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CTD's 10 Tips for Getting Started Online

Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development, which offers more than 200 online courses designed for advanced learners, has provided innovative distance and online learning for more than three decades.

How to Get Your Parents To Stay Home

Anger, anguish, and anxiety. This is what your emotional life may look like in the time of COVID-19. Then you call your parents and realize — some of them are going out, visiting friends, and now they want to travel and see their grandchildren. Is there anything you can do?

'Listen, Don't Lecture' and Other Homeschool Secrets

Alumna Julie Romeo (MS89) often felt overwhelmed while homeschooling her two children. But she resisted the urge to quit. And now that schools are closed, she's with us to offer encouragement sprinkled with a little advice, based on her experience.

Sabol Offers Advice for Caregivers During COVID-19

Making a daily schedule can help both parents and children adjust to learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic, said School of Education and Social Policy assistant professor Terri Sabol, an expert in early childhood development.

Vossoughi Wins Ver Steeg Award

Northwestern University’s Shirin Vossoughi, assistant professor of learning sciences, has received The Graduate School’s 2019–20 Ver Steeg award for her outstanding work supporting and mentoring graduate students.

AERA Shifts to Virtual Meeting Due to Coronavirus

AERA will not be holding a place-based Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, in April 2020 due to the coronavirus. Instead, they are shifting to a virtual meeting.

Digital Youth Divas Join STEM Ecosystem

Digital Youth Divas, Nichole Pinkard's after-school STEM program for middle school girls,  goes far beyond project-based learning,  The goal is to create a full “learning ecosystem” with mentors, parental resources and community support.

Northwestern Women's Basketball Wins Big Ten Title

The college basketball season is a long, bumpy road. Even for the Big Ten champion Northwestern women’s team, which boasts five scholar-athletes enrolled in the School of Education and Social Policy, including sophomore Veronica Burton (Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, second-team All-Big Ten); Abi Scheid (First-team All-Big Ten); Bryana Hopkins; Byrdy Galernick; and Amber Jamison.

The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump: A Psychological Reckoning

In his latest book, The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump: A Psychological Reckoning, Dan McAdams asserts that Donald Trump may be the rare person who lacks any inner story, something most people develop to give their lives unity, meaning, and purpose.

SESP Students Selected For Clinton Global Initiative

School of Education and Social Policy undergraduates Amy Drake and Hannah Caplan were among nine Northwestern University students selected for the 12th annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) program, a year-round curriculum that includes attending an international conference.