CASTL Awarded Over Four Million in Grant Funding to Pursue New Lines of Education Research


Kathy Neesen

Faculty at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) will be taking on a number of new research initiatives in the fall of 2017. Collectively, CASTL faculty received over four million dollars in new funding to research a variety of pressing issues facing the field of education. Some of the research topics include the design of peer learning communities for secondary educators, STEM education in preschool, the long-term impacts of charter school programs, and fostering resilient mindset in college students.

Below is a list of grant projects that are new or have recently started in 2017.

 

Fostering Resilient Mindsets through Customized Interventions
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris Hulleman
Funding Source: Joyce Foundation

 

The Effect of School Climate on Students' Social-Emotional Competencies
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris Hulleman
Funding Source: Brown University

 

Pathways to Employment: Exploring Student Mindsets across Higher Educational Tracks
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris Hulleman
Funding Source: Mindset Scholar Network

 

Exploring the Impact of Science Discourse in Preschool
Principal Investigator: Dr. Khara Turnbull
Funding Source: Curry IDEA Award

 

Expanding the Birthday Party Assessment Tool
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ginny Vitiello
Funding Source: Curry IDEA Award

 

Supporting School Change in the Alleghany Highlands
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sara Rimm-Kaufman
Funding Source: Curry IDEA Award

 

Kindergarten Lottery Evaluation of Core Knowledge Charter Schools: Longer Term Follow-up (4th-6th grade) of Reading, English, Writing, Social Science, Science and Math Achievement
Principal Investigator: Dave Grismer
Funding Source: Laura and John Arnold Foundation

A Scalable, Web-supported Peer-Learning Program For Implementing the My Teaching Partner-Secondary Approach
Principal Investigator: Bridget Hamre
Funding Source: US Department of Education iES

 

Motivating students: Promotion of curiosity, growth mindset, and mastery goal orientation in teacher language
Principal Investigator: Jamie Jirout
Funding Source: The Spencer Foundation

 

Motivating preschool students: Promotion of curiosity, growth mindset, and mastery goal orientation in teacher language in science and math.
Principal Investigator: Jamie Jirout
Funding Source: Center for Curriculum Redesign

 

Improving Teacher-Child Interactions in Ecuador
Principal Investigator: Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch
Funding Source: Inter-American Development Bank

 

Teaching Mindfulness in Schools: A Mixed Method Study of Teachers’ Mindfulness Practice, Professional Knowledge, Perspectives and Experiences
Principal Investigator: Tish Jennings
Funding Source: Mind and Life Institute

 

Inequality in Access to Highly Motivating Instruction and its Impacts on Students' Motivation and Engagement from Late Elementary to High School
Principal Investigator: Erik Ruzek
Funding Source: University of Texas – Austin

 

Features of early childhood education coaching interventions that mediate and moderate impacts on teacher-child interactions and child outcomes
Principal Investigator: Robert Pianta
Funding Source: US Department of Education IES

 

University of Virginia Education Science (VEST) Interdisciplinary Post-Doctoral Training Program
Principal Investigator: Sara Rimm-Kaufman
Funding Source: US Department of Education IES