In 2014, the Baylor School of Education began chronicling events, announcements, awards and accomplishments online through the news blog Instant Impact and a new SOE Facebook page in addition to the SOE website. We continued keeping in touch with alumni through the Impact newsletter sent via mail, but now in a new and larger format. The Impact newsletter has a new website, too.
Looking back, it’s clear that 2014 was an exciting and news-filled year for the SOE! Here’s a glance at some major headlines:
Education Living Learning Center to Open in August 2015 (July) You can learn more about the LLC here: Education Living Learning Center
Two new PDS Schools Added (April)
Dean Wins Lifetime Achievement Award (November)
Dr. Joel Porter, director of advising and enrollment management, named Baylor Football Legend (September) Photos of this event, along with some of Dr. Porter during his playing days, were Facebook favorites, so you might want to check out the PHOTOS.
Quest for Quality Awards: In spring and then again in the fall, SOE students and programs were recognized by a statewide group that honors outstanding teacher candidates and teacher-education programs. Two were honored in August, and several students and programs were honored in the spring, including the Dean’s Superintendent Group.
(Alumni, if you win an award, please let us know at BaylorImpact@baylor.edu.)
SOE Departments Sponsored Successful Events including the Celebrating Exceptionalities Gala (May) Administrator Appreciation Day, (October), Baylor Autism Camp (June), three successful weeks of University for Young People (June), both on Baylor Campus and at local elementary schools, and iCivics Camp (August).
The SOE Also Played Host to Conferences for State Groups, including the Fall Conference of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (October), State Mathematics Educators (October), and the Texas Private Schools Conference (July).
Action Research Symposium (April) Some of those seniors were invited to present at the annual statewide CSOTTE (Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education) conference in Austin (October).
Annual Honors for Seniors (April)
Graduation photos on Facebook have been a favorite, so here’s the December batch, featuring newly minted SOE master’s grad and BU quarterback Bryce Petty.
And just click to see all of our Facebook albums.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Keep up with the SOE in 2014 through frequent visits to our website, Baylor.edu/SOE, by signing up for an email subscription to the Instant Impact blog, and by clicking “like” on our Facebook page. We hope to see you often in 2015!