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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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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.

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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.

Teaching and Learning In The News

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.

Care.com
June 5, 2020

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.”

Las Vegas Weekly
May 11, 2020

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.

Las Vegas Weekly
May 8, 2020

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.

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Recent Teaching and Learning Accomplishments

October 21, 2020
Howard R. D. Gordon and Xue Xing (both Teaching and Learning) coauthored an article, "Servant-Leadership During the COVID-19 Crisis: Implications for Career and Technical Education," in The CTE Journal. Additionally, Gordon recently was invited to the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica as a scholar lecturer for the department of...
October 20, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning) has been elected to serve as an at-large member of the executive council for the American Educational Studies Association (AESA). Her three-year term begins Nov. 1. As an at-large member of the exeuctive council, she will participate in oversight of the organization, including leadership on committees and...
October 6, 2020
Chad Scott (Teaching and Learning) is exhibiting work in two group shows that center on the current election cycle. His installation, "Proposal for a Presidential Portrait for the National Portrait Gallery," is exhibiting in "A Political Romp," an invited group show featuring 20 artists from around the U.S., at the Priscilla Fowler Fine Art...
October 1, 2020
Stephanie Loomis (Teaching and Learning) published an article along with co-author Buffy Hamilton in the September issue of Voices from the Middle, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English. "The Classroom Is a Mirror: Learning Spaces as a Reflection of Instructional Design" discussed the importance of classroom layout, lighting...
September 24, 2020
Tonya Walls (Teaching & Learning and Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) has published the book chapter "Transforming Curriculum, Exploring Identity, and Cultivating Culturally Responsive Educators" in Cultural Competence in Higher Education.  A co-authored manuscript, and published as part of the peer-reviewed ...
September 16, 2020
Xue "Cher" Xing (Teaching and Learning) recently published an article, "Understanding Postsecondary Education Enrollment of First-Generation Students From a Social Cognitive Perspective,"  in the Journal of Career Development. The study found postsecondary educational self-efficacy and goals, together, had a substantial positive influence on...