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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.

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. 



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

(Exceptional Children Need Exceptional Teachers) The primary focus of Project EC-NET is to revise the current special education licensure program to be consistent with best practices in special education, to revise the current program to meet HQT requirements, to develop mentoring and induction in core content areas for special education teachers, and to recruit and train students from minority populations

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

Leadership for Educators: Academy for Driving Economic Revitalization in Science (LEADERS)
Leadership for Educators: Academy for Driving Economic Revitalization in Science (LEADERS), a program funded by the National Science Foundation, is a mathematics and science partnership that gathers and merges the expertise of four essential entities in the economic revitalization of the Great Lakes Region—K-12 school districts, higher education, the renewable energy industry, and informal science education sites. The core partners  of the LEADERS partnership share a vision of student-centered education that knits community economic growth with science 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

Parent Mediated Television Viewing
The purpose of the project was to examine the effects of teaching parents to use praise, comments, pause, and open ended questions on the acquisition of language skills and language usage of children with language delays.

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 DIRECT
Project DIRECT is a research and professional development project focused on Defining Itinerant Roles for Early Childhood Teachers (DIRECT)

The focus of Project DIRECT CONNECTIONS is on the preparation of early childhood special educators to serve as highly qualified itinerant early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers across Ohio

Project LEA
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.

Project Need to Read

Purpose: evaluate currently available computer based reading programs for alignment with principles of effective instructional design (b) implement several programs (including a DI based computer reading program) in schools and homes in Ohio and Utah, and (c) evaluate outcomes for struggling readers in school and home based computerized reading programs in Ohio and Utah.

Project SCOUT
Project SCOUT (Securing Career Opportunities at The University of Toledo) is a customized employment program involving partnerships with community agencies representing individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to increases opportunities for people with disabilities at The University of Toledo and we are committed to the creation of employment positions that meet human resource needs and educate employers on the potential of this underutilized workforce

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

Vision Program Expansion Project
The nation is experiencing a shortage of vision teachers.  Dr. Sakui Malakpa, professor and coordinator of the vision program in the Department of Early Childhood, Physical and Special Education at The University of Toledo has received a grant from The Ohio Department of Education to address this shortage throughout the State of Ohio. The goal is to increase the number and quality of teachers of the blind and visually impaired.  

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Last Updated: 6/26/15