[20 Oct 2014 | Comments Off ]
The Power of Teaching: David M. McConkie

Brother David M. McConkie presented “The Foundations of Learning” during the McKay School of Education’s Power of Teaching lecture series on October 23. Join the conversation below via Twitter.

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 …

IP&T students explore terms and relationships to better understand their field
[15 Oct 2014 | Comments Off ]
Instructional Psychology and Technology Class Publishes in Top-tier Journal

Universal terminology does not exist in a field as widely inclusive as instructional design. A McKay School Instructional Psychology and Technology class of seven students assisted by their professor, Andy Gibbons, developed a process enabling designers to compare and analyze terms across theories. Their findings were presented in the article “A Process for the Critical Analysis of Instructional Theory,” published in the October 2014 issue of Educational Technology Research and Development, …

[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 …