Local Science Educators Awarded Grants to attend NSTA Conference

Three Eastern North Carolina Science Teachers will be attending the National Science Teachers Association Conference in St. Louis, MO on April 10 – 14 thanks to awards from Dr. Len Annetta, Taft Distinguished Professor of Science Education at ECU and the College of Education’s Center for STEM Education. Dr. Annetta funded the awards in order to provide local science educators an opportunity for professional growth and peer networking. The recipients of the awards are: Mrs. Yerdia Palmer-Crearer, a science teacher at Grantham Middle School in Continue reading →
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Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute Held

East Carolina University’s College of Education hosted the Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute with two concurrent sessions-one for pre-service teachers and one for district literacy leaders from across eastern North Carolina on February 2, 2019. The session for pre-service teachers included a review of the development and progression of literacy skills and instruction needed to be successful on the Foundations of Reading Test required for licensure in North Carolina. District literacy leaders discussed advocacy and the issues and challenges literacy leaders and teachers face.  Dr. Continue reading →
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COE works with Pitt County Schools to Identify Potential Threats and Prevent School Violence

The COE Department of Educational Leadership takes our University’s motto, Servire, to heart. Recent school shooting tragedies like the one that occurred at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida just over a year ago led to a collaboration between Pitt County Schools and Dr. Travis Lewis, ECU Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership, to develop training tailored to the specific needs of North Carolina school districts on how to effectively implement behavioral threat assessment & management strategies within local schools.  The initiative, Implementing Tailored Threat Continue reading →
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Literacy Summit hosted by ECU’s College of Education and the NC NTSP

Over 170 literacy teachers, school principals, assistant principals, central office curriculum directors, new teacher coaches, and hig her education faculty attended a Literacy Summit hosted by the ECU College of Education and the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP) on February 18, at the Hilton in Greenville. The NC NTSP is a comprehensive induction program offering a research-based curriculum and multiple services designed to increase teacher effectiveness, enhance skills, and reduce attrition among beginning teachers. The NC NTSP is based at ECU and Continue reading →
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2019 Educator Excellence Summit Announced and Open

We will be holding the 2nd Annual Educator Excellence Summit which will be held on June 12th and 13th! Last year we had a great turnout with educators attending from 26 districts. This year we have moved the venue to the ECU Heart Center to avoid having to cap registration and to ease up parking. The conference is one of the activities we facilitate to give educators an opportunity to earn CEUs for attending sessions directly related to their practice. Topics will be affiliated with the Continue reading →
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Pitching New Ideas for Student Veterans

The ECU College of Education sees great potential in student veterans as future educators. Recently, one initiative within the COE, the COE Student Veteran’s Resource Alliance, was highlighted at both the ECU Student Success Conference and at the UNC System Student Success Conference. Co-created and co-facilitated by Dr. Allen Guidry, Assistant Dean for Planning and Global Engagement, and Clay Smith, Special Populations Coordinator in the COE, the SVRA aims to aid student veterans in the transition from military life to that of professional educator through forming Continue reading →
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COE Speaker Series: Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice

COE Speaker Series: Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 4:00-6:00 East Carolina Heart Institute What is Deaf culture? Why is culture important for Deaf People of Color? How are Audism and Racism interconnected? Do you want to learn about intersectionality? Do you want to learn how to be more culturally responsive? Come learn about: Investigating the Matrix of Dominance Through Audism Rooted in Critical Race Theory, this presentation investigates the lived experience of Deaf people in the United States. We share an intersectional Continue reading →
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Alumnus Named Northeast Regional Teacher of the Year

North Carolina’s Northeast Regional Teacher of the Year is Damon Walcott, a Visual Arts Teacher at Washington High School in Beaufort County.  The surprise announcement was made during a charity dodge ball game held at the school in December. Walcott qualified for the honor after being named the Beaufort County Teacher of the Year in March. “I am blown away, I did not expect this. I am so excited. I have my family and the whole school here as a support structure. This is the greatest Continue reading →
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Spring 2019 Profiles in Diversity Honorees

Two members of the ECU College of Education faculty, Dr. Mikkaka Overstreet and Dr. Christina M. Tschida were named the Spring 2019 honorees for the Profiles in Diversity award at the college’s faculty and staff meeting on Friday, January 25. Started in 2015, the Profiles in Diversity award recognizes faculty or staff from across the ECU College of Education for their commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and social justice in their life and work. Special attention is given to faculty and staff whose identities Continue reading →
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The Rural Education Institute (REI) received $200,000 from Sanford Programs at National University

Sanford Philanthropy – The College of Education’s Rural Education Institute received $30,000 as initial seed money and $70,000 Direct pay from Sanford for travel to California for on-boarding and institutes, instructor pay, fees, and travel, and marketing and instruction design and materials support to offer Sanford Institute of Philanthropy training to all counties in Eastern NC in which our 43 school systems that are currently part of our Latham Clinical School Network reside. In addition to our school partners, REI will work to reach the Continue reading →
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