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Webinar: Community Building in Virtual Environments
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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Webinar: Community Building in Virtual Environments

Date: Wednesday, July 14th
Time: 1:00 PM ET

The leadership from Baylor’s EdD in Learning and Organizational Change is back with more from their recent CPED Convening Session. Please join Sandi Cooper, Cece Lively, Brooke Blevins and Sandra Talbert as they share more about how they are working to facilitate community despite physical distance in their online doctoral program.


Dr. Sandra Talbert has been an educator for over 30 years and is a strong proven leader in the field. Her service in education has ranged from elementary schools to the college level, including roles as teacher, assistant principal, principal, superintendent, professor, and state-wide trainer. Prior to joining Baylor School of Education, Dr. Talbert most recently served as Superintendent of Schools for a Texas 4A public school district.

Dr. Talbert is known as an instructional leader who has a deep understanding of curriculum and a commitment to sharing that information through intentional and practical staff development, workshops, and keynote addresses. Dr. Talbert also has expertise on the topics of leadership and organizational change. She has a unique ability to engage those she teaches and is known for creating and maintaining a positive, rich learning environment and culture in the organizations in which she serves.


Dr. Brooke Blevins is the Conwell G. Strickland Endowed Chair of Education and chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Baylor University. She has been instrumental in the development of the Baylor EDD in Learning and Organizational Change program. She teaches courses on Diversity and Inclusion, academic research and writing, and social studies education. She also serves as an Problem of Practice Dissertation advisor for two cohorts of EDD students. Her research focuses on education as a means to prepare active and engaged citizens.


Cece Lively is the Assistant Program Director for the EdD in Learning and Organizational Change at Baylor, which is offered online by the SOE’s Department of Curriculum & Instruction and is the university’s largest graduate program. In that role, she coordinates and oversees program development and execution, faculty development, and student support services for almost 500 students and 25 faculty and staff. Cece is currently working on her PhD and her area of research focuses on student persistence. 


Sandi Cooper is Professor of Mathematics Education, Coordinator of Mathematics Education, and Graduate Program Director of the Online EdD in Learning and Organizational Change in the School of Education at Baylor University. She teaches undergraduate courses in the elementary teacher certification program, graduate courses in mathematics education, and leads the Community Leadership and Collaboration course in the EdD-LOC program. The focus of her research is early number development, integrating children’s literature into mathematics instruction, and mathematical experiences in museums. Named Centennial Professor for 2016 at Baylor University, Dr. Cooper’s recent research focus is related to early number development, specifically with children in PreK to second grade and the effectiveness of teachers who teach these early learners.

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