Author: Danielle Faipler

Book participants in the 2018 Children’s Literature and Human Rights Workshop held in November 2018. The workshop provided instruction on how educators can effectively introduce and include human rights topics in the classroom using children’s books. The books were provided to the Dodd Center by the Connecticut State Resource Library and are available in classroom sets for loan. (Photo courtesy of Glenn Mitoma)

Advancing Human Rights Education in Connecticut 70 Years After UDHR

December 9, 2018

Seventy years ago this week, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris. “All anniversaries provide a moment to reflect and take stock,” says Glenn Mitoma, an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the Neag School. “The UDHR was written in the aftermath of World War II, a catastrophic moment in history that has important lessons for us today. We can use this anniversary as an opportunity to reflect on and rededicate ourselves to the goal of a more just, equitable, and inclusive world.”

Jason Courtmanche from the UConn Dept. of English and the Connecticut Writing Project, recognizes one of the student honorees. In the background is Doug Kaufman, from the Neag School, who served as another faculty advisor.

10 Questions With the Director of the Connecticut Writing Project

August 28, 2018

Jason Courtmanche ’91 (CLAS), Ph.D. ’06 has been serving in a variety of capacities at the University of Connecticut for 23 years. A lecturer in the University’s English department, an assistant coordinator of the Early College Experience English program, and affiliate faculty in the Neag School’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, he primarily serves as director of the Connecticut Writing Project (CWP), which immerses Connecticut teachers in an intensive writing program where they grow as writers, learn about teaching writing, and have the opportunity to become published in one of CWP’s literary magazines.

10 Questions With Sandy Bell, Expert in Adult Learning

May 7, 2018

In our recurring 10 Questions series, the Neag School catches up with students, alumni, faculty, and others throughout the year to offer a glimpse into their Neag School experience and their current career, research, or community activities. In this installment, Sandy Bell, associate professor and program coordinator for the Neag School’s adult learning concentration in  the Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy program, shares insight into her career.

Neag School Alumni Board scholarship awardees, Denée Jackson (pictured on the far left) and Elena Sada (pictured on the far right) gather with current Neag School of Education Alumni Board president, Kate Lunch, and fellow board member, Joe Macary.

Neag School of Education Announces Recipients of Alumni Board Scholarship

April 16, 2018

The Neag School of Education at UConn announces the recipients of the Neag School of Education Alumni Board Scholarship as Elena Sada, a first-year doctoral student studying bilingual and multicultural education in the Neag School, and Denée Jackson, a master’s student in the Neag School of Education’s Higher Education and Student Affairs program.

Seven Neag School Alumni Award Recipients for 2018

Neag School Honors Seven Outstanding Alumni at Annual Celebration

March 27, 2018

This past Saint Patrick’s Day, members of the Neag School of Education Alumni Board; Neag School faculty, staff, and administrators; friends of the University; and families gathered around tables draped in purple in the Rome Ballroom of the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus to celebrate the achievements of seven Neag School alumni during the 20th annual Neag School of Education Alumni Awards Celebration. 

Clewiston Challenger

10 Questions With Counseling Professor Clewiston D. Challenger

March 27, 2018

A former UConn student-athlete, Clewiston Challenger ’03 (CLAS), ’08 MA now serves as assistant professor of counseling in the Neag School. This latest installment of “10 Questions” connects with Challenger on his experiences as a UConn undergrad, his current research, and his aspirations for the students he now teaches in the counseling program.

Sushruta Kunnenkeri teaching students at NFA

Sushruta Kunnenkeri ’18 MA: Finding His Path to Teaching

January 8, 2018

When Sushruta Kunnenkeri was a child, his father fostered a learning environment at the kitchen table, inviting his children to talk about science and history, giving them the confidence to explore new fields and ask questions — something Kunnenkeri, now an aspiring science teacher enrolled in the Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG), wants to encourage his students to do.