Margarita Bianco has received an invitation from the United States Department of Education to participate in the National Summit on Teacher Diversity on Friday, May 6th at the Department’s Headquarter in Washington, D.C. The Summit’s goal is to support the development of actionable commitments to attracting, preparing, retaining, and supporting educators of color, as well as to spark a national dialogue on this pressing issue.
Remi Holden has been awarded a Data Consortium Fellowship. The goal of this NSF-funded program is to “support learning sciences researchers across the United States in developing the capacity to apply best practices in learning analytics and play.” His proposed project – a partnership with the organization Hypothesis – will examine open web annotation as a playful practice at the intersection of formal and informal learning. This new collaboration is an extension of ongoing course design and pedagogy research first supported by his participation in CU’s President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative. You can read more about Playful Annotation with Hypothesis Studying Interactive Text (PAHSIT) via his Games and Learning course blog.