SOE professor Rick Strot and recent SOE graduate Dr. Allen Ware were featured in Sunday’s Waco Tribune-Herald after a puppet performance that “enchanted” youngsters. The event at Baylor’s Mayborn Museum celebrated the National Day of Puppetry. Ware graduated in December 2013 with an EDD in Curriculum and Instruction. He is a 1998 Baylor graduate in theater. Strot is a senior lecturer in the SOE’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
A high school teacher from Jacksonville, Texas, and a volunteer coach from Phoenix, Ariz., were honored by the Baylor School of Education (SOE). The SOE each year honors memorable teachers or mentors as part of its annual Senior Recognition Banquet. Memorable educators are nominated by the Baylor students, who submit an essay to support their nomination. The late Marilyn Hooker, nominated by senior education major Meagan Pike, and Floyd Samons, nominated by senior Health Science Studies major Sabrina Kinzley, were both honored at the banquet April 14. Both students read their essays at the banquet.
During the 29th Annual School of Education (SOE) Senior Recognition Banquet, the SOE honored outstanding seniors within the school and its various programs. Students were recognized not only for their accomplishments as undergraduates, but also for their preparedness to impact the world. Of the 213 graduating SOE seniors, 15 were recognized as outstanding, including students in both the teacher preparation and health programs.
Kari Hodge, a graduate student in the Baylor School of Education’s Educational Psychology Department, was elected as one of nine officers of the Gradate Student Council of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She is the first Baylor representative to serve in such a role. AERA is a national society that strives to improve education standards by encouraging inquiry related to education and evaluation.
Baylor University School of Education announced the establishment of two new Professional Development Schools (PDS) in partnership with Midway ISD at Midway Middle School and Spring Valley Elementary, beginning fall 2014. Professional Development Schools are innovative institutions formed through partnerships between university professional education programs and preK-12 schools. Their mission is professional preparation of candidates, school and faculty development, inquiry directed at the improvement of practice and enhanced student learning.
Five students and three programs in the Baylor School of Education (SOE) received statewide recognition from Quest for Quality. A collaboration between CREATE and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Quest for Quality identifies exemplary teacher candidates and exceptional practices in university-based teacher-preparation programs.
Former Baylor baseball coach Dutch Schroeder, BS ’49, was inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame on Monday, April 7. Schroeder coached Baylor's baseball team from 1961-73 and then remained on the faculty at Baylor for 27 years in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. He was also the driving force behind Baylor's "B" Association for former athletic letter winners.
Dr. Marty Crawford, BSEd ’96, Superintendent of West ISD, is a finalist for a national educator award. He was recognized because of his work getting students back to school after the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion in West last year.
Which is better for learning — small groups or full-classroom instruction? Does individual teacher attention really improve a struggling student’s reading? How do you get rambunctious boys to behave? Those were just a few of the questions that Baylor School of Education seniors tackled as part of the 2014 Action Research Symposium, where one hundred students presented research April 1.
Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White hosted an open house and tour to launch the Baylor University Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) on April 1, at Hillcrest MacArthur Center. The ceremony coincided with the first day of National Autism Awareness Month. A standing-room-only crowd heard from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr; Drayton McLane Jr., chair of the board of trustees for Scott & White Healthcare and Baylor Regent Emeritus; and John Boyd III, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer at McLane Children’s Scott & White. Click below for the full story or listen to the KWBU (NPR) report HERE.