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Faculty, Partners and Graduate Presentations at ATE Conference [04/10/2017]


The Baylor School of Education was well represented at the recent conference for The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) in Orlando. Six members of Baylor’s SOE faculty gave academic presentations. Several Baylor SOE graduates and representatives from the SOE’s partner schools presented as well.

Here’s a rundown of the Baylor SOE presentations at ATE February 11-14:

Rachelle Rogers

“Assessing the Impact of School-University Collaborative Research”
Barbara Purdum-Cassidy and Rachelle Rogers, Baylor SOE faculty
John Choins, Herb Cox, Midway Middle School
This panel discussed the collaboration of students and teachers at professional development schools and inquiry as a learning tool.

“Examining the Impact of Neoliberal Accountability on the Socialization of Preservice and Novice Teachers”
Edith Davis, Florida A&M University, Baylor SOE Grad, EdD ’07
This presentation covered current research and policy concerned with the socialization of young teachers.

“Hilda Taba Spiral Curriculum: Micro-Spiral Curriculum for Minorities”
Edith Davis, Florida A&M University, Baylor SOE Grad, EdD ’07
This session examined the struggles in science curriculum and ways to improve it.

“Partnerships: Working with Parents and the Community for the Success of the Child”
Aiyana Henry, The University of Oklahoma, Baylor SOE Grad, MSED ’02, EdD ’12
This roundtable explored strategies to build partnerships with students, parents, and the community.

Leanne Howell

“The Ripple Effect: How One Story of a Professional Development School Has Implemented Innovative Clinical Practices to Prepare Future Educators and Impact School Change”
Leanne Howell, Baylor SOE faculty
This roundtable looked at examples of collaborations with Professional Development Schools.

“ATE Science Educators: Cutting Edge Work in STEM, STEAM, and STREAM”
Edith Davis, Florida A&M University, Baylor SOE Grad, EdD ’07
Ute Kaden, University of Alaska Anchorage
This roundtable discussed current, cutting-edge work in the science education community.

Trena Wilkerson

“Effects of Language on Children’s Conceptual Understanding of Mathematics-Implications for Teacher Education”
Trena Wilkerson, Baylor SOE faculty
Justin Adcock, Regis University; Loi Booher, University of Central Arkansas; Lingguo Bu, Southern Illinois University; Andrea Cayson, Bridgewater State University; Elizabeth Johnston, Plymouth State; Regina Mistretta, St. John’s; Patricia Nugent, Bradley university; Gina Borgioli Yoder, Indiana University
This presentation shared findings on ways to focus teacher education and guide research.

Lakia Scott

“Celebration and Innovation: Culturally Affirming Literacy Practices for Urban Elementary Students”
Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, Lakia M. Scott, Baylor SOE faculty
Marcia Watson, Townson University
Elena King, Michelle Plaisance, Greensboro College
This symposium discussed effective and culturally appropriate teaching strategies that have been successful with African American and Hispanic/Latino(a) students.

Doug Rogers

“Courage in the Classroom: One Way to Get There”
Rachelle Rogers, Douglas Rogers, Baylor SOE faculty
Molly Veselka, Baylor SOE Grad, BA ’12, MA ’16
Jason Trumble, University of Central Arkansas, Baylor SOE Grad, PhD ’15
This presentation encouraged teachers as the Baylor staff shared a chapter from their recently published book.

“Science Education SIG”
Edith Davis, Florida A&M University, Baylor SOE Grad, EdD ’07
Ute Kaden, University of Alaska
This presentation discussed Science standards for the next generation and grants and studies focused on teaching STEM education.

Barbara Purdum-Cassidy

In addition to the presentations, faculty members Rachelle Rogers, Leanne Howell, and Barbara Purdum-Cassidy — along with partners Herb Cox, Jay Fischer and Brent Merritt of Midway ISD — participated in the Clinical Practices Fellows Symposium, by invitation. Rachelle Rogers and Barbara Purdum-Cassidy co-chaired the Emerging Scholars Session of the conference, with Doug Rogers serving as discussant for the three presentations included. And Baylor graduate Aiyana Henry helped moderate a special session on the ATE Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education Award.


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