Monthly Archives: June 2014

Science Summer Camp Smiles and Moving Legos

In the session, “Heat, Light and Sound, Oh My”, 4th and 5th grade boys use tuning forks to create sound waves that can be seen, heard, and felt! Andrew Hung (age 11, pictured above) says that, “High pitched sound waves are really loud and travel super fast!” Claire (age 7) and Sophie (age 6) are building a draw bridge at Lego Explorers during ECU Summer Science Camp. Students also hook their creations up to batteries so that they move all by themselves!

Advanced Placement Summer Institute Prepares Teachers to Give Their Best to the Brightest

Honors students in high school are anxious to take as many Advanced Placement courses as their schools offer so teachers go to school in the summer preparing to teach these courses.  ECU hosts  a College Board endorsed Advanced Placement Summer Institute. Each session is 4-days long and is taught by a certified College Board consultant. This summer, during the week of June 23-26, courses are being taught in AP Biology AP Calculus AB AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science AP Physics 1 &2 AP Statistics Classes Continue reading →

Criminal Science Investigations and DNA Extractions

SSC: CSI Robert Lukhard (pictured above, age 13) holds a specimen used for DNA extraction here at ECU’s  Summer Science Camp. Students were conducting Criminal Science Investigation experiments in this morning sessions. Real-world science applications = high interest = student engagement = happy campers at ECU’s Summer Science Camp!

NCTQ Recognizes ECU Teacher Quality

By Jane Dail Thursday, June 19, 2014 A nationwide study of college teaching prep programs ranked one East Carolina University program among the top 15. The National Council on Teaching Quality (NCTQ) released its second annual Teacher Prep Review this week after analyzing 2,400 elementary, secondary and special education programs at 1,127 institutions across the country. ECU’s undergraduate special education program ranked 12th in the nation, tying with Fort Hayes State University’s undergraduate elementary education program, Montclair State University’s graduate secondary education program, and Austin Peay Continue reading →

Kenneth McKee ’13 Selected as ASCD Emerging Leader

Kenneth “Kenny” McKee ’13 has been named to the ASCD Emerging Leaders Class of 2014. The ASCD Emerging Leaders program is designed to prepare a young, diverse group of educators for potential influence and ASCD leadership. McKee recently received his master’s degree in Reading Education from East Carolina University’s College of Education in Greenville, N.C. He is employed as an Instructional Coach with Buncombe County Schools in Asheville, N.C. Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education (LEHE) Chair Dr. Katherine Misulis stated that Continue reading →

Education Housing Community Still Accepting Applicants

First year education students have the chance to live in a residence hall with other freshman education majors through the College of Education Housing Community (EHC). This experience connects them in a unique way to the college while also providing a smooth transition to college life. Sophomore Danielle Mehling, a special education major, was part of last year’s EHC. “It’s an automatic bond and a great way to meet new people,” said Mehling. As part of the bonding experience, students partake in different activities both Continue reading →