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January 12, 2016
by Baylor Instant Impact

Dr. Leanne Howell Wins Statewide Award [01/12/2016]

Howell-Midway-blog-300When Dr. Leanne Howell created and implemented an instructional technology series for her Baylor teacher-education students, she had no idea that it would blossom into a revolutionary program that improved student engagement in the classroom exponentially as well as garner her state recognition. Yet that is what it did.

Howell, a clinical assistant professor in the Baylor School of Education’s Department of Curriculum & Instruction, is also the university liaison for the School of Education at Spring Valley Elementary School, a professional development school (PDS) campus of the SOE. Howell received the Exemplary Faculty Practice Award from The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE) for her groundbreaking work and research implementing technology in the classroom for Teaching Associate (TA) students (Baylor juniors). Continue Reading →

February 11, 2015
by Baylor Instant Impact

Two Baylor SOE Faculty Members Selected for ATE Fellows Program


Dr. Barbara Purdum-Cassidy (left) and Dr. Leanne Howell

Two Baylor School of Education (SOE) faculty members — Dr. Leanne Howell, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
 of Curriculum & Instruction, and Dr. Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, Clinical Assistant Professor in Curriculum & Instruction — are preparing for the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Clinical Fellows Symposium that begins on Saturday, Feb. 14, in Phoenix, Arizona. This symposium will allow the duo to meet like-minded clinical practitioners in various schools and colleges of education around the nation.

Being chosen as ATE Clinical Fellows is quite an honor, since only 40 educators are selected nationwide, and this year Baylor SOE has two representatives.

“It’s an honor to have the privilege of collaborating at a symposium designed especially for clinical practitioners,” Howell stated. Continue Reading →