Support the ECU Lab School this Holiday Season

  As the Holidays quickly approach many of us start thinking about how we can help our neighbors in need. A CRITICAL need has arisen at the ECU Lab School. We need a small emergency clothing closet and toiletry pantry for our students. Clothing needs include shirts, pants, underwear, and socks. Many of our students also need warm coats and shoes. A well-stocked toiletry pantry that includes toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and feminine hygiene supplies is also needed. Clothing sizes for both boys and girls in Continue reading →

Drs. Rhodes and Schmidt Recognized at National Adult Education Conference

Dr. Christy Rhodes, East Carolina University assistant professor of adult education, was recognized for her work as conference chair of the 2017 American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) conference. This year’s conferece was held in Memphis, Tennesse, from Oct. 30 through Nov. 3. Rhodes was the first non-AAACE Board of Directors member to serve as conference chair (a role previously held by the organization’s president-elect). She will serve as past-conference chair for the 2018 AAACE conference, to be held in Myrtle Beach, South Continue reading →

Dr. Zhang conducts workshop at American Evaluation Association annual conference

Dr. Guili Zhang, East Carolina University College of Education Chair of the Department of Special Education, Foundations and Research, conducted a workshop at the American Evaluation Association annual conference in Washington, DC, Nov. 6-11. Zhang’s workshop focused on “Conducting Sound Evaluations using the Context, Input, Process and Product Evaluation Model.” Zhang also attended the “Meet the Authors” event and held a book signing session for her book, “The CIPP Evaluation Model: How to Evaluate for Improvement and Accountability.” Dr. Guili Zhang has been serving as Continue reading →

Representative Farmer-Butterfield Leads Mock Legislative Session with College of Education Scholars

The issues of teacher salaries and class sizes were debated in a mock legislative session with over 40 East Carolina University College of Education students inside the Rivers Building on Monday, Nov. 13. North Carolina Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Pitt, Wilson, was invited by the ECU College of Education to lead the mock legislative session covering some of the primary issues facing the education profession in North Carolina. After a brief explanation of the bill process within the North Carolina General Assembly from Farmer-Butterfield, the students split Continue reading →

The ECU and College of Education Scholarship Portals Open Today

Online applications will be accepted between Nov. 1, 2017, and Jan. 15, 2018. No paper applications will be accepted. Scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. To get started, visit ECUAWard. Sign in with your Pirate ID and password. You first must complete a general application. You can find instructions here.  The general application will ask you questions about your involvement in campus and community service activities, your future educational plans, career goals, etc. Your permanent mailing address, major, GPA, hours completed, etc. Continue reading →

In award-winning elementary math teacher’s class, whole is greater than sum of its parts

Megan Lawson has undergone a conversion. She was never a good math student. We didn’t particularly enjoy teaching math when she started in the classroom 10 years ago. Today, she is the 2017 Outstanding Elementary School Mathematics Teacher for Lenoir County Public Schools. “It was not a good subject for me,” said Lawson, a kindergarten teacher at Pink Hill Elementary School for the past five years. “It’s my favorite subject now.” What changed her mind – and focused her career – was her participation in Continue reading →

College of Education Announces Profiles in Diversity Honorees

Two members of the ECU College of Education faculty were named the annual honorees for the Profiles in Diversity award at the college’s convocation Friday, Aug. 18. Dr. Loni Crumb and Dr. Anne Ticknor were named the 2017-2018 honorees for Profiles in Diversity. 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 Continue reading →

ECU Lab School Advisory Council Meets for First Time

The inaugural meeting of the East Carolina University Lab School Advisory Council was held Thursday, Aug. 10, inside the ECU College of Education Speight Building. The advisory council consists of representatives from the College of Education, the ECU Office of the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, and Pitt County Schools. The advisory council voted to appoint Chris Locklear, ECU Vice Provost for Academic Success, as ECU Lab School Advisory Council Chairman. Dr. Mark A. L’Esperance, ECU Professor of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education, was appointed the Continue reading →

Masters of Math

Thirty teachers from eastern North Carolina complete graduate degrees     By Crystal Baity ECU News Services Thirty high school math teachers in eastern North Carolina recently earned their master’s degrees in education thanks to a unique blend of off campus, face to face and online classes led by East Carolina University faculty. It was the largest graduating class in the history of the program, which usually only has a few students complete the master’s program for high school mathematics each year, said Dr. Rose Continue reading →

Dr. Kristen Cuthrell Appointed Interim Director of COE Rural Education Institute (REI)

In 1982 the ECU College of Education received a grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to establish the Rural Education Institute. The Rural Education Institute (REI) was developed to increase awareness of the unique strengths and needs of rural schools in eastern North Carolina. In 1984 the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated funds for the continuation of East Carolina University’s Rural Education Institute and established a counterpart at Western Carolina University. These two institutions comprise the Rural Education Network for the State of North Continue reading →