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Professional learning communities offer systemic change to physical education
[17 Sep 2014 | Comments Off ]
An End to Isolation

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 …

McKay School students provide meaningful art experience for children in summer program.
[16 Sep 2014 | Comments Off ]
Gallery Stroll showcases art from children with special needs

On a recent summer evening, the rooms and halls of the BYU Conference Center were packed with kids, young adults, parents, and teachers admiring the unique art  of elementary children with special needs. The artwork on display at this Young Artists Gallery Stroll was the culmination of a summer’s work for these young students.
For over 12 years, BYU’s McKay School of Education has partnered with two school districts, Nebo and …

Andy Gibbons’ book views instruction, like architecture, as built on layers of support.
[22 Aug 2014 | Comments Off ]
McKay School Professor Receives Outstanding Book Award from International Association

An Architectural Approach to Instructional Design, a new book by Andy Gibbons, of the Department of Instructional Psychology and Technology in the McKay School of Education, was recognized with an Outstanding Book Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), a leading professional organization in the field with worldwide affiliations.
Gibbons will receive the award from the Division of Design and Development and present his work in November at …

[18 Aug 2014 | Comments Off ]
Welcome to Education Week

A special welcome to alumni of the McKay School of Education—although it might have been called the College of Education when you attended. We hope you’ll feel at home. Come and visit the McKay School and see the changes that have taken place since you left. You are also invited to check out the McKay School website at It’s a site for all McKay alumni, whether you’re a teacher, …

“He is well-prepared to be the next IP&T department chair,” said Dean Mary Anne Prater
[31 Jul 2014 | Comments Off ]
Charles Graham Appointed Department Chair of Instructional Psychology and Technology

The David O. McKay School of Education has announced the selection of Charles Graham as the new chair of the Department of Instructional Psychology and Technology (IP&T), effective Aug. 1, 2014. Graham will replace Andrew Gibbons, who has served as chair since 2003.
“Charles Graham is well-prepared to be the next IP&T department chair,” said Dean Mary Anne Prater. “He has served diligently for several years as an associate dean in …