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RISE Caribbean initiative celebrates Year 1 of project, prepares for expanded research collaborations in the future
Research Initiative for Supporting Education (RISE) is a project that launched a new interdisciplinary educational research center, Caribbean Educational Research Center (CERC) to support education policy development and timely decision-making on issues impacting schools in the Caribbean. Faculty from USF and UWI collaborate on professional development activities, research design and building a cross-cultural mentorship network.
July 26, 2022Faculty and Staff
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.
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Hadley, PhD, was awarded the 2022 Early Career Award by the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Early Education and Child Development Special Interest Group (SIG).
January 24, 2022Faculty and Staff
USF Polk Reading Academy celebrates first cohort of graduates from school-university partnership program
A partnership between the University of South Florida (USF) College of Education and Polk County Public Schools reached a new milestone as the district celebrated its first cohort of teachers who have earned a master’s degree in reading education from USF.
USF associate professor launches interdisciplinary research center in partnership with Caribbean university
In collaboration with the University of West Indies Cave Hill, College of Education associate professor Patriann Smith recently launched an interdisciplinary research center in Bridgetown, Barbados.
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.
Starting this spring, the USF College of Education will offer two new online graduate certificate programs in global and digital literacies.
College of Education Associate Professor Patriann Smith, PhD, was a recipient of USF’s Outstanding Research Achievement Award. Presented by USF Research and Innovation, this year’s awards recognized 22 faculty members for their achievements in research productivity.
LaSonya Moore, an assistant professor in the College of Education at USF’s St. Petersburg campus, has launched a literacy project through a mini service grant she received from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg.
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).
Since graduating, USF alumna Mellissa Alonso-Teston began teaching and advanced into a district position in 1996 that enabled her to author and lead Hillsborough County Public Schools' Reading Coach Project. In 2017, Alonso-Teston’s desire to become an education researcher motivated her to pursue a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Literacy Studies at USF.
College of Education faculty member creates podcast series, seeks to connect teachers with education researchers
Lindsay Persohn, an assistant professor of Literacy Studies at the USF’s Sarasota-Manatee campus, launched “Classroom Caffeine,” a new podcast series that provides a space for education researchers to share their knowledge with those working in the field.
January 5, 2021Faculty and Staff