teaching and learning
Sep. 16, 2014—Metro Nashville Public Schools and Vanderbilt’s Peabody College are working collaboratively to develop tools and workshops to boost instruction for English language learners.
Jul. 29, 2014—Education experts from Vanderbilt Peabody College are available to comment on a wide variety of education topics.
Mar. 20, 2014—In January, a panel of independent reviewers evaluated the quality, relevance and usefulness of the products of 14 of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs’ (OSEP) national centers funded in 2006–2007. The IRIS Center for Training Enhancements (IRIS II) ranked second, missing the top spot by only .08 points.
Jan. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland have teamed up to offer the first trans-institutional sequence of coordinated MOOCs. The sequence focuses on connecting handheld devices with cloud services to offer learners an opportunity to explore a topic in-depth across multiple MOOCs.
Nov. 25, 2013—A new approach to teaching pre-kindergarten could take a bite out of the achievement gap and level the playing field for America’s growing population of English language learners, according to a published study by researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.
Nov. 22, 2013—Kindergarten teachers report spending much of their math instructional time teaching students basic counting skills and how to recognize geometric shapes—skills the students have already mastered before setting foot in the kindergarten classroom, new research finds.
Nov. 22, 2013—K-12 teachers across the country will have the opportunity to take a professional development course from Vanderbilt University faculty in 2014 via the university’s partnership with leading massive online open course provider Coursera. “Teacher professional development is one of the thorniest challenges in PreK-12 education. Teaching suffers because teachers lack the necessary networks of professional...
Oct. 23, 2013—A $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will enable a team of U.S. and Chinese researchers to identify instructional supports that lead to higher levels of mathematics achievement.
May. 6, 2013—Mara Truslow and Elin Bunch are from different parts of the country—Boise, Idaho, and Signal Mountain, Tenn., respectively—but share a passion for using creative writing to inspire students. Nashville’s Martha O’Bryan Center, which serves to empower children, youth and adults living in poverty, seemed the perfect place to test their theory that the writing process...
Apr. 30, 2013—K-12 teachers across the country will have the opportunity to take a professional development course from Vanderbilt University faculty next spring via the university’s partnership with leading massive online open course provider Coursera.
Mar. 21, 2013—Three widely implemented practices intended to strengthen teaching actually do more to undermine professionalism and demoralize teachers, according to Richard Milner, associate professor of education in Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development.