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Community Engagement

Texas State University’s College of Education

Reaching Out and Bringing In: Partnering with Our Stakeholders for Learning, Teaching, and Caring in Uncertain Times

The College of Education is here, present, steadfast, mindful, reaching out, and bringing our students, alumni, faculty, staff, partners, and funders together with a focus on learning, teaching, and caring in uncertain times. It is during complex periods like these that the College of Education seeks to dialogue, support, brainstorm, innovate, prop-up, substantiate, and validate our constituent community of educational and health promotion practice. Here you will find stories, resources, ideas, and inspirations from our community that are meaningful and timely.


Parenting & Home Education During School Closure

Stories & Insights for Remote Teaching & Learning

Licensed Mental Health Professionals Use Play Therapy to Communication With Children

Learn how licensed mental health professions from The Institute for Play Therapy use "play therapy" to serve as a developmental tool to communicate with children. This therapeutic process allows children to express and resolve their difficulties. 

Partnering Funder Offers What Works For Education

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) website is a resource for educators to find existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. Click the link! IES

Free Online & Cloud-Based Resources for Faculty & Staff

The Division of Information Technology (DOIT) provides a variety of free online and cloud-based resources for faculty and staff members of TXST. These services tools will improve your remote work experience and help balance your workflow. Check out the DOIT website!

Determinants of Presence Online

Being “present” online is something that the learning community needs, and needs to feel. Here is a convenient table of recommendations to consider to ensure teachers/instructors convey presence in online courses. Click the link below! 

Self-Care for Educators

'Stay at Home' doesn't mean 'Stay Indoors' - Dr. Anthony Deringer and Dr. Kent Griffin

Resources & Support for DACA & Immigrant Students

The TXST Monarch Center for Immigrant Students provides a network of university leaders offering resources and support in the form of guidance, strategic initiatives for the academic success and inclusion of DACA and Immigrant students. 

Pandemic Poem

Kate Hardin, student in the Curriculum & Instruction Teacher Recruitment Program, wrote this Pandemic poem as a part of a reflection assignment in Dr. Julie Jackson’s course.

A Day In Quarantine

An image of College of Education student Felycitie Haney and her pet dog

"A Day in Quarantine" by Felycitie Haney 

COE Research

Cindy Peña wins 1st place in the 2020 Visualizing Research Competition

Cindy Peña's "Testimonios: Acknowledging the Silenced Voices of English Language Learners" was awarded 1st place in the 2020 Visualizing Research Competition. Her educational research is derived from Latina's experience in the U.S. educational system after studying English as a second language. Cindy's research details the testimonies of Latina immigrants who have faced systematic cultural, racial, and educational discrimination.

Reaching Out & Supporting TXST Students

HHP Students Win 3 of 9 awards in Undergraduate Research Conference

Congratulations to students in the College of Education's Health & Human Performance Department #HHP_TXST who won 1st Prize, 4th Prize, and Honorable Mention at the #TXST Virtual Undergraduate Research Conference! For more details, click HERE.