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COE works with Pitt County Schools to Identify Potential Threats and Prevent School Violence

The COE Department of Educational Leadership takes our University’s motto, Servire, to heart. Recent school shooting tragedies like the one that occurred at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida just over a year ago led to a collaboration between Pitt County Schools and Dr. Travis Lewis, ECU Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership, to develop training tailored to the specific needs of North Carolina school districts on how to effectively implement behavioral threat assessment & management strategies within local schools.  The initiative, Implementing Tailored Threat Continue reading →
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Literacy Summit hosted by ECU’s College of Education and the NC NTSP

Over 170 literacy teachers, school principals, assistant principals, central office curriculum directors, new teacher coaches, and hig her education faculty attended a Literacy Summit hosted by the ECU College of Education and the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP) on February 18, at the Hilton in Greenville. The NC NTSP is a comprehensive induction program offering a research-based curriculum and multiple services designed to increase teacher effectiveness, enhance skills, and reduce attrition among beginning teachers. The NC NTSP is based at ECU and Continue reading →
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Pitching New Ideas for Student Veterans

The ECU College of Education sees great potential in student veterans as future educators. Recently, one initiative within the COE, the COE Student Veteran’s Resource Alliance, was highlighted at both the ECU Student Success Conference and at the UNC System Student Success Conference. Co-created and co-facilitated by Dr. Allen Guidry, Assistant Dean for Planning and Global Engagement, and Clay Smith, Special Populations Coordinator in the COE, the SVRA aims to aid student veterans in the transition from military life to that of professional educator through forming Continue reading →
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COE Speaker Series: Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice

COE Speaker Series: Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 4:00-6:00 East Carolina Heart Institute What is Deaf culture? Why is culture important for Deaf People of Color? How are Audism and Racism interconnected? Do you want to learn about intersectionality? Do you want to learn how to be more culturally responsive? Come learn about: Investigating the Matrix of Dominance Through Audism Rooted in Critical Race Theory, this presentation investigates the lived experience of Deaf people in the United States. We share an intersectional Continue reading →
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Alumnus Named Northeast Regional Teacher of the Year

North Carolina’s Northeast Regional Teacher of the Year is Damon Walcott, a Visual Arts Teacher at Washington High School in Beaufort County.  The surprise announcement was made during a charity dodge ball game held at the school in December. Walcott qualified for the honor after being named the Beaufort County Teacher of the Year in March. “I am blown away, I did not expect this. I am so excited. I have my family and the whole school here as a support structure. This is the greatest Continue reading →
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Spring 2019 Profiles in Diversity Honorees

Two members of the ECU College of Education faculty, Dr. Mikkaka Overstreet and Dr. Christina M. Tschida were named the Spring 2019 honorees for the Profiles in Diversity award at the college’s faculty and staff meeting on Friday, January 25. Started in 2015, the Profiles in Diversity award recognizes faculty or staff from across the ECU College of Education for their commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and social justice in their life and work. Special attention is given to faculty and staff whose identities Continue reading →
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The Rural Education Institute (REI) received $200,000 from Sanford Programs at National University

Sanford Philanthropy – The College of Education’s Rural Education Institute received $30,000 as initial seed money and $70,000 Direct pay from Sanford for travel to California for on-boarding and institutes, instructor pay, fees, and travel, and marketing and instruction design and materials support to offer Sanford Institute of Philanthropy training to all counties in Eastern NC in which our 43 school systems that are currently part of our Latham Clinical School Network reside. In addition to our school partners, REI will work to reach the Continue reading →
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Discoveries in Earth Science for Middle and High School Students with Blindness or Visual Impairment

Dr. Rhea Miles, associate professor in the Department of Math Science and Instructional Technology, was awarded $179,834.00 from the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation for the program Discoveries in Earth Science for Middle and High School Students with Blindness or Visual Impairment. The program Discoveries in Earth Science (DES) for 36 middle and high school students with blindness or visual impairments provides a unique opportunity for students in eastern North Carolina to learn earth science in a university setting. Student participants will develop skills for identifying and characterizing Continue reading →
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Adult Education Faculty Recognized at National Adult Education Conference

Several faculty members in the Adult Education program were recognized for their achievements at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)’s 67th Annual Conference, held October 2-5, 2018, in Myrtle Beach, SC. Dr. Christy Rhodes, Assistant Professor of Adult Education, was presented with the President’s Appreciation Award for her outstanding contributions to the association in 2018. Dr. Rhodes served as conference planning chair in both 2017 and 2018, and has been active on the AAACE Board of Directors during that time, as well, Continue reading →
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“Reading the Rainbow” receives Edward B. Fry book Award from Literacy Research Association

Dr. Caitlin Ryan, associate professor of reading education, and collaborator Jill Hermann-Wilmarth received the Edward B. Fry Book Award for outstanding   contributions to literacy research and practice for their book Reading the Rainbow: LGBTQ-Inclusive Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom. The award was presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference on November 27, in Indian Wells, California. In a year with an unusually high number of submissions, the committee noted that Reading the Rainbow “advanced our knowledge about literacy, particularly related to the inclusion Continue reading →
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