Dr. Bernnell Peltier-Glaze
Interim Director
Phone: 713-313-6690
Email: glazebm@tsu.edu

Desa Dow, M.Ed
Program Coordinator
Phone: 713-313-6690
Email: tlec@tsu.edu

workshop speakers

Click on a speaker's name to see workshop description and the speaker's biography.

Dr. Ingrid Hayes-Mays
BUZZZZZZZ Finding the Honey! Designing and Implementing an Effective Assessment

BUZZZZZZZ Finding the Honey! Designing and Implementing an Effective Assessment

Assessment is the process of discovering what students have learned and measuring the effectiveness of your teaching. In this workshop series, you will explore how to develop learning objectives and use them as a basis for many aspects of instruction and assessment. You will also learn about various methods that can be used to assess students' learning and your own teaching in order to improve course content, methods of teaching, and student learning.

Course Objectives

  • Identify specific student learning objectives in your courses.
  • Choose, evaluate, create, and implement methods to assess learning.
  • Use feedback from student assessments and course evaluations to improve teaching and learning.

Biography

 Dr. Ingrid Haynes-Mays is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Curriculum and Instruction for Texas Southern University and the Director of NCATE for the College of Education. Dr. Haynes-Mays received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in TESOL from the University of Mississippi, her Master’s of Education in Reading from Texas Southern University and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Texas Southern University. Dr. Haynes-Mays is also a national literacy consultant and has published and presented extensively in the area of literacy and language acquisition.  She recently co-authored a book called 50 Plus Instructional Strategies for Students in Grades 6-12.  Her research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, and Young Children.

Dr. Haynes-Mays served as member of the Commission on Language for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Literacy Professional Development Consortium.  In 2002, Dr. Haynes opened the first charter school in the state of Tennessee and was named Principal of Year in the Tennessee Business Journal.  She recently won Outstanding Service Award for the College of Education at Texas Southern University.


Stephanie Ross
Structuring a Strong Base for Advising

Structuring a Strong Base for Advising

This professional development workshop will focus on introducing student advisement to faculty.  Faculty will engage in hands on activities that explore the rationale and importance of building a strong foundation for student success. The people who come face to face with students on a regular basis who provide the positive growth experiences for students that enable them to identify their goals and talents and learn how to put them to use. The caring attitude of college personnel is viewed as the most potent retention force on a campus.  Advising is the key to retention. The best way to keep a student enrolled is to keep them stimulated, challenged, and progressing toward a meaningful goal. The best way to do that, especially among new students, is through informed academic advising.

Biography

Stephanie Ross received a MBA from the University of Phoenix.  She received her BA from Texas Southern University in Journalism.  She has 20 years professional experience working in various industries ranging from consulting to higher education.  In the past 10 years she has worked in higher education at various levels.   Her area of expertise is in the area of helping organizations to improve their performance, primarily through the analysis of existing organizational problems and development of plans for improvement.  Stephanie is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the National Society of Hispanic MBA, the National Black MBA Association, Fort Bend Chamber Leadership Forum and the Higher Education Administration Organization.


Dr. William Clay Biography
Post-Traumatic School Disorder: Empowering Academic Achievement beyond High School

 

Post-Traumatic School Disorder: Empowering Academic Achievement beyond High School

The social emotional and academic difficulties facing students, especially students of color is thought provoking.  This innovative musical, informative, interactive, innovative workshop will examine the social emotional academic issues facing students beyond high school.  The audience will taste a buffet of communication strategies, instructional strategies, character-building techniques, and self-development techniques. Participants will leave with a full spectrum of strategies to break the social emotional academic chains of bondage.

Biography

Dr. William "Flip" Clay is the CEO of Rhyming to Respect, LLC. He is a dynamic, innovative, energetic, creative, and nationally acclaimed consultant, writer, and speaker. Dr. Clay has been featured in the education section of the Washington Post and on WTTG/WDCA Fox 5 News in Washington, DC. After meeting Dr. Clay, the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice of the United States; Justice Sonia Sotomayor recognized Dr. Clay as an extraordinary role model and leader. In 2013, Dr. Clay will be featured in Volume 4 of the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center journal series “Transforming the Educational Experience of Young Men of Color Journal Series”.  Dr. Clay is the author of Post-Traumatic School Disorder subtitled Empowerment Strategies for African American Males. In 2011, Dr. Clay was recognized as the educator of the year by the Metropolitan Baltimore Association of Black School Educators.  A graduate of Charleston Job Corps, he holds an undergraduate degree from West Virginia State University and a graduate degree from Virginia State University. Dr. Clay is also a graduate of Argosy University; the American School of Professional Psychology in Washington D.C.

