Curriculum & Instruction News

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.

Challenging the At-Risk Label Discovery Minute

Oct. 29, 2018

Join Professor Keffrelyn Brown as she discusses problems with educators’ use of the “at risk” label. She hopes to challenge how educators and policymakers think about the label, so that it can be used more equitably.

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.

How Scotland is Dealing with Issues of Equity and Literacy in Schools

May 25, 2018

Since 2016, Allison Skerrett has been part of a 10-member International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA), advising the Scottish government on issues related to education and inequity.

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.

UTeach Urban Teacher Selected As 2017-2018 Cooperating Teacher Fellow

May 11, 2018

Serena McMillon's teaching in the social studies has served to model the importance of an inclusive history and pedgogies that are culturally and linguistically relevant to the diverse citizenry of our public schools

Curriculum and Instruction Alumna Awarded H-E-B Excellence In Education Award

May 7, 2018

Allie Duffy, who teaches second grade at Joe Lee Johnson Elementary School in northern Travis County, was one of two winners in the Rising Star category.

Curriculum and Instruction Clinical Assistant Professor Bonnie Elliott Named to the 2018 ‘Texas Ten’ Professors

May 2, 2018

Bonnie Elliott, a Clinical Assistant Professor in Language and Literacy Studies, has been recognized in the Texas Exes' Texas Ten awards. The Texas Ten are faculty members who are nominated by alumni