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State award recognizes achievement and potential of first year mathematics teacher.
[13 Feb 2015 | Comments Off ]
Bethany Maxfield Chosen as “Teacher of Tomorrow”

Bethany Maxfield, a 2014 BYU math education graduate, was recognized with a Teacher of Tomorrow award by the Utah Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (UASCD). The UASCD gives Teacher of Tomorrow awards annually to teachers who show “exemplary achievement and demonstrated promise,” said Louise R. Moulding, UASCD awards chair.
Now a first-year math teacher at Timpanogos High School, Maxfield was surprised when she received an email announcing she had been …

McKay School’s 3MT Thesis winners to compete for grand prize on university level.
[13 Feb 2015 | Comments Off ]
McKay School Students in Final Round of 3MT Competition

Each contestant has three minutes and one PowerPoint slide to explain his or her thesis for a chance to win $5,000. Six McKay School graduate students began this competition in late January of this year.
The participants represented different programs in the McKay School. The three winners were from the graduate program Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation (EIME). The winners, Steve Stokes, Eli Jones, and Jabra Ghneim won $500, $300, and …

Steven and Julie Hite will spend the winter doing research in India
[4 Feb 2015 | Comments Off ]
Two McKay School Professors Join Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Educational Leadership and Foundations professors Steven and Julie Hite have both been accepted into the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to serve in India.
Steven will carry out a project titled The Design, Delivery, and Dissemination of Educational Measurement, Inquiry, and Evaluation in India at Ambedkar University in Delhi. Julie will research Strategic Leadership and Networks in Indian Education at The University of Delhi. Both projects are scheduled from January until …

Best Practices in Autism: Autism in Adolescence will be held at the BYU Conference Center on January 30, 2015
[15 Jan 2015 | Comments Off ]
Second BYU Autism Conference to Focus on Adolescence

The changes and adjustments of adolescence are rarely easy.  But for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, change is even harder.
Best Practices in Autism: Autism in Adolescence, a one-day workshop to be held at the BYU Conference Center on January 30, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will emphasize ways to cope with autism during adolescence.
Presenters are from BYU, Utah State University, the University of …

“One of the biggest problems with early identification of autism is that many children aren't identified until they reach the school system,” said the study’s lead author and BYU assistant professor Terisa Gabrielsen. “This means that they have missed out on some prime years for intervention that can change a child's outcome.”
[12 Jan 2015 | Comments Off ]
Study in Pediatrics: Brief observations miss autism symptoms in young children

As the rate of children with autism in the U.S. continues to grow, a new study published today in top-ranked journal Pediatrics shows that medical professionals can’t rely solely on their clinical judgment to detect autism risk.
The study finds that 10-20-minute observations, such as a pediatric exam, don’t provide enough information about symptoms associated with autism. Within that short window, many children with autism display mostly typical behavior and may fail to receive a …