National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Grant

Principal Researchers:

Jacqueline Leonard of the University of Wyoming
The Bessie Coleman Project: Using Computer Modeling and Flight Simulation to Create STEM Pathways, funded by the National Science Foundation’s ITEST program, provides unique learning opportunities for underrepresented students in the Rocky Mountain and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States by leveraging Universal Design for Learning.

Preschool Quality Grant

Principal Researchers:

Diana Schaack, assistant professor at SEHD
Vi-Nhuan Le at NORC
Diana Schaack, assistant professor at SEHD, and Vi-Nhuan Le at NORC serve as co-PIs for the grant. Their work will support the State of Arkansas in scaling high-quality pre-kindergarten programs in order to support young children’s social-emotional, cognitive and language skills.

Teacher Residency Grant

Principal Researchers:

Rebecca Kantor, Dean, School of Education and Human Development, CU Denver
Karen Riley, Dean, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
Colorado Department of Education, CU Denver, Denver Public Schools and the University of Denver received a $400,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to study what makes teacher residencies effective as a teacher preparation strategy and how to share approaches to assess teacher candidates’ performance.

Research and Practice Partnership Grant

Principal Researchers:

Kent Seidel
Julie Oxenford O’Brian
A recent Hewlett Foundation grant will support CU Denver researchers in collaboration with numerous rural Colorado districts as they refine and expand their Student-Centered Accountability Program (S-CAP).

Student-Centered Learning Grant

Principal Researchers:

Shelley Zion
The Critical Civic Inquiry: Student-Centered Learning grant, funded by Jobs for the Future, will investigate how students can be supported to take ownership of their learning and how learning can occur anytime, anywhere.

Five-Year Evaluation of Major National Science Foundation Grant

Principal Researchers:

Bonnie Walters
SEHD’s Evaluation Center, led by Bonnie Walters, executive director, will receive $229,680 to evaluate a $3 million National Science Foundation grant called Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.