Curriculum and Instruction News

Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Professor Awarded the Big XII Faculty Fellowship
Dec. 21, 2018
Assistant Professor Katherina Payne in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies Education won the Big XII Faculty Fellowship and traveled to Iowa State University to work with her colleague, Associate Professor Katy Swalwell, at Iowa State University. Payne’s research and teaching…

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!

Bilingual Education Students Fundraise to Help Local Elementary School
Dec. 07, 2018

Somos Escritoras: We Are Writers
Dec. 04, 2018
"My students and their families have important stories to share," says Assistant Professor Tracey Flores, "and writing has the power to build community and solidarity."

Is the Literacy Crisis Real?
Nov. 21, 2018
Melissa Wetzel, associate professor of language and literacy, shares research-based ideas about the literacy “crisis” and how understanding diverse literacies is a stronger educational approach.

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. 02, 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
Sep. 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
Sep. 14, 2018
Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Allison Skerrett has received the 2018 Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award.