Dean David Chard and Stephanie Hirsh, a former school board member in Richardson and executive director of Learning Forward, advocate for teachers to get more opportunities to hone their skills and knowledge. Read their opinion piece in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Associate Professor Peter Weyand demonstrates the physics of basketball “flopping” to the media. Weyand offered an update on his research, conducted through a $100,000 grant from Dallas Mavericks’ Mark Cuban, to understand what kind of force will knock down an athlete on the court. See video by The Dallas Morning News here.
Assistant Professor Candace Walkington conducts research on interest-based learning in mathematics. Her studies examine how abstract mathematical ideas can become connected to students’ concrete, everyday experiences.
In 2012, Education Week featured her work as a cover article and most recently, Media/Shift, a blog on teaching strategies, reported on her personalized instruction. For more on the December 9 blog report click here.