July 19, 2010

School of Ed now hosts New Horizons website for educators

The School of Education is now hosting a website that provides educators with access to the latest research on effective teaching and learning practices.

Since its inception in 1980, the mission of the New Horizons for Learning site has been to identify, communicate and help implement more effective ways of learning for classroom teachers. Johns Hopkins took over the operation earlier this year when NHFL founder Dee Dickinson announced her retirement. Dickinson, a former classroom teacher, developed the site to give visibility to effective teaching and learning practices that have not yet reached the mainstream.

“Since NHFL seeks to provide a forum for educators and researchers to be equal partners in developing research questions, conducting classroom research and driving innovation in the classroom, our school was a good fit for the website,” said Linda Tsantis, an associate professor in the School of Education and a longtime NHFL board member.

“The first step toward realizing this new vision has already been accomplished through the launch of our quarterly journal. As the editors, Dr. John Castellani, Jennifer Carinci and I are working with neuroscientists, data-mining experts and education practitioners to expand the website and remain on the leading edge of providing the latest educational research for our audience of interdisciplinary professionals,” Tsantis said. “We look forward to facilitating conversations across the schools of Johns Hopkins to connect research with practice and highlight the innovative work of our faculty and students.”