Cherry Teacher Winner to Conduct Teaching Workshops Sept. 23-26

Sept. 19, 1996

Baylor University's School of Education will host one of the 1996 recipients of the "Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teachers" for a series of workshops on the art of teaching Monday-Thursday, Sept. 23-26, at various locations throughout the week.

Alan Paul Haskvitz, history teacher at Suzanne Middle School in Walnut, Calif., will speak at a community forum at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, of the Room 149 in Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. The forum, which is open to the public, will center around "strategies for motivating students." Also on Monday, Haskvitz will conduct a workshop for classroom teachers from 2:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. at Region 12 Education Service Center.

He will speak at a luncheon for student teacher supervisors and coordinating teachers from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center and at the Leadership Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the VIP Room of the Ferrell Special Events Center.

Haskvitz teaches history and serves as social studies department head at Suzanne Middle School in the Walnut Unified School District in Los Angeles County, Calif. He holds a master's degree in American Studies from California State University, a bachelor of education degree from Memorial University, a bachelor of science degree from California State University and an associate of arts degree from Chaffee Junior College.

In more than 20 years of teaching, he has received more than 30 national awards for innovative curriculum design and creative teaching methods. He is the only history teacher who has been honored by the National Council for Social Studies, one of the largest educational organizations in the world, for both the best program and the best methods. He also has received the "Christa McAuliffe Award" and has been recognized by Reader's Digest magazine for his innovative teaching.

"We are fortunate to bring in this outstanding teacher to Baylor and hope to make him as visible as possible to a wide variety of teachers on and off campus," said Dr. Fred Curtis, professor of curriculum and instruction, The Conwell G. Strickland Professor of Education and associate dean for academic programs in the School of Education.

Throughout the week, Haskvitz will talk with undergraduate and graduate students and visit classrooms at Waco and University High Schools. His week will conclude with the 7 p.m. Cherry Awards Banquet Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

For more information, contact the School of Education at 755-3111.

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