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Faculty in the Neag School of Education are frequent authors of articles, chapters, and books sharing their expertise, with publications as varied as their research specialties. In an effort to further share this information, here are highlights from a selection of three recent books published this past fall by Neag School faculty members.
As early as her freshman year, Neag School junior Emily Baseler ’17 (ED), ’18 MA has been coaching college students to be exceptional teachers and leaders through UConn Jumpstart, a national early education organization.
A new partnership between UConn’s Neag School of Education, Office of Public Engagement and Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) promises to take a coordinated, comprehensive approach to promoting the health and well-being of “the whole child.”
For Kaitlin Leonard, finding the time or the money to pursue a Ph.D. had never seemed a realistic possibility. Thanks to support from a new national consortium, Leonard is now one of 28 Ph.D. candidates in special education to receive a full four years of funding.
One of two National Center for Leadership in Intensive Intervention student scholars currently at UConn, Leonard is joined by fellow student scholar Sarah Wilkinson; a third slot at the Storrs campus is currently open to applications from prospective candidates.
Join us in celebrating the Neag School’s outstanding alumni this spring. The 18th annual Neag School Alumni Society awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2016.
The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut has been reaccredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Neag School received national recognition in October for its commitment to producing quality educators for the nation’s children by continuously improving its diverse clinical and field experiences for students in its educator preparation programs
Professors Joseph Renzulli and Ronald Beghetto of the Neag School of Education have been awarded a $175,000 grant from the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. The grant will fund their research into creativity, imagination, and innovation as vital outcomes of schooling, and will include the development of a new series of validated instruments, a portfolio that documents schools’ outcomes, and a guidebook for schools to develop and extend their imagination, creativity, and innovation (ICI) resources.
H. Kenny Nienhusser, an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of Hartford, met with students in the Neag School’s higher education and student affairs program last month to discuss the need for high school and college faculty and administration to reshape their behavior in order to help make college a reality for undocumented students.