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October 17, 2014
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SOE Grad Wins AATC Honor for Dissertation

Meehan-MediaPictureWebStoryBaylor School of Education graduate Dr. Jessica Meehan won the 2014 John Laska Distinguished Dissertation Award in Teaching from the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC) for her work done in the School of Education.

Meehan’s dissertation, Castañeda v. Pickard, The Struggle for an Equitable Education: One Family’s Experience with Resistance, focuses on the 1978 trial and 1981 appeal of Roy Castañeda’s case against the Raymondville Independent School District alleging racial segregation in the classroom and a lack of proper English Language Learner programs for his children to succeed in school. Continue Reading →

October 13, 2014
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SOE Hosts Annual GT Conference for Educators

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Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska was one of the major speakers at the GT Conference.

Making small changes in the classroom for gifted learners was the focus of the annual Fall GT Conference in Gifted Education.

Baylor University School of Education’s Center for Community Learning and Enrichment hosted the conference on Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Cashion Academic Center on the Baylor campus. More than 190 educators, administrators, and students attended the event. The conference featured local and national speakers in the field of gifted education. Continue Reading →

October 7, 2014
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Dept. of Educational Administration Hosts Area Administrators

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Brent Merritt, Assistant Superintendent of Midway ISD, led a presentation on new state accountability reporting.

A stunning view of downtown Waco from the fourth level of McLane Stadium drew a crowd of more than 80 school administrators from Region 12 to the annual Administrators Appreciation Day, hosted on Oct. 3 by the School of Education’s Department of Educational Administration. Continue Reading →

October 2, 2014
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SOE Hosts Mathematics Education Conference

AMTETxLogoBaylor’s School of Education sponsored the second annual Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in Texas Conference on Sept. 26-27, with meetings all day Saturday in the Marrs McLean Science Building. Dr. Trena Wilkerson, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Graduate Program Director, and Dr. Sandi Cooper, Professor and Coordinator of Mathematics Education Program — along with other members of the Steering Committee of AMTE-TX — hosted the two-day event which showcased presentations by nationally recognized mathematics educators.
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September 11, 2014
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Educators from “Down Under” Visit SOE

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The School of Education (SOE) hosted visitors from its partner school in Brisbane, Australia, last week. Deputy principal Pam Dunbar (back row, far left) and 4th-and-5th-grade teacher Debbie Heenan (front row, center) of Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School were in Texas for a week and met the eight SOE seniors who will travel to Australia in November through the SOE’s study-abroad program and teach there for three weeks. Continue Reading →

September 9, 2014
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SOE Senior Wins Statewide Scholarship

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Baylor School of Education (SOE) senior Sasha Wells, who is majoring in all-level special education, is a recipient of the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) Scholarship for 2014. TASPA gives only three annual scholarships statewide, and this is the sixth year in a row (and the twelfth time since 1998) that a Baylor SOE student has received a scholarship. TASPA will recognize this year’s recipients at a luncheon in Austin on Dec. 11. Continue Reading →

August 28, 2014
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School of Education presents Baylor signs to three Midway ISD Professional Development Schools [8/28/2014]

--Midway-ThumbnailBaylor University School of Education celebrated its Midway ISD PDS (professional development school) campuses today by presenting specialty Baylor signage to its two new partner PDS campuses and to Midway High School, which has been a PDS for five years. The two new schools are Spring Valley Elementary and Midway Middle School. Continue Reading →

August 25, 2014
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Two SOE Teacher Candidates Honored as “Exemplary” [8/25/2014]

QuestQualityLogo-ThumbTwo recent graduates of the Baylor School of Education (SOE), Lynette Atkinson and Stephanie Limes, received recognition this summer from Quest for Quality as outstanding teacher candidates in the state of Texas. A collaboration between CREATE (Center for Research, Education and Advancement of Teacher Education) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Quest for Quality identifies exemplary teacher candidates and exceptional practices in university-based teacher-preparation programs in the state of Texas. Continue Reading →