Elaine Bailey
Teaching Styles vs. Learning Styles

Teaching Styles vs. Learning Styles

Every instructor has a unique style of interacting with students and every instructor has a distinctive style of teaching. There is no one “right” way to teach or learn; thus, in teaching there is no single preferred style. Instructors and learners can manipulate their teaching and learning styles based on individual situations. This training will help instructors recognize their preferred style(s) of interacting with learners and provide a tool to assess the learners’ preferences so that instructors may more easily match their teaching techniques to the needs and preferences of the learner. Additionally this training will demonstrate a technique designed to aid the learner in making modifications necessary to acquire the desired learner outcomes.

Biography

Dr. Elaine Bailey, CEO of AJNJ Educational Enterprises, retired after completing 34 years in the field of education.  As a graduate of Texas Southern University, she began her teaching career in the Houston Independent School District, where she taught for thirteen years.  The remainder of her career, in a public school system, was spent in the North Forest Independent School District where she held a multitude of administrative positions.  Dr. Bailey is a charter member of both the Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators (HAABSE) and the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE) and she has been a “Life” member of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) for more than twenty five years.  She is the Immediate Past TABSE President   and the Immediate Past Southwest Affiliate Representative for NABSE.

A native Houstonian, Dr. Bailey is the wife of Jesse B. Bailey and the proud mother of two, Nykki, and Jesse II. She has one granddaughter, Nykiya. 

 

Dr. Cherry Gooden and Dr. Maurice Mangum
Focusing and Refocusing Student Attention: Responding to Unmotivated Learners

Focusing and Refocusing Student Attention: Responding to Unmotivated Learners

While there is no magic recipe for motivating “unmotivated” learners, there are certain ingredients when used consistently do lead to increased student motivation to learn. According to Ericksen (as cited in Davis), research has shown that good everyday teaching practices do more to counter student apathy than special efforts to attack motivation directly. This session will engage participants in high-energy, active engagement instructional techniques designed to move learners from apathetic to energetic participants in the classroom while still holding them to rigorous academic standards. 

Presenters will model instructional techniques guaranteed to gain, regain, enhance and ignite student attention. Workshop content will be shared via individual and group activities to allow participants to experience how active involvement techniques can be used within the context of their own classrooms. Participants are also urged to bring to the session a lecture or notes on a topic that they will be teaching this semester.

Davis, B.G. Motivating students. Retrieved August 7, 2012 from http://oed.berkeley.edu/bgd/motivate.html

Dr. Cherry Ross Gooden Biography

Dr. Cherry Ross Gooden currently serves as an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education. This 1964 graduate of Texas Southern University earned a B.S. and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading, at Texas Southern University and a Doctorate of Education Degree in Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies with a program emphasis in Multicultural Education at the University of Houston.

Dr. Gooden is a dedicated, committed teacher with more than 48 years teaching experience— at both the elementary and university levels. She is a member of the National Association for Multicultural Education (where she is a founding member and immediate past National President) and the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education where she is currently serving as President.

Dr. Maruice Mangum Biography

Dr. Maruice Mangum, Interim Associate Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs and associate professor of political science, specializes in the political behavior (public opinion and political participation) of African Americans. His research on African Americans focuses on opinions toward immigration, affirmative action, political trust, and party identification, as well as their political participation. Dr. Mangum also examines the effects of race and religion on American public opinion and political participation, particularly with regard to immigration and party identification, and voter turnout. Some of his works can be found in the Political Research Quarterly, Party Politics, Polity, Politics and Religion, Policy Studies Journal, the American Review of Politics, the Social Science Journal, and the International Social Science Review. Reach him at (713) 313-4826, mangumml@tsu.edu.


