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Join us for the Diversity Committee Fall Speaker Event

Diversity Committee Fall Speaker Event Brown Bag Session Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:30 – 1:30 Speight 203 The College of Education Diversity Committee invites you to the first session of our 2017-2018 Speaker Series. In our first session through a conversational format, Dr. Mikakka Overstreet will share her work and insights on cultural diversity and equity. There will be time for questions and discussion. This brown bag session is a chance for the college community to engage in dialogue and gain new insights on diversity Continue reading →

World Education Day

  Educators from around the world convened in Dalian, China on Sept. 28 for World Education Day.  Dr. Ken Luterbach chaired the session on Vocational Education and Continuing Education.  In addition, Dr. Luterbach was invited to deliver a presentation on instructional app development.  As discussed below, Dr. Luterbach spoke of the joy of learning while describing app development as an outlet for creative expression and problem solving. “Learning is a joy, especially when it seems like play. Engaging in app development invites experimentation or play Continue reading →

Blaisdell Elected to CRSEA Board

Dr. Ben Blaisdell, Ph.D., ECU College of Education Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research, was elected treasurer of the Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA).CRSEA is an interdisciplinary consortium of experts who recognize global implications of race and education for minoritized people. Through scholarship, CRSEA works to identify and expose racial inequity for the ultimate eradication of white supremacy. CRSEA is an interdisciplinary consortium of experts who recognize global implications of race and education for minoritized people. Through scholarship, CRSEA Continue reading →

Rural Education Project Lands $999,751 Grant

Bringing computer science and computational thinking to rural school districts is the goal behind the iCS4All project, which the NSF recently awarded a $999,751 grant. The project, named Integrating the Computer Science for All Initiative in Three Rural Eastern NC School Districts (iCS4All), will be led by principal investigator Matt Militello, the ECU College of Education’s Wells Fargo Distinguished Professor in Educational Leadership, co-principal investigator Martin Reardon, assistant professor in education leadership, and include partnerships with the ECU Department of Computer Science, and the Friday Continue reading →

ECU College of Education hosts Annual Ceremony to Honor Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Video Slideshow from Donor and Scholarship Recipient Ceremony More than 100 students in the East Carolina University College of Education received a record amount of scholarship support for the upcoming academic year. For the 2017-18 academic year, more than $582,000 in merit and need-based scholarships were distributed to 102 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral education students. The awards range from $250-$20,000. Some of the awards are open to all education students while others are earmarked for specific education majors or programs. “Attracting the best students and Continue reading →

ECU Awarded Grant to Enhance STEM Education

The East Carolina University College of Education was recently awarded a $599,939 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve undergraduate STEM education. Project INTERSECT (Interactive STEM Education Competence in Teaching) will address the nature and role of discipline-specific discourse in the classroom. The goal of the project is to explore how training with immersive classroom simulation activities affect the ability of ECU math and science teacher candidates use of discourse as a means of instruction. The Project INTERSECT team will use the Mursion Lab Continue reading →

College of Education Announces Profiles in Diversity Honorees

Two members of the ECU College of Education faculty were named the annual honorees for the Profiles in Diversity award at the college’s convocation Friday, Aug. 18. Dr. Loni Crumb and Dr. Anne Ticknor were named the 2017-2018 honorees for Profiles in Diversity. 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 Continue reading →

Mursion ‘Grants’ Draw Six School Districts to ECU

The East Carolina University College of Education Mursion team hosted leaders from six counties on Thursday, July 27, that have decided to take advantage of an offer to use Mursion@ECU as part of their professional development plan for the 2017-18 school year. Mursion provides an immersive experience in a safe space providing an opportunity for repeat practice with immediate feedback. The environment allows candidates, teachers, and administrators to practice their craft where no harm can be done, but skills can be honed through the use Continue reading →

ECU Lab School Advisory Council Meets for First Time

The inaugural meeting of the East Carolina University Lab School Advisory Council was held Thursday, Aug. 10, inside the ECU College of Education Speight Building. The advisory council consists of representatives from the College of Education, the ECU Office of the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, and Pitt County Schools. The advisory council voted to appoint Chris Locklear, ECU Vice Provost for Academic Success, as ECU Lab School Advisory Council Chairman. Dr. Mark A. L’Esperance, ECU Professor of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education, was appointed the Continue reading →