Month: December 2016

Schoolchildren using computers

Schools Key to Solving Fake News Problem, Says Neag School Expert

December 27, 2016

Fake news and questions about its role in the outcome of the 2016 election have thrust concerns about internet literacy to the forefront. It’s an issue Neag School of Education professor Donald Leu has been studying for years; and the findings of a 10-year-old study he led demonstrating the inadequacies of classroom instruction in “new literacies” has been getting renewed attention.

Del Siegle Keynote at University Scholars Day

Del Siegle Named Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs

December 20, 2016

Professor Del Siegle has been named Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs for the Neag School. Siegle, a professor of gifted education in the Neag School’s Department of Educational Psychology, where he has served as department head since 2011, will officially join the Dean’s Office leadership team on Jan. 3, 2017.

Keys to Creating Makerspaces

December 15, 2016

This web seminar focused on key strategies for creating makerspaces, with insights from administrators at the Toms River Regional Schools in New Jersey and the Wallingford Public Schools in Connecticut, two districts with innovative, cutting-edge makerspace programs.