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BYU alum plans to improve teamwork between the university and local public schools
[15 Oct 2014 | Comments Off ]
CITES Appoints New Assistant Director for Professional Development

Barry Graff joined the McKay School’s Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling (CITES) as assistant director for professional development.
“Barry Graff comes to the CITES office highly regarded for his education experience and expertise,” said Mary Anne Prater, dean of the McKay School of Education. “Barry has the knowledge and skills necessary to advance the field of education.  We’re thrilled to have him a part of our CITES …

[13 Oct 2014 | Comments Off ]
Reconnect With the McKay School

BYU Homecoming Week will include a variety of activities at the university and college levels. The McKay School will host an alumni lecture and a Homecoming Gathering.
All colleges will honor an alumnus, who will present a college guest lecture. McKay School’s honoree is Cindy Wheeler Sutton, an alumna from the Department of Communication Disorders. Her lecture is titled “The Power of Communication.”
Cindy has compassion for those who are suffering and …

Professional learning communities offer systemic change to physical education
[6 Oct 2014 | Comments Off ]
Go Team!

Physical education is in crisis. Some of the field’s outstanding theorists and practitioners have labeled the current state of PE as a “systemic failure.” Revisiting a basic sports fundamental—teamwork—may bring a successful turnaround, according to BYU professor Keven Prusak.
Prusak, of the David O. McKay School of Education, recently collaborated with physical education practitioners Zack Beddoes and Amber Hall on “Overcoming Marginalization of Physical Education in America’s Schools with Professional Learning …

[6 Oct 2014 | Comments Off ]
David Boren Joins Faculty as Director of the School Leadership Program

David Boren, former principal of Scera Park Elementary in Alpine School District, is the newest member of the McKay School’s Educational Leadership and Foundations department. He will serve as director of the School Leadership Program and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses.
Boren earned three degrees from BYU: a bachelor’s in elementary education (’03), a master’s from the School Leadership Program (’06), and a doctorate in educational leadership (’10). Before joining …

A comparison of administrator preparation programs
[6 Oct 2014 | Comments Off ]
Preparing Teachers to Become Principals

In addition to the newly announced licensure-only track, BYU provides two tracks to earn a master’s of education in their School Leadership Program: the full-time Leadership Preparation Program and the part-time Executive School Leadership Program. A brief overview of these two tracks is provided below.
Leadership Preparation Program
This track of the School Leadership Program can be completed in 14 months. The program begins in the spring term (April) with a cohort …