Category: Academics

UConn Reads: Three Books

October 1, 2018

We talked with the Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education this spring. Sandra Chafouleas was seeking summer reads that would “stretch her in new ways” but also relate to the field of study she’s so passionate about.

Editorial: Diversify Teaching Programs

September 5, 2018

In Degrees of Change: UConn Increases Diversity in Teaching Programs, Enright states that “UConn and the Neag School of Education have made a concerted effort to increase their minority student population, with the long-term hope of closing the gap that exists now in classrooms.”

NFA Offers Free Summer STEM Program With Neag School

August 9, 2018

Over 75 students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 participated in a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) enrichment program at NFA this summer. Guided by NFA faculty in collaboration with aspiring teachers from UConn’s Neag School of Education, the young students from Norwich and surrounding towns received a summer boost in their STEM education with hands-on learning to explore creative approaches to scientific questions, applying mathematics to modern day problems, and solving complex STEM problems, while having fun working in teams with new friends.

School Board Approves Funding for Genetics-Based Reading Program in New Haven Schools

August 6, 2018

Devin Kearns, an assistant professor of special education at the University of Connecticut, told the Register he believes genetic research has “a lot of really amazing potential to help kids of all kinds.” Reached for comment last week, Kearns, who has an appointment at the Haskins Laboratory at Yale but claims no affiliation with the Lexinome Project or its staff, said his research has to do with neuroimaging, or tracing development of young people’s brains as they are exposed to different reading interventions.

Students in class (Photo Credit: Bri Diaz)

UConn Responds to Need for K-12 Mandarin Teachers

August 6, 2018

The University of Connecticut will begin a teaching certification program in Mandarin Chinese next year, in response to a need for Mandarin elementary and high school teachers both at the state and national level.