SOE Grad Student Elected to AERA Graduate Student Council
Kari Hodges, a graduate student in the Baylor School of Education’s Educational Psychology Department, was elected as one of nine officers of the Gradate Student Council of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She is the first Baylor representative to serve in such a role. AERA is a national society that strives to improve education standards by encouraging inquiry related to education and evaluation.
Baylor School of Education and Midway ISD announce two new Professional Development Schools
Baylor University School of Education announced the establishment of two new Professional Development Schools (PDS) in partnership with Midway ISD at Midway Middle School and Spring Valley Elementary, beginning fall 2014. Professional Development Schools are innovative institutions formed through partnerships between university professional education programs and preK-12 schools. Their mission is professional preparation of candidates, school and faculty development, inquiry directed at the improvement of practice and enhanced student learning.
Baylor SOE Students and Programs Receive Statewide Recognition
Five students and three programs in the Baylor School of Education (SOE) received statewide recognition from Quest for Quality. A collaboration between CREATE and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Quest for Quality identifies exemplary teacher candidates and exceptional practices in university-based teacher-preparation programs.
Longtime HHPR prof inducted into SWC Hall of Fame
Former Baylor baseball coach Dutch Schroeder, BS ’49, was inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame on Monday, April 7. Schroeder coached Baylor's baseball team from 1961-73 and then remained on the faculty at Baylor for 27 years in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. He was also the driving force behind Baylor's "B" Association for former athletic letter winners.
SOE Seniors Try to Solve Real-Life Teaching Problems Through Research
Which is better for learning — small groups or full-classroom instruction? Does individual teacher attention really improve a struggling student’s reading? How do you get rambunctious boys to behave? Those were just a few of the questions that Baylor School of Education seniors tackled as part of the 2014 Action Research Symposium, where one hundred students presented research April 1.