[28 Apr 2014 | 4 Comments ]
BYU Field Friday Implements an Elementary School Math Instruction Framework

BYU and Columbia Elementary in Jordan School District collaborated in a four-day teaching workshop, the last Field Friday Experience of the 2013–2014 academic school year.
The workshop centered on developing, planning, and implementing an effective math instruction based on the BYU-developed comprehensive mathematics instruction (CMI) framework. One of the challenges the Columbia faculty faced was learning how to use the CMI Framework in their classrooms. BYU elementary education students had been …

In His “Power of Teaching” Lecture, Associate Dean Charles Graham discussed the trend of blended learning
[24 Apr 2014 | ]
Three Benefits of Blending Learning

Advanced classroom technology is opening up new possibilities and principles for teaching. The technique of blended learning, defined as combining face-to-face and online instruction, is one current trend in advancing instruction. During his Power of Teaching lecture in February, Associate Dean Charles Graham discussed three benefits for using blended learning: Blended learning encourages teachers to honor agency, to meet individual needs, and to promote collaborative learning.
First Graham discussed how blended …

Stefinee Pinnegar and colleague publish chapter on international teacher education discourse
[24 Apr 2014 | ]
Globalization and Local Teacher Education

In Saudi Arabia a national government body assesses all of the teachers in the country, while in the United States teacher supervision is left to each individual school. Teacher retention and pedagogy create intense discussions across the globe, but are specific to their local contexts—illustrating the current process of globalization.
Stefinee Pinnegar, a faculty member in the Brigham Young University’s McKay School department of Teacher Education, and colleague Mary Lynn Hamilton …

Researchers Gary W. Ladd and Becky Kochenderfer-Ladd presented findings on how relationships impact children’s learning
[21 Apr 2014 | ]
Research on Children’s Behavior and Academic Success Described at 2014 Benjamin Cluff Jr. Lecture

The relationship of children’s behavior to their academic success is the topic of considerable research in the education profession. At this year’s Benjamin Cluff Jr. Lecture, Gary W. Ladd, EdD, and his wife Becky Kochenderfer-Ladd, PhD, presented some of their research findings on the subject.
The Ladds, who shared the podium at the Cluff Lecture, explained that their findings culminate three separate research endeavors: the Pathways project, the Class Act project, …

More than 900 educators and students attended the March 2014 event
[15 Apr 2014 | ]
2014 Literacy Promise Conference

The David O. McKay School of Education Alumni Society and the Brigham Young University-Public School Partnership hosted the fourth biennial Literacy Promise conference on March 12-14, 2014.
More than 900 teachers and administrators attended the two-day-plus conference held in Salt Lake City. Designed for teachers of grades 4 through 12, the conference offered 35 sessions, with a variety of speakers and topics for attendees to choose from.
Brandon Sanderson, New York Times …