Doctoral Student Receives Teaching Grant
Vincent Price, doctoral student in English education, received a GTA@OIT grant from the Office of Information Technology in November. The grant provides funding and support for graduate teaching assistants who want to enhance their courses through the integration of technology. His proposal “Using video recordings as a means of self- and peer-reflection/evaluation in an introductory pedagogical course,” focused on redesigning the Introduction to Secondary Schools course (TPTE 355). He is currently teaching this course.
Brenda Stephenson Retires
Brenda Stephenson (senior lecturer, education of the deaf/hard of hearing) retired from TPTE in December 2016. Stephenson earned both her BS and MS in special education from the University of Tennessee. She was a teacher and elementary principal at the Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) before joining TPTE in 1999. As a senior lecturer, she taught courses and supervised interns in the Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing program. Known for her enthusiastic passion for meeting the needs of all learners, she has impacted countless students and faculty at UT and TSD during her career. We wish her all the best in her retirement!
TPTE Faculty Service Milestones
Congratulations to the following faculty members on their five-year service awards:
Chonika Coleman-King (urban multicultural education)
Barry Golden (science education)
David Smith (research associate professor and director of the Center on Deafness)
Stewart Waters (social science education)