Starpoint School reaping benefits of music program

By Samantha Calimbahin TCU 360 Wednesday and Friday afternoons at Starpoint School can be quite loud. When Starpoint students jump and clap to the rhythm of Katy Perry’s “Firework,” they aren’t having a dance party—they’re having music class. But the focus isn’t solely on the music. The STREAMliners program, run by an organization called The… Read more »

Reading between the lines

By Caroline Collier The TCU Magazine Jan Lacina’s grandfather, who grew up speaking French Creole and Spanish, inspired her love of language. Wanting to help multicultural children acquire reading skills, she spent six years as an ESL teacher prior to becoming a literacy and technology education specialist in higher education. For five years, Lacina, now… Read more »

COE hosts expert on parenting, resilience and risk Sept. 30

Dr. Michael Ungar, a family therapist and Killam Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, will speak on “Too Safe for Their Own Good: How to Make Our Kids More Resilient by Not Overprotecting Them” on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Amon G. Carter Lecture Hall, Palko 130. The event… Read more »

COE launches new master’s program in Curriculum and Instruction

Beginning in January 2015, teachers and other education professionals will have the opportunity to improve their instructional, leadership, and research skills with the new master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction through the TCU College of Education. This program allows students to tailor their degree path by choosing a content specialization as well an emphasis in… Read more »

COE professor receives Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award

Sarah Quebec Fuentes, assistant professor of mathematics education in the College of Education, has received the Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award from the School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA). The award is granted to a researcher or teacher, within five years of receiving their doctoral degree, who has made significant and productive contributions to the… Read more »

Lab School Director named to IALS Board of Directors

Dr. Marilyn Tolbert, director of TCU laboratory schools, has been named to the Board of Directors for the International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS). Tolbert will join the IALS Board of Directors this summer and will serve a three-year term. The IALS Board of Directors consists of 14 education professionals who are involved with Laboratory… Read more »

National Spelling Bee co-champ first aced the TCU event

Ansun Sujoe, 13, of Euless triumphed at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., last night sharing the championship with another teen from upstate New York. His talent and focus, televised nationally during the event, were center stage locally on March 19 when the youngster was first place winner in the TCU College of… Read more »

Andrews Institute professors featured on education web site, Edutopia

The blog post, “Developing a Mathematics Teacher Knowledge Framework” by Dr. Sarah Quebec Fuentes and Dr. J. Matt Switzer, was published on the national education web site, Edutopia. The article discusses mathematics teacher development and the multi-dimensional nature of teacher knowledge. Dr. Fuentes and Dr. Switzer are assistant professors of mathematics education. To read the… Read more »