Advancing Environmental and Sustainability Education in Teacher Education

The current climate crisis poses a threat to humanity in the decades ahead. Education can provide effective strategies and solutions to address this crisis. In K-12 education in British Columbia (B.C.), some progress has been made in the curriculum and policy domain, but the practical implementation of climate change education across the K-12 system is still in its early stages and must be accelerated.

A Collaborative holistic student-initiated assessment and learning approach to support students and teachers in inclusive classrooms.

A design-based research study will be conducted by Study Smart Incorporated to develop a student-initiated assessment and learning technology to support students with diverse learning needs in inclusive classrooms. The technology will include a holistic assessment, personalized learning plan, recommended instructional strategies and an online guide to provide students with voice, choice and accountability in their learning.

Virtual Relief Therapy

La douleur chronique affecte des millions de personnes dans le monde, impactant leur vie quotidienne et provoquant une crise mondiale des opioïdes. Ceux affligés par la douleur ont tendance à avoir recours aux pilules anti-inflammatoires (e.g: Advil ou Tylenol), ou d’autres médicaments plus forts. Mais qu’en est-il d’autres solutions?
La réalité virtuelle est utilisée dans de nombreuses disciplines et n'est plus seulement une plateforme de jeu.

An educational technology solution for upstream mental health in school-aged children

Fledge is an educational technology intervention for preventative mental health that will be implemented in classrooms for children from kindergarten to grade 3 to target stress/anxiety, focus, and emotional regulation. In order to assess the effectiveness of this intervention, the proposed research project will evaluate mental health literacy/social emotional learning and application of skills by the children before, during, and after using the platform.

Mentoring for Youth and Young Adults from Care (MYYAC) Project Evaluation

This project between the Evaluation Capacity Network (ECN) at the University of Alberta and the Alberta Mentoring Partnership (AMP) has 3 objectives: (1) support AMP and its partner organizations in implementing a
community-based evaluation of their new Mentoring for Youth and Young Adults from Care (MYYAC) program; (1a) provide evaluation capacity building supports to facilitate the evaluation; (2) research how participatory
evaluation and other evaluation capacity building processes build evaluation capacity; and (3) document processes of decolonizing and Indigenizing evaluation and evaluati

Social impact measurement toolkits and course development

The social sector, comprised of organizations and businesses that aim to create positive social change, is under pressure to show evidence of their impact. However, many struggle to demonstrate their outcomes beyond
reporting their activities. Many investors, donors and supporters want to know the actual outcomes of the work done by these organizations, but they are not provided with enough information.

Contaminants in Coastal Elasmobranchs

This project will work to identify contaminant levels in elasmobranch (shark, skate and ray) species throughout the North American seaboard. Using non-lethal sampling methods, the intern will collect mostly muscle tissue from which the presence of contaminants including mercury and other trace metals will be analyzed.

STREAMS Education, Inc.

Current education practices refuse to adapt teaching methods and content to the increasingly complex challenges to physical, intellectual, social, and emotional wellness that learners in all capacities face as members of a fast-moving technological world in flux where mindfulness, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are essential for success.

Leveraging Technology to Augment Teachers’ Capacity for Implementing Classroom Formative Assessment

The overarching goal of the project is to seek insights into how teachers use assessment to gather information about student learning and to inform their instruction, and the challenges that teachers face in consistently implementing these assessments in their classrooms. It aims to explore how technologies can be leveraged to address the challenges and obstacles teachers face in implementing classroom formative assessment.

Applying Natural Language Processing to Explore the Development of Automated Scoring and Feedback Models for Multi-Speaker Science Discussions

Many components of education, including those to support teacher and student learning, are now online and fully digital. But to make productive use of these data sources, the field needs to have a better understanding of what teachers and students do and how they respond to online assessments designed to build and measure complex constructs. This need is especially critical in teacher education where innovative online assessments have become more prominent within teacher licensure and within teacher education settings to support teacher learning.