Monday, August 8, 2016
UNT professor finds dual language incentive not widely used
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A University of North Texas education professor's research revealed new insight into a state program aimed at encouraging students to learn multiple languages. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given to students who prove they have attained proficiency in two or more languages by the time they graduate high school.
The program was signed into Texas law in 2013, but it is voluntary for school districts. UNT assistant professor of bilingual and ESL education Ricardo Gonzalez-Carriedo and former doctoral student Alexandra Babino worked together to see how...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
UNT autism conference spotlights new effective treatments
DENTON, Texas (UNT) - Nationally renowned researchers and writers will join University of North Texas faculty on July 30 (Saturday), to share innovative ways to change the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. More than 200 parents, behavior analysts, special educators and other professionals will attend the 8th Annual "Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UNT Gateway Center located at 801 North Texas Boulevard in Denton.
Conference attendees will learn about cutting...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
UNT doctoral student wins national dissertation fellowship
DENTON (UNT), Texas – University of North Texas doctoral student Nydia Sánchez has won the prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Sánchez was one of 35 winners out of a pool of nearly 400 applicants and is the first UNT student to win the award.
Barrett Taylor, Sánchez's faculty mentor, is an assistant professor of counseling and higher education. He said receiving the fellowship marks...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
UNT hosts dual language science teacher summer institute
DENTON (UNT), Texas — This month, three North Texas science teachers are becoming students again. They are taking part in a summer science institute at the University of North Texas that will help them develop lesson plans in both English and Spanish.
"There is a great need for more scientists, especially in the Hispanic population," said Rossana Boyd, principal lecturer in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration's Bilingual/ESL Teacher Education Programs...
Thursday, June 9, 2016
UNT Learning Center recognized as Outstanding at International Conference
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- UNT's Learning Center was honored with an award for outstanding innovation at the International Conference for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) on May 25-27. The event took place in Kansas City, where Supplemental Instruction began. The award also included an opportunity for UNT's Learning Center to showcase the partnership between Supplemental Instruction and the Texas Success Initiative.
The UNT Learning Center has 18 years of experience offering academic support to undergrad students who may not meet college...
Thursday, June 9, 2016
UNT education faculty, students make special trip to Mexico
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Faculty and doctoral students from the University of North Texas traveled to Guadalajara recently to solidify a partnership between the university and the Secretariat of Education for the State of Jalisco, Mexico.
According to Nancy Nelson, professor of education and Meadows Chair for Excellence in Education at UNT, the partnership is more than 15 years old and has significant benefits for both the university and...
Friday, April 8, 2016
UNT to evaluate new animal-assisted therapy teams
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Thousands of people benefit from animal-assisted therapy. Scientific research has shown that patients in hospitals and in traditional therapy can experience improvements in healing, stress levels and anxiety from even brief contact with therapy animals like dogs and horses. The University of North Texas is once again preparing for their evaluation of new animal-assisted therapy teams, who will provide service in their own communities. Animal handlers and their dogs and horses travel to UNT from as far away as Oklahoma for evaluation.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
UNT College of Education dean announces retirement
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Jerry Thomas, the dean of the College of Education at the University of North Texas, will retire in July. Thomas has served as dean since 2008. He came to UNT from Iowa State University, where he was a professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology.
UNT Provost Finley Graves said Thomas' leadership has been a significant benefit to the university.
"Since arriving at UNT as dean of the College of Education in 2008, Jerry Thomas has been an amazing leader," said Graves. "In 2010, Jerry also was appointed by then-...
Friday, March 11, 2016
"Art+Autism" comes to UNT ArtSpace Dallas on March 31
Thursday, February 25, 2016
UNT engineering students host STEM conference for girls, parents and educators
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas Society of Women Engineers will co-host the 2016 Design Your World conference for girls in grades 6 through 12, parents and educators. Parents and educators will learn how to encourage girls to become involved in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – fields.
The conference will take place April 2 (Saturday) at UNT's Discovery Park campus. Parents...