Can playing online video games help students learn civics education? According to Baylor University researchers, the answer is yes. Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction and Dr. Karon LeCompte, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in Baylor's School of Education studied the effectiveness of iCivics, a free online website founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor that teaches civics concepts using 19 educational games. The study, published in The Journal of Social Studies Research, shows iCivics is an effective tool for teaching civics concepts to primary and middle school students.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Baylor's School of Education (SOE) is sponsoring a lecture by Dr. William H. Schubert, an expert on John Dewey and his educational philosophies. The lecture will be Thursday, Feb. 6, from 5-6:30 p.m. in Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 301.
The Baylor Autism Resource Center (BARC), a part of the Baylor School of Education, hosted the January meeting of Connections Networking of Temple/Waco at the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities on Jan. 14.
Baylor School of Education hosted the Region 12 Conference of the Texas Association of Future Educators on Jan. 9. TAFE is a statewide nonprofit organization that gives high school students the chance to explore the teaching profession. During their day in Marrs McLean Science Building on Baylor's campus, students from the Central Texas area competed in various contests, ranging from a written test to presentations and speeches. Click to read about the conference and see a photo gallery from the students' day at the SOE.
Baylor soccer sophomore midfielder Bri Campos earned a spot on Mexico's U-20 National Team that is trying to qualify for the 2014 U-20 Women's World Cup this summer in Canada. The team will compete in the Cayman Islands at the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship from Jan. 9-19. Campos is a student in the Health, Human Performance and Recreation Dept.
Amelia Rabroker, BSEd '03, is bringing art to students all over Harker Heights and Killeen through her Tap Tap Art School, which operates out of a converted school bus. Rabroker started the school after a ten-year teaching career in Killeen ISD. The name "Tap Tap" was inspired by the public buses of Haiti, where the passengers tap the ceiling to indicate they want to exit. (Photograph by Jaime Villanueva / Killeen Daily Herald)