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David O. McKay School of Education faculty, program honored

People and programs in the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University were recently honored by state and national institutions:

  • Rodney Earle in the Department of Teacher Education was honored with a Distinguished Service Award at the international conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology in Dallas Oct. 10-14. Earle was cited for his contributions as a teacher educator for more than 30 years and for his development and administration of national technology standards used in program reviews by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

  • Andrew Gibbons, chair of the Department of Instructional Psychology and Technology, is a new member of the advisory panel for the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology Education and Training. During this three-year appointment, Gibbons will review COMET’s training and development plans for meteorology and atmospheric sciences. The COMET program is part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, which manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. COMET brings together many organizations both military and governmental, to identify shared training needs and develop instruction to train personnel to predict and analyze weather.

  • The Brigham Young University-Public School Partnership was recently awarded a grant of $513,000 by the Utah State Office of Education. This award is part of a competitive grant program authorized by the federal “No Child Left Behind” legislation to improve the academic achievement of students in the areas of mathematics and science. Principal investigators for the project are Michael Dorff, associate chair of the Department of Mathematics; Sterling Hilton, associate professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations; and Candice L. Ridlon, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education.

    Writer: Roxanna Johnson

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