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Patricia Arredondo
Pat Arredondo

Patricia Arredondo, M.S. Ed.

Lecturer, Educational Psychology


Campus Contact Information:
Office Location: Marrs McLean Science Building 316
Mailing Address: PO Box 97301 Waco, Texas 76712
Campus Phone: (254)710-6167
Fax: (254)710-4516
Email: Pat_Arredondo@baylor.edu

Education:
B.B.S., Baylor University (Secondary Education: English, Speech)
M.S.E., Baylor University (Mental Retardation, Reading)

Philosophy of Teaching:
As a Baylor teacher who prepares future educators, I believe that successful teachers must have clear goals, effective communication skills, and adequate preparation in assessment and instruction, I also believe that successful teaching must be research-based and followed by reflective critique. My strongest belief about teaching excellence is that students will care more about learning when they know how much I, care about them. This concern is coupled with high expectations as illustrated in the following wisdom of W. Somerset Maugham: "It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."

Research Interests:

Literacy, Preservice Teacher Preparation, and Learners with Special Needs

Research and Scholarship:
National Presentations/Refereed

"Preparing Responsive Interventionists: Scaffolded Experiences in Data-Based Decision Making" International Reading Association 54th Annual Convention North Central, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2009.

"Fulfilling the Promise of RtI: Preservice Special Education Teachers Meet the Challenge", co-presented at the Council for Exceptional Children 2009 Convention and Expo, Seattle, Washington, April 2009. (Co-presenter, Loretta Rudd)

"Fortifying Reading Skills for Young Strugglers with Explicit Spelling Instruction", co-presented at International Reading Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2008. (Co-presenter, Loretta Rudd)

"Accountability through Graphic Conversations using Curriculum Based Measurement," Poster co-presented at the 11th Annual Holmes Partnership Conference, San Antonio, Texas 2007. (Co-presenter, Bianca Ochoa)

"Developmentally Sequenced, Integrated Coursework and Field Experiences to Teach Special Education Methodology", co-presented at TED/TAM Conference, San Diego, California, November 2006. (Co-presenter, Thomas J. Proctor)

"Teacher Candidate Assessment in Sequential Field Experiences with Diverse Special Education Students", co-presented at TED/TAM Conference, San Diego, California, and November 2006. (Co-presenter, Thomas J. Proctor)

"Overcoming Roadblocks through Simultaneous Renewal: The Impact of Mentor Training" co-presented at the National Professional Development Schools Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 2006. (Co-presenters: Barbara Cassidy, Anita Baker, Linda Cox, Jaimie Mormino, Cathy Capers, and Bianca Ochoa)

"Two Roads Converged: Making All the Difference", co-presented at the National Professional Development Schools Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 2006. (Co-presenters: Barbara Cassidy, Anita Baker, Linda Cox, Jaimie Mormino, Cathy Capers, and Bianca Ochoa)

Regional Presentation/ Refereed

"Raising Reading Scores of Struggling K-2 Readers with Rhymes and Rimes". presented at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 11th Annual Reading Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas, March 31, 2007.

Regional Presentation/ Invited

"Fortifying Reading Skills with Spelling Instruction: A Tiered Intervention for Young Strugglers" co-presented at Higher Education Collaborative Annual Research in Reading Seminar, Austin, Texas May 22, 2008.

"Response to Intervention: A Recipe for Reading Success" Proposal accepted for Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading, Waco, Texas, November 2008. (Unable to present due to funeral of my mother)

"Accountability: Graphic Conversations Using Curriculum-Based Measurement". Poster presented at Texas Reading First Higher Education Collaborative 4th Annual Research in Reading Seminar, Austin, and Texas May 22, 2007.

"Fortifying Reading Skills with Spelling Instruction in a Successful Tier 2 Intervention for Young Strugglers", presented at TAIR Regional Conference for PK-12th Grade Teachers, Waco, Texas, October 19, 2007.

"Making Comprehension Explicit and Visible for All Readers", presented at the Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading, Waco, Texas, October 2006.

Guest Lectures/ Invited

"Special Education 101", "Techniques for Teaching Students with Disabilities", "Response to Intervention for Interns", "Who are the Special Education Students?" presented to Baylor classes of Susan Schafer, Anita Baker, Susan Johnsen, Sheila Gloer, and Krys Goree, Fall and Spring 2008.

Professional Development Workshops

"Equal Access: Achievement for All", presented to Lorena Middle and High School faculty, February 2007.

"Strand 2 and Strand 3 Benchmarks", presented at Summer Summit, Waco, Texas, August 2-3 , 2006. (Co-presenter, Bianca Ochoa)

"Increasing Spelling Skills", presented to Hillcrest Professional Development School faculty, March 2006.

"Equal Access: Achievement for All", presented to Hillcrest Professional Development School faculty, January 2006.

"Communicating Assessment with Candidates, Students, Mentors, and Resident Faculty" and "Introduction to SOE Benchmarks, " presented at Summer Summit and Mini Fall Summit, Waco, Texas, July & November 2005. (Co-presenter, Bianca Ochoa)

"A Toolkit for Mentors and Clinical Instructors", Coeditor, October 2006. (Coeditors: Cathy Capers, Eileen Aulick)

Grants

Multisensory Language Education Training for Higher Education Reading Professors, submitted 2008 to San Marcos Civic Foundation, (Co-Author Kathy Campbell) Funded for $27,600.00.

Action Research

"Spelling Instruction for Hillcrest Professional Development School Kindergarteners: A Collaborative Effort Between Novice Special Education Teachers and Classroom Teachers." Presented to WISD, May 2008.

Awards:
2008 Recipient of Scholarship for Multisensory Language Education Training
2007 Recipient of Scholarship for International Dyslexia Association from San Marcos Civic Foundation
Cum Laude Graduate of Baylor University
School of Education Leadership Awards 1999, 2003
Outstanding Women of America 2003

Courses Taught:
TED 2360 Introduction to Special Education Teaching (F&S)
TED 3367 Assessment of Students with Mild Disabilities (S)
TED 3469 Literacy for Students with Special Needs (S)
TED 4351 Differentiated Instruction (F)
TED 4660-4663 Internship Special Education (S)