TRANSCEND: TRANSdisciplinary Convergence in Educational Neuroscience Doctoral Training Program (NSF, 5 years, $3 Million)
Professor Fabiana Cardetti is one of 9 researchers of an interdisciplinary group from across UConn who have been awarded $3 Million from the NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program for their project. TRANSCEND will bring together transdisciplinary research training in Cognitive Neuroscience, Education, Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics to transform doctoral training. This work builds on and extends ongoing efforts that engage our department in interdisciplinary research in the neuroscience of learning that Professors Fabiana Cardetti and Fumiko Hoeft have been involved in over the past year.
Arash Esmaili Zaghi, left, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, left, Fabiana Cardetti, professor of mathematics, and Jie Luo, a graduate student, with the fMRI, and Fumiko Hoeft, professor of psychological sciences, Nicole Landi, associate professor of psychological sciences, are in the control room at the UConn Brain Imaging Research Center on March 7, 2022. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Congratulations to the 20 MTL Fellows who have been selected to participate in the Connecticut Noyce Math Teacher Leaders Program!
The kickoff event featured Charlene Russell-Tucker, Commissioner of Connecticut Department of Education; Jason Irizarry, Dean of Neag School of Education; Ambar Sengupta, Head of Department of Mathematics; Steve Leinwand, Math Education Change Agent with over 30 years of leadership positions in mathematics education; and Georgina Rivera, Vice President for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM).
Excited to start working with this amazing group!
Developing Mathematics Teacher Leaders for Connecticut Alliance School Districts (NSF, 5 years, ~$1.5 Million)
Professor Fabiana Cardetti has been awarded an NSF grant to support the project Developing Mathematics Teacher Leaders for Connecticut Alliance School Districts. She is Co-PI with Megan Staples and Gladis Kersaint from the Neag School of Education and Jennifer Michalek from the State Department of Education. The project aims to serve the national interest by developing highly effective mathematics teacher leaders who can address the mathematics-specific instructional needs of high-needs and low-performing school districts in Connecticut. The 5-year mathematics leadership development program is bolstered by, and advances, the growing body of research on teacher leadership and its impact on supporting equitable outcomes in mathematics education.
The influence of mental health and socio-economic disparities on children with learning disabilities – a math intervention study (CLAS, 12 months)
Fabiana Cardetti with neuroscientist Professor Fumiko Hoeft (Psych) have been awarded a CLAS grant to work collaboratively in this interdisciplinary research study. The funds help provide a summer educational opportunity in reading and math for children with disabilities and financial hardship. The investigation will focus on the impact of variations in psycho-social factors, as well as mental health and math achievement changes over time. Beyond the theoretical and clinical significance of the research, this project expands our engagement with the community by applying our scholarship to positively impact the welfare of Connecticut.
Guiding Learners to Intercultural Citizenship: Designing Interdisciplinary Units to Link Languages + Culture + Content
Join me and my colleagues Manuela Wagner and Michael Byram in this virtual learning course hosted by ACTFL based on our co-authored book. It features recorded modules released regularly starting on March 1, 2021 and Live Sessions with us every other Saturday (March 27 through May 8), plus course wrap up on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Hope you can join us! Register here.
NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition – Chicago
Spread the word about the NCTM Centennial Meeting. Come join me for an interactive workshop to learn more about how to bring mathematical writing into your classroom in ways that stimulate student reasoning and help advance their understanding. Hope to see you there! – Update: This will be fully online in Spring 2021.
Teaching Intercultural Citizenship Across the Curriculum: The Role of Language Education
Proudly announcing this new interdisciplinary book written jointly with Manuela Wagner (LCL, UConn) and Michael Byram (Durham University). Click here to get your copy!
Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Enhance Science Education via Development of Intercultural Competence on Part of International Teaching Assistants and Undergraduate Students
Fabiana Cardetti with Manuela Wagner, Professor of Foreign Language Education at LCL, have been awarded funding to conduct an interdisciplinary project to study the development of Intercultural Competence in international teaching assistants (ITA) and their students, and its impact on teaching and learning of science at the undergraduate level. This study is supported by the CLAS Science Education Grant and the Department of Chemistry, UCONN
Investigating the opportunities to engage students in intellectually humble discourse and becoming interculturally competent: Implications for research and practice
Fabiana Cardetti with Manuela Wagner, Professor of Foreign Language Education at LCL, have been awarded funding to develop and study the implementation of curriculum materials aimed at developing intellectual humility under the framework of intercultural competence and citizenship. Working with K-12 mathematics and language teachers and expert consultants.
Educating for Intellectual Humility: Countering Arrogance and Servility
Fabiana Cardetti with Manuela Wagner, Professor of Foreign Language Education at LCL, Heather Battaly, Professor of Philosophy, and Sandra Sirota, Human Rights Educator, have been awarded funding to co-organize university-wide events for intellectual humility in education in Fall 2018. The events include a full-day symposium, two public lectures, and working group sessions with national and international expert panelist and presenters. The events are further co-sponsored by the Departments of Mathematics, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and Philosophy, as well as the Office of Global Affairs