Curriculum & Instruction News

Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Student Highlighted as a 2019 Leader to Learn From by Education Week

Feb. 20, 2019

Education Weekly selected Curriculum and Instruction doctoral student Angela Ward as a 2019 leader to learn from for her leadership in cultural proficiency in her role as Supervisor of Race and Equity Programs at AISD.

Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Student Interviewed by KUT

Feb. 13, 2019

In an interview with KUT, Curriculum and Instruction doctoral student Lakeya Omogun discusses the legitimacy of Austin's Liberal label.

Christopher Brown Interviewed by Texas Standard

Jan. 22, 2019

Christopher Brown, professor of Curriculum and Instruction, discusses the need for a holistic approach to accountability for schools when it comes to student success.

Fikile Nxumalo: How climate change education is hurting the environment

Dec. 24, 2018

In an op-ed for The Hill, Fikile Nxumalo explains why its necessary to educate children on climate change by teaching them that they are part of nature.

Doctoral Student Wins Prestigious Award for Digital Literacy Research in Elementary Schools

Dec. 21, 2018

Congratulations to Hsiao-Ping Hsu for receiving two awards from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology!

Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Student Creates Online Community for Black Female Writers

Nov. 12, 2018

Fourth-year doctoral student Tiye Naeemah Court has created Feminessay, an online community where black women around the world can share their own stories and narratives.

UTeach Institute Receives $1 Million NSF Grant to Expand and Improve CS Education for Underrepresented Urban Youth

Oct. 2, 2018

The UTeach Institute has received a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to improve underrepresented urban students' engagement in computer science through implementation of the UTeach CS Principles course.

Skerrett Interviewed About Scotland’s Elimination of Early Grade Standardized Testing

Sept. 27, 2018

Associate Professor Allison Skerrett was recently interviewed about the Deputy and First Minister of Education's decision to end early grade standardized testing in Scotland.

2018 Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Sept. 14, 2018

Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Allison Skerrett has received the 2018 Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award.

Curriculum and Instruction New Faculty 2018

Sept. 12, 2018

This year, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is joined by Paty Abril-Gonzalez and Denise Davila.

Three College of Education Faculty Honored at Black Studies Tenure and Promotion Celebration

Delida Sanchez, Anthony Brown, and Keffrelyn Brown will be honored at this years Black Studies Tenure and Promotion Celebration.

Tracey T. Flores and Luis Urrieta: How can teachers help children who have witnessed family separation?

July 27, 2018

Department of Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Professor Tracey T, Flores and Professor Luis Urrieta discuss the effects of current immigration issues on children's experiences in schools.

How Young Is Too Young for Teachers to Encourage Students’ Voice in Their Own Curriculum?

July 31, 2018

After earning her Ph.D., Guadalupe Chavez '15, took her own experiences as a second language learner back to her classroom to give agency to kindergarteners.

Skerrett Speaks in Australia on Educational Lives and Literacies of Transnational Students

July 25, 2018

Associate Professor of C&I Allison Skerrett recently delivered a keynote address at a joint literacy conference in Australia where she was one of only two U.S. professors invited to speak.

HISD Names University of Texas Alumna Secondary Teacher of the Year

June 22, 2018

College of Education and 40 Acres Scholar Alejandra Ortega was named the 2017-18 Secondary Teacher of the Year for the Houston Independents School District.

Jennifer Adair Serves as Guest Editor for Bank Street College of Education Occasional Papers

May 15, 2018

Issue 39 of the Occasional Paper Series describes practices and policies that can positively impact the early schooling of children of immigrants in the United States through the lens of intersectionality.