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ECU COE Faculty Members seen as Leaders at Stanford University

Pictured from left to right Drs. Diana Lys, Kristen Cuthrell, Sherilyn Steadman, and Ellen Dobson.

Pictured from left to right Drs. Diana Lys, Kristen Cuthrell, Sharilyn Steadman, and Ellen Dobson.

On August 11-13, four ECU COE faculty members participated in an invitation-only forum at Stanford University. The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) and the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) endorsed the event that focused on the development of Embedded Signature Assessments (ESAs). Drs. Diana Lys, Kristen Cuthrell, Ellen Dobson, and Sharilyn Steadman formed one of seven invited teams of teacher educators who are considered to be leaders in the field. Other teams represented individual university, state-level, and national teams.

The goal of the forum was to develop or refine an ESA and to align the ESA with InTASC and state-level standards. Products from the event will be presented as exemplars at the national CAEP Conference in September 2014. Additionally, invited attendees are micro-credentialed as ESA developers.

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Educators’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Educators Hall of FameThe Educators Hall of Fame recognizes and highlights the service of those educators to whom East Carolina alumni and friends are most grateful. This permanent recognition is displayed prominently in the Speight Building.

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Hendrix Theatre in Mendenhall Student Center on ECU’s Campus

Reception immediately following induction in Mendenhall Student Center – Second Floor Gallery Lobby & Room 244. Viewing of the Educators Hall of Fame in Speight Building.

College of Education Homecoming Festivities – October 4th

To celebrate Homecoming weekend, the College of Education would like to invite you to connect with your alma mater at our annual “Breakfast on the Porch” Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Speight Building during the Homecoming Day Parade on Fifth Street in Greenville.

Please see the list of events for Saturday, October 4 below.

- COE alumni and friends Breakfast on the Porch on the stairs in front of Speight Building overlooking Fifth Street (complimentary doughnuts, juice, and coffee)—Contact Stephanie Bunn for more details (bunns@ecu.edu)

- ECU Homecoming Day Parade on Fifth Street begins at 9:00 a.m.

- Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology (MSITE) Alumni Brunch in front of Flanagan Building from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. View the Information Flyer. Contact joy Carraway to RSVP or for more details (carrawayjo@ecu.edu or 252-328-9353). *Rain location will be inside Flanagan Classroom 312.

- East Carolina Alumni Association Buccaneer Buffet

- TBA—ECU vs. Southern Methodist University Football Game

We hope to see you at the College of Education “Breakfast on the Porch!”

East Carolina University Alumni Association

The Alumni Association celebrates Homecoming with reunions and alumni activities, an open house breakfast at the alumni center during the Homecoming parade and a tailgate before the football game.

For more information visit the Alumni Association website.

GO PIRATES!

COE Graduate Recognition Ceremony Spring 2014

COE GraduationThe College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.on Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The faculty and staff of the College of Education are pleased to present a special Graduate Recognition Ceremony (GRC) for our graduates. The ceremony will feature individual recognition of College of Education students receiving degrees. Friends and families of the graduates are cordially invited to attend. It is not necessary for graduates or guests to RSVP for this event. Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony.

(PDF file)Important Information for graduates-to-be

For University Commencement Ceremony details and information about the Spring 2014 ECU Commencement Weekend, please visit http://www.ecu.edu/commencement.

COE Events

East Carolina University Calendar

East Carolina University Calendar

Sep 19, 2014: Faculty/Staff Professional Development: TEMS for College of Education/Teacher Education Faculty and Advisors at Speight Building

A brief overview of the Teacher Education Management System (TEMS), what data is collected and stored and how it can be helpful to faculty and advisors within the College of Education and Teacher Education.

Register in Cornerstone under College of Education in the Browse for Training section on the bottom right of the page.

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Sep 22, 2014: ECU MSA/Principal Licensure Add-On Cohort in Partnership with Wake County Public School System Information Session

If you are interested in participating in a cohort-structured program to earn your Master in School Administration (MSA) or Principal Licensure Add-On Program (Must have Masters Degree) please plan to attend an information meeting sponsored by the Wake County Public School System and the Department of Educational Leadership at East Carolina University.

You may choose to attend one of the following information sessions to learn more about this exciting opportunity to be provided in the WCPSS with ECU!

Meeting Dates:
Monday, Sept. 22 at 4:30-5:30 pm or 6:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, Sept. 25 at 4:30-5:30 pm or 6:30-7:30 pm

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Sep 23, 2014: Faculty/Staff Professional Development: Quickly and Effectively Grading Exams and Assignments in Blackboard at Speight Building

Did you know that you are probably spending a lot more time grading in Blackboard then you really need to? This session will cover some features that can be used to your advantage when grading tests, especially essay type questions. We will also talk about creating rubrics and using them to grade assignments, discussions, and more. This session is designed as a hands-on class, so please bring a laptop, and a class to work in.

Register in Cornerstone under College of Education in the Browse for Training section on the bottom right of the page.

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Sep 24, 2014: Science Education Club Meeting at Flanagan Building

Join the Science Education Club for their 1st meeting of this coming school year! Snacks will be provided.

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Sep 25, 2014: ECU MSA/Principal Licensure Add-On Cohort in Partnership with Wake County Public School System Information Session

If you are interested in participating in a cohort-structured program to earn your Master in School Administration (MSA) or Principal Licensure Add-On Program (Must have Masters Degree) please plan to attend an information meeting sponsored by the Wake County Public School System and the Department of Educational Leadership at East Carolina University.

You may choose to attend one of the following information sessions to learn more about this exciting opportunity to be provided in the WCPSS with ECU!

Meeting Dates:
Monday, Sept. 22 at 4:30-5:30 pm or 6:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, Sept. 25 at 4:30-5:30 pm or 6:30-7:30 pm

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Sep 25, 2014: 8th Annual ECU Gifted Conference at Murphy Center

AIG @ THE TABLE

Join the ECU Gifted Team for a half day professional development conference related to all things Gifted. Ian Byrd of byrdseed.com will be the keynote speaker. Breakout sessions focusing on Problem Based Learning, Technology Integration, Creativity, and Differentiation will be delivered.

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Sep 30, 2014: Faculty/Staff Professional Development: Social Media Tools at Speight Building

This workshop will cover a few online tools to help faculty engage with their students outside of the classroom. It will look at Hootsuite, Tweetdeck and a few other programs that enable faculty to interact with students via social media and text.

Register in Cornerstone under College of Education in the Browse for Training section on the bottom right of the page.

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Oct 4, 2014: College of Education Homecoming Celebration at Speight Building

Join the College of Education for refreshments before the ECU Homecoming Parade. Alumni, students, faculty, friends, and family are welcome.

The event will take place on the porch of the Speight Building and is free to attend. The event start time will be determined once the homecoming football game time is announced.

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Oct 4, 2014: MSITE Alumni Brunch at Flanagan Building

This is a get together to show appreciation for the alumni of the Department of Mathematics, Science, & Instructional Technology Education (MSITE). Come enjoy food and socializing with peers before heading to the game.

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Oct 7, 2014: Faculty/Staff Professional Development: CommonSpot in the College of Education at Speight Building

CommonSpot is used to maintain the college’s website, and it does have a lot of features that can make it a lot easier. All changes to you’re department's COE pages can be done by making requests through the COE help desk, but if you choose to make updates to your department’s pages yourself, this session will show you what templates to use and teach you some of the tips that will help keep down on the number of pages and documents you have to flow through, and help make your content easier to find in searches. In order to attend this training, you must have already completed the CommonSpot Beginner training provided by ITCS. This session is designed as a hands-on class, so please bring a laptop, and a class to work in.

Register in Cornerstone under College of Education in the Browse for Training section on the bottom right of the page.

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edTPA @ AACTE’s Annual Meeting: A Recap

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AACTEDid you attend the edTPA-related sessions at AACTE’s Annual Meeting this year? If not, here’s a taste of what you missed! Click here to view a list of the descriptions and presenters for the various sessions that provided attendees the opportunity to converse with other users of edTPA.

A highlight of the conference was the edTPA breakfast hosted by SCALE, which drew more than 200 attendees. In her opening remarks, AACTE President/CEO Sharon P. Robinson championed edTPA, emphasizing that it was developed by and for the people in the room. She also encouraged audience members to advocate for edTPA in their communities. Afterward, Ray Pecheone, SCALE’s executive director, described in detail the developmental process of edTPA. He explained topics such as standard setting and state policy and announced that SCALE would conduct validity and consequential studies in the weeks ahead. Finally, attendees engaged in a question and answer session with Andrea Whittaker, SCALE’s director of teacher performance assessment, and other representatives.

During the conference’s Welcoming Session, Robinson announced the Association’s new Innovation Exchange, which includes an initiative already under way to develop an edTPA National Academy of Consultants. Click here for more information about the academy.

One particularly insightful session featured East Carolina University’s presentation, “Developing and Implementing Policies and Procedures for Local Evaluation of edTPA,”in which Diana Lys and Ellen Dobson spoke at length about their implementation strategy. By infusing technology into their programming, they have created a successful multilayered local evaluation process.

Some 500 educator preparation providers in 33 states and the District of Columbia are actively participating in edTPA. The edTPA project management staff have initiated an effort to upgrade the edTPA web site to include an interactive policy map, revised FAQs, new webinars, and user guides.

For more information about the Annual Meeting and edTPA, please contact me or visit http://edtpa.aacte.org.

Source: http://edprepmatters.net/2014/03/edtpa-aactes-annual-meeting-a-recap/

College of Education Hosts Counselor Connection Day 2014

Counselor Connection Day.
On March 7th, the College of Education hosted Counselor Connection Day 2014 for high school counselors in the Latham Clinical School Network. Since Special Education (SPED) is an area in high demand, faculty from this program were invited to share information about opportunities for earning a degree in SPED from ECU. Dr. Chan Evans presented highlights of the undergraduate Adapted and General Curriculum programs.


Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit Held at Joyner Library

Networking_Summit_PhotoThe 9th Annual TRC (Teaching Resource Center) Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit was held on February 8 at Joyner Library.

The summit provided a variety of roundtable discussions on current topics for K-12 school media personnel. Facilitated by experts in the profession, these sessions also encourage attendees to bring resources to share.

Among those presenting were ECU MLS (Masters in Library Science) faculty Drs. Jami Jones, Gail Munde, Lou Sua, and Elaine Yontz. Several ECU MLS graduates also presented: Joann Absi, Sedley Abercrombie, Joanna Gerakios, Suzanne Rusnak, Kristy Sartain, Kathryn Tharrington, Teresa Wetherell, Jill Whitson, and Kellie Williams.

The featured author was Ms. Sheila Turnage, winner of the 2013 Newbery Honor Award for Three Times Lucky.