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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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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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Registration now open for USF’s 2022 sessions of AP Summer Institute

As the world’s largest host site of the AP Summer Institute, USF’s AP Summer Institute, hosted by the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching, offers more than 30 different course subject areas and welcomes over 1,000 attendees each year to USF’s Tampa campus.

December 1, 2021Centers and Institutes, Resources for Educators

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USF to host Pre-AP Summer Institute for teachers in summer 2022

USF's David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching will serve as a host site for College Board’s Pre-Advanced Placement Summer Institute on June 13-17, 2022.

December 1, 2021Centers and Institutes, Resources for Educators

Redesigning Programs Book Cover

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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What does it mean to be a teacher leader?

We sat down with USF faculty member Jennifer Jacobs to learn more about what it means to be a teacher leader and the difference these leaders can make in today’s schools.

October 26, 2021Academics, Resources for Educators

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What’s the connection between literacy and climate change? How teachers can introduce eco-justice literacies into their classrooms

How can teachers prepare to introduce escalating social justice issues like climate change into their literacy curriculum? USF Assistant Professor Alexandra Panos offers some tips in-service teachers can follow.

September 9, 2021Research, Resources for Educators

Education in Action

Education in Action virtual event explores digital equity during COVID-19

Hosted virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Education in Action event centered on the theme “Building Digital Equity in Today’s Schools,” and featured keynote speaker Kenneth Shelton, an education technology expert who has advocated for digital access initiatives in various State Departments of Education, Ministries of Education and nonprofit organizations.

December 9, 2020College of Education News, Resources for Educators

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David C. Anchin Center online course provides teachers with best practices for virtual instruction

USF Instructor James Hatten and the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching launched a free, online professional development series titled, “Effective Online Teaching.”

August 24, 2020Centers and Institutes, Resources for Educators

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Activities to keep your preschooler learning from home—tips from the USF Preschool for Creative Learning

Teachers from the USF Preschool for Creative Learning share ideas that offer activities for play with young children while supporting learning connections in a variety of content areas. These experiences allow for children to work together with family members and engage in discussion as they play.

May 6, 2020Resources for Educators

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David C. Anchin Center launches free professional development series to help educators teach online

The David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching has launched a new series of online professional development courses to help K-12 teachers learn best practices for effectively teaching online.

May 4, 2020Centers and Institutes, Resources for Educators

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.