Through our summer institute, open institutes, writing retreats, and Saturday workshops, we offer teachers a wide and engaging list of professional learning opportunities, many for UGA credit or state PLUs.
Teacher quality grant projects are for the professional development of teachers in language arts, mathematics, reading, science and/or social studies. Grants can also address teachers' use of technology, alternative assessment strategies, or innovative teaching strategies, all with the goal to strengthen and deepen teachers' content knowledge in their academic subjects with emphasis on how deepened content knowledge impacts teaching practices and student learning.
This project will investigate how learning by drawing contributes to comprehension, monitoring accuracy, and self-regulation.
This project addresses the pressing need to more effectively organize STEM teaching and learning around big ideas that run through science disciplines.
This RAPID study incorporates a diverse project team to investigate how people interpret media using quantitative data representations (QDRs) of COVID-19 data.
The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read project will produce a series of book discussions and events to raise local attention on what it means to age well and live well in our diverse community.
This grant continues the Russian Flagship Program in the U.S. Southeast to create a unique regional, as well as national, pipeline of global Russian-speaking professionals critical to U.S. competitiveness and security.
The goal of this project is to produce 34 secondary science and mathematics teachers over five years who will work in high-need schools in Northeast Georgia.
The conference will convene expert justice-oriented university researchers, K-12 practitioners, K-University students, and parents around theorizing justice imperatives, promoting pedagogical justice as praxis projects, and doing methodological justice.
The Peers and Professionals Project is committed to increasing the personal, professional, and cultural diversity of speech-language pathologists in the southeast.
The goal of this four-year exploratory study is to determine if a specialized professional development program for district science coordinators can facilitate their growth as instructional leaders and the instructional practices of science teachers of their school districts.
The goal of this project is to develop and test a peer mentoring program for college students with concussion. We aim to do this through a two-year project which will engage subject matter clinical experts as well as students recovering from concussion.
This grant assists the Georgia Sensory Assistance Project with providing universal, targeted, and intensive technical assistance to families, early intervention providers, and school-based teams.
This project at the University of Georgia aims to implement the University's new core commitments to designing high-quality, more effective educational experiences for STEM students.
The proposed project will allow participants to travel to Tanzania for the purposes of collecting teaching materials for the development of rich program projects that can be shared with other teachers of K-12.
The overall goal of this research project is to understand the persistence of Black students in earning undergraduate science degrees.
This study will investigate how to program reinforcement for communication strategies so responses will persist longest when functional communication training is challenged, and will begin to clarify the role extinction plays in the maintenance of the treatment to help minimize relapse.
Researchers propose to develop a computer-based professional development intervention to increase middle school teachers' content knowledge of proportional reasoning.
This Diversity MATTERS in Neuroscience proposal provides educational activities to enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.
This project will determine if eating formulated egg products can improve bone strength and cognitive function in obese and normal weight children ages 9 to 13 years, potentially mediated by reduced inflammation.
This grant seeks to continue and expand efforts at increasing Georgia's behavioral health workforce by training graduate students in the University of Georgia's Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program, School Counseling M.Ed. Program, and Mental Health Counseling M.Ed. Program.
The purpose of this project is to provide interdisciplinary training to graduate-level early childhood special educators (ECSE) and speech-language pathologists (SLP) to support young children with high intensity needs across a variety of settings.
This sub-award from the Georgia Institute of Technology involves several units across the University of Georgia. A portion of this award will be used by Cory Buxton to create curriculum materials to broaden interest in the field.
Through interview, observation, and video-cued focus group discussions, Dr. Garrett will construct a conceptual framework for accommodating the emotional aspects of facilitating discussions about political issues in classrooms.
Cerebral palsy is the most common developmental disability in children. Therefore, identifying effective treatment strategies that lead to better muscle development and balance and increased physical activity participation is needed.
