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Peabody professor says collaborative learning may be key to math instruction

Mar. 21, 2013—When new state standards and high-stakes testing have raised the bar for all students, how can teachers increase the rigor of mathematics instruction while keeping it accessible to a broader range of classroom learners? Collaborative learning is one answer, according to Ilana Horn, associate professor of mathematics education at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Feb. 26, 2013—Read about faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

Jan. 22, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Bottle rockets pique middle schoolers’ interest in engineering

Dec. 10, 2012—The Aerospace Club has partnered with Peabody College to produce a five-week program using soda bottle rockets to introduce middle school students to basic engineering principles.

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New faculty: Ebony McGee tells the stories of STEM students

Dec. 4, 2012—As an assistant professor of education, diversity and urban schooling in the Department of Teaching and Learning, McGee will continue the research she began as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow: investigating the role of stereotypes and other influences in the postsecondary career and academic decision-making of high-achieving African American, Asian and Latino STEM students.

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Vanderbilt and MNPS to lead tri-state efforts to build ‘pipeline of teaching excellence’

Nov. 30, 2012—Advancing the math and science achievement of third through sixth graders in high-need schools is the aim of a new national partnership, being led in Tennessee, New York and Washington by faculty and staff from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

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Engineering, Peabody effort lands NASA STEM outreach award

Apr. 24, 2012—A combined team from Vanderbilt Engineering’s Aerospace Club and Peabody’s Department of Teaching and Learning won a prestigious outreach award from NASA for inspiring school students in the study of rocketry and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related topics.

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Milner presented AACTE Outstanding Book Award

Feb. 6, 2012—Peabody’s Rich Milner has been awarded the Outstanding Book Award by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

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Economic influence on academic achievement subject of upcoming Peabody lecture

Jan. 19, 2012—Peabody lecture addresses economic influences on academic achievement.

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The virtue in virtuality – enhancing learning with technology

Jul. 11, 2011—Groundbreaking education technology platforms under development in labs across the Vanderbilt Peabody campus are allowing cutting-edge researchers to harness what Pratim Sengupta, innovator of the technology described, calls “the virtue in virtuality.”

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Sponsored Research grants for March

Apr. 22, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in March that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded: Julie A. Adams, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $25,000 by the Department of Defense for “Expeditionary Capabilities Consortium:  Urban Operations Laboratory.” Theodore A. Bapty, Electrical Engineering and...

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Preparing teachers for diversity

Apr. 5, 2011—Research from Peabody College faculty members Donna Ford and Rich Milner is featured in the latest volume released by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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