Resourcing Excellence in Education (REEd)


REEd (Resourcing Excellence in Education)

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The CRESS Center Becomes REEd

The Center for Collaborative Research and Extension Services for Schools, or CRESS Center, was established at UC Davis 25 years ago to put educational research into practice and to improve K-12 teaching and learning. Now two decades later, the needs of our partners in the field and our knowledge of best practices have grown and evolved. To ensure our ability to expand and refine our work, the CRESS Center has adopted a new organizational structure and name: REEd (Resourcing Excellence in Education).

General information

REEd’s Mission

REEd’s mission is aligned with the UC Davis School of Education’s strategic vision and with the leading edge of educational needs in California and the nation. We have developed a framework to guide the scope of our activities consisting of two distinct yet complementary areas of focus: Networked Improvement Community (NIC) and Education Support Services (ESS). NIC provides a platform to test promising programs, tools, and practices that will be offered in the form of direct services through ESS.

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REEd Event

Building Capacity for Instructional Improvement
REEd Institute

REEd at UC Davis will be hosting a 4-day interactive institute with academic year coaching and support aimed at cultivating a network of educational leaders with knowledge, skills, and habits needed to improve instructional practices.  The overarching goal is to help site-based teams create the conditions that support and sustain the continuous development of teachers’ and other educators’ individual and professional growth.

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New Online Course to Provide Professional Development to Teachers of English Learners

REEd has launched a new partnership with Stanford University to develop and deliver a collaborative Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to meet the needs of English language learners.  The course will begin on January 14th, 2015.  Registration is now open.

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T-BAR (PacTIN) Retrospective Evaluation

REEd is pleased to share the results of a retrospective evaluation of PacTIN,  a project of the ITQ SAHE program. The report is based on a survey of all participating teachers, administered in Fall of 2014, and a case study examination of three teams from the first cohorts of funded projects.


REEd Launches New Program to Strengthen STEM Learning In and Out of the Classroom

This fall, the UC Davis School of Education launched a new professional development initiative to bring together school-day educators with educators working in out-of-school programs in an effort to strengthen STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning activities in both contexts.

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Local educators study strategies for implementing new academic standards
By Jeff Hudson -November 19, 2014

An article in The Davis Enterprise featured the thoughts and takeaways of educators who attended “Innovating with the Common Core State Standards,” a conference hosted by the UC Davis School of Education’s REEd (Resourcing Excellence in Education) on November 15, 2014. Visit the conference website for more information on presenters and program.

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National Writing Project Webinar
Looking at Student Writing as Part of Professional Development

Watch Karen Smith and Julie Webb from the Area3 Writing Project for a webinar as they share strategies for looking at student writing as a regular part of professional development and discuss its impact on teaching practice.

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Arthur Beauchamp at NSTA Conference
The Central Role of Dialogue in the Sense-making Classroom

Arthur Beauchamp (REEd/Sacramento Area Science Project) will be a featured presenter at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2014 Long Beach Area Conference from 12/4-12/6.


School of Education’s CRESS Center receives $5.8 million grant to help teachers throughout the state
By Karen Nikos-Rose, UC Davis News Service

The School of Education has been awarded $5.8 million to lead a statewide initiative that will provide K-12 teachers throughout California resources and training that will help them teach their students more effectively.