Posted: 9/07/23

Second in TAMIU College of Education Video Podcast Series Airing


Dr. James O’Meara
Dr. James O’Meara, dean of the College of Education  

The second in a series of video podcasts by Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) College of Education focused on teacher education launches Wednesday, September 13, 2023 and is titled “Empowering Teachers & Enriching Communities -- Transforming Education Through Collaboration.”

The video podcast is available for viewing at https://www.tamiu.edu/coedu/.

TAMIU Dean of the College of Education, Dr. James O’Meara, said the initiative, dubbed “Conversations on Teacher Education,” is intended to provide an accessible platform to shine a light on education.

“As the region’s top producer of teacher candidates, we want to shine a light on educator needs, provide insight into the profession, and share guidance and best practices.  Our video podcast guests will include members of the TAMIU College of Education faculty and local educators from both Laredo and United Independent School Districts.  We’re collaborating with superintendents Dr. Sylvia Rios of Laredo ISD and David González of United ISD to help share this initiative,” Dr. O’Meara said.

He said the initiative is funded by Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity as part of the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity’s (BranchED) National Teacher Preparation Transformation Center and is an extension of the College of Education’s continuing role in The Texas A&M University System’s ongoing “We Teach Texas” outreach program. 

“Our goal is shared understanding among teachers and we believe that the video podcast platform provides us with an accessible and relevant mechanism to reach our educators, providing them with insight and resources they can share 24/7. The series is accompanied by other digital resources including guides and handbooks,” he explained.

Remaining topics and airdates for the Conversation on Teacher Education Video Podcast series are as follows. 

Episode Three: Building Data, Forming Teachers -- October 4, 2023.  

Episode Four: Preparing Teachers for the Real World -- November 8, 2023. 

The “Conversation on Teacher Education” Video Podcast Series is hosted by Garrett Hottle and was produced by the College Station-based creative team of Podcast Architects.

For more about TAMIU’s College of Education and its undergraduate and graduate programs, visit: https://www.tamiu.edu/coedu

University news and information can also be found online at tamiu.edu and on TAMIU’s social channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.