Author: Fiona Brady

Karen and Lauren conduct an online meeting.

Alumni, Students Assist in UConn’s Transition to Remote Learning

April 30, 2020

The University had originally planned to conduct remote learning for two weeks following spring break, but growing health concerns led to a fully online transition for the Spring 2020 semester. UConn faculty members, some of whom had never administered remote courses before, had to transition their coursework quickly to align with the new remote teaching style. Neag School alumna Karen Skudlarek ’88 (BUS), ’16 MA and her colleagues at CETL have been instrumental in the process.

Teacher with a student at the library

New Online Graduate Certificate on Educating Bilingual Learners

April 13, 2020

The Neag School’s Educating Bilingual Learners online graduate certificate program offers general education teachers and other school personnel an opportunity to learn how to better support English Learners in their classrooms. The four-class, 12-credit graduate certificate can be earned fully online, making it accessible to educators across the country. 

Thomas Van Hoof, pictured on the right, receives the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) award from Aynsley Diamond, director of faculty outreach and engagement at CETL.

Neag School Alum Receives UConn Teaching Fellow Award

January 15, 2020

Neag School alumnus Thomas J. Van Hoof  ’92 MD, ’96 MA associate professor at UConn’s schools of nursing and medicine, has been recognized by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) as one of two 2019-20 University Teaching Fellows. The award, which honors full-time faculty who show a commitment to teaching, demonstrated knowledge […]

Students at Bowers Elementary School with their teacher, alum Aryliz Estrela.

10 Questions With 3rd-Year Teacher: Valuing Diversity in the Classroom

November 7, 2019

Aryliz (Crespo) Estrela ’16 (ED), ’17 MA is now in the midst of her third year of teaching after having completed the Neag School’s five-year Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program in 2017. Looking back, she shares some sage advice about what she learned during her first year in the classroom — one that she sums up in three words: “Fun. Insightful. Courageous.”

A woman concentrating on a touchscreen display.

Neag School Launches Its First Fully Online Master’s Degree Program

September 16, 2019

Beginning this fall, those interested in pursuing a master’s degree in research methods, measurement, and evaluation (RMME) within the Neag School’s educational psychology department will have the choice to study either in person at the UConn Storrs campus — or from anywhere in the world. The new fully online program is the first of its kind at the Neag School.