Monthly Archives: April 2014

MATE Student Wins Teacher-Leader Grant

Tomika Altman-Lewis receives 2014-2015 MET Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grant from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She will be providing professional development for teachers at Burton Magnet Elementary School. Mathematically Speaking: Best Practices for Teachers and Students Tomika R. Altman-Lewis, Burton Magnet Elementary School, Durham, North Carolina Elementary teachers are faced with the challenge of being “experts” in not just one subject area, but in multiple subjects. Often this results in being a novice in one area; which is especially daunting Continue reading →

ECU Pirate Profile: Jessica Chirico

Jessica Chirico promotes literacy through her EC Scholars internship. Jessica Chirico, a senior studying English at East Carolina University, chose to incorporate her passion for literature into her final collegiate internship. Chirico worked with the instructional coach at G.R. Whitfield Elementary School in Grimesland, to identify the classroom that needed her assistance the most – a third grade class where most of the students are below the average reading level. The full profile is the available at ECU’s news website.

COE Students Initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia by 15 student and faculty leaders. The founders formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness.  OΔK was the first college honor society of a national Continue reading →

Educators’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Educators Hall of Fame recognizes and highlights the service of those educators to whom East Carolina alumni and friends are most grateful. This permanent recognition is displayed prominently in the Speight Building. Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Location: Hendrix Theatre in Mendenhall Student Center on ECU’s Campus Reception immediately following induction in Mendenhall Student Center – Second Floor Gallery Lobby & Room 244. Viewing of the Educators Hall of Fame in Speight Building.

Institute Features ECU Assistive Technology Students

The Irene Howell Assistive Technology (IHAT) Center presented on assistive technology at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) New Special Education Directors Institute on April 9, 2014 in New Bern, NC. Led by the Director of the IHAT Center, Dr. Laura King, undergraduate student members of the IHAT staff, including Ayla Allen, André Anglin, Bridget Corrigan, Sara Farwell, Rob Hicks, Chloe Morgan, and Murphy Newton, presented to 40 new Special Education Directors through engaging and interactive breakout sessions, allowing the new directors to Continue reading →

Presentations Related to Gifted and Talented Education Given at National Convention

Dr. Lori Flint chaired a discussion in Philadelphia at AERA entitled, “Psychosocial Topics in Giftedness, Creativity and Talent,” on April 7th. She presented a second session later that week at the CEC convention called, “Learning From Experience: How Studying Chronic Underachievers Helps Us Help Our Children,” on April 10th, also in Philadelphia.  Both sessions were related to her primary research interests of giftedness, talent development, and creativity. Dr. Flint also currently serves on the Board of the North Carolina Association for Gifted and Talented.

Dean, Faculty Present at AERA Annual Meeting

2014 AERA Annual Meeting  “The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Thursday, April 3 – Monday, April 7, 2014 Congratulations to Drs. Linda Patriarca, Diana Lys, Sharilyn Steadman, Kathi Wilhite, Joy Stapleton, and Elizabeth Hodge for having their Video Case Studies in Teaching presentation featured at the American Education Research Association convention April 5-6. On Sunday, Drs. Patriarca and Diana Lys spoke on Transformation Initiatives in the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Etta Hollins, of the University of Missouri- Kansas City Continue reading →

COE Board Member to Appear in Leo Jenkins Segment

Dr. James Bearden, director of the BB&T Center for Leadership Development and member of the Teaching Fellows and Maynard Scholar Board, will be interviewed in a segment on Dr. Leo Jenkins posthumous University Awards presentation by the UNC Board of Governors.  The segment will air Monday, April 14 at 7:30 on UNC-TV during “N.C. Now.” Under Jenkins’ leadership and advocacy, East Carolina becomes a regional university in 1967 and joins the University of North Carolina system in 1972. Since then, ECU has grown to become Continue reading →

Paper Folding to Construct Regular Polygons!!

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Ashley Grant shared a paper folding activity to construct regular polygons with the Gamma Student Chapter, Mathematics Education Club. Ashley received her MS in Mathematics from ECU in Dec 2013, and she currently teaches at Southside High School in Beaufort County. As the pictures show faculty and students were very engaged throughout the activity!! The final Gamma Chapter event will be Saturday, April 26, 2014. We are planning a social that will include student vs. faculty games, food, and most Continue reading →