“We all want mychild to have the best opportunities. It’s human nature,” says Carolyn M. Callahan, an education professor at the University of Virginia. “The inequities in education—a lack of opportunity, a lack of talent development, the impacts of poverty and education—all that is reflected in gifted education.”
Robert Q. Berry, the president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, said the proposal could create opportunities for students to study math in a way that puts the topic in a real-life context.
On Wednesday, 75 people gathered at Alumni Hall to close out Youth-Nex’s program entitled “Dialoging for Democracy: Youth Moral Reasoning and Social Justice.” The two-day symposium invited researchers, policy makers, professors and students to discuss how to promote productive conversations about democracy and social justice.
“A parent’s report of pain is sort of a proxy,” says Micah Mazurek, associate professor of human services at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, who was not involved in the research. “Pain is an internal experience,” she says. “For very young children, and for those who don’t have language, it’s hard to assess that directly.”
While opioid addiction is a growing community health concern that is ravaging many rural communities, especially in the Appalachian areas of West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, Catherine Bradshaw, a professor in the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development, believes there are many additional challenges facing rural youth.
Les Sinclair talks with Fay Painter, STAR Family Resource Navigator at UVA, about Virginia Autism hope Summit, Saturday, November 16, 2019.
At the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development, “a virtual classroom interface” allows teacher candidates to practice in simulated classroom situations long before they’re in charge of a real-life classroom. “And they get to do this from the comfort of their own home,” says Julie Cohen, assistant professor of curriculum, instruction and special education at the Curry School. “They do everything over Zoom,” a video communications platform.
At UVA’s School of Education, Dean Bob Pianta applauds the effort and suggests that pre-school programs need a formal way to work with public and private schools – to assure that everyone’s on the same page.
"A lot of communities across the country, they’ll set up an early learning council that doesn’t just involve child care and preschools." he says. "It involves the elementary schools in the community, and really what you need is that kind of overarching structure that enables planning to take place in a coordinated fashion."
“Everything is really focused on child-teacher interactions,” says Daphna Bassok, a professor and education policy researcher from the University of Virginia who has been closely studying Louisiana's quality rating system. “It's been striking to see how much they've been able to change the culture over a relatively short amount of time.”
Mungal and others also note that there has been no independent research of Relay’s programs or the success of its graduates. But Robert Pianta, dean of education at the University of Virginia, countered that the same criticism can be made of traditional teacher preparation programs, as well.
“Seattle is definitely on the forefront with this,” said Robert Q. Berry III, the president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. “What they’re doing follows the line of work we hope we can move forward as we think about the history of math and who contributes to that, and also about deepening students’ connection with identity and agency.”
“Our aim for this project is to increase not only the quantity but the quality of school mental health professionals,” said Julia Taylor, assistant professor of counselor education.
“One of the important pieces of becoming a professional in a mental health field is that there's a need to do fieldwork,” Assistant Professor in Clinical and School Psychology Michael Lyons said.
Matthew studies racial disparities in public health and is affiliated with the UVa School of Law. Matthew founded the center alongside Nancy Deutsch, of the Curry School of Education; Bonnie Gordon, of the College of Arts and Sciences; and Barbara Brown Wilson, of the School of Architecture.
“There’s a misunderstanding in where the dangers are,” said Dewey G. Cornell, a psychologist and professor at the University of Virginia. “Kids are at far greater danger going to and from school, than they are in the classroom,” he said. “School counseling, academic support, that’s gonna do far more to keep our communities safe.”
Atteberry and her colleagues, who included Daphna Bassok and Vivian Wong from the University of Virginia, then followed the students’ progress throughout the school year.
“We can’t teach math overnight," Catherine Bradshaw, senior associate dean for research and faculty development in the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia, told TODAY Parents. "It is not a skill you can learn in an hour. That is the whole issue with social emotional learning."
A multi-million dollar gift will support professorships and fellowships for early childhood education.
Janet Batten, the wife of the late Frank Batten, Sr., presented the $10 million gift to the University of Virginia Curry Schools of Education and Human Development on Tuesday.
Benjamin Castleman, an associate professor of education and public policy at the University of Virginia, who has had some discussions with RaiseMe about the design of its program for first-year students, is intrigued by the idea. Castleman’s research focuses on using nudges, or low-cost, low-touch interventions, to encourage students to follow through on their intentions.
Dewey Cornell, an education professor at the University of Virginia, is uncertain how chilling images of the worst case scenario might affect students and parents.
“School shootings are terrifying events – they tug at our heartstrings. And we see images of them over and over again, which magnifies the perception that they’re pervasive,” Cornell said.
“The approaches we’ve taken to take these strategies to scale haven’t worked,” said Ben Castleman, an associate professor of education and public policy at the University of Virginia. He directs the Nudge4 Solutions Lab at UVa, which uses tools honed by behavioral economics and social psychology to try to improve college and employment outcomes.