Dr. Daniel Dickerson Represents ECU on Fulbright Commission Panel Addressing STEM Study Abroad Partnerships with the Czech Republic

Dr. Daniel Dickerson, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education and ECU STEM CoRE (Collaborative for Research in Education) Co-Director, is among a small group of scholars from across the United States selected to sit on a Fulbright Commission sponsored STEM Expert Panel to address university faculty from across the Czech Republic regarding STEM study abroad possibilities. He will join faculty from MIT, Purdue, Michigan, Georgia Tech, and other STEM intensive institutions. The STEM Expert Panel is part of a capacity Continue reading →

ECU hosts design thinking sessions for education professionals

The College of Education hosted two design thinking workshops. Local K–12 educators, high school students and ECU faculty attended a workshop to confront important challenges in higher education and design innovative solutions on Monday, March 21. The next day, local K–12 educators were taken through the full cycle of design thinking in a short timeframe. The activity focused on the fundamental values of human-centered design: a bias toward action, a culture of iteration and the importance of rapid prototyping. The latter portion of the session Continue reading →

MEASURING IMPACT: The College of Education embarks on three-year assessment plan

By Jessica Nottingham University Communication East Carolina University’s College of Education is under new leadership and on a crusade for excellence. Dr. Grant Hayes, who has been dean and distinguished professor in the College of Education since August, opened his first faculty and staff meeting asking tough questions: “What does the ECU College of Education want to be known for?” and “what can students get here that they cannot get elsewhere?” To help the college answer these questions, department chairs are charged with working with 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 →

College of Education launches partnership with Panasonic

East Carolina University’s College of Education is celebrating a new partnership with the Panasonic Foundation and four eastern North Carolina school districts. The Panasonic Foundation works nationwide with schools to break the link between race, poverty and educational outcomes by improving the academic and social success of students. The foundation signed a memorandum of understanding with ECU and Duplin, Jones, Pender and Sampson county school districts during a ceremony on March 7. It’s the first time Panasonic will work in a rural setting with a Continue reading →

People Need to Know: Confronting History in the Heartland — New book by Dr. Robert M. Lucas

The book,  People Need to Know: Confronting History in the Heartland by Dr. Robert M. Lucas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary & Middle Grades Education, has just been published by Lang Publishing Company. This book chronicles Dr. Lucas’ engaged research with students and their teacher “as they study the defining event in their community’s history.”  Dr. Lucas presents an approach to teaching and learning in social studies that fully engages students to not only learn about the history of their community, but to Continue reading →

College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony – May 7, 2016

The College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016 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 Continue reading →

ECU launches educational partnership with Panasonic Foundation

ECU’s College of Education, the Panasonic Foundation and four rural school districts in eastern North Carolina are launching a partnership to break the links between race, poverty and educational outcomes by improving the academic and social success of all students. Panasonic is engaged in similar partnerships with communities across the country but this is the foundation’s first effort to work in a rural setting with a university. Through the Panasonic Foundation’s Partnership Program, the COE will work on educational improvement with Duplin, Jones, Pender and Continue reading →

Learning Exchange: LUNCH SESSION – Design Thinking in Your Pedagogy

Sponsored by: the Wells Fargo Distinguished Professorship in Educational Leadership Participants are guided in an immersive activity that exposes participants to the full cycle of design thinking in a short timeframe. It will touch on the fundamental values of human-centered design: a bias toward action, a culture of iteration, and the importance of rapid prototyping. The latter portion of the session will unpack the results of the activity and tie them back to the day-to-day challenges that participants face in their home institution. Date: Tuesday, Continue reading →

Learning Exchange: FULL DAY SESSION – Design Thinking in Education

Learning Exchange Sponsored by: the Wells Fargo Distinguished Professorship in Educational Leadership Design Thinking in Education Your group brings in a set of key users for whom the participants act as designers, applying the lessons learned in the first session. In this exercise the participants break into small “design teams” to tackle an challenge important in higher education and rapidly prototype innovative solutions to that challenge. Date: Monday, March 21, 2016 Time: 10:00a.m.–3:00p.m. Location: Croatan Building- Green Room John Nash (PhD University of Wisconsin) is Continue reading →