Centers, Grants, and Projects
Carver Center - The Carver Resource Center is a technology and curriculum resource center housed in the Judith Herb College of Education. The Center is designed to serve as the college's primary educational technology teaching and resource facility.
The Center for the Advancement of PLCs and Virtual Collaboration - The Center works directly with schools and various education related service providers to improve the best-practice application of professional learning communities and digital communities of practice. The center engages in direct training, funded research opportunities, and pursues mutually beneficial partnerships with schools and service agencies interested in furthering what we know in the field of education about positively impacting the learning opportunities for PK-12 students in education today.
Center for Education in Targeted Violence and Suicide - The University of Toledo Center for Education in Targeted Violence and Suicide is dedicated to providing resources, courses, and trainings to K-12 districts, institutions of higher education, and the workplace. With a team of internationally recognized experts, the center is dedicated to providing research-based curriculum and solutions in a holistic approach. That is, we are not limited solely to threat assessment or prevention alone. We are also dedicated to making universities compliant with House Bill 28, which mandates a multicomponent approach to addressing suicide on college campuses.
Center for Nonviolence and Democratic Education - The purpose of the Center for Nonviolence & Democratic Education (CNDE) is to understand and educate, locally and globally, for a nonviolent, democratic, peaceful, ecologically sustainable, and just society.
Daso Herb Center for Advanced Research in Education - The mission of of the Daso Herb Center for Advanced Research in Education, Talented and Gifted (CARE) is to promote the development of talent and excellence in socially valued areas of human activity through research, teaching and service.
The Russel Center - The purpose of the John H. Russel Center for Educational Leadership is to promote understanding of the role and practice of leadership in education and the development of educational leaders in PreK-16 schools, institutions, and associations. The center provides a resource to help students, faculty members, administrators, and professionals communicate with each other, improve skills in specific areas, develop innovative solutions to problems, provide a forum to share ideas, and conduct research on educational issues.
Career: Teaching Practices That Support Fraction-Based Algorithmic Thinking
The objective of this project is to develop a prototypical model of core teaching practices that engage and support students in algorithmic thinking when studying fraction operations
K-5 Algebraic Thinking Initiative
The K-5 Algebraic Thinking Initiative is a professional development project to support teachers in developing and implementing the Patterns, Functions and Algebra benchmarks and indicators in the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Mathematics
Making Connections - Making Connections is a collaborative effort between Toledo Public Schools and The University of Toledo designed to support TPS math, science, and special education teachers as they work to improve their instructional skills and capabilities to integrate STEM in their classroom instruction. The project emphasizes the cohesive integration of science, technology, engineering, and math using 5E science inquiry and Thinking Math methods, technology, and differentiated instructional strategies for special needs students. Support for Making Connections is provided by a grant under the federally funded Improving Teacher Quality Program, administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
NURTURES is a partnership between Toledo Public Schools, day care centers/nursery schools, The University of Toledo (education, engineering, & science departments), and community resources (e.g., Imagination Station, Zoo, Toledo Botanical Gardens) that will work with teachers and families to create a complementary, integrated system of science education for grades PK-3 in the Toledo area.
NURTURES is supported by National Science Foundation grant #1102808
Project: Creating Adaptive Culturally Diverse Learning Environments
This study seeks to understand the problems encountered by immigrant minority middle school students and to discern what schools and teachers can do to mitigate students' feelings of exclusion and create an environment in which all students can grow—intellectually, interpersonally, and socially.
Project LEA: Leading Educators in Advancing Inclusive Early Education is designed to prepare approximately 34 early childhood special education administrators and supervisors to serve as educational leaders in their districts. These "front line" individuals play an important role in providing high-quality services to young children on IEPs and their families and we're excited to be working with them. Participants in Project LEA will complete a specially designed 2-year part-time online program of study leading to an Education Specialist degree. Project LEA is a 5 year project (2013-2018) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), grant #H325D130075.
There is an urgent need to increase access to and improve the quality of inclusive childcare for young children with disabilities in Ohio. Through a state-wide and local/regional systems change approach, Project Open House (POH) will address these concerns to produce lasting improvements in how high-quality childcare is provided to young children with disabilities and their families. Project Open House is a 5 year project (2017-2021) and is funded by The Ohio Disabilities Developmental Disabilities Council Under The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, grant #17CH01SC17.
Toledo Transition (T2)
Toledo Transition is a non-degree certificate program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This program provides an inclusive postsecondary option for this population of students that includes participation in college courses, vocational internships and social experiences at the University of Toledo.
Teacher's Info-Port to Technology (TIPT)
PT3 is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education designed to improve teacher preparation programs to allow educators to more effectively integrate technology into their teaching
The Partner Project
The Partner Project (2012-2015) is designed to assist community college faculty who want to enhance their early childhood curriculum to better prepare associate-degreed teachers to work with young children with diverse abilities. It will entail a year-long curriculum revision process followed by a year-long implementation and evaluation period with three community colleges in Ohio, Professional Development webinars for community college EC faculty members, and working with teachers at inclusive community-based early childhood programs that could serve as model practicum sites. The Partner project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Grant# H325N110014
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