Carrying on Connections: From Third Grader to BU Grad Assistant
Evan Ditmore, who came to Baylor this fall as a graduate student and research assistant in the School of Education's Department of Curriculum & Instruction, enjoys the unlikely good fortune of reuniting with his third-grade teacher, associate professor Dr. Suzanne Nesmith. Read about their reunion and their new research project merging science and language arts. (And, yes, there are 1997 third-grade photos of both!)
Ravitch Speaks to Large Waco Hall Crowd on Sept. 28
Renowned researcher, author and former assistant secretary of education Dr. Diane Ravitch spoke at Baylor University, articulating a vision of hope for American K-12 students — free of excessive standardized testing. Ravitch spoke on Thursday, Sept. 28, in Waco Hall to hundreds of students, faculty and community members, including many professional educators. Main sponsors were the Baylor School of Education Distinguished Lecture Series and the Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series.
Baylor School of Education Student Wins Statewide Scholarship
Jackie Searles, a senior special education major in Baylor’s School of Education, received the 2015-2016 Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) scholarship for her unfailing passion and service to her students. “My students give me so much more than I could ever give them,” she said. Searles is one of only three students statewide to receive the award. This marks the seventh year in a row that a Baylor student has won the award.
Summer Ride to Freedom
A summer sabbatical studying local and statewide trends in urban literacy sparked a new goal for Dr. Lakia Scott. As an assistant professor in the Baylor School of Education, Scott set out to examine program models that could benefit Texas elementary students who struggle in reading achievement. After visiting six different Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools, what she found was inspiration.
This fall, School of Education student interns began teaching in a brand new way. With the implementation of the co-teaching method, interns work more closely with their mentor teachers to better serve the students. Area teachers who serve as mentors received training over the summer, and Baylor students started training this fall.