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Worlds of Words launches first-ever crowdfunding campaign


On October 1, the Worlds of Words of Global Literacies and Literatures housed on the fourth floor of the University of Arizona College of Education...

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A poetic journey unfolds along Mountain Avenue

Sept. 7, 2023

"Using the language, first of all just in Tucson, I think is important because this is traditional O'odham homeland," Ofelia Zepeda said. "So, just having the language visible for the public I think is a good thing, always."

The University of Arizona, Regents Professor of Linguistics and Director of the university's American Indian Language Development Institute and Tohono O'odham poet, Ofelia Zepeda was featured for her work as a...

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Cooper Center for Environmental Learning (Camp Cooper) annual crowdfunding campaign has officially begun!

Sept. 5, 2023

Cooper Center for Environmental Learning (Camp Cooper) annual crowdfunding campaign has officially begun! You can donate to the Cooper Center through our crowdfunding efforts from Sept. 1-30. Your gift provides direct support for Cooper Center's passionate team of educators. Camp Cooper educators. Camp Cooper educators help children become our community's next...

Rylan Pugliese (UArizona East Asian Studies graduate student) confers with Aika Adamson (WOW Staff)

Exhibit - Arizona Is a Story

Aug. 30, 2023

The rich and diverse stories of Arizona are on display in an original new exhibit of art, maps and books that showcase the history and perspectives of the state, highlighting this beautiful and complex place. For a limited time, the public can visit “Arizona Is a Story” at the Worlds of Words Center of Global Literacies and Literatures (WOW Center) in the UArizona College of Education.

The WOW Center hosts “Arizona Is a Story” through...

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Congratulations Dominique Washington!

Aug. 15, 2023

Dominique Washington, Leadership and Learning Innovation B.S. Class of 2019, is a Regional Director on the Campus Partnerships team for WorldStrides, in the Higher Education division. Dominique’s primary responsibilities include maintaining and developing relationships to promote study abroad programs to universities in Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico and Louisiana.

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Feature: Arizona Wildcat, Alumna Amanda Agate

Aug. 3, 2023

We would like to feature an Arizona Wildcat, let us introduce you to alumna Amanda Agate. She is a 2016 graduate with a degree in the Leadership and Learning Innovation B.S. program. Recently, Amanda was hired as the new Manager of South and Southeast Asia Programs for Arizona International.

“After graduating from the College of Education in Fall 2015, Amanda lived in Europe teaching ESL in different school systems. Returning after 3...

The debate on phonics

July 5, 2023

Recently, in a post written by University of Arizona College of Education Literacy Professor - Dr. David B. Yaden, David Reinking, and Peter Smagorinsky — looks at the debate on phonics in a different way than is most often voiced these days. It notes, among other things, that the National Reading Panel report of 2000, which is often cited in arguments for putting phonics front and center in school reading curriculum, says many things about...

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Sunnyside CATS welcome incoming first-year students and their families

June 30, 2023

Daniel Gastelum in education outreach and Gina Valencia from UA admissions worked with the Sunnyside CATS program to increase enrollment of SUSD students at the University of Arizona.

At our University Summer Welcome, designed specifically for the Sunnyside CATS incoming first-year students and their families, Superintendent Jose Gastelum and the Sunnyside mariachi, Los Diablitos started off the celebration. 

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Sarah Rose, May 2020 Elementary Bilingual Education Graduate

June 27, 2023

Let us introduce you to Sarah Rose who graduated May 2020 in Elementary Bilingual Education. Sarah is now serving in the Peace Corps as a teacher...