Author Archives: Jason Whited

Pirate CODE from A-Z (Part Two) (Review)

M multiple measures – the use of multiple indicators and sources of evidence of student learning. The edTPA is a multiple measure assessment. N NCPTS (North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards) – a description of the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions for teachers in North Carolina public schools. The NCPTS can be found at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/effectiveness-model/ncees/standards/prof-teach-standards.pdf O observation protocol – an advance organizer used by teacher candidates when observing inservice teachers. P portfolio – a collection of student work compiled over a period of time and used Continue reading →

Pirate CODE from A-Z (Part One) (Review)

A academic language – language used in academic settings and for academic purposes to help students acquire and use knowledge. B beginning teacher – a teacher in the first three years of his or her career. C co-teaching – a teaching technique in which two instructors deliver instruction to a group of students. D dispositions – the attitudes, perceptions and/or beliefs that form the basis for behavior. Dispositions for teaching include professional demeanor, professional commitment, and professional interactions. E edTPA – a national performance assessment Continue reading →

CAEP Prep: ECU’s Pirate CODE Process (Review)

The ECU Pirate CODE features a set of seven coordinated innovations linked throughout the teacher education curriculum and clinical practice. Each innovation is evolving through a series of carefully planned stages, to institutionalize each innovation in the Department of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education. Once refined and data analysis proves it an effective model, the innovation is scaled up and implemented in other teacher preparation programs across the EPP. The stages of the ECU Pirate CODE begin with small scale, squishy pilots and more through Continue reading →

CAEP Prep: Pirate CODE Innovations (Review)

The ECU College of Education is one of several teacher education institutions nationwide to receive approval from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to implement a transformation initiative (TI) called Pirate CODE (Continuum of Developing Expertise) as the framework for its spring 2015 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation visit. Pirate CODE brings seven research-based teacher education assessment initiatives that have previously operated independently throughout the college under one umbrella to strengthen and develop teacher candidates. Students enrolled in the Continue reading →

ECU to Provide Early Childhood Mentoring to Eastern NC Educators

Incoming kindergartners throughout eastern North Carolina will soon be better prepared for classroom learning thanks to a $1.3 million grant awarded to East Carolina University. Barbara Brehm, coordinator of ECU’s birth to kindergarten undergraduate program in the College of Human Ecology, will oversee the Early Educator Support, Leadership and Professional Development (EESLPD) project. You can find out more about the grant here: ‘Ready to Learn’

Countdown to the CAEP Accreditation Visit

While students are preparing for the spring 2015 semester, the ECU College of Education is gearing up for the CAEP Accreditation Visit scheduled for February 7-10, 2015. Hopefully, everyone is rested, refreshed, and ready for another exciting and productive semester. Please remember that the CAEP Accreditation Visit is just around the corner. There are 26 more days before the visit. Read here for more CAEP Preparation news. Kelvin Shackleford MSA Principal Fellow East Carolina University

Alumna is NC Regional Teacher of the Year

North Carolina’s Northeast Regional Teacher of the Year is Jami Dickerson ’08, a third grade teacher at Eastern Elementary in Greenville. The announcement was made during a special ceremony at the school on December 9. Dickerson qualified for the honor after being named the 2013-2014 Pitt County Teacher of the Year in March. “I’m honored; it’s very humbling,” said Dickerson, who is in her fifth year of teaching. “It’s also mind-blowing. I still can’t believe it happened. It’s been a long process, but it’s gone Continue reading →

Nancy Darden Child Development Center

The mission of the Nancy Darden Child Development Center in the Department of Child Development in the College of Human College is: 1) to serve as a model training facility for students majoring in Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education (BK), Child Life, and Family Community Services; 2) to provide early education and high quality care for preschool children (ages 3 months to kindergarten from a broad cultural and economic mix); and 3) to provide research opportunities for university students and faculty. NDCDC provides supervised observation Continue reading →

College of Education Instructional Technology Center Lab

The mission of the COE Instructional Technology Center Lab is to provide support for faculty, staff and students in the integration of technology for teaching and learning. The ITC supports the development of technology-rich instruction by providing hardware and software, staff development, media production and consulting services to faculty and staff. The ITC Lab is provided to help faculty, teacher candidates and practitioners attain the skills needed to integrate technology in their careers as educators. It is equipped with SMART boards, iPad carts, and other Continue reading →

Ann Rhem Schwarzmann Production Center

So where does a Teacher Candidate go to create materials for their classes?   Joyner Library’s Teaching Resource Center houses the Schwarzmann Production Center to assist Teacher Candidate with preparing classroom materials for their internships. The Schwarzmann Production Center is located on the second floor of Joyner Library in the Teaching Resources Center, and is available for use when the TRC service desk is open. The center is designed to assist in the creation and preparation of materials used in lesson units, classrooms, and presentations. Staff Continue reading →