Nuts & Bolts Webinar – Empowered by Data: Fostering a Culture of Inquiry
Quality Educator preparation is Data Empowered. Data empowerment is empowering individuals and the collective to assess and engage with their own data to improve their community. It is most effective when it addresses and dismantles issues of inequity. In this webinar, learn how educator preparation providers (EPPs) have transitioned from a culture of compliance to an active culture of inquiry, utilizing an authentic and ongoing cycle of evidence-based improvement that begins with asking thoughtful questions, moves through organizational learning and action, and ends with an evaluation of the effectiveness of actions taken.
Dr. Amy CliftonWest Texas A&M University
Dr. Beth Garcia Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and Professional Certifications and Sylvia Nugent Professor of Education & Associate Professor ESL/Bilingual EducationDr. Beth GarciaAssistant Dean of Graduate Programs and Professional Certifications and Sylvia Nugent Professor of Education & Associate Professor ESL/Bilingual Education
Dr. Beth Garcia joined the College of Education and Social Sciences at West Texas A&M University in 2012. She received a B.A. in English in 2002 and an M.Ed. in reading specialist in 2008, both from West Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction- Language and Literacy with a minor in ESL/bilingual studies from Texas Tech University in 2013.
Beth Garcia teaches ESL methods and language development. She is the author and co-author of publications in adolescent literacy, second language learning, and cultural diversity. In addition, Dr. Garcia is involved in the Go Global
initiative within the College of Education and Social Sciences.
She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and a member of the Undergraduate Education Advisory Council for the Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Beth Garcia’s research interests include adolescent literacy, the use of series books as a teaching medium, and effective practices in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). She also is concerned with gender-related studies and adolescent identity/development.