REEd Research Practice Partnerships

Research Practice Partnerships


REEd has developed numerous research practice partnership. Examples include:

  • National Professional Development for Teachers: This project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, utilizes the REEd Center Family and Community Engagement Framework to tap into research and theory on the bilingual practice of translanguaging to foster engagement with bilingual families and communities.
  • College Opportunity Programs/GEAR UP Partnership: This research practice partnership between the School of Education’s Center for Community and Citizen Science and its GEAR UP program explores ways that citizen science professional development for educators, and summer programming for students, can improve STEM learning and college readiness in Glenn, Colusa and Tehama counties.
  • Los Angeles Unified: Funded by the National Science Foundation, this project works closely with coaches and teachers as partners to build on the district’s current work by integrating essential practices into the curriculum and aligning efforts with the district current needs, goals, initiatives, and stances to support integration of practices centered around math and English Learners.
  • Fairfield-Suisun City Unified School District: An exploratory self-study designed to promote leadership and equity across the school district. Project participants are drawn from across the district and include students, teachers, principals and district leaders, with the goal of fostering and sustaining improved outcomes for all students, including students with special needs, across all educational settings in the district.

Building Students’ Academic Language in Mathematics Through Integrated English Language Development

A design and development study funded by the National Science Foundation

iELD/Math Professional Learning Program , attention to students' mathematical thinking (CGI), translanguaging pedagogies and L1 as a resource,  interacting in meaningful ways, understanding how language works to communicate mathematical ideas

REEd has partnered with schools in southern California to address an urgent need to improve opportunities and resources for emergent bilinguals. Our partnership focuses on supporting Title III English Learner coaches and teachers to build students’ academic language in mathematics through integrated English language development (iELD/Math) in primary grades. 


Building District Capacity to Develop Disciplinary Literacy of Young English Learners

A five-year study funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition.

In partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District, Robla School District, and Boston Public Schools, REEd will pilot, and test a professional development initiative that engages mentors and TK-2 teachers in improving literacy outcomes for young English Learners. Current work involves designing a framework for engaging families of emerging bilinguals. The framework includes parents, teachers, and admin. Professional learning webinars and materials will be piloted in Spring 2021.

Profect Staff: Carlas McCauley, Leslie Banes

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