Author Archives: Jason Whited

Joyner Library’s Teaching Resource Center

Established in 1988, the Teaching Resources Center (TRC) contains children and young adult materials, K-12 North Carolina state adopted textbooks, multi-media, kits, and reference resources. The department primarily serves students enrolled in teacher education programs and educators in eastern North Carolina. Our Mission The mission of the Teaching Resources Center is to facilitate teaching and learning initiatives by providing resources and services to educators at all levels. Our Goals To serve as a model resource center by: Developing and maintaining a birth to 12th grade Continue reading →

How the COE is Using Video in its Innovations

The implementation of video has taken a prominent role in the COE PIRATE Code, from Video Grand Rounds (VGR) to ISLES to EDTPA. Students start by observing the video pertaining to the innovations in the VGR component. The instructors show video clips of actual preK-12 classes in place of observation visits by the students. The videos demonstrate strategies the candidates are to look for when they physically go to classrooms to observe. These videos provide an accurate comprehensive visual picture of the strategies in practice. Continue reading →

Junior 2 Teaching Interns and Principal Fellows MSA Students Collaborate

Junior 2 Teaching Interns and Principal Fellows MSA Students Collaborate Something new and exciting is happening this semester in the COE that you might miss if you are not currently a Junior 2 intern or a Principal Fellow. The two programs are collaborating for the benefit of both student sets, and the process has been extremely promising. First, the interns and Fellows meet and discuss lesson plans and teaching strategies. Next, the Jr 2’s teach a class, while the Fellows observe either in person or Continue reading →

The Swivl is here.

What is the Swivl?  Swivl is a camera dock with a twist.  Instead of holding your camera still, the Swivl will follow you around the room, tracking you as you move around on stage or in front of an audience.  This device follows the paired mic wherever it goes.  It is compatible with Android and IOS devices. So who is using it in COE?  Students have begun to use it to record class sessions for edTPA and ISLES.  OAA has been using it to interview Continue reading →

ITC in the College of Education

The ITC falls under the leadership of Dr. Diana Lys. It consists of professionals who can help support the integration of technology for teaching and learning. The mission of the COE Instructional Technology Center 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 Student Lab (Speight 241) is provided to help Continue reading →

Getting Tech Help:

Students and Faculty in the College of Education have two different avenues to get tech help.  They can use East Carolina University’s Information Technology and Computing Services  (ITCS) or COE’s own Information / Instructional Technology Center (COE IT).  Both offer online Help Desk services where students and faculty can submit a ticket to get assistance with a problem. ITCS should be used for issues that pertain to items that are university-based such as email, One Stop, and malfunctioning equipment such as personal laptops.  Students and Continue reading →

Cornerstone – Employee Training Site

What is Cornerstone?  It is the software that East Carolina University uses to offer training opportunities for full-time employees.  Faculty and staff can now log into Cornerstone to find instructor-led training, online training, or complete assigned online training.  Within Cornerstone, employee’s personalized training center provides links to the areas they will use the most: My Training, Your Upcoming Sessions, Online Training in Progress and Browse for Training. Training is offered from across the campus from various departments, including the College of Education’s educational technology staff.  Continue reading →

College of Education’s Professional Development for using Educational Technology

The Office of Assessment and Accreditation(OAA) along with COE IT offers professional development geared toward the faculty and staff in the COE.  The workshops cover training on Blackboard, TEMS, social media and the use of video in courses.  Most sessions are offered on Tuesday afternoons under the theme of “Tech Training Tuesdays”.  The workshops are all offered through ECU’s employee training system called Cornerstone (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/cornerstone/).  This allows the faculty to track their professional development through out the year.  More information about professional development available to Continue reading →