Teaching and learning happens far beyond the confines of the classroom. Opportunities to transform education are all around us. For two decades, we’ve been creating innovative solutions that significantly improve student learning and achievement. Children and their success are at the heart of our work— and we’ve only just begun.
We’re ready to collaborate with you to support educators, improve learning outcomes, and strengthen our educational systems.
New Worlds Reading
Promoting the power of reading
The ability to read and learn are critical skills for lifelong success. New Worlds Reading aims to build these skills by delivering free books and family engagement resources to eligible VPK through 5th-grade students in Florida.
Putting research into practice makes meaningful improvements
Translating education research to practice leads to extraordinary results. We design, build, and implement programs that contribute to the achievement of critical educational milestones: kindergarten readiness, literacy proficiency by third grade and algebra proficiency by ninth grade.
High-quality early learning experiences have a profound impact on a child’s development. Our professional development solutions help educators place children on a path toward kindergarten readiness and future academic success.
The ability to read transforms lives. Our comprehensive literacy system enhances both teacher practice and literacy outcomes to help children love to read.
For the United States to meet workforce demands, more students must be competent in core mathematics. We’re creating online mathematics teaching and learning systems to meet future needs.
Taking a systems approach to develop educational leaders ensures cohesive vision, goals, language and instruction. We offer a variety of leadership development programs for teachers, coaches and leaders across education systems.
A large majority of Florida students are not able to reach proficiency in math. Alachua County, Fla. – The University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning has launched its 2023 Listening Tour to gather stakeholder input on education needs and identify ways to...
This summer UF Lastinger Center for Learning facilitated five New Worlds Reading Teacher Professional Development sessions across the state. Between June 1 and 28, 359 teachers participated in the training that connected New Worlds Reading at-home book delivery to...
The UF Lastinger Center for Learning's Hillsborough Early Learning Network (HELN) is investing in its programs more than ever with the introduction of its latest initiative: Innovation Programs. An Innovation Program is an early learning program within the HELN...