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Birth–21 Research and Development

With more and more educators and leaders taking the view that the education of our children is something that starts not in kindergarten but at birth, it is more essential than ever that that education is based on rigorous research and implemented for maximum effectiveness for all students. Explore this section of the site to learn more about CTE’s ongoing work around Birth-21 Research and Development.


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Designed to help teachers track their professional growth through their entire careers, the PDOT tool is being used through Maryland learning Links. Read more.

Teacher Compass

Teacher Compass is a customizable online teacher evaluation and coaching tool developed by CTE. In 2009, marketing rights for the tool were licensed to Pearson, one of the world's largest education companies. Read more.


Need technology-infused lesson plans or access to a library of curriculum-correlated lesson plans? Check out Thinkport.