CASTL Researchers Present Work on Social & Emotional Learning at SREE 2019

Faculty and students from the Center of Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) recently joined colleagues from across the country at The Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) conference from March 6-9, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

This year’s conference focused on “the tensions and tradeoffs among the questions practitioners and researchers study - and the decisions and constraints practitioners and researchers face,” according to the SREE website. One of the tensions addressed at the conference included demand for outcomes other than academic learning.

The following CASTL faculty members and students presented research in the areas of early childhood education and social and emotional learning that met this particular demand.



David Grissmer

Research Professor


In a paper session on the contexts that support social and emotional well-being, David Grissmer presented his paper on The Evaluation of the WINGS After-School Socio-Emotional Program for At-Risk Urban Children.

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Bridget Hamre

Research Associate Professor


Bridget Hamre was a discussant in the Aligning Measures of Teacher Practice to Program Models and Theories of Change: Evidence from Pre-K and Kindergarten Classrooms symposium.

Bridget Hamre


Ashley Hunt


Ashley Hunt

IES Pre-Doctoral Fellow


In a poster session on social and emotional learning, Ashley Hunt presented her poster on Identifying Between and Within Classroom Differences in Science Engagement: The Role of Supportive Learning Environments for English Learners.

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Patricia Jennings

Associate Professor


In a symposium on empirical and theoretical perspectives to enhance social-emotional learning, Patricia Jennings presented The Long-Term Impacts of the CARE Program on Teachers' Well-Being.

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Sara Rimm-Kaufman



In the same symposium on empirical and theoretical perspectives, Sara Rimm-Kaufman presented Results from an Early Efficacy Study of Connect Science, a Project-Based Learning Program Designed to Integrate Social and Academic Learning.

Rimm-Kaufman was also a discussant in the Measuring Social-Emotional Learning Over Time: Implications for Education and Evaluation symposium.

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