Creating a learning environment that fosters discovery and dissemination of knowledge to promote learning, equitable access, and enhanced learning outcomes for all students
College of Education Alumna receives 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year
The Utah State Board of Education gave Kelly May, a West High School social studies teacher, the title of Teacher of the Year. Congratulations from the College of Ed!
Dee Endowed Professorship in School Psychology—the first endowed professorship in the College of Education
Aaron Fischer, School Psychology professor, is honored to be the inaugural recipient of this wonderful award. It is made possible by a generous donation from the Candace and Tim Dee family.
Peer Partners in the Elementary Art Classroom Lead to Growth for Students With and Without Disabilities
Jonathan Hale was teaching art at both Jordan Valley School, a school for students with severe and multiple disabilities, and Sprucewood Elementary School in Utah’s Canyons School District when he had an idea—what if he brought students from Jordan Valley into the art classroom at Sprucewood to work in grade level peer pairs?
National Science Foundation Funds Natural History Museum of Utah, U College of Education to develop online learning environment
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant with total funding expected to reach $1.3 million this month to the Natural History Museum of Utah and the College of Education at the University of Utah to develop and evaluate an on-line learning environment to support student learning in the biosciences.
Microaggressions are subtle—often unintentional—statements or actions that reveal unconscious biases toward members of marginalized communities. While anyone may experience prejudice or stereotyping, the term “microaggressions” is used specifically in connection to those in historically marginalized groups, which include gender, race, ethnicity, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, national origin and citizenship status or any of these intersecting identities.
Even though these comments are not always intended to be rude or insulting, the impact of microaggressions is harmful because they perpetuate stereotypes in both casual and systemic ways. At a personal level, they communicate that a person doesn’t belong. For example, when someone tells a person of color that they speak English well, it implies that the person doesn’t look like English is their first language. The impact of this statement labels the person of color as an outsider, which can be alienating. Read the article >>
State after-school programs make a difference for students in Utah
affected by intergenerational poverty
Utah Education Policy Center releases new study on after-school programs
A study by the Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC) found that students who participated in after-school programs designed to serve those affected by intergenerational poverty performed better on year-end state assessments in English language arts, mathematics and science compared to their performance in the years they did not participate. Moreover, students in these programs also performed better the longer they were in the after-school program. Students tripled the average academic gains in assessment scores after attending for three years compared to the gains in scores for one year of attendance. The report that contains a longitudinal analysis of student outcomes can be found at uepc.live/igp2018
Alumni, Emeriti, and Friends
Linda began her teaching career in secondary education upon graduating from the College of Education at the University of Utah in 1981. From the outset she was naturally drawn to community partners, service-learning and community engaged teaching - even before those terms were coined. This greatly infuenced her future as she became familiar with community needs and the benefits partnering provided to the learning process.
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University of Utah Committment
A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WHERE ALL THRIVE
Deans and administrators through the University of Utah campus issued this letter in mid-October to affirm their commitment to creating an inclusive environment where there is no tolerance for acts of racism or bias in any form.