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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

June 23, 2021

Professors at UNLV are on a mission to encourage more girls to pursue a career in STEM fields by hosting the Engaging Girls in Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing camp.

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.

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Recent Teaching and Learning Accomplishments

July 30, 2021
Monica Hernández-Johnson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education); Valerie Taylor and Ravijot Singh (both Interdisciplinary, Gender, & Ethnic Studies); and Norma A. Marrun, Tara J. Plachowski, and Christine Clark (all Teaching and Learning) coauthored an article, “Like Where Are Those Teachers?”: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of...
July 30, 2021
Kenneth J. Varner, Iesha Jackson, Christine Clark, Averill Kelley, Chelsea DeSalvo, and Norma A. Marrun (all Teaching and Learning) publsihed an edited book, Multicultural Curriculum Transformation in Social Studies and Civic Education.
July 22, 2021
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) co-authored "An Exploratory Study to Develop a Career Technical Education Leadership Self-Efficacy Scale," which appeared in The CTE Journal. His co-authors were Michelle Conrad of the University of Central Missouri, Kemaly Parr of Murray State University, Larae Watkins of University of Cental Missouri,...
July 19, 2021
Manoj Sharma, Jennifer Pharr, Courtney Coughenour (all Environmental & Occupational Health), Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching & Learning), Kavita Batra (Medicine), and Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education), along with Asma Awan (Purdue University), and Hannah Catalano (University of North Carolina Wilmington), published an article “Using the Multi...
June 29, 2021
Kenneth Varner and Tina Vo (both Teaching & Learning), along with Michaela Stone of Northern Vermont University, published the chapter "Toward a Glocality of Teacher Education: Professional Development Abroad in the Chilean Context" in the book Education Abroad: Learning Environments in a Global Context.
June 14, 2021
Shaoan Zhang (Teaching and Learning) has been appointed to be the Research Committee chair at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). The association's executive president, Alisa Chapman, noted, "This is a crucial leadership role for ATE especially as we begin to implement our newly approved strategic plan."