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Post date: Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 11:01am

Lauren Williams, a senior special education major, is one of approximately 100 juniors and seniors to participate in the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program.

Working with Kimberly Vannest, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Williams is looking at preservice teacher knowledge of data-based decision-making.

"If our future teachers are to engage in data-driven decision-making, teacher education classes need to be disposed toward, model and teach...

Post date: Monday, December 7, 2009 - 10:58am

Small businesses face many challenges, yet some small business owners remain unaware of the real threat posed by hackers, who can break into computer networks to obtain sensitive information vital to these businesses, notes a Texas A&M University professor who heads a project focusing on cyber security.

The Virtual Tools for Expanding the Cyber Horizon (VTECH) project works to inform small business leaders about the importance of cyber security and to teach individuals the skills...

Post date: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 10:56am

What started as a one-day visit to an Italian middle school has grown into an exciting opportunity for preservice Aggie teachers to teach English Language Learners.

In 2008, Janet Hammer and Patricia Wiese, clinical faculty members in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, journeyed with 14 Texas A&M University students to Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy, for a spring semester study abroad.

The students stayed at the Santa Chiara Study Center in Castiglion...

Post date: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 1:52pm

Paige Melancon enrolled at Texas A&M University intending to become a doctor. A tutoring job through the Read & Counts program made her think twice about her career path.

"My mom has been a kindergarten teacher for more than 23 years, and I always said I wasn't going to be a teacher," she says. "I started as a biology major and got a job with Reads & Counts. My mom said, ‘Maybe this is God's way of telling you to be a teacher.'"

Paige, now a junior education major,...

Post date: Monday, November 2, 2009 - 11:02am

They are all around us-in our houses, our yards and on our dinner plates. But we often overlook these helpful green organisms known as plants.

And now they also have a classroom use.

Plants are an integral part of the ongoing project "Plant IT: Careers, Cases and Collaboration," says Carol Stuessy, co-principal investigator and associate professor of science education and technology in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture. The principal and co-principal...

Post date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 11:53am

Eight College of Education and Human Development faculty members hosted a delegation of four education officials from Turkmenistan as part of the Open World Program funded by the Library of Congress.

Fred Bonner, Jennifer Ganz, Roger Goddard, Constance Fournier, Joyce Juntune, Jean Madsen and Anthony Rolle were among the education faculty who helped facilitate the international visit. Ping Xiang, director of international initiatives for the college, coordinated the series of...