Monthly Archives: April 2014

NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics Elections

The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) is the professional organization in North Carolina of all persons responsible for the teaching of mathematics. Its membership includes teachers from all levels, kindergarten through graduate school, and other professionals who work with curriculum and materials for the teaching of mathematics. You’ll find out more about NCCTM through the website, including state and regional conferences, publications, grants and awards, and other professional activities. The NCCTM Executive Committee met Saturday, April 1 were given the official results Continue reading →

NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics Elections

The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) is the professional organization in North Carolina of all persons responsible for the teaching of mathematics. Its membership includes teachers from all levels, kindergarten through graduate school, and other professionals who work with curriculum and materials for the teaching of mathematics. You’ll find out more about NCCTM through the website, including state and regional conferences, publications, grants and awards, and other professional activities. The NCCTM Executive Committee met Saturday, April 1 were given the official results Continue reading →

Spring 2014 College of Education Open House

The College of Education welcomed prospective teacher education students and their parents at the 2014 ECU Open House and the COE Extended Open House on Saturday, April 5. The future Pirates met with faculty and staff to learn about general requirements for the college, and with current students to learn more about what to expect as an education major. Morning event Faculty/Staff Representatives: Ron Preston, Bonnie Glass, Kwaku Adu-Gyamfi, Allen Guidry, Kathy Misulis, Marsha Craft-Tripp, Lisa Rogerson, Ivan Wallace, Karen Gammon, Annette Everett, Gerald Baldwin, Caroline Continue reading →

Teach Like a Pirate Author Speaks to Students

The New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE entertained almost 120 teacher education students, first year teachers and ECU faculty members at an event sponsored by East Carolina University’s College of Education on March 26. Dave Burgess shared presentational “hooks” and strategies for increasing student engagement and creativity. Participants discovered their inner pirate with tales and tips for the classroom during the event. He enthralled the audience with magic tricks, participatory tasks, and humor. Burgess is a U.S. History teacher at West Continue reading →

Ryan Earns AERA Recognition for Article

Dr. Caitlin L. Ryan, assistant professor in the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education at East Carolina University and her co-author Dr. Jill M. Hermann-Wilmarth of Western Michigan University were honored to receive the Article of the Year Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Queer Studies Special Interest Group at AERA’s annual meeting this past weekend in Philadelphia, PA. They received this honor for their 2013 article in the Journal of Literacy Research entitled “Already on the Shelf: Queer Readings of Award-Winning Children’s Continue reading →

Manner Joins Oxford/London Symposia Board

Dr. Jane Manner, associate professor of elementary education, was asked to join the Advisory Board of the Oxford/ London Symposia. The Oxford Education Research Symposium is a forum for presentation of papers and discourse by scholars who have an interest in the theory and practice of universal education. Manner has previously attended the Oxford Education Research Symposium in 2013, where the participants were highly complementary of her presentation and the discussions in which she engaged.

Get Ready for Education Summer Camps!

ECU/PSC AIG Camp East Carolina University and Pitt County Schools’ AIG camp is an annual summer camp for Pitt County gifted students who are identified as academically/intellectually gifted that also provides a summer experience for ECU teachers pursuing AIG licensure through ECU coursework. The theme for 2014 is INTERACTIONS, allowing students to learn about photojournalism, robotics, cryptography, and more, as they investigate numerous aspects of interaction sin the world. Students attending the camp will be able to select topics that match their interests and all Continue reading →

Becky Taylor ’76, ’80 Featured in EC Alumni Magazine

“The Early Bird Gets the Worm”—After graduating early from ECU, Becky Taylor ’76, ’80 is successfully impacting education  Becky Taylor is no stranger to East Carolina University. Having multiple family members as ECU graduates, Taylor knew that it was where she wanted to attend. “I knew from the beginning that I wanted to go to ECU. My aunt and grandma both graduated from ECU. It was very easy for me to make that decision. I wanted to major in special education, and I knew ECU Continue reading →

Spread the Word to End the Word

The ECU chapter of Student-Council for Exceptional Children (S-CEC) held a Spread the Word to End the Word campus awareness event on March 5th in front of Dowdy Student Stores. S-CEC members, who are mostly special education majors, shared information with students and faculty about this national campaign to end the use of the “r-word,” referring to the words retard and retarded, and to raise awareness of its hurtfulness. They encouraged people to stop by, gain information, and sign the pledge poster. They handed out Continue reading →

ECU Library Science Program Receives $490k Grant

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced that the Library Science degree program in the College of Education at East Carolina University is the recipient of a 2014 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian (LB21) grant for the project “North Carolina Economically Disadvantaged and Diversity Scholarships.” The IMLS awarded ECU $492,324 in funding that will support library science recruitment efforts and full-tuition scholarships at ECU for 30 incoming master of library science (MLS) students with the first cohort starting fall 2014. The grant has Continue reading →