Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dr. Rachlin Wins Innovator Award at NCCTM

Sid accepting awardDr. Sid Rachlin, Professor of Mathematics Education, won the coveted (individual) Innovator Award for his ground breaking work in leading the state-wide effort to develop the Early Mathematics Add-on Licensure Program. Sid led a process from working with the UNC GA to organize the work; to gaining program/licensure approval from the NC State Board of Education; to leading program development (leading faculty from seven universities to develop six graduate courses); to getting eight universities to approve the courses and program with the same numbers, titles, and descriptions;  to securing funding for teachers to participate in the pilot offerings of the program.

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Dr. Susan Ganter Honored for Book Publication

GanterawardProvost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Marilyn Sheerer presented an award to Dr. Susan Ganter at the reception on October 30, 2013 in the second floor exhibit gallery of Joyner Library. This reception honors Dr. Susan Ganter for the publishing of her book. “Partner Discipline Recommendations for Introductory College Mathematics and the Implication for College Algebra”.

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 2.26.48 PMFor further information about this book go to: http://www.maa.org/publications/ebooks/partner-discipline-recommendations-forintroductory-college-mathematics-andthe

Alumni Brunch: A Welcome Start to an Exciting Day

018(1)It was a beautiful day to gather together with friends sharing awesome food and lovely memories. It was appreciated by MSITE alumni as noted in an email sent by David and Gail Englert, “Thanks for the wonderful welcome to your Homecoming Social and for all of the gracious hospitality! The construction is “exciting” and the courtyard was a new experience. Very nice!”

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Science Education Club Hosts Guest Speakers

The Science Education Club held its second meeting November 4, 2013. Guest Speakers Cheryl Olmsted, Assistant Superintendent of Pitt County Schools, and Seth Brown, Teacher Support Staff of Pitt County Schools, discussed key information about applying for jobs, the interview process, and your first year of teaching. Lots of resources and helpful tips were provided.

The next Science Education Club meeting will be held December 2, 2013 in Flanagan 312 from 7-8pm. We have an awesome lineup of guest speakers to share information, and the Leadership Team will discuss some important things happening within the club.
Please join us and help celebrate the end of the semester. Sweets and treats will be provided in lure of the holiday season.

Dr. Miles Goes to Press Again, Again and Again

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Dr. Miles, despite her busy teaching schedule, has 3 articles coming out in the later half of 2013.  They are as follows:

Miles, R.,& Ran,R.,& Dotson K.(2013). Perceptions of Diversity in Higher
Education, The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 61:2, 74-82.
Brown, B.; Parsons, E.; Miles, R.; & Henderson, J.B. (2013) Exploring The Alignment of Black Scientists with the American Scientific Community: Does Race Still Matter? Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering 19(2), 95-120.

Miles, R., Slagter Van Tryon, P. & Moore, F. (in press). Mathematics and Science Teachers Professional Development with Local Businesses to Introduce Middle and High School Students to Opportunities in STEM Careers, The Science Educator.

New Faculty Member Stays Busy This Fall

New faculty member, Dr. Carmen Woodhall, stays busy this fall with teaching, publishing articles, and presenting at conferences. Below are the details if you want to keep up with Dr. Woodhall!

She is teaching:

SCIE 3216 Teaching Science in the Elementary School (F)
SCIE 6320 Advanced Methods of Assessment in Science Education (F)
SCIE 6310 Advanced Methods in Science Teaching and Learning (F)

She is writing:

Article —Woodhall, C. & Zygouris-Coe, V. (2013). An Exploratory Study of Science Teachers’ Instructional Challenges and Disciplinary Literacy. American Reading Forum Yearbook.

She is presenting:

State Conference – Florida Reading Conference – Orlando, FL – Sept 27, 2013. Disciplinary Literacy and the Common Core State Standards in Secondary Science Classrooms – Dr. Vicki Zygouris-Coe and Dr. Carmen Woodhall

Regional Conference – National Science Teachers Association Area Conference (NSTA) – Charlotte, NC – Disciplinary Literacy, the NGSS, and Common Core in Secondary Science Classrooms – Dr. Carmen Woodhall

National Conference – 2013 American Reading Forum – Sanibel, FL – Dec 12, 2013, 2:45 – 4:00. Secondary Science Teachers, Literacy and Professional Development – paper presentation

Recent MS Instructional Technology Graduate Publishes in Educause Review

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 1.01.19 PMRecent MSITE graduate student, Rob Moore, publishes a case study that he wrote about the webinar series delivered at the School of Government, UNC Chapel Hill.  It went live on November 4, 2013.  Rob Moore is an instructional designer with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government. He received his M.S. in Instructional Technology from ECU in May, 2013.

Click here to view the article: http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/working-together-public-records-webinar-series

Congratulations, Rob.

ECU Student Wins “Student of the Year Award” at NCCTM

BlairephotoBlaire Watford, senior BS Mathematics Education and BA Mathematics double major, won the Eastern Region NCCTM Student of the Year award. Blaire is an outstanding student who is involved in the Gamma Chapter (student organization of NCCTM at ECU), has volunteered for a number of mathematics education service projects, is involved in several ECU service activities, and has won mathematics/mathematics education academic scholarships.

Coveted Rankin Award at NCCTM

William “Ray” Jernigan was one of three winners of the coveted Rankin Award for his numerous contributions – teacher, leader, coach, and NCCTM do-everything man.

Ray has taught for both the Department of Mathematics and for the Mathematics Education area as well as collaborating with ECU as a teacher at Farmville Central HS and as a lead facilitator for NC-PIMS.

ECU Student Presents at NCCTM Conference

Brooke presentationECU Brooke Hill presented a session on probability to high school teachers at the November 1st NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in Greensboro. Brooke is working on a MAED in Mathematics Education. She received her BS in Mathematics from  ECU May 2013. Professor, Rose Sinecrope, gave her an excellent review saying, “Brooke was awesome!”