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Good Neighbors

“Good Neighbors, Great Schools”
Curating, communicating, and celebrating school-university engagement activities.

Issue: May/2019

College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University honors school-university partnerships with 4 new initiatives of the
Good Neighbor Partnerships.
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First Participants of New Clinical Teaching Program
Welcomed to Bryan ISD
The Aggie Teacher Education Residency Model (or aggieTERM) provides Texas A&M University undergraduate education students with a year-long clinical residency to develop the classroom expertise to become effective, long-term educators in the Bryan Independent School District (BISD). Candidates will be offered a teaching position in BISD upon successful completion of the residency. Read More
K-12 Resources

Education Career Fair: Save the Date, Monday, Nov. 4
On Monday Nov. 4, 2019 the TLAC Field Experiences Office will hold the TAMU Education Career Fair. This recruiting event takes place at the Brazos County Expo Center. Please like them on Facebook, where recruiting entities connect with current and former student teachers, job opportunities are posted, and semester news is shared.

Aggie Summer Camps for K-12 Teachers and Students
Are you a teacher or a parent of a K-12 learner looking for a summer camp? Well, Public Partnerships and Outreach, in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, has a useful online tool for you to find a camp that suits your summer enrichment needs. Learn More Here
Events and Professional Development


Aggie Educator Network's Annual Gifted and Talented Conference
On June 18 and 19, come out and receive a physics show on day one and a special guest speaker, Dr. Joyce Juntune’s presentation on creativity on day two. Attendees are eligible to receive 6 hours of GT credit. Hurry, the registration deadline is May 18, 2019. Questions? Email and Register Here. 
The 18th Annual Summer Institute for K-12 Educators
Offered during July 22-25, 2019, the K-12 Summer Institute offers an extensive variety of professional development workshops focused on the connections between health and the environment. Participants will learn how to help students use inquiry based learning to develop an enhanced understanding of science concepts, apply the scientific method, better understand how the environment affects our health, and receive CPE credit. Learn More and Register Here.

Critical Dialogues and Action on Safety and Challenges in Schools: Summer Leadership Institute 1 Workshop
The Accelerated Preparation of Leaders for Underserved Schools (A-PLUS), a sponsored initiative out of the Department of Educational Administrationinvites school leaders, principals, assistant principals, counselors, school resource officers, and safety officers to attend this event and earn professional development credit. Hear from insightful keynote speakers Mr. Frank DeAngelis, Retired Principal of Columbine High School, Littleton Colorado and Mr. Tony Newsom, Community Outreach Officer for the Dallas Police Department, Dallas, Texas. With the exception of a $50 registration fee, this event is FREE (hotel, parking, and meals are included). Date & Location: June 7th, 3:00 -7:45 pm thru June 8th, 2019, 7 am - 4 pm. Hilton Conference Center, 801 University Drive East, College Station, Texas. Hurry, the deadline to apply is May 15th!  Register Today!
In the News

Local Physical Education Teacher, Jennifer Schexnailder, Shares Her Passion with Aggies
What happens when a local physical education teacher visited a Community Health course at Texas A&M University? Read Jennifer’s Story 

[photo courtesy of Jennifer Schexnailder (right)]

Texas A&M Study Finds Arts Education Positively Impacts Student Performance
Dr. Daniel Bowen, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, insists that arts education positively impacts student outcomes by increasing writing achievement, decreasing disciplinary infractions and increasing compassion. Read More

How Do Self-Control Issues Influence Behavior Problems in Children?
Jeffrey Gagne, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, began the TEXAS Family Study in 2012. Focusing on child self-control, Gagne worked with 200 preschool-aged siblings and their families. Read More

Why is your School District Still Using Ruby Payne’s Framework?
In a recent whitepaper, CEHD professors compare Ruby Payne’s poverty framework to Martin Haberman’s evidence-based ideas. Read the White Paper
From Our Partners

Calling All Texas Schools and Districts, Submit Your Story or Event to the Good Neighbors Newsletter
Are you a K-12 educator or school leader with a special event or story to share in the Good Neighbors newsletter? Email the details of your story or event to for the fall 2019 newsletters.

Why Read By Third Matters So Much
Just days from Read By Third's 6th anniversary serving Bryan Independent School District’s learners and families, three school leaders share why this community reading initiative is working for local schools and families. Read More.
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