Dr. Sandi Cooper Earns Baylor Centennial Professor Award
Sandra Cooper, Ph.D., professor and coordinator of the mathematics education program in Baylor University’s School of Education, has been selected as one of two recipients of the 2016 Baylor Centennial Professor Awards. Created by the Baylor Centennial Class of 1945, the award provides tenured professors with $5,000 for research projects that will facilitate more in-depth study in his or her field. Cooper will use the award to fund a study that will define highly effective elementary school mathematics teachers. She will use her research to improve her early education courses and better teach her students – future educators themselves – what they can do to establish math skills early on in their students’ lives.
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.