Developing Consultation and Collaboration Skills (DCCS) is an innovative teacher professional development program that aims to increase language and literacy outcomes for Latino English Learners. In Fall 2016, the program developed a video to showcase their research findings and collaborative partnership with ESL and classroom teachers. The Policy Bridge helped provide funding for this video and worked with Leslie Babinski, Principal Investigator for the DCCS project and Associate Director of Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy.

When asked about the impact of this video, Babinski shared:

“The DCCS video highlights the three important policy implications from our research: the need for collaboration among teachers, the value of building on students’ cultural wealth in the classroom, and the positive impact of high-impact instructional strategies on English Learners’ academic progress.  We are thrilled to be able to share this video with a wide range of stakeholders – from researchers, to principals, to teachers, to parents – to disseminate what we’ve learned from our research.”

The Policy Bridge offers small grant funding for projects that engage the connection between research and policy. You can find more information about the funding criteria here.