Monthly Archives: May 2014

Journal of Curriculum and Instruction Issue Published

The editorial team of the Journal of Curriculum and Instruction is delighted to announce publication of a new special topic issue, Performance Assessment of Pre-Service and In-Service Educators. Sharilyn C. Steadman is the lead editor for this issue. It is available at We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest. The Point of View, “Assessment of Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers,” offers a brief historical perspective of previous reform movements Continue reading →

COE Faculty Member Receives $472,000 NC Quest Award

Dr. Ann Bullock, Chair of the Department of Elementary and Middle Grades Education, received an NC-QUEST award of $472,394 titled Integrating Neuroscience into Mathematics Instruction (INMI). INMI continues the partnership with UNC-GA New Teacher Support Program (NTSP) and extends it to the Harriott College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Mathematics. The INMI pilot project consists of an intensive scientifically-based professional development program designed to assist beginning teachers to become highly knowledgeable and pedagogically skilled in leading students to mastery of the Common Core State Continue reading →

Weekend of Celebrations for MSITE Graduates!

It was a wonderful weekend to celebrate with our MSITE Spring 2014 Graduates! Dr. Ganter joined faculty, students and guests for breakfast on Saturday before the ceremony in the Flanagan building. Eunice Hoefling enjoyed breakfast with family and friends as she joined our 2014 graduating class. Eunice teaches Radiography at Fayetteville Technical Community College. She plans to use her MS degree in Instructional Technology to develop and enhance the hybrid and distance education courses she will use teach to her X-Ray Tech students. Dr. Adu-Gyamfi Continue reading →

MSITE Celebrates with Graduates at Graduation Reception

  Commencement is upon us here in the Pirate Nation! MSITE faculty and staff celebrated with students on Friday, May 9th & Saturday Math 10th in the Flanagan Building at the Graduation Reception. Elizabeth Thompson, Blaine Nicholson, Chelsey Weeks, and Victoria Jeffries (listed from left to right) are all Math Education majors from the Class of 2014. Victoria plans to continue her studies by attending graduate school in the fall. She is interested in Adult Education and would like to teach math in a community Continue reading →

ECU Awards Day: Several COE Faculty Recognized

Several College of Education faculty were honored and recognized ECU’s Founders Day Awards presentation held on April 30 in Hendrix Theatre. UNC Board of Governors member and ECU alumnus Bob Rippy presented the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching award given by the board, to Dr. Abbie Brown. An online-only instructor, Brown teaches graduate-level courses to current or aspiring educators aiming to improve their ability to teach and create instructional materials. “This means I have to model the best teaching Continue reading →

Swaggerty Posts on NC Reading Association Blog

Dr. Elizabeth Swaggerty wrote a post about the Tar River Reading Council’s participation in the ECU Earth Day Expo that was just published on the North Carolina Reading Association blog. “It was a great outreach activity that connected ECU faculty, area teachers, the Tar River Reading Council (local affiliate of the International Reading Association), and ECU’s Center for Biodiversity and Biology Department with local children,” said Swaggerty of the event.  

Recognizing the Best

reposted from ECU News Service by By Jeannine Manning Hutson UNC Board of Governors member and ECU alumnus Bob Rippy presented the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching award given by the board, to Dr. Abbie Brown. lifelogging Abbie Brown sported the wearable technology Google Glass while accepting the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. Brown, a professor of instructional technology in the College of Education, accepted the award wearing Google glass, a wearable computer with an Continue reading →


On Sunday, April 27, 2014, graduate and undergraduate mathematics education students gathered with mathematics education and mathematics faculty at the Blount Sports Complex. The warm weather and blue skies were perfect for a game of kickball featuring mathematics education students with Dr. Cayton and Dr. Adu-Gyamfi on opposing teams. After working up an appetite, attendees gathered in the shade to enjoy cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and best of all one another’s company. This wonderful event marked the end of a phenomenal year of growth for the Continue reading →