Childhood obesity is a critical health issues facing children between the ages of 6-10. The Virtual Fitness Buddy Ecosystem is a system of consumer-grade digital devices to help children and parents move together toward a common goal of increasing moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity.
This project aims to increase attention to computer science coding in elementary classrooms and the probability that elementary students develop interests in coding and other STEM-focused areas of study.
This study uses an anti-deficit achievement approach and community cultural wealth to study the knowledge, skills, abilities, and social networks of rural Black students and how they use these assets to inform their pathways to higher education.
This project team will develop a freely-available, web-based formative assessment system that will provide teachers with valid, timely, and actionable feedback about middle school students' understanding of probability and chance.
The purpose of this study is to better understand the test-taking behavior of 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade students.
This grant will work to enhance how students and teachers can learn about the nature of scientific models. Visit the website for the research project.
This investment will support a risky, yet potentially transformative venue for theory development relative to reducing racial microaggressions in science education.
This year-long, performance-based assessment helps teachers assess the level of instructional support needed for students entering kindergarten and first grade.
This project will revise the gifted education program guide for grades K-5 and 6-8 for Department of Defense schools, and also create a guide, using free online resources, to help educators take part in professional development.
This study will develop measures of mathematical knowledge for teaching in both novice and experienced elementary teachers to more effectively assess teacher knowledge and its relationship to student learning.
This study investigates four different programs, the depth of knowledge gained by faculty who take part in the programs, and how the programs influence their instruction.
This study is creating intervention methods to help athletes seek assistance after they have suffered a concussion.
The rise of large strategic philanthropies has shifted the political dynamics surrounding the production and use of research in education, particularly around market- and accountability-based reforms. Philanthropies fund think tanks, advocacy organizations, and centers to conduct research that will support their reform priorities, particularly charter schools, school vouchers, teacher merit pay, and parent trigger laws.
This study investigates treatment methods for problem behaviors that have a lasting impact.
This instrument will provide formative assessment information during the first six weeks of kindergarten.
A better understanding of the identity development of transgender individuals is essential to understand and reduce the health inequities found among this underserved and marginalized population.
The project, "Investigating Proportional Relationships from Two Perspectives," investigates how future mathematics teachers make connections among multiplication and division, fractions, ratios and proportional relationships, linear functions and statistical samples.
This investigation is poised to address the true natural history of clinical recovery of SRC, which has critical implications for improving safety, injury prevention, and medical care in athletes and military personnel.
This grant funds research into ways to increase the use of quantitative reasoning in the teaching and learning of mathematics
This study will extend our understanding of how beliefs and other contextual factors influence teaching practice over time.
The purpose of this project is to improve the problem-solving skills of third-grade students by engaging them in interactive digital learning environments where they will explore the basic structure, function and integration of the body's organ systems.
This program provides after-school enrichment aimed at improving children's health and stimulating their learning in reading and mathematics.
This project creates a virtual world where students explore how the body's systems work and use problem solving to diagnose complications from diabetes.
This project prepares graduate students to evaluate and plan intervention programs for K-12 students with ASD. Students earn a master's degree in special education upon completion and are eligible to sit for the board certification in applied behavior analysis examination.
The Georgia Sensory Assistance Project is a grant funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, that provides services to children and youth with deaf-blindness from birth through age 21.
LISELL-B is a National Science Foundation-supported project to implement a large-scale, cross-sectional, and longitudinal study to understand and support the teaching of the language of scientific investigation practices for middle and high school students (grades 6-10) with a special emphasis on English language learners and a focus on biotechnology.
This project will provide information about how teachers learn to support collective argumentation and will allow for the development of professional development materials for prospective and practicing teachers that will enhance their support for productive collective argumentation.
This project funds a virtual platform and mentor structure that supports high school and college students with disabilities who are interested in a STEM-related field
This project targets the millions who suffer from voice disorders. By developing new methods to measure and quantify voice quality, it stands to transform voice science and clinical treatment of voice disorders and the professional voice.