Future teachers from UCF and high school teaching academies watch as Chris Pomponyo ’12, 2017 Seminole County Teacher of the Year, hops onto a chair and engages his students in a fast-paced, live model lesson during a lunch and learn at the KnightED Talks Student Showcase. Teacher education students recently presented professional strategies and techniques […]
From athletics to the arts to science to storytelling, there are plenty of summer camps for learning and play affiliated with UCF that can help keep students busy during the summer break. Deadlines are fast approaching for the 30 camps on this list. If you’re interested in learning more about a specific camp or wish […]
Assistant Professor Megan Nickels, creator of UCF PedsAcademy, was named Thursday as the spring 2019 Marchioli Collective Impact Award winner. The award recognizes a faculty or staff member or team who is implementing an innovative initiative, program or project that has produced measurable outcomes related to the priorities of the UCF Collective Impact Strategic Plan.
Ella Greene never liked math. Then the 9-year-old got bone cancer and went to Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Fla. Last November, toward the end of Ella’s year of treatment, PedsAcademy opened at the hospital, bringing virtual reality field trips, robots and math lessons that didn’t feel like school.
Patients can use virtual reality, robotics and other high-tech learning tools to keep up with their studies.
Matthew Taylor, a UCF postdoctoral scholar in STEM education, was selected for one of ten highly-competitive annual CADRE fellowships. Recipients receive a one-year fellowship to work with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), a resource network for STEM education researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CADRE Fellows program, which is now in its tenth year, provides capacity building and networking opportunities for researchers who […]
This summer, aspiring engineers in grades 3-8 tested their creative problem-solving skills at the EEK! Engineering Education for Kids summer camp, a week-long immersive workshop with hands-on team projects. Children were introduced to various stages of the engineering process including design, prototyping and testing to learn how engineering works. See what these future engineers created […]
In the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida (UCF), we view partnerships as one of our core values. The UCF Literacy Symposium, an annual conference with a mission to be at the forefront of literacy learning, is one example of a strategic partnership between our college and in-service educators. […]
Four UCF Professors Help Develop National Training in Advocacy and Culturally Responsive Instruction
What is DTEC-TAG, and its predecessor DTEC? As a leader in inclusive programming, UCF is the only institute of higher education asked to join the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign – Teachers Advocating to Lead Great Change (DTEC-TAG) initiative, part of a national effort of the Delta Research and Education Foundation (DREF) to ensure equitable outcomes for all […]
April is Autism Awareness Month, and a perfect time to highlight the OSEP-funded Project Autism Spectrum …