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PhD scholar designs community workshops to help preschoolers, English language learners

Brittney Beck has organized two “design-thinking” workshops to gather stakeholders to explore two of longstanding challenges in the U.S. education system: How to improve educational outcomes for preschoolers and students whose first language is not English.


International group installs COE professor as president-elect

TESOL International, the world’s largest organization of educators committed to advancing English language teaching for non-English speaking students, has installed Ester de Jong, a UF COE professor and school director, as its president-elect.


UF awarded $2.7M for new center aiming to transform elementary teacher preparation

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—With $2.7 million from the Florida Department of Education, the University of Florida College of Education is creating a new “center of excellence” to transform its nationally ranked elementary teacher preparation program—and several of Alachua County’s high-needs schools will […]


Smooth leadership transition for School of Teaching and Learning

The University of Florida College of Education’s School of Teaching and Learning, the hub of teacher preparation and K-12 educator advancement at UF, is undergoing a smooth change in leadership, with the former STL director working closely with her successor […]


GAINESVILLE SUN: Project Delta–Ester de Jong & Maria Coady

Gainesville Sun3-24-14Project DELTA, UF researchers seek to change ESOL educationUF researchers Ester de Jong and Maria Coady were quoted in a Gainesville Sun article about the link between UF’s elementary teacher preparation program and ESOL students’ achievement in the classroom […]


7-year study aims to boost teaching of state’s English language learners

After $1 million, six years, and data from more than 24,000 elementary school teachers and 72,000 students, three University of Florida education researchers are close to completing a project that could transform the way teachers-in-training prepare to teach Florida schoolchildren […]


COE researchers out in force at AERA’s massive annual meeting

(Click here for PDF listing of UFCOE presentations) For years, the massive annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association has been a hotbed of the latest research and new ideas about teaching-and-learning practices and policies. This year, some 65 […]


Smith Professorship study will benefit English language learners

Elementary school students learning English as a second language will benefit from groundbreaking research by University of Florida education professor Ester de Jong, in new studies supported by her recent appointment to the College of Education’s prestigious B. O. Smith […]


EDUCATION WEEK: Ester de Jong

Education Week 5-23-12 Ester de Jong (ESOL/bilingual education) ESOL/Bilingual Professor Ester de Jong was cited as an expert source in two articles – a news article and a blog, both by staff writer Leslie Maxwell – in the May 23 […]