Author: childrenslearninginstitute

The Learning Leader: October 2021

Changing Early Education in the Classroom from the Ground Up Opening an early childhood center has long been a desire of our founder, Susan Landry, Ph.D. Since CLI announced our partnership with Victoria ISD to launch and Early Childhood campus, activities progressed quickly over the Spring and Summer of 2021. The Children’s Learning Institute Early Childhood Education Center… Read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month

“Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves and be free.” – Cesar Chavez Educational freedom, particularly among women, has come with a price en mi familia. As the granddaughter of a migrant worker who walked with Chavez in California, I feel a special… Read more »

Strategies for Early Education and Developmental Success (SEEDS)

Timeline: 2015-2020 Principal Investigators: Bethanie Van Horne, DrPH Ursula Johnson, PhD Janelle Montroy, PhD Susan Landry, PhD Funding Agency: The Administration for Children and Families Description of Project: Understanding how to provide children with an early foundation in school readiness skills is critical, as many states estimate that half of their students arrive at kindergarten… Read more »

IES Effects Home & Classroom Practices on Language, Cognitive, and Social Development of Young Spanish-Speaking English Learners

Timeline: 2020 – 2025 Principal Investigators: Susan Landry, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Tricia Zucker, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Co-Investigator: Yoonkyung Oh, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Kelly Vaughn, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)… Read more »

Definitions Project

Timeline: 2015-2019 Funding Agency: Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) Description of the Project: This project examines how word definitions, contextual support, and cognate status affect fourth grade Spanish-speaking English learners’ (EL) understanding of unfamiliar words in text. The use of dictionary definitions is a ubiquitous practice in EL instruction, yet, the field lacks experimental work that… Read more »

Comparative Coaching

Timeline: 2014 – 2018 Principal Investigator: Susan Landry, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Co-Investigators: Michael Assel, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Maria Carlo, PhD April Crawford, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Hsien-Yuan Hsu, PhD Tricia Zucker, PhD, University of Texas Health… Read more »

Development and Validation of the Systemic Assessment of Book Reading

Timeline: 2014-2018 Principal Investigator: Jill Pentimonti, PhD, American Institutes for Research Co-Investigators: Ryan Bowles, PhD, Michigan State University Mileidis Gort, PhD, Ohio State University Laura Justice, PhD, Ohio State University Sherine Tambyraja, PhD, Ohio State University Tricia Zucker, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Funding Agency: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)… Read more »

Enhancing Early Learning for Children with Special Needs (ENABLE)

Timeline: 2012 –2016 Principal Investigator: Heather Taylor, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Co-Investigators: Marcia Barnes, PhD, University of Texas at Austin Cathy Guttentag, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Susan H. Landry, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Kathryn Ostermaier, MD, Baylor College… Read more »

IDEA Detectives Individualized Intervention in Reading Comprehension and Word Reading based on Best Evidence from Cognitive Science

Timeline: 2015-2018 Principal Investigator: Carolyn Denton, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Co-Investigators: Tricia Zucker, PhD., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Funding Agency: Institute of Education Sciences Description of Project: The purpose of this research is to develop an intensive reading intervention (Idea Detectives) for students in grades… Read more »

Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial: Attention and Reading Trial (CITT-ART)

Timeline: 2015-2017 Principal Investigator: Mitchell Scheiman, Salus University Carolyn Denton, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) PIs at each of the nine additional research sites Funding Agency: National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health Description of Project: The purpose of the CITT-ART study is to evaluate the effects of office-based… Read more »