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Friday, May 22, 2015

Nell K. Duke co-PI on curriculum program featured on Science Nation website

Science Nation is highlighting Connect4Learning, a curriculum that blends science, math, literacy, social and emotional development, and play in a pre-kindergarten setting. Connect4Learning is supported by a National Science Foundation grant, with Nell K. Duke serving as co-principal investigator. Read more »

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise, teaching and learning

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Deborah Loewenberg Ball receives honorary degree from Lesley University and medal for distinguished service from Teachers College

Deborah Loewenberg Ball received the Teachers College Medal for Distinguished Service at TC's convocation May 18. The award is given to scholars who have highlighted critical issues in research and practice and championed strategies for change. Read more »

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Anne Curzan: When we use “thuh” or “thee”

In the That’s What They Say podcast on the Michigan Radio website, Anne Curzan looks at two different pronounciations of “the”–and when we tend to use them. Read more »

Tags: curzan, expertise, language

Monday, May 18, 2015

Third Century Initiative grants awarded to projects involving SOE faculty

In the second round of grants from the Transforming Learning for a Third Century program of U-M’s Third Century Initiative, several projects involving SOE faculty members have received funding. Read more »

Tags: desjardins, fishman, kolb, quintana, teaching and learning

Friday, May 15, 2015

Learning management system by Barry J. Fishman featured in The Chronicle

GradeCraft, a learning management system that includes elements of gaming that was developed by Barry J. Fishman, is profiled in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Read more »

Tags: expertise, fishman, teaching and learning

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nell K. Duke, Gina N. Cervetti quoted in EdWeek story

A story on vocabulary instruction posted on Education Week’s website quotes Nell K. Duke and Gina N. Cervetti. The story asserts that some experts believe by hearing words in one context again and again, students will attach deeper meaning to them and be able to use them in other contexts. Read more »

Tags: cervetti, duke, early literacy, expertise, reading

Monday, May 11, 2015

Anne Curzan looks at floral expressions in latest podcast

In the podcast That’s What They Say on the Michigan Radio website, Anne Curzan looks at a variety of phrases that reference flowers. Read more »

Tags: curzan, expertise, language

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