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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 | 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.

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

Teaching and Learning In The News

Las Vegas Weekly
May 11, 2020

The modern American school system began in 1837 with the creation of the first state Board of Education in Massachusetts. Nearly 200 years later, the closure of schools nationwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a seismic jolt to that system, as school districts and college campuses across the country scramble to move classrooms online—and try to replace what’s being missed.

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?

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Recent Teaching and Learning Accomplishments

June 4, 2020
Brittany Paloma Fiedler and Niki Fullmer (both Libraries) will present "Latinx Students in a Hispanic-Serving Institution's Academic Library" at the California Academic and Research Libraries Association 2020 virtual conference. The presentation will include preliminary findings from surveys and interviews of Latinx students at UNLV and their...
June 2, 2020
Kenny Varner, Peter Wiens, and PG Schrader (all Teaching and Learning) have published, along with an international team of scholars from Australia and Germany, an article, "Thinking and Acting Across Ponds: Glocalized* Intersections of Trepidation, Neoliberalism, and Possibilities for 21st Century Teacher Education," in the journal International...
May 29, 2020
"MJ" Jung Min, Annie Lin (both Art), Chad Scott (Teaching and Learning), and Shahab Zargari (Fine Arts) all have work that will be displayed in the second annual "Use Other Door" juried art show that is set to open June 17 at the Core Contemporary gallery in Las Vegas. Sapira Cheuk (Art) and recent undergraduate alum Angie Saldana (Art) were part...
April 24, 2020
Richard Miller (Music), Katrina Liu (Teaching and Learning), and Arnetha F. Ball of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education recently published "Critical Counter-Narrative as Transformative Methodology for Educational Equity" in Review of Research in Education, a key journal of the American Educational Research Association. This...
April 17, 2020
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) recently served on an online panel that focused on "Career and Technical Education (CTE) Publishing and Professional Organizations," for ECMC foundation of Postsecondary CTE 2020 Research Fellows. He was also appointed to the editorial board of The CTE Journal. 
April 2, 2020
Xue Xing and Maximum A. Sirabian (both Teaching and Learning) recently published an article in Techniques, the flagship practitioner journal published by the Association for Career and Technical Education. The article, "Toward an Integrated Framework of Curriculum and Support for College and Career Readiness," calls for a truly integrated ...