Amid calls to strengthen civic education, IES has funded several interventions that are leveraging technological innovation and game design to engage students.
Congratulations to Violet Sims, who has been elected to the New Britain Board of Education on the Democratic ticket.
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded funding for a project focused on leadership training through the UConn Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP), a school leadership program based at the Neag School that prepares highly qualified school administrators in Connecticut.
Half of Hartford’s schoolkids attend integrated schools, thanks to a legal strategy that might work elsewhere. Here, doctoral student Robert Cotto is interviewed on the desegration case Sheff v. O’Neill. “Choice Watch,” a report he published in 2014, is also cited.
In their recently published edited volume, Exploding the Castle: Rethinking How Video Games and Game Mechanics Can Shape the Future of Education (Information Age, 2017), Neag School faculty Michael Young and Stephen Slota — both longtime video game devotees — explore the value of games, the role of games in the future of K-12 and higher education, and more. Here, Young, associate professor of cognition, instruction, and learning technology, and Slota, assistant professor-in-residence of educational technology discuss the book and share their insights on the intersection between games, technology, and learning.
Led by educational psychology professors in the Neag School of Education, two research projects have recently been awarded a total of nearly $5 million in federal funding, made available through the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act.
Todd Cambpell, professor of science education, has been named editor of the Journal of Science Teacher Education, the flagship journal of the Association for Science Teacher Education.
The Neag School of Education this week welcomes Stephen Slota as an assistant professor-in-residence of educational technology, with a joint appointment in the School of Fine Arts Department of Digital Media and Design.
George Michna arrives at the Neag School of Education this week as director of assessment, accreditation, and accountability.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1.3 million in funding through its Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to the Neag School’s special education program for a project that will fully fund five doctoral students in the areas of literacy, positive behavioral supports, and transition, with four-year competitive fellowships for each student.