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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. (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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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