Freshman Writing his Way through Baylor
On a cold and rainy night in downtown Dallas, a young Baylor student found himself lying in the street. He had been been mugged and was thinking seriously about the possibility he was about to die — when a small blue dragon crawled out of his front pocket to save him. Actually, freshman Alex Patterson was lying in his own bed, and that was the dream that inspired him to write his newly released novel Choices
Impact Newsletter Spring Issue is Online
The spring edition of Impact newsletter is now available online. Check it out for stories on outstanding programs, faculty, students and alumni of Baylor’s School of Education. This issue’s cover story is about how our Educational Psychology students are making a difference through a mentoring program for at-risk high school students. The Impact button on the right will take you directly to the newest issue.
Four School of Education Faculty Receive Tenure
The Baylor School of Education is celebrating four faculty members who received tenure this spring, with promotion to associate professor status in the fall: Dr. Nathan Alleman, Department of Educational Administration; Dr. Karon LeCompte, Department of Curriculum & Instruction; Dr. Grant Morgan, Department of Educational Psychology; Dr. Rishi Sriram, Department of Educational Administration. Click "Full Story" to read about their research and teaching accomplishments in the School of Education and beyond.
Faculty, Students, Partners Present at NAPDS
The Baylor School of Education was well represented at the recent conference for the National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) in Washington, D.C. in March. Several Baylor SOE faculty members gave presentations, as did Baylor SOE students and representatives from the local Baylor Professional Development School (PDS) campuses. NAPDS serves as an advocate for the educational community, dedicated to promoting the continuous development of collaborative school/higher education/community relationships and to create and sustain genuine collaborative partnerships between P-12 and higher education institutions.
Tony Nominee Rob Askins to Keynote School of Education Symposium
Tony-nominated playwright and Baylor graduate Rob Askins, author of the Broadway play Hand to God, will be the keynote speaker for a Baylor School of Education event April 14. The Department of Curriculum & Instruction will host a symposium, “Multiple Literacies: Reading and Writing Diverse Texts in a Digital Age” on April 14 and 15. Askins’ keynote talk will be Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m., in Packard Hall (Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 101). It is free and open to the public. On Friday, April 15, a faculty symposium will explore the topic further with multiple Baylor faculty speakers between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.