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.
Annual iEngage Civics Camp Teaches Students Citizenship Skills
Nearly one hundred fifth- through ninth-graders are learning about civics and providing a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute Aug. 1-5. Now in its fourth year, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation. iEngage is directed by education faculty members and camp co-founders Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, and Dr. Karon LeCompte, associate professor of curriculum and instruction. The camp’s curriculum teaches children about civic action and political participation. Click "full story" to read more or visit School of Education Facebook to see photos.
Enrichment Program Targets Early Math Learners
A pilot program sponsored by Baylor School of Education’s Department of Curriculum & Instruction aims to impact math understanding in pre-kindergarten children in Waco. During July, the School of Education is conducting a pilot program in early math intervention, the Math for Early Learners Academy (MELA). The brainchild of Dr. Sandi Cooper, professor in math education, the four-week camp targets 4-5 year olds who are entering kindergarten and need help building number sense, based on assessments. Read the story in the Waco Tribune-Herald or click "full story" for the Instant Impact blog.