Spring/Summer 2018

Spring/Summer 2018

The Science of Learning

From neuroscience and computer science to educational psychology and sociology, the interdisciplinary research underway at USC Rossier is reshaping what it means to teach and learn in the 21st century. Our faculty, students and alumni are translating this groundbreaking research on the science of learning into innovative interventions in the classroom, empowering both teachers and students in the process.

Dean’s Note

Dear Friends of Rossier
 
For much of my life, I’ve been either a student or a teacher. But I’ve always been a learner.
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Features

USC Rossier neuroscientist showing how students’ emotional engagement is key to learning
 
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang’s social-emotional imagination quotient transforming classroom learning
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Breaking down the emotional barriers to science learning
 
Professor Gale Sinatra brings a real-world approach to the public understanding of science
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A USC collaboration with L.A. museum promotes the public understanding of science
 
An exhibit at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will explore visitors’ emotions and motivations for science
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Empowering digital learning for Black and Latino students
 
Brendesha Tynes launches new center at intersection of technology, education and race
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Individualized learning attuned to students’ histories and cultures
 
Incoming professor uses learning analytics to put students’ needs first
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Social-emotional support from teachers is critical to boosting girls’ persistence in STEM
 
Erika Patall tracked high school girls’ classroom experiences and motivations in science classes
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A new all-girls school in LAUSD named after former superintendent Michelle King
 
Girls Academic Leadership Academy provides a supportive setting for STEM success
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Identifying and serving gifted and talented students at a younger age
 
Sandra Kaplan transforming GATE programs for underserved students
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EDL alumna founds new school that serves students impacted by homelessness
 
Hattie Mitchell EDL ’17 creates community at the Crete Academy in South Los Angeles
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Departments

CHARIOT begins testing wearable technology
 
New center helping teachers become more attuned to their students’ levels of engagement
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Q&A: Raven Barrow MFT ’12
 
Building resilience in individuals by strengthening communities
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CTBC Bank continues support of the USC College Advising Corps
 
Community-minded business has invested $300,000 in program since 2014
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