Scott Baker, executive director of Simmons’ Center on Research and Evaluation, chaired an Institute of Education Sciences panel to create a new practice guide for teaching and supporting English learners. The result of the panel’s work will be discussed in a free webinar, May, 1 from 3:00-4:15 p.m. ET.
The panel will review the recommendations, evidence and implementation. Baker also says panel members will outline what barriers might be encountered and what the desirable remedies are. To download the guide, click here. The first guide was developed in 2007.
Marilyn “Birdie” Barr, senior lecturer and associate director of Wellness, was awarded SMU’s “M” Award, the highest recognition that can be bestowed upon students, faculty, staff and administrators. The recipients are recognized for their continuous efforts of service at the University.
The “M” Award honorees are characterized by being an inspiration to others, giving unselfishly of their time and talents in order to make the University and the world a better place.
Barr was recognized at the 2014 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 21. Read more here.
Associate Professor Michael Harris, who teaches in Education Policy and Leadership, took to the TEDxSMU stage during Founder’s Day activities at the University. His topic was “Why Businesses Should Work like a University.”
See slide show here
Megan Murphy, clinical assistant professor in Applied Physiology, is featured in SMU’s Browsing Forward, a central libraries publication. In it, she explains how Fondren Library’s Touch Learning Center assists her students through technological methods to learn anatomy. Read story here.