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Department of Teaching and Learning News

The central mission of the department of teaching & learning is to perform educational research and prepare educators at all levels. Our 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

women wearing t-shirt that says UNLV Home of the Brave
Campus News | April 21, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

Rebel Girls & Company dance team
Campus News | February 10, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, new collaborations, and academic achievement.

Scarlet and Gray, “REB's Glitter Squad”, Lester Cruz and Isabel Ferguson, take pictures and hype up students and families during the October 2022 homecoming football game.
Campus News | November 8, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made headlines locally, regionally, and internationally.

Dancers with the U.N.L.V. Ewalu Club
Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

a teacher and student in a classroom
Campus News | March 7, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

UNLV student Lushawn Threats stands at the head of the classroom and makes an X with her fingers while her students look up at her
Business and Community | February 1, 2022



Teaching and Learning In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 28, 2023

It’s part of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation and the nonprofit organization Andson.

September 14, 2023

With ongoing contract disputes between Clark County School District and Clark County Education Association, many question what the future of teachers will look like.

Scripps National News
August 23, 2023

A 2020 University of Nevada, Las Vegas study recruited those suffering from substance use disorder to participate in a 14-week exercise training program that would conclude with them participating in a race.

May 18, 2023

From self-driving cars, to virtual assistants on smartphones, artificial intelligence has become a big part of our lives. But what happens when we combine artificial intelligence with cutting-edge chatbots like Chat GPT and ask it to write college essays.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
March 8, 2023

Not everyone in the Las Vegas Valley has affordable internet. In fact, thousands are not connected at all. For example, in Ward 3 of Las Vegas, which includes parts of downtown and East Las Vegas, 32% of households don’t have broadband internet. In many parts of Ward 3, monthly internet plans run into triple digits.

Business Day
February 3, 2023

Nigerian tertiary education has remained under the grip of a financial crisis despite the efforts of the Federal Government to increase education funding since independence.

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Recent Teaching and Learning Accomplishments

December 1, 2023
Xue (Cher) Xing (Teaching and Learning) won the Nevada ACTE Postsecondary Professional of the Year Award. Award winners may advance to the Region V (western states) competition, and if they win there, may advance to the national Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) competition in 2024.The ACTE Excellence Awards recognize…
November 20, 2023
Kari Kokka (Teaching and Learning) started a podcast called Critical Math Drop with her colleague Michelle Cody where they discuss social justice mathematics. Each episode shares social justice mathematics resources for educators, available on the podcast website. The Critical Math Drop podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and new…
November 17, 2023
Siddharth Raich, Asma Awan, Manoj Sharma (all Social and Behavioral Health), Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning), and a colleague from Howard University presented a roundtable “Portion size control: A comprehensive review of dietary interventions” during the American Public Health Association 2023 Annual Meeting on Nov. 13 in Atlanta, Georgia,…
November 17, 2023
Siddharth Raich, Priyambda Kumra, Asma Awan, Manoj Sharma (all Social and Behavioral Health), Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning), and Buddhadeb Dawn, Kavita Batra, Aditi Singh (all Medicine), presented their poster, "Yoga as a complementary therapy to manage physiological and psychological outcomes of digestive disorders: The current state of…
November 17, 2023
Sidath Kapukotuwa (Social and Behavioral Health), Ravi Batra (Environmental and Occupational Health), Kavita Batra (Medicine; Office of Research), Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning), and Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health) presented their poster, "Yoga for osteoarthritis: Current state of interventions," during the American Public…
November 7, 2023
Kari Kokka (Teaching and Learning) published an article, "Maintaining Tensions: Braiding as an analogy for mathematics teacher educators’ political work," with her colleagues Marrielle Myers (Kennesaw State University) and Rochelle Gutiérrez (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign).  Myers, M., Kokka, K., & Gutiérrez, R. (2023). Maintaining…