Reading and Language Arts Center Champions Literacy Amid Pandemic
July 1, 2020
The Neag School of Education’s Reading and Language Arts Center is helping schools around the state in the pandemic-caused shift to online learning.
What We Know About Online Learning
May 15, 2020
The situation with COVID-19 has challenged many school systems to consider how to extend their teaching and learning into virtual settings from home. Sometimes called “distance learning” because the teacher and the students are not in the same room, this form of virtual teaching and learning has a rich history and several forms. The use of technology, particularly the internet, to support remote learning is nothing new.
Alumni, Students Assist in UConn’s Transition to Remote Learning
May 12, 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.
New Online Graduate Certificate on Educating Bilingual Learners
May 12, 2020
The Neag School’s new 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. The deadline to apply is May 15.
Aspiring School Administrators Present Capstone Projects Via Zoom
May 11, 2020
Neag School students completing the UConn Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP) this spring presented their change projects — the program’s signature capstone assignment, in which students identify a need or opportunity for school improvement and work toward positive change — during the 6th Annual Change Project Day.
Neag School Alumni Teachers on Navigating the Virtual Classroom
April 29, 2020
With the recent transition from educating in the classroom to the virtual realm due to the pandemic, the teaching world has changed drastically. We wanted to hear from Neag School alumni now serving as teachers about how they are managing the online teaching and learning environment.
Jason Irizarry Appointed Neag School Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
January 23, 2020
Jason Irizarry, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, has been named the Neag School associate dean for academic affairs.
Todd Campbell Named Head of Neag School Curriculum and Instruction Department
January 23, 2020
Professor Todd Campbell has been named head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, effective Jan. 1.
The Future of Holocaust Education: Virtual Survivor Testimony in 3D
August 27, 2019
This year, The Forever Project received a $50,000 grant from The Spencer Foundation that will allow it to continue its work with The National Holocaust Centre and Museum in England.
Preparing Teacher Ed Grads for a Successful Job Search
May 15, 2019
Many school districts across Connecticut hold Neag School of Education teacher education graduates in the highest regard for potential employment.Throughout the Neag School’s partner school districts, juniors and seniors in the Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s (IB/M) program get firsthand student teaching experience in urban and suburban classroom settings; during their fifth year in the program, students receive further preparation through various professional development offerings and on-site internships.