Department of Teaching and Learning News
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Current Teaching and Learning News
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.
UNLV assistant professor encourages teachers-to-be to keep diversity front and center in the classroom.
Helping engineering students channel their inner Shakespeare
Teaching and Learning In The News
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.
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.
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.
The middle schoolers bustled into the classroom at 8:30 a.m.