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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. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay.)

 

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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Free Resource Helps Teachers Prepare Children for the Future of STEM

Curry School researchers built a video library that aims to improve early learners’ mathematics skills by providing free professional development for preschool teachers.

 

Making Preschool More Effective: Study Connects Classroom Processes to Children’s Learning

A new study at the University of Virginia provides insight into how educators and policymakers can improve the quality of preschool experiences for children from low-income families.

 

New Study Suggests a Way to Reduce “On the Job” Learning for New Teachers

Pairing coaching with simulation-based teaching practice sessions boosts preservice teachers’ skills in classroom management.

 

UVA Researchers Ask: How Does This Popular Social-Emotional Learning Program Benefit Teachers and Students?

With a $3.3 million grant, researchers at the University of Virginia will conduct the largest study to date of RULER, a widely used social and emotional learning intervention.

 

Gail Lovette

Q&A: We Know How to Teach Reading. Why Aren’t Students Getting Better at It?

Gail Lovette has an idea of how to improve reading performance in America’s elementary schools.

 

5 Tips to Get Your Children Excited About Math

Curry School professor Robert Berry offers advice for parents whose children get easily frustrated by math – or just don’t seem that excited about it.

 

$12.4M in Funding Awarded to CASTL Researchers in 2019

In 2019, CASTL faculty received a total of $12.4 million in new grant funding to research a range of topics spanning early childhood to postsecondary education.

 

Gates Foundation Awards UVA $1.2M for Learning Mindset Study

The Gates Foundation awarded a $1.2 million grant to the Motivate Lab to conduct a study that aims to increase use of learning mindset-supportive practices in college access programs.

 

Q&A: Curry Professor Studies the Most Effective Ways to Teach Math – and Make It Fun

In the first of a two-part series, UVA professor Robert Berry discusses the state of math at the early childhood and elementary school levels, the national policy issues that influence how children are taught and how we can improve.

 

Curry School’s Online Graduate Programs Rocket to No. 3 in U.S. News & World Report

The University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development’s online master’s programs have been ranked No. 3 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

 

2020 Connect Science Energy Institute Open for Registration

Participants at the Connect Science Energy Institute will learn about effective social-emotional learning and teaching, service-learning and relevant content on energy and natural resources.

 

Art Weltman Named Among State’s Top 12 Professors for 2019

Among the 12 awardees from Virginia’s colleges and universities, Prof. Weltman will be recognized for exemplifying “the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and service” at a March ceremony in Richmond.

 

Study: DC Public School’s Teacher Evaluation System Continues to Improve Teacher Workforce

As IMPACT enters its second decade, two new studies provide evidence that IMPACT continues to support meaningful improvement in the effectiveness of DCPS teachers.

 

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