College of Education
Congratulations to Dr. Marcus Johnson for being awarded the 2020-2021 Exemplary Faculty Practices Award by the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE).
Dr. Celeste Monforton will be a featured speaker at the 26th annual Texas Book Festival. Dr. Monforton and co-author Jane M. Von Bergen will discuss their book, On the Job: The Untold Story of Worker Centers and The New Fight for Wages, Dignity, and Health (The New Press, 2021). Monforton is a lecturer in public health in the Department of Health and Human Performance. She is a sought-after national media commentator on worker health and safety and labor rights. The Texas Book Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious book festivals in the country. For the first time, the festival will include virtual and in-person programming in Austin from October 23-31.
The Round Rock STEM-for-All Partnership is a public/private initiative that will combine a workforce research initiative with a well-integrated portfolio of STEM engagement and educator professional development opportunities for learners of all ages in the Texas 31st Congressional District. Research data will be collected and analyzed from area employers and education providers concerning current and future workforce needs to identify gaps and to promote collaborative planning to better meet local needs. The STEM engagement and educator professional development collaborative includes summer engineering camps for elementary students, STEM Internship Programs for secondary students, monthly STEM nights at area schools, summer engineering institutes for pre-service teachers from the Texas State Round Rock campus, Saturday teacher professional development sessions for K-12 teachers, a speaker series for the community, and STEM exhibits and interactive activities at area community events.