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SEHD Research Projects


Decoding Ethnic Labels

Hipolito-Delgado, who teaches in the Counseling Program, hopes his research will lead all mental health practitioners—whether they are counseling students or families—to realize that using the wrong term for someone can send the wrong message. “It can derail counseling,” he said. “If you use the wrong term, there may be a perception that you don’t get who I am as a client. That person may never come back.”

Goldrick Elemetary's Big Leap in Math Achievements

A significant growth in students’ mathematics learning and outcomes is transpiring at Goldrick Elementary in Denver Public Schools thanks to the intense planning and implementation of differentiated instruction by Goldrick teachers and the teacher professional development provided by a team of mathematics educators from the School of Education & Human Development.

The Right to Learn

Manuel Luis Espinoza and his research team of bold-thinking CU Denver undergraduate students are leveraging a commonality of purpose to advocate for more access to robust learning opportunities for all students in Colorado and the United States.

Action for Autism

The Positive Early Learning Experiences Center (PELE) develops, implements and evaluates comprehensive early-intervention systems to address the developmental needs of young children at risk for school failure and those with special needs, including children with autism and severe behavioral disorders.

Where in the Brain Is a Fraction?

Latest advances in neuroscience are helping researchers at the University of Colorado unravel the critical interplay between reasoning and brain functioning when young adults solve tasks in the thorny domain of fractions.

Enhancing Education Data Systems in Colorado

As new Colorado data systems have been put in place, it is now possible to link in-service teachers to their preparation programs. SEHD researcher Carolyn Haug says that this data will allow the state, universities and other teacher preparation providers an enhanced context to measure the quality of teachers’ performance, and their students’ growth, in relation to the specific education/training they originally received.

From Kilimanjaro to the Classroom

Merck grant to CU Denver aids investigation of experiential science learning to support the practice of science teachers and student learning.

Evaluating Autism Diagnostic Tools

Faculty member Bryn Harris evaluates autism diagnostic tools for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and provides improved best practice guidelines for conducting autism evaluations.

Research Collaborative Aims to Help English-Language Learners​

The School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) and Denver Public Schools (DPS) are demonstrating the power of academic teamwork through a formal CU Denver–DPS Research Collaborative now completing its first year. The first joint research project of the collaborative was designed to find schoolwide practices supporting the achievement of English-language learners.​​​

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