Research Centers

Center for Urban Youth & Technology (CUYT)

The Center for Urban Youth and Technology (CUYT) is dedicated to implementing technology-based programs designed to work with urban youth. CUYT is concerned with the following questions. How do we begin to bridge the technology gap in this country, specifically in the inner city area? How do we provide services and training to the economically disadvantaged who may not otherwise get this opportunity? How do we expose this population to the new technologies? CUYT focuses on students in the ages of 12-19; those who are beginning to make decisions concerning career options and higher education. Many of these students would not ordinarily have been exposed to current applications of the new technologies. CUYT is concerned about the larger community in urban centers and also focuses on the needs of teachers in urban schools and parents.

http://www.albany.edu/cuyt/
ED 124
School of Education
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-5035
Fax (518) 437-3612
Director: Joseph Bowman

Center on English Learning & Achievement (CELA)

Since 1987, the National Research Center on English Learning & Achievement (CELA) has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Educational Sciences (formerly the Office of Educational Research and Improvement) to conduct research dedicated to gaining knowledge to improve students' English and literacy achievement. The Center’s research and development activities, conducted in schools across America, seek to learn what elements of curriculum, instruction, and assessment are essential to developing high literacy and how schools can best help students achieve success. CELA provides that information (through print and online resources) to teachers, schools, and communities so that they can choose the approaches that will work with their students. Studies are planned to provide definitive information about what works, for whom, and under what conditions.

http://www.albany.edu/aire/
ED B9
School of Education
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-5026
Fax: (518) 442-5933
celadmin@albany.edu
Director: Arthur Applebee
Director: Judith Langer
Associate Director: Janet Angelis

Capital District Writing Project (CDWP)

The National Writing Project (NWP) is a network of more than 200 sites in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. NWP, founded in 1975, is dedicated to the improvement of writing, teaching and learning in the nation's schools and founded on the principle that teachers sharing knowledge, expertise, and leadership are crucial to ongoing efforts to improve education. Directed by Robert Yagelski, Associate Professor, Educational Theory and Practice, and Carol Forman-Pemberton, the Capital District Writing Project (CDWP) brings together teachers to write, study teaching and learning, and create professional opportunities for teachers to work toward improving writing instruction in local schools. CDWP offers inservice programs to help schools and districts in the Capital District improve writing, teaching, and learning; an invitational four-week summer institute for selected K-12 teachers; special workshops and institutes for teachers on topics related to teaching writing; and related opportunities to support the professional development of teachers. 

http://cdwp.org/
ED 113A
School of Education
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-5002
Director: Dr. Robert Yagelski