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Good Neighbors, Great Schools

Curating, communicating, and celebrating school-university engagement activities.

Issue: February 2020

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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You're Invited! 
Following the College of Education and Human Development Career Fair on March 30, 2020, you are invited to hear about edTPA, school partnership programs, and exciting updates from the college. Join us from 1:00 - 4:00 PM at the Brazos Expo Center. Register here.

K-12 Resources
Education Career Fair: Save the Date
On March 30, 2020, TAMU will host its Education Career Fair at the Brazos County Expo Center. Make sure to register by March 1, 2020 if you plan on attending. More information can be found here.

Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith Presentation
On March 31, 2020, Marilyn C. Smith will have a presentation over "Teacher Education in Changing Times: Trends, Challenges, and Controversies." For more than 40 years, Marilyn C. Smith was a teacher education scholar and practitioner. She is also well known for her teacher education research, practice and policy, and for her commitment to teacher education. Marilyn C. Smith's website can be found here. 

Teacher Boot Camp- Summer 2020
Aggie STEM will be hosting Teacher Boot Camps, in which participants will have opportunities to participate in workshops. These workshops that will help teachers content development and pedagogical skills, while also creating hands-on classroom based activities. Interested? Click here!

Events and Professional Development
CRDLLA Bilingual Series Conference
March 28, 2020

At the Center for Research & Development in Dual Language & Literacy Aquisition (CRDLLA) Bilingual Series 2020, individuals will receive a Lead Trainer Certificate. Send top teacher education students and educators for training in research-based strategies, which is based on 20 years of research in Bilingual and ESL classrooms. Learn and explore what makes ESL strategies effective and how to help improve student achievement and engagement in schools. More information and registration, here.

The Big Event
Texas A&M students prepare for the annual 'Big Event' in which students will gather and provide different acts of service to the communities of Bryan and College Station. On March 28, 2020, students will gather to say "Thank You" to their community through acts of yard work, painting, and window washing. To learn more, click here.

CEHD Turns 50
On April 25-26, 2020, Texas A&M will honor 50 of its leaders in honor of 50 years of excellence. Afterwards, there will be a celebration to celebrate this historic milestone. Click here to learn more.
In the News
College of Education and Human Development
The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development prepares the next generation of school superintendents to serve all districts in Texas. Read how by clicking here.

Educational Psychology
Aggie ACHIEVE is a postsecondary opportunity for young adults who have exited high school and have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). More information can be found by clicking here.

An Everlasting Impression
Read about how one Aggie impacted the lives of thousands of students through her passion for teaching.

CEHD Top 10 for Online Degrees
Texas A&M’s College of Education and Human Development is now ranked in the top 10 best online graduate programs in the U.S. The CEHD is also ranked 3rd for the best online master’seducation programs for veterans. To learn more, click here.

Teaching Kids with Autism
Dr. Julie Thompson, assistant professor of special education, researches how to improve literacy and language skills of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. To learn more, click here.

PreparThree SWISD students taking the survey administered by Texas A& for Demographic Changes
Dr. Jean Madsen sought to prepare schools for major demographic changes, which are expected to occur within the next few years. With help with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Dr. Madsen and her team formed a partnership with Southwest ISD in San Antonio, where they surveyed students, parents, teachers,                                                             and administrators to measure inclusivity and to identify areas of improvement.
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