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
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SOE Hosts Summer Literacy Institute
Baylor University’s School of Education will host a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 25-27. More than 200 teachers will attend the professional development conference, featuring internationally known literacy experts Kylene Beers, currently an advisor at Columbia University and previously senior reading researcher at the Comer School Development Program at Yale University, along with Penny Kittle and Linda Rief — both teachers, authors and instructors at the University of New Hampshire Summer Literacy Institute.
Mentorship at UYP Leads to Family Gift
Baylor master’s student Jordan Barlow, BSED ’15, witnessed first-hand the academic benefits and life-changing effects of Baylor’s University for Young People, a summer program for gifted students in grades 4-12. Barlow’s experiences working as a mentor and a teacher in the program were so significant that her parents felt moved to donate to UYP two summers in a row — providing the opportunity for more students to participate in the program than before.
First-Year Teacher Reflections — How Did SOE Graduates Do?
The Baylor School of Education prides itself on preparing graduates for the classroom through rigorous coursework as well as intense faculty-guided field experiences. But how did we really do? Read the reflections of six graduates after their first year in the classroom — Sean Boone, BSEd ’15; Malloy Butler, BSEd ’14, MSEd ’15; Ashlyn Cramer, BSEd ’15; Lauryn Kirkhart, BSEd ’15; Alyssa Messier, BSEd ’14, MSEd ’15; Emily Rice, BSEd ’14, MSEd ’15;
School of Education Student Crowned as Miss Texas
Middle Grades Math Major Caroline Carothers was crowned as Miss Texas on July 2, competing as Miss Plano. The feature twirler for Baylor University also won her preliminary talent competition. Her platform as Miss Texas is to encourage a growth mindset for all levels of students as they learn math. Read the story about her from fall 2015 on the School of Education's "Instant Impact" news blog: Teaching with a Twirl.