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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

Erica Mosca seated at a table
People | August 7, 2019

Through a nonprofit she founded, alumna Erica Mosca helps low-income high school students get to — and then succeed — in college.

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

Campus skyline
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.

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

November 27, 2019
Katrina Liu (Teaching & Learning) gave an invited presentation to the National Council of Research on Language and Literacy (NCRLL) In Baltimore earlier this month. Titled "Using Critical Counter-Narratives to Prepare Prospective Teachers of Color," the paper was part of a panel on Stories of Possibilities, Generativity, and Humanity:...
November 26, 2019
Howard R. D. Gordon  (Teaching and Learning) recently was nominated for the Distinguished Alumni Award for Academia by the agricultural leadership, and community education department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech.
November 18, 2019
Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching & Learning) was selected as a 2020 Graduate Fellow by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). AAHHE is a nationally recognized organization that works to diversify the academy and recognize Hispanic/ Latinx achievement. Rodriguez-Campo has received full funding to attend the 2020...
November 1, 2019
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) was recently invited to the University of the West Indies as a scholar lecture for the department of technical vocational education and training in the School of Education. His lecture, titled ''A Philosophy of Technical Vocational Education and Training Matters to you as a Technical Vocational Education...
October 28, 2019
Chad Scott (Teaching & Learning) is an art educator-in-residence at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art where he has created the program Accessing the Arts, a collaboration with the department of teaching and learning, The Smith Center, the Clark County School District's School-Community Partnership Program, and the Art Educators of Nevada that...
October 28, 2019
Howard R. D. Gordon, Xue Xing, and Sara Shaw (all Teaching and Learning) authored an article in Workforce Education Forum titled "Analysis of Subject Matter Topics Presented at Career and Technical Education Research and Professional Development Conferences: 2009-2016."  Subject matter topics that were highly researched included research...