Monthly Archives: June 2005

ECU Educators’ Text Chosen for Superintendent Program

A book co-authored by two East Carolina University education professors has been selected as general leadership text for a UNC program designed to prepare experienced principals for superintendency. The UNC Center for School Leadership will use “Leading with Emotion” (Scarecrow Press, 2002), co-written by James O. McDowelle and Kermit G. Buckner, in its Leadership Program for Future Superintendents sessions of the Principals’ Executive Program (PEP) in June. “Of all the arenas in which leaders function, the education environment is one of the most highly emotional,” Continue reading →

NC QUEST Grant Offers Training

East Carolina University’s College of Education has been awarded a $210,827 grant that will offer professional development opportunities to math and science teachers who work in low-income school districts. The grant from NC QUEST (Quality Educators through Staff Development and Training across North Carolina) was awarded through the UNC Division of University-School Programs and the Center for School Leadership Development. Funding for the “Rural Initiative in Math and Science” project came from federal resources designed to promote initiatives of the national No Child Left Behind Continue reading →

ECU College of Education Expands Rural “Revitalise” Project

East Carolina University’s College of Education will receive $400,000 to continue an innovative technology initiative designed to address the issues of retention and renewal of teachers in rural communities. The REVITALISE program (Rural Educators using Visualization to Inspire Teacher Advancement and Learning to Improve Science and Mathematics Education) is a joint effort between ECU and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois to help teachers integrate cutting-edge technologies into the curriculum and expand the scope of science and mathematics education in Continue reading →

ECU Professor joins Teacher Educator Standards Commission

Greenville, NC – Jane Carol Manner, associate elementary education professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, has been selected by the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) to participate on the Teacher Educator Standards Commission for 2005-2006. The Commission, which works to refine current standards of practice for teacher educators nationally and develop appropriate assessment devices for each standard, is divided into three teams. Each team is dedicated to one of the group’s three strands of activities. The Standards Writing Team reviews current literature and Continue reading →

Duffy to Keynote Annual Literacy Conference

Greenville, NC – Dr. Gerald G. Duffy, William E. Moran Distinguished Professor of Reading and Literacy at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Mary Lois Staton Reading/Language Arts Conference at the Greenville Hilton on Friday, Feb. 11. Duffy is also Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University where he served for 25 years as a faculty member and as a senior researcher in the Institute for Research on Teaching. He is a past-president of the National Reading Conference and Continue reading →

Sheerer Accepts Invitation from the Office of the Secretary of Defense

ECU Education Dean to Attend National Defense Conference Greenville, NC – Dr. Marilyn Sheerer, of Greenville, NC, has accepted an invitation from the Office of the Secretary of Defense to participate in the Defense Department’s Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC 69), the oldest Pentagon program of its kind and the only civilian orientation program held by the department. This conference was initiated in 1948 and is the Secretary of Defense’s premier civic leader program. The week-long orientation, which will be held April 24 – May Continue reading →

National Science Foundation Team Evaluates NC-PIMS Grant at ECU

Greenville, NC – The National Science Foundation (NSF) Team is visiting East Carolina University this week to evaluate the management of the North Carolina Partnership for Improving Mathematics and Science (NC-PIMS) Grant.  They arrived on campus Wednesday, June, 15th and will be in Greenville through Friday, June, 17th.  The NSF team began their visit by listening to a presentation from the grant management team.  Members of ECU’s higher education community including Marilyn Sheerer, dean for ECU’s College of Education; Molly Broad, President of the UNC Continue reading →

East Carolina University Researching Japan-US Educational Systems Visiting Classes at Hiroshima Junior and Senior High Schools

It was five years ago when East Carolina University (Greenville, North Carolina, USA) and Hiroshima University became sister schools, and they have been engaged in interpersonal exchanges since then.  On May 27, teachers and students, a total of six, from East Carolina University visited Hiroshima Prefectural Hiroshima Junior and Senior High Schools (Masakazu Banmoto, Principal), located in Nakashima, Takaya-cho, Higashi-Hiroshima City, and observed classes such as English and music classes (playing koto, one of Japanese traditional musical instruments).   The group visited Japan for the Continue reading →