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July 29, 2014
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Education Will Be Focus of New Living-Learning Center [7/29/2014]

--ThumbnailSoRo copyBaylor University has announced its newest living-learning center (LLC) will be the Education Living-Learning Center, opening fall 2015 in the newly remodeled South Russell Residence Hall. The Education LLC will house not only teacher education majors, but any Baylor students with an interest in becoming educators in any capacity. Continue Reading →

July 16, 2014
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SOE Grad Named Regional Superintendent of the Year [7/16/14]

M-McFarland ThumbnailBaylor School of Education graduate Dr. Michael McFarland, superintendent of Lancaster ISD, is the Region 10 Superintendent of the Year.

The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) announced winners in each of the state’s eighteen regions. Five finalists will be named in August, and the statewide winner will be announced in September at the convention of TASB and the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). Continue Reading →

July 11, 2014
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Private School Teachers and Administrators Gather at Baylor [7/11/14]

TPSA-Turner-ThumbnailFrom an inspirational message by a state legislator to hands-on curriculum training, the annual Texas Private Schools Conference hosted at the Baylor School of Education on July 9 had a lot to offer. Rep. Scott Turner of Rockwall shared his personal life story, a journey that led him through playing in the NFL to his current role as an elected Texas state representative from Rockwall.

“Teachers and coaches are my heroes,” Turner said, referring to the impact of educational leaders in his life. “As teachers, the words you speak to young people can last a lifetime,” he said. “Let them be encouraging, edifying, uplifting and honest. Y’all have that opportunity every day.” Continue Reading →

July 8, 2014
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Baylor SOE to Host Statewide Conference for Private and Independent Schools [7/8/14]

__LogoThumbnailFor the second year, Baylor University School of Education (SOE) and the Texas Private Schools Association (TPSA) are jointly sponsoring a statewide conference for administrators and teachers in private and independent schools. The conference will be on Wednesday, July 9, in Baylor’s Marrs McLean Science building, the home of the SOE.

Dr. Randy M. Wood, director of the SOE’s Center for Christian Education, said the one-day conference is strategically scheduled in midsummer “to allow administrators and teachers to come with an open mind and go away with a mind full of new ideas.” The conference also provides inservice training opportunity for the educators. Continue Reading →

July 1, 2014
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Two SOE Grads Featured in Wacoan Magazine [7/1/2014]

-PenaThumbnailFinalHaving a degree in education can make you a better parent, according to a couple of SOE grads. That’s what Baylor School of Education alumni Aaron Pena, BSEd ’97, and Patricia Avila Pena, BSEd ’96, said in the cover story of the June 2014 edition of the Wacoan Magazine. The couple and their three children were pictured on the cover and in a Q&A story inside. Continue Reading →

June 25, 2014
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Video: Students “Dig” UYP [6/25/2014]

--UYP-Thumbnail-.jpgThe Baylor School of Education is wrapping up science, social science, fine arts and technology summer programs for gifted and talented students. SOE’s Center for Community Learning and Enrichment houses University for Young People (UYP), which hosts these programs for first through twelfth-grade students.  First through fourth-grade students attend camps at Hillcrest PDS and Woodway Elementary, and fourth through twelfth-grade students stay on the Baylor University campus.

During the week of June 9, the younger children studied archeology and made their own museum in the “Creative Problem Solving: Explorations” program at Hillcrest.  Check out our SOE video for a look at their archeological discoveries and adventures! Continue Reading →

June 6, 2014
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SOE Dean Jon Engelhardt Announces Retirement [6/6/14]

-DrE-preferred-cropCloserThumbnailDr. Jon Engelhardt, dean of the Baylor School of Education, has announced his intent to retire next year.

Engelhardt, who became dean in July of 2007, is also a professor of Curriculum and Instruction. Before coming to Baylor, he served as a faculty member in mathematics education and administrator at Arizona State University for 16 years. Prior to the Baylor deanship, he served for 20 years as an education dean at the University of Texas El Paso, Northern Arizona University, and Wichita State University. Continue Reading →

May 19, 2014
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Scenes from the “Celebrating Exceptional Stars Gala” for BARC and CARE [5/19/2014]

Gala-ThumbnailThe “Celebrating Exceptional Stars Gala,” hosted by the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) on May 10, drew a crowd of 215 to the Fifth Floor of Cashion Academic Building on Baylor’s campus for dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Attendees included community leaders, Baylor faculty and staff, and many parents of children who receive services at the Baylor Autism Resource Clinic (BARC) and the Clinic for Assessment, Research and Education (CARE). Continue Reading →