Cynthia McFarland
Energize Your Course by Design

Energize Your Course by Design

This session will allow participants to acquire new techniques for student engagement that target learning outcomes and bring a renewed sense of relevance to the course. Participants will discover how the use of web 2.0 tools will allow students to collaborate with classmates, engage in discussion and share knowledge. The value and logistics of “pair shares”, debate, “take a stand,” and “document detective” will be explored. Bring your electronic devices, syllabi, lesson plans and student assessment tools to the session and come prepared to reenergize!

Biography

Cynthia McFarland has over 18 years of experience as a teacher, educational leader and professional developer in Dallas ISD. McFarland, a certified Franklin Covey trainer, motivational speaker and professional development consultant, has made presentations on the local and national level. She has extensive training in adult learning strategies, experience working with diverse groups, and training in poverty and culturally responsive instruction.  In 2008, during her service as a campus administrator, the TEA Exemplary school was named National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education.  
McFarland completed her teacher coursework through Texas Woman’s University and holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M, Commerce.

She strongly believes in service to others which is evident by her involvement with community youth. Her passion is helping people achieve their full potential personally, professionally and organizationally.

WARREN G. SALMON, B.Sc.
Networking & Entrepreneurial Strategies for Students

Networking & Entrepreneurial Strategies for Students

This session will focus on networking and its relevance as well as strategies, tips and other fundamentals for successful offline and online networking with real world application. Participants will engage in discussions on various entrepreneurial models and structures that students may utilize by applying their academic and experiential knowledge base to create opportunities that promote student engagement and retention.

Biography

Warren Salmon was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. After graduating from Ryerson Polytechnic University with a degree in Applied Computer Science, Mr. Salmon continued his education with courses at the University of British Columbia and York University in Artificial Intelligence, Business and Economics. Mr. Salmon is the President and Founder of Black Board International, which developed and provided one of the first black-focused online services in the world. The company also developed the Ashaware line of Educational Afrocentric Software (www.ashaware.com), which is focused on building and improving upon knowledge and understanding, motivation, self-esteem, reading, mathematics and computer skills. The software is currently used in a variety of educational institutions, libraries, community organizations and homes throughout North America, the Caribbean and other parts of the world

Robert Jackson
Building Stronger Relationships and Cultural Awareness with Students in Higher Education

Building Stronger Relationships and Cultural Awareness with Students in Higher Education

Biography

Robert Jackson, author of The No More Excuses Curriculum featuring the books, No More Excuses: Black Men Stand Up!, No More Excuses: The Workbook and No More Excuses: Solutions to Educating Black and Latino Males, is a National Speaker, Consultant, Trainer, and Owner of Lavelle Publishing and Nova Concepts Speakers.

Robert received his BS, Industrial Technology degree from Western Kentucky University where he lettered four years in both football and track. After being cut from the NFL Minnesota Vikings during training camp, Robert has remained deeply rooted in his commitment to serve his community as a mentor and leader especially on issues facing African American Students. He mentors young men and presents workshops, seminars and speeches nationwide to youth and adults.

As a Consultant and Speaker, Robert works to reverse the dropout rates of Black and Latino Males and to create positive change in school systems across the country and abroad to bridge the gap between Parents, Teachers, Administrators and Students. He has been invited to do just that in Nova Scotia Halifax, Canada and at Harvard University Graduate School. He has also spoken at the National Council on Educating Black Children (NCEBC), Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE), The National School Board Association (NSBA), The Black and Brown Conference at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, Urban Education Conference at Central State University, The Indiana University Men and Women of Color Conference, Norfolk State University Men of Valor, Broward College, The Southern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC), The National Alliance of Black School Educators National Conference (NASBE), Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) Regional and National Conferences and The 100 Year Centennial Celebration of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. to name a few. Robert was awarded the Key to the City in Miami, Florida by the Mayor after his Keynote address at the 5000 Role Models Scholarship Program where 45 Black and Latino Males received both a full scholarship to any school in Florida and laptops. Mr. Jackson has also been a National Speaker at the 100 Black Men of America National Conference.

Robert Jackson is an active Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and 100 Black Men of Indianapolis. He serves on the Board with Wheelers Boys/Girls Club of Indianapolis, Indiana where he was a former member and mentors young men nationally.