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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

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Campus News | February 10, 2021

UNLV professor Iesha Jackson examines structural forms of racism in the teacher education pipeline and ways to combat them.

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Business and Community | February 5, 2021

Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation finds home at UNLV and in the community.

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Research | October 19, 2020

Doctoral student Maryam Mohiedden Rad left behind life as an attorney to pursue her academic interests in a program unique to UNLV.

Research | September 9, 2020

College of Education professors Christine Clark and Norma A. Marrun reactivate center, examine absence of Ethnic Studies in schools and teacher education programs.

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Campus News | May 21, 2020

Elementary teacher Ellie Edgar and high school teacher Kenny Brown selected for annual CCSD award.

People | April 17, 2020

Freshman Elaiza Suarez says the reality of the coronavirus situation hit her when she had to cancel spring break plans to travel to California.

Teaching and Learning In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 15, 2021

Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez can count on one hand how many teachers of color he had while growing up in east Las Vegas.

Domino Magazine
December 20, 2020

It’s happened on more than one occasion: I’m in the middle of a video call when the dreaded rainbow wheel starts spinning on my screen. The page is having trouble loading. My face is awkwardly frozen in time for all to see. The audio cuts in and out.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 3, 2020

Clark County teachers and families are reporting big spikes in their data usage and accompanying bills during the first month of virtual education, with some saying they are exceeding caps of more than 1 terabyte offered by internet service providers like Cox.

El Tiempo
September 3, 2020

Clark County teachers and families are reporting large spikes in data usage and accompanying bills during the first month of virtual education, with some claiming they are exceeding the more than one terabyte caps offered by Internet service providers. like Cox.

Las Vegas Sun
August 20, 2020

The Clark County School District’s abrupt shift to digital learning in mid-March was especially tough on lower-income and minority students. Reportedly, nearly one-third of all students stopped learning because they didn’t have a device or internet connectivity so they could participate in the remote instruction.

June 5, 2020

In the wake of millions of people taking to the streets to protest police brutality against black Americans — the most recent example of which involved the killing of George Floyd — and demand racial justice, white parents raising white children want to know how they can encourage the next generation to do better. The key: teaching anti-racism. As activist, scholar and writer Angela Davis has stated, “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”

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Recent Teaching and Learning Accomplishments

April 12, 2021
Michelle A. Arroyo (Teaching & Learning) published a chapter, "The Social and Emotional Issues of Teacher's Professional Identity Development," in the textbook Leading Schools With Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD)
March 23, 2021
Xue "Cher" Xing (Teaching and Learning) recently was selected as a Fellow in the 2021 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) – sponsored by ECMC Foundation. The goal of the program is to support current and aspiring leaders in career and technical education (CTE) and provide professional...
March 23, 2021
Alfred Acquah (Teaching and Learning) published a peer-reviewed article on "Higher Education Finance Between Ghana and the United States" in the journal Current Issues of Comparative Education. The paper comparatively analyzes higher education funding sources in Ghana and the U.S., considering both countries' goals for higher education, enrollment...
March 10, 2021
Norma A. Marrun, De'Ana R. Mauldin, and Christine Clark (all Teaching and Learning), along with Tara J. Plachowski, '19 PhD Teacher Education, published an article, “Teachers Don’t Really Encourage It”: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of High School Students’ of Color Perceptions of the Teaching Profession," in Multicultural Education Review....
March 2, 2021
Travis A. Olson (Teaching & Learning) began his two-year term as the president of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) on Feb. 28. During the past year, he has served on the council's Executive Board as president-elect. Three years prior to that, Olson served on the RCML Executive Board as secretary. After his term as president...
March 2, 2021
Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching & Learning) published the article "Testimonio in Education" in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. The article explores the historical origins and functions of testimonio in order to understand how it has been adopted within educational settings as a pedagogy and method for decolonial work.