Ellie Blair, faculty member in the School of Teaching & Learning, presented a paper at the International Critical Media Literacy Conference in Savannah, Georgia on February 24, 2018. Her paper, “White Saviors, Saints and Sinners: Critical Media Depictions of Teachers’ Work in 21st Century Schools,” examined the ways that Hollywood’s images of teachers reinforce questions and concerns about the integrity of teacher training and competence.
Dr. Roya Scales, Associate Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was featured in a podcast interview for The Journal of Teacher Education. The interview features insights from the JTE article, “Are We Preparing or Training Teachers? Developing Professional Judgment in and Beyond Teacher Preparation Programs,” authored by Scales and colleagues. Listen to the full interview- http://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/podcast-interview-scales-wolsey/
Dr. Kelly Kelley, Associate Professor of Inclusive and Special Education in WCU’s School of Teaching and Learning and co-director of the University’s University Participant Program, is the recipient of the Leadership in Higher Education Award at the 2017 State of the Art in Postsecondary Education Conference. The award recognizes Kelley’s national leadership in the area of postsecondary education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It was presented at the conference held in Syracuse, New York, on Nov. 15, with the suggestion that Kelley’s “unyielding emphasis on experience as a pathway to knowledge and inclusion” should be celebrated.