Co-Design Resources

It’s about collaboration, research, equity, and action together. Explore co-designed resources from the CREATEd team.

Co-designed resources reflect the knowledge and experiences of researchers, educators, communication and design experts, and other stakeholders. They draw on high quality research and are useful and relevant for achieving greater equity in educational policy and practice. And they are all free and publicly available.

Talking with your Latino/a Teens about Science

This free, comprehensive parent guide, available in both English and Spanish, is designed to make science conversations fun and accessible for Latino/a families. It offers practical tips, conversation starters, and activities, empowering parents to inspire their teens’ curiosity and love for science right at home- drawing from insights related to research and education practice. Created with Latino cultural values and strengths in mind, this guide empowers parents to inspire their teen’s love for science.

Understanding SLIFE Students
Empowering Education for All

Students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE) come into schools with different migration paths and experiences. Various states and districts are implementing strategies to support these students including toolkits and policy initiatives. This social media campaign links to a recent literature review of resources and policies designed to help policymakers, researchers, administrators and educators support students coming from an interrupted formal education background.

Equity Quad Text Set Toolkit

Dr. Jill Flynn and Dr. Bill Lewis (University of Delaware) are working with Taria Pritchett, a Mount Pleasant English teacher and Brandywine teacher of the year, and Casey Montigney, an English teacher at Shue-Medill Middle School and member of the Delaware Professional Standards Board, to support educators’ use of quad text sets to support social justice and racial equity.  Recognizing a need to more clearly incorporate issues of equity into the curriculum, the team built out a publicly available website of resources based on the 2017 article describing this approach. Communication designers Jackie Kerstetter and Danielle LeCourt collaborated with this team to create the product presented here.

Postsecondary Future Selves Website

Dr. Roderick Carey (University of Delaware) is joined by Anthony Phillps, pre-college success manager for TeenSHARP and Dawn Clarke, RTI coordinator and AVID teacher at Newark High School, in efforts to build knowledge and awareness of how to support the college aspirations of Black and Latino boys.  Informed by Dr. Carey’s series of articles between 2016 and 2019, the team designed a website with resources that address assumptions and challenge narratives about expectations and aspiration. Laura Mikowychok, communications designer, has worked with this team to design the product shared here.

Quality Algebra Instruction Toolkit

Dr. Erica Litke (University of Delaware), assistant professor of education, is working with Anthony Reid, a teacher at Howard High School and the New Castle County Vo-Tech teacher of the year, and Michael Williams, a teacher at Great Oaks High School and member of the Rodel Teacher Network, to design instructional resources to support high quality algebra instruction.  Drawing on Dr. Litke’s recently published work, the team is collaborating around a digital tool that will help educators put research-based instructional routines into practice. Communication designers Jackie Kerstetter and Danielle LeCourt have collaborated with this team.

Stay Tuned for the Quality Algebra Instruction Toolkit