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Department of Teaching and Learning News

The central mission of the Department of Teaching and Learning is to perform educational research and prepare educators at all levels. We ensure that our 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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Business and Community |

The collaborative initiative offers training opportunities to assist teachers in developing a more comprehensive STEM curriculum for the classroom.

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Campus News |

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

Rebel Girls & Company dance team
Campus News |

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, new collaborations, and academic achievement.

Scarlet and Gray, “REB's Glitter Squad”, Lester Cruz and Isabel Ferguson, take pictures and hype up students and families during the October 2022 homecoming football game.
Campus News |

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made headlines locally, regionally, and internationally.

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Campus News |

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

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Campus News |

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

Teaching and Learning In The News


Three months after a shooter opened fire on the UNLV campus — terrorizing students, staff and faculty members — the campus seemed normal Tuesday. The weather was picture perfect, birds were chirping and students moved about the campus walkways just outside the Student Union.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

It’s part of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation and the nonprofit organization Andson.


With ongoing contract disputes between Clark County School District and Clark County Education Association, many question what the future of teachers will look like.

Scripps National News

A 2020 University of Nevada, Las Vegas study recruited those suffering from substance use disorder to participate in a 14-week exercise training program that would conclude with them participating in a race.


From self-driving cars, to virtual assistants on smartphones, artificial intelligence has become a big part of our lives. But what happens when we combine artificial intelligence with cutting-edge chatbots like Chat GPT and ask it to write college essays.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5

Not everyone in the Las Vegas Valley has affordable internet. In fact, thousands are not connected at all. For example, in Ward 3 of Las Vegas, which includes parts of downtown and East Las Vegas, 32% of households don’t have broadband internet. In many parts of Ward 3, monthly internet plans run into triple digits.

Teaching and Learning Experts

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Recent Teaching and Learning Accomplishments

Adjoa Mensah (Teaching and Learning), won the Professor Roosevelt Fitzgerald Outstanding Scholarship and Leadership award. 
Drew Blasco (Social and Behavioral Health), Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning), Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services), and Asma Awan (Social and Behavioral Health) were selected to receive a UNLV 2024 Faculty Opportunity Award for their project entitled, "Theory-based correlates of help-seeking behavior…
The Nevada Association of Teacher Educators (NvATE) proud to introduce the new leaders of NvATE: Tracy Spies (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education), who has assumed the leadership role of President, and Benita Brooks (Teaching and Learning), who will be serving as Vice President. Their expertise and dedication are undoubtedly…
Kari Kokka (Teaching and Learning) published "'Educational Facials': A Healing Tool for the Beautiful Struggle" with coauthor Michelle Cody.
Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health; Internal Medicine), Christopher Johansen (Social and Behavioral Health), Miguel Fudolig (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning), Sidath Kapukotuwa, Liliana Davalos, Laurencia Bonsu (all Social and Behavioral Health) published an article titled, “Theory-based antecedents…
Holmes Scholars Mayra Marquez-Mendez (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) and Adjoa Mensah (Teaching and Learning) presented their research "An Expectancy Value Theory Approach to Understanding Science Teacher’s Persistence" at the AACTE Annual 2024 conference, supported by Tina Vo and her NSF-funded grant.…