News and Events
Burkhart Center Leads Charge on Improving Services for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
After hosting a successful Higher Education Think Tank in November, the center will host a second conference in April to share best practices, research and data with institutions across Texas and the United States.
Dr. Dotson Named to State Board
Dr. Wes Dotson has been named chairman of the Texas Autism Council (TAC) and a member of the Texas Department of Licensure and Regulation Behavior Analysts Advisory Board.
Global PRiSE Student Honored
Sheri Caine from Global PRiSE Cohort 5 has received the National Science Teachers Association's Northrop Grumman Excellence in Engineering Education Award, which will be presented to her in March at the NSTA national conference in Atlanta.
Sheri teaches at H.L.Richard High School in Oak Forest, IL
Per the NSTA website, "This award is to recognize excellence in the field of engineering education as outlined in the NSTA Position Statement on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Section II Conceptual Shifts in the NGSS. The award consists of $5000 for classroom materials and equipment, a cash prize of $3000, and $2000 to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education."
Burkhart Center Teacher Training Institute Brings Big Changes to Smaller Districts
Eye Tracking and Robots: Early Interventions for Children at Risk for Autism
College of Education Reaching Dallas Students Through Strong Partnership With Dallas Independent School District
Partnerships are a key component of the values and vision that make the College of Education unique. Nowhere is that passion for partnerships more evident than in the multi-tiered relationship of the College of Education and Dallas Independent School District (DISD).
Professor Taking Higher Education to a New Dimension
Dr. Jon McNaughtan, Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the College of Education, is taking his class, Funding in Higher Education, to a whole new dimension – the 3rd Dimension to be exact.
TTU Literacy Champions: Leading the Way to Balanced Literacy With LISD
College of Education faculty are partnering with high-need LISD campuses to develop evidence-based literacy strategies to help students develop skills they need to be college- and career-ready.
TechTeach Recognized for Excellence in Teacher Education
TechTeach was recognized for its focus on quality of teaching and teacher preparation satisfaction after a weeklong visit from Texas Education Agency (TEA) officials during the spring semester. Dean Ridley, program director Doug Hamman, and associate professor of education Fanni Coward received the recognition prior to the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) meeting on August 4th in Austin. Read the full article on Texas Tech Today.
Burkhart Center's Project CASE recognized for supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Texas Tech was included in a "Top Ten" list of colleges and universities that offer support programs for students with Autism by special needs website Friendship Circle. Read the whole article on Friendship Circle's website and learn more about Project CASE on the Burkhart Center's site.
LISD, TTU announce Estacado Early College High School approval
Tuesday, officials from the Lubbock Independent School District and Texas Tech University announced the approval of the Estacado Early College High School.
The partnership between LISD and Texas Tech is one of just a few in the country that includes a Tier One university, and is the only one of its kind in the Big 12. Early College High School campuses provide students the opportunity to begin earning college credit in their ninth grade year and up to 60 hours by the time they graduate high school. In most cases, that will result in a value between $10,000 and $40,000.
Education Students Win Poster Contest at Conference
Congratulations to the team of Emily Bryan, Stephanie Clemens and their faculty mentor Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, who recently won the TTU Undergraduate Research Conference with their poster presentation on Technology in Education.
Dr. Childs Attends White House Symposium on STEM Education
The symposium brings together government, education and nonprofit leaders from throughout the country to highlight successful STEM initiatives. Learn more.