McKay School Grads: The Unexpected Teaching Experience

From students to teachers overnight

When Elizabeth Olsen and Kalie Peck chose to study elementary education, they knew that one day they would have classrooms of their own. What they didn’t know was that day would arrive sooner than they had ever anticipated. Overnight, these two girls went from being students to teachers when their practicum mentor suddenly became ill.

 

Getting to BYU

 

Elizabeth Olsen and Kalie Peck, elementary education students, taught 37 students when their practicum mentor suddenly became ill.

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11Apr2017

Seeing Who’s Behind the Desks

Power of Teaching lecture on motivating and believing in students

Todd Pennington, from Physical Education Teacher Education within the Department of Teacher Education in the David O. McKay School of Education, spoke on the value of motivating each student and seeing who is behind the desk.
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30Mar2017

Best Practices in Autism

Teachers, and other professionals, parents, and students attended the fourth annual workshop to learn about best practices in autism

Brigham Young University’s recent annual Autism Translational Research Workshop, Best Practices in Autism: Social Skills Interventions and Diagnostic Challenges, focused on ways to help professionals, educators, and parents practice evidence-based techniques.
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24Mar2017

Twelve Students Receive Educational Leadership Award

The 2016–2017 Educational Leadership Awards have been awarded to one student from each cohort

Each academic year, the faculty of the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department chooses one student from each cohort to receive the School Leadership Award.
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23Mar2017

Student Employee Sets an Office Record

Kara Betts has worked in the EdLF Department for five years

Kara Betts has worked in the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department for five years, which some say is an office record for student employees. She has been a secretary since 2012 and will graduate in April with a degree in statistics. She has built strong relationships with her office coworkers and department faculty.
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23Mar2017

Effects of Globalization on Education Systems: Debates and Issues

Professor Geo-JaJa publishes a book on the effects of globalization on education systems

MacLeans Geo-JaJa of the McKay School’s Educational Leadership and Foundations Department and Suzanne Majhanovich from the University of Western Ontario coauthored a book titled Effects of Globalization on Education Systems and Development: Debates and Issues
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