES
  • Let's Talk: Early Childhood Inclusion in Oregon
  • Oregon's QRIS: Using Data to Strengthen Impact
  • Construction the Theme of CDC Summer Camp
  • Adventures at the Child Development Center

Mid-Month Update

  • Quality, Access, & Opportunity for Every Child at the 2015 Center on Early Learning Fall Conference
  • Western Oregon University to Offer Course in Peer Education in Sexual Wellness
  • TRI Welcomes Two (and a Half) New Members to the Center on Early Learning Team


July 2015

Mid-Month Update

  • Filling the Gap in Community Health and Child Care Services in Rural Oregon
  • Oregon's QRIS: Using Data to Strengthen Impact
  • NCDB Deaf-Blind Summit to be Held in Salt Lake City
  • Oregon Deafblind Project Newsletter: Building Effective Programs
  • Adventures at the Child Development Center


June 2015

Newsletter

  • TRI Contributes to the National Conversation about Early Childhood Education
  • Marie LeJeune wins T.H. Gentle Endowment
  • Robyn Lopez Melton Honored as 2015 Emerging Leader in Early Childhood Education
  • Students Improve the Environment through EPA-Funded Projects
  • Child Development Summer Camp Begins June 16
  • Adventures at the Child Development Center

Mid-Month Update

  • TRI-CDC Summer Camp Has Begun!
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers Spring Conference
  • Keeping Educators in Education with the ODE Mentoring Program


May 2015

Newsletter

  • Helping Children to Learn, Grow, and Thrive
  • Focused Family Child Care Networks Update
  • Ford Family Foundation Grant to Support Teen Parents
  • Oregon Mentoring Program: Teacher Training that Works
  • Raising the Quality of Early Childhood Education Through Oregon's QRIS


April 2015

Newsletter

  • Meet Dr. Linda McDowell: New Director of the Center on Deaf-Blindness
  • Newly Published Breakthrough Study Offers Hope to Families of Children with Autism
  • Hello from the National Center on Deaf-Blindness!
  • Student-Based Health Center Will Increase Health Access
  • Mentoring Program Fast Facts for March 2015
  • Adventures at the Child Development Center

Mid-Month Update

  • Oregon Traffic Safety Education Teachers Get Certified
  • My Long Journey to the Answer, Part 3: Why Should it Have to Take Courage?
  • Robyn Lopez Melton Delivers Keynote Speech at OAEYC Conference
  • TRI Welcomes Jennie Smith
  • QRIS Data Facts for March 2015
  • Mentoring Program Fast Facts for March 2015


March 2015

Newsletter

  • My Long Journey to the Answer
  • One Year into Statewide Rollout, Oregon's System to Improve Child Care Quality has a Long Way to Go
  • Working Together for Oregon's Children
  • TRI Now Recruiting for Study
  • Changes in Registered Family Child Care Training Requirements
  • Adventures at the Child Development Center

Mid-Month Update

  • Education Evaluation Center Updates Special Education Assessment Process for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
  • TRI Announces Center on Research, Evaluation, & Analysis (CREA)
  • TRI Awarded 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant
  • QRIS Data Facts
  • Mentoring Program Fast Facts


February 2015

Newsletter

  • TRI Conducts Research on Executive Function in Babies Born Low Birth Weight
  • Education Evaluation Center Receives Skunkworks Award
  • TRI to Offer Parenting Now Classes
  • TRI to Co-Host Pacific Northwest Driver & Traffic Safety Conference
  • Adventures at the Child Development Center

Mid-Month Update

  • TRI's Traffic Safety Education Program to Co-host Driver & Traffic Safety Conference
  • Child Development Center Awarded Diversity Grant
  • Abby's House App: A Student's Perspective
  • QRIS Data Facts


January 2015

Newsletter

  • Happy New Year!

Mid-Month Update

  • Doing Everything We Can to Keep Our Students Safe
  • National Center on Deaf-Blindness Welcomes Executive Director Linda McDowell
  • National Center on Deaf-Blindness Staff Published in Visual Impairment & Deafblind Education Quarterly


December 2014

Newsletter

  • TRI Receives $1 Million ODE Grant to Develop Elementary Math Instructional Leaders in Oregon
  • QRIS Data Facts
  • Special Publication Dedicated to the Memory of a Boy Named Ethan
  • An Open Letter from the Education Evaluation Center to Parent Organizations in Oregon

Mid-Month Update

  • Happy Holidays!


November 2014

Newsletter

  • Education Evaluation Center: Providing Services that are Key to Oregon's Future
  • TRI Awarded $600,000 to Study Low Birth Weight Babies
  • TRI Receives $415,000 to Improve Traffic Safety Education in Oregon
  • Project PEPI Widens Reach of Inclusion in Oregon's Early Childhood Education

Mid-Month Update

  • Dr. Patricia Ketcham Joins ERGo at Teaching Research Institute
  • TRI Staff Present on Early Motor Development
  • A Monitoring Tool of Infant and Toddler Movement Skills
  • CEL 2014 Fall Conference: Stronger Together


October 2014

Mid-Month Update

  • Child Development Center at Teaching Research Institute Receives a 5-Star Quality Rating
  • Project PEPI Widens Reach of Inclusion in Oregon's Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching Research Institute among Top Workplaces in Oregon


September 2014

Newsletter

  • Expanding Opportunities for All Children: TRI on the Cutting Edge of Inclusion
  • How to Use Sign Language Interpreters Effectively
  • What is Teaching Research Institute?
  • The Little Brain That Could: Understanding Executive Function in Early Childhood
















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