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What Learning Experiences Prepare Effective Future Teachers?

UVA researchers are studying which elements of teacher preparation programs connect to successful early-career teaching.

 

UVA Helps Educators Wrestle With How to Appropriately Teach Current Events

A team of faculty and students from the School of Education and Human Development worked with practicing educators to launch a new online resource hub, “Educating for Democracy.”

 

Professor Sara Rimm-Kaufman

Q&A: Professor Pens Guide for Teaching SEL in Elementary School

In her new book, SEL From The Start, Professor Rimm-Kaufman created a best-practices manual on how to teach social-emotional learning that offers research-based insights in a fun way.

 

Q&A: Professor Aims to Alleviate Teacher Burnout With Her New Book

Tish Jennings has answers for what she says has become an outdated educational system that causes stress and impairs teaching and learning.

 

How to Help Students? Focus on the Teachers.

UVA researchers worked with the state Department of Education to complete the first in-depth examination of teacher working conditions in Virginia. A new grant will fund a deeper analysis that links working conditions to equitable student outcomes and teacher retention.

 

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The Science of Reading: Virginia Early Literacy Summit Features UVA Faculty

Experts, teachers, administrators, and policymakers from across the Commonwealth convened for a half-day virtual summit on the science of reading and effective literacy instruction.

 

Elgin Cleckley leads Baker-Butler Elementary teachers through a design thinking exercise.

UVA Design-Thinking Collaboration Helps Local Elementary School Win National Award

Two UVA professors worked with administrators and teachers at Baker-Butler Elementary School to develop a design-thinking curriculum that has contributed to the school’s success in closing achievement gaps.

 

Researchers Restructure Study With Main Goal of Supporting Teachers During COVID

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the research team made adjustments to their project, always thinking about how to serve their partnering teachers well.

 

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Back to School, with Equity in Mind

This summer, UVA experts and local educators held conversations and shared practical tips about educational equity in a virtual environment.

 

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Going with the FLHO: Curry School Implements New Flexible Learning Model

Wondering what this fall will look like at the Curry School? Our online team breaks down five core elements of the Curry School’s new safe, flexible hybrid learning model.

 

Connecting Mathematics Education to Social Justice Issues

Using lessons about social justice to increase students’ connection to mathematics is a way to show how mathematics can be a tool to critique and improve the world.

 

Q&A: Why the Science of Reading is as Important as Ever

A UVA professor of reading education says that some children will need higher levels of intensive, targeted reading instruction at the beginning of this school year.

 

Researchers Awarded $1.4M Grant Supporting Teachers in Their Work with Students with Disabilities

The research team is developing a set of resources to help teachers create positive engagement and academic achievement for K-12 students with disabilities.

 

Researchers Awarded $4M Grant to Study ‘Read Well’ Program

Professor Emily Solari will lead a team of researchers to evaluate the Reading Well program’s impact on first grade children.

 

Study: Teachers Don’t Uniformly Benefit From New English Language Learner Policies

Massachusetts requires its entire teacher population earn an English language learning endorsement. New research shows a variety of factors are influencing how teacher educators interpret and teach that policy.

 

Curry School Researchers Land $1.35M Grant to Examine How Simulations Improve Math Skills During Teacher Preparation

The team is looking at improving general elementary teachers’ ability to effectively engage students with disabilities in mathematics instruction.

 

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Finding the New Normal of Online Learning

As an unprecedented academic year comes to a close, experts on distance learning from UVA’s Curry School reflect on what the pandemic has taught us about online learning – and how those lessons can guide us to a more open, accessible future for academia.

 

How A Ten-Minute ‘Reset’ May Make a Huge Difference for Kids At Home

Researchers at the Curry School believe a simple relationship-building technique designed for classrooms can make a positive impact for families social distancing at home.

 

Robert Tai

Prof. Tai Wins University Teaching Award

Robert H. Tai, associate professor of education at the Curry School, was named the recipient of the Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award. Below is an excerpt from a UVA Today article about the university teaching awards.

 

Vivien Chabalengula

Faculty and Students Take on the Challenges of Online Classes

Mindful that not all of her students had equal access to the internet, Curry School associate professor Vivien Chabalengula chose to use more easily accessible tools to take her course online.

 

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