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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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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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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

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David C. Anchin Center to host ‘5K for K-12’ event for educators in March 2022

The David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching will host its inaugural marathon, the 5K for K-12, on Saturday, March 26, 2022. The event will serve as a fundraising opportunity to support the Anchin Center’s professional development activities.

November 18, 2021Centers and Institutes, College of Education News

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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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USF Team Selected to Join New NSF Diversity Program

A cross-departmental team from USF is one of four groups chosen nationwide to participate in a new National Science Foundation (NSF) pilot program called All-ABOARD, which stands for “Alliance-Building Offshore to Achieve Resilience and Diversity.” Members of the team that prepared the application from the College of Education include Ruthmae Sears, PhD, and Dana Thompson Dorsey, PhD.

May 7, 2021Research

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USF College of Education assistant professor to establish Caribbean educational research center through $3.6 million grant

Patriann Smith, assistant professor of literacy studies in the USF College of Education, has been awarded a three-year, $3.6 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

April 19, 2021Centers and Institutes, Faculty and Staff, Research

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF College of Education welcomes Dana Thompson Dorsey as new endowed chair and director of David C. Anchin Center

In this role, Dr. Thompson Dorsey will advance the Anchin Center’s mission of collaborating with teachers, school leaders, districts and other educators to improve the quality of education for students and transforming the teaching profession to attract, retain and develop quality, culturally responsive educators.

December 16, 2020Centers and Institutes, Faculty and Staff

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Registration now open for David C. Anchin Center ‘Reimagining Education’ Virtual Conference

Created in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the conference will discuss the urgency the education sector faces in developing enduring, transformative changes for how education is provided to diverse populations in Florida schools. The online conference will take place on Dec. 3-5, 2020.

October 29, 2020Centers and Institutes

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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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David C. Anchin Center announces new Scholars-in-Residence, STEM Fellow

The David C. Anchin Center welcomes USF faculty members each year to participate in the Scholar-in-Residence Program. New this year, the Anchin Center’s STEM Fellows Program welcomes faculty to explore research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

July 22, 2020Centers and Institutes, Faculty and Staff, Research

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.