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School of Education

  • Elementary teacher education alumna poses for a photo in her elementary classroom.

    Alumna Carries UD Experience into Teaching Career

    September 25, 2019

    Papers were strewn about the desks, with pencils and pens stored in cups and a poem from the day’s English lesson displayed on the projector screen. With Casey Shelor’s (formerly Casey Howard) fourth grade students at lunch, her classroom held a quiet …

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  • A mother enjoying quality time reading to her infant.

    Reading’s Best Language

    September 23, 2019

    A new study co-authored by the University of Delaware’s Steven Amendum has found that children who had strong early reading skills in their native Spanish language when they entered kindergarten experienced greater growth in their ability to read Engli …

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  • UD student Ashley Warokomski shows students at West End Neighborhood House how to make “slime” using glue, glitter and other materials, as they experiment with how varying the ratio of ingredients changes the result.

    STEM Educators in Demand

    September 19, 2019

    A small group of University of Delaware students majoring in science or engineering spent the summer engaging children and teens in activities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as part of a new initiative designed to interest …

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  • Dr. Gary Henry is the new CEHD Dean.

    Gary T. Henry is dean of UD’s College of Education and Human Development

    August 16, 2019

    A renowned researcher in the field of education, Gary T. Henry is the new dean of University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development and Professor in the School of Education and the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Ad …

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  • Iris Perez-Mazariegos (left) and Johnny Perez-Gonzalez are both Blue Hen Community Engagement Fellows who are gathering stories this summer from members of the Latinx community in Sussex County.

    Lessons Learned in School and Life

    August 9, 2019

    There is power in storytelling. It gives a voice to the individual storyteller and to communities whose stories may have previously gone unnoticed or unheard. During the summer of 2019, three University of Delaware undergraduate students are inviting m …

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  • Associate Professor Charles Hohensee, a joint faculty in the School of Education and Mathematics Education Research, is running a summer math program at UD for 15-20 local high school students as part of a $750,000 NSF grant. Photographed for a story in UDaily and to promote his research.

    Learning Backward

    August 5, 2019

    Have you ever learned something new only to realize that it’s caused you to forget something old? You’re not alone, said Charles Hohensee, associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. The phenomenon, known as “backward …

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  • Hillary May, who was crowned Miss Delaware 2019, is a graduate research assistant at the University of Delaware in the Child’s Play, Learning, and Development Lab, where she studies how toddlers develop language skills. She plays with a child on a couch in UD's Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab.

    UD Doctoral Student Named Miss Delaware

    July 18, 2019

    University of Delaware doctoral student Hillary May was recently crowned Miss Delaware 2019 and will advance to the 2020 Miss America competition. May ran on a platform to destigmatize mental illness and raise awareness of resources for suicide prevent …

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  • An elementary class at Warner Elementary poses for a group photo with a community police officer.

    Connecting the Classroom to the Community

    July 8, 2019

    How can K-12 teachers connect their students’ personal, lived experiences to an often mandated, impersonal, and standards-based curriculum? This question becomes even more pressing for teachers who are working in underperforming schools with student po …

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  • Training Delaware’s Teachers

    June 17, 2019

    There’s a very good reason why 94% of undergraduates majoring in elementary teacher education (ETE) at the University of Delaware are employed as elementary, middle school or special education teachers after graduation. In addition to traditional class …

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  • Commencement 2019

    June 3, 2019

    Blue Hen pride was overflowing at Delaware Stadium as students filed into the 170th Commencement ceremony at the University of Delaware on Saturday, June 1. Graduates were met with cheers, applause, waves and air kisses from family, friends, faculty an …

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    January 20 - 12:00 am
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    January 28 - 8:00 am