Elementary Science Publishes and Presents Research

We’re very proud to announce several publications and presentations by our elementary science education faculty and graduate students. Science and Children, the journal of the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) for elementary teachers, has accepted Tammy D. Lee’s article for publication “Close Encounters of the Amphibious Kind: Frog Calls across Ponds and across Disciplines.”  Tammy’s article demonstrates how elementary teachers can have students work in groups to learn about sound through frog calls. In addition, our elementary science education faculty, Tammy D. Lee and Bonnie Continue reading →

ECU Graduate Student Receives Outstanding Nova Award

Fellow Pirate, Ken Hubbell, received the Nova Southeastern Award for Outstanding Practice by a Graduate Student in Instructional Design. All materials submitted to the competition must have been designed no earlier than 2012, while the nominee was enrolled as a graduate student. Hubbell states: “I applied my own customized version of ADDIE that incorporates spiral development as a means of managing the learning solution..[then] I selected a free, real-time animation tool with automated lip-synchronization to shorten the animated video production cycle-time.” We would like to Continue reading →

MSITE Student-Faculty Meet & Greet Success!

Last Thursday (8/29/2013), MSITE graduate and undergraduate students took advantage of the opportunity to meet & greet with one another, and make small-talk with their professors outside of the classroom!  Faculty and staff provided heavy hors d’oeuvres for everyone to snack on while they were engaging in lively conversations. Overall, 59 students and 15 faculty/staff members were in attendance. Math Graduate Assistant Daphney “Brooke” Hill enjoyed herself immensely. She said: “It was refreshing to talk with some of the freshman students intending to study Math Continue reading →

MSITE Welcomes New Faculty

Several new faculty members join the MSITE Department this fall.  We welcome: Charity Cayton, Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education Bonnie Glass, Teaching Instructor in Science Education Maureen Grady, Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education Kay Ringer, Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education Carmen Woodhall, Teaching Assistant Professor in Science Education Shawn Moore, Assistant Director, Center for STEM Education

ECU MATE Teachers In the News

From Sunday’s Daily Reflector: On August 25, 2013 in Sunday's Daily Reflector newspaper, two of our MATE graduates have been honored. The first, Ms. Lynnly Martin, an ECU MAED & ECU MATE instructor, is to be congratulated for being a Pitt County School Teacher of Year finalist!

$2.2 Million Gift to Fund Teacher Education in Rural Communities

The first time Judy Oglesby considered going to college, she was 36-years-old “staring divorce in the face” and trying to figure out how she would support her two children moving forward. A simple act got her interested in teaching – her son’s kindergarten teacher noticed the skill she exhibited as a volunteer at the school. A year of encouragement led her to enroll at Halifax Community College and, two years later, at East Carolina University. Oglesby was part of the College of Education’s Partnership East Continue reading →

Dr. Abbie Brown Makes the Top 20 Education Professor’s List

 North Carolina Online lists Dr. Abbie Brown in their list of Top 20 Education Professors in North Carolina.  Dr. Brown was selected for his recent achievements, winning both the Presidential Service Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)  and an Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching award from the North Carolina Distance Learning Association.  North Carolina Online sought to find educators who have been influential in their field and who have made a positive difference in the lives of their students. Dr. Brown’s Continue reading →

Teachers Attend AP Summer Institute

From June 24 to June 27 the Center for STEM Education at East Carolina University hosted an AP (Advanced Placement) Institute endorsed by the College Board.  More than 50 teachers from North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia participated in sessions in high school biology, calculus, chemistry or statistics.  Taught by experienced teachers trained and endorsed to teach AP, the participating teachers learned new STEM content and engaging teaching methods, practiced new lab skills and exchanged tips for helping their students excel on AP exams.  Continue reading →

Summer Science Camp

You may see a lot of children in the classrooms around the Flanagan Building this summer. This is the location for the ECU Summer Science Camp. This camp is open to students in elementary and middle school. During the students’ time at this week-long day camp, they learn how fun science really is! ECU’s dedicated students and staff organize activities each day that engage and inspire a spirit of continual learning. From discovering how to build a rocket ship out of straws and paper to Continue reading →

Center for Stem Education Hosts AP Institute

From June 24 to June 27 the Center for STEM Education at East Carolina University hosted an AP (Advanced Placement) Institute endorsed by the College Board.  More than 50 teachers from North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia participated in sessions in high school biology, calculus, chemistry or statistics.  Taught by experienced teachers trained and endorsed to teach AP, the participating teachers learned new STEM content and engaging teaching methods, practiced new lab skills and exchanged tips for helping their students excel on AP exams.  Continue reading →