Learning Systems Institute

FSU expert: Parents, schools can help children with math learning, anxiety

Across the country, students are starting a new school year. For many students, their return to math class comes with anxiety and frustration. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Florida State University Associate Professor Robert C. Schoen studies how to improve mathematics teaching and learning at the elementary and secondary school levels. He […]

FSU faculty member named Kenneth P. Kidd Mathematics Educator of the Year

A Florida State University faculty member is being recognized for his research to improve mathematics education for elementary and secondary school students. The Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics (FCTM) named Robert Schoen, an associate professor at the Learning Systems Institute (LSI), the Kenneth P. Kidd Mathematics Educator of the Year. The award was established […]

USAID and FSU residency program makes a lasting impact on teacher training in Zambia

Two Zambian educators are working hand-in-hand with FSU researchers as they look to improve teacher training in their country. Handili Jimaima and Joshua Zulu, who teach at Chalimbana University in Chongwe, Zambia, participated in a residency program at FSU during the 2022 Spring semester as part of a Learning Systems Institute (LSI) project. In partnership […]

Learning Systems Institute awarded $1.5M grant to develop math anxiety intervention for children

Math can make students anxious, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Using strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy, faculty members with the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University will develop a school-based intervention for second- and third-graders with math anxiety. A three-year $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will […]

USAID-Florida State University partnership to improve teacher training colleges in Malawi

Florida State University · USAID-Florida State University partnership to improve teacher training colleges in Malawi Florida State University’s Learning Systems Institute (LSI) will lead a $15.6 million project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve teacher training in Malawi. The Strengthening Teacher Education and Practice (STEP) Activity will improve the higher […]

From surviving to thriving: FSU’s Learning Systems Institute brings support and success to mathematics educators navigating virtual learning

Last year, students and teachers in Florida and across the nation were asked to do a lot when remote learning forced them out of the physical classroom. That didn’t stop educators from pushing forward to learn new ways to best teach traditional subjects like math to their students, whether they were in person or on […]

USAID-Florida State University partnership set to boost teacher training systems in Zambia

The Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University will lead a five-year, $15 million project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve pre-service teacher training in Zambia. LSI faculty, in collaboration with partners School-to-School International and the University of Zambia, will work with 12 universities and colleges of education in […]

USAID and Florida State University researchers partner to establish Nigerian Center for Reading Research And Development

Acquiring reading skills can be difficult in an ideal setting, let alone an environment affected by crisis or conflict. That, however, is the harsh reality more than 2 million children living in northern Nigeria face each day. With the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), a new partnership between researchers at Florida […]

Egyptian educators visit FSU under State Department program to study U.S. community college system

Florida State University President John Thrasher welcomed to campus a delegation of Egyptian educators who are spending six weeks in Florida to study the U.S. community colleges. “It is an honor to host this program because we know how important community colleges can be in opening doors to new opportunities for so many people, whether […]