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Department of Teaching and Learning News

The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission educational research and the preparation of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice.

Current Teaching and Learning News

Erica Mosca seated at a table
People | August 7, 2019

Through a nonprofit she founded, alumna Erica Mosca helps low-income high school students get to — and then succeed — in college.

Campus News | May 1, 2019

UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.

UNLV assistant professor Sophie Ladd reads a book to a group of students.
Business and Community | January 7, 2019

UNLV assistant professor encourages teachers-to-be to keep diversity front and center in the classroom.

Meagan Madriaga-Hopkins a Professional Writing Consultant poses.
People | October 22, 2018

Helping engineering students channel their inner Shakespeare

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Campus News | March 27, 2018

Awards recognize those on campus who demonstrate a commitment to community partnership

Marissa Nichols in cap and gown
Campus News | May 11, 2017

Commencement speaker Marissa Nichols embraces the anxiety of public speaking as she accepts her doctoral degree.

Teaching and Learning In The News

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
June 11, 2019

Most children begin the reading journey with their parents reading them bedtime stories. For a lot of children a crucial bonding moment occurs when the child is introduced to the page turn and the excitement of stories.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 21, 2019

Sophie Ladd used a book about love and loss to help her undergraduate UNLV students open up about their feelings after the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting. She read “The Heart and The Bottle,” by Oliver Jeffers.

Las Vegas Sun
November 30, 2015

Nathan Carter played football for four years at Las Vegas High, four years at UNLV and even one year on an independent-league indoor football team in Kansas before he realized he wanted to be a teacher.

Las Vegas Weekly
April 10, 2015
Hello? Can you read this? Could you have read it in cursive?
Desert Companion
April 1, 2015
Actually, it kind of is. STEM education is all the rage—and as important as ever. Are our schools ready to shape tomorrow's scientists and engineers?

Teaching and Learning Experts

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Recent Teaching and Learning Accomplishments

January 22, 2020
Sapira Cheuk (Art), Chad Scott (Teaching and Learning), and Richard Zwiercan (Libraries) are participating in an exhibition titled Existing in Thought, which is on display through March 4 at Winchester Cultural Center gallery. The exhibit features 42 works of art by 34 selected artists. Russian-born guest curator Valentin Yordanov has exhibited...
January 17, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching & Learning), Doris L. Watson, Tara Plachowski (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education), Marcia Gallo (History), and Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) have been awarded a research grant from the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity for a study titled, Digging Deep and Branching Out: Using Oral ...
December 10, 2019
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) was recently granted the Distinguished Service Award by the Association for Career and Technical Education Research, the foremost association for CTE researchers and academic professionals. This award is a testmony to his substantial contributions to research and teaching, as well as his outstanding...
December 9, 2019
Xue "Cher" Xing (Teaching and Learning) recently was granted the Outstanding Beginning Scholar Award by the Association for Career and Technical Educational Research, the foremost association for CTE researchers and academic professionals. This award recognizes significant accomplishments in research, teaching, and service of new scholars in the...
November 27, 2019
Katrina Liu (Teaching & Learning) gave an invited presentation to the National Council of Research on Language and Literacy (NCRLL) In Baltimore earlier this month. Titled "Using Critical Counter-Narratives to Prepare Prospective Teachers of Color," the paper was part of a panel on Stories of Possibilities, Generativity, and Humanity:...
November 26, 2019
Howard R. D. Gordon  (Teaching and Learning) recently was nominated for the Distinguished Alumni Award for Academia by the agricultural leadership, and community education department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech.