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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.

 

Class of 2020: Casedy Thomas

First-generation college student Casedy Thomas grew up dreaming of attending UVA, but wasn’t sure it would ever happen. On Saturday, she’ll become a “Double Hoo” – and a doctor, to boot.

 

Class of 2020: Claire Janek

Claire Janek wasn’t afraid to try new things during her time on Grounds, a mentality that will continue after she graduates from the Curry School and heads to Africa.

 

Curry School Renaming Recommendation Referred to University Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors has final say on recommendations, which include renaming the school and renaming Ruffner Hall to honor Walter Ridley, the first African American to earn a UVA doctoral degree.

 

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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.

 

Peter Tuerk

Q&A: Mental Health Treatment in the Time of Coronavirus

Peter Tuerk, director of the Curry School’s Sheila Johnson Center and a leading expert on telehealth in clinical psychology, shares his thoughts on how the pandemic has changed how we treat mental health.

 

Class of 2020: Kyndia Riley

Kyndia Riley is graduating with a Master of Teaching in Elementary Education and hopes to stay in Charlottesville to begin her teaching career.

 

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Class of 2020: Kayla Currie

Kayla Currie is from Mechanicsville, Virginia, and is graduating with a bachelor's degree in Youth and Social Innovation.

 

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Class of 2020: Theresa Melton

Theresa Melton is originally from Newark, California, and is graduating with a Ph.D. in Research, Statistics, and Evaluation.

 

Andrew Davis

Class of 2020: Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis, originally from Spokane, WA, is graduating with an M.Ed. in Counselor Education.

 

Class of 2020 Graduate Profiles

It is time to celebrate the Class of 2020. Though they are completing their studies in an unprecedented way, we honor their achievements. Get to know a few of the most recent graduates from the Curry School.

 

Class of 2020: Victoria Alvarez

"There seemed to be no worthier way to spend my life than fighting for education, and I still believe that today. I specifically chose YSI because it invited me to pursue a calling, not just a job." Victoria Alvarez is graduating with a bachelors degree in Youth & Social Innovation.

 

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.)

 

New Dashboard Helps Fill Medical Workforce Gaps In VA Areas Hard-Hit By COVID-19

The long-term partnership between UVA’s Nudge4 Solutions Lab and the Virginia Community College System allowed researchers to pivot their work to create a real-time dashboard identifying the available health care labor supply in different regions of Virginia.

 

Robert Q. Berry

Mathematics at Home: Tips and Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Robert Q. Berry, professor of mathematics education at UVA and 2019-20 president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, shares how adults can support mathematics learning at home.

 

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.

 

Reading While At Home: Five Things Parents Should Know

How long should children spend reading each day? What if your child doesn’t like to read? Education professor Emily Solari offers tips and strategies for parents while children are learning at home.

 

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