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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

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.

Denise Dávila sits at a table with children's books
People | March 27, 2017

This College of Education professor says that UNLV's diversity and school spirit were among the factors that drew her here.

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

June 6, 2019
Jared Lau (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services), David Vallett (Teaching and Learning), and Kok-Mun Ng of Oregon State University, and co-authored an article, "The Counseling Training Environment Scale: Initial Development and Validity of a Self-Report Measure to Assess the Counseling Training Environment" in Measurement and...
May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for...
April 19, 2019
Xue Xing and Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) co-authored a peer-reviewed journal article, entitled “The Status of High-Quality Career and Technical Education in Nevada.” The article overviews important issues pertaining to career and technical education program development and policy changes in Nevada and discusses characteristics and...
March 21, 2019
Steven T. Bickmore (Teaching & Learning) and co-editor Michelle M. Falter published When Loss Gets Personal: Discussing Death through Literature in the Secondary ELA Classroom and Moving Beyond Personal Loss to Societal Grieving: Discussing Death's Social Impact through Literature in the Secondary ELA Classroom. The texts consider how...
March 20, 2019
Sara A. Shaw (Teaching & Learning) was named one of NC State University's sixteen Career & Technical Education (CTE) Research Fellows. The program, sponsored by the ECMC Foundation, provides Fellows with research training, dissemination support, policy education, and professional mentoring opportunities in order to improve student learning...
March 8, 2019
Xue Xing (Teaching and Learning) published the article "Using the Log-Linear Cognitive Diagnosis Model to Classify Individuals in Career and Educational Assessment" in International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. This study provides a tutorial for conducting analyses using the log-linear cognitive diagnosis model (LCDM), which is...