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Committee on Understanding the Changing Structure of the K-12 Teacher Workforce for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

March 1, 2020

Dean and Professor Bruce Johnson served on the Committee on Understanding the Changing Structure of the K-12 Teacher Workforce for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee released a new...

Racial bias and Indigenous communities on Arizona campuses

Feb. 28, 2020

On this episode of Arizona Spotlight, AZPM student employee Vanessa Ontiveros sat down with Felisia Tagaban, one of the founding members of Voices of Indigenous Concerns in Education (VOICE). 

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards the College of Education and TUSD $650,000 to promote curiosity and self-direction in adolescents

Feb. 20, 2020

The College of Education and Tucson Unified School District recently received $650,000 in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to explore the impact of asset-based dialogic teaching, a process where teachers pose critical problems for inquiry, reflect upon students’ responses, and engage students in conversation. This gift comes out of a...

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Navajo Nation Teacher Education Consortium

Feb. 1, 2020

The college’s Indigenous Teacher Education Project hosted the Navajo Nation Teacher Education Consortium last week in Worlds of Words.

The consortium was created to improve the quality of Navajo education through the recruitment and training of prospective Navajo educators. Today, the...

Director of Administrative Operations Yvonne Gonzalez-Lewis was honored as an Arizona Champion

Feb. 1, 2020

Director of Administrative Operations Yvonne Gonzalez-Lewis was honored as an Arizona Champion by the Appointed Professionals Advisory Council for her ability to make individual connections and create a sense of community. She was recognized on the court during the Colorado vs. Arizona men’s basketball game on January 18.

Dean and Professor Bruce Johnson was featured on podcast

Feb. 1, 2020

Dean and Professor Bruce Johnson was featured on this podcast, The Rural Scoop, about what the college offers to rural teachers and potential rural teachers. One of the topics he touched upon was our Teach...

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Professor Sheri Bauman was featured on Arizona Public Media’s Youth Crossing Gender Borders series

Feb. 1, 2020

Professor Sheri Bauman was featured on Arizona Public Media’s Youth Crossing Gender Borders series about young people and gender identity. Bauman notes that our culture always has been fixated on gender and adds, “We’re all fearful of something we don’t understand.”

2020 recipient of the Diane Lynn Anderson Memorial Award

Feb. 1, 2020

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona just announced the 2020 recipient of the Diane Lynn Anderson Memorial Award, who is none other than our Assistant Professor of Practice Stephanie Z. MacFarland. The award was established in memory of Diane Lynn Anderson to recognize those who exemplify the same qualities she possessed:...

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Associate Professor Michelle Perfect was accepted into the Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute

Feb. 1, 2020

Associate Professor Michelle Perfect was accepted into the Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute, a year-long endeavor, limited to approximately 36 selected people. Perfect will connect with other mid-career professionals who want to become effective leaders and learn from and be mentored by leaders in the...