Author Archives: Christine Wilson

Mursion@ECU grant applications now available for NC school systems

The East Carolina University (ECU) College of Education is pleased to present an innovative professional development experience for faculty and staff across the educational spectrum. Mursion is an immersive learning experience that provides participants with a safe space in which they can practice what they have learned in the classroom and throughout their careers with an opportunity to get direct feedback from virtual students, peers, and authorized observers. We are so proud of the work our 2017-18 Mursion@ECU grant recipients are doing, that we are Continue reading →

Life-Like Therapy – Social Work Program teams up with COE for Simulated Counseling in Mursion

East Carolina University social work students are using a virtual environment to talk with life-like teenagers about their parents’ drug use. The ECU School of Social Work has teamed with the College of Education’s Mursion lab to provide the simulation for graduate students. Organizers believe it’s the first training focused on substance use disorders for MSW students in the UNC system, said Michael Daniels, teaching instructor of social work. “This is an innovative way of teaching skills before they actually sit down with patients,” Daniels Continue reading →

A Critical Analysis of Rural Poverty

Imagine being a child, having to stand at the bus stop in 5am darkness, take an hour and a half long bus ride on an empty stomach, and come to school having to fully focus in the classroom?  Where would the child focus his or her attention when in the classroom?  According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the most fundamental basis to attend to is one’s physiological needs, if not, the human body cannot function effectively.  Children living in rural poverty often face food and Continue reading →

Lab School Hiring School Nurse/Health Navigator – Filled

East Carolina University SCHOOL NURSE/UNIVERSITY LABS SCHOOL HEALTH NAVIGATOR Vacancy #: 631001 Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications Open Date: 09-15-2017 Closing Date: Open Until Filled The East Carolina University Lab School involves cross campus collaboration to provide the students a spectrum of support and services to comprehensively address their academic, social-emotional, physical, and family/community needs. The College of Nursing is currently seeking an individual to serve the University Lab School Community as a ½ time Integrated Health Navigator and a ½ time School Nurse. The Continue reading →

Pirate Principal: ECU Lab School Leader Named

Tasha Rodriguez has been named principal of the East Carolina University Laboratory School, which will open this fall at South Greenville Elementary School. Rodriguez’s appointment is effective May 8. She currently is an assistant principal at Grifton School. “I am thankful for the opportunity to have served Grifton School, the families and community for the last three years,” Rodriguez said. “The major lesson I’ve learned from the Grifton community is the importance of having pride for the school. I will carry this with me as Continue reading →

Alumnus Named 2017 Wells Fargo NC Principal of the Year

East Carolina University alumnus Jason Griffin has been named the Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year for 2017.Griffin is principal of Hertford Grammar School in Perquimans County, one of the smallest counties in the state. Griffin received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in middle grades mathematics from ECU, a master’s in school administration from Elizabeth City State University and an education specialist degree from ECU. At the awards ceremony on May 12, State Superintendent Mark Johnson said Griffin Continue reading →

Join Profiles in Diversity Panel Jan. 31 from 4-5:30

The College of Education Diversity Committee invites you to the first annual Profiles in Diversity Panel on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 4-5:50 pm in Speight 203. In a conversational format, the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 COE Profiles in Diversity Honorees will share their work and insights on cultural diversity and equity. There will be extensive time for questions and discussion. The Panel is a chance for the college community to engage in critical dialogue on diversity and gain new insights on how realize equity in Continue reading →

Hiring Mursion Interactors

East Carolina University has partnered with Mursion Inc. to offers both students and professionals cutting-edge, simulation-based training opportunities for mastering the skills necessary to excel within their field. This revolutionary experience takes place in a mixed-reality virtual simulator helmed by an Interactor. An Interactor possesses a multi-faceted and unique skill set including: Performing experience (acting, improvisation, standardized patient and/or role-playing) The innate ability to listen and respond with sincerity, empathy, and emotional honesty The ability to match and maintain distinct, realistic voices The capacity to Continue reading →

Need a Course Elective Offering Value-Added Potential to Your Plan of Graduate Study?

The College of Education’s Graduate Studies Office offers a comprehensive list of Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 courses available as electives to other colleges and majors. This listing is available at: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-educ/graduate/upload/COE_Graduate_Electives_2016.pdf Multiple degree programs outside the College of Education have linked their graduate students with these courses. As offerings become more well-advertised across campus and through virtual venues, enrollment numbers in these courses continue to grow. For example, after the Fall 2015 course listings were shared via email with all ECU Graduate Directors, Dr. Continue reading →