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
Doctoral student Maryam Mohiedden Rad left behind life as an attorney to pursue her academic interests in a program unique to UNLV.
College of Education professors Christine Clark and Norma A. Marrun reactivate center, examine absence of Ethnic Studies in schools and teacher education programs.
Elementary teacher Ellie Edgar and high school teacher Kenny Brown selected for annual CCSD award.
Freshman Elaiza Suarez says the reality of the coronavirus situation hit her when she had to cancel spring break plans to travel to California.
Through a nonprofit she founded, alumna Erica Mosca helps low-income high school students get to — and then succeed — in college.
UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.
Teaching and Learning In The News
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
On April 28, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada sent a letter to Gov. Steve Sisolak declaring that the state has been failing to provide an equal education to all students during the COVID-19 pandemic.