Grace Rabelas, DepEd Region V Education Program Supervisor

Since joining the Learning Systems Institute in 2015, Carrie Meyers has dedicated her career to advancing and innovating education to support teachers. After a 20-year career in the classroom, Meyers knew she wanted to continue her work as an educator when she joined LSI.

According to UNICEF, African countries are facing the world’s worst teacher shortage. The continent needs 17 million additional teachers to achieve universal primary and secondary education by 2030.

The CPALMS platform, developed by staff at the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University, has been named one of 16 finalists in the Tools Competition for learning engineering tools. The Tools Competition is a multi-million dollar global prize challenge for education technology solutions tackling the most pressing issues in education and advancing learning science. The competition awards more than $4 million for innovative learning tools in four areas addressing pressing challenges in education.

Dr. Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski, Associate Director for Research at the Learning Systems Institute, was awarded the Ralph Stair Prize for Innovation in Education Tuesday evening. The honor is awarded biennially to an individual or collaborative team at FSU who has developed innovative education approaches that demonstrate the potential of having great impact nationally and internationally. 

The Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University has received a two-year grant from the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. The Successful Start: Cognitively Guided Instruction project will aim to enhance the effectiveness of early elementary mathematics in Hillsborough County by providing mathematics teacher professional development to 300 voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) through third grade teachers in collaboration with Hillsborough County Public Schools.

Dr. Ana H. Marty knew she wanted to hit the ground running when she joined the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) in 2017. She was excited about the opportunity to expand her role as a literacy specialist by taking on international projects for the first time in her career.

With more than 16 years of teaching experience and 11 years at the Learning Systems Institute (LSI), Robert Lengacher’s career has been focused on impacting students, educators, and learning. As his role at LSI continues to expand, his focus hasn’t shifted.

Researchers from Florida State University and Florida A&M University are partnering with the government of Honduras on an international, interdisciplinary project to improve health care in rural Honduran communities. LSI's Jim Reynolds was among the group that made the trip to Honduras in March. 

K-12 teachers are invited to apply to attend one weeklong professional development experience in Tallahassee. Teachers will collaborate with colleagues to expand their pedagogy and content
knowledge while learning how to integrate their subject area with civics.