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Timothy Watkins

Department
Teacher Education

Position
AssocProfTeacherEd/CoordElemEd


Education

  • Ed.D. Delta State University, Professional Studies (2008)
  • Ed.S. Delta State University, Educational Administration and Supervision (1996)
  • M.Ed. Delta State University, Elementary Education (1994)
  • B.S.E. Delta State University, Elementary Education (1982)

Courses Taught

  • Undergraduate Courses:
    • Reading in the Intermediate and Secondary Schools
    • Children’s Literature
    • Special Topics in Elementary Education
    • Special Topics in Secondary Education and Specialty Area
    • Diagnosis and Evaluation of Student Achievement in the Elementary School
    • Classroom Management
    • Language Arts in the Elementary School
  • Graduate Courses:
    • Effective Instruction in the Elementary School
    • Curriculum Theory Development and Revision in Elementary School
    • The Role of the Principal
    • Comprehensive Assessment and Data Analysis
    • Supervision Roles in Instruction
    • Dynamic Leadership for Curriculum Assessment
    • Education in the Intermediate Grades
    • Historical Foundations of Educational Thought and Curriculum Methodology
    • Classroom Management
    • Curriculum Theory Development and Revision in Elementary School
    • Foundations of Early Childhood Education
    • Philosophy of Education
    • Instructional Strategies in Elementary Education
    • Leadership Roles in the Elementary School
    • Leadership Theory and Application
    • Curriculum Construction and Coordination
    • Supervisory Techniques; Introduction to Educational Leadership
    • Methods of Instruction in Elementary Schools
    • Methods and Instruction in Secondary Schools

Academic Interests

  • Teacher Preparation
  • School Leadership
  • Literacy Instruction
  • Classroom Management
  • English Language Learners

Scholarly Activity

  • Publications:
    • Watkins, T. B. (2008). A comparative analysis of the effectiveness of Direct Instruction reading on African American, Caucasian, and Hispanic students (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Proquest LLC. (304322738)
  • Presentations and Activities:
    • Watkins, T. (March 2015). Healthy living: The human body systems. Created Math and Science Lesson Plans for HCCI Elementary Summer Program.
    • Van Namen, M., Powers, A., & Watkins, T. (December 2014).Brains at work: Building and organizing knowledge through virtual experiences and thinking maps (PreK-3rd). Presentation given at the Mississippi Reading Association Conference, Biloxi, MS.
    • Watkins, T. (November 2014). Time on task. Staff Development given at West Bolivar Elementary School, Rosedale, MS.
    • Watkins, T. (September 2014). The principal’s role in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (Part 3). Presentation given for DAAIS and DSU Leadership Cohort, Cleveland, MS.
    • Watkins, T. (September 2014). The principal’s role in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (Part 2). Presentation given for DAAIS and DSU Leadership Cohort, Cleveland, MS.
    • Watkins, T. (August 2014). The principal’s role in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (Part 1). Presentation given for DAAIS and DSU Leadership Cohort, Cleveland, MS.
    • Watkins, T. (April 2014). High yield strategies: Higher order thinking skills. Staff Development at West Bolivar Elementary School, Rosedale, MS
    • Watkins, T. (February 2014). Culturally responsive teaching in diverse classrooms. Presentation given at the Mississippi Association for Middle Level Educators Annual Conference, Tupelo, MS.
    • Watkins, T. (February 2014). Student engagement. Staff Development given at West Bolivar Elementary School, Rosedale, MS.
  • Professional Organizations:
    • Mississippi Reading Association
    • Mississippi Association of Middle Level Education
    • Delta State Alumni
    • Association of Curriculum and Development
    • Kappa Delta Pi

Other

  • Lake Village Baptist Church
  • Health & Fitness
  • Gardening
  • Traveling
  • Singing