Stephanie Walter Celebrated for Outstanding Engagement and Outreach Contributions to the College 

The College of Education and Human Development’s 56th annual awards ceremony recognized the achievements of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the College. Among the honorees was our own Stephanie Walter, Director of Teaching and Learning. On March 8, 2024, Stephanie Walter received our College’s award for Outstanding Engagement and […]

International School Partnerships and Educational Access with Mizzou Academy

Roundtable Dialogue Robert Garner marveled at the courage and excitement of a group of 10-year-olds “standing up there [in front of the class] and presenting in English. This is what it’s about,” he said. “They’re taking risks. Learning how to do it. Yes, there are ‘big’ successes,” he continued, “but it’s the daily things that […]

Mizzou Academy Makes a Significant Impact in 2023

Mizzou Academy is a lab school within the University of Missouri’s College of Education and Human Development. We strive to live and teach our core values of innovation, partnership, inclusion, and access as we serve students in online and blended contexts around the world.   “2023 is a huge year for us,” says Executive Director Kathryn […]

Mizzou Academy Brings K-12 Spark to Higher Education Teaching

It was a snowy start to the new semester when Brian Stuhlman and Dr. Adrian Clifton skated, slid, and trudged across campus to meet their new group of college students. While both instructors currently live in mid-Missouri, most of their work is with middle and high school students who live 5,000+ miles away in much […]

A Global Celebration of Teaching and Learning

Sarah Özdemir, an educational coordinator in Turkey, called our Teaching and Learning Conference restorative and important. “It was so wonderful to spend that time just talking about education. I appreciate knowing that there is a whole team out there working towards the same goal.” Özdemir was one of close to 150 educators from across Brazil, […]

Mizzou Academy Sparkles at Gold Carpet Celebration 

When Dean Chris Riley-Tillman of the College of Education and Human Development arrived outside the historic Missouri Theatre on September 27, he wasn’t expecting to be greeted by a velvet-roped gold carpet and event hosts in sequined gowns. But as he observed in his opening remarks for the event, you can always expect the unexpected […]

Student Leadership through Service

National Honor Society at Mizzou Academy One morning, high school junior Arthur Watanabe Nakamura observed that “there was a great black cloud that covered the entire sky of São Paulo, making the day seem like night, and this cloud was brought from the smoke produced by the burning of trees in the Amazonas, making masses […]

Two Seasons, Four Superstars, One Special Award

At Mizzou Academy, one of our commitments is to cultivate a culture of celebration and appreciation. Our quarterly Honor Awards are one of the ways we foster recognition for faculty and staff.  In addition to recognizing the ways members of our team operationalize our mission and values, these awards are an important opportunity to say […]

Expanding Literacy Development 

Educational Leadership Conference in São Paulo  The five professionals, seated in large wooden chairs, passed two microphones between them, each leaning in as their colleagues spoke. This moving panel included laughter, affirmation, and even a few tears. The topic was expanding literacy development in elementary, middle, and high schools across Brazil.  Catia Costa, who coordinates […]