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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 →

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 →

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 →

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.

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 →

2014 College of Education Faculty and Student Research Showcase

On April 2nd, the Faculty and Students of the College of Education had the opportunity to showcase the research they have been working on. Below is a listing of the presentations that were available at the Showcase. Presenters and Research Studies Faculty invited paper presentation (4:15-5:00): Dr. Kaye Dotson & Dr. Hui Bian: Supervision on Site:  A Critical Factor in the Online Facilitated Internship Faculty invited round table presentation (5:00-5:45): Dr. Martin Reardon: Crumbling Barriers: A Comparative Study of International Teachers’ Experience of Educational Leadership Continue reading →