The Lastinger Center for Learning

Reimagining and reinventing public schools and early childhood education.

The Lastinger Center for Learning

Developing large scale programs that transform teaching and learning.

The Lastinger Center for Learning

Caring deeply and focusing our efforts on the most vulnerable children and communities.

The UF Lastinger Center creates educational models that push the boundaries of teaching and learning.

We harness the University of Florida’s extraordinary intellectual resources.

We partner with school districts, philanthropies, governmental entities and the private sector.

We create, field-test and disseminate innovations that transform teaching, improve learning and promote healthy child development.

Innovation Showcase

Reinventing STEM Education

Reinventing STEM Education

Improving Teacher Effectiveness through Instructional Coaching

Improving Teacher Effectiveness through Instructional Coaching

Transforming Early Childhood Education

Transforming Early Childhood Education

Pioneering Powerful Blended Teaching and Learning Systems

Pioneering Powerful Blended Teaching and Learning Systems

Innovation Portfolio

Early Learning Florida

Early Learning Florida

Math Nation

Math Nation

Algebra Nation

Algebra Nation

Florida Teacher Leader Fellowship

Florida Teacher Leader Fellowship

Redesigning Professional Learning Systems

Redesigning Professional Learning Systems

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice

Georgia Early Learning Initiative

Georgia Early Learning Initiative

Leading for Racial Equity

Leading for Racial Equity

Miami VPK Academy

Miami VPK Academy

Duval Instructional Leadership Coaching

Duval Instructional Leadership Coaching

SunBay Initiative

SunBay Initiative

Mathematics and Science Partnerships

Mathematics and Science Partnerships

Florida Master Teacher Initiative

Florida Master Teacher Initiative

Lastinger News

Winning Reading Boost Featured in News

Both the Tampa Bay Times and POLITICO Florida have featured Winning Reading Boost, the Lastinger Center’s innovative new intensive reading program.

Communities of Practice Expand
to Georgia

The Lastinger Center joined forces with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL),  to offer a professional training program to prepare early childhood educators throughout Georgia to lead communities of practice among their peers.

Early Learning Florida
Launches Online Platform

The Lastinger Center is proud to announce the successful creation of a custom learning management system to meet the needs of early learning professionals across the state of Florida.

Contact us:

lastingercenter@coe.ufl.edu

(352) 273-4103

G-315 Norman Hall, PO Box 117052,
Gainesville, FL  32611

Donald Pemberton, Ph.D, Director
dpemberton@coe.ufl.edu

Philip Poekert, Ph.D, Assistant Director
poekert@coe.ufl.edu