Monitors around the room lit up as the students in Baylor’s LEAD program showed off their semester’s work through electronic portfolios. The LEAD Celebration event was Dec. 2 on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center. Baylor’s School of Education offers the Introduction to Leadership class and also offers a leadership minor through the Department of Educational Administration. The presentation allowed the students a chance to showcase their leadership journey through this semester.
SOE Students Share Christmas Cheer
Baylor School of Education assistant professor Dr. Lakia Scott and students in her Elementary Literacy Education classes created book bags for the children Mission Waco serves as Christmas gifts. Each Baylor student donated a book with a multi-cultural theme, and Dr. Scott contributed the bags. Then they got together to decorate each bag to match the book’s theme and later delivered them to Mission Waco. Watch the video by clicking the "read more" link.
BU Graduates Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate on Texas Teacher Certification Exams
Graduates in Baylor’s education programs for the 2013-14 year achieved a 100 percent pass rate on certification exams in the State of Texas. The overall state average in Texas for degree completers in 2013-14 was 94 percent. The rate includes all tests taken by Baylor graduating students, with more than 70 percent of testing students coming from the School of Education (SOE).
Back to School Lessons
When School of Education professor Dr. Tony Talbert left Baylor's "ivory tower" to return to teaching high school last year, he learned that today's students see technology not as a tool, but as a context. Talbert and SOE doctoral student Jason Trumble have written an editorial about it for the Hechinger Report. Read it by clicking below.
Raising Funds for Costa Rica Partner School
This spring, the Baylor School of Education (SOE), through its annual Costa Rica Spring Break Service Trip, plans to bring a “library full of books” to the Santa Elena School in San Jose, Costa Rica. Baylor professors and 30 Baylor students will distribute the textbooks during their weeklong service trip beginning March 6, 2015. Please donate by clicking HERE to support the fundraiser and provide high-quality textbooks to the children of Santa Elena School. Or click "full story" to read more about the SOE and Santa Elena.