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The CSUN Center for Teaching and Learning is the research, collaboration, and professional development arm of the College of Education. Faculty from all of the various departments in the College of Education are conducting cutting edge research, in collaboration with K-12 teachers, administrators, and community members, to address the needs of schools.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) was established in the summer of 2002, thanks to a generous gift from the Eisner Foundation, the family foundation of Michael and Jane Eisner. Focused originally on neurodevelopment and how knowledge of those constructs can be taught to teachers and ultimately impact the way they teach and the way students learn, over the last few years the CTL has broadened its scope. Faculty and affiliates are now researching and analyzing multiple innovative approaches to teaching, counseling, educational therapy, administration, and professional development. Our Fellows are able to infuse their findings into pre-service classes within our teacher education programs, in-service professional development done in schools, and the research and assessments we continue to do and disseminate nationally.  Like our university, the CTL shares the mission of being regionally focused and nationally recognized.



Cover of 'Leading the Co-Teaching Dance'

Leading the Co-Teaching Dance: Leadership Strategies to Enhance Team Outcomes

Authored by the Executive Director of the CTL, this new text is an invaluable resource to provide school leaders with the strategies, resources, best practices, techniques and materials they will need to establish and maintain successful co- teaching teams in their schools. Want more information? Contact the CTL for professional development in co-teaching by one of the nation's foremost experts!

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Lou Cozolino

CTL's Education on the Edge Speaker Series presents Dr. Lou Cozolino "Social Neuroscience and Education: Attachment-Based Teaching"

Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University and author of The Social Neuroscience of Education: Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom. As an expert on neuroscience and relationship building, Dr. Cozolino will speak on the topic of social neuroscience. Demonstrating that the brain is highly social, he will introduce cutting-edge brain research from psychology and neuroscience, explaining how this new and emerging information can be translated into classroom practices to promote healthy development, stimulate and enhance brain growth, and improve learning for all students.

What Really Works

What Really Works!

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