resources for parents

Aug 11, 2020

Back to School: Helping Children with Math

Associate Professor Jessica Hunt, Ph.D. offers tips for parents and caregivers to help their children with math learning at home.

Aug 10, 2020

Back to School: Tips to Encourage Kids to Practice Reading, Writing

Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D. shares fun ways to help children prepare for reading and writing in the upcoming school year.

Aug 6, 2020

Back to School: Helping Children Estimate 6 Feet, Understand Spread of Microbes

How can parents help their kids learn about viruses – and other things they cannot see with the naked eye – or understand 6 feet of social distance? Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones offers advice.

Jul 9, 2020

UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers: What Does it Mean to Implement a Division Algorithm?

In this installment of UnPacking K-5 Math for Caregivers, Paola Sztajn, Ph.D. associate dean for research and innovation; Valerie Faulkner, Ph.D., teaching associate professor of mathematics education; and Temple Walkowiak, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics education, discuss what it means to implement a division algorithm and different approaches to thinking about division.

Jul 1, 2020

UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers: What is Subitizing and How Does it Help Kids?

In this videocast, Associate Dean Paola Sztajn, Ph.D.; Associate Professor Temple Walkowiak, Ph.D., and Teaching Associate Professor Valerie Faulkner, Ph.D., discuss subitizing--the idea that kids can process and understand the value of a set without counting--and why it’s important for kids.

Jul 1, 2020

College of Education Faculty Offer Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Students can often fall behind in their learning during the summer months, and that phenomenon could be amplified this year by the fact that schools have been closed since March to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). To help prevent summer learning loss, College of Education faculty are offering their tips for helping students continue to learn.

Jun 5, 2020

UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers: How Can Caregivers Approach Math from a Strength Perspective?

In the fourth installment of the UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers videocast, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation Paola Sztajn, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and Special Education Jessica Hunt, Ph.D. and Associate Professor of Mathematics Education Temple Walkowiak, Ph.D., discuss what it means to approach mathematics from a position of strength.

May 26, 2020

UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers: What Makes Counting So Powerful?

In the third video in the UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers series, Paola Sztajn, Ph.D. associate dean for research and innovation; Valerie Faulkner, Ph.D., teaching associate professor of mathematics education; and Temple Walkowiak, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics education discusses why counting is a powerful tool.

May 5, 2020

Children’s Literature Assembly: Using Picture Books to talk about Trauma, Anxiety, Stress and COVID-19 [Part II]

Associate Professor Angela Wiseman, Ph.D., shares picture books that might help parents and educators discuss stress, anxiety and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with children. 

May 5, 2020

Children’s Literature Assembly: Using Picture Books to Talk about Trauma, Anxiety, Stress and COVID-19 [Part I]

Associate Professor Angela Wiseman, Ph.D., shares some of the anxiety, stress and trauma children might be experiencing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.