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Worlds of Words Professor and Program Director Kathy Short

Sept. 19, 2022

“As a professor here, I was in the Department of Language, Reading and Culture." “My focus as an educator was on inquiry and curriculums, not just here in the U.S. but all around the world. When I traveled, I saw that kids elsewhere had a knowledge of the cultures around them that I didn’t see here in the U.S. I wanted to start changing that.”

Arizona Daily Star spoke with Worlds of Words professor...

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LLL Graduate, Johnique Woods

Sept. 15, 2022

Literacy, Learning and Innovation is a program that prepares you to lead and impact diverse communities in formal and informal educational settings. Graduates understand that learning happens all around us and that leadership is much more than managing people and speaking from a podium. Many of our graduates go on to research and graduate degrees.

Graduates like Johnique Woods was able to...

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New U of A Project Brings Children, Elders Together, Uses Literature to Explore Identity

Aug. 25, 2022

Worlds of Words, housed in the University of Arizona College of Education, in partnership with the Southern Arizona Writing Project, is relaunching Salas de Libros (“living room of books” in Spanish, called Salas for short), an innovative literacy program that will bring together children, youth, and elders from many different communities across southern Arizona to explore cultural identity and community through reading...

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Project Outreach FAMILIA is Bringing Tuition-Free College Math to Low-Income TUSD Students

Aug. 10, 2022

The University of Arizona College of Education’s Project Outreach FAMILIA is a Title V, grant-funded program that seeks to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students entering higher education and earning college degrees. This school year, Outreach FAMILIA launches their culturally-responsive pre-calculus course for the first cohort of high school students at several...

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Inez McClain Prepares For A New Year Of Teaching

Aug. 8, 2022

"My emphasis was teaching kids whos second language was English." “I only have a year behind me but I've felt like I've provided a space for my students to feel completely comfortable."

University of Arizona College of Education graduate and now fifth grade teacher Inez McClain,...

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While practicing teaching in a classroom, Mark will earn a bachelor's degree in elementary education within a 17 month period.

July 26, 2022

"I'm looking forward to the kids. I love working with kids. I love helping shape young minds."

In just a few short weeks, students will be returning to the classroom where University of Arizona College of Education Pathways to Teaching student, Mark Anthony Ferguson will be teaching. While practicing teaching in a classroom, Mark will earn a bachelor's degree in elementary...

Sonja Lanehart featured on NPR's Morning Edition

July 26, 2022

"Differences in language evolve from separation, said Sonja Lanehart, a professor of linguistics at The University of Arizona and a member of the dictionary advisory board. Those barriers can be geographical, like oceans or mountains, she said, but they can also be social or institutional. “In this country,” she said, “descendants of Americans who were enslaved, they grew up, they developed, they lived in separate spaces. Even though they...

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Congratulations, Karla Crespo!

July 20, 2022

Pathways to Teaching is a new, innovative University of Arizona College of Education Teacher Preparation Program that seeks to “grow our own” teachers by supporting district partner-area residents in earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an ESL endorsement.

Pathways to Teaching Cohort, Karla Crespo was able to get hands-on teaching experience, while earning her degree in the pathways program within a 17-month period...