Professors Address Literacy Gaps in New Book
After years of research and first-hand teaching experience with literacy in American public schools, two Baylor professors decided change was imperative. Assistant professors of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education, Lakia Scott, PhD, and Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, EdD, compiled and edited “Culturally Affirming Literacy Practices for Urban Elementary Students,” a textbook about literacy gaps for pre-service and in-service teachers.
Dr. Laine Scales Named Baylor Master Teacher
Dr. Laine Scales, professor of higher education who teaches in the School of Education’s Ph.D. program in higher education and leadership studies, is among three Baylor faculty members honored for teaching excellence. In making the announcement Aug. 25, Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland said of the new Master Teachers, “They truly represent the transformational experience our students receive at Baylor.”
Education LLC Welcomes New Hall Director
As another fall semester begins, the Education LLC at South Russell Hall welcomes new Residence Hall Director Emily First. First graduated from Taylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and she is a School of Education graduate student pursuing a master’s in educational psychology. In this Q&A, First answers questions about what it's like to live in a residence hall and why she loves it so much.
Freedom School Students Visit Baylor SOE
Baylor’s School of Education hosted a group of middle and high school students from Fort Worth’s Freedom School at Community Missionary Baptist Church. The visit in July was a result of research being conducted by Lakia Scott, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. A discussion panel of Baylor students highlighted a full day of tours and events, with a tour of McLane Stadium as the day's grand finale. See photos of the visit on Facebook.
Dr. Trena Wilkerson Receives Award and Faculty/Students Present at CAMT
Math education faculty and students from the Baylor School of Education were on hand at the annual Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT) in June, when Dr. Trena Wilkerson received a statewide award. Wilkerson, professor and graduate program director in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, received the E. Glenadine Gibb Achievement Award. The award honors a member of the Texas Council for Teachers of Mathematics for his or her contribution to the improvement of mathematics education at the state and national level.