Classroom collaborators: Doctoral student explores impact of teacher aides

By Rachel Stowe Master ‘91 While they provide a crucial role in the classroom, there’s limited research on how to best utilize teacher aides. Tammy Riemenschneider, a doctoral candidate educational leadership in the College of Education is researching the role of teacher aides, also called paraeducators. She, Marla McGhee, associate professor, and Melody Johnson, scholar… Read more »

College of Education Regional Spelling Bee set for March 19

North Texas area students will compete Wednesday, March 19, in the College of Education Regional Spelling Bee with hopes of advancing to the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The bee is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon in the BLUU. This will be the fourth year the College of Education has hosted… Read more »

A Lesson from KinderFrogs

By Andrea Heins 2013 Harris College Magazine Venturing beyond the walls of the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic, students in the Communication Sciences & Disorders program are playing and learning at KinderFrogs, the early-childhood program that serves young children with disabilities in the Fort Worth community. The children range in age from 18 months to… Read more »

Separate lives

By Caroline Collier ‘98 When Education Professor Sherrie Reynolds sent a team of graduate students to design classroom materials in conjunction with a Fort Worth neighborhood, she could not have foreseen that a book about the unintended consequences of school desegregation would be the outcome. Two semesters ago, Reynolds taught a seminar called Social Construction… Read more »

Texas Women in Higher Education Conference coming to campus Mar. 24-25

TCU will host the annual Texas Women in Higher Education Conference at the BLUU on March 24-25, 2014. Organizers expect attendees from universities across Texas to attend the conference which is themed “Building Bonds: Blazing Trails.”   The conference program includes presentations from speakers who are passionate about empowering women in higher education, a networking… Read more »

Expert on deaf education presenting lecture series Feb. 19-20

Dr. Marc Marschark, professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and director of the Center for Education Resource partnerships, will be on campus as the Green Honors Chair for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He will give a series of free public lectures on Feb. 19 and 20. On Wednesday, Feb…. Read more »

Alliance for children’s annual pinwheel project set for April 7-8

Part of the TCU Campus will be covered in thousands blue and white pinwheels during Alliance For Children’s Pinwheel Project on April 7-8, 2014. The TCU College of Education, Department of Social Work and Institute for Child Development have joined with Alliance For Children to raise awareness about child abuse and other crimes against children. The… Read more »

COE alumna named as a FWISD Academic Teaching Chair for Excellence

Jennifer L. Terry ‘08 was honored by the Fort Worth ISD as the XTO Energy Chair for Teaching Excellence in Early Childhood Education on December 4, 2013. Terry was one of fifteen Fort Worth ISD teachers named as the 2013-2014 Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence. The selected teachers formally receive the title of Chair of… Read more »

Jan Lacina wins Deans’ Research and Creativity Award

Jan Lacina, professor and associate dean of graduate studies, received the Deans’ Research and Creativity Award at Fall Commencement. Lacina was one of three TCU faculty members to receive the $2,500 award for producing the highest quality research or creative activity of the last several years. “I am very excited and humbled,” Lacina said about… Read more »