Amy Var, who is earning her PhD in the College of Education Department of Learning Design and Technology (LTEC), was awarded a $10,000 Founder Region Fellowship grant from Soroptimist Founder Region Fellowship, Inc. Her dissertation study, Examining Technology Integrated Higher-Order Thinking Practices at Title I Public Middle Schools, focuses on understanding how teachers use technology to promote higher-order thinking in disadvantaged settings where the literature suggests such practices are lacking. Her research aims to shine a light on innovative, exemplary practices and to promote social justice through digital equity. The award is an unrestricted grant to support the completion of her doctoral program.
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