Graduate Student Achievement Recognition Awards

Graduate Student Achievement Recognition Awards are established to promote graduate education in TLAC. Various award winners for the calendar year 2013 have been identified for the following categories. Thanks go to the Graduate Advising Office and the Awards Committee, chaired by Dr. Bugra Yalvac, for their great help. Congratulations to all of these award winners.

Faculty Fellow for Innovation in High-Impact Learning Experiences Grant

Dr. Edie Cassell, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture clinical associate professor, receives Faculty Fellow for Innovation in High-Impact Learning Experiences grant. The grant will be used to support the proposed project "Four-Week Service-Learning and Teaching Program in Mexico." The Center for Teaching Excellence with the Irelene and Billy Joe Adams ’41 Endowed Fund will provide funding for the grant.

Bilingual Education Student De la Garza Selected as A&M Undergraduate Research Ambassador

From 2013-14, Bilingual Education undergraduate student Anna De la Garza was an invaluable participant in a Teaching, Learning and Culture department group research project.
The project, led by TLAC graduate student Tracey Hodges in collaboration with faculty members Erin McTigue and April Douglass and graduate students Nancy Weber and Katherine Wright, investigated the impact of TLAC W-courses on students’ self-efficacy for writing. Anna worked in many aspects of the research process, including survey creation, pilot testing and conducting classroom observations.

Aggies Commit to Transforming Lives Celebration

On April 24, the College of Education and Human Development held a reception to honor the new class of Transforming Lives Fellows and to celebrate the activities associated with the college Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Aggies Commit to Transforming Lives.
“This event is special because it highlights the many Aggies Commit activities taking place in the college,” said Dr. George Cunningham, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. “We are also able to hear from faculty and students how these high impact learning experiences are positively impacting them.”

KATE Project Team Designs Virtual Learning Environment for Pre-Service Math Teachers

The K-12 learning landscape is constantly changing. To keep pace with these changes, many teachers are searching for innovative ways to keep students engaged. And keeping their attention is only part of the equation in designing effective lessons.
Mathematics teachers may find it particularly challenging to facilitate instruction that keep students engaged and ensures a successful curriculum. These teachers need the tools and resources to teach math in an immersive and inclusive environment and successfully lead a classroom full of diverse learners.