Three Simmons professors from the Department of Teaching and Learning participated in the launch of walkSTEM, a program conducted in the Dallas Arts District during the Pi Day Math Festival on March 14.
Drs. Dara Rossi, Candace Walkington, and Annie Wilhelm helped students, teachers, and families from the Dallas-Fort Worth area understand real-life applications of mathematics. They were a part of the organizer’s efforts, talkStem, to make instruction relevant and engaging. Click here to view SMU’s Mustang Minute.
Congratulations to Stephanie Al Otaiba, Patsy and Ray Caldwell Centennial Chair in Teaching and Learning, who is the recipient of the 2017 American Educational Research Association’s Distinguished Researcher Award in Special Education Research . AERA is a flagship research body for education scholars.
She will receive her award at the annual meeting held in San Antonio, April 27-May 1.
Paige Ware, interim dean of Simmons, in a commentary written for The Dallas Morning News proposes that the Texas Legislature continue with its commitment to funding pre-K education by increasing the quality of the programs and the allocation of money.
She suggests looking at the way Michigan has made a difference in the education of young children. Read her commentary here.