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 Feb 12: Linking Oral Language Activities in School and at Home
 Feb 16: Literacy Nite
 Feb 19: RME Research-to-Practice 2016 Conference
 Feb 24: MBE Code switching and cross linguistic transfer
 Mar 3: Designing and Making in STEM Education
 Apr 14: ESL Strategies for newcomers
 May 3: Teaching and Learning Dept, General Information Session

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Faculty News


Peter Weyand

Peter Weyand, Ph.D., has been appointed Glenn Simmons Endowed Professor in Applied Physiology and Biomechanics by Dean David J. Chard.

Weyand, an internationally renown researcher in human running performance, teaches and directs SMU’s Locomotor Performance Laboratory. The professorship was endowed by the Simmons family in honor of Harold C. Simmons’ brother, Glenn, and Weyand’s appointment is for five years.

'I hope to be able to use the position to enhance the impact of our departmental and laboratory research and educational efforts,' Weyand says. 'This will allow me to initiate a variety of strategic outreach efforts that would not be possible without it.'

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2016 Luminary Awards 

Three education advocates and organizations who are taking fresh and research-based approaches to the improvement and advancement of education will be honored with Luminary Awards Thursday, Jan. 21, by SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

They include
  • Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy and principal Nakia Douglas
  • Regional recipient Raise Your Hand Texas
  • National recipient All Stars Project, Inc.

Read more about them here.


Professor Stephanie Al Otaiba

Professor Stephanie Al Otaiba urges states to adequately develop support and interventions for special needs students. Read her Letter to the Editor in Education Week here. She holds the Patsy and Ray Caldwell Centennial Chair in Teaching and Learning.