Special Topics in Education

In addition to our other education initiatives, the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies offers specialized programming for educators in areas of leadership coaching, teaching practices and more.

In 2018, construction workers on a property owned by Fort Bend Independent School District in Sugar Land, Texas, uncovered the unmarked graves of ninety-five victims of convict leasing from the late nineteenth century. This historically significant discovery has since attracted national media attention from outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today. 

This symposium seeks to inform the general public about this little-known part of the history of the American South.  The event will feature four lectures by leading experts on the history of convict leasing, a system that has been described as “slavery by another name.”

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Schools and districts across the country use a variety of models and structures for teacher coaching programs. At its core, instructional coaching seeks to provide an opportunity for ongoing, job-embedded professional development to improve teacher practices and student learning. In this one-week program, participants will gain increased knowledge of instructional coaching best practices and proven techniques to integrate into the classroom.

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Teaching world religions and religious literacy in public school classrooms can be challenging for teachers if they lack confidence or feel they need to improve their own content knowledge about religions and philosophies. This one-week program provides teachers with greater content knowledge of the study of religion and reviews methods for better incorporating these studies into lesson plans and classroom learning.

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