On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the University of Connecticut Office of Global Affairs commemorated the 30th Anniversary of the Baden-Württemberg – Connecticut Partnership at UConn Avery Point campus’ Branford House honoring a visiting delegation led by Theresia Bauer, Baden-Württemberg Minister for Science, Research and Arts, and consisting of representatives from UConn’s partner institutions of higher education within that state in Germany.
Hoeft also created the “B.R.A.I.N. Camp” reading intervention program with Devin Kearns, a professor of educational psychology in the Neag School of Education; and the highly successful “Ask a Brain Scientist” online series of hands-on science classwork used by hundreds of children registered from around Connecticut and elsewhere in the U.S.
6th Grade English and Language Arts Teacher April Wilson is the 2023 Teacher of the Year for East Hartford Public Schools. District leaders surprised Ms. Wilson with the news in her East Hartford Middle School classroom on May 18. She was selected after a rigorous application and interview process, during which Wilson completed a virtual interview on her wedding day! She will represent the school district as an example of what is best in the profession in the statewide Teacher of the Year competition. A graduate of East Hartford Public Schools herself, Wilson earned her Master’s degree at UConn’s Neag School of Education in 2018 then returned to her hometown of East Hartford to teach.
arah R. Luria, a Ph.D. candidate in Neag School of Education’s Educational Psychology program, has been selected as one of 100 recipients of the $20,000 Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Sisterhood.
For several years I also worked with Alan Marcus at the Neag School of Education on Teaching American History grants to give intense annual teacher training on how to bring Connecticut history into the classroom. As part of that we got involved with the State Board of Education’s revision of the state curriculum. I am proud to say they incorporated into the last round of the frameworks a quasi-requirement that when you teach American history in Connecticut you use as many examples as possible from Connecticut history to tell those stories. That I feel is a kind of a victory.
Students in full regalia gathered with their classmates and processed together to hear their names called as they join the great community of graduates stretching all the way back to 1883.
Building off this research, there’s an opportunity to analyze the effects of the metaverse and virtual reality in education and how these factors can influence the social-emotional side of students, said Michael Young, an associate professor at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education with expertise in cognition, instruction and learning technology.
Pavana Attonito, a fifth-grader at Hindley Elementary School, is a state finalist in the 30th annual Letters About Literature contest sponsored by the Neag School of Education, the University of Connecticut Department of English and the Connecticut Writing Project.
Two UConn professors – Dr. Sandra K. Weller, a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at UConn Health, and Suzanne Wilson, the Neag Endowed Professor of Teacher Education in the Neag School of Education – have been elected as members to the historic and prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Preston Green is a professor of educational leadership and law at the University of Connecticut and the John and Maria Neag Professor of Urban Education at the Neag School of Education. He’s a nationally recognized expert on school choice, charter schools, and the complex legal landscape of American public education. He stops by this week to talk about the Supreme Court, charter schools, the fight over school curricula, and more.