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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 | 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

Project helps CCSD support staff, classroom aides earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as one year; program to diversify teaching workforce.

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Campus News | August 4, 2021

Education and art majors team up to better explain complex concepts to children.

Two elementary school students and their principal sit around a desk with tablets, paper, and pencils
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.

Teaching and Learning In The News

February 25, 2022

In an effort to combat the current teacher shortage in the valley, UNLV has created a program to get more teachers into schools throughout Clark County.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 16, 2022

Maria Romero has always wanted to be a teacher, but after her son was diagnosed with autism, her focus was on meeting his needs.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
February 15, 2022

Staffing issues continue to plague the Clark County School District but there is a program at UNLV that is attempting to help fill the gap.

January 11, 2022

As technology advances, students become increasingly familiar with technology and digital resources. Students can access a wealth of knowledge at the touch of any device. Learning occurs at any time, on demand. Traditional lecture delivery does not capture and stimulate the mind of younger generational students over a long period of time.

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.

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Recent Teaching and Learning Accomplishments

May 19, 2022
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning), Doris L. Watson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Claytee D. White (Oral History Research Center), and Marcie Gallo (History) published the article, "Research as (Re)vision: Laying Claim to Oral History as a Just-us Research Methodology," in the special issue of the International Journal of…
May 13, 2022
Kavita Batra (Medicine), Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health), and Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning), along with Jagdish Khubchandani of New Mexico State University, published a manuscript, “COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Hesitancy in the United States: A Multi-theory-model (MTM)-based National Assessment” in the journal Vaccines (Impact…
May 3, 2022
Katrina Liu (Teaching and Learning) has been elected to serve as secretary of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division K, Teaching & Teacher Education. Division K is the largest division in AERA, representing more than 5,000 members. It focuses on teaching and teacher education as fields of research, studying teacher…
March 29, 2022
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning), Miguel M. Gonzales (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education), and Adjoa Mensah recently published an article in the Journal for Multicultural Education titled, "It Is Not Equitable If It Is Not Culturally Sustaining: Teaching and Learning in 1:1 Laptop Schools." This study reveals that while…
March 22, 2022
Norma A. Marrun (Teaching and Learning) and Marcela Rodríguez-Campo (Nevada State College) have coauthored the article.
February 24, 2022
Shaoan Zhang, Danny Unger, Jinkun Shen, Melissa Seltenreich, and David Monroe (all Teaching and Learning) presented their research at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators in Chicago. They presented on the impacts of informal learning opportunities on pre-service teachers’ learning to teach. They presented their Nevada…