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learning

Skills-focused preschool programs better at boosting school readiness

Widely used ‘whole-child’ curricula do not yield superior benefits, UCI-led study finds

Literacy leadership

40-year-old UCI summer institute still elevating K-12 language arts instruction

UCI vice provost speaks at Haiti Tech Summit

Michael Dennin, UCI vice provost for teaching and learning as well as dean of undergraduate education, was a featured speaker at the 2018 Haiti Tech Summit. He shared best practices for advancing education with local and international industry and government leaders, entrepreneurs and investors interested in helping to revitalize Haiti’s technology infrastructure and encourage entrepreneurship. […]

UCI assistant professor of education is awarded prestigious NSF CAREER grant

Di Xu, assistant professor of education, has received a prestigious CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation. The five-year award, totaling $655,237, will fund her research into improving distance-learning experiences in community college STEM gateway courses. Xu will collaborate with two large community college systems to document typical online instructional approaches offered, as well as […]

Solutions and best practices for student social mobility discussed at UCI conference

Higher education leaders, faculty, students and community members came together at UCI on Valentine’s Day for the Facilitating Social Mobility in Higher Education Symposium to discuss new solutions, share best practices, and dream of ways to overcome obstacles for students of disadvantages backgrounds from receiving a college education. The daylong event included an impressive list […]

Carol Booth Olson

On the right path

UCI teacher development program fosters academic literacy of English learners in middle and high school

Child sits at computer

Growing up, ‘geeking out’

Mizuko “Mimi” Ito spends a lot of time “geeking out” at her computer. She plays video games, trolls the Internet, chats, and visits social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter for hours on end. “My kids often say, ‘What’s it like to have a normal parent?’” she says with a laugh. Ito’s not going […]