Blair Invited Speaker at Paulo Freire

EllieBlairDr. Ellie Blair, Associate Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was invited to speak at Paulo Freire: The Global Legacy, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Blair presented, “Jamaican Teachers and the Struggle to Redefine Teachers’ Work in the Shadow of Decolonization.”

Watterson and Colleagues Publish Article

Speak out dayDr. Tom Watterson, faculty member in the Health and Physical Education Program, and program colleagues have published an article, “SPEAK Out! Day with Future Teachers Taking the Lead” in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Read the entire article here: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/wNUC77E7cWCSm7QsdmTf/full

 

Blair Presents Paper at International Conference

EllieBlairEllie 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.

Scales Interviewed for Podcast

RoyascalesDr. 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/

 

Kelly Kelley Recognized for National Leadership

KelleyDr. 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.

Scales and Colleagues Publish Article

RoyascalesDr. Roya Scales, faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning, along with several colleagues, published an article entitled: “Teacher Preparation in Literacy: Cooking in Someone Else’s Kitchen,” in Teacher Education Quarterly.