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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: A.J. Fletcher Music Center – Fletcher Recital Hall on ECU’s Campus

Reception and viewing of the Educators Hall of Fame immediately following induction 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 right before the Homecoming Day Parade on Fifth Street in Greenville.

Please see the list of events for Saturday, October 4 below. Additional details will be posted closer to ECU’s 2014 Homecoming weekend.

- COE alumni and friends Breakfast on the Porch on the stairs in front of Speight Building overlooking Fifth Street (complimentary breakfast and coffee)—Contact Jessica Nottingham for more details (nottinghamj@ecu.edu)

- ECU Homecoming Day Parade on Fifth Street

- MSITE Brunch in front of Flanagan Building (please see attached flyer for more information)

- East Carolina Alumni Association Tailgate

- TBA—ECU vs. Southern Methodist University Football Game

We hope to see at the COE Alumni “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

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 11, 2014: Fall Break

ECU will observe fall break Oct. 11-14.

The official academic calendar can be found at www.ecu.edu/fsonline/senate/fscalend.cfm.

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Oct 12, 2014: Fall Break

ECU will observe fall break Oct. 11-14.

The official academic calendar can be found at www.ecu.edu/fsonline/senate/fscalend.cfm.

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Oct 13, 2014: Fall Break

ECU will observe fall break Oct. 11-14.

The official academic calendar can be found at www.ecu.edu/fsonline/senate/fscalend.cfm.

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Oct 14, 2014: Fall Break

ECU will observe fall break Oct. 11-14.

The official academic calendar can be found at www.ecu.edu/fsonline/senate/fscalend.cfm.

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Oct 15, 2014: Teacher Cadet Day at Mendenhall Student Center

Come learn about becoming a Teacher in North Carolina. The morning keynote by North Carolina Teacher of the Year, James Ford. Breakout sessions led by ECU Education Faculty and Students. There will also be a Program Fair with representatives for across ECU. Lunch will be provided at West End Dining Hall and Campus Tours will be available.

Register online by visiting the Office of Professional Development homepage between Sept. 8th and Oct. 1st. Click the link for the Registration Portal at the top of the page, then choose register for Teacher Cadet Day 2014

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Oct 18, 2014: 2014 Educators Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall

The 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.

Reception and viewing of the Educators Hall of Fame immediately following induction in Speight Building.

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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.