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Student internship experience ends with signed legislation by California Governor Gavin Newsom to extend paid family leave

Oct. 8, 2020

The Literacy, Learning, and Leadership, B.S., program has grown tremendously over the past few years. Likely in part due to the variety of career paths the degree can lead our students down.

A big part of the program is the internship experience.

Current LLL student Lisa Friedman spent her (virtual) summer internship with the Jewish Center for Justice , a distinguished social justice, education...

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Worlds of Words and the Tucson Festival of Books team up for Imagination Fridays

Oct. 8, 2020

Every Friday, Tucson families and classes can connect with a children's book author or illustrator online thanks to a collaboration between the Worlds of Words: Center of Global Literacies and Literatures and the Tucson Festival of Books. Imagination Fridays , a livestreamed 40-minute webinar directed at elementary-age kids, is moderated by WOW Director Kathy Short and has featured authors and illustrators like Adam Rex, David and...

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Etta Kralovec speaks with AZPM about how the pandemic has prompted parents to give pod learning a try

Oct. 8, 2020

Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies Professor Etta Kralovec spoke with Arizona Public Media about pod learning and how it could change the face of education if it catches on.

"Some of them are totally free ranging, some of them are Montessori schools, but the thing I think is most interesting about it is that these communities are coming together and actually having a conversation about what kind of...

Iliana Reyes named new College of Education associate dean

Aug. 4, 2020

The college is excited to announce that Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Professor Iliana Reyes has been named the college's new associate dean! Professor Reyes has been with the college for 18 years, having started as an assistant professor in 2002. She was promoted to full professor last year.

Professor Reyes received her master’s and doctoral degrees in developmental psychology from UC Berkeley. Her...

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Associate Professor Jill Castek was named the Jewell M. Lewis Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Literacy

Aug. 1, 2020

Associate Professor Jill Castek was named the Jewell M. Lewis Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Literacy. Lewis, for whom the professorship is named, devoted many years to supporting education in Arizona. She was especially passionate about reading, spending five years as the reading director of Coolidge Public Schools. She also was active in broadcast television, inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 1994,...

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Alyce Sadongei recently spoke with Atlas Obscura

Aug. 1, 2020

Alyce Sadongei , project coordinator for the American Indian Language Development Institute , recently spoke with Atlas Obscura , about how museums across the country and world have historically covered sacred cultural items in dangerous chemicals for the purpose of preservation. “The revelations about pesticide use were like ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’ for many Indigenous communities. A lot of people were angry and upset because...

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Professor Erin Turner awarded a $600,000+ Discovery Research PreK-12 grant from the National Science Foundation

Aug. 1, 2020

Professor Erin Turner and Department of Mathematics Associate Research Scientist Cynthia Anhalt were awarded a $600,000+ Discovery Research PreK-12 grant from the National Science Foundation for their project, Collaborative Research: Advancing Equity and Strengthening Teaching with Elementary Mathematical Modeling, a collaboration with the University of Washington — Tacoma, Montana State University, and George Mason University. The research...

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Atlas Obscura: Museums once coated Native cultural objects in toxic pesticides

July 16, 2020

Alyce Sadongei, project coordinator for the American Indian Language Development Institute, recently spoke with Atlas Obscura about how museums across the country and world have historically covered sacred cultural items in dangerous chemicals for the purpose of preservation.

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COVID-19 NSF Rapid Proposal Awarded

June 11, 2020

In response to COVID-19, Assistant Professor Monica Erbacher, Associate Professor of Practice Elizabeth Pope, and Assistant Vice Provost of HSI Initiatives Marla Franco were recently granted a National Science Foundation award to lead research that will benefit Hispanic Serving Institutions throughout the state of Arizona as campuses plan for re-entry.

The award is titled "RAPID: Student and Instructor Perceptions, Attitudes, and...

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Looking for ways to keep your children engaged throughout the summer?

May 26, 2020

To get some tips for surviving summer at home, This Is Tucson spoke with educational psychology doctoral student Rebecca Friesen, who also homeschools her three boys. "It can be very helpful to have a one-on-one with your child and ask 'What do you want to learn this summer? What skills do you want to gain?' And then start to develop a schedule from that."

This is Tucson also compiled a list of organizations...