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USF College of Education Professors awarded Library of Congress Grant Continuation

The Library of Congress has awarded USF College of Education professors continuation funding to expand the training and research activities that strengthen the skills of early childhood teachers to support preschoolers’ exploratory learning and play-based inquiry using community-based historical photographs.

January 18, 2023Faculty and Staff, Research

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USF professors study the civil rights movement during REACH Montgomery Museum Studies program in Alabama

Eight USF professors journeyed to Montgomery, Ala., this summer to learn about and to reflect on the civil rights movement in the United States and to develop ways to best teach the lessons they learned to today’s students.

August 16, 2022Faculty and Staff, Research

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What eye-tracking research tells us about keeping student attention in the classroom

In a recently published research brief for the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching, College of Education Professor David Rosengrant explores the use of eye trackers to study student attention and how educators can use the insights from this research to maintain interest in the classroom.

June 14, 2022Centers and Institutes, Research, Resources for Educators

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The Conversation: Warning signs can be detected sooner through universal screenings for student mental health

In an article written for The Conversation, College of Education Associate Professor Nathaniel von der Embse discusses the proactive system of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and the critical role schools play in supporting student mental health.

June 3, 2022Research

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USF faculty, students to present at 2022 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

The research of more than 70 USF researchers and graduate students will be presented to the educational research community at the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting from April 21-26 in San Diego, CA.

April 18, 2022College of Education News, Research

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USF research team receives $1 million grant to launch oral history project exploring civics education, varying systems of government

The USF College of Education was awarded a $1 million grant by the Florida Department of Education to develop a new series of oral history resources that will be used by educators, school districts and the public as part of Florida’s revised civics education curriculum.

March 22, 2022College of Education News, Research

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USF team receives grant to help caregivers support preschoolers’ mental health

A USF research team has received a $50,000 grant from the Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood to launch a new project that will help caregivers identify early warning signs of mental health issues in young children.

February 16, 2022Research, Resources for Educators

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Research shows importance of providing multicultural books that reflect children’s identity during the pandemic

When the pandemic began and schools moved to remote learning, many parents and caregivers were afraid their children would fall behind academically and socially. Responding to those concerns led College of Education professors AnnMarie Gunn and Susan Bennett to team up with the Police Athletic League (PAL) of St. Petersburg, which seeks to inspire hope and transform the lives of at-risk youth.

January 27, 2022Community Engagement, Research

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City of St. Petersburg approves USF and community researchers’ recommendations on how to address systemic racism

St. Petersburg City Council members are moving forward with a plan created by an interdisciplinary team of researchers coordinated by the University of South Florida on how to identify and address structural racism in the community.

December 10, 2021Community Engagement, Research

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Associate professor discusses new book on teacher education, educator preparation

A reflection of the authors' research interests and experiences, the book, titled “(Re)Designing Programs: A Vision for Equity-Centered, Clinically Based Teacher Preparation,” explores the current issues faced in K-12 schools and the need to flip teacher learning upside-down.

November 4, 2021Research, Resources for Educators

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USF-hosted research journal publishes special issue on teaching, inquiry during COVID-19

The Journal of Practitioner Research, an open-access journal housed in the USF College of Education, published a special issue about the challenges and opportunities teachers are facing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

October 27, 2021Centers and Institutes, Research, Resources for Educators

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Research team awarded $1.9 million grant to prepare next generation of school psychology scholars

A USF research team was awarded a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund a multi-year project that will prepare the next generation of educators and scholars within the school psychology profession.

September 29, 2021Research

About the USF College of Education:

